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DebinHawaii

DebinHawaii

Joined March 2016

Voracious reader, book hoarder, and book loving Hawaii food blogger at kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com. Love pairing my reviews with recipes.
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The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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My somewhat cobbled-together sad desk lunch: a poke bowl with multi-grain rice from across the street, seaweed seaweed snack from my desk, & fruit snacks from the classroom snack bucket (I‘m insisting that these work as vitamin C for my cold!) 😉With my virtual foodie book club read due at the end of January that I am just starting. I got a chapter in before being disturbed...😬 #worklife

Crazeedi Great book you're reading! 18h
Aswenson Looks like a pretty nice lunch! 16h
rwmg It looks like a good lunch to me 16h
Mrsann2000 Loved that book! now
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#QuotsyJan20 #fiasco

I knew Molly Harper would have a few fiasco quotes to choose from in either the Jane Jameson or Half-Moon Hollow series, but Jane‘s ugly peach colored “hoop-skirted fiasco” of a bridesmaid‘s dress for Zeb & Jolene‘s wedding won the day. 😉🤣

TK-421 😂 20h
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#QuotsyJan20 #satellite
This book has been on my Kindle #TBR stack for ages. JPL is NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The satellite mentioned is Sputnik & I found the old photo online—you can see the “trail” of the satellite behind the words.🛰

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Overall a good thriller that kept me turning the pages & I‘m glad I finally read it after having it on my #TBR FOREVER, thanks to @MoonWitch94 as part of #NewYearWhoDis. It‘s been a while since I read Ruth Ware‘s The Woman in Cabin 10 & I liked this one better—I‘m always a fan of creepy houses in isolated places.😉I had things figured out but it was a lot of fun getting to the reveals & screaming at Nora for most of her (REALLY) bad choices!😱🙄

MoonWitch94 Glad you enjoyed it! Oh lord was I hollering at her for her poor choices! I haven‘t read anything else by her but I have heard a lot of good things about The Woman in Cabin 10. Have you read any others by her? 3d
DebinHawaii @MoonWitch94 I have not read any of the others although I do have The Turn of the Key in my TBR stack as I found a cheap copy at the library book store. (edited) 3d
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ✨ 2d
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monalyisha I‘m a big fan of creepy houses, too! Do you have any recs that fit into that category? 2d
DebinHawaii @Cathythoughts Thank you! 🤗 2d
DebinHawaii @monalyisha Although more apartment building than house, I recently enjoyed the tagged book. The classics The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson & Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco. I‘ll try to@think of more as they come to mind. 2d
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#QuotsyJan20 #desk

I suppose this quote is more about writing than the “desk” in today‘s prompt but I think it will do in a pinch. I love Natalie Goldberg & her books on writing. 💜

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Unfollow | Megan Phelps-Roper
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This weeks smallish #libraryhaul was 3 NF books. I‘m especially interested in the tagged book since 2 members (the author‘s parents I believe) of the Westboro Baptist Church were on Maui being their usual hateful selves & protesting a transgender high school athlete. There were counter-protesters at 2 different schools that overshadowed them but they say they‘ll be back.🙄 I had the book on hold before the protest but it brings it closer to home.

DebinHawaii The 🐔🐔🐔protest ignorant intolerant trolls & say always love one another & live aloha! 🌺🌈 4d
Emilymdxn Unfollow is a fantastic book, I love it! 3d
DebinHawaii @Emilymdxn Good to hear! I am looking forward to starting it! 🤗 3d
Smrloomis Hmm, I can‘t decide if I can handle reading this one or not. Hope it‘s good! Also those chickens are fantastic! 😁 10h
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#QuotsyJan20 #prison

“The best thing—in Shadow‘s opinion, perhaps the only good thing—about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he‘d plunged as low as he could plunge and he‘d hit bottom. He didn‘t worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.”

Love Neil, love Shadow.🖤

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#BelowZer00s #buddyread
I‘m between so-so & pick but rounding up because even feeling crappy & stuffy🤧I wanted to finish & find out what happened—even if it took all weekend. (I‘ll be answering the discussion ??? tomorrow) I liked the pops of dark humor, liked Brodie & that there were some good twists. Didn‘t like keeping track of so many characters & that it slogged a bit. Max🐱says that he enjoyed the parts with cats but the not missing cats.🙀

batsy Hope you're feeling well soon! 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 4d
BarbaraBB Feel better soon! The discussion is to be found on my thread and certainly worth a peek! ❤️ 4d
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mabell Great photo! Even under the weather, you‘re so creative! Feel better soon! 4d
CaroPi Recover... Here is virus season and I am also sick lying in bed 4d
Crazeedi Max is a great reviewer! I agree with him!💗🐱 4d
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Max is quite right!!!! Hope that cold is on its way out 🤞🏼🤞🏼 4d
AmyG Feel better! Max is a handsome nurse. ❤️ 4d
rubyslippersreads Cold viruses must travel through the Internet, because I have one too. 🤒 Max looks very regal. 😻👑 4d
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Today‘s soup is Mark Bittman‘s Lemony Red Lentil with Cilantro. I think it‘s good but I can‘t taste much 🤧🤒but it‘s low-effort, what I can taste is good & I ate a bowl between naps today & it hit the spot. What I didn‘t do today was read very much—my head is too stuffy however this cover of a book I am on a book tour for the week after next makes me smile so I included it. 🐶❤️

Link to blog post with vegan soup recipe is below 🍲

rubyslippersreads Adorable cover, though Sadie, Nicky, and Max may not approve. 😸 5d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Feel better soon!💕 5d
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#QuotsyJan20 #life

It‘s always good to work a William Goldman/Princess Bride quote in. 💜 I was going to go with : “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something” (Wesley in the movie/Fezzik‘s mother in the book without the “highness” 🤓) but this one from Goldman‘s afterward is even better.

Suet624 💕💕💕 5d
gradcat This is a great one! 👍♥️ 4d
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#BelowZer00s #buddyread
Max🐱says that he thinks it‘s a long shot that his mom will be finished & ready to discuss the book tomorrow. His mom is a stuffy, snorty mess🤧 & can‘t even be counted on to wait on him hand & foot as usual since she won‘t get off the couch & keeps falling asleep. (His mom says he is lucky she even fed him dinner & may consider giving him a snack later if he stops nagging & staring at her!)
#catsoflitsy 😽❤️

Cinfhen Hahahaha 😂😂😂not about you not feeling well but baby Max and his comments are priceless. Don‘t worry about finishing the book. You can always check back in at the discussion questions at a later time. 6d
kspenmoll 😂😂 That stare! 😾 Hope you are on the mend soon. Keep sleeping!!! 6d
CarolynM Hope you feel better soon💐 6d
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TheBookAddict 😂 😂 he is not a happy camper. How dare you be sick and not treat him like the king he is!?! 😾 👑 oh Max 🤦🏽‍♀️ #catmomproblems. I hope you feel better soon! 5d
LeahBergen I need more Baby Max. 😂😂 5d
Crazeedi With that look, how can you ignore him? Get well soon! Sorry to hear you're under the weather!😘 5d
Reggie Max!!!!! 5d
ValerieAndBooks Hope you‘re feeling better soon! We all still can‘t help but love Max in spite of his grumpiness 💖 !! 5d
rubyslippersreads Kids hate it when you show off their baby pics. 😹 4d
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#QuotsyJan20 #furtive

I don‘t know if this quote is from the tagged book but it might be, either way it is a good one.

Mason Cooley (1927 – July 25, 2002) was an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms. One of these such aphorisms Cooley developed was "The time I kill is killing me."

Cathythoughts Great quote 5d
gradcat Love this one!! ♥️♥️♥️ 5d
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Music Scenes: Local, Translocal and Virtual | Andy Bennett, Richard A. Peterson
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#BelowZer00s #buddyread

Keeping with the 2004 publishing date of Case Histories, here is what I was listening to at the time & in many cases still listen to today. I made my playlist over the past few days & as I have a doozy of a cold (thank you workmates) 🤧I used my weird sleep patterns to make my 1st Spotify mix at 2AM! 🎧🎉😎😉

https://open.spotify.com/user/qm1j5ri8xgy0dfwsrfz8hnwpb/playlist/6otMasMkrIgUPdV...

KarenUK Thanks for sharing your Spotify! Followed! 😊💕👍🎧 6d
DebinHawaii @KarenUK Thank you! It took me long enough to actually make a list on there! I love your list too. The Blower‘s Daughter 😍😍😍 6d
Megabooks I can feel myself driving down I-40 and sitting in bars in Raleigh with this playlist! Great one! 6d
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Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 hope you‘re feeling better ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 6d
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Thanks! Zicam is my new best friend so I hope it lives up to the ‘shortens colds‘ promise & I can kick it this weekend.😬 6d
DebinHawaii @Megabooks Thank you! 🤗 6d
JaclynW Some great songs on there! I love how you focused on one year. I get overwhelmed with an entire decade but feel compelled to complete it.😉😄😊 5d
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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#QuotsyJan2020 #sense

For quotes on sense you go Austen‘s Sense and Sensibility. 😉

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Tsunami 2004 | Tracey Lee
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My fads & things for the #BelowZer00s #CaseHistories #buddyread
I know we‘re celebrating the decade but I always like to look at the year the book came out & focus in on that so I‘m picking 2004 & its pop-culture highlights. As the tagged book says, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake & tsunami happened, Martha Stewart went to prison, Janet & JT had the Super Bowl ‘wardrobe malfunction‘ & Jude was the ‘Sexiest Man Alive.‘ Sex & the City ended...

DebinHawaii ..Desperate Housewives started & some popular books & movies. A few personal pics are mixed in: I was 3 years in Hawaii, settling into my house & enjoying friends, work & family visits. Best thing about 2004? A little cat entered my life. Anyone recognize baby Max? 🐱❤️ Look at those ears! #catsoflitsy (edited) 7d
Susanita I'm looking at little Max and making incoherent noises. 7d
ChasingOm 😱😱😱 7d
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LeahBergen Baby Max!!!! 💕💕💕💕💕 7d
JenReadsAlot Look at that little guy 😻 7d
readordierachel Kitten! 7d
Crazeedi Omg, max is the cutest!!🐱💖 7d
KarenUK Baby Max! 😍💗😍💕😍💗😍💕 7d
Bookzombie Baby Max is so cute! 💗 7d
Cinfhen What an amazing year and of course MAX!!!!!!! I think I want to read this book!!!!! Thanks for sharing 🙏🏼😁 6d
Kalalalatja Awwww 😍 6d
BarbaraBB What a great post, love it 😻 6d
rubyslippersreads Baby Max is cuter than Baby Yoda! 😻 6d
kspenmoll Thanks for the memories!!! 6d
kspenmoll What an adorable baby Max! ❤️ 6d
ValerieAndBooks Aww Max 😍!! 5d
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#QuotsyJan20 #nerd

I thought I‘d find “nerd” quotes in Molly Harper‘s Jane Jameson books but I had to go further into Half-Moon Hollow for computer programmer Gigi. But this quote gets bonus points for also having “willy-nilly”—an expression that is vastly underused in my opinion.🤓😉🤣

Bette 👍for willy nilly, I also think shenanigans could be used more. 😆 1w
DebinHawaii @Bette Ooh, yes! Shenanigans could definitely be used more! 😁 1w
TK-421 I‘d like to add malarkey to the list 😂 1w
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gradcat I, personally, love “cyber-siren!” Very cool post! 😎 1w
DebinHawaii @TK-421 Yes! Malarkey is an excellent addition! 🤣 1w
DebinHawaii @gradcat Cyber-siren is very descriptive! 🤓😂 1w
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#QuotsyJan20

I found this quote while I was reading the book this morning & it‘s perfect for today‘s #Cruel prompt.

“Five-year-olds can be incredibly cruel. They say things that no adult ever would—cutting comments about your looks, your family, the way you speak and smell, the clothes you wear. If someone spoke to you that way in an office, they‘d get the sack for workplace bullying—but at school it‘s just the natural order of things.”

TheBookHippie True story!!! 1w
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I love Vulture‘s 10 Favorite Books lists & I adore Lupita Nyong‘o so I‘m sharing the link to her list under the book she “has read the most times.” The Great Gatsby is not a favorite of mine but I need to try it again & see if I find the “decadent melancholy” Lupita loves more appealing than I did in school.😉

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vulture.com/amp/2020/01/lupita-nyongo-10-favori...

DebinHawaii I do want to read this one though. 1w
Amandajoy Ha ha! I saw this list earlier today & I added this one to my list too! 1w
DebinHawaii @Amandajoy It sounds like fun! 🤗 1w
readordierachel I like how varied her list is! 1w
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Back with another desk breakfast. I work for a food distribution company & sometimes there are “blowouts” on products near expiration.in this case it was a 36-case of assorted Kashi Cereal for $10 which makes this cereal cup.28 cents. The downside is that I need to work my way though 36 Kashi cups as my coworkers find it “too healthy” to share a case! 🙄🤣 I meant to read more of this over the weekend for #NewYearWhoDis but I‘m liking it so far.👍

CaroPi Sadly I agree with your co workers. Too healthy... But I will eat it nevertheless thinking in how much I need to be back to eat healthy again.. 1w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#QuotsyJan20 #Discontent

I went through a lot of e-book to find some “discontent” & had to resort to my old standby, Pride and Prejudice. Judging from the number of times Mrs. Bennet‘s nerves acted up, she was frequently discontent! 😉🤣

I borrowed Alice Pattullo‘s illustration from my beloved Rockport Classics Reimagined edition. 💙

sprainedbrain Her poor nerves! 😂 1w
Herschelian My kids (now grown up) used to mock me when they were in their teens, calling me ‘Mrs Bennett‘ and saying ‘ oh we shall be ruined, what will become of us?‘ whenever I got mad at them about something. 5d
DebinHawaii @Herschelian That is hilarious! 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 5d
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Tess of the Road | Rachel Hartman
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#QuotsyJan20 #weight

I‘ve not read this book but I like this quote about the meaning and weight of words. 🖊📑

TK-421 Love this! ❤️ 2w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#QuotsyJan20 #Fair
Charlotte‘s practical views on marriage & her having as fair a chance of happiness as most people make sense for the era but always make me a bit sad.

Lcsmcat Good choice! 2w
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My finished soup for #soupersundays is Brazilian-Style Seafood Stew from Ellie Krieger‘s cookbook. It‘s all one pot, sheet pan or skillet meals. I added a side of rice to this one, but it is satisfying on its own with shrimp, fish, veggies, spices, coconut milk & lime juice. I checked this #cookbook out from the library last week & I‘m sure I‘ll try another few recipes before it goes back.
Link to the 🍲recipe with my adaptations is 👇🏻

Tamra Yum - pinned! 2w
BiblioLitten Wow! Yummmm 2w
TheBookAddict 😋 🤤 this reminds me of the other recipe you shared a while back. It was the shrimp, tomato, and coconut milk soup. I‘ve made it twice and it‘s one of our favorites! I may have to try this one. 5d
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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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I needed something lighter than Know My Name to listen to today so I am #audiosouping to this one instead. (I blame @Cinfhen for me checking out the library audiobook 😉) It‘s been my commute companion the past few days so I am about 1/2-way through & it‘s a bit nutty but I‘m loving the narration. The author does the voices so well. Today‘s soup is Ellie Krieger‘s Brazilian-Style Seafood Stew. Finished soup pics coming later.

Cortg Ha! This was super fun on audio and nothing like I thought going into it! Enjoy the drama! 2w
Cinfhen The book was so over the top but the author‘s narration was hilarious 😂 soup looks super YUM 😋 2w
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Overload | Arthur Hailey
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I realize I may have overdone my Kindle Deals in December as I finally looked & found I purchased 22 e-books. Yikes! On the plus side using a combination of deals, a $10 gift card, individual book credits, the “spend $20 & get a $5 credit & one free Kindle First title, I spent a total of $44.51 which means this lot cost me $2.02 per book. Not bad considering all of the great books, new books & best sellers & #blameitonlitsy books. 📚📚📚😬📚📚📚📚

JacqMac There were so many good deals in December. I bought 23. lol 2w
DebinHawaii @JacqMac Hah! I feel better now! 🤣 2w
Hooked_on_books On the up side, you‘ve got a lot of great books there! 2w
rubyslippersreads How could you pass up a deal like that? 😸 2w
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Today‘s #LibraryHaul I went to pick up my 2 holds that came in, the tagged cookbook & She Said & found 2 more cookbooks on the new NF shelves that had some interesting recipes in them. The chickens 🐔🐔were not happy that The Everything Pegan Diet Cookbook (paleo meets vegan) has some chicken recipes but I promised them no chickens, plastic or otherwise would be consumed in our kitchen. They were happier with the Veg/vegan Buddha Bowls book.🤣

Emilymdxn She said is fantastic! 2w
DebinHawaii @Emilymdxn I have heart great things! 👍 2w
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#QuotsyJan20
#Bump was a little trick. Jill Heinerth‘s passage in her book about seeing an iceberg just beyond the Balleny Islands in Antarctica grow from a bump on the horizon captures that feeling of awe from nature. I just started this memoir about cave diving I picked up as a Kindle Daily Deal last month. 💙🧊

Thndrstd This sounds fascinating 2w
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#QuotsyJan20

Whether or not you like coffee at all, like Starbucks & their coffee, and/or like the man who built it, you can‘t argue that Howard Schultz is a true #Visionary. I had the pleasure of 9 years with the company in Seattle & opening stores Internationally & then another 5 years building the brand in Hawaii & I thank Howard for having & pursuing his vision.
☕️💚

Gaylagal2 @DebinHawaii I also worked at Starbucks in Las Vegas and loved it! My shift was 4 am and I was out at 10 am.....so busy! I later went back to being a cocktail server 🤓Lol! But I enjoyed everyday I worked and to this day (15 years later) I still brag about his vision, his treatment of ALL employees and how everybody is a contributor - big and small - and making sure that full time/part time were offered affordable insurance! 🤙 2w
DebinHawaii @Gaylagal2 It truly is a great company! 🤗 2w
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Finally after a few years on my #TBR stack I‘m starting this book. My motivation is the #NewYearWhoDis challenge as it is one from the 2019 favorites list of my partner @MoonWitch94 🤗

Sneaking in a little reading with my desk breakfast of oatcake & coffee. So glad it‘s Friday. 🎉Yesterday felt like Monday! 😉

MoonWitch94 Oh I hope you enjoy it. It was so good; I can‘t wait to read more from Ruth Ware. That oat cake looks yummy! 2w
Dan_1988 I‘ve been meaning to read this one! I‘ve read the woman in cabin ten and the death of Mrs Westaway. Enjoyed them both 🙂. How‘s this one?? 2w
DebinHawaii @MoonWitch94 I am enjoying so far. Hope to get further in this weekend! 👍 2w
DebinHawaii @Dan_1988 I have only read The Woman in Cabin 10 of hers so far. I just got a few chapters in but so far so good! 👍 2w
Dan_1988 Glad you‘re enjoying 🙂 2w
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Littens are the best! @BethM & I exchanged emails about 18 months ago about the Trixie Belden books I was missing from my collection & a couple of weeks ago she sent me an email saying she found a copy of #36 and asking if I would I like it. It was such a treat to come home tonight & find it in my mailbox! Thank you so much Beth! 🤗😘I‘ll have fun revisiting my childhood favorite detective this weekend.

margreads Loved this whole series. Jim was my first book boyfriend 2w
Literary_Siren I haven‘t read any of them but I have my grandmas copies. It‘s not a whole set just a couple of books. 2w
BethM Yay! I‘m glad it got there! @margreads Jim was one of my early book bfs too! 2w
DebinHawaii @margreads @BethM Me too! Although I liked Brian as well! 😉 2w
DebinHawaii @Literary_Siren They are fun. Definitely very dated now but still fun to visit/revisit. 🤗 2w
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#QuotsyJan20 #Motivation

As a trainer & organizational development person, I love learning about different personality & behavioral styles & what motivates people. This one has been on my Kindle for awhile but I was sure it would have a “motivation” quote.😉

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I enjoyed this rom-com novel, 2nd in the Hopeless Romantics series set in the small community of Hope Lake, PA. In this one Charlotte left town 21 years ago, at 10, removed by her bitter mother after her parents‘ divorce. After her career implodes she is back for the summer but her dream job opening a florist shop & 2 attractive men may make her change her mind. My book-inspired dish is paired with Mini Artichoke Lasagna & Garlic Toast. Link👇🏻

JacqMac Oh, that looks really tasty. I‘m going to have to go look. Lol 2w
LeahBergen 🤤 2w
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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Did some #audiocooking to this book today. I maybe could have picked a lighter listen for the first day of 2020 but it‘s very good. Painful but good. 😢

These are Mini Artichoke Lasagnas from “The Forest Feast Mediterranean” a gorgeous vegetarian cookbook I am going to be reviewing for #AbramsDinnerParty. 👇🏻These will be paired with a novel for a book tour review tomorrow. They are quite good for low effort & I like the portion control.
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BookNAround Artichoke lasagna sounds delicious! 2w
MelissaSue81 This was my top book of 2019 2w
Cinfhen Gorgeous 2w
LeahBergen Ooooh! 😍 2w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#QuotsyJan20 @TK-421 #New

“Every object in the next day‘s journey was NEW and interesting to Elizabeth; and her spirits were in a state of enjoyment...”

This quote makes me want to take a vacation and experience someplace new. 💙I‘m going to try to keep up with the quote challenge this month—hopefully much better than last month‘s attempt. 😉

TK-421 I hope you have a happy new year and get that vacation to experience new places! 2w
DebinHawaii @TK-421 Happy New Year to you! 🎉There are always books if I don‘t manage to get away! 2w
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My New Years Day morning. Back from the store & a Starbucks run & I‘m eating an oatcake from my friend‘s bakery. They used to sell them at Starbucks here but she parted ways with SBUX & now you have to special order them direct. 😋

I wanted to read this book as it is the 1st book set in Hope Lake & I‘m reviewing the 2nd book set there tomorrow for a book tour but I‘m having trouble getting into it. So far I like the 2nd book much better.🤷🏻‍♀️

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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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#WonderousWednesday

1. Mostly relaxing & reading although I have to cook something for a book tour review & I might need to make a coffee run soon. 😉☕️

2. Hmmm... Probably the tagged book for non-fiction & Where the Crawdads Sing for fiction.

3. Tagging my 3 newest followers are @e.queue @Princess-Kingofkings & @Lunaglassart 🤗😘

Eggs Thanks for joining in and Happy New Year 🥳 2w
e.queue 👋! Happy New Year! Nice to be here. I just Finished Where the Crawdads Sing and loved it too. 2w
DebinHawaii @Eggs Happy New Year! 🎉 2w
DebinHawaii @e.queue It was really good. I loved the narration on the audio book too! 🤗Happy New Year! 🥳 2w
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I think there needs to be a Litsy #TopNine or #BestNine most liked posts of the year. 😉 But my Instagram most liked did turn out to be pretty book related overall with 6 of the 9 including/about books. And my Instagram book giveaway winner in the center is my (& Max‘s 🐱) Litsy pal @rubyslippersreads 😘🎉

8little_paws Beautiful kitty 😻 2w
rubyslippersreads Sadie & Nicky wish Max a very happy, ahi-filled New Year. 😸🥳 2w
LeahBergen And now I‘m hungry. 😄 2w
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kathedron Max, right at the heart of things, where he belongs! 😸 2w
DebinHawaii @8little_paws Thank you! I am biased of course but I do think he‘s a handsome boy! 🐱❤️ 2w
DebinHawaii @rubyslippersreads Max sends it right back to his friends Sadie & Nicky!! 😽❤️🐱❤️🐱Happy New Year! 🎉 2w
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Yes! Now I want avocado toast! Of course I usually want avocado toast! 😉😋 2w
DebinHawaii @kathedron Nobody puts Max 🐱in a corner! 🤣🤣🤣 2w
LeahBergen 😂😂 🥑 🍞 2w
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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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I may have overcommitted a bit on my January reading with book tours, my library stack & the #BelowZer00s #buddyread of Case Histories with @Cinfhen & @BarbaraBB but I‘m going to get to books 1 & 2 of @MoonWitch94 ‘s list for the #NewYearWhoDis event. Both Parkland & In a Dark, Dark Wood are on my Kindle & my #TBR list & I have the other 3 I haven‘t yet read (marked with📌)on hold from the library just in case I can fit them in too. 📚📚📚😅📚📚

MoonWitch94 Yay!! I haven‘t had a chance to look at yours yet, but can‘t wait to! 📚 3w
DebinHawaii @MoonWitch94 I hope you find something you like on it! 😉 3w
Cinfhen I‘m planning on reading Parkland too and thanks to you I have a copy ❤️I also own and want to read No Exit!! And I really enjoyed 3w
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peaknit Thank you for the reminder, I have to get Case Histories reserves at the library. I love these occasional #buddyreads! 3w
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Good to know about We Were Liars. I got the e-book from the library & want to try to work it in! 👍📚 2w
DebinHawaii @peaknit Me too! It is always fun to read along with others! 🤗 2w
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Buried Deep | Margot Hunt
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Not the best thing I‘ve listened to lately, but the narration was good, the premise intriguing, it kept me listening for a quick 2 1/2-ish hours, & it was free, so I give it a pick. I guessed some of it but it kept me entertained & I was interested enough in the outcome that I was compelled to finish it up tonight rather than wait for next week‘s #audiosouping. 😉I would try more from this author & the narrator, Therese Plummer.

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My finished Mushroom Barley Soup a vegan soup slightly adapted from a Mark Bittman recipe & on the blog for #soupersundays. Recipe link👇🏻

The book caught my eye in the new NF section at the library & sounds fascinating. An American heiress works for the OSS during WWII & while on leave in liberated Paris in 1944 is captured by the Nazis & kept as a “special prisoner.” Here‘s hoping it is as good as it sounds! 📚

LauraJ Yum! Just realized I didn‘t eat dinner yet. 3w
MoonWitch94 Oh yum!! I love mushroom barley soup! 3w
Kalalalatja Looks so tasty! 3w
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#LibraryHaul from yesterday. Went to pick up 3 holds & ended up finding a WWII NF book I couldn‘t put down, grabbed a copy of Case Histories to join in with @Cinfhen & @BarbaraBB on the #BelowZer00s #buddyread & then the librarian gave me an #ARC of the tagged book & told me I needed to read it since she knows I like NF/TrueCrime. Not to mention my stack already at home. The chickens doubt I‘ll get them all read. 🐔🐔🐔They mock me! 😉

Cinfhen I love those chickens 🐓 🐓 🐓 great haul ❣️ 3w
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Buried Deep | Margot Hunt
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#Audiosouping to my 2nd Audible Original pick, a mystery. About 30% in & so far it‘s not bad. The narration is good & I‘m interested in how it will unfold. Today‘s soup is Mark Bittman‘s Mushroom Barley (before the broth is added). Pretty simple but I am adding a few touches of my own & it smells really good cooking. Finished soup pics coming later.🍲📚❤️

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I‘ve been a bit under the weather so it took me until after Christmas to get this read but it was sweet & a good holiday read. I love Rosie & it was nice to visit with her & Lillian again. You don‘t have to have read the first book but it helps the enjoyment. I got out for a bit yesterday & took this pic at my local coffee shop where thankfully there has been some sun in all the rain. Running errands today after another coffee/reading/🥑🍞break.

LauraBeth That‘s the most gorgeous view! Hope you‘re feeling better! 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Happy you‘re feeling better!! I‘ve been watching a lot of surf videos from The North Shore and the waves have been amazing!! I‘ve gotta get back there!!! 3w
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth Thank you my friend. Just some cold/bronchitis junk. I took a couple days off for the holidays & hoped I‘d be more productive but at least I have had time to sleep.😬Hope you had happy holidays. 3w
DebinHawaii @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you! A couple of days off of rest & antibiotics helped! Feeling much better. The waves look spectacular. They are hoping to do The Eddie Big Wave Invitational next week if they hold up—which is cool! 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 That is SO cool. Eddie Would Go❤️ 🤙🏽 3w
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Merry Christmas to all the Littens celebrating & Happy Mid-Week Holiday to those who aren‘t! 🎄❤️💙❄️A mellow holiday with working all day yesterday & Christmas Eve dinner with my Hawaii ‘Ohana. Now I‘m lazing at home, cozy in blustery weather with a cup of chocolate peppermint bark tea, butter mochi from a coworker & 2 books for a book tour review next week. I‘m reviewing the tagged book but wanted to read the first one in the setting before it.

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I do have some coworkers that I think may be from Mars as the title suggests but then some just get me. One of my favorite people at work gave me a reusable water bottle filled with an adorable reusable bag, a mini LEGO-style block cat kit that looks like Max🐱& sticker she bought for the bottle “because you love books” + she brought me a Cinnamon Dolce Latte w/ Coconut Milk. Very thoughtful. Now to just make it through today & then 5 days off.🎉

Jennick2004 OMG that cat puzzle! @MommyOfTwo 3w
DebinHawaii @Jennick2004 Right?!? I think that‘s my favorite. ❤️🐱 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz What a thoughtful colleague! And Merry Christmas to you and yours! 3w
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Bookzombie That‘s so sweet! I love the puzzle. 💕🐱 3w
Bookzombie Happy Holidays! 🎄 3w
DebinHawaii @Jee_HookedOnBookz Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️ 3w
DebinHawaii @Bookzombie Me too! Happy Holidays! ❄️🎄❤️ 3w
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I realized I didn‘t post my review on this one & that‘s a shame because I really enjoyed it. A quick, creepy read that I thought I had figured out but ended up with some surprises. I am a sucker for creepy NYC buildings with gargoyles & books I have to snap the light on a time or two. 😱😉I think this is my favorite of Riley Sager‘s books due to the Rosemary‘s Baby vibe of the Bartholomew—though the story is different. Good crazy fun!

rubyslippersreads Oooh, gargoyles! 3w
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After watching a 20/20 special on Ted Bundy months ago, I looked for this book by his former girlfriend. Our state library had 1 copy & I waited for 8 months. Worth the wait? Yes, although the writing isn‘t great, Kendall gives an intimate look at the boyfriend who seemed perfect but whose inconsistencies led her to report him to police multiple times only to be ignored or told he was already cleared. Ann Rule‘s book is the standard for Bundy...

DebinHawaii ... books IMO but this one is pretty fascinating. It turns out that an updated version with a new afterward from the author, a chapter from her daughter who was a child at the time, more pictures, etc. is coming out in January. I‘ll read it again for the updates. 👍 (edited) 4w
LeahBergen Ooo, stacked! 3w
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The Christmas Pact | Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
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I finished this up tonight wrapping a few gifts for the office & I thought it was cute & fun like a holiday rom-com crossed with a bit of “The Hating Game.” I try to throw in a few lighter reads & holiday-themed fiction during the season so I am happy that I picked it as one of my free December Audible originals. A good quick (3 hrs) & enjoyable listen.

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The Playground | Jane Shemilt
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My 2nd book by Shemilt, a domestic thriller about 3 different families whose dysfunctions grow when the children become friends & their parents follow. I found most of the 6 parents unlikable & there was no big reveals as I guessed what would happen, but the twists, turns & the building tension kept me turning the pages & made this an overall pick for me. Paired with Greek Salad with Roasted Shrimp for my book tour review. Review/recipe link👇🏻

Soubhiville Oh my gosh, that looks so good! 4w
JenReadsAlot Yum! 4w
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My finished soup taken from an Ottolenghi Instagram post for butter braised chickpeas is so delicious—rich, buttery cooked with Parmesan rinds (then blitzed in the blender to thicken the soup) add so much flavor. The grilled spring onion & lemon are a nice touch. A definite win.
Continuing the Christmas vibe with a few chapter of this🎄❤️ book. Keeping the reading light today.
Link to #soupersundays blog post & soup recipe👇🏻

peaknit Can‘t wait for the book review! The soup looks so cozy. 4w
LeahBergen I love chickpeas! 4w
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BarbaraBB Echoing @LeahBergen 😍 4w
DebinHawaii @peaknit So far it‘s a cute one & nice to catch up with the characters! 🍭🍬 4w
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen @BarbaraJean Me too! This is a pretty delicious way to enjoy them! 😋 4w
peaknit Oh a book series! My favorite type of holiday books. 4w
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