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Lynnsoprano

Joined July 2016

I thought retirement meant I could read all the time. Uh, no.
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The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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It‘s one of those why-people-move-Florida days. I‘m actually a little cool, sitting on the patio with my book. I‘d intended to spend the afternoon reading, but we started discussing plans for next summer and ended up booking a tour in northern England 😄

squirrelbrain Ooh where are you going? We could arrange a meet-up! 😁👍 1d
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, that trip should be fun!! 1d
reading_rainbow excellent! 1d
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Misty1_2 Beautiful ❤️ 1d
Sace Sounds fun! 1d
Annl I live in Florida also. I cut my grass after work today and am now sitting with the windows open. 1d
Slajaunie I love warm weather but I have to have some winter. That is why I live in south Louisiana. We still get winter but more summer. 23h
Lynnsoprano @squirrelbrain We are going to be in Alnmouth for a tour with HF Holidays. 😄 10h
Lynnsoprano @Annl I love having the windows open again! 10h
squirrelbrain That will be lovely - hopefully you will be able to fit in a visit to Barter Books! 9h
Lynnsoprano @squirrelbrain Oh, I hope so! We‘ll be there for a week, and while I know from experience that our touring days will be busy, there‘s also a free day. Hubby will want to walk, but hopefully I can convince him we need to explore the town. 6h
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Today‘s cover story at slate.com is fascinating and worth a look. @MrBook I thought of your library theme displays when I saw this.

MrBook Ooooh! Thank you for sharing and tagging! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 1d
arubabookwoman That is an excellent list: the several on it that I‘ve read are among my most memorable NF reads, and there were a hefty number I added to my WL 21h
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Do you think this book has ever been used 🤣 Dinner will be one of our favorite recipes from this cookbook.

Lindy 🤗A well-used book. 2d
leatherpages I've always loved a well-used book:) 2d
Aims42 One of the cookbooks my mom has automatically opens up to my favorite recipes 😋 It‘s a Betty Crocker cookbook she got as a wedding gift 35+ years ago. She cooked it a lot when I lived at home and I request it when I visit her now ❤️ 2d
Crazeedi @Aims42 that's my go to cookbook! All the pages are spotted that have my faves on! Love Betty Crocker. 2d
Aims42 @Crazeedi That‘s awesome!! 💕 2d
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Hey @DHill I‘m wearing my Iowa socks and cheering for Iowa to beat Minnesota 😂

Sace As a Golden Gopher fan it was really hard to like this post. 🤣 3d
Lynnsoprano @Sace I‘m a Penn State fan, so after last week I‘m a little bitter 🤣 3d
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I'm bitter too, so I'm rooting for Iowa too!!😉👍❤ 3d
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DHill The good vibes paid off @Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi ! Floyd stays put for another year. 3d
Crazeedi @DHill 😉🎉❤ 2d
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Mehso-so

This has a few redeeming qualities, but it‘s close to a pan. Oddly organized, and I can‘t figure out what the intended audience is. In some respects I feel it‘s aimed at a rank beginner, other places it assumes musical knowledge. Some really oddball ideas that I bounced off other singer friends who agreed that they‘re strange/ outright wrong. There are a few things I‘ll try with my students, but I‘m definitely not impressed.

LiteraryinLititz Oh no! I‘m a singer and I‘m curious- what was a weird idea the book suggested? 4d
Lynnsoprano @LiteraryinLititz The thing that really got to me were the vowels she chose for exercises. She starts of with an “uh“. I thought maybe she meant a schwa, but later on she used the IPA symbol and it wasn't schwa. Her second vowel was the a in hat. I kept wondering where the pure Latin/Italian vowels were. She also sort of waved off breathing and breath management. She didn't talk about it until halfway through the book. 4d
LiteraryinLititz Using the “a” of hat is a really weird vowel to sing on! Why not an “ah” of box? Strange indeed. 4d
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Do you think there‘s a problem when I‘m already highlighting and making a list of inaccuracies in chapter 2?

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Agatha Raisin is very different from a lot of female sleuths, but I think that‘s what makes her so interesting. It was fun to read the first book in this series and get all her back story. This is an interesting mystery in a setting (the Cotswolds) that I really want to visit. Thanks again @BlameJennyJane for introducing me to Agatha. I‘d never known about these books without Litsy. No pictures of quiche, so it‘s just my peach crumb pie.

Bookzombie That looks yummy! 6d
kspenmoll Looks delicious!!! 6d
kspenmoll Great review! I have never read this series. 6d
BlameJennyJane You are so sweet! 🤗 I am so happy you love Aggie! ❤️ And I want that pie!! 🥧 6d
kezzlou85 Love the Agatha Raisin series. 6d
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Another #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer book arrived yesterday. I‘m always kind of wary of books and videos that purport to teach singing technique, but the author here has excellent credentials. I‘m keeping an open mind.

VoraciousMind Keep us posted! I would be curious to know how good the book ends up being! 6d
Lynnsoprano @VoraciousMind Right now it‘s looking like a mixed bag! 5d
VoraciousMind @Lynnsoprano That is too bad. ☹️ 5d
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#gratefulreads #shortstory I got sidetracked while hosting #Litsypartyofone and have missed a few days. I‘m back on track now! I don‘t read many short stories, but I did order this holiday story featuring one of my favorite characters. I‘ll wait until closer to Christmas to read it, tho.

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️🎄 1w
Eggs Cover Love!! 1w
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The Party's Over | Caroline B. Cooney
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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in our #MrBook1inaMillion #Litsypartyofone #24b4Monday #readathon. It was great to see everyone come together to celebrate not only our one and only @MrBook but also our shared love of reading. Thanks to everyone who helped host. I tried to respond to as many posts as I could. #Litsypartyofone is back! @Alisnazzy and I will host another in the not too distant future.

AnneCecilie Thank you for hosting and I‘m looking forward to your next readathon 1w
MamaGina Thank you to ALL involved in hosting❣️ 1w
JacqMac Yay! #LitsyPartyOfOne is my favourite! Thank you for being a great hostess. 1w
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MrBook You and @Alisnazzy are the best ☺️🤗🤗🤗! I wish we lived close by, I‘d be showering you with food and hugs all the time. 😆 1w
Lynnsoprano @mrbook And I‘d be cooking for you! We need to get you to Florida 🤣 1w
jb72 Thank you to all involved. 🤗 1w
Andrew65 Thanks for the company @Lynnsoprano this weekend. 👏😊😘 My first #LitsyPartyForOne. 1w
Andrew65 By the way that‘s a great picture! 1w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I didnt tag everyone on my posts, sorry! But I had great fun and I'll be looking forward to the next one!! 1w
Jas16 Thanks for being such a great host. 1w
Lizpixie Thank you lovely for being a wonderful host and commenting on a lot of my posts! Can‘t wait for the next one🙌 1w
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I‘m up and eating breakfast before heading to church. It‘s a musician‘s lot, at least pianists and singers. We almost always have a church gig, either paid or volunteer. I‘m blown away by your numbers. I feel like a slacker, but in my defense, I‘ve been reading and responding to your posts. I‘ll catch up on my reading Monday😄 #Litsypartofone #MrBook1inaMillion #24b4Monday #hostpost

Andrew65 Takes quite a lot of time to do the reading and responding so can understand totally. 😊 1w
Linsy Yum! 1w
Lcsmcat I feel you. I‘m on my way to the first of two services this morning. 1w
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Lynnsoprano We only have one service at the church we‘re at now, but hubby and I are also co-chairs of the music committee, and we have a committee chair meeting after service 🙄 1w
Rachel.Rencher That looks so good😋 1w
Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher Thanks. Sunday morning breakfast is always pretty substantial because we don‘t usually get lunch. Between leaving early to rehearse before church, and lots of times a meeting after, it‘s a two meal day. 1w
MrBook MMMmmmm!!! Mozzarella!! And strawberries! 🤤 1w
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#Litsypartyofone #MrBook1inaMillion #24b4Monday
I have to admit that I‘ve done almost no reading today. Between the distractions and reading all your party posts, it just hasn‘t happened. But we had a snack-type dinner that I think would be @MrBook approved: prosciutto and melon with some home baked rosemary bread and a glass of Pinot Grigio. It‘s been a great day.

DGRachel Ooh, that bread sounds yummy! 😋 1w
SamAnne Well, just the inspiration I needed to get off the couch and make dinner! 1w
Andrew65 That sounds lovely! 😋 1w
MrBook My kinda meal! 😎🙌🏻 1w
Clwojick Yumm! 1w
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#Litsypartyofone #MrBook1inaMillion #24b4Monday Good news/bad news: the AC and phone are fixed, but Penn State lost the football game. I can now get back to the party! Would anyone like a little background music? #hostpost

Andrew65 What song would you choose to sum up your mixed bag of a day. Our heating system has broken today so no water or heating and 41 degrees Fahrenheit! 🥶 (edited) 1w
Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 Great question! I think Hold On, the Michael Bublé. But ouch! Hope your system gets fixed as quickly and easily as ours did. No fun! 1w
Andrew65 @Lynnsoprano Great choice, and no! 1w
MrBook Doh! 🙈 1w
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#Litsypartyofone Good morning, party goers. Trying to get some reading in while I can, but it‘s going to be a crazy day. My weekly WW meeting this morning, plus the AC technician and the phone repair person (our phone line went down yesterday, too) due after lunch. Plus, it‘s Penn State football this afternoon! I‘m loving reading all your posts 😘 #Hostpost #MrBook1inMillion #24b4Monday

RachelO We‘re using matching bookmarks today 🎵🎶🎵 2w
Andrew65 Wow! Busy day! 2w
Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 I swear life in retirement is just as busy as when I was working 😄 2w
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Lynnsoprano @RachelO Great minds think alike 😘 2w
MamaGina Hope that AC gets fixed ASAP! 🤞🏼 (I‘ve got the heat on here in NC, perfect readathon weather 🥶) 2w
Slajaunie Yes to football! Enjoy the game and the book! 1w
Lynnsoprano @Slajaunie 👍 If I tried to read during a Penn State game it would probably be grounds for divorce 🤣 1w
Lynnsoprano @MamaGina The AC tech called and he‘s on his way 😄 1w
Eggs That bookmark 💗💗💗💗 1w
MrBook You a Nittany Lion alum, as well?! 😳🤗 Good luck with all that havoc today! 1w
Lynnsoprano @MrBook I‘m not but hubby is. I‘m a Moravian College grad. But I was once introduced to the Penn State president as an alum, so I claim honorary status 🤣 1w
MrBook 😂👏🏻 Moravian, I know that campus well. 😎 1w
Linsy Love Agatha Raisin!!! 1w
MamaGina @Lynnsoprano 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1w
Lynnsoprano @mrbook Why do I think there‘s a story there?😂 1w
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Nothing to put a damper on a party than a nonfunctional air conditioner 😕 Yes, this is our current indoor temperature. The technician can‘t get here until tomorrow afternoon. On the plus side, if I can‘t sleep, at least i should get more reading done. #litsypartyofone #MrBook1inaMillion #24b4Monday

KarenUK Oh no! That‘s the worst! 🥵 2w
Linsy 😞 2w
Eggbeater Yikes! 2w
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Minimalgrl ☹️ 2w
Jas16 Oh no! 2w
Caterina Oh no!! 😱 Having lived somewhere hot without AC for a while, I recommend a damp washcloth on your (bare) stomach while you read, it cools down your core temp more than expected. 😂😂😂 Thighs and upper chest and neck are all good too! Good luck! 😬 2w
Johanna414 We‘re having the opposite problem - no heat upstairs in our house and it‘s 19 degrees outside! Why can‘t it just be a comfortable 75 all the time?! 2w
Crazeedi Wow Lynn, I wouldn't mind that temp right now as I'm looking at snow on the ground, and low tonight 17F!!!! 2w
MrBook Whoa!!! It‘s 30 outside here. 2w
MrBook @Johanna414 Oh no! That happened two winters ago to me. 🙈🙈🙈 2w
DGRachel I know that pain! I went all last summer in NC without a functioning a/c and only survived it because I had a “portable” window unit for my bedroom. I hope it‘s a quick fix for you tomorrow! 2w
BlameJennyJane Yuck! Hope they get it fixed. 2w
LibrarianRyan Omg I would be so happy right now. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Johanna414 I have that same problem. 2w
LauraJ Ugh. I do feel better about it only being 80 in my apartment. 2w
Andrew65 I think your accompaniments to the reading needs to be ice! 2w
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#Litsypartyofone #MrBook1inaMilliion. I succumbed to the call of the Halloween candy, and to Agatha Raisin. I bought this last week, which includes the first two Agatha mysteries, so I‘m going to start the tagged book. I figure Agatha would like to party. 😂
#24b4Monday

Clwojick I love the cover on this one. 2w
Andrew65 Oh yes, Agatha would but would regret it afterwards. 😂 2w
MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
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The Winemaker | Noah Gordon
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#gratefulreads #bookandbeverage I admit it‘s cheating, since it‘s only water in my favorite wine glass. It‘s too early in the day to imbibe, but I‘m going to have to have a glass of wine while reading this! 😄

OriginalCyn620 Nice pic! 😊 2w
Nute I like drinking water from fancy glasses!😁 3d
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Penny for Your Secrets | Anna Lee Huber
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Excellent book to start off #Litsypartyofone. A complex mystery that‘s solved in the end but leaves some interesting threads hanging for the next installment. A reminder, too, that not all endings are happy. This series gets better with each book. #MrBook1inaMillion

MrBook WOOHOO! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Penny for Your Secrets | Anna Lee Huber
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#Litsypartyofone #MrBook1inaMillion #24b4Monday
My Kindle and my morning snack of a mandarin. I‘m trying to finish the tagged book, which I‘m really gonna enjoying, while waiting for the cable service technician to show up 😕 Not keeping a #readathon time, because I know I‘m going to spend a lot of the weekend responding to posts. I‘m already enjoying what you all are sharing. #hostpost

wanderinglynn Ooh, I love your Kindle cover! 🤩 2w
Lynnsoprano @wanderinglynn A plain Kindle cover is no fun 😂 2w
Andrew65 Good luck, a healthy snack. 😊 2w
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Party Time! | John Cabell
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I‘d say, “let‘s get this party started,” but a bunch of you have started without me😂 That‘s great! I‘ll be in and out today, but I‘ll try to respond to as many posts as I can. Thanks to all for participating. And now, without further ado, let‘s hear it for our guest of honor, @MrBook 🎉🎉🎈🎈
#LitsyPartyofOne #MrBook1inaMillion #24b4Monday

ljuliel Thanks to all you guys for putting this together ! I‘ll be starting soon. Gotta run a quick errand. 2w
Andrew65 Going to be a great weekend, 😍 2w
MrBook 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
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Not book related, but I had to share: at the field day today at the research center where hubby worked before he retired, the faculty member who runs their barn owl conservation program had these three young owls that had been abandoned by their mother. So cute, and a little different from our usual animal pictures.

merelybookish Awww! That's cool. Thanks for posting. 2w
BookwormAHN Cute 💚 2w
Crazeedi Oh my that is so precious Lynn, so glad they are being cared for, they look so scared! 2w
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Caroline2 Awwww 🥰 2w
Eggbeater They are amazing! I am in awe!😍 2w
BookNAround They look kind of prehistoric without full feathers, don‘t they? Dino descendants for sure. 2w
Soubhiville That‘s so cool! 2w
DrexEdit Wow! Very cool! 😊👍 2w
Maude They are so fuzzy & cute 😁 2w
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi They definitely were scared because there were so many people. But they are being well cared for. 2w
Hoopiefoot Very cool! 2w
Lynnsoprano @BookNAround They really do! I saw it when I looked at the picture, when I saw them live I was just focused on how soft their down looked 2w
Bookzombie I love seeing them! So cool! 2w
readordierachel Wow! So cute. 2w
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Party Time! | John Cabell
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I‘m so excited to see all the posts of people preparing for #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24b4Monday that kicks off tomorrow-or, if like @Lizpixie it‘s already Friday where you are and you‘re already partying. My preparations were upended by going with hubby to an event at the research center where he used to work. So at the moment my snacks are limited to leftover Halloween candy. I‘ll get better stuff tomorrow 😄

Andrew65 Yep! They‘re the snacks I‘d like to eat! 😤 2w
Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 Sorry! I shouldn‘t be eating them either, and truthfully I‘ll probably only have one piece, maybe two 🙄. But that bag keeps calling my name... 2w
Andrew65 @Lynnsoprano No need to be sorry but enjoy them for me! 😋 2w
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ValerieAndBooks Thanks for the reminder! I‘ll have to get some good snacks tomorrow 😊 2w
Crazeedi You are ahead of me cause I dont even have any snacks yet! Have to go to store tomorrow! 2w
MrBook WOOHOO!!! Thank you for all the help!! 🤗🤗🤗 2w
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Reinventing Bach | Paul Elie
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#gratefulreads I have lots of books that fit today‘s prompt of #bookgiftedtoyou but this is one of my favorites. @Alisnazzy gave it to me for Christmas two years ago, and she made a terrific choice.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊📚❤️ 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
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Thanks @ljuliel for this excellent survey, and thanks @MrBook for tagging me.
1. Everything! Getting to know other readers, learning about books outside my comfort zone.
2. Very little, really.
3. Hmm. Maybe larger character limit for posts, but that‘s not major.
4. Generally at least once a day.
5. I don‘t do readathons because my weekends are usually crazy. Being retired, I have more weekday reading time.
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Lynnsoprano 6. I like @MrBook ‘s suggestion of 15 minutes commitment a day, and not just scrolling and liking, but commenting. My new commitment is to search at least three Litten friends each day and comment on a post. As we‘ve gotten bigger, old friends‘ posts become buried in my feed. I need to seek them out and nurture those friendships. 2w
MatchlessMarie Same about readathons. I still do them but weekdays are better for reading for me. 2w
ljuliel Thanks for responding. Yes, the 15 minutes a day and responding to 3 people sounds great. 😊 2w
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ljuliel How would you guys feel about setting up a weekday readathon ? I‘ve got free time every day, but weekdays are best because I‘m the only one here all day. Nothing I have to do. Maybe we could make a mini one day one to start ? I think it‘d be best to try that after the weekend. It sounds like there‘ll be lots of stuff going on then. 2w
MatchlessMarie @ljuliel I don't know if I could run one, but I'd surely participate if someone else does! 2w
Lynnsoprano @ljuliel What a great idea! I‘d love to do that. 2w
ljuliel Sounds great @MatchlessMarie @Lynnsoprano Let me put my thinking cap on and see what I can pull together for maybe next week ? 2w
tdrosebud @ljuliel I think weekday readathons would be great. My "weekend" actually falls on Wed/Thur. When I first started doing them I would get a bit disheartened about low times (not due to anyone here, just my own expectations). I still participate in them, but just create my own goal instead. A weekday one would fit my schedule better. 2w
ljuliel Great to hear of more interest in the weekday readathons @tdrosebud I‘ll see what I can get organized for next week. 2w
MrBook @Lynnsoprano Yep, the same has happened to me—older Littens‘ posts get buried for some reason. @MatchlessMarie @ljuliel I know where you‘re coming from on weekday readathons. That‘s why I started weekend book clubs, since there really weren‘t any, and boy did I get a positive response back from area readers! 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
BookwormAHN I would also like a week day readathon. My weekends are nuts 😺 2w
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#gratefulreads #nonfiction Probably the biggest influence Litsy has had on my reading is the increased amount of nonfiction that I‘ve read in the past three years. This is one from my TBR. I‘ve read the author‘s 1493 and learned so much. @Alisnazzy transferred this one from her shelf to mine.

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2w
Crazeedi Ok so now I just realized there's a 1491 AND a 1493, I thought I had something mixed up!! Both are on my tbr now!! 2w
ValerieAndBooks Hmm, I‘ll have to pick this or 1493 up (whichever pops up first) next time I see either title! 2w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks 1493 is hands down the best nonfiction I‘ve read this year. Ken gave it to me last Christmas, and I flew through it. (edited) 2w
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The Winemaker | Noah Gordon
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#bookmail is the best mail, especially when it‘s unexpected! Thank you, thank you @Crazeedi for this. It‘s on my TBR, and I‘m really looking forward to reading it. And I was just thinking yesterday that I owe you a long letter 😊

Crazeedi I've been thinking of you lately, and I remembered you wanted to read. I definitely recommend his trilogy staring with this one if you havent read. I donated to library so many books, including these before I had Litsy 2w
Crazeedi An I owe you a letter, I was trying to make the post office and forgot a note a bookmark! 2w
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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I‘m going to have to find a new book for #coffeeandbooks with hubby very soon. Only about 40 pages left in this one. It will definitely be nonfiction, probably a history. Any suggestions?

Centique I‘ll tag a couple of history books I‘ve read and enjoyed in case one appeals to you! This one is very dark but fascinating 2w
Centique This one has very little to do with Jane Austen but amazing details about domestic life in that period 2w
Centique This is a microhistory of a year in England with Shakespeare as the focal point - what he would have been experiencing while writing Lear 2w
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Centique And for something very different, focused on how archaeologists try and understand ancient lives based on what they find 2w
ValerieAndBooks @Centique all your recs look good! Lynn did you know Mlodinow has a new one out? 2w
Lynnsoprano @Centique Those both sound so interesting! Back when I had geography in junior high I had to read a book on the archeological expedition that uncovered the Nefertiti artifacts, and I still remember being fascinated. 2w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Thanks, I didn‘t know that! I may get it for Ken for Christmas. Last week he asked me if I would order a book from Amazon for him that I had already bought him for Christmas. So I gave it to him, but now I need something to replace it 😂 2w
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Penny for Your Secrets | Anna Lee Huber
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I really wasn‘t going to open this until I finish the book I‘d already started, but my fingers didn‘t cooperate when I had my Kindle open, and now I‘m into this and hooked. That‘s my story, at least 😂

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As the #LitsyPartyofOne and #24b4Monday crews get ready to host the #mrbook1inamillion celebration, I thought I‘d borrow his graphic and ask a question of my own. Do you have a #blameMrBook book? Or one you‘ve read based on his #TBRtemptation posts? We‘d love to hear what they are. My first was the tagged book, but I know there have been others. What about you?

ljuliel I bought one that he recommended quite awhile back in one of his “library stack” posts. I have yet to read it. 2w
Lynnsoprano @ljuliel I‘m guessing he‘s influenced a lot of Littens in their choice of books. 👍 2w
ljuliel Yes, I like his posts when he shows stacks of books from work. That way you get to see a whole new selection. 2w
mrp27 I can't think of any off the top of my head but I'm sure I've added a book recommended by him to my tbr. 2w
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#gratefulreads #day4 #under250pages

For this prompt I went to an oldie but goodie that is always guaranteed to make me laugh. And when I say old, I mean OLD. Can you see the price on the cover? We‘ve had this since we were married, I think, and we‘ll be celebrating 48 years next month.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊 🎈🎊🎉 2w
Lucy_Anywhere Congratulations! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Happy anniversary! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
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Centennial | James A. Michener
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#greatfulreads #day3 #over500pages I read all 910 pages of this Michener monster, and it was worth it😄

Kdgordon88 This is a favorite! Great choice! 2w
ljuliel In my Top Ten ...first 100 pages are a slog, but after that, it‘s terrific. 2w
Lynnsoprano @ljuliel I think that‘s true for most of Michener‘s books. The only one I really wasn‘t crazy about was Alaska. 2w
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
ljuliel @lynnsoprano The only 2 of his I‘ve read so far are the one mentioned here and Chesapeake. Both very good. I want to tackle TEXAS sometime, but I‘ll have to be in the right mood. I‘ve started it before and it‘s very good. Just wasn‘t a good time to stick with it. (edited) 2w
Blaire I need to read some Michener, I remember both my parents loving his books when I was a child. 2w
quirkyreader This one is on the TBR list. The copy I have is falling apart to due to its age. Time for some rubber bands. 2w
Crazeedi The first Michener I read was this one, in 6th grade, and it was probably 900 pages too 2w
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Party of One | Clarice G James
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I‘ve seen some questions about #LitsyPartyofOne which is helping to host the celebration for @MrBook next weekend. We haven‘t had one in a while, so if you‘re relatively new to Litsy, or not so new, I‘m glad to answer your questions. @Alisnazzy originated it for all of us who would rather curl up in our favorite reading spot with our books and snacks than do anything else. It‘s really low key-no specific reading goals. ⬇️ #MrBook1inaMillion

Lynnsoprano Post pictures of your book, snacks, cozy socks, whatever you‘re doing to enjoy your weekend reading, along with the hashtags and tagging at least one of the hosts- @Alisnazzy , myself, or our guest of honor. Couldn‘t be easier! 2w
Butterfinger Is it this weekend? 2w
ljuliel Thanks for the explanation ! I‘ve seen them before but never paid attention to what the rules were. 2w
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Bklover Can‘t wait!!! I‘ve missed these. And happy to be celebrating the amazing @MrBook ! 2w
LibrarianRyan @Butterfinger I believe next weekend. Nov 8-10 2w
Lynnsoprano @butterfinger @LibrarianRyan Oops!🤦‍♀️ Sorry for the omission. 2w
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Sarum: The Novel of England | Edward Rutherfurd
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#gratefulreads #Day2 There‘s no doubt that my #preferredgenre is historical fiction. I love historical mysteries, too, and historical romances are fun, but give me a #chunkster saga and I‘m happy. This is one of my all time favorites, that I first read in 1993. I know that because it was one of the few books we took with us to Prague.

Ubookquitous Rutherfurd is one of the few out there writing these tomes that span hundreds of years or more! Love it 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love HF too!! 2w
Lynnsoprano @ubookquitous I got started early with the Michener books, which led naturally to Rutherfurd. 2w
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Ladyval05 Oh, my goodness! I remember seeing that cover a long time ago. It was my mom‘s book, but I don‘t remember if I read it. 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
tdrosebud I really liked this book, I need to read more Rutherfurd. 2w
Andrew65 I love historical sagas too. 2w
Lynnsoprano @tdrosebud @Andrew65 I find Rutherford‘s books to be very uneven. Some, like Sarum, Russka, and Paris, are fantastic. Some, like London, are snoozers. And there are some that I‘ve liked but hubby panned (and we‘re usually on the same wavelength). I find it really interesting, because I rarely have such wildly fluctuating opinions about an author‘s work. 2w
Ubookquitous @Lynnsoprano LOL me too! Michener‘ The Covenant opened up a whole world I knew nothing of 2w
Lynnsoprano @Ubookquitous The Covenant and The Source had so much influence on me. 2w
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Party Time! | John Cabell
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I promised something special, and here it is! #LitsyPartyofOne is excited to help celebrate @MrBook and his amazing milestone. Join us next weekend for #MrBook1inaMillion. @Alisnazzy and I will be cohosts, with plenty of others involved, including our honoree.

MrBook Thank you!!! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 3w
DGRachel Woohoo! Congratulations @MrBook aka Mr. Mayor of Litsy! 🥳🥳 3w
Lynnsoprano @DGRachel I‘d forgotten about calling him that! I always think of him as the Litsy ambassador. 3w
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DGRachel @Lynnsoprano He‘s that, too. 🤩 3w
mrp27 Sounds awesome!! 3w
Lynnsoprano @LitsyHappenings Can you repost this or the announcement @MrBook posted, please? 🙏 2w
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One of our favorite recipes from one of our oldest cookbooks. I can‘t remember when we got the book, but I know this Greek shrimp with tons of melted feta is one of the first recipes we made out of it. Still one of the best.

Bookzombie That looks delicious! 3w
Lynnsoprano @Bookzombie Truthfully, as good as it looks, it tastes 10 times better. Just about my favorite dish ever. 3w
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#bookmail I ordered the Jan Karon book for hubby; he‘s been dealing with some anxiety issues the past couple months and was reading something that was just too intense. He loves the Father Tim books and hasn‘t read this one yet. And, after @BlameJennyJane introduced me to Agatha Raisin, I decided I need to dig into this series. This book contains the first two Agatha mysteries.

BlameJennyJane Yay! I‘m so excited for you! Enjoy Aggie! There are one or two fun Aggie groups on FB if you get hooked and want to find “your people”. Lol. I hope hubby feels better so. Anxiety is evil. 🤗 3w
Lynnsoprano @BlameJennyJane Thanks 🙏 Fortunately he‘s doing a lot better than he was a few weeks ago, but we‘re still trying to keep things light. He tried to watch something more intense on tv the other night and couldn‘t sleep. It truly is evil. He‘ll be fine for 3 or 4 years and then something will set it off and it‘s hell. 2w
BlameJennyJane @Lynnsoprano you are both in my thoughts. I‘m very susceptible to media influences too. Hubs and I saw the new Joker movie and I found it completely overwhelming and psychologically disturbing beyond anything I can recall and I retreated into the most benign of my cozy mysteries. 2w
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I can‘t say yet, but it‘s gonna be great!! 👍👍

Crazeedi I live hearing about fantastic surprises!!❤❤ 3w
Crazeedi Dang it, LOVE!!! 3w
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi Always glad to know I‘m not the only one who gets caught!😂 3w
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Dolly ??? ❣️ 3w
rachelm 😱 3w
MrBook @Lynnsoprano Sent you something. ☺️ 3w
ValerieAndBooks Another grandchild?! 3w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I‘d love it, but no. It‘s going to be Litsy related. 3w
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The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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#gratefulreads #lookingforwardtoreading I haven‘t done a challenge in ages, but I‘m committing to at least this one this month. Just about to diving into this!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So happy you are joining us!!! Pretty cover!! 🧡🧡 3w
OriginalCyn620 Glad to have you aboard! 😊 3w
Linsy Pretty 💕 2w
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Potato Chips Are Vegetables | Carole Achterhof
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1. Potato chips, which definitely cannot be in our house. Also, chocolate does not count as junk food, ever.
2. No, just I‘ve never tried.
3. My birthday and Thanksgiving with family
4. More than I will admit to🤣
5. Blue, definitely
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Come visit the witch for some yummy candy, kids 😂

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 3w
ValerieAndBooks Love it 😍!! 3w
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An appropriate book to finish on Halloween. I love the Flavia de Luce mysteries, as this one has some interesting twists and turns. Plus, it ends with a tremendous cliffhanger. I have to wait until we go to our son‘s house for Thanksgiving to get the next book from his library, and I‘m going to have to start a countdown 😄 Definitely worth reading.

Cinfhen Great photo 3w
Lynnsoprano @Cinfhen Thanks! I love the potions and poisons cart. I wish I could have it out for more than Halloween. 3w
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Happy Halloween from my little Harry and me!

AmyG 🖤❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts Fab ✨✨✨✨ 3w
Reggie Lol, omg, that equal parts adorable and awesome!!! 3w
ValerieAndBooks Cute 🧡!! 3w
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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After missing several weeks, it‘s great to get back to #coffeeandbooks with hubby. We did two miles on the local fitness trail first, so the blasting AC in Panera feels really good.

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Penny for Your Secrets | Anna Lee Huber
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It‘s a great morning when you wake up to find two new releases from favorite series on your Kindle 😄

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The Duke I Tempted | Scarlett Peckham
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Not your typical brain candy romance, but well written and with interesting characters. Poppy Cavendish is a decidedly modern woman in 18th century England, but that is part of her charm. Just be aware: if your taste in romances runs to chaste stories, this is not for you.

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The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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#bookhaul Actually, only the tagged book is for me. The journal is for a certain untagged Litten who also happens to be a family member. I‘m putting it away for Christmas. The other book was hubby‘s choice, although I‘ll probably end up reading it at some point. The purpose of our trip to B&N was for the calendar. We may be retired, but we‘re still crazy busy 🤣

Crazeedi I have this one on my tbr too! 3w
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Chesapeake | James A. Michener
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1. Chesapeake, or really any Michener.
2. Bare feet always
3. Not sure of the actual elevation, above the tree line on the mountain outside Innsbruck.
4. Tie between liver and okra.
5. On Sunday, for our Days of the Dead service. Not really a costume, but a Halloween print tunic and a really cool witches hat.
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I‘m behind, but I love this one. Haven‘t been on Litsy much the last couple weeks, as we were away, and I‘ve been crazy busy since we‘re home.
📚 I joined in July 2016
📚@alisnazzy my daughter encouraged me to join.
📚Definitely more
📚 historical fiction
📚 @KarenUK @MrBook @Lizpixie
#wondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💕📚🤗 4w
Lizpixie Us #OGsOfLitsy are awesome! 😘❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Lynnsoprano @Lizpixie Yes, we are 😄😘 4w
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LauraBeth I hope that @Alisnazzy is doing well! ❤️ 4w
Lynnsoprano @LauraBeth She‘s doing okay, thanks. She‘s still recovering from her dental surgery, and her new job is keeping her busy, but she loves it. Still reading every spare moment she has 😄 I‘m trying to talk her into hosting another #LitsyPartyofOne. 4w
LauraBeth Oh we would all love it if she hosts another one!!!! 4w
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So happy to be reading a Flavia de Luce mystery again! I raided my son‘s library over the weekend 😊

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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice | Donna Kauffman, Allyson Charles, Kate Angell
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Mehso-so

The premise is cute, but this collection of three novellas by different authors was uneven and completely unbelievable. Magic cookies work love spells in almost laughable ways. It‘s light and an easy read-perfect waiting room and airplane fare for me. But I wouldn‘t go out of my way for this one.