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mcipher

mcipher

Joined November 2016

The library is my happy place.
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Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
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The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I‘m so so late posting an update for the #bookfitnesschallenge - but I have been playing along and it‘s been so helpful to have the challenge in my mind! Some days are better than others (I definitely stretched on the 3 colors of veggies a couple times), but I‘m on day 13 of my lovingkindness meditation, 7 solid days of yoga, and 6 days of walks, and 2 books read. 👍 No idea about points but I‘ll sort that out.... 😉

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress! 4d
Trashcanman Awesome job! 4d
dariazeoli Nice work! 4d
Caterina Great job!! You've got a great streak going! 4d
TheSpineView That's great! Keep up the good work! 😊 4d
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The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Happy Mother‘s Day from #Chloe and me! We‘re spending it so far snuggled up on the couch. I‘m reading the tagged book and she‘s taking a very thorough cat bath. My actual child is still asleep 😆
I‘m planning to celebrate further with yoga, bubble bath, and then pedicures with my mom (so really just a regular Sunday). Hope all the other moms have equally lovely, chill plans. ❤️🥰

gradcat I‘m not a mother, but that won‘t stop me from saying how beautiful Chloe is—so lovely! 🐱♥️🥰 2w
mcipher @gradcat Awww, thanks! She‘s a snuggly little monster today. Happy Cat Mother‘s Day - it counts!! 🐈🌹♥️ 2w
gradcat Thank you, and backatcha! 😉 2w
wanderinglynn Such a pretty kitty! ❤️🐱 2w
robinb Happy Mother‘s Day to you as well! 😊 2w
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There‘s still time to join!
My goals:
1- read 6 books
2- eat 3 different color fruits/veggies every day
3- yoga 6 days/ week
4- I made a walking goal but I forget it now... 😆😆 Let‘s say it was at least 4x a week because that‘s reasonable.
5- new goal I‘m adding - 40 days of loving-kindness meditation. I meditate anyway, let‘s make it interesting. 😉
Points: 24
So fun to read everyone‘s #bookfitnesschallenge goals ❤️

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
Cinfhen Rooting for you 💪🏼we need Pom Pom emojis 2w
Chrissyreadit I love your goals ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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4thhouseontheleft I love your goals! Meditation is one of my goals for this challenge, too. 2w
LMJenkins Have a great day and start to the challenge! 👋🏼⭐️🏃🏼‍♀️ 2w
Clwojick Oh! I love the goal with the different color fruits and veg! Good luck today ♥️ 2w
mcipher @wanderinglynn Great challenge!! 😉 2w
mcipher @Cinfhen Yes!! Somebody get on that! 2w
mcipher @Chrissyreadit Thanks! And hit me up for chair yoga ideas - I‘m a yoga teacher and I‘m always looking to expand and help people get into yoga. I would love to help you come up with some sequences! ❤️ 2w
mcipher @4thhouseontheleft Insight Timer!! My favorite app for meditation. It‘s helped me actually stick to it. 😁 2w
mcipher @LMJenkins You, too!! 2w
mcipher @Clwojick Thanks! You, too. 😊 I‘m hoping adding fruit makes it easier - I‘ve tried with veggies and not been successful long term... 2w
Chrissyreadit @mcipher I would love that and be incredibly grateful!!!!! 2w
mcipher @Chrissyreadit Cool! I‘ll put together some ideas and maybe email you? 😊 2w
Chrissyreadit @mcipher great thank you! My email is chrissyreadit@Gmail.com 2w
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It feels a little last minute, but I decided to go for it and signed up for the #bookfitnesschallenge hosted by @wanderinglynn
It starts 5/10 — there are still a couple days to sign up! ⛹🏽‍♀️🧘‍♀️ 🏋🏾‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️

wanderinglynn Welcome aboard! 🙌🏻 And thanks for sharing! 2w
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On the train to meet my husband in New York - we‘re going to the Met! I bailed on the CT Litsy meetup for this... 😳 But we never go to the city so I had to grab the chance.
This book is bonkers - weird and so very funny and full of great lines, some poignant and smart and many hilarious. I love it so much so far! I don‘t know why I haven‘t heard more about it because it‘s fabulous.

squirrelbrain Have a fab time! 3w
readordierachel Enjoy! 3w
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My reading buddy tonight, mid-bath - good thing she‘s not worried about flattering pictures! 😆 We are starting this one for book club next week. I broke down and bought it because it was highly highly recommended and I didn‘t want to miss out!
#catsoflitsy #Chloe

shellleigh33 It is a good one!! 4w
Slajaunie She‘s precious! 4w
Kshakal She is gorgeous!! 😻 4w
kspenmoll Such a cutie!!! 4w
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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#audiowalk - it‘s 🌹 spring 🌹 !!! ♥️

Trashcanman Nice kicks 4w
mcipher @Trashcanman Thanks! I have blank sequined ones, too, but the red are my faves. I‘m planning to buy another color this weekend. Because I‘m 39 and I wear Chucks to work most days. 😆😆 4w
Trashcanman @mcipher lol, I'm 40 and a child growing older 4w
Trashcanman Do what makes you happy 4w
mcipher @Trashcanman 100% agree. You only live once so I‘m going to freaking enjoy it (read: stay as much of a kid as I can for as long as can). 4w
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Nine Coaches Waiting | Mary Stewart
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Tonight‘s self-care after a crazy busy two days back at work: classic Mary Stewart (it smells like an attic full of old books and honestly I keep sniffing it...), a beer, and not folding this laundry pile. It was supposed to be a bath, too, but the drain plug thingy broke! 😩 Here‘s to tomorrow not feeling like Monday all over again for the 3rd time....

Lcsmcat I love Mary Stewart! So many happy memories. 1mo
mcipher @Lcsmcat Me too! I love re-reading her books. ❤️ 1mo
kspenmoll I loved her books growing up. Rereads would be fun!! 4w
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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#Grateful21 - day who knows which... 😆
1 -vacation was lovely, but being home with a hot shower, my big couch, and indoor plumbing in general is pretty fabulous too
2 -PB&J ❤️
3 - watching my saved episodes of The Magicians while reading the Chronciles of Narnia (I‘m on Prince Caspian now) is so much fun! Lots of homage to Narnia in the (way darker and so campy) show.

Eggs It‘s always comforting to come home 1mo
PirateJenny Oh, talk to me when you hit the season 4 finale! 1mo
mcipher @PirateJenny I didn‘t get there yet - I‘m doing mini binges... but monster-Elliott is making me so sad right now and it‘s all so bonkers. 4w
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JenFowler I am knee deep in season 3. I have fallen so behind reading books because of this show!! 3w
JenFowler @PirateJenny is it really all over after season 4?! 3w
PirateJenny @JenFowler oh, not at all! The show was renewed for season 5 before season 4 aired. 2w
JenFowler @PirateJenny oh good!! I heard rumors it was all finished. 2w
mcipher @JenFowler It‘s so good, right?!? 2w
mcipher @PirateJenny That‘s awesome! I‘m finishing up season 4 this weekend I think and then let‘s discuss 😂 2w
PirateJenny @JenFowler that's what happens when people make assumptions and don't look for actual news! I follow things about the show pretty closely because of my ties to the books 😊 2w
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The Chronicles of Narnia | Clive Staples Lewis
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It‘s not *quite* warm enough to be outside in the hammock but I‘m trying - blankets help!! (There‘s a fire inside if I can‘t tough it out and need to warm myself too.). Really loving re-reading this brick of all 7 books this spring break. ❤️

Crazeedi I know I'm itching to get out on my porch but still just a bit chilly! I could do the blanket wrap though... 1mo
hilded That looks supercomfy, enjoy 🤩 1mo
vumblereads I have the same exact copy 🥰 this makes me want to read it all over again. It is a brick but I remember enjoying it. 1mo
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 1mo
shellleigh33 This looks so relaxing 😍 I‘m so jealous. Hope you are enjoying 😘 1mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Yes! It was a nice break - but it was nice to get home and take a real shower tonight... 😬😉😆 1mo
mcipher @LibrarianRyan I can totally count this for SFFTBR right?!? I have to find my list... 😊 1mo
mcipher @vumblereads Totally worth the weight - I‘ve never read them in one book like this but it‘s been kind of fun so far, one story right to the next. 1mo
LibrarianRyan @mcipher of course. 1mo
mcipher @hilded Short lived comfy - wind came up and it got chilly! But I plan to have more hammock days there this summer. ❤️ 1mo
mcipher @Crazeedi I hope the blankets worked and you got to be outside!! 1mo
Crazeedi @mcipher I was out today!!! Whoohoo!!💞 1mo
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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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Cabin life ❤️
Missed a couple days of #grateful21 - but I‘m on vacation so grateful for pretty much all the things right now... 😉
Specifically today: too much sugar (cinnamon buns! Chocolate chip cookies! Buckeyes!); making a dent in this book which I‘ve abandoned twice in the last 15 or so years and will actually finish this week; walking on the frozen lake and marveling at the beauty of it all.
Hoping your Sunday is just as lovely!! ♥️ @Eggs

Eggs Frozen lake!!!!! 🌬💨❄️❄️ 1mo
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Listening to this audiobook on the way up to Maine while my mom and her corgi spend some quality snuggle time next to me. Look at how satisfied this dog is! 😆

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍 1mo
readordierachel So cute! 1mo
JoScho That pup is loving life. 1mo
SW-T What a cutie! 😊 1mo
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Getting ready for an #audiowalk with this book and #Chloe is trying to play with my earphones (she‘s in stalking mode here). #catsoflitsy
#Grateful21 day 12(?)
1 - Kitties who are excited to see me when I get home!
2 - having a story read to me - it‘s so soothing.
3 - Vanilla chai with my son while he cracks me up making dumb jokes on our car ride home - that kid is the funniest person I know!

Eggs #3 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
rretzler 😻Adorable. So fluffy 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
shellleigh33 #4 Converses ❤️❤️😍 (edited) 1mo
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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Someone wasn‘t happy that I moved her a little to pose for a picture, and I got yowled at... so this is the best I got. 😆
Time for #grateful21 !!
1 Booked flights for our trip to the Canary Islands this summer - expensive and scary but so exciting!! Anyone been to Gran Canaria and have tips?
2 Started both the tagged and an audiobook today - I love that new book clean slate feeling.
3 New team at work FEELS like a team, and I‘ve missed that

kspenmoll So glad new team feels like a team- so essential!! 1mo
mcipher @kspenmoll It is such a nice difference from my last team - they were nice but in another country and felt really separate. 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
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Eggs Team — underrated but so important 1mo
Buechersuechtling A team at work – I know what you mean. Having the chance of a chitchat now and then and someone to ask when a nut needs to be cracked. Plus getting the chance to be a colleague, too. Well … Conclusion: sometimes the obviously little things aren‘t so little and all. 1mo
mcipher @Buechersuechtling @Eggs Yes! I‘m not feeling “in” yet but it‘s so nice to see them all together and it‘s only a matter of time til I feel really part of it. 1mo
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#Grateful21 days 10 and 11 (playing catch-up again)
1 -someone else making dinner - thanks, Subway guy!
2 -(local) Hosmer Mountain root beer 🥤
3 -this book, which suddenly captured my heart last night ♥️
4 -3 days without CNN while my husband travels for work 😆
5 - spring flowers from my yard (and they smell amazing) 🌸
6 - my new desk at work - by a window! ☀️

Eggs Oh I love Eleanor!! 1mo
kspenmoll I love Eleanor too!!! 1mo
Buechersuechtling I also love Eleanor 😉 – and all of your entries above. 1mo
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#grateful21 Day 9, I think... Grateful today for:
1. Another gorgeous spring day and another walk at the beach - here‘s a view of Orient Point way across the Sound
2. An unnecessary but much-enjoyed fire in the fireplace after our walk
3. Snuggling up with the tagged book and my Edie-kitty in front of the fire
And bonus: more homemade cookies (peanut butter!) because I guess I‘m fattening us up for summer?! 😆

shellleigh33 Beautiful 😍😍 2mo
Texreader Gorgeous 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 @Texreader Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live by the ocean/sound, but today was a good reminder. It was so pretty! 2mo
Crazeedi Such a fortunate person you are! Revel in the beauty of your surroundings! 2mo
Eggs Gorgeous 👏🏻❣️ 2mo
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The Voice of the Dolls | Dorothy Eden
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I got this random old-fashioned gothic today -took my husband out for his (early) birthday to see a musician he loves, and luckily there were books!
#grateful21 for today - day 8 I think?! —
1. Surprise books at the record store 📚
2. Fancy cupcakes (I should have gotten a picture) 🧁
3. Yoga outside in the sun 🌞

Eggs ❤️❤️old books 📚 2mo
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Thornyhold | Mary Stewart
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I missed yesterday‘s post for #grateful21 so here are days 6 and 7 together:
1 Staying up too late and re-reading this favorite book in one sitting ❤️
2 Homemade chocolate chip cookies 🍪
3 Massage day 💆
4 Great meeting at my son‘s school to get him some extra support 🏫
5 Four (!!) people showed up for guided meditation at work 🧘‍♀️ I
6 My friend possibly opening a yoga studio I can start teach at 🧘‍♂️

Texreader Those cookies look so good 2mo
mcipher @Texreader Yes! Nothing mike warm homemade cookies - I saved dough so we get s few nights of fresh ones. 😊 2mo
Eggs Super Yum 😋 👍🏼👏🏻 2mo
Buechersuechtling I love all of your above entries. I just read them and they gave me a kind of extra shot of positive energy. Thanks for that❣️ 1mo
mcipher @Buechersuechtling Awww, that‘s so sweet of you to say and so lovely to hear! 🥰 1mo
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Day 5 of #grateful21 ❤️
1. The gorgeous golden light over the reservoir (on my way to)
2. Book club (where there are)
3. People I can have an unpopular opinion around who listen respectfully and reply thoughtfully. (Educated: didn‘t like it but everyone else did).
@Eggs

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👍🏼 2mo
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Me for You | Lolly Winston
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#grateful21 Day 4 -but first, real life messy coffee table that‘s driving my husband crazy 😝
Today in grateful for:
1. This book, which I‘ve been waiting for for YEARS. I love Lolly Winston.
2. New Dunkin Donuts coffee flavors (chocolate cherry cold brew today!)
3. Unexpected office closure this morning = hanging out working in my pjs for a couple hours. ❤️

Eggs PJ workin‘ 💃🕺🏼yayyy 2mo
Lauram Thanks for sharing info on the cold brew! I look forward to having it tomorrow 2mo
mcipher @Lauram So many new flavors! My son said blueberry cobbler (or crisp? Can‘t remember) tomorrow. 2mo
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mcipher @Eggs Yes! If you have to work from home, pjs are where it‘s at. 😆 2mo
Lauram I just got peeps swirl. 2mo
mcipher @Lauram Did you like it? I tried it and it was a little too sweet but so yummy. 2mo
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Day 3 of #grateful21 (but it‘s never too late to join 🥰)
1. Pedicure today with my work friend (green! 💚)
2. Pistachio ice cream (also green- maybe it‘s a theme?)
3. Still light enough after work and the pedicure for a short walk outside.
@Eggs

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Pedicure for me too today, I went with my mom...I got blue! 👍 2mo
mcipher @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Blue is my go-to so I switched it up! I did my last one with my mom too - such fun bonding time. 😊 2mo
Texreader Pistachio!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
mcipher @Texreader so yummy!! 2mo
Eggs How fun❣️🌸 2mo
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Thornyhold | Mary Stewart
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Today‘s Book Barn #bookhaul is one thing I‘m grateful for. My other two for day 2 of #grateful21 are post-book-buying chili cheese fries with my son and my sister, and my #Edie and Chloe #catsoflitsy acting hilariously curious and shy when my sister came over. @Eggs

Eggs That‘s quite the look from your 🐱. Glad you had a lovely day 2mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Such a cutie 😻 2mo
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quietjenn Nice! 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 2mo
AnansiGirl Edie looking like she‘s plotting to nap on all those books 😼 2mo
Crazeedi Pretty kitty!😻 2mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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Love this idea - I‘ve kept gratitude journals before but I get lazy and stop. Maybe sharing will help! #grateful21 @Eggs
3/30-4/20
Mine for today:
Warm spring weather
The beach!!
Rocked a long, tough yoga practice and felt so amazing afterward.

Trashcanman ... 2mo
Eggs Wonderful ❣️ thanks for joining!! @mcipher (edited) 2mo
mcipher @Trashcanman That is EXACTLY what my husband does. 😆 He‘s the king of ellipses. And he hates the gratitude or positive statement or whatever thing. You guys would get along. 🤗 2mo
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mcipher @Eggs Thanka for suggesting it! ❤️ 2mo
shellleigh33 This sounds like a wonderful positive activity to do!! I think I am gonna give this a try too 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Yay!! 🤗 2mo
CBee @Trashcanman please, don‘t post things like this on a post about gratitude. Please 😳 2mo
Trashcanman @CBee you are correct. 2mo
CBee @Trashcanman thank you, George. 🙂 2mo
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Me for You | Lolly Winston
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First beach day of the year! Okay, it‘s way too cold to swim in March in Rhode Island... but it‘s beautiful here and so nice to be out by the water in the sunshine. Happy spring!! 🌸

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I‘m still plugging away at super old TBR books, though the last few aren‘t alphabetical anymore... This has been on my Goodreads since 2011!

shellleigh33 Great minds think alike 😊. Hope you are enjoying. I just finished up a Emily Griffin book couple days ago off my TBR list. It was All We Ever Wanted. It was really good. I had forgot how much I like her books. 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 I just finished it a few minutes ago! She is good but always so kind of sad - at least this one was. 2mo
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1. I am a big self-care advocate! I get monthly massages and I‘m starting to do pedicures more often... but my big one this spring is a week at my parents‘ cabin in Maine in April.
2. My quirkiness! I always have fun because I‘m weird. 😆
3. I project calm and I‘m really good at soothing stressed-out people.
4. Tagging my awesome penpals @shellleigh33 @LibrarianRyan ❤️
Thanks @DaveGreen7777 for the tag! #HelloThursday #selfcare

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😘 2mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! I‘m weird too... Can totally relate 🤟🏽 2mo
mcipher @CouronneDhiver Yes! I tell my son he‘s weird and he‘ll start to get offended, and then I say “would you rather be normal and boring?” And he changes his mind. 😆 2mo
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shellleigh33 I like weird. Normal is so boring!!! 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 yes!! 🤪😆🥰 2mo
Trashcanman I could use some #3 2mo
Trashcanman I'm not weird, I'm pathetic. 2mo
mcipher @Trashcanman Awww! I do guided meditations if you want a little piece of potential calm. And you‘re not pathetic, so emo! 😆😉 2mo
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Bad Things Happen | Harry Dolan
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Back home all cozied up in my fuzzy blankie and fuzzy bathrobe, trying to hold it together long enough to go to sleep at a reasonable time but too tired to actually do anything but sot and read... I think this book is going to become weird but right now it‘s very pleasant and matter-of-fact, despite the murders - the writing is a quiet descriptive type that I adore.

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Her Royal Spyness | Rhys Bowen
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Is there anything better after a busy day full of people-ing than a book and bed? We did customer interviews all day and I am exhausted - I thought about finding a yoga class or taking a walk or hitting the hotel hot tub and then decided right here is where it is at. 📚 🛏 This book is great so far!!

mcipher @Suzze This is one you sent me!! 🥰 2mo
Suzze @mcipher So glad you‘re liking it! 2mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Work trip hotel reading stack along with all my 8000 cords and random snacks. I started Daisy in the plane this morning and it‘s so good so far - thanks again @shellleigh33 for sharing it with me!!! 😘

ferskner That looks like the perfect stack! 2mo
shellleigh33 🙌🏻❤️Daisy. It is so good. Hope u love it girl!!! 2mo
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I was inspired by @Texreader ‘s suggestion to find your #firstpost - here‘s mine from about 2.5 years ago. I looked back through my feed and it was such a trip down memory lane! Funny how remembering what I was reading usually brings me right back to where I was and what was going on at that time (and how often I used Litsy to help me feel better when things were tough by reminding me that there is good stuff too). ❤️❤️

DivineDiana I love your first post! 2mo
mcipher @DivineDiana Awww thanks! ❤️ 2mo
DivineDiana I even tried to find it, so I could like it! 2mo
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Paperback.Propensity This looks so cool! I feel the same way when I remember reading a certain book. It's like when you hear an old song on the radio and remember the good ol days 2mo
mcipher @Paperback.Propensity Exactly!!! I tried to explain it to my husband but he just thinks I‘m weird, going away somewhere and then reading a book. But it makes memories! 😆 2mo
mcipher @DivineDiana 😆 You should definitely read this book if you haven‘t, then!! 2mo
DivineDiana I did read it! And even visited the Sculpture Park in Seattle when I visited my sister! Will tag you if I can find my posts! 😉 2mo
C.Perone That's why I sometimes like to just sit in my library and gaze at the titles--it's a trip down memory lane 😊 2mo
mcipher @C.Perone Yes! You get to remember the book and life events - so much fun!! 2mo
mcipher @DivineDiana I actually remember those posts now that you shared them again!! It was awesome to see your pictures of the garden. 😊 2mo
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The Dirty Book Club | Lisi Harrison
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OMG @HufflepuffGirl90 - what a great and chocolatey #BBSredacted swap!! All of these books have been on my TBR forever and I‘ve never been able to find the tagged book locally. I‘m super excited to read them all! You picked such yummy dark chocolate choices and the socks are so fuzzy and soft! Thank you so much!! 😊❤️

mcipher @Jilly6183 @HufflepuffGirl90 And I opened and posted and realized I‘m a day ahead. 🤦‍♀️ I was so sure today was the 15th and wondering why I didn‘t see anyone else‘s boxes opened! I‘m so sorry you guys... 😬 2mo
Jilly6183 Hahaha no worries! I'm not strictly enforcing anything given all the stuff that happened 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like everything!! I‘m glad I could get you a book that was hard for you to find! 😊I was very much out of my element since I don‘t eat chocolate lol. 2mo
mcipher @HufflepuffGirl90 You did awesome!! I already ate a whole Twix yesterday... 😆 And yeah, SO excited to see that book!!! Also your drink recommendations were spot on. I have had and really enjoyed that milk stout. 🥰 2mo
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The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Greetings from the snowy north - Montréal is expecting 6” tomorrow so we got miles of walking tourism in today (and several coffee stops to warm up)!! I did not read at this adorable café, but I started this book last night and I‘m enjoying it so far - it is SO not Harry Potter, which I expected but was still surprised by, you know?

Melissa_J It‘s the winter that doesn‘t want to end 😢 Glad you‘re enjoying you visit to Montreal. 2mo
mcipher @Melissa_J I know! In CT we had a cold winter but only just got “real” snow. Very strange. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
LeahBergen I hope you get some bagels and a smoked meat sandwich, too. 😄 2mo
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mcipher @LeahBergen Smoked meat today, poutine every day, but no bagels yet. I‘m excited to try one! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm That croissant 🥐 looks 😋! 2mo
bookandbedandtea I absolutely love this series. I hope you enjoy it! Have fun in Montreal. 2mo
kspenmoll Your croissant & coffee looks delicious! I visited Montreal years ago for a week & fell in love. 💕☕️🥐 2mo
mcipher @erzascarletbookgasm It was amazing!! I had more today (chocolate!!!) 2mo
mcipher @bookandbedandtea I‘ve resisted it because it‘s not Harry, but I‘m happy that I got over myself and tried it. Thank you! 2mo
mcipher @kspenmoll It‘s been fun, but it‘s not a place I could imagine living - Key West, I was ready to house hunt there. Montréal is cool but I‘m not going to be overly sad to leave. Funny (and neat) how places can feel so different for different people!! 2mo
kspenmoll @mcipher Love Key West (ocean) but even so, too hot in summer for me! We were in Montreal in the summer & it was lovely temp wise & all in bloom. Yes, our responses to places really does depend on who we are. 😘 2mo
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Happy Birthday | Danielle Steel
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Just heard a rumor that it is my awesome #LitsyPenPal ‘s birthday. A little late in the day, but I‘m sending tons of birthday wishes to @shellleigh33 - I hope you had a fabulous day, Michelle!! 🥰🎂🥳🍾

shellleigh33 Awe 😘🥰 thanks to the best pen pal ever!! 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Yay! Glad you saw the post before your birthday is over. 🤗 3mo
Crazeedi @shellleigh33 happy happy birthday LMPBC partner!!! Hope your day was fantastic!!🎉🎉 3mo
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shellleigh33 @mcipher I just got off work and seen it. It made my day even more special 🤗 3mo
shellleigh33 Thank you so much @Crazeedi 3mo
shellleigh33 Thank you @tpixie 3mo
tpixie @shellleigh33 ♥️😊♥️🥳🥳🥳 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday @shellleigh33 🎊🎂🎉 3mo
Dragon Happy birthday 🎂! @shellleigh33 🎉 3mo
whatshesreadingnow @shellleigh33 Happy Birthday, Michelle! 💜🎉🍰 3mo
Kaye A late birthday wish. Hope you got some cake 🎂 @shellleigh33 (edited) 3mo
shellleigh33 Thank you so much @Dragon @whatshesreadingnow. And @kaye I got cake and some Kristy Kreme Chocolate iced filled donuts for my birthday 😋 Had to break my diet just a little 😉🤫 3mo
Kaye Doggone , I‘d break my diet for those too. 😋 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Oooh, Krispy Kreme!! Perfect birthday food! 😉 3mo
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I started this book around midnight last night, then read today for an hour in a really hot bath with a sinus headache and a beer. I watched the movie a while back and I can‘t tell if I‘m remembering that or if I‘ve actually read this before, and it‘s kind of unsettling because it‘s a weird book. I really I shouldn‘t read it when I‘m not quite with it. Pictured with my unfiltered real life messy weird living room situation.

Soubhiville This is a banana pants book. 🍌👖 Hope you feel better soon! 3mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congratulations @TheSpineView on your 50k milestone!! Check out her feed or #50KLoveLitsy to enter to win a really generous prize! So sweet. 🥰

TheSpineView Good luck! 3mo
wordzie 😎 3mo
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@LibrarianRyan and I are hosting this #buddyread in March (after our #epicfail of an attempt in November...) Open to anyone interested in joining! 😊

jpmcwisemorgan Wait! I think I own this one. 3mo
mcipher @jpmcwisemorgan Yay!! Join us - it is really good (even though I didn‘t finish it yet I did enjoy what I read) 3mo
jmtrivera Ooh, yes, please! 3mo
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Carolyn11215 One of my all time favorite books. I think I have one more to finish the series. 3mo
jpmcwisemorgan I downloaded it to my phone. 3mo
mcipher @jmtrivera Awesome! Glad to have you join us! 3mo
mcipher @Carolyn11215 How many are in the series? Are they all good (that you read?) (edited) 3mo
Carolyn11215 @mcipher there are 5 books in the series. I‘ve read 4 of them. Loved them all. Going to be sad when I‘m finished with the series! 3mo
mcipher @Carolyn11215 That is always tough with a series you love. I‘m excited that if I like it there‘s more to look forward to, though! 3mo
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My February reads - thanks to a a few well underway and some graphic novels, I read 13 books this month - not too shabby. The tagged was my favorite but there are a few other good ones here.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job! 📖💖 3mo
SW-T Awesome! I enjoyed Murder 101 and Coffee & Kung Fu when I read them 😊 3mo
BarbaraJean Great reading month! 💜📚💜 Coffee & Kung Fu is so good—that one is such a comfort read for me. 😊 3mo
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Halfway through this morning at work, I had to admit defeat and take a sick day - I‘m so congested! Started this (unputtdownable so far) book in a very hot bath with peppermint and eucalyptus oil. Pictured with just some of my sick day paraphernalia (I get man colds), some random crap, and my every day buddy #Chloe #catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy @MinDea

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh no!! Not you too!! 😰😰 Feel better soon! 3mo
mcipher @BarbaraTheBibliophage Dropping like flies!! 😆 Everyone in my office was sick last week and I was all pleased with myself for not catching it... until Saturday morning rolled around. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @mcipher Oh man. That stinks. I don‘t even know who to blame my flu on! Hope you can rest up tonight. 😍 3mo
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CareBear Wow this has been a tough flu season!! I hope you feel better soon! 😘 3mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 3mo
Itchyfeetreader You have all the right stuff and someone to watch over you! Feel better soon 3mo
irre Feel better 3mo
cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon! 3mo
mcipher @CareBear I know! Crazy this year. And thanks! 😊 3mo
mcipher @Itchyfeetreader She‘s just looking for a chance to steal a hair elastic, really. But I‘ll pretend she cares. 😉😆 3mo
shellleigh33 Oh no. I hate to hear that you are feeling bad. I hope you get to feeling better soon my sweet friend. Make sure you get plenty of rest 🤗 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Awww, thanks! I am totally taking it easy and hoping tomorrow this thing turns around. Stay healthy - sounds like this cold is everywhere! ☹️ 3mo
shellleigh33 It is girl. We had the flu go through our house couple weeks ago and it was not fun at all. I am sending good vibes your way. Hope it is just sinuses or simple cold and you wake up feeling refreshed and better in the morning. Our doctor told us to take a medicine called Oscillococcinum that you can buy over the counter for the symptoms. It is a homeopathic medicine that is similar to tamiflu but a lot cheaper and it did help. 3mo
shellleigh33 Have also been told that by one of the nurse practitioners that I work with that black elderberry is suppose to help with flu like symptoms. 3mo
shellleigh33 Just wanted to “stop” by and check on you today. Hope you are feeling better 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 I just heard that Oscillococcinum is the best thing! I have been taking zinc and black elderberry. And much better today, thanks!! 😊 Still stuffy but in the mend. Sorry you guys had the flu - kids are the worst with getting sick and I know working in a hospital doesn‘t help. 3mo
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Spent the day with my mom and sister today - Mexican food, pedicures, and TJ Maxx (where I got this super cute mug); then went to the LEGO movie with my son and husband. Now it‘s solo chill time with a book and some cinnamon tea (and, though not pictured, Chloe - she‘s on the floor playing with my hair elastic that she stole).

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Today‘s library #bookhaul - TBR “B” authors plus two books from the new shelf. Pictured with what I ate for lunch at 3:00 today because it‘s been that kind of week at work. 😆 🍨

MyNamesParadise Really enjoyed The Killing Lessons and The Sleepwalker!! 3mo
wordzie 😎 3mo
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kspenmoll Love that lunch!! 3mo
mcipher @C.Perone @MyNamesParadise I‘m looking forward to all of these - glad to hear you guys enjoyed some of my stack. 👏 3mo
mcipher @kspenmoll 😆 I was planning on pb&j and then.... seriously, it was a week. 3mo
mcipher @wordzie 😊 3mo
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Came home to super cool book mail, but these story cards -The Family Arcana- aren‘t in the Litsy database. I love this concept - shuffle and see where the story goes and I really enjoyed his other book, The Manual of Detection. #Chloe is sitting on the tagged book, which was my surprise #Booksgiving gift a couple weeks ago. #catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy @MinDea
I‘ll post a link to the cards in the comments if you‘re curious. 😊

Texreader That does sound awesome 3mo
Slajaunie Chloe is beautiful! 💙🐾 3mo
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Crazeedi I ❤❤chloe!! 3mo
mcipher @Texreader I‘m hoping!! 3mo
mcipher @Slajaunie @Crazeedi Awww, thank you! She‘s very sweet and very naughty. So your typical cat. 3mo
Slajaunie 😂 3mo
BookNAround Chloe is a beauty! 3mo
mcipher @BookNAround Thanks! 😊 3mo
shellleigh33 Those cards sound awesome!!! 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 I‘m betting they are also super weird - I remember his book as way weird- but in a really fun way! 3mo
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My alphabetical super old TBR reading fest continues with this one - on the list since 2010, you guys. Insane. I‘m not loving the lack of quotes when people speak but other than that, it‘s solid so far. I can‘t imagine how awful it would be to taste people‘s secret feelings in food, unless you knew some really happy good cooks. #Edie is resigned to my poor attempts to get a decent picture of her in the dim light. #catsoflitsy

Weaponxgirl Her expression is great 😆 3mo
zezeki I just started rereading this one. I loved it the first time, will see how I'll feel this time around. 3mo
mcipher @Weaponxgirl She‘s a lady with a LOT of opinions that she isn‘t afraid to share! 3mo
mcipher @zezeki 👍 3mo
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My office is open today, but I decided to take PTO. Stayed up *way* too late last night reading this and plan to spend the next couple hours the same way. It‘s really good and kind of creepy, and I love Brenna‘s weird memory condition. As someone with a terrible memory, it sounds annoying but so amazing to have that recall!

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Murder 101 | Maggie Barbieri
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This one has been on my TBR forever, so it feels really good to start it. Enjoying a spiced cider along with it. Not pictured: cats as foot warmers. 😸

batsy The cider sounds delicious and the book sounds fun! Hope it's a good read. 3mo
Zelma That all sounds so cozy! 3mo
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Gemina - The Illuminae Files: | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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A little late but here are my answers:
Tagged book has been on my mind since I finished the trilogy - I love Nik and Hanna‘s relationship in this one!
Favorite flower- peonies
Chocolate!
Sending love to all of you guys - and anyone who wants to play along please do! 😚
Thanks for the tag @Dragon 🤗

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And here‘s the reveal! Thank you so much @Lynnsoprano !! Two new-to-me authors and two that have been hanging out in my TBR forever! The chocolate, I‘m happy to report, did not melt. 😋 Such a cute mug, two adorable notepads, the candle smells amazing, and a little bear too! I love it all, you are amazing! (#Chloe decided that she loves the box and maybe the bear...) #cupidgoespostal

Lynnsoprano I‘m so glad you like it! I had a lot of fun putting it together. Happy Valentines Day!❤️ 3mo
CouronneDhiver Looks like it is pet approved 😂 3mo
mcipher @CouronneDhiver Boxes are always 👍👍 3mo
shellleigh33 ❤️Kristin Hannah. I have that same book that is in my TBR stack. Maybe that can be a buddy read 😉 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Yes!! Buddy read would be so fun! I have the one by her that you got me, too. I have great summer vacation reading plans for so many of these books. 3mo
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Crafty Valentines | Shannon Whitt
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BookishMarginalia Awwwww! 3mo
Lynnsoprano She is so cute. I feel bad I didn‘t include something for her. 3mo
mcipher @Lynnsoprano She has so many toys! And she totally got the bear. 😆😆 3mo
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#Chloe and I are hoping that this book gets me out of a mini-slump - everything I pick up this week I put down after a few chapters, or feel like I‘m slogging through. The cover is really pretty and so far I‘m enchanted, but I liked the past 3 until I lost interest...
#catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy

AnneFindsJoy Awww sweet kitty, and I loved that book! 😻📚🤩 (it was awesome on audio) 3mo
Dragon 😻 3mo
mcipher @AnneFindsJoy Good to hear and thanks! 🤗 3mo
mcipher @Dragon 👏 3mo
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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I haven‘t had a beer in ages and I am drinking this one too fast before pizza comes out of the oven, so i feel a little wheeeee! 😆 Enjoying this book more than I expected. I have to finish it tonight so that makes it much easier. (FYI both #Edith and #Chloe are purring away here 😻) #catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy @MinDea

kspenmoll What luxurious hair your kitty has! 4mo
mcipher @kspenmoll She does! I just picked up a while kitten‘s worth from the carpet! 😆😆 4mo
Dragon 😻 4mo
shellleigh33 ❤️❤️ 🐈 3mo
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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#Chloe chilling in my lap for neck scritches, and my next two book club books - it took forever to get the tagged one for Wednesday, so I put Exit West on hold for March and it came in right away.
We‘re supposed to bring our list of five dinner guests to this meeting and I can‘t decide who to pick... right now it‘s my old friend Mary, Gabby Bernstein, Kurt Cobain, Jenny Cruise, and Anne Sexton. Your list?
#catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy

CareBear 😻😻😻 4mo
AWahle Beautiful kitty. I have a Chloe as well! 4mo
mcipher @AWahle It‘s a popular name! She‘s a sweet little pain in the butt. 😆 4mo
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