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mcipher

Joined November 2016

The library is my happy place.
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Amazing falafel and eggplant combo and a book - life is good. ❤️

Mandoul That looks awesome! 2d
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A little bedtime reading snack - sweet potato chips and a lavender lemon sour beer. And my awesome yard sale embroidered chicken!

MrBook 😎👍🏻👍🏻 4d
Aimeesue Nice chicken! 4d
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Some potential #LMPBC options for Group M - still narrowing but has anyone read these? (two are re-reads for me that I‘d love to explore with someone else but not sure if anyone else is into that idea) Tagging the rest in the comments.
@DarcysMom @arubabookwoman @Shakespearience

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! 5d
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mcipher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It‘s so hard to pick! 5d
DarcysMom I haven't read any of these. 😁 5d
arubabookwoman The only one I‘ve read is The Magician‘s Assistant. It was good, but Not what I consider a “rereadable” book. I just read a different book by Jess Walter that I liked a lot, so The Financial Lives of Poets was already on my radar screen. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is one I‘ve been interested in reading for a long time. I‘m not familiar with the other potential choices. 5d
Shakespearience I just did This is How it Always Is with the last LMPBC 😅 5d
mcipher @Shakespearience @arubabookwoman @DarcysMom Awesome, that narrows it down!! Thanks ladies. 🤗 5d
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So not the best first week, but I traveled for work 3 days and it‘s just been flat-out. Morning meditation is harder to remember for this night owl than expected! I might tweak that goal and my step goal a bit since I failed to track consistently. At least I am paying attention and thinking about my health, which is the first step! #BFCR4 #TeamSpellbinders
@Crazeedi @Airykah13

Lucy_Anywhere Still a grear start 💪 Tweaking goals is all part of the process 😀 life happens after all! 5d
Crazeedi You didnt fail! You made a start and so pat yourself on the back and take a step forward this week! Good job!! 5d
mcipher @Lucy_Anywhere @Crazeedi Thanks guys! Definitely a good challenge for self kindness, right? 😉 5d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! And sometimes it takes a week or so to tweak your goals just right. The important thing is you've made great progress and paying attention is sometimes more important than anything. Keep up the great work! 5d
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A Familiar Tail | Delia James
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Snuck away from my work trip (I had a 15 hour day yesterday so I feel entitled) to check out a local brewery and read my nook. I am the only woman in the whole bar 😆😆 The beer is good and I *love* this book so far!

phatsallylee I am always stopping at random breweries. So if you see another woman drinking beer and reading a book, it could be me! 1w
mcipher @phatsallylee Beer and book ladies unite!! 1w
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Awkward #Amelia and my #BFCR4 goals - excited and a little nervous (mostly about my step goal!) to get started. Let‘s do this thing, team! 👏👏
@Airykah13 @Crazeedi @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great goals! I know you got this!👍 2w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
Crazeedi We have a great team! Let's do it!! 1w
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I tidied up, put in a load of wash, and started some oatmeal, so now I feel entitled to chill with coffee and my book for a bit. Later I get a massage, visit my MIL who broke her ankle, and talk to a lady about another yoga job - all good things but a little introvert time is warranted first (my massage therapist and I gossip the whole hour 😆). What are your Saturday plans?

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Friday night vibes. I have to say that when the MC in the tagged book wears a class of 2012 t-shirt, my gut just went “ooofff... you are so old, Ms. Class of 1997” It‘s a pretty cute story so far and a great break from the dark of the King book.

Leftcoastzen Cute photo! 2w
valeriegeary I went to get a blood test today and the guy in the chair next to me was asked his birthday and he answered 2002 and I almost screeched out loud in horror. 😂 2w
CaseyLea I work in HR and it freaks me out when I see student CVs come in with a birth date of 2003 😆 2w
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mcipher @valeriegeary @CaseyLea It‘s like the world keeps getting younger! 😆 2w
mcipher @Leftcoastzen Awww, thanks! I love that lamp, my mom got it for me. 😊 2w
ravenlee Class of 1999 here, and I‘m still trying to figure out when we got old...feel like I‘m surrounded by whippersnappers. 2w
mcipher @ravenlee My son is a senior this year and it blows my mind every time I think about it. He‘s like a grownup and I feel like I‘m still that age! 2w
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I‘m trying to read a little before bed but someone has other plans... #Amelia #catsoflitsy

Sace This picture coupled with the Stephen King book tag is hilarious. 2w
Sace Evil kitty death stare 😂🤣 2w
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder It is legit what I‘m trying to read, but i see your point! 😆😆 2w
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Sace I had no doubt you were reading that. That's what's funny to me. Like the cat knew the genre and was just adding to the reading experience. 2w
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder She‘s really chasing a bug, but it is an unsettling picture. 😆 2w
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Maybe she is a King fan though? She‘s just a baby but she‘s weird... 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Sace Weird cats are the BEST 😁 2w
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Are there any other kind of cats?! 😉 2w
Sace Touché 2w
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I look mildly confused 😆 but here‘s my #mondaymorningbeverage. Just parked at the office before a long day of planning our work for next quarter.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have a great day!!! 3w
dariazeoli Mildly confused is my norm! 😉 2w
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I skipped a round or two, but I‘m really happy to be back - I missed the accountability and the support of this challenge! #BFCr4
My goals this round: 12 books, 50,000 steps/week, yoga every day, morning meditation every day, and 3 different color fruits/veg every day. Cannot wait to get started!! ❤️

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 3w
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New Orleans Rush | Kelly Siskind
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My to-do list and my laundry to fold. But I‘m skipping down to the bottom of the list to “read and drink coffee” first. I‘m already partway thru the bottom 3 of these, but I might be in the mood for some funny contemporary romance a la the tagged book or the one under it... Either way, not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning. ❤️

shellleigh33 I would start with the bottom 2 on the list 📚 ☕️ 🍪😋😉 also but that is probably all I would get done with for the day 😂 3w
mcipher @shellleigh33 I did fold laundry and change sheets so I‘m feeling like all my lazy reading time is a-okay. 😉 3w
shellleigh33 Sounds like enough productivity to me 👍🏻 3w
CaseyLea Wise move, if you ask me 😂 3w
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There‘s no day quite like library day. I have such an exciting stack, I‘m not sure where to start (but I‘ve got a couple I should really finish first... and I‘ve been thinking about re-reading/finally finish the series for The Gunslinger for so long!) The one you can‘t quite see is Gravity Is The Thing but I think the others are legible. 🥰

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Cozy | Parnell Hall
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The rest of my #cozyswap from @BethM
I don‘t *need* another scarf or mask or bath bomb (which is to say I am obsessed with them, I love them all and no YOU have too many, okay??) and I am so excited to drink pumpkin spice in my own home tomorrow morning (I forget you can make it yourself! 😆) Super intrigued by the dish towel and the pecan pie m&ms equally. And the yoga deck and the cute candle and everything else?! So awesome. Thank you!! 💗🤗

BethM Aww yay! I‘m so glad you like it! 3w
madamereadsalot1 Pecan pie M&Ms are my FAVORITE! 3w
mcipher @madamereadsalot1 my first time having them and they are so good! 3w
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mcipher @BethM I love it! Totally nailed it!! 🤗🤗 3w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 awesome! And I love that scarf!! 😍🎃♥️🍁📖🔪☕️♥️ 3w
mcipher @Avanders If only it would get cold enough to wear a scarf! I‘m ready... 😆 3w
Avanders Mee too... I've been pushing it a little bit, wearing scarves anyway.. ;D 3w
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Finally able to open my #cozyswap after a long day. @BethM Thank you SO MUCH! I‘m doing this I‘m two posts because one won‘t do it all justice. #Chloe is curious about the whole thing so she helped me set up the books. I love that two of these are ones you enjoyed, and I‘ve been dying for the other 2 -I can‘t wait to read them all!!

Leftcoastzen Such a cute kitty😻 3w
mcipher @Leftcoastzen She‘s crazy - such a fun girl. 😊 3w
booksandsympathy Hounded is fantastic. Kevin Hearne is local and I was introduced to his books by a former coworker who had him as an English teacher in highschool. He came into the store one day, but I was busy with another customer and not able to meet him. 😔 3w
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mcipher @booksandsympathy Awww, too bad - maybe he‘ll come back another time! Excited to read it - the jacket blurb sounds awesome! 3w
BethM I love The Delia James one as well- soooo good! 3w
Avanders 📖🔪♥️ 3w
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This cat castle is the best $70 I‘ve spent in a long time. I moved it out to the screen porch this morning so they can enjoy a little outside birdwatching and I can enjoy this book (I can‘t put it down) and my coffee and how much fun they are having. Amelia (new kitten) ran off to explore other things before I could snap a picture with the two little girls, but #Chloe has been hanging out and loving it. #catsoflitsy

AmyG That‘s a great buy for $70. 4w
mcipher @AmyG I know!! Super sale. I was planning to build one but I couldn‘t do it for less so 🤷‍♀️ 4w
AmyG It‘s huge. Quite the steal. 4w
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valeriegeary I'm in love with this porch! 😍 4w
Librariana Agree with all the sentiments! Great price, faboo investment for the kittehs, AND enviable reading spot. Enjoy! 4w
mcipher @valeriegeary It was definitely a selling point when we found this house! I need to get electricity out here so I can use it at night more. 4w
mcipher @Librariana Thanks! It‘s been a lovely morning 😊 4w
Dragon 😻 4w
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Day 7 of #7days7covers #covercrush
This is the only one I haven‘t read out of my posts for this challenge, and I 100% bought it for the cover. My mom read it and said it‘s really bleak so maybe a good wintertime book?!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes, definitely! I enjoyed it - definitely an unusual story. (edited) 4w
mcipher @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Awesome! I‘m excited for it and getting excited for cold weather. 😊 4w
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#covercrush #7days7covers Day 6
I love this whole series but I only own this one.

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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4
Guys, this week... I am so exhausted. I need a new job or a vacation or something.
Too tired to tag someone but if you want to play, please do!

Soubhiville ❤️❤️❤️ hope you‘re feeling more yourself soon. 1mo
shellleigh33 I understand the feeling. This week has been a stressful one for me to. It seems like Saturday can‘t get here quick enough. Hope your week gets better my sweet friend😘🤗 (edited) 1mo
mcipher @Soubhiville Thanks! Just too many big new projects going on at once and not enough me to do them all well. 1mo
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mcipher @shellleigh33 Awww, sorry to hear your week has been rough too! I hope tomorrow is better for you. 🤗🥰 1mo
Amiable Something must be in the air —I have had the same feeling (new job or a long vacation needed) all week as well. Hope your weekend is relaxing! 4w
mcipher @Amiable I agree - everyone I‘ve said that too felt the same way. Have a very relaxing calm weekend! 4w
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Wildfire at Midnight | Mary Stewart
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#covercrush #7days7covers Day 3. I couldn‘t pick just one but they‘re so similar it works!
Tagging @Tanzy13 if you want to play - post a cover each day for 7 days, no explanation needed.

bookandbedandtea I love Mary Stewart's books. My editions aren't as pretty ad these. 1mo
Lcsmcat These are the editions I remember from my youth! Love her work. 1mo
LeahBergen Love! 😍 1mo
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kspenmoll Love seeing these older editions. I gobbled up all her books! 1mo
mcipher @bookandbedandtea I‘m trying to collect them all in the older editions. They‘re my favorite! 1mo
mcipher @Lcsmcat Right?! She‘s amazing and the covers are so perfect. 1mo
mcipher @kspenmoll I know! I found one that was a novella I hadn‘t read a few years ago and special ordered it from the library - such a treat! 1mo
mcipher @LeahBergen You can‘t beat these 60s covers. Just fabulous! 1mo
Nute Perfect! 1mo
batsy Oooh! Such fab covers 😍 1mo
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A Perfect Heritage | Penny Vincenzi
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Snuggled up tonight with this book - and our new kitten! ❤️❤️ We brought her home today and the other two have a lot of feelings about stranger danger... Her name is Amelia and she is SO sweet and snuggly. She‘s a little of an older kitten - she was born in May - but not as big as she looks here!

Bookzombie So sweet! 💕 🐱 1mo
Leftcoastzen Awwww super cute! Hope they get along soon!😻 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Enjoy your new addition to the family! 💜 1mo
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shellleigh33 😻😻 adorable!! 1mo
mcipher @Bookzombie Thank you! She is such a cuddler! 1mo
mcipher @Leftcoastzen Chloe and Amelia are chasing each other around today (in a play way) so we‘ve made huge progress! 1mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 She is - the picture doesn‘t do her justice! 1mo
mcipher @LiteraryinLititz We are! Already thinking “hmmmm... maybe four cats is okay...” because she‘s so much fun! 😆 1mo
Leftcoastzen Oh good ! Good sign! 1mo
LiteraryinLititz @mcipher Ha! We have 3 and I wouldn‘t be at all surprised if more somehow found their way into our hearts. 💜 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3
Tagging @DivineDiana if you haven‘t already joined - just post 7 covers for 7 days, no explanation needed. ❤️

Libby1 Great book. 1mo
DivineDiana Thank you! I have been tagged, but need to finish the challenge. Was on a Anniversary Getaway and neglected my Litsy posts. 🤦‍♀️ 4w
mcipher @DivineDiana Happy anniversary! Hope you had a great getaway. I think everyone has been tagged - it‘s so fun though 😝 4w
DivineDiana Thank you so much! I did! 💗It is fun! 🙂 (edited) 4w
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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 2
Tagging @shellleigh33 if you want to play - post a pretty cover every day for 7 days, no explanation required.
Honesty: I took all my 7 pictures yesterday while I was thinking about it so I‘d have them ready. 😉

Lcsmcat I‘ve never seen this cover for this book - who‘s the publisher? 1mo
twohectobooks That‘s what I‘m planning to do! I won‘t get it done otherwise! 1mo
batsy Love the look of your nails against that cover! 1mo
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shellleigh33 Sounds fun. Challenge excepted I will post my first post later today. That‘s for the tag 1mo
sudi 💚💚💚 1mo
mcipher @batsy Thank you! I thought they were good colors together too. 😊 1mo
mcipher @twohectobooks Exactly! I‘d totally miss a day. 1mo
mcipher @Lcsmcat It is A Harper Perennial Olive Edition. Whatever that means. I bought this and another published by them because they are so gorgeous! 1mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Yay! Can‘t wait to see your covers! 1mo
mcipher @sudi 🥰 1mo
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The Complete Poems | Anne Sexton
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 1 (it took a while to pick one!!)
Thanks for the tag @Amiable
I can‘t think of anyone I follow who hasn‘t already been tagged but if you haven‘t and you‘re reading this, you‘re it 😉 Simply post a picture of a pretty book cover every day for 7 days with these tags. No explanation needed.

Leftcoastzen Love her!Love the cover. 1mo
mcipher @Leftcoastzen I know - the moody blue color just captures her work so well! 1mo
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A Perfect Heritage | Penny Vincenzi
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This book, tea from the Azores, and a piece of apple crisp the size of my head = dinner tonight. And I‘m not mad about it. 🍎 ☕️ 📖 ❤️

AmyG Ooooo pie for dinner. 👍🏻 1mo
QuietlyLaura Yummy! 😍 1mo
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Coffee Cup Cozies | Vicki Becker
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It‘s here! And USPS totally respected that “fragile” stamp... 😆 #letsgetcozy #cozyswap
Excited for opening this - it says “who dun it” but I‘m not finding that user to tag!?

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧡🍁📖☕️🔪🎃♥️ I guess your sender chose to remain a secret til opening day 😁😁😁🥰 1mo
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I filled this bag for $10 while volunteering at my library‘s book sale yesterday. “Straightening shelves” (aka browsing) is the best part, after seeing other people all excited about books. The enthusiasm of fellow readers is so awesome!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚 1mo
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Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman
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When you‘ve had a work week (2 of them actually) like mine has been, you have a beer, eat homemade pizza, watch Clue on Amazon Prime, comfort read Mrs Pollifax, and maybe finally wrap your #letsgetcozy stuff to mail on Saturday. And you firmly refuse to remember that it‘s not actually Friday even though you need it to be.
Here‘s s hoping everyone else has a suuuuuper chill week to counteract the energy mine is putting out into the world! 😒

batsy Love that cover! 1mo
mcipher @batsy I‘m slowly collecting these and Mary Stewart with the classic 60s covers. They are my favorite! 1mo
Avanders 🧡🍁📖☕️🔪🎃♥️ 1mo
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Thanks to starting this book, this is the first time in years that my TBR has dipped below 600.... I‘m so weirdly excited about it. Why does 599 seem so much more manageable?! August was a great reading month: 13 books finished with a couple being way back on said TBR — and every book is just better if you read on vacation.

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Guys, I just bought a new car. And it‘s so. Much. Money. But my car got totaled on Thursday (everyone is okay) so... I‘m celebrating/freaking out a little with beer and a book in the backyard. Also my dad, who went with me, is loving the Honda CR-V song and wants to play it when we walk into the dealership to finish the paperwork. 😆😆

TheSpineView Glad you are OK. I know your pain on car prices. My dad always said money doesn't grow on trees but I never understood until I hav to.p but my first car! 2mo
QuietlyLaura So glad you are ok! Cars are a lot of money but they are also freedom and independence, too! ☺️ 2mo
AmyG Yikes. As long as you are ok. As my Mom always would say...drive it in good health. 2mo
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Megabooks Glad you are okay! 2mo
Bklover Enjoy your new car! 🚘 2mo
mcipher @TheSpineView I know! It‘s not something you think about until you have to pay for a new one. 2mo
mcipher @QuietlyLaura That is true - but someday I want to live somewhere I don‘t need one! 😆 2mo
mcipher @AmyG Yeah - we were shaken up but not hurt. And I plan to be very safe and healthy in this one!! 2mo
mcipher @Megabooks Me too - my son hugged me like ten times after because he was so glad I didn‘t get hurt (my side was the worst). 2mo
mcipher @Bklover I will - I am excited to get it tomorrow! 2mo
shellleigh33 Omg I haven‘t been on Litsy due to moving and just now seeing this. I am so glad you are okay 😘 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Moving?! How exciting! And I saw a comment about a fiancé? Congratulations!! Hope all is well my friend. ?? 2mo
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When it rains in the first morning at the lake - back in bed with coffee and a book.

hermyknee That sounds lovely! 2mo
Lucy_Anywhere This is the perfect book for a rainy day - I read it during a very wet week away and loved it. 2mo
Crazeedi I hope your weather clears, but in the meantime enjoy the book and peace and quiet! 2mo
AmyRebecca Great way to spend a rainy morning! 2mo
Beholderess Perfect ambience 1mo
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@BarbaraJean - I am so spoiled! The thought you put into crafting this adventure - all the lovely instructions - was just amazing!! I‘m so excited for the books, the bookmarks are just lovely (And the squirrel!) I can‘t wait to try the tea (SO COOL)... I will add the stones to my yoga room collection and track some adventures in the Harry Potter journal. So thoughtful and fun - THANK YOU!! 🥰👏👏 (also: #Chloe approved)
#staycationintimeswap

Chrissyreadit 🥰😍🥰what is in the bookish den box? Love your staycation swap! 2mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 2mo
mcipher @Chrissyreadit The wooden bookmark on top and a wooden mask - you can barely see it but it‘s leaning against 2mo
BarbaraJean Yaaaaay!! You‘re welcome! I‘m so glad you like it (and that Chloe approves—😁)! I had a lot of fun putting it together. 😊 Enjoy your adventures! 2mo
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Reading on my phone on the ferry back from Orient Point today. Great work trip but I‘m so glad to be back home and then Maine-bound in the morning!

Lcsmcat What a view! 2mo
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When you love a book and the author likes your review on Goodreads and you swoon. 🥰
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2859249804

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#cozyswap This is my usually favorite swap of the year - I love cozies!!! Sign ups open now - hosted by @Avanders 🍁 ☕️ 📚
Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-1QRLJfuGBcYqSFncDiZe62UeNwU6UUXskpvL...

mcipher Speaking of swaps: @Chrissyreadit @BarbaraJean My #staycationintime package finally went in the mail today! Should be there Saturday. 🤗📚 2mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️😘 2mo
BarbaraJean So exciting!! Yours is in the process of being assembled—spread out across my dining room table—and will go in the mail tomorrow! 🎉🥳 2mo
Chrissyreadit @mcipher 🥰👏🙌🎉❤️ 2mo
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Afternoon plans... I didn‘t finish out #BFCR2 as strong as I‘d have liked, but I‘m still happy with what I accomplished. I have definitely been walking more and looking for ways to get in extra steps, and I‘ve practiced yoga every day which is awesome - I tend to skip a couple days most weeks. I finished 3 books and I‘m in the middle of a couple of good ones (tagged book is ♥️ so far!). I hope all of #teamlitnfit had a fabulous last week!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 2mo
twohectobooks Mine has been pretty great! Thanks cap‘n 😉 2mo
okthislooksbad Finishing is more important than finishing strong, I think. At least that's what I've told myself throughout, and I'm sticking with it. Well done! 💃 2mo
kspenmoll Sounds like a good week! 2mo
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Heroine's Journey | Sarah Kuhn
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Current bedside table situation (which makes me realize I need to wipe up my coffee stains more often 😬🤷‍♀️). Took a wellness morning off from work and slept in, read a little of this 3rd in a super cute series and also some of my chakra book from the lovely @shellleigh33 I have a lunch appointment for IET and then back to work this afternoon, but it‘s been a nice break this morning.

shellleigh33 🥰 hope you are enjoying your morning. 3mo
shortsarahrose That mug is adorable 3mo
mcipher @shortsarahrose TJ Maxx! I almost gave it to my mom, since she‘s the one with the actual corgi, but I liked it too much. 😝 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Thanks! It was nice - and now I‘m feeling sick again so I just put the a/c on. I think it‘s this heat. 🥵 3mo
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A bit late on my week 5 check-in for #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge - but it‘s been a good week. Thanks to some great weather and fun outings, I finally got tantalizingly close to my step goal (38,000 out of 40,000). Yoga every damn day (as my current favorite teacher says). And I finished 6 books (I think my challenge goal was 12 and I‘ve read 16 so far). Pretty awesome week!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 3mo
krayoncolorz Amazing! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere Wow 🙌 well done you! 3mo
twohectobooks Great job doing so much reading! 3mo
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Summer Saturdays are the best. Lunch with a friend, overspending at the Book Barn (I now have holiday and vacation paperbacks to last me a couple years), an ice cream sundae, and now some beach reading. I hope everyone else is having an equally glorious day!! 📚🌊 🌴🍨

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Stray City: A Novel | Chelsey Johnson
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Such a good librar #bookhaul today - why do I have to go back to work instead of spending the rest of the day reading?!?? I also just saw summer reading for adults is happening at my library, and while I‘m late I hope to catch up on logging some books pretty quickly.

SW-T Nice! Happy reading 😊 3mo
essayareayaitch I was surprised that my library systems had some reading for adults too. Now I just need to go back and log the books. Also, adored 99% mine 3mo
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Finale (Caraval, #3) | Stephanie Garber
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Week 4 #BFCR2 check-in: My insane tomato plants, which kept me company reading last night. This week I didn‘t hit my step goal because of the weather (crazy hot today and thunderstorms a few days), but I have done yoga every day, I‘ve finished 3 books, and I‘m on week 2 of the “Naturally Slim” program I signed up for at work. I‘ve also been working on self care and kindness because life can be hard. ♥️ #teamlitnfit #bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! Life can be tough. And self-care and kindness to self is important. You are awesome! Don‘t forget that. ❤️ And adapt your goal as needed because of the heatwave. Stay cool & stay safe. 3mo
Daisey Sounds like a great week! 3mo
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twohectobooks Go you! Love those tomatoes! I‘m growing some for the first time this year and they seem to be doing well, which I‘m really excited about. 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere Great going 🙌 well done on the daily yoga! 3mo
okthislooksbad Those tomatoes are bomb! And so are you, well done on staying active despite the weather! 3mo
MargaretPinardAuthor So many goals, and progress on all of them—go you! I have waves like this, then shrink back...de idiom or willpower fatigue, I think. Here‘s to the bursts of creative genius! 🥂 3mo
mcipher @MargaretPinardAuthor Same here - very cyclical. I‘m in a “better” cycle now and hoping to maintain it! 3mo
kspenmoll Self care & kindness- great goals! Tomatoes plants are great! ❤️❤️😘 3mo
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Finale (Caraval, #3) | Stephanie Garber
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Teen angst and fancy beer, guys. Friday niiiiggghhhtt! 😆 The light went so I had to move inside, but the cats are happy about that.

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According to Apple, I didn‘t meet my step goal this week - but I spent so much time running to catch waves with the boogie board today that I say I made it pretty darn close. 🌊 Finishing my last day of my yoga challenge in a few minutes and I also finished 4 books. I started a new eating program thru work so that goal shifted again, but still a good week for #bookfitnesschallenge #BFCR2
(Today‘s beach not pictured - this is Canary Islands 😊)

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Sounds like a super fun week! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere Go you! 🙌 well done on completing the yoga challenge 3mo
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BeckyandBooks Fun! I haven‘t boogie boarded in forever. Great job this week! 3mo
twohectobooks @BeckyB to be honest I‘ve never really figured out what boogie boarding is to begin with lol 3mo
mcipher @twohectobooks It‘s so fun! If you get the chance, definitely try it. 3mo
mcipher @wanderinglynn Beach days make every week in summer fun. So lucky to be so close! 3mo
mcipher @Lucy_Anywhere Next up is chakra yoga! 3mo
mcipher @BeckyB Thanks! I hadn‘t in a couple years but it was a blast this week. 3mo
kspenmoll Love catching waves! That is work. Beach photo lovely. Makes me yearn to be there. 3mo
mcipher @kspenmoll It was lovely! 3mo
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Sat down to read and this was on the floor next to my couch: my son‘s abandoned pizza box (thanks, kid) serving as a cat bed. #Edie seems very comfortable there. Oh, cats. 😸 #catsoflitsy

Branwen 🤣😂😸 3mo
Erofan 😁😻 cutie! 3mo
Dragon 😻 3mo
shellleigh33 😂😂 3mo
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I took a library lunch break today and walked around the building to get in some #BFC steps - and I came across this random doll leg. Perfect photo op! 😆
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twohectobooks This feels like the beginning of a cozy mystery novel. 3mo
mcipher @twohectobooks 😆😆 3mo
wanderinglynn @twohectobooks The Case of the One Legged Doll. 😂😂😂 (edited) 3mo
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krayoncolorz The mystery of the missing leg 🦵😂 3mo
mcipher @wanderinglynn @krayoncolorz @twohectobooks So one of us needs to write this now... 3mo
wanderinglynn Oh wait, if it‘s a cozy, it needs a punny title. Maybe Legs Left Behind? (Okay that‘s terrible, but in my defense, I‘m exhausted.) 😂 3mo
krayoncolorz @wanderinglynn I think you‘re on to something there! 😆 3mo
okthislooksbad That is the most distracting leg I have ever seen. I need the story of how it ended up there 😂 3mo
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Late with my #BFCR2 week 2 check-in - but see where I‘ve been?! We walked down to the natural pool you see way down here and then alllll the way back up - and so many other hilly walks, so I definitely got my steps in (double most days). I didn‘t eat my vegetables and I skipped 3 yoga days, but with all the swimming I know I got tons of extra exercise. Squeezed in 2 finished books on our travel day yesterday. A great week 2! #teamlitnfit

Tamra Lovely! 3mo
krayoncolorz What a beautiful place! I need to eat more veggies too! 💗 3mo
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Lucy_Anywhere Wow! That's a gorgeous spot 💜 3mo
mcipher @Krayoncolorz @Lucy_Anywhere @Tamra It was insanely beautiful - the water is so deep and clear, it‘s hard to believe it‘s the same Atlantic we have at home! 3mo
DivineDiana Fantastic photo! Is this Spain? 3mo
mcipher @DivineDiana Thanks! Yes, it is Gran Canaria, Spain - part of the Canary Islands. 3mo
DivineDiana What a trip! ❤️ 3mo
Mitch Lovely wild coastline... very envious x 3mo
twohectobooks Beautiful photo! Glad you‘re having a good holiday. 3mo
wanderinglynn What a beautiful spot! And way to go! Sounds like an incredible week! 🙌 3mo
BeckyandBooks Beautiful! I love the coast! 3mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous place to be! Sounds like you are doing fine!!! 3mo
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Red Hook Road: A Novel | Ayelet Waldman
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So late with my week one checkin for #BFCR2 because we‘ve been stuck in airports in Madrid for two days and it‘s been kinda nuts. Finally got to Gran Canaria and settled in! I hit my step goal almost every day (nearly doubled it today) and did my yoga every day. I didn‘t track my veggies well, but I finished four books (2 I was pretty far in). Pretty good first week -and I just saw that that #teamlitnfit also nailed it!!
#bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere Well done 🙌 enjoy Gran Canaria! 4mo
janeycanuck Stuck in an airport for two days?! That‘s such a nightmare. Hope you had lots of books!! 4mo
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mcipher @janeycanuck We did sleep in a hotel, but we spent all day in the airport, pretty much. I did get some reading and walking done at least! And I am appreciating the outside world a lot today! 4mo
twohectobooks Have a great trip now that you‘ve arrived! 4mo
mcipher @twohectobooks Thank you!! 😊 3mo
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Got my nails done (toes too, not pictured), this stack of books ready, and basically nothing else finished before vacation. I guess I have weird priorities?! To do list is so long I want to kind of hide out and ignore it but I‘m going to be a grownup and start packing and cleaning. Tomorrow. 😉

wanderinglynn Sounds like your priorities are spot on to me! 😉 And I loved We Are Never Meeting! 4mo
Lindy Have a great trip! 4mo
twohectobooks Glad I‘m not the only one putting my adult responsibilities off till tomorrow!! 4mo
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mcipher @wanderinglynn I‘ve been saving it for the plane! It‘s taken a lot of willpower. 😆 4mo
mcipher @Lindy Thanks! We‘re going to the Canary Islands and I‘m so excited. 4mo
mcipher @twohectobooks It‘s millennial to say, but adulting really IS hard. 🙃 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto My favorite thing to do before vacay is nails/toes and pick out my books. 🤣 I‘ll be doing so next Friday. 4mo
wanderinglynn Have a great trip! 💜 4mo
mcipher @Ashley_Nicoletto So I‘m totally doing it right!! Have a great trip yourself. 😉 4mo
mcipher @wanderinglynn Thanks! We should definitely get our steps in!! 4mo
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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Truly enjoying my re-read of this book via Hoopla audio - I‘ve been driving for work so much this week I already clocked more than 4 of the whopping 17 hours...I can‘t believe how much I forgot in 7 years!
My only quibble is that the narrator does this weird thing with her voice where she drags the last word of each sentence out and kind of down - I get stuck on things like that and they annoy me! Too picky... 🙄

GypsyKat I love this series!!! ❤️🖤❤️🖤 4mo
mcipher @GypsyKat I just discovered that there is a show based on the book, on Starz! 4mo
GypsyKat @mcipher I know! I think it just came out! It‘s such a unique and complex series, they can really do so much with the show. 4mo
mcipher @GypsyKat I hope it‘s good. Now to finish up my other shows so I can justify a new one... 4mo
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Getting ready to practice in my newly reorganized yoga room (now with bookcase!). I didn‘t get my steps in today because of the rain and then doing errands and chores after work, but I‘m doing a little vigorous yoga flow tonight. #BFCR2 #TeamLitnFit

Ash.on.the.line Love that yoga room! I also love a good yoga routine! 😊 keep up the great work!! 4mo
wanderinglynn What a lovely space! Perfect for a yoga/reading room. ❤️ 4mo
mcipher @Ash.on.the.line @wanderinglynn It‘s a great space - so lucky to have it. I need to find a great ottoman or pouf for a reading chair now that I‘ve got books in here! 😊 4mo
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Lmstraubie Om Shanti Shanti 🧘‍♀️🙏📿 4mo
ericarobynreads 😍😍😍 4mo
twohectobooks This looks like an awesome space to spend time in :) 4mo
okthislooksbad That looks so lovely! Happy practice! 4mo
kspenmoll What a lovely space for you to practice! 💓🧘🏼‍♂️ 4mo
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