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Susanita

Susanita

Joined July 2016

Life's too short to read books you don't like.
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What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
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To The Last Man by Jeff Shaara
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The Guest Cat | Takashi Hiraide
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So I heard some commotion in the living room, and then I saw this fella on the patio just as chill as could be. #notmycatsoflitsy

Tamra 😍 2h
emz711 Love the hashtag 2h
brit91 😻😻😻😻 53m
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Galileo is quoted to have said: Wine is sunlight, held together by #water

Yesterday my friend and I had planned to play mini golf, but the place where we wanted to go had gone out of business! So we visited a couple wineries instead.

#letstraveljuly

britt_brooke 😍 17h
OriginalCyn620 Great substitution! 🍷 17h
Crazeedi Wineries work!😉❤ 17h
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Mitch Looks lovely 17h
Tamra Awesome! 16h
tammy_sue Gorgeous 😍 15h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗💗 13h
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Who goes to #France and takes pictures of hazelnuts? This girl! We stopped in a little store in Sainte-Mêre-Eglise so my brother-in-law could get a cold drink. It was an interesting exchange, with his high school French and my Spanish and the shop girl's rudimentary English, but eventually we managed. Meanwhile, aren't these lovely hazelnuts? #LetsTravelJuly

Tamra Yes! 2d
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In my heart I‘m just a homebody, but I also inherited a bit of #wanderlust from my father. Luckily, Litsy helps me feed both feelings! #letstraveljuly

OriginalCyn620 Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 3d
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversery 🎉🎊🎈🍾👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼📖😋 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2d
Crazeedi Happy Litsyversary!!🎶🎉 17h
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Tenth Muse | Catherine Chung
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Kat was born in the #1940s to a mixed race couple, and she spends much of her life unsure of her identity and heritage, for reasons that are spoilers. She builds a successful career in mathematics, which was completely over my head but didn‘t affect my appreciation of the story. It drags a little in places, but overall I enjoyed it. There‘s a nice interview with the author in a recent Reading Women podcast. #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗📚💗 3d
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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1. I went from 1 book behind schedule to 1 book ahead of schedule on my Goodreads goal.
2. California...or Scotland
3. Apple pie
4. Always
5. I‘ll see what I can do.
#friyayintro

jb72 Yay for GR goals! 3d
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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It‘s not a good idea to maintain a #cemetery once the zombies are on the loose.

This was a little uneven, but the #POCMC is great. I look forward to reading about her next adventure. #paranormal #Booked2019 #letstraveljuly

OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 5d
Cinfhen Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻this is a tricky prompt 5d
ShyBookOwl Yes! I've heard good things about this one! 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good call for this one! 5d
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1. Avocado, mushroom, and cheese omelette with a side of potatoes (I had this on the ship almost every day)
2. I like mashups such as Jose Muldoon‘s in Colorado Springs
3. All the time...unless it‘s something gruesome
4. I‘m pretty sure it already exists but if not: wine flavored ice cream
5. It‘s late in the day so consider yourself tagged if you want to be
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Omelette 🍳 🥚!! 5d
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During my drive home a few weeks ago I noticed this beautiful #garden on Capitol Hill and knew I had to take a picture of it. #letstraveljuly

Tove_Reads Which street is it on? I remember a few absolutely gorgeous gardens close to where I used to live. I lived opposite of Hart Senate building on 2nd street NE. 5d
Susanita @Tove_Reads Independence near Mass Ave, where the stoplight stays red a long time. 5d
OriginalCyn620 🌼💚💚💚 5d
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The Glovemaker: A Novel | Ann Weisgarber
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In a tiny settlement tucked away in the #mountains and canyons of frontier Utah, Rebecca waits for her husband to return from a work trip. When a stranger knocks on her door, it sets in motion a series of events that will bring irreparable changes to the community. I really enjoyed this book. Spare and restrained writing with interesting characters and a lot of historical information. I‘m surprised it didn‘t get more “buzz.” #letstraveljuly

Tamra I love spare writing! 6d
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My dentist appointment was canceled, but it was still a good day to stay home from work. We didn‘t get 3” in an hour like some neighboring jurisdictions did, but it was alarming enough. I will just continue reading at my #leisure and try to #psyche myself to return to work tomorrow. #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! I hope you tooth 🦷 is ok!!! ❤️ 1w
OriginalCyn620 Enjoy your day of reading! 1w
Susanita @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you. It‘s fine, just something I‘ve needed to do for a while. One more week won‘t make much difference. 6d
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I‘m a little behind today! I had lunch on the outdoor patio at a nearby restaurant, then I came home and slept for three hours! So anyway...

1. Becoming, Smoke and Mirrors, Boar Island, Hunting a Detroit Tiger, Women Rowing North
2. Pretty much anything citrus (so I‘m loving this background)
3. “Nels,” I said, “I‘m ready to go home if you are.”
#weekendreads

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You can take a cat onto an #airplane (maybe), but you can‘t bring a cat to the ballpark even on Caturday. Wrangling a 12-pound mass of wriggling, shedding, crying black fur for several hours isn‘t really my idea of fun anyway. It‘s also Expos Day (hence the Canada flag pin) as well as a good occasion for a mango wheat beer. #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 1w
OriginalCyn620 😊🐱 1w
Leftcoastzen Yay! You said you were going ! Great shirt!👏😻😻 1w
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The Seagull | Ann Cleeves
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I‘m the only person in the office today, so I could have my own little desk #concert and no one would care! OTOH the cafeteria is closed, so I‘ll have to leave early just to get some lunch.

Anyway, this grainy photo is Paul Rogers singing “Seagull” at a music festival a few years ago. He‘s not the handsomest man in any case, but that voice!

#letstraveljuly

OriginalCyn620 😊🎶🎶🎶 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎤🎼💗 2w
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Anna Pigeon has been to many parts of the #USA for her job, but so far there hasn‘t been a story set in Nevada. 🤣 #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool!!! 🇺🇸 2w
OriginalCyn620 😊🇺🇸❤️ 2w
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July, July: A Novel | Tim O'Brien
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It‘s a little too hot even in the #shade but the good news is that I found my water bottle I‘d left on the patio the other day. Maybe it will cool off enough that I can sit out there and read this evening. Meanwhile, here‘s a reminder for this fun July photo challenge! #LetsTravelJuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!!!! And yes it is hot 🥵 2w
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! This heat is not good 😬 2w
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Jazz Funeral | Julie Smith
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Another interesting and enjoyable #NewOrleans mystery that I read back in the day. At some point I fell off the bandwagon for this series, but I know I read at least the first three. #letstraveljuly

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 2w
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Windsor Public Library - Riverside Library | Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Library)
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Happy #Canada Day! We spent a lovely weekend in Michigan and Ontario, and now we‘re on the way home. #letstraveljuly

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽❤️🇨🇦😘 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🇨🇦❤️ 2w
OriginalCyn620 Love the napkins! 🇨🇦😊 2w
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Fodor's European Ports of Call | Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
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During our cruise in May, we made ten stops in two weeks, which I understand is a high proportion compared to most trips. In any event #Amsterdam had by far the best facilities. #wanderingjune

BarbaraBB I have never been on a cruise and indeed 10 stops sounds much but as far as I know about your cruise many harbours were close to eachother in different countries. It‘s understandable you‘d want to set foot in them all! ❤️ 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve never done a cruise either!!! @BarbaraBB we should arrange a #LitsyCruise!!!!!!!! (edited) 2w
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I have this book on my kindle but haven‘t started it yet. Meanwhile, go Nats! #roadtrip

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Barbados | Sarah Cameron
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Several years ago I went to Barbados for a work trip. Beautiful place! We took a tour around the island and got to see the school children going home in the afternoon. #CaribbeanQueen #WanderingJune

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 💙 2w
Cinfhen Looks like it can be a cover for a book 2w
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Tater Tot King | Mark Peterson
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I was hoping to get to Cleveland in time for lunch. Instead we‘re here for dinner! Still three more hours of driving, but not until I finish these #tatertots on steroids.

Texreader Those look amazing 2w
TheSpineView Looks more like a hushpuppy. Yummy! 2w
MrBook Whoooaaa!!! 😳😱😱😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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tournevis Corn Flakes batter? 2w
Susanita @tournevis @TheSpineView Just giant tater tots. They called them potato kegs. Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland. Highly endorsed! 2w
Lauram Native Clevelander here. I can‘t believe I don‘t know about those tots. Great photo! (edited) 1w
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Goodnight Loon | Abe Sauer
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My friend and I saw Billy Joel in concert a few years ago. He brought soldiers on stage to sing with him during #GoodnightSaigon and it was very moving. (This is a pre concert photo taken with my phone.)
#wanderingjune

My sister and I are off for a baseball road trip this weekend. I‘ll catch y‘all later!

Cinfhen I posted a similar story!!! I saw BJ in Philly in August 2015 and he also brought the vets on stage for this song. Such a moving experience. Have a great weekend ⚾️ 3w
Leftcoastzen Lucky you! Nothing like a baseball road trip! 3w
BooknerdsLife Have a great weekend 🤗 3w
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San Juan Noir | Mayra Santos-Febres
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After my seven-hour layover in Heathrow on the way to Copenhagen, I'm an even bigger fan of direct flights to places such as Puerto Rico. I barely scratched the surface on a brief visit several years ago, so I need to go back! #wanderingjune #laislabonita

Cinfhen Great photo!!! Copenhagen sounds awesome ✈️safe travels 3w
Susanita @Cinfhen Thanks! I‘m traveling again this weekend, but the big trip with layovers was last month. (I don‘t really travel that much, but it seems to come in spurts.) Photo is from PR. 3w
Cinfhen Are u located in the UK? Lots of good destinations from there😉🤩 3w
Susanita @Cinfhen I‘m in the US 3w
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1. Lilies
2. So far it‘s the tagged book.
3. Queer Eye - and have tissues ready
4. Emily Dickinson
#humpdaypost

Megabooks That‘s a beautiful lily! 3w
Susanita @Megabooks Yes! It‘s from the botanical gardens. 3w
Mamashep Love Queer Eye! Wasn‘t sure I‘d like the reboot but now I‘m just as attached to this five as it was to the original group. 3w
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The Most Dangerous Thing | Laura Lippman
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Mehso-so

Unless you‘re a Laura Lippman completist, I think you can skip this one. Good local color and a Tess Monaghan cameo helped, but only a little bit. The story definitely has substance, but it‘s murky and flat. All the characters are annoying at best, as is the structure. Nobody at book club liked this, but we did have a good discussion. I told them she usually does better.

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DC Noir | George Pelecanos
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This year I have no intention of being anywhere near the “Salute to America,“ but I've gone to see the July 4 fireworks on the DC Mall a few times. This shot is from right across the Potomac circa 2011. #summernightcity #wanderingjune

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Lonely Planet Pocket Bruges & Brussels | Lonely Planet, Helena Smith
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If you're trying to find the Frietmuseum (Fries Museum) just look for the Argentine BBQ across the street. #DontcryformeArgentina #WanderingJune

gradcat Yum! 😋 3w
BarbaraBB Fries Museum? This must be Belgium! 3w
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The Most Dangerous Thing | Laura Lippman
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1. The Most Dangerous Thing and The Mystery of Three Quarters
2. Tom and Lorenzo‘s Pop Style Opinionfest
3. The Most Dangerous Thing was this month‘s mystery book club selection, and we were all rather meh about it. I usually love the author but haven‘t finished this one yet, if that tells you anything.
#weekendreads

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1. I'm within ten minutes of three libraries.
2. Sitting outside to read in the evenings.
3. Corn on the cob.
4. Yes.
5. *waves*
#friyayintro

Phone not cooperating so I'll have to add the picture later. [ETA photo and tag.]

BarbaraJean I‘m having issues posting pictures right now, too! 3w
Leftcoastzen The closer to the Library the better!😂I think I have 2 at 3 miles and one at 5 miles. 3w
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I liked but didn‘t love this selection for next month‘s mystery #bookclub - interesting story but the MC is a bit much.

emz711 The series is great! The science is so fun. The books delve more into the family history 3w
rretzler Flavia is one of my favorites! 3w
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Night Train to Memphis | Elizabeth Peters
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A fun semi-cozy mystery that I read many years ago.
#walklikeanegyptian #wanderingjune

CarolynM My favourite! I love it to bits❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Cinfhen Im not really a fan of the cozy but sometimes they are the perfect comfort read 4w
Bradleygirl YAY VICKY BLISS! 4w
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Caramelo | Sandra Cisneros
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1. Just heard about this on #WSIRN
2. Maybe
3. Walking, yoga, swimming
4. Canine analog to my brat cat (stolen from Twitter)
#humpdaypost

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Not sure which I like better, the movie or the soundtrack. #illflyaway #wanderingjune

Amiable Oh my goodness, that‘s gorgeous! 4w
Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏👍me too! 4w
Chrissyreadit I love the movie and soundtrack also. 4w
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Wife Both for me too!❤️ 4w
Cinfhen This image is stunning 4w
Susanita @Amiable @Cinfhen That‘s a screen shot from the video, which I tried unsuccessfully to share. 4w
Cinfhen Ha!!! It‘s still gorgeous 4w
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Belgian Beer: Tested and Tasted | MIGUEL. VERSTREPEN RONCORONI (KEVIN.), Kevin Verstrepen
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I didn‘t get #lostinfrance but nearly did get lost in Belgium, thanks to winding cobblestone streets and a tour guide going at breakneck speed. The beer didn‘t help either. #wanderingjune

BarbaraBB Ah, Belgium beer, I know what that can do to you 😉. Were you there holidaying? 1mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! Fun of being on vacation #GoWithTheFlow 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺 or should I say Foam 😜 1mo
Susanita @BarbaraBB I took a cruise in Northern Europe with my family last month. 4w
BarbaraBB Great destinations. Edinburgh too, isn‘t it? 4w
Susanita @BarbaraBB Yes! That was one of my favorite stops. 4w
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Summer at the Garden Cafe: A Novel | Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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This is the second book in the Finfarrin series, and I enjoyed learning more about Hanna, Jazz, and the other characters. I'm looking forward to the conclusion of the #seriesread which looks like a fun Christmas book. Finfarrin is a fictional place but may be based on the Dingle peninsula where the author has a home. In any case, it's (relatively) far from Dublin #wherethestreetshavenoname except that it's right there on the wall. #wanderingjune

Crazeedi I liked the first one more than the second, but both were pleasurable books 1mo
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I‘ve barely been home from vacation for two weeks, and I‘m already looking at planes and trains for #readingretreat2020 (no automobiles because I‘m not crazy enough to try driving on the wrong side of the road). Maybe I‘ll get back to Heathrow and have another giant cup of tea. #londoncalling #wanderingjune

BarbaraBB I know the feeling... I always need to know when my next #readingretreat (love the #) will be ✈️🚂 1mo
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1. The ocean is a desert with its life underground and a perfect disguise above...
2. Barrel cactus
3. Javelinas! They like pumpkin.
#succulentsaturday

saguarosally My brain is overloaded. Please stand by and bring salt water. 😜 1mo
ReadosaurusText Javelinas destroyed my childhood Jack-o-lanterns every Halloween! 1mo
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Thank You for Smoking | Christopher Buckley
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Signs seen at the library...

Everyone knows that smoking is a #roadtonowhere but rabbits don‘t care.

#wanderingjune

Crazeedi 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
charl08 Love this! 1mo
DebinHawaii Hah! Perfect!! 🤣🐰🐰🐰🤣 1mo
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Lovesbooks87 🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
BarbaraBB Love it! 🤣 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😂😂👏 1mo
Lcsmcat 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
MrBook 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 1mo
Slajaunie 💙💙💙💙 this!! 1mo
Reggie Lol 1mo
Bookzombie Lol 1mo
BooknerdsLife LOL 🤣 1mo
Cinfhen Fabulous 😂😂 1mo
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Summertime | Joanne Dugan
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1. Bro country
2. Summer
3. Mystery
4. My usual Friday third grader lunch: tuna sandwich, chips, and lemonade
5. On it!
#friyayintro

RvnclawWhovian Lol I‘m glad someone else calls it bro country 1mo
Charityann Summer and mystery were my answers for those questions too!😊 1mo
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1. Yes. It has pandas! 🐼
2. Yes, a few years ago.
3. The big cats. 🦁
4. I got to pet an owl 🦉 at a community fair, and it was surprisingly soft.
5. Tagging some wild new followers.
#Thursdaysurvey

cherinium Thanks for the tag. I did this survey earlier if you'd like to check out my answers. 1mo
Mandoul Thanks for the tag 😃 1mo
Susanita @cherinium Sorry about the double dipping! 🥴 1mo
cherinium @Susanita No problem at all! It's hard to keep track of who has participated in these things. 1mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Thanks for the tag!
1. Curious, distracted, eclectic
2. On the couch with the cat on the arm of the couch and tolerating my presence
3. My step father was strictly a Volvo man, but in many other ways he reminds me of Ove.
4. Tagging some #whodunitbymail folks for old time‘s sake.
#wondrouswednesday

tournevis 👋 👋 👋 👋 1mo
Mdargusch Thanks! Ahh for the good old days of #whodunitbymail! 1mo
Bklover Oh, thanks @Susanita ! I miss #whodunitbymail folks! 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻 1mo
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A very #grandhotel in Amsterdam. #wanderingjune

CrowCAH Sooo beautiful! 😍 1mo
TheSpineView Looks amazing! 1mo
Susanita @TheSpineView @CrowCAH I can‘t even imagine what it must cost to stay there, but looking at it from the outside is free! 1mo
TheSpineView @Susanita 😊😊😊 Maybe I should add it to my bucket list. 1mo
BarbaraBB This is around my corner! I‘ve never made it there though 😉 1mo
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Intriguing and poignant story. Not the first #newin2019 I‘ve read or the last I‘ll read this year, but it‘s the one I‘ll use for the #Booked2019 challenge.

Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book so much 👍🏻good choice 1mo
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Dropping into my chair, I reach for the bag of peanut butter M&Ms I keep in my bottom drawer. No, it‘s not the greatest coping mechanism, but since I already finished the bottle of scotch I used to keep there, the M&Ms will have to do.

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I was supposed to get together with my friend for a round of putt putt this afternoon. BUT ... she‘s sick, and also it‘s raining. So instead I‘m running some much-needed errands for the first time since getting back from vacation. Anyway, the rain is good for the #greengreengrassofhome to stay that way as long as possible. #litsyneighborhood #wanderingjune #seewhatididthere

BarbaraBB Haha, great use of the prompt! 1mo
Cinfhen I like seeing people‘s neighborhoods ❤️ 1mo
MrBook Love it!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
marleed And mic drop. Special extra point for meeting 2 challenges in one post! 1mo
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Hebrides | Peter May
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Baltic Books in Stornoway. It was at some point during the drive across the Isle of Lewis that I realized I was in love with Scotland. Though I'll never be one to take completely to the #gypsyroad I do know I want to keep traveling. #wanderingjune

StayCurious I was in Scotland this past summer and my husband and I loved it so much we‘re only half joking when we say we want to retire there. 1mo
BarbaraBB I can relate to that! 1mo
Susanita @StayCurious It‘s funny. My brother-in-law didn‘t especially like Scotland, I think mostly because the weather was generally cold and dreary, but for my part that added to the mystery and allure. 1mo
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When you 😴 on the couch after dinner, you end up doing #thursdaysurvey in the wee hours of Friday morning!
1. Girl in Disguise
2. The Silver Dream
3. Lady in the Lake
4. I‘m three books behind my Goodreads goal, but I‘m not worried about it.
5. No tagging since I‘m late.

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Lonely Planet Costa Rica | Lonely Planet, Anna Kaminski, Mara Vorhees
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I can‘t see a plane in a tree without thinking of Oceanic flight #815 ... but this hotel in Costa Rica does look charming. https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a27702524/hotel-costa-verde-727-fuselag...

#letsgetlost #wanderingjune

Cinfhen Wow!! That‘s sort of bonkers!!!! Cool but bonkers😁 1mo
BarbaraBB I immediately think of Oceanic Flight 815 too! 💕 1mo
dariazeoli Don‘t we all think of Oceanic Flight 816 at times like this? ✈️ 😉 1mo
Birdsong28 Yes!!! 📚📖 1mo
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