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Friends Are a Blessing
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Emilie and Donna share stories that reveal how friendships can blossom even amid busy schedules. Encouraging women to reassure kindred spirits, this gentle celebration of friends delights the eye as well as the heart.
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I was scarce today since I spent it with my landlords fixing up their house ?. Being from Sparta, Greece, they treated me to a delicious homemade dinner with special items: meatloaf (not Greek, lol); sautéed broccoli rabe; Greek potato fries; a pumpkin pita; olives imported from Sparta; the aMAZing Greek red wine; warm baklava. (The husband drank a whole bottle himself, and I did the same! ? ?☺️). They are frequent library patrons! ?? ??

TheBookStacker Omg that looks divine 4y
curiouserandcurioser @MrBook we are Greek and that is making me want to cook a greek meal lol 4y
LeahBergen How fun! 🍷 4y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Who likes Carvel ice cream cake?! 🤤🤤🤤

abookishbutterfly I love Carvel ice cream cake! 4y
magyklyXdelish Yes please!!! The crunchy middle is the best!! 4y
jmtrivera Who doesn't? 😁 4y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner, but we did talk books 🙂. When you‘re a guest of MrBook‘s, you get fed well 😎. My door is open to Littens—you are most welcome with my extended invitation. Accompaniment on this cold and windy night was: “supergreens” spaghetti in a white clam sauce, cheesy garlic bread, sparkling mineral water, and shrimp & cocktail sauce. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen.

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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner since I have company ☺️, but I‘m getting compliments on my cooking ?. My stir-fry is a hit: sautéed broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, in olive oil; tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, mozzarella balls, chicken breast strips, spinach, spring mix, walnuts, and parmesan; mozzarella sticks with marinara; and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmmm ?! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen.

Aims42 Looks delicious! Cheers!! 4y
TheSpineView Looks yummy! 😊 4y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner, but we did discuss books and reading goals and my upcoming bookish podcast at dinner tonight amongst librarians. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #RedLobster Edition.

TheSpineView Looks yummy! 4y
corycatelyn My favorite 🤗 4y
GatheringBooks we have yet to try red lobster here in california. ;) have fun on your bookish podcast! 4y
Eggs Wha?? No tots?!? 4y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Library Christmas party tonight 😁👏🏻! So, my dinner photo didn‘t come through 🙄🙈. My dessert one did though 😁! I had prime rib in a Guinness mushroom sauce, with mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, and a stout called I‘ll Have What She‘s Having, which wound up being a sweet chocolatey flavor which was tasty for a few swigs and then got to be too much 😆🤷🏼‍♂️. Dessert was a brownie sundae. Irish pubs raawwwk! 😎👍🏻👍🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries

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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner, but a four-librarian dinner out for #Thai before tonight‘s book club meeting 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Above photo is Crying Tiger and the bottom is chicken satay salad. I had Thai iced tea too 😋. MMMmmm 😋!!! Do you like Thai food?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries

vivastory Pad Thai is one of my favorites 5y
Prairiegirl_reading I LOVE Thai food! Going for Thai on Friday and I can‘t wait! 5y
CaseyLea That looks so unbelievably tasty!! My 5 year old loves a Thai takeaway as a treat, but he calls it ‘Thainese‘ - taking fusion food to a whole new level 🤣 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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After work today, a few of us went out for dinner (breakfast, lunch, & dinner for me 😆). We seem to get the same couple tables, so we shall dub them “The Librarian Spot” 😎. Wound up taking half of this delectable meal home with me 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤤. Got my seafood fix for awhile! Mmm, gotta love #RedLobster! The small dish on the left is lobster 🦞!

#LitsyLovesLibraries

corycatelyn Mmmm...my favorite 😋 5y
Jennick2004 Ooh shrimp 🍤 5y
Curly_Reader Shrimppp. Woke up craving shrimp and I see this 😩😩 5y
TheSpineView Looks so good! 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Brand-new Litten announcement 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! The wonderful and angelic @BookAngelNYC has FINALLY joined the #LitsyFamily!!! I‘m so happy ☺️! She‘s been one of the true gems in my #2030SomethingBookClub for a couple years now and she‘s always a delight to have out. You may recall, Gabby is the one with our book club‘s mascot, Jazz the Airedale 🐶.

Please give a warm Litsy welcome! @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyPhotoOp

thereadingowlvina @BookAngelNYC Hello and welcome to Litsy!!! 🎊🎉👍😊 5y
squirrelbrain Welcome! You‘ll love it here! 📚📚📚 5y
kelli7990 Welcome! 5y
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AmyG Welcome🎉 5y
Kappadeemom Welcome to Litsy! 5y
Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @BookAngelNYC 🎊🎉📚📖 5y
BookAngelNYC Thank you guys 😇 5y
ljuliel Welcome ✨✨✨ 5y
MamaGina 👋🏼 So glad you‘re here @BookAngelNYC❣️ 5y
Reecaspieces Welcome to the best place on the internet! 5y
TheSpineView Welcome @BookAngelNYC to Litsy! Glad you joined us! 💜📚💜 5y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy @BookAngelNYC 😺 5y
Crazeedi Welcome @BookAngelNYC ! You will love it here!!🎉🎉 5y
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy @BookAngelNYC ! I hope you‘ll like it here. 5y
Kaylamburson Welcome to Litsy, @BookAngelNYC !!! 5y
Ddzmini Welcome to Litsy happy reading @BookAngelNYC 📖😋 5y
Gissy Welcome @BookAngelNYC 🎉📚📚📚🎈🎈🎈👏👏👏👏 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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My friend Jada has acquired an affinity for staplers, apparently 😆. The nice gentleman on her right is her tutor. Always great to have my friends stop by the desk when I‘m manning it. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

#LitsyLovesLibraries

Branwen Best feeling in the world! 😊 5y
Velvetfur Aaww look at her happy little face 😁 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner, but a dinner among librarians. A farewell dinner for one of us who‘s leaving 😔. #Vietnamese tonight! Pork dish with shrimp, egg rolls, veggies, and rice noodles; and Thai iced tea! MMMmmm 😋! After this... #MrBook1inaMillion. 😎

#LitsyLovesLibraries

Coleen_Nieto Ooh vietnamese noodle bowl, one of my favorites!! 5y
Lynnsoprano Vietnamese anything! That looks wonderful. And the party is off to a great start 😄👍 5y
LauraBeth Just popping in here to say Happy 1 Million! 🎉💃 5y
MrBook @LauraBeth Thank you ☺️🤗🤗🤗! Have you been active as much as you always have?! You don‘t pop up on my feed 😩. 5y
LauraBeth @mrbook I stepped back from Litsy for a while to handle some personal things. And I missed everyone! Things have settled back down now and hopefully, I can get back to my old posting and reading self. 😂 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It was GREAT to see the always terrific @BookPixie at today‘s #2030SomethingBookClub. She and the spectacular @Magdawrites are the book club‘s two longest-attending members besides me. What a wonderful pair of bookish peers!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻☺️🤗🤗🤗 #NYC

ljuliel She‘s got a great smile ! How long has this book group been going ? 5y
MrBook @ljuliel ~8 years, and I‘ve been doing it for 4 or 5 of those. 😁 The tremendously amazing @Apinlibraryland started the book club! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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My friend Jada just stopped by the Reference Desk to say hi. She‘s maaaad at me 😳🙈! We haven‘t crossed paths in a couple weeks, and that‘s “unacceptable” 😆. So she got her weekly hug this evening. 🤗

#LitsyLovesLibraries

Heatherfeather SO SWEET 5y
Rachel.Rencher Aww 🤗❤ 5y
marleed I love that! 5y
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TheSpineView Aww... how sweet she is! 5y
kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 5y
Leftcoastzen Nice! 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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My landlords stopped by to wish me a happy birthday! They‘re very nice. I bring the husband library books on WW2 from time to time when he finishes one and is ready for a new one. A Greek couple, so now I‘m always getting Greek food, especially desserts, lol. So, I have here some spanakopita, anise bread, and kourabiedes cookies, all home-made like mom makes. MMMmmm 😋! I‘m a lucky guy. ☺️

Cinfhen That‘s really sweet!! Sending BRIGHT birthday wishes 🎉🎉🎉 5y
mabell Happy Birthday! 🎊🎉🎂🎈Looks yummy! 5y
LauraJ Happy Birthday! 🎂 5y
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wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 And the food looks amazingly yummy! Enjoy! 5y
wildwoodreads Happy Birthday! 5y
AmyRebecca Birthday goodness to you 🍨 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks Happy Birthday 🎉 and what sweet landlords! 5y
Lreads Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day! 🎉🎂📚 5y
LeahBergen Lucky you! I had several Greek friends as a kid and still miss their Moms‘ cooking!! 5y
jmtrivera Happy birthday! 5y
Aims42 Happy Birthday!! Your treats look amazing 🎂🥳🎉🎁 5y
Lauram Happy Birthday! 🎂 5y
rwmg Happy Birthday MrBook 🥂🎂 5y
ValerieAndBooks Happy birthday to a fellow Libra 🎂 !! 5y
MrBook @ValerieAndBooks Yaaay, another Libra 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Thank you! 🤗🤗🤗 5y
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!!! 🎂🎁🎉🎈 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It‘s Mongolian Grill time with some colleagues! Ohh yeah! 😋😋😋

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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Went to the landlords‘ for #LaborDay dinner!! It was delightful, and there was a lot of Greek food 😁! A colleague from the library was there too, so we all wound up talking about the library quite a bit, lol. Good times!!! Hope you had a great holiday too!!! 🤗🤗🤗

wordslinger42 Greek food is the best! My family is Greek, so we always do Greek feasts for holidays and get-togethers! 5y
TheSpineView Looks yummy! 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It‘s a wee bit hoooot outside! So, we just got done in Book Culture and taking a cab down to the Amazon Bookstore at Columbus Circle. 20 blocks along Central Park on a sunny day is normally wonderful, bit not when it‘s 100 degrees (37 Celsius, since the aMAAAZing @RaimeyGallant is Canadian) 🥵! 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻

#LitsyPhotoOp #NYC

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!!!!! 📚🎉🎉📚 5y
TheSpineView I have not been to an Anazon bookstore 5y
julesG Enjoy! 5y
Cathythoughts Great pic 5y
RaimeyGallant @TheSpineView First time for me! 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It‘s bright out, sorry, lol. Not #BookNBrunch, but why would two Littens meeting for the first time read when we have SO much to talk about?! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@RaimeyGallant Edition! Accompaniment this boiling morning: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and orange juice! MMMmmmm 😋! Happy eats!!! Best eggs and bacon I‘ve EVER had. Hit up Good Enough To Eat! 😎👌🏻👌🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😋 yum!!!! 5y
julesG Where's @RaimeyGallant in this post? You might be fooling us and just having breakfast alone. 😜 5y
RaimeyGallant It was amazing. Thank you for finding a place with organic meat for me! @julesG We were laughing about your comment. :) @MicheleinPhilly OMG, the heat! 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I have to say how incredibly blessed I am, and how much more enriched my life is, becoming a part of our terrific #LitsyFamily! I was lost in the wilderness with my bookish passion before joining here. Some ridicule, a lot of joking around about it, and something akin to “am I the only one” loneliness. There were a few folks, but nothing like what is found here. I hope to be on more often.

You. Are. The. Best!

I appreciate you.

Thank you! 🤗

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
imabusybee 💜 5y
CouronneDhiver 😘😘 5y
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BethM Congrats! Litsy is the best! I‘ve never felt more connected! 5y
catebutler 🎉🎉 5y
SW-T 😊😊😊😊 5y
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉🙌🏽📚 5y
Leftcoastzen Love your posts and your passion for books! 5y
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 5y
Ddzmini Happy Litsy anniversary 🎉🎊🍾📖😋 5y
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎂🎊 5y
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 5y
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚 5y
Avanders Happy litsyversary! 🥳🥳 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Went out for dinner with some colleagues tonight! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I have the best co-workers! ☺️ We wound up chatting for over 2 hours!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #LitsyPhotoOp #LitsyFamily

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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And this one‘s leaving us too 🙈😩. This young woman is Madyson. She just graduated high school and is heading to Ohio for art college. We had a going-away party for her this afternoon. She is AWEsome! I‘m gonna miss Maddy, but she‘s going on to bigger and better things. 😌

#LitsyLovesLibraries

Cathythoughts Lovely post 5y
Gissy Congratulations to her! 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I posted when this young gentleman left the library for the navy. He came back for a visit while on leave 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Colin‘s a top-tier guy, and I‘m glad I can call him a friend. His service has taken him to some cool places. I guess it‘s alright he doesn‘t work at the library. 😆

#LitsyLovesLibraries

TheSpineView 😊😊 5y
Gissy Proud to have persons like him serving the country! 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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This is Natalie. She‘s a member of my library‘s book club, and she just turned 95!!! God bless her! I helped her find a couple books for our July meeting, which is an Oceans theme—any books somehow involving the ocean. So she got a couple books set on the coast. 👍🏻👍🏻

#LitsyLovesLibraries

TheSpineView 😍 5y
Leftcoastzen I‘m glad you have such wonderful patrons, gives me hope to see a 95 year old reading and enjoying life!One of the Scottsdale branches here in Az. has a 94 year old volunteer in the book sale room. 5y
Gissy Wow! She looks amazing! I need those vitamins and beauty products! 👍 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I don‘t know what I said, but I‘m glad it made her laugh 😇. Hey everyone, this is my colleague Denise, and she‘s a Litten now 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! She is @DAB on here. Denise and I run our library branch in the county correctional facility, and she‘s a wonderful colleague and friend to have! Please say hi, #LitsyFamily! ☺️🤗

#LitsyLovesLibraries #LitsyPhotoOp

Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy, @DAB ! And thanks for the tag, @MrBook ! 5y
Reecaspieces Hey lady!! @MrBook gets me in trouble! So beware! 5y
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guinsgirlreads Hi @DAB ! 👋🏻 Welcome!! Thank you, as always, @MrBook !! 🙏🏻 5y
Kaylamburson Hi @DAB !!! Welcome to Litsy and so glad you've joined us!!! 5y
Marilyncjackson Yay! Welcome to Litsy 5y
Leftcoastzen 👋Hi @DAB welcome to Litsy! 5y
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy @DAB ! 5y
Maggie_Reads Hi @DAB !!! 👋🏻 5y
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 5y
wildwoodreads Welcome to Litsy! It‘s such a great place 5y
Jas16 Welcome @DAB 5y
DivineDiana Glad you are joining us @DAB ! 5y
Librariana @DAB - So very happy to have you here, Denise! 😊 Welcome to Litsy 💜📚 5y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy @DAB 😊 5y
cobwebmoth Hi @DAB 🤗 5y
Lola Welcome @DAB 5y
EH2018 Hello @dab and welcome!! 5y
SaturnDoo Hey!!! Welcome to Litsy @DAB 🤗🤗🎉🎉🎉🥂 Have fun and happy reading 😊 5y
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family @DAB ! 5y
Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @DAB 🎊🎉📚📖 5y
Rissreads Hello and welcome 💙 5y
ScientistSam Welcome @DAB! Enjoy this great community😀 5y
TheSpineView Welcome @DAB So glad you could join us! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy @DAB 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
Avanders Welcome @DAB !!! 5y
annahenke Welcome friend! 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 @DAB 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner, but I am enjoying dinner with a few colleagues, so this counts as a bookish meal 😁! Accompaniment this warm and sunny evening: brisket burnt ends with bbq sauce, mac ‘n cheese with crumble, buttered-up cornbread, grilled brussel sprouts with almonds and raisins, and Vanilla Coke! MMMMMmmmm 😋! Who wants to join me for some deeelicious bbq?! 😎👌🏻

LauraJ It's only 3:30 here...but now I'm starving. 5y
stacybmartin My brother-in-law is smoking a brisket for our family get-together tomorrow! 🤤 He‘s from Texas so he knows how to do BBQ. 🤠🤣 5y
rretzler Yummm! This gives me a great idea for take-out tonight. 5y
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VanChocStrawberry Whoa. That looks ah-maz-ing! 5y
guinsgirlreads BBQ 😍😍😍😍! 5y
Emilymdxn American barbecue makes me wanna cross an ocean to get it! 5y
Aims42 Yummmmmmm 🤤 5y
BeansPage Hey sweetie I just sent you an email. Let me know what you think 😁 5y
kspenmoll Sounds, looks delish! Thai food here tonight❤️ 5y
Sharpeipup This Texas Girl is always up for BBQ! 5y
Kimberlone That brisket 🤤 5y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Meeting the absolutely spectacular @ScientistSam for some tea at a great little #NYC cafe that has BOOKS! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Love our #LitsyFamily!

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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WOOHOO!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Our terrific and stellar @HardcoverHearts has her own #BookTube channel up and running! 😎👍🏻👍🏻

Here‘s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGNpG_pEmpa3rmQ4obUhh4Q

Don‘t forget about the peerless @shawnmooney and his incredible BookTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFFuV_loS97oL-UTCazcXA

Love our #LitsyFamily! 🤗🤗🤗

HardcoverHearts You are a kind and generous soul, @MrBook !! You are like the Mayor of Litsy! 5y
MrBook @HardcoverHearts You are doing an incredible job! 🤗🤗🤗 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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My #BookNDinner didn‘t turn out to be one 😆. One of my colleagues and her husband bumped into me and offered to treat me to dinner to cheer me up ☺️🙈! I love my library colleagues, they‘re like extended family. 😁

So, they took me to Red Lobster and I got the petite ultimate feast: fried shrimp, shrimp scampi, lobster tail, crab legs, mashed taters, and unsweetened iced tea.

MMMmmm 😋! Happy eats! 😎👌🏻

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5y
TheSpineView Looks yummy! 5y
Texreader Hope everything is ok! 5y
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When we finished up at the correctional facility branch this afternoon, my colleague treated me to lunch. I had a BLT, nothing noteworthy there, lol.

THIS is what she had 😳😱😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻: a waffle with strawberry ice cream and whipped cream on top.

Librarians can be dynamic, folks. 😎👍🏻👍🏻

#LitsyLovesLibraries

hermyknee Omg that looks so good - where did you go that serves waffles and ice cream?! I need to go there. 5y
sammisho My mom makes waffles and ice cream for my kids breakfast whenever they sleep over! It is delicious! 5y
Clwojick BLTs are my FAVOURITE!!! My go to breakfast is a BLT bagel 🤤🤤🤤🤤 5y
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MrBook @hermyknee A diner on the way back to home base 😎. @sammisho It‘s not a combo that computes for me 🙈, lol! @Clwojick I like the way you eat 😎🙌🏻! For something like a whole year, my lunch sandwiches only alternated between BLTs and grilled cheese. 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️ I‘ve come to find out that they‘re two of the healthier sandwiches to eat. 😁🙌🏻 5y
Clwojick Okay, so I‘m pretty sure we like similar food because of our mutual love of tots. So I HAVE to suggest that you try a pulled pork grilled cheese. It‘s one of my absolute favourites. With the hubby out of town for work for 2 weeks out of every month, I tend to freezer prep. I‘ll make a big batch of pulled pork, then freeze it in small batches. Defrost in microwave and add to a grilled cheese, and you will die. 🤤 5y
MrBook @Clwojick 😱😱😱🤤🤤🤤🤤 5y
Dragon That waffle looks yummy! 🌸 5y
TheSpineView I love BLTs especially for breakfast! 5y
Branwen Omggggg! So yummy looking! 5y
MrBook @TheSpineView 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 5y
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No #BookNDinner since @BookBabe and I ate with @leeloo13 tonight 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! #Thai Edition! Accompaniment was Pad Thai with chicken, peanut sauce on the side, and Thai iced tea. MMMMMmmm 😋!

MicheleinPhilly Dude, the Thai restaurant is like your Cheers. I imagine people yelling Jason! (Norm!) when you walk in. 😉 5y
MrBook @MicheleinPhilly 😂🤣👏🏻🙌🏻🍻They DO know us! It‘s “So the regular?” now. 😎 (edited) 5y
Chinadoll 👀 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNAppetizer tonight since @BookBabe and I had dinner with @leeloo13 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! #Thai Edition! Tonight‘s appetizer is the Crying Tiger: beef and salad with some kind of fantastic sauce 😆. MMMMMmmm 😋!

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I had a reunion of sorts with one of my teachers after not seeing each other for 20 years! It was glorious! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 He‘s one of my most well-read friends from my past; he teaches mathematics, chemistry, physics, and coaches various sports, so it‘s drier material, but I‘ll take it! 😎👍🏻👍🏻 @BookBabe took some great photos. 😍

GrilledCheeseSamurai I thought that was George RR Martin at first! 😅 5y
MrBook @GrilledCheeseSamurai HAH! Love it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 5y
Vinjii I read this several times and looked at it for like five minutes also thinking it‘s Martin 😂😂 5y
Bklover @GrilledCheeseSamurai I did too!😁 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner tonight. We did eat out with @leeloo13 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! #MongolianGrill, MMMmmmm 😋! When do @BookBabe and I get to eat with YOU?! #LitsyFamily

Lcsmcat Well y‘all came to NC and didn‘t stop here for Barbecue, so what will get you back down here? 5y
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BookBabe
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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(Non) #BookNDinner Part Deux! The special tonight was their Reuben, and boy, was it ever “special”! Definitely the best Reuben I‘ve ever had. Plus house-made chips and Merlot. Yum!! 😋

Cinfhen That actually looks delicious 😋 I can taste the yumminess from sight alone🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 5y
catebutler I always love seeing your meals pics, they always make me so hungry! 🤤 5y
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BookBabe
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Not #BookNDinner, but I‘m breaking bread with yet another library-patron-turned-dear-friend 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! The local library has awesome folks stop by 😊. Accompaniment this cold and foggy evening: 3 different kinds of wings—mild, tropical, and Thai peanut, with ranch dipping sauce; and a burrata caprese salad. MMMMmmm! 😋

Caroline2 Yummy 😋 5y
kspenmoll Yum! 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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#BookNDinner Part Deux! I got a burger 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! It‘s a mix of chuck, ground, and brisket, which is definitely different. This one is called a Melty Delicious, it‘s got mushrooms, thick-sliced mozzarella, and pesto. The fries were AWEsome! As was the pickle and root beer. MMMMMmmm! 😋

Gina Ya know. I am on the treadmill right now staring, dreaming and... nope I have will powerrrrr... yeah, naw it's off to my local buger joint.. not sorry! 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Not #BookNDinner, but we‘re breaking bread with yet another library patron 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! My library has awesome folks stop by 😊. Accompaniment this cold and foggy evening: 3 different kinds of wings—mild, tropical, and Thai peanut, with ranch dipping sauce; and @BookBabe has a burrata caprese salad. MMMMmmm! 😋

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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While we were wrapping up #ThePoconoBookClub, I saw a great patron of the library heading up to the diner‘s entrance. This is Millie, and she‘s our #1 patron for all things #AmishFictoon. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Her and @BookBabe finally got to meet and they both went, “So you‘re the...” 😂👏🏻.

#LitsyLovesLibraries

BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5y
CouronneDhiver Awww - which author is her favourite? When I ended my reading famine a couple years ago, I started with those Amish ones. Lol 5y
MrBook @CouronneDhiver Brunstetter! In fact, she knows the family! 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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No #BookNDinner tonight, but we‘re treating a library patron-turned-dear friend to a nice hot dinner tonight 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Accompaniment this windy, subzero day: fried pickles (not seen), garden salad with ranch (not see ), a 23 oz. T-bone steak with grilled mushrooms, a loaded baked potato (minus the sour cream), rolls, and raspberry iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! (#TexasRoadhouse Edition, by the way!) Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

TheSpineView Yummy!😊 5y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Had #ThaiTuesday with the fantabulous @leeloo13 tonight! @BookBabe and I are lucky we have such awesome friends. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Nothing like three Littens getting together. 😎

#LitsyFamily #LitsyPhotoOp

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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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I got to see the terrific, superb, incredible @bookandcat 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗!!! Three Littens hanging out at a book festival, oh yeah! 😎🙌🏻

#MorristownFestivalOfBooks #LitsyFamily #LitsyPhotoOp

ReadingRover I have been eyeing this festival the past few weeks! Get anything good? I‘m super sick so there will be no acquiring of books for me unless it‘s online 😒 6y
MrBook @ReadingRover Aww, hope you get better *big hug*!!! 🤗 Oh yes. I'll be posting about it...eventually, lol. I still have #PhillyMeetUp and #BookExpo pics to post! 🙈 6y
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BookBabe
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Omg, you guys! I‘m so excited! My wonderful friend @scripturient found out how much I love German chocolate and sent me this amazing care package! 😍🍫🍫🍫 Thank you so much, Steffie! I‘m floored by your generosity and thoughtfulness. I can‘t wait to try them all! (There were 2 more Milkas, but @MrBook ran away w/ one & Coale the other. Yes, it was Coale. It was definitely NOT me😜)Last time I had ChocoCrossies was in 🇩🇪 @ age 12 @ Oma‘s haus!❤️

Oryx Milka 😍 6y
sisilia I love Milka, too! Another that I can eat non-stop is Knopper 6y
scripturient Enjoy!!!! 6y
tournevis Come up to Canada some time. We have Milka. And Kinder. 6y
rustoryhuf I love German chocolate so much when I visit Germany, chocolate is my souvenir. 6y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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This is magnificent! @GoodForCirculation is even better in person than on here, and he's a mighty awesome Litten on here! Wish we could have chatted more 😩. He truly is a warm and convivial fellow.

Man, we need to meet up for a relaxing conversation sometime! 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻

If you aren't following him yet, then let's get it done 😁👍🏻👍🏻.

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

DivineDiana Love this! And @GoodForCirculation Andrew also facilitated a fun Read Harder Book Club in Philadelphia! 6y
tammysue And I see he‘s a blood donor! 👏🏻🙌🏻❤️ 6y
TieDyeDude Sorry I wasn't able to stay longer. The train schedule is rough on the weekends. I'm always up for a relaxing conversation! 6y
ValerieAndBooks This picture makes me smile 😊! Good meeting you, @GoodForCirculation ! 6y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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The incomparable, the impressive, the fun, the incredibly fantastic @ErinGoBragh1011 ! Ohhh, we were so ecstatic meeting you, dear Litten 🤗🤗🤗! You are pure joy and charisma! The 3 of us *have* to hang out again soon 😁🙌🏻. You are a breath of fresh air, thank you! You ROCK!!!

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

ErinGoBragh1011 Awww omg that was soooooo sweet!!!! Ugh I got a little teary. I loved meeting you and @BookBabe also. 6y
ErinGoBragh1011 You guys are a lovely couple and as much as I hate getting my picture taken, I must say this turned out really well. You guys are amazing people and I am so grateful to have met you. 6y
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖!! 6y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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The glorious, the spectacular, the legendary @Cinfhen 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! No matter how many positive adjectives you can find in the dictionary to attribute to a person, they aren't enough with this incredible Litten. Always an absolute pleasure and privilege getting to hang out with her(, and we didn't get much time 😩, but we'll take it).

You're an inspiration to us all. 🤗🤗🤗

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

Mdargusch I totally agree! ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 6y
Bklover So true!!!❤️❤️💜💜❤️❤️ 6y
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ValerieAndBooks Two amazing Littens 💖!! @Cinfhen @MrBook 6y
Cinfhen Awwww, my heart is melting 💞💞💞you‘re the sweetest @MrBook and I‘m really sad I didn‘t get to spend enough time with you & @BookBabe 😿😿😿 6y
Cinfhen Thanks for the love @Bklover @LeahBergen @Mdargusch You know I can‘t wait to meet you 3🙌🏻❤️ 6y
Cinfhen Thanks @ValerieAndBooks it‘s always a pleasure to catch up with you 💋 6y
SilversReviews Hello to both of you. @MrBook and @Cinfhen (edited) 6y
emilyhaldi Cute ☺️❤️ 6y
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BookBabe
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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The #PhillyMeetUp was a blast! What a wonderful group of Littens. Gorgeous spot, too! Thank you @Cinfhen and @MicheleinPhilly for making this happen! 😘
#Phillymeetup2

LeahBergen So awesome (and so jealous 😩😩😩)! 6y
Cinfhen Wish we could have spent more time together 💘Your special edition bookmark is INCREDIBLE 🙌🏻 THANK YOU 😘😘 6y
MicheleinPhilly And thanks to the party crashers for taking such a great photo! 6y
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Lmstraubie Such a fantastic turnout! I'm so sorry I missed it!!! 6y
ValerieAndBooks @MicheleinPhilly lol at your comment! They either would not or could not see that it was a private party 😂 but all‘s well that ends well 😊 6y
ValerieAndBooks @Bookbabe I second @Cinfhen ‘s comments! Such a wonderful gesture with the bookmarks and next time maybe maybe there will be more visiting time ! 6y
Mdargusch So fun! ❤️ 6y
DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly Yes! Thank you to the crashers! 😂 And for your gift of humor! ❤️ 6y
DivineDiana @BookBabe Thank you for your generous, fabulous bookmark! What a special gift! You are very talented! Let me know if you get a chance to see the Picasso show on National Geographic Channel! 6y
minkyb Love this! 6y
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MrBook
Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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@BookBabe and I are so incredibly lucky to have such amazing friends. Thank you, Litsy, for bringing book nerds together!

The Originals from the first #PhillyMeetUp 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! We missed so many incredible Littens from the first go-'round 😩. It wasn't the same without you all!

From left to right: @DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen @BookBabe @Jess ☺️ @TsundokuAleax @ValerieAndBooks

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

FashionableObserver This is so awesome!! I‘d love to do something like this with #Littens in the Twin Cities! You all look so happy, breezy and well-read! 🤓 (edited) 6y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Love it!! 6y
LauraJ Love this pic! 6y
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UwannaPublishme Great pic! 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 6y
Cathythoughts Fab pic 👍🏻 6y
Cinfhen This might be my favorite photo ❤️the charming @MrBook and his lovely ladies 😁 (edited) 6y
saresmoore So lovely! 6y
ValerieAndBooks I love this too @Cinfhen ! We all certainly adore @MrBook 😊 6y
LauraBeth Great pic! 6y
HardcoverHearts How lovely!! 6y
Mdargusch Book nerds unite! ✊🏼 6y
DivineDiana @Thank you @MrBook for making this photo happen! Best wishes for continued fabulous book displays! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6y
TsundokuAleax So glad to see everyone who made it. I was so sad we didn't get nearly enough time to hang and catch up. 6y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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It's the bubbliest, happiest, and maybe the most gregarious Litten you could meet! She's one of our @LitsyWelcomeWagon stars! She's the warm and welcoming, the fun and enlivening, the oh so positive @BookaholicNatty 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! *Finally* happened, and @BookBabe & I are the better for it. You're one in a million, @BookaholicNatty 🤗🤗🤗🙌🏻!

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

tpixie Such a great meet up! 6y
umbrellagirl Two wonderful Littens💙 6y
BookaholicNatty @MrBook your the sweetest!!! This made me grin from ear to ear. 😁I‘m so glad we all finally got to meet! It was a wonderful meet up! I can‘t wait till the next one!!! 6y
Cortg I love it! ❤️ 6y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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The absolutely amazing @EadieB 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! She is tremendous! invigorating! refreshing! and darn smart! 😁

It was an incredible privilege getting to meet you, @EadieB ! Everyone who does is in for a real treat with this big-hearted Litten.

Thank you soooo much for your overflowing generosity! You and @MicheleinPhilly capped our trip with indelible memories. ☺️🤗

(And check out her outfit, everyone! 😎👌🏻👌🏻)

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

alysonimagines I have that dress! It‘s a fantastic one that never goes out of style for book lovers. 👍 6y
EadieB @MrBook Oh my goodness! You‘ve made me speechless and that is usually hard to do but thanks so much for your kind words! 6y
tammysue Great pic guys! And that dress.. fabulous!👌🏻 6y
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Friends Are a Blessing | Emilie Barnes, Anne Christian Buchanan, Donna Otto
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Look at that terrific and impressive Litsy couple 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻: @mrozzz and @BookBee89 ! So happy to see you both at the same time 👍🏻👍🏻! The four of us should double-date sometime 😆🙌🏻.

#PhillyMeetUp2 #LitsyPhotoOp

mrozzz Yes! It‘s a MUST! 😄🍻👌🏻 6y
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