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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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I‘ve worked my way up to the Enlightenment. Since I only read this for #coffeeandbooks with hubby, I‘m pretty pleased with my progress. A lot of what I read today, which also covered the scientific revolution, overlaps with a Great Courses lecture series on science and religion that we are currently watching. It‘s interesting to compare perspectives.

RiverKScottWrites I‘m currently reading Sophie‘s World, which is an excellent primer on philosophy through the ages (edited) 1w
Lynnsoprano @RiverKScottWrites Thanks! I will definitely add that to my list. 1w
Crazeedi I just started a great courses on roku, about birding! So funny you mentioned that. 1w
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Had to bring my oldest to his first day at his first job...
So I treated myself to Starbucks 😋

Murder in Thrall | Anne Cleeland
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#porchlife #coffeeandbooks #birdsong #escape #ScotlandYardMystery

New series for me. Loving this Scotland Yard mystery. #blameitonLitsy
Wonderful characters.
Easing into my day.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Only two days of vacation left! What's better than starting a new book under the hot summer sun while sipping on my coffee! #summerreads #crazyrichasians #currentlyreading #timhortons #coffeeandbooks

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#porchmorning #coffeeandbooks
Woke at 4:00 am & could not go back to sleep. So had my coffee & a short read before work on the porch. It‘s actually cool- I have sweat shirt on! So New England!

britt_brooke Sounds peaceful! 💚 1mo
DivineDiana I want to be on that porch with my book! ❤️ 1mo
Crazeedi The weather finally cooled! Have a good day!❣ 1mo
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tpixie So glad you can do this. Our weather in Kansas has been great this last two mornings- it was actually cool this morning! So thankful after having over 100° days last week. I‘ve had too much work to do to be able to sit outside so I‘m glad someone gets to! 1mo
Suet624 Sorry about 4 am. Happy for you that you have that porch and good coffee. 💕 1mo
LorieL 😍😍😍 What a lovely reading spot! 1mo
Tamra Lovely! 1mo
kspenmoll @tpixie My sister lives in Omaha & it was brutal there as well! So happy your steam bath broke & you can enjoy life! 1mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi It finally has cooled down- beautiful breeze today, only hit 80 around 2:00 pm🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
kspenmoll @DivineDiana Wish you could be here too! 1mo
kspenmoll @britt_brooke It was peaceful- all birds. I should push myself to get up@early more often! 1mo
kspenmoll @LorieL Thank you! We love it! 1mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 It must have been a dream that woke me; I felt startled & racy! I am glad I gave up & saw sunrise etc. Rarity for me! ❤️❤️ 1mo
kspenmoll @Tamra 💕💕 1mo
tpixie @kspenmoll What a lovely day! It was 80 when I left work tonight and it was amazing how cool 80 felt compared to 100! 1mo
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The White Darkness | David Grann
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Nice healthy lunch out with my son today before we did errands. My meal of mashed avocado, tomatoes, red onion, & bacon, with a garnish of cilantro was delicious! We decided to stay, sip our iced drinks & read a bit before venturing out for the afternoon. Started one of my library books ( tagged) which had a map of Antartica.
#coffeeandbooks #mapsinbooks #mothersonlunch

catebutler Looks delicious! And what a wonderful day out and about!! 2mo
kspenmoll @catebutler This cafe‘s food is always fresh. It was special to spend the time together. 2mo
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#coffeeandbooks #porchlife
Delighted with this book! Predict I will finish it this morning. The whole concept of “lost books” is one I had never thought about. Love when a book opens me to new worlds. Short, fascinating read.

megnews Sounds fascinating. Stacked. 2mo
Bookwormjillk Your porch is beautiful! 2mo
Dolly I‘m so envious of other people‘s breakfast/reading spots. So nice! ❤️ 2mo
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batsy That's a lovely set up you've got there! And that Virago mug 😍 I really enjoyed reading this one, too. 2mo
Freespirit What a lovely reading spot😍 2mo
TheLibrarian Beautiful reading spot! You‘re breakfast looks like mine. 2mo
stacybmartin Beautiful! 💙 2mo
Jaimelire That looks just perfect! 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m going to need this book soon! 2mo
kspenmoll @Bookwormjillk @Dolly @Freespirit @TheLibrarian @stacybmartin @Jaimelire I think this porch is why we bought the house!!!! Thank you all! 2mo
kspenmoll @megnews I finished the book; it‘s short & each “lost book” has a fascinating story behind it! 2mo
kspenmoll @LeahBergen The tale behind each “lost” book is fascinating. You will enjoy it! 2mo
kspenmoll @batsy Thank you so much! We bought the house for it‘s porch!!! 😁 That mug was a gift from my sister; our Mom introduced us to Pym. 2mo
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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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#porchlife #coffeeandbooks

Iced coffee & a lemon scone. Afternoon coffee with hubby on our porch. Warm but breezy, quiet but for birds & walkers. ☕️📚🌞 my porch photos are on dark side until early evening when the sun starts setting. Porch faces NW which makes it cool. 😁

Zelma So inviting! We have already hit the hot weather there so I am holed up in the house with AC. 2mo
stacybmartin This look so cozy! 💙 2mo
Susannah Sounds perfect. What a lovely day. 2mo
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RealLifeReading Ooh I want a lemon scone now 2mo
kspenmoll @Zelma @stacybmartin @Susannah @RealLifeReading It was a lovely day! And @RealLifeReading I so get it; the scone was homemade ( not by me!) & yummy.😁 2mo
Crazeedi @kspenmoll you have a lovely porch! So inviting, would live to have a cup of coffee with you there😉💞 2mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi Wouldn‘t that be wonderful?! 2mo
Crazeedi @kspenmoll yes it would...😍💞 2mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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Treating myself to cinnamon muffin & coffee after hearing that my “nerve bruise” (for lack of a better word) that has my whole right arm burning may last a few more months. When I gave blood last February,Red Cross stuck a nerve. would be more tolerable but it‘s my right arm & I am righ handed- it‘s amazing what we do with our arms that either I cannot do or increases pain. Like texting. Thanks for listening my Litsy friends!

Clwojick 😬😬😬😬I feel your pain! I had one on the top half of my left arm, and it was like that from September until April. 😑 It slowly fades. At first it was so bad that my sweater rubbing on my skin felt like fire, but after a few weeks it just feels numb and tingly when you rub it. I honestly thought it was never going to feel normal again, but it finally does! 4mo
julesG I can't believe this happened while donating blood. ??? Hope it gets better rather sooner than later. As a person with MS I can say, sensibility issues are something I hate, but have become a "normal" thing for me. Still, sweaters, trousers, underwear feeling like they are chafing on a sunburn are driving me nuts. @Clwojick 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m so sorry! And for that to happen when you are doing a good deed by donating blood! 😔 4mo
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cherinium This happened to my best friend a few months ago while having blood drawn for routine screening. I feel for you! 4mo
kspenmoll @Clwojick @cherinium Thank you for sharing your stories. It is encouraging to me. At least now after seeing this MD I know what to expect. Continuing with PT. 4mo
kspenmoll @4thhouseontheleft Thanks for your kindness. It was my first time donating too. Go figure! 4mo
kspenmoll @julesG I know you struggle with this & a friend of mine with MS does it. I hope today is a good one for you! 😘 4mo
julesG Yep, today is rather good. The plus side of hay-fever. ? My PT uses something called "intra sonic massage" when I have issues with my hands and fingers. It's like a deep tissue massage without being a massage. Maybe your PT has one of these massage wands and can try it with you. https://novafon.com/us/therapy. 4mo
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Hope you feel better quickly! 🙏🏻❤️❤️ 4mo
Scochrane26 Did they recommend PT? That would prob help. I‘ve had slight ulnar nerve issues after surgeries on my elbow, & PT was good. 4mo
readordierachel Oh no! I'm so sorry. I'd say that muffin is well deserved ❤ 4mo
kspenmoll @Scochrane26 I have been going to PT since it happened and it does make a huge difference in my mobility! 4mo
kspenmoll @readordierachel Thank you for your kind words. Irt was a delicious cinnamon muffin. Hit the spot. 4mo
kspenmoll @UwannaPublishme I so appreciate your comforting words! 4mo
Crazeedi I missed this post, so sorry to hear, I hope you are healing!! 3mo
Suet624 It must be so discouraging for this to still be going on. I'm so sorry. I hope you feel better soon. 3mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 Seeing MD tomorrow. At least it is not permanent just may last months🥴. PT helping. 3mo
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