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Caterina

Caterina

Joined August 2016

She/her. Theology+classical studies+leftist theory+disability rights nerd https://app.thestorygraph.com/profile/caterina
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Four Eyed Frog Bookstore | Gualala, CA (Bookstore)
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! @CounterfeitNickel and I got the cutest tote bag, a book for him (The Dreamt Land), a book for me (Noor), and a book of poetry signed by the author, who we got to chat with at the bookstore! I can't wait to read Noor. 😍 And I think this is the first time I've gotten to participate in #IndependentBookstoreDay ! 😊

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This Christmas gift from my fiance's family is perfect bedtime reading! Good vibes, easy to put down when it's time to sleep, and I'm enjoying learning more about Jane Goodall. 😊 #bedsidetable

Catsandbooks This was a good one! 1mo
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A moment to breathe and read this lovely book with coffee from my favorite coffee shop, where they know my name and my order, and with the cutest compression socks that help so much. So thankful that I'm able to make this book work for a Church Leadership assignment, because it is a gem! ❤️ #booksandsocks

Suet624 Gorgeous socks. 1mo
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Listened to this #AuthorAMonth book on my #AudioWalk today! Lots of flowers in Berkeley right now. 🌷Very much not enamored with the book so far (28% in) but at least it's a break for my brain! 🎧

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Pegasus Books | Oakland, California (Bookstore)
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Two years and two months ago I posted a picture on Litsy of us holding hands in Pegasus Books on our third date, amazed that I had found a fellow reader immediately after downloading Tinder; now, I'm engaged to a lover of books who always takes me on bookstore + coffee shop dates and reads with me. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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Spring break = reading for fun instead of for grad school (might be my new favorite book, I'm only 20 pages in but wow) and drinking a homemade mocha (with homemade whipped cream and aeropress espresso) provided by my partner 😍🥰

readordierachel Sounds lovely! 2mo
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Today's BART #audiobook for #AuthorAMonth 🎧

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For my fellow lovers of #audiobooks - next time someone suggests audiobooks don't count as reading, remember that Octavia E. Butler herself was a lover of audiobooks 🥰 #octaviabutler

Caterina @Emilymdxn As a fellow audiobooker and fan of Octavia Butler, I thought you'd like this! 😊 3mo
Emilymdxn This is fantastic!! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Stacking…. I love Octavia Butler 3mo
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Some of the seminary books that are taking up all my time right now - what an exciting stack! 😍

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One of my favorite things is bringing my seminary readings over to my partner's study while he works from home 🥰 + I'm enjoying how easy to read this one is, most of my readings are very dense!

Suet624 How lovely that you‘re reading Parker Palmer. 3mo
Caterina @Suet624 Yes! 😊 I was excited to read some more of his writing since I've been chewing on Let Your Life Speak for several months, ever since I got the copy that belonged to a beloved professor who died last summer. (She gave her books to the seminary community ❤️) 3mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 3mo
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Letter To My Daughter | Maya Angelou
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sarahbellum I knew immediately before reading your caption that this was a BART car 🙂. I lived in the Bay Area for about 8 years before moving to LA in 2020 3mo
Caterina @sarahbellum Haha I think I'd recognize BART anywhere now too! I've only been here since 2019, but I'm hoping to stay in the area for a while. 😊 3mo
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A fun little #SerialReader lark! My first Poirot and second Agatha Christie - I'm excited to see her more developed skills in later novels! Fun twists and turns from the POV of a naive Watson-like Hastings who's hanging out with a quirky Holmes-like Poirot. Not a particularly sad murder, so there's a fun focus on clues and all the little intrigues of the household! ⭐⭐⭐/5 #Poirot @SerialReader

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This book is really good, but I have to take it in really slowly - a hard balance to strike when I'm assigned 3-4 chapters a day for my intensive course. 😅 Listening to the audiobook and then rereading in the print book has been helpful for engaging deeply - although, audiobookers be warned, there are a lot of meaty footnotes left out! #DoubleSpin

Cathythoughts Beautiful title 4mo
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Berkeley Noir | Jerry Thompson, Owen Hill
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A very mixed bag, and I would only consider it worth a read if you have a connection to Berkeley! As someone who's been in Berkeley for a few years, it was a fun way to encounter familiar places (like Moe's Books and Indian Rock!) and think more about what makes Berkeley, Berkeley. Also, it was easy reading at the end of long days of studying! 👍

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Working hard at taking care of myself while making it through this intensive course! (And loving this course reading so much 😍) (Featuring two of my favorite MochiThings notebooks and the only highlighter I'll use in books!)

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I decided to start my year off with #SerialReader and chose this book because I remember enjoying the only Agatha Christie I've read: And Then There Were None. Also, this genre seems like a good vibe for a book I read in daily snippets on my phone! 👍 @SerialReader

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I've been spending more time with prayer+devotional journaling lately, and this little book has been lovely so far. ❤️

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I gathered my lists of books read this year into 1 list today (52 books total) and then chose my top 10 (listed here in the order I read them)! Although I didn't read as many books this year as in the past, there were so many good ones that it was really hard to pick only 10 - and technically I cheated by including 2 series 😅 Anyway, these were all amazing and I'd recommend them! 😊 (And if you've read them, I'd love to hear your thoughts!)

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I'm ready to jump back into #BookSpinBingo in January 2022! 🎉 Since I don't have much time to read but want/need the motivation of a bingo board, each of my books gets 1-4 squares depending on how hard I think it will be to finish it. Whatever my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin are, I will try to finish those books in their entirety. (If both numbers are the same book, I'll think of a plan B) I'm excited for the new year of reading! 😊 @TheAromaOfBooks

Caterina Oh, and I forgot to write this out, but I'll mark off boxes as I finish that percent of the book - so for a book that gets 4 squares, I'll mark off a square when I finish 1/4 of the book! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love the way you have this set up - you have some challenging books here!!! 5mo
Caterina @TheAromaofBooks Yes! A couple are for a January term class, and one is for book club - so I'm looking forward to vibrant discussions on some of the challenging ones! 😊 5mo
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Berkeley Noir | Jerry Thompson, Owen Hill
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I've been trying to do a bit of reading before bed each night, after I've put away electronics for the day, and short stories have been working well for that! I usually read about one and then go to sleep. 😂 This collection has been fun because I live in Berkeley right now! 😊

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POV: you figured out something big about yourself this fall 😅 With so much of my reading attention oriented toward graduate school or my new diagnosis, I dropped off the face of Litsy, but I'm hoping to ease back into it and maybe join a couple reading challenges for next year! 😊

Crazeedi So glad to see you back, I did same earlier this year.i hope you find support for your diagnosis. Life throws us curve balls, but I guess it's how we learn and grow. Hugs❤ 5mo
Caterina @Crazeedi Thank you, Diane! I'm thankful for the opportunity to learn more about how my brain works and continue to grow into stronger strategies and skills for my life. 😊 5mo
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Finished in time for a great book club meeting! Really readable and written with a lot of heart and historical research. If you're interested in how the intersection of sexism and racism has impacted Black women in the US historically, and especially the ways white women and feminists have excluded Black women, this is an accessible start!

#DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #BirthdayBash @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Happy Birthday, @TheAromaofBooks ! I hope you're able to squeeze a bit of reading in. I'll mostly be reading these 3 today. The left 2 are for seminary and the right is for book club (which is meeting today! I'm almost finished! 😅) #BirthdayBash

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 7mo
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#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #Week2 cumulative point total is 483! I've been doing well getting in a bit of fun reading every day. Although I didn't finish any books this week, I'm now over halfway through a few books! Making progress on my #BookSpinBingo too. 😊 @Clwojick

Clwojick Lovely #bulletjournal 💙 7mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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I've been back to Andy's part for five minutes, and I just want to go back to Laura's 1986 part, it was so much more interesting than Andy's fugitive road trip. 😭 I'm feeling very much on Laura's and the real Dr. Maplecroft's side, down with the Queller solution!! Does Andy's part get more interesting? And do I get more Laura/Jane POV? 😂 #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #TeamRead #BuddyRead

bthegood I had same feelings as you...wanted more Laura, less Andy.😊 7mo
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Week 1 of #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter - 226 points, I think! I realized some of my reading counts for #BookSpinBingo but not for #BFC21, so I had to separate out my point tallying. I've done really well making time for little bits of reading for fun! And I'm halfway through the tagged and loving it. I think it'll count as a theme read? Because of Dune trying to solve the mystery of the syndrome. And it's my #BookSpin! @Clwojick

Clwojick #BFC21 counts as a reading event too, so any hours read towards that can count for points too. 7mo
Caterina @Clwojick Yes! Thank you. 😊 I meant that I put some seminary readings on my #BookSpinBingo, but my #BFC21 goal is related to reading for fun, which homework technically isn't. So those seminary books only count for one of the readathons, not both! 7mo
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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This week's death class reading is just this book in its entirety, and we're going to Fernwood Cemetery tomorrow as a field trip! Thankful that this is such a quick read, I've barely had any time to work on it this week. 😅 Should have this book done for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter and #BookSpinBingo by tonight/tomorrow morning! 👍

EvieBee I briefly worked at a funeral home that housed the only crematorium in town. It was weird. 8mo
RainyDayReading Loved this book! I really enjoyed her others as well. 8mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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I've made a good start on the #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #BuddyRead while cooking/cleaning/walking, and I'm enjoying getting out of my comfort zone with it. It's a great brain break from graduate school reading! Eager to piece together what's going on with Laura. 👀

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I forgot to post this, but I did okay with September's #BookSpinBingo! Finished my #BookSpin at least. 😅 I kept my #DoubleSpin on my board for this month and will hopefully finish it in October! @TheAromaofBooks

EvieBee So cute! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! 8mo
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@CounterfeitNickel and I did a dinner + used bookstore date last night and picked up this beautiful book, then read it together last night. The illustrations are gorgeous, the pages are thick and textured, and the story (a take on a 12th c. Persian epic) magical and weird. Glad we bumped into this! I'd like the read the translated original next. Off to a good start with my #BFC21 goal of reading for fun and my #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter reading!

Emilymdxn This sounds incredible! 8mo
kspenmoll I love his books. 💕 8mo
Clwojick Awesome job! 🧡 8mo
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I didn't keep up with #BFC21 well last month. This time I've made a little tracker on the same pages as my #BookSpinBingo and #Scarathlon2021 tracking, and I've kept my goals simple: Read for fun and practice good sleep hygiene (especially taking time to wind down instead of staying up late studying and then tossing myself into bed immediately, that doesn't work for me as an adult like it did as a teen) at least 21 days each. 👍 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome! And great goals! 🙌🏻🎃🧡 8mo
Caterina @wanderinglynn Thank you for hosting, as always! This is great inspiration to make a couple small, sustainable habit changes that'll help me be happier and healthier! 😊 8mo
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This'll serve as both my #BookSpinBingo list and my #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter TBR for October! I'm having a hard time reading anything that isn't required for seminary right now, so I've divided most of the other books into halves or thirds to encourage myself to at least make some progress! Really looking forward to October and hopefully being on Litsy more. 🥰 @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

Texreader Very very smart to break up the books into parts. I may have to steal that idea as the next few months plan to be nightmarishly busy 8mo
Clwojick 🧡🧡 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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Imago | Octavia E. Butler
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Working on my #BookSpin in a park in Palo Alto, California! 😊

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Going to join in very gently with #BFC21 for the month! I'm setting 2 habit intentions, with my goal being 21 days for each. With my third year of my Master of Divinity starting next week, I want to be intentional about making space for reading for fun (with my eyes or ears). I also want to explore yoga and see how that sits with my body and spirit. Thanks, @wanderinglynn , for running this. ❤️

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 Happy to have you join us. 💚 9mo
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Imago | Octavia E. Butler
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Let's go!! Excited for September's #BookSpinBingo. I've already started my #BookSpin (tagged) and I'm excited for the prompting to finish it! (Hopefully before classes start next week?) And the #DoubleSpin is good prompting to finish the series and get to talk about Summer with my partner's mom! 😊 @TheAromaofBooks

EvieBee This is adorable! Love it! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I love your layout!!! 9mo
Caterina @EvieBee @TheAromaofBooks Thank y'all! 🥰 9mo
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I'm ready for September's #BookSpinBingo! Split a couple tough reads into multiple slots again (notably the tagged), and included some slots for seminary assigned reading - I think I'll have enough reading to finish a couple books in September. 😅 Classes start next week, and I plan to read lots before then! (And play Stardew Valley lots 😅) #BookSpin #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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Notes of a Native Son | James Baldwin
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Here are my final results for #BookSpinBingo! I finished 5 books in August. I didn't get to my #BookSpin at all (maybe next month I will - I'm keeping it on my list!) and I met my goal with my #DoubleSpin (reading half of the tagged). I had two 5 star reads: A Psalm for the Wild-Built and You Are Your Best Thing, and I think the tagged will be 5 stars too! Good month. ❤ #AugustWrapUp @TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 9mo
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Trying to finish up a few more books before posting my #BookSpinBingo results for August! This one is so absolutely delightful. 🥰

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I am so utterly charmed by this book. ❤️

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Today is my 5 year #Litsyversary, and I just finished this little book in Yosemite, on the porch of the hotel my partner and I are staying at. ? What a strange and compelling fever dream of a book, capturing Shepard's last days in a kind of "autofiction." Makes me a little curious to read some of Shepard's other work! But barely a pick for me, 3/5 stars, just didn't *love* it.

Over these 5 years, I've always come back to Litsy. Love it here. ❤️

DivineDiana Happy Litsyversary to you! Five years!!! 🎉👏🏻📚 9mo
Lcsmcat Happy Litsyversary! I love that view. What a peaceful place to read. 9mo
LauraBrook Happy Litsyversary!!! 9mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 9mo
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I'm not feeling well and I'm done with my hospital chaplain internship, so it's time to get cozy with my new Switch and the manga of my favorite anime.💛 (On my #bookspinbingo card too!)

Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 10mo
Kimzey Rest and take good care of yourself! 10mo
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Notes of a Native Son | James Baldwin
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#BookSpinBingo really said “Continue your James Baldwin kick that began with #AuthorAMonth, Katie!“ and I shall listen. Both my #BookSpin and my #DoubleSpin numbers are .5 of their respective books, because my brain is tired and I read Baldwin's essays very slowly. 😅 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 10mo
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Collected Essays | James Baldwin
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I'd like to join in this month @TheAromaofBooks ! 😊 I've included some books I'm already reading, and I've double-listed books that I think will be hard for me to finish. I'm thinking each half of those books will qualify for 1 bingo space if that's okay? I finish my hospital chaplaincy internship on Friday so I should have more time and energy for reading and Litsy soon! 👍 #BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo #BookSpinBingo2021

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along, and having a book take more than one space is definitely okay!! 10mo
Caterina @TheAromaofBooks Yay, thank you!! 😊 10mo
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The Weight of Ink | Rachel Kadish
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My #20in4 #Readathon went well! I finished 2 audiobooks, started listening to The Weight of Ink in addition to reading it in print, and read a few pages of A Psalm for the Wild-Built with #Pippin at my side on my one day off. I haven't had much energy or time for reading in print, but my commute gives me 3 hours of reading time a day! I got 10 hours in this readathon. 😊 #20in4Readathon @Andrew65 #DogsOfLitsy #BostonTerriersOfLitsy

Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳😍 10mo
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#20in4 #Readathon starts today and goes thru Tuesday! Thank you, @Andrew65 , for hosting. 😊 I'm gonna try to make some progress on all these books I'm #CurrentlyReading. I don't know how much time I'll have, especially since today I'm chaplain on-call at the hospital, but at least my commute gives me about 3 hours of audiobook time each day! I'll definitely finish the tagged, and it'll definitely break my heart. #20in4Readathon

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 10mo
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The Weight of Ink | Rachel Kadish
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When you can't pick just one book for a video call reading date 😍 (I ended up reading from the tagged for this particular date!) @CounterfeitNickel

Have any of y'all read The Weight of Ink? It's my church's book club pick for August, which will be the only meeting I've been able to make since 2019 and will be the only one I can make for the foreseeable future. I'm reading it mostly to connect with them!

Butterfinger I loved it. I never heard of Spinoza till I read this book. Or Masada. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. 10mo
Christine I have nothing to offer re: the tagged, but I loved 10mo
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@underground_bks You convinced me! (Not that it took too much convincing 😉) When I got off for the day at the hospital, I went back to that indie bookstore and got myself this gorgeous Becky Chambers book, and some tea and a pastry for dinner at the attached coffee shop! A lovely way to end my day. 🥰 #BlameItOnLitsy #BookHaul

underground_bks The book, the tea, the pastry, the scenery—Absolute reading perfection achieved! 10mo
Caterina @underground_bks Yes!! 🥰🥰 10mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
BarbaraJean 😍 10mo
dylanisreading This is the reading dream right here. 10mo
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Collected Essays | James Baldwin
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A recent gift from @CounterfeitNickel , perfectly timed with my current Baldwin phase and July's #AuthorAMonth being Baldwin! On this Sabbath day of rest before a busy work week, how delightful to curl up with this lovely edition that feels so nice in my hands, in this perfect reading chair. 😊 I'm starting at the beginning, with Notes of a Native Son!

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SkeletonKey I‘m reading this one right now as well! 11mo
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Whereabouts | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Squeezing a couple minutes of reading the tagged while chaplain on-call at the hospital. Someone brought these flowers from their garden today, so I'm enjoying sitting by them and taking a breath after a busy 10.5 hours on-call. 🥰

BookishMarginalia Gorgeous pic! 11mo
Suet624 That‘s a very long day. 💕💕 11mo
Caterina @BookishMarginalia 🥰 @Suet624 Yes! Tiring and meaningful and long. Now I'm enjoying some rest and dog snuggles today. 🥰 11mo
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