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CoffeeAndABook

Joined September 2016

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book
~ Jane Smiley 🇩🇪
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Cooking for Picasso | C A Belmond, Camille Aubray
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Happy New Year 🎊 everyone ✨🕊️

Easing into the new year with an incredibly slow day 😌

Long walk with the lovely doggy 🐾🐾 and now coffee, candles, ambiance video with crackling fire and beach sounds 🔥🌊 a new book that I‘ve been looking forward to 📖💓

Starting this for the #Sundaybuddyread hosted by @TheBookHippie 🙌🏼 😘

Ruthiella Happy New Year to you! 🥳 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy New Year🎊 2mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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I was invited to an author‘s reading a few days ago and it was such a treat. The reading itself, really good, yes. But the author himself - eye candy 🍬 those eyes!!
Thought I‘d share 😜
A *cute* and funny author. (And tall!!) How much better does it get??? ☺️😍

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Gratitude: A Journal | Catherine Price
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Wow what is a wonderful #athingaday package!! What a lovely surprise and what a treat!! Love it 😍
And you were right @DinoMom - you accidentally sent me a second package - so the first one hadn‘t gotten here within two days 😂
So I feel super fortunate for the mixup 😜🙌🏼💃🏼
Thank you so much Sharon!! 💫

DinoMom Lol glad it arrived. I think I ended up sending doubles out to two people that same week. 🤣🤣 Oh well … bonus #athingaday it‘s a bad thing I guess. 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @DinoMom it‘s certainly not a bad thing for me 🤭 hope you have a sweet late summer weekend 🌞 6mo
Cinfhen Here‘s my email - keep it and reach out cindyh666 at iCloud dot com xxxxx 4mo
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Hey @DinoMom look what arrived in the mail today, a mere two days after posting it to Germany across the entire Atlantic from Canada!! Impressive. 😜

And what a lovely, happy surprise, thank you so much for your sweet gifts. This #athingaday has made my day!!!

What a generous thing to do 💝 Littens are the best 🙌🏼🫶🏼☀️

Have a great weekend 😎🤗🌸

DinoMom Bahahaha…. I might have gotten mixed up and sent you another one forgetting that I sent that one already …. Lol I was busy last week and obviously did not pay attention…. 🤪. Oh well, you will get another arriving at some point 🤣 (edited) 6mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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A sunny morning in Cologne ☀️☕️🌻

Enjoying a cup of coffee and this vastly entertaining book! The relatively slow pace, variety of interesting characters and detailed build-up to *something* (which I cannot guess yet but it‘s suspenseful!!) suits me just fine this summer. Life with crutches is so slow!

Zelda the cutie is keeping me company 😍

julesG Hope you're back on your feet in no time. 7mo
Amiable Loved our visit to Cologne a few years ago! Beautiful city. 😍 7mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!!!! Zelda is such a happy pup!!! Book sounds good , it‘s been on my TBR for too long - you‘ve convinced me to pick it up sooner than later 😀 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Thanks 😉👋🏼 I‘m doing my best! Which is basically doing as little as possible. Which is hard 🫣 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yes the book is good! Looking at the very mixed reviews I can see it‘s not for everyone. But I‘m enjoying it so much!! And sweet Zelda is such a heartbreaker 💘 7mo
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#theworldismyoyster is the fabulous August prompt for #titlesandtunes hosted by @BarbaraBB & @Cinfhen !!

My picks for that came easily and so I‘m posting early, for a change!!
I‘m slowly making my way through this last book by Stephen Hawking, who took „the world being his oyster“ to another level!! 🪐 🧬He conveys his fascination with and curiosity for the world so well, it‘s really inspiring 💫
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CoffeeAndABook The song for me represents this deep promising feeling of the world being my oyster. Back when I was young & had my first big love, a fabulous gorgeous man who could dance like a god. One night we went out for cocktails at a fun restaurant called the Whistelstop Café and this song came on. We‘d seen Kadja Nin at a concert shortly beforehand and both loved this song. He stood up and asked me to dance right there in the middle of the restaurant!! ⬇️ (edited) 7mo
CoffeeAndABook So we danced (this was not a place that has a dancing floor or anything) around the tables and barspace and the whole place clapped afterwards. This is not what I do. Ever. It was scary but also magical 🌀 I have to add, I had just the right amount of Margarita in me to make it possible without stumbling around ☺️ (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I LOVE the story behind the song choice❤️🎶🙌🏻 all first loves should be as delicious 🕺🏻💃🏾😁 7mo
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CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Oh absolutely 💯😊 7mo
Cinfhen How‘s your foot??? 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh @Cinfhen it‘s still not well 😖 I‘ve got to learn to be patient!!!!! 😤 7mo
Cinfhen I know a broken foot takes some time to heal - and im sure you‘re going stir crazy - missing your walks with Zelda 🙁 7mo
BarbaraBB What a wonderful book choice 🩷 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yes totally stir crazy!! I still take short walks with Zelda but I‘m sure they‘re driving HER stir crazy because we‘re limping along at such a slow pace 🙈 7mo
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Sad to learn Milan Kundera passed away ~ R.I.P. 🕯️🕊️

This book really blew me away at a young age.
(And then the movie, a young Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche and Lena Olin - wow!)

I might re-read it soon 😌

wanderinglynn I just read about his passing. I too was considering a reread. 8mo
Leftcoastzen Blew me away as well 8mo
BarbaraBB So many posts with a similar message. I had no idea he had such an impact on so many young people in the 90s 💔 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB I‘ve only read the one book by him but that was a whole new level of reading for me. I‘ve read more about his life, what a passionate, thoughtful man what a rich personality. 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @wanderinglynn I‘ve just ordered another book by him, it sounds really interesting. 8mo
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Just now starting to read this for the #sundaybuddyread!!!
I stupidly broke my foot this week so all my plans are way off kilter, including getting a head start on this book. But things will get very quiet very soon and I will catch up 😅

IndoorDame Oh, no! Feel better! ❤️‍🩹 I think that‘ll be the perfect read for a recovery day. I tore through this week‘s section. 😄 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @IndoorDame thank you 🙏🏼 yes that‘s exactly what I‘m hoping 😃 8mo
TheSpineView Hope you have a speedy recovery! 8mo
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CoffeeAndABook @TheSpineView Thank you 😊 8mo
TheBookHippie Oh dear!!! I hope you heal well! Rest and book seem the perfect prescription! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @TheBookHippie Absolutely 🙌🏼😁👌🏼 8mo
Cinfhen Oh no!!! What happened??? Sending best wishes for a quick and easy recovery ❤️‍🩹 8mo
Ruthiella Wishing you a speedy recovery! ❤️ 8mo
dabbe Heel, foot, heal! 💚 💜 💚 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Ruthiella @dabbe Thank you 😊🌻🙏🏼 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Cinfhen I was running around with sweet little Zelda in the sand by the river and twisted my foot in a weird way. I literally felt something in the middle of my foot snap 😱 I‘ve been in and out of the ER & consultations these past few days. I won‘t need surgery if it heals properly, which is a mercy ❤️‍🩹 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Sending you speedy healing wishes ♡♡ 8mo
Lynnsoprano Oh my! So sorry! I‘ve been meaning to send you an email, but I‘ve been running around like crazy since we got home. Hope it heals quickly and we‘ll. I‘ll write soon 😘 8mo
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I‘m currently listening to this on Audible and it‘s incredible. I‘m laugh-chortle-blubbering my way through it!!
Brilliant spot-on narration 💎👌🏼

Listening to another book of his (A BEGINNER‘S GUIDE TO FREEFALL) I‘ve only just discovered this author and love him 💘
Happy Sunday all!! ☀️🌻🌾

Cinfhen Ohhhh, thanks for the recommendations!!! Not familiar with this author 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen I wasn‘t familiar with him either, the books caught my attention when I was browsing the Kindle Unlimited list - doing the Unlimited thing for a free trial right now. What a happy find 😃 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen oh and part of this book is set in Philly 🤟🏼😉 8mo
Cinfhen Oh well… that REALLY seals the deal 🩷 8mo
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Breakfast with Buddha | Roland Merullo
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Just getting into this!

This book has been sitting on Mount TBR 🏔️📚🏔️ for years now, patiently awaiting its turn. I think I picked it up mostly for the cover😅

So far it‘s both sad (grief for both parents unexpectedly passing) & very funny!
Not sure if the wisdom it contains won‘t feel a bit dated - the basics of MINDFULNESS seem to have become common knowledge by now, if not common practice.

Still, I‘m curious to see where it takes me 😊

Cinfhen Looks like you‘re nice & cozy🥰 book sounds good! Enjoy xx 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yes 🙌🏼 it‘s been a slow and cozy morning. Now it‘s off to a long and sweaty walk with sweet little Zelda 🥵🐾🐾 Have a beautiful Thursday 😘 8mo
Cinfhen Sweet Zelda 😍 8mo
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julesG Hope you're not melting, nor swimming away right now. I adore your trousers. I need to get a similar pair. 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Melting or swimming away 🫠🌊 yes those seem to be the options today in Western Germany 😅 so far we managed to keep our walks dry with the help of the weather app and then spend some cozy down time while it rains cats and dogs outside ☔️ Hope you can do the same!! (edited) 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG … oh and the trousers are from paigh . com if you want to check them out! I got several pairs from them, they look decent and are super comfy, perfect for hot days 😎 8mo
julesG Seen ads for the trousers online. They look very comfy. Will check the website once I'm back from the UK next week. I had planned to take the train to DUS later tonight. Now the kids and I are heading off two hours earlier than planned in the hope that we can make it to DUS before the DB cancels all trains. 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Drücke dir alle Daumen dass ihr gut nach Düsseldorf kommt ?????? 8mo
Suet624 I gave this one a so-so rating. Wish I could remember why. 8mo
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Catering to Nobody | Diane Mott Davidson
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I had to dig deep for the #guiltypleasure prompt of #titlesandtunes. Mainly because I‘ve decided not to feel guilty about what gives me pleasure 😊
buuuut the DM Davidson books are kind of embarrassing. Mostly because of their obnoxious covers 🫣 some of them are so bad that I actually made a paper sleeve to read them in public. The main attraction for me was the Colorado setting, that‘s where my US family was based. Plus they‘re light & fun! ⬇️

CoffeeAndABook ⬆️Ok, and then there‘s NKOTB 🥴I was such a dorky fan in the late eighties, and I knew even then how cringy it all was. In 1990 they came to tour in Germany and at 15 I was given the option to either see the U2 Love Comes To Town Tour with BB King or NKOTB. Well. I can‘t change history now🫣⬇️ 8mo
CoffeeAndABook ⬆️ but I did have CRAZY WILD FUN at the NKOTB gig, screaming my heart out, one of my friends fainted etc. I just wish I could have persuaded my parents to let me see both bands 🤷🏼‍♀️😂😭 8mo
LaraReads I love this story!!! I too was a dorky dork in the late 80s early 90s. Saw NKOTB in Oklahoma City with my whole fam. Had the dolls, posters all over my walls, all the merch. I look back on it so fondly though. It was such a happy time in my life. Innocent guilt! 🤣 I even went to several reunion tour dates in 2008 & 2009 with friend & it was so nostalgic & fun! Also, I‘ve never read any of this series, but sounds like a great “guilty” pleasure! 8mo
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Cinfhen Hahahaha - this ENTIRE POST cracked me up😂🤣😂😂😂🤣 Thanks for that hearty laugh xx 8mo
Cinfhen @LaraReads your story is almost as hilarious 😂 8mo
LaraReads @Cinfhen ☺️ anyone who claims to have been “cool” for the entirety of their lives is most certainly lying 🙃 (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen @LaraReads TRUTH 😂 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @LaraReads OMG YES!!! So true!! How fantastic to meet another NKOTB fan 🤗👊🏼 I would have gone to one of their reunion tour gigs if I‘d had the chance!! 8mo
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Enjoying my morning coffee in our tiny and sunny backyard with our #sundaybuddyread!! ☀️🌸☕️
I‘m already ten chapters in (and enjoying it) so I‘m basically on schedule. But we‘re driving out to a week‘s oceanside vacation in Holland later in the day so I probably won‘t be able to join in on today‘s discussion. But once we‘re settled in I‘ll try to follow up, your prompts are always a joy @TheBookHippie !! Have a lovely Sunday everyone 💓

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 9mo
Lynnsoprano Hi! I tagged you in a post, but guess you didn‘t see it. We will be In Cologne on Saturday the 24th. If you‘re going to be around, I‘d love to get together. My email is lpernezny@gmail.com 9mo
CoffeeAndABook @Lynnsoprano yes sorry I did miss your message 🙈 I‘d love to meet up!! I‘ve already marked it in my calendar ✅ We‘re on vacation in Holland right now but leaving tomorrow and I‘ll get back to you by email from home. I‘m glad you reached out again. It‘ll be fun 🙌🏼 9mo
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The Hotel Nantucket | Elin Hilderbrand
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This is my selection for this month‘s #titlesandtunes - #islandvibes 🏝️🎶🎋

This book is SO MUCH FUN!!
I‘m so happy I finally plucked it off my TBR for this prompt🤩
This song is mentioned in the book, it‘s playing in the hotel bar on opening day. It‘s so nostalgic and classy, I think it perfectly sets the mood for the story, returning a haunted, dilapidated hotel to its former glory.
Thanks for the wonderful prompt @Cinfhen & @BarbaraBB 😊

BarbaraBB The song is mentioned in the book? That is fabulous! 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB Yes it is and it‘s so fitting 😄 sorry the depiction of the title is so tiny, almost impossible to read. It‘s Nat King Cols UNFORGETTABLE 🎶 (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen I LOVE Elin Hildebrandt - awesome choice 💕💕💕 10mo
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Cinfhen Iconic song 🎶 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen I know right??? 🤩 This book is my favorite Hildebrandt already. I‘m loving it 🥰 10mo
Cinfhen Im soooo looking forward to her new book coming in July 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Oh hurrah 🙌🏼🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️ I‘ve put it on my list ✅ 10mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Airport reading - don‘t know why but it‘s special ☺️

Trip to the US was waaaay too short, feels like I just got here. Heading back to Germany already 🛫🇩🇪

Couldn‘t really concentrate on any real reading with all the family time going on so I started re-reading this book that was fun the first time and is more fun the second time 🤓 the banter and snark are a delight!! 💫

Cinfhen I‘m so happy you had a great time! It did fly by ❣️safe travels 10mo
Suet624 Come back again soon! 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 It did fly by 🚀 you know how it is!! 10mo
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CoffeeAndABook @Suet624 I‘d love to… 🥲 10mo
Lynnsoprano 56 days until our Viking cruise begins. I‘m not excited or anything 😂 I have our itinerary, so I‘ll contact you next week to see if a meet-up in Cologne is in the cards. 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @Lynnsoprano Yessss 🙌🏼 do that!!! We also have our June travel dates in place so I‘ll be able to make definite meetup plans!! 😁😁😁 10mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Reading at the lovely #tatteredcover in Denver 💓😍

Still one of my favorite bookstores in the world and I‘m so grateful it survived Amazon & Co and the pandemic!!

Cinfhen Yay! So glad you‘re enjoying your holiday 🥰 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thank you, yes I am 🤩 I miss Zelda, it‘s the first time I‘ve been apart from her that long and so far. But I‘m having the best time 🥳 It‘s good being back in the US and with my family & friends 💓 hope you‘re well 😘 10mo
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San Francisco Airport: A Report, 1931 | San Francisco (Calif.). Board of Supervisors. Airport Committee
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Yay 🙌🏼 first time in the US since before COVID!! Visiting Arizona and then Colorado to see family and my oldest, twirliest and most precious friend 💎
Layover in San Francisco after an almost 12 hr flight 🥱 and their bookshop is not too shabby 😍

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 sounds FABULOUS 🥳🥳🥳🥳Have fun 10mo
IndoorDame Have a great trip!!! 10mo
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This book is a delight!! ?
It took me a moment to get into it but now I‘m so glad I trusted the Litsy love for this book and stuck it out.

Now I‘m just savoring every chapter, character, wonderful moment, sharp truth blast. And not least the presence of Six-thirty, the marvelous dog.

Note the cute table decoration in the café I‘m currently in - it seems to feature a portrait of Six-thirty himself!! ???

Cinfhen Fabulous photo 😍 11mo
Cinfhen Cafe looks delightful 💕 11mo
tpixie Great photo! Six thirty is one of the best characters! 11mo
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CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen I know right? I love coming here, even though it‘s expensive. Here‘s their website if you want to see more pictures ?
http://www.cafelichtenberg.de/Lichtenberg/Unsere_Philosophie/Unser_Kaffeehaus ☕️ This may sound goofy but I love looking at cafés all over the world, even ones I‘ll never be able to visit ☺️
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Cinfhen wow!!! It looks amazing!!! I‘d love to visit one day😍 11mo
AmyG Fabulous photo! 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen that would be great 😁🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️😘 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @tpixie Yes I agree 🐶💓 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @AmyG Thank you 😊 11mo
tpixie @CoffeeAndABook gorgeous- is that Denmark? Or Germany? ( website ends in .de) I want the chandelier with colored glass!! lol ask where they got it! I‘m looking for a beautiful colored glass, cheap chandelier!! Lol 😂 (edited) 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @tpixie Hi, this is in Cologne in Germany! I think it‘s .de as in Deutschland - but Denmark makes sense too!! Yes the chandelier is amazing! It‘s probably 5 ft in diameter and had not only colored glass but also different kitchen tools built into it ? I‘m pretty sure it‘s custom made for the café. But I seem to recall I‘ve seen colored glass chandeliers at IKEA ? So we‘re full circle- that‘s almost Denmark for ya!! ?? (edited) 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @tpixie just checked - Denmark is .dk 😉 (edited) 11mo
tpixie @CoffeeAndABook what a great space. Some day I hope to make it to Germany 🇩🇪 kitchen tools! How fun! Hmm i might have to check out IKEA! Have a great day! 📚 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @tpixie same to you 😃🌸 11mo
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New book and a free afternoon to ride my bike to a café and sit and read and people watch.
We‘re not quite there yet - but spring is in the air and I‘m feeling a tiny bit giddy ??⛅️

Cinfhen Fabulous!! I can feel that pep in your step xxx enjoy 😊 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thank you 😎 hope you‘re having a good time with your family 😃😃😃😘 11mo
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Train reading 🚂📖☕️🫶🏼 on my way to Berlin for the first time in ages!! Aeons!!

It won‘t be all fun and games for me there but part of the trip, mainly just time for walking by myself, I‘ll savor exquisitely 💓

Cinfhen Yay!! Enjoy!!! Did you have to leave Zelda behind??? ☹️ 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Definitely had to leave her behind - with my lovely husband. So she‘ll be more than fine 😁 we‘ve practiced riding the tram into town in Cologne and she HATES it so much!!! I don‘t think she would survive a six hour train ride. I on the other hand LOVE it 🚂💓 and some alone time as well ☺️ 1y
Cinfhen At least Zelda is in good hands!! And you‘re right!!! So nice to have a bit of me time ♥️ (edited) 1y
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marleed I‘m forever intrigued by those you can take train rides to get from here to there! Enjoy! 1y
TheBookHippie @CoffeeAndABook I love the train. 13mo
CoffeeAndABook @TheBookHippie same here!! I missed it so much during COVID. And now that we have a sweet but often fearful rescue dog I often take the car because she HATES train and tram riding 😝 silly girl!! 🐾🐾 13mo
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The Measure | Nikki Erlick
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Audiobooking this one thanks to @Cinfhen 🙌🏼🎧😊

and enjoying it all immensely, the intriguing story, the exercise with my girl Zelda 🐾🐾 and the gorgeous crisp but sunny fall weather 🍁☀️✨

Cinfhen Hi 👋!!! Gorgeous audio walk 😍so glad you & Zelda are out and about, enjoying!! 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen It‘s so beautiful in fall 🍁☀️ and audiobooking is turning all the long walks, that can be quite lonely, into highlights of my day!! ✨ 1y
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Rock the Boat | Beck Dorey-Stein
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This book was a delight ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It was touching and witty, rang true and I very much enjoyed being transported to Sea Point, New Jersey 🌊🐚🦀 and the interesting cast of characters.

And I totally want to meet the author in person!! I can imagine it would be a blast to hang out with her 😅

We‘re having a Golden October so far and my heart is full 🧡 🍁☀️

BarbaraBB Beautiful picture 😍 1y
JamieArc Gorgeous spot. We are having one of the best falls I remember with lovely golden days too 🧡💛 1y
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB thank you ☺️ 1y
CoffeeAndABook @JamieArc You know what - every year in October I‘m surprised anew by how gorgeous the Golden Days are!! 😅🍁🧡 I‘m so glad you‘re having the same experience!! 1y
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Saturday morning in a coffee shop ☀️☕️📖

This book is a blast. I love how it gently spins off from P&P and all its beloved characters and how they slowly develop.

I‘m nearing the ending and can‘t wait to see what happens 😬😅

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Mika in Real Life | Emiko Jean
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs great prompt!!

1* stacked the tagged book based on the review by @KristiAhlers ?

2* August has been a slumpy reading month, several books abandoned out of lack of interest ? now I‘m into two interesting books: Everything Must Go by Camille Pagán on audio ( @Cinfhen ??) and The Other Benett Sister by Janice Hadlow. Both well written and engaging!

3* Nepal??
California ??
Southern coast of Crete ??

Cinfhen Hi!!! Thanks for the audio recommendation 🥰Send my love to Zelda ♥️🐾 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Zelda sends a massive tailwag and a friendly bark 🐶🐾🐾😘 2y
Eggs Love Camille Pagan! Thanks for playing 💕 2y
KristiAhlers I hope you like it! 2y
CoffeeAndABook @KristiAhlers Yes 😉 me too!! 2y
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A Cold Trail | Robert Dugoni
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Audiobooking 🎧 the fantastic Tracy Crosswhite series in record speed 😜
Often on the many walks with my little love Zelda 🐾🐾

I love the soft light of summer evenings 🌅

BarbaraBB Beautiful pic 😍 2y
Cinfhen Great pic!!!! Hi Zelda 💕Hi Chrissy!!! I see you‘ve become an #AudioAddict welcome to the club 😀 (edited) 2y
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB Thank you ☺️ 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Hi Cindy 🤩 oh yes, absolutely a Card Carrying Member of the #audioaddict Club!! So happy to have discovered this extra layer of pleasure and entertainment 💘 2y
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Whohooo 🙌🏼😅
Finally a vacation, our first trip with the new queen of our lives (long may she reign) ⚡️Zelda 🐾🐾
We‘re in a small town in Belgium and it‘s all lovely, laid back, good food, lots of hiking in the woods, which is fine despite the heat wave ☀️💦
And also , lots of chillout-reading time!! I‘ve been saving this book for this vacation and what a joy it is 😍

Leftcoastzen Sounds wonderful! enjoy ! Zelda is so cute! 2y
Cinfhen This photo is FABULOUS!! Looks like a postcard 🤩❣️and Zelda is a delight 🙌🏻So glad you tagged me….enjoy your time away 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Leftcoastzen Thank you ☺️☀️ Zelda sure is a real heartbreaker 💓 we‘re so lucky she found her way from the streets of Romania to live with us!! 2y
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brittanyreads Lovely photo! Enjoy your trip! 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thank you!! 😃 it‘s those Litsy photo filters that can turn any old image into a postcard 😂 Hope you‘re enjoying the time with your family 😘😘😘 2y
CoffeeAndABook @BrittanyReads Thank you so much 😄☀️🐾 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo ❤️ 2y
kspenmoll Your trip sounds wonderful! Beautiful photo, Zelda looks sweet. 2y
CoffeeAndABook @kspenmoll Thank you ☺️ 🐾🐾 2y
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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Audiowallking with our lovely doggo Zelda 🐾☀️🎧

First walk after beginning to slowly recover from COVID and it‘s wonderful to be out in the balmy sunshine and feel spring in the air 🌱🌸

Sadly I‘ve lost my sense of smell but am hoping it will return swiftly 🌷

Oh and this book is fun!!

julesG Hope you can smell the spring air soon. 2y
AmyG Hope you are feeling better each day. 2y
CoffeeAndABook @julesG YES!! The first delicious scents of spring in the air are the best 🌸 I hope you‘re enjoying the ☀️ as well!! 2y
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julesG Yes! I'm trying to make up for all those grey days we've had since October. 2y
CoffeeAndABook @AmyG Thank you!! I‘m amazed at how quickly I‘m recovering 🙏🏼 I just hope there‘ll be no second phase so I‘m taking it VERY easy. 2y
CoffeeAndABook @julesG God yes 🙄 it felt like it would never end, I‘d forgotten what a blue sky looks like 🥴 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! I‘m glad to hear you‘re doing better but sorry about your sense of smell. Did you lose your taste to?? Im sure it feels great to be outside ☀️🌈 2y
Ruthiella Glad you are feeling better! ❤️ 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Oh it‘s such a pleasure to be back outside!!! I‘m incredibly grateful to be recovering and back on my feet. I was smiling and greeting everyone on my walk like an insane person! 🤪 Thankfully my tastebuds are fine, although coffee tastes weird for some reason 😩 but otherwise I haven‘t noticed a difference. But my olfactory sense is just GONE! It‘s not as noticeable but I‘m really missing it! 2y
Cinfhen I think one of my favorite things about coffee isn‘t the taste but the aroma, Chrissy so it makers sense in a way why you think it‘s tasting weird. Ugh!!! Enjoy those sunny day walks with Zelda 😎 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen ha yes ☕️ that makes perfect sense 👍🏼😩 2y
Leftcoastzen Glad you feel better hope sense of smell comes back soon! 2y
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re feeling better! 🌻 2y
CoffeeAndABook @UwannaPublishme Thank you 😊🙋🏼‍♀️ 2y
Bren912 Glad to hear you are in the mend! Have you increased your zinc intake? I my taste and smell on day 7 but it came back around day 12. 2y
Bren912 @CoffeeAndABook ps coffee took awhile to come back but I didn‘t want to get a headache so I still drank it. 2y
CoffeeAndABook Thank you so much @Bren912 for your kind words and advice. I don‘t go on Litsy on a daily basis so I missed this till now. Sense of smell is slowly returning 😅 and not drinking coffee is never a real option ☕️🤩 2y
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Hanging out with my sweet reading companion Zelda💓🐾

After two years of being super careful (being a longterm „cancer shlepper“) I‘ve managed to contract the dreaded COVID.
I‘m eternally grateful I was able to prepare my immune system before I had to face this virus. I‘m feeling pretty battered, have a slight fever and the sore throat is viscous. But thank God I‘m well enough to read and really enjoy this book, so all is good for now 🙏🏼✨🐾

Sapphire Feel better soon! 2y
Aims42 All the prayers you feel better soon!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 💐 2y
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Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Cinfhen Oh no!!!! I‘m glad to hear Zelda is keeping watch over you 🌻💕sending loads of healing vibes & get well wishes ♥️hope you have a speedy recovery 😘😘 2y
DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel much better soon! 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Sapphire @aims42 @Jas16 @Librarybelle @DaveGreen7777 Thank you so much 🙏🏼 it‘s wonderful to receive your Litsy support from afar ☀️😃 feeling a tiny bit better already, definitely going in the right direction 😅 @Cinfhen and yes, Zelda‘s shy cuddling and gentle snoring definitely have great healing properties ❤️‍🩹🐾☺️ (edited) 2y
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Quick sushi lunch & starting this new book my bestest sweetest funnest oldest friend and soul-sister gifted me.

I cannot wait to meet the apparently awesome heroine that she said awaits me within 😁

Happy Valentine‘s Day everyone 🌸☀️👑💝

Nute Love the words used to describe your friend!☺️ 2y
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Zelda: A Biography | Nancy Milford
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Introducing the latest member of #dogsoflitsy 🐾

This is ⚡️Zelda⚡️the sweetest little doggo soul!!
She came to us as a rescue dog from Romania. And also as a very cautious and yet courageous force of nature! We‘re super impressed with her and so grateful to have her in our life now ☺️

She‘s proving to be a wonderful reading companion 💘

This post comes with a special shoutout to @Cinfhen 🙋🏼‍♀️😘

mabell What a sweetheart! 🐶😍 2y
Cinfhen Awwww, what a sweet face!!! And I love her name 🥰Thanks for the introduction xx 2y
AmyG She is beautiful! ❤️ 2y
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Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen ☺️☺️☺️ I know! We‘re so smitten with her!! 💓 glad you got to „meet“ her 😉 2y
BookwormAHN 💜💜💜 2y
LeahBergen Aww! 🥰🥰 2y
TrishB Awww 🐶♥️ 2y
Jas16 So cute! 2y
rachelsbrittain What a sweet girl! 2y
Megabooks Congratulations!!! So cute!! 😍😍 2y
CoffeeAndABook @rachelsbrittain Thank you. She is! The sweetest 😍 2y
BookNAround She‘s gorgeous! Congratulations on your new reading friend. 😍 2y
BkClubCare A LOVE 💕 2y
Clwojick Yay for rescue pups! 🐶🐶🐶 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Clwojick Totally 💯🙌🏼 fyi, she was our foster dog for two weeks before we officially adopted her 😉 that being said, it had always been the plan to adopt her if the chemistry was right ~ and it sure was / is 💘 2y
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The Layover | Lacie Waldon
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One last post from #greece before we leave… 🥺

This has become my favorite spot for afternoon ☕️ and reading… and just sitting & BEING!! ✨☀️🌸

Cinfhen That would be my FAVORITE spot too!!! Amazing 🤩 enjoy!!! Reading anything good?? 2y
BarbaraBB Love your Greek pictures! I was there too this summer. Which island are you? 2y
readingjedi Gorgeous 🇬🇷😍 🇬🇷 2y
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Jas16 Ready to book a plane ticket immediately. That looks heavenly. 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yesss!! I just finished PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry, which was fun!! I‘m also reading Irvin Yalom‘s autobiography - so fascinating. For brain candy I just started the tagged book and it‘s pretty fluffy but will be perfect for all the traveling home by ferry, plane and train!! 🤪 2y
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB We‘re on Amorgos, a small Cycladic island. We‘re traveling to Santorini by ferry tomorrow and flying home from there the day after. Where in Greece did you stay for your vacation? Isn‘t it just gorgeous?? 🌺 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Jas16 Thank You!! It‘s just stunning here, it‘s definitely worth a trip. I can‘t believe our time is up and we‘re leaving already!! 😫 2y
MicheleinPhilly It is tough to leave, isn‘t it? Safe travels! 2y
Cinfhen Safe travels home xx glad you found time to read & unwind 💗 2y
BarbaraBB We were sailing there. I loved it. We sailed from Athens and although I‘d loved to go to Amorgos and Santorini those two islands were too far away. Instead we went to Sifnos, Folegandros, Ios, Mykonos, Paros, Andros and Kea. I am still thinking about it! 2y
DivineDiana It‘s easy to see why! ☕️📚 🌊 2y
CoffeeAndABook @MicheleinPhilly so tough 😩 am already trying to figure out the earliest possible time we could return!! ✨ But at least we have so many wonderful memories stored up, right?? 2y
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB Wow, that trip sounds magical!! Island hopping by sailboat ⛵️ I‘ll certainly bet you‘re still thinking about it. 😉 All of those islands I still want to visit!! 🤩💭 2y
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous!! 2y
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Coffee time in #greece 🤩🇬🇷☕️🪑🌸🌺🌸

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Just a little sunset reading 🌅📚☺️

#greece #this.

Blueberry Beautiful! 2y
AmyG Gorgeous. Enjoy! 2y
kspenmoll So beautiful! 2y
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Blueberry I keep coming back to this picture. It has all the feels. I may have to go to the beach soon. 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Blueberry ☺️ thank you so much for saying that. I, too, will be coming back to this picture and the memories of this beach a lot!! Reading at the beach is just… enchanting. Hope you make it out to a beach soon!! 🌅 2y
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Finally starting this book about vacations... on my vacation on a Greek island.
Perfect ☺️

🇬🇷☀️🌺🐠🎋

Ruthiella You are like the fourth Litten I follow who vacationed in Greece this summer! 😅 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!!! So happy for you!!!! Enjoy 😊 🌴🌞 2y
wanderinglynn Enjoy! 🎉 2y
CoffeeAndABook @Ruthiella 😃 yes I‘ve seen a few, too. I vote if we ever hold an international Litten convention we do it here 😎🇬🇷📚🏖 2y
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Enjoying a moment of peace on my first vacation day
☀️☕️ and a new book 📖 💓

wildwoodreads Enjoy! 💕 2y
Ruthiella Excellent! Enjoy your vacation. ☀️ 📚 2y
BarbaraBB Enjoy your vacation! 2y
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CoffeeAndABook @megzlynn @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Thanks so much!!! 🌸🌸🌸 2y
catebutler It looks delightful! Enjoy your vacation!! 2y
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Am really enjoying this book for the #narniareadalong.

For some reason I thought I wouldn‘t, I think I read several reviews saying it‘s their least favorite book in the series.
So far it feels like my favorite!! 🤩

Also enjoying a lazy afternoon with my man in our tiny backyard!! Finally warm enough to bring out the hammock 🙌🏼

Happy Sunday Littens 💓

mcipher I‘ve always loved that one! 3y
Cinfhen Such a cozy photo ❤️😍🙌🏻love it!!! I wouldn‘t mind hanging out in that spot ~ enjoy 3y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen wouldn‘t mind having you over to hang out with 😎🍹🍹☀️🌸🦋 3y
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Cinfhen I‘d love too😍🙌🏻❣️ 3y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen We can always dream 😁🙌🏼💫 3y
bookandbedandtea I've always loved The Horse And His Boy but I seem to be one of few. I'm glad to hear of someone else who enjoys it! 3y
CoffeeAndABook @bookandbedandtea ** Likewise 😁🙌🏼 3y
CaffeineAndCandy Intimate and cozy! 💜💜💜 3y
RosePressedPages The Horse and His Boy was my absolute favorite Narnia book! Glad you like it too! 3y
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The Silver Chair | C. S. Lewis
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Train reading 😃 🚂🚃
highly enjoying the view and this getaway chapter in this book for the #narniareadalong.

Happy May Sunday ☀️ to everyone
and happy Mother‘s Day to all the Mamas out there 🌸💐💖

IuliaC So beautiful! 😍 3y
CoffeeAndABook @IuliaC thank you 😊 3y
Tera66 Great view! 3y
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CaffeineAndCandy Train reading is so great! 💜💜💜 3y
CoffeeAndABook @CaffeineAndCandy It really is 💖 I miss being able to sip a to-go coffee and munch on goodies though 😷 but one day... it‘ll be a feast 🎉 3y
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Finished reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader today 🙌🏼 just in time to catch up for the #narniareadalong 😅

And what a great book!! Weird, I hardly remembered any of it from my childhood, it‘s such a good imaginative story.
And Reepicheep - what a valiant hero 🐭💓💪🏼

Looking forward to The Silver Chair 💫

CaffeineAndCandy 😘👍 3y
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Pickpick

Absolute 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 pick for me.

I‘ve been going through this book super slowly, taking notes and going back to certain chapters again & again. It‘s been an incredible help in finding my way into being a therapist.

I‘ll probably keep it close, just reading a chapter here & there.
Real role models are such a rare gift & Yalom is definitely one as a therapist but he‘s also such a mensch, it shines through in all his books 🔥

Crazeedi I have partial credits toward masters in counseling, I think I'd live this book 3y
CoffeeAndABook @Crazeedi Yes, I think you really might love it! Or live it, whichever you meant 😉 it‘s super inspiring and entertaining as well. Another book I can really recommend by the same author is 3y
Kalalalatja Thanks for tagging me, I‘ll definitely try and find it! 3y
CoffeeAndABook @Kalalalatja I thought of you & that you might like it!! Hope you have a great day ☀️☕️ 3y
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs 😃

🎧 tagged book is the only one I can remember ever having listened to on CD. @julesG might know it 😉 such a good book and a great reading by the author.

🎧 I sure do but it‘s usually pretty mellow. Sometimes I listen to ASMR vids that have a crackling fire or nature sounds or (lately) coffeehouse background noises 😂☕️

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 💜🎧 3y
julesG Herr Lehmann ☺️ I think I should re-read, or try the audiobook. 3y
CoffeeAndABook @julesG it‘s a long time ago that I first read, then listened to & then watched it!! 😂 I might give it another go as well!! 3y
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Things are moving along nicely in this book for the #narniareadalong! Am all caught up again.

I‘m intrigued by how the story is set up & am enjoying the new characters - especially Doctor Cornelius!!
And love how they call Trumpkin D.L.F. ? that sounds very 21st century!!

All restaurants & cafés have been closed here since November & I miss reading in a cozy café so much!! Am getting some morning coffeehouse vibes via YouTube ??‍♀️☕️

marleed Your space is so pretty. I agree, I can‘t wait to sit a few hours in a coffee shop. 3y
CoffeeAndABook @marleed Thank you ☺️ and wow, I think I‘ll be hanging out in coffee shops every day for the first few months once they re-open and it‘s safe. I get giddy just thinking about it 🤩 I should start saving up I guess 😂 3y
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Quick catch-up for the #narniareadalong today!!!
Phew 😅 so glad there are a few extra days for people like me!!
I read & enjoyed the last couple of chapters and was amazed at how much suspense and emotion I felt. Also was surprised at how short and dense the book is.
I realized I really had no clear memory of the ending from my childhood.

I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed re-reading this first installment ~ and now straight on to Prince Caspian🗡 🙌🏼

CaffeineAndCandy It was interesting that the book went back and forth between the separated characters with it being so short. Maximum fun 💜💜💜 3y
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I‘m enjoying this journey back into a childhood favorite so much!! 🤩
I love the old familiar b/w illustrations & also the colored in ones that you‘ve been posting for the #narniareadalong!

bibliobliss I'm going to dive back in!! 3y
CoffeeAndABook @bibliobliss Yes 😃🙌🏼 3y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love the illustration on your copy! 😍 3y
CoffeeAndABook @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I know right? I was thinking the same thing today - I really like to picture Lucy and Peter that way. I‘m assuming the person in the background is supposed to be Susan ~ I have an entirely different image of her in my mind!! 3y
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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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So this is it!! I‘m days late in reading the final chapters & posting about it for the #ickabogalong 🙈
The final chapters were very satisfying ~ if a little too tidy maybe...
I‘ll give this 4 stars, I definitely enjoyed it as a group read! The story was engaging, fast paced & full of interesting characters, some kick-ass gals ⚡️
This isn‘t necessarily a book for young children, too much death & deceit.

Thanks so much @Linsy for organizing this!

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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Wow, isn‘t this the sweetest!! 💓

Trust is a huge issue in this chapter. Impressive how the kids & the Ickabog choose to trust each other and what that generates 👊🏼

Art by Evelyn, age 8, U.K.

#ickabogalong chapter 59

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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Daisy‘s just so great 🙌🏼 💓

#ickabogalong ~ chapter 53

Come-read-with-me I love this illustration! 3y
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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Bad things are happening 😩 Run, Bert - run!!!

#ickabogalong #playingcatchup

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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Daisy is just the toughest cookie! I feel so sad for what is happening to her - but boy is she resilient! She appears to be unbroken by the atrocious & cruel Ma Grunter. I can‘t WAIT for that horrible woman‘s comeuppance 😡

#ickabogalong chapter 37

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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Ha! All caught up for the #ickabogalong 😅 Chapter 27 ✅

And wow, the story has certainly picked up by now!! So far the bad guys are just getting worse and worse, they‘re just pure evil 😡
And poor Daisy, that‘s just so traumatic. I really hope she‘ll find her way out of that situation!! 🤞🏼

Art by Charlie, age 10, U. K.

Linsy It sounds so traumatic!!! I love this illustration though 3y
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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Ha! So there I was all “yes let‘s do several chapters a day” and immediately I fall way behind 😬 for the #ickabogalong.

I‘m pretty sure I can catch though!!

Linsy Lol same thing happened to me! 😅 3y
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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Ugh, Spittleworth & Flapoon are the worst!!
King Fred is not winning any medals either but those two 😡
And I feel very sorry for Major Beamish being put on the spot like that.

#ickabogalong