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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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New book & self care afternoon at the end of a super harrowing week!!! My uncle passed away unexpectedly and quite young and so many people are heartbroken 💔

My expectations for this book might be super high but I‘m are this book can hold up to even that.

I‘m #gratefulfor finding out about this book from a post by @scripturient - Danke 😉 and really for this entire positive community!!

#namastenovember @Eggs

CoffeeK8 So sorry for your loss 2w
Cinfhen I‘m so sorry for your loss. My dad‘s brother passed away way too young and also so unexpectedly that even now, 15 years later I still feel the loss. Sending love ❤️ 2w
scripturient I‘m very sorry for your loss and hope this book will at least bring a bit of comfort. ❤️ 2w
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Megabooks Incredibly sorry about your uncle 💜💜 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks I am so sorry ❤️ 2w
Eyelit 💜💜💜 2w
Dragon So sorry for your loss. 2w
CoffeeAndABook Thank you so much @CoffeeK8 @Megabooks @CoffeeCatsBooks @Eyelit @Dragon your support means a lot 💓 2w
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @scripturient! It‘s such a sweet book 🎃🍁 I‘m afraid it‘s got one major flaw though - it‘s way too short! But it‘s bringing warm joy to my heart and that‘s exactly what I needed. Have a comfy rest of the weekend 🔥 2w
scripturient @CoffeeAndABook I think there is potential and talk of a sequel. 😁 2w
Eggs So sorry about your loss 😓😥 2w
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Cinfhen for empathizing. The finality is brutal isn‘t it 😢 Everything feels so fragile all of a sudden, I‘m just realizing how much I‘ve been taking for granted. I‘m also noticing with gratitude how everyone is supporting one another. And just sitting here in solitude with a sweet book is such a relief from all the turmoil. Hope you‘re well, Cindy!! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 2w
CoffeeAndABook @scripturient Yes please!!! 👏🏼 2w
Cinfhen With loss comes gratitude and love for those still with us♥️ 2w
CoffeeAndABook @Eggs Thank you so much!! 💔 Again, I‘m so glad you put in a gratitude prompt today, it helped put me in a different mindset 💫 2w
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Well put and so true 💓 2w
Caroline2 I am so sorry for your loss. What a horrible shock for your family to go through. 😔 💗 2w
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss. 2w
Stacypatrice So sad to hear about your uncle 💔 2w
Eggs Ohhhh I‘m glad it helps; although I know it still hurts. I lost my only brother last year 😓💔 2w
CoffeeAndABook Oh @Eggs I am so sorry. That‘s heartbreaking. And you‘re right - it still hurts. Some losses are just so expansive. Thanks for being with me for a little bit today 💜 2w
CoffeeAndABook @Stacypatrice @Jas16 @Caroline2 Thank you so much for your words of support 💓 2w
tracey38 I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. Many hugs to you. I hope you get some good self care time in this weekend. I did find this book to be really cute and fun and put me in a fall mood. I hope it helps you a bit. 💜 2w
CoffeeAndABook @tracey38 thank you so much for your kind words! 🍁 It was just right to offer me a little joy and some relief from all the emotional turmoil. Glad you enjoyed it, too 😉 2w
Eggs You‘re welcome 💕 2w
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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A glorious day for fall reading ☀️🍂☕️📖🍁
My 🧡 sings

If we were still doing the #gratitude21, this would be an entry!! @Eggs

Just started this book yesterday & like it so far 👍🏼 although I‘m sort of wishing I were reading a book that matches the season 🎃 have to look into that.
But for now - back to reading 😎

And a shoutout to @Cinfhen !!! You can do it 💪🏼 Did you squeeze in your 20 min of reading yet?

Eggs Oh how lovely! Thanks for tagging me❤️ I think we should do the #gratitude21 again. I need it 😔 1mo
Zelma What a great view! Looks very relaxing. 1mo
CoffeeAndABook @Eggs I‘m sorry to hear that 💓 Wish I could help! Your gratitude21 incentive definitely inspired me, I found a planner /journal that includes a daily list of three things I‘m grateful for (actually it‘s twice daily, mornings and evenings). There‘s also a daily brag zone and a space to reflect on what I‘ve learned today to improve in the future. I got it mainly to structure my days better but I love that it has these positive elements. 👇🏼 1mo
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CoffeeAndABook @Eggs 👆🏼and I often think of you when I fill out those gratitude lists!!! 😁 The planner ist called The SELF Journal by BestSelf. Hope your weekend has many moments that would make it on a gratitude list 💝 1mo
CoffeeAndABook @Zelma Thank you 😊 it sure was!!! 1mo
Eggs Thanks for the love, and the journal recommendation 💕🥰😘 @CoffeeAndABook 1mo
CoffeeAndABook @Eggs ☀️🌸💓 1mo
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Book Lovers | Victoria Connelly
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A quiet evening read in the country.
I really really needed this.
It‘s silent and exquisite, the evening sun warming my back just right.
And a sweet book all about books, bookstores and people who bond over it😌

Cinfhen Beautiful photo- looks so peaceful 🥰Was just thinking about you!! Thanks for tagging me❤️ 3mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Was thinking of you, too!! 💛Hope you‘re happily settled in after your long trip 🧳📚Yes, this is an incredibly peaceful spot. Am staying here in the country with my parents for two days. Have to return to this bench tomorrow!!! Reading is literally keeping me sane theses days 💓📖💓 3mo
Cinfhen Still settling in but so glad to be “home” 💗hope all is ok with you 😘 3mo
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CoffeeAndABook Thanks @Cinfhen!! I‘m emotionally drained from working in the psych emergency room 🙈 but it‘s only temporary and it helps pay the bills from our trip to Canada. And I know I‘m good at it and get a lot of positive feedback & even gratitude so it‘s overall a good experience. I‘m taking this week off and can take two more until my contract is up in two months. But I doubt I‘ll renew the contract if they offer. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 (edited) 3mo
CoffeeAndABook 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼@Cinfhen Reading has been such a precious resource during the summer. Just sitting and reading (preferably outside) is what‘s really replenished my soul. I don‘t think I‘ve ever felt it that strongly. I‘m so grateful to have books in my life 😌 and I‘m lucky my husband is so understanding of that 😅 Have you come out of jetlag already?? (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Work sounds emotionally draining 😔I‘m glad you‘re taking self care & that books have been the perfect escape💖Jet lag is improving/ I‘m just happy to be home☺️ 3mo
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People - I LUUURVE this book! I‘m not even at 50% and already don‘t want it to ever end. It‘s insightful and hilarious. The descriptions of being an introvert are just so spot-on.
And I‘m going to try something new, I‘ve just ordered a SELF JOURNAL because I enjoy Nina‘s visualizations so much.

This book is a feast ✨🎶😊

Thanks @julesG and @JoyBlue for recently reviewing it so favorably and inspiring me to go for it!!

julesG 👏👏👏👏👏 3mo
Nute You‘ve got me so excited for this book! 3mo
CoffeeAndABook @Nute hope you‘ll enjoy it as much as I do!!! 🌸🌸🌸 3mo
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Dragon Stacking! 👍😀🐉 3mo
Crazeedi I just got the ebook from my library! Cant wait to read!! 3mo
bookandbedandtea This is on my TBR but your comments have me wanting to read it 'soon' rather than 'someday'. 3mo
CoffeeAndABook @Dragon @Crazeedi @bookandbedandtea You‘re in for a treat!!! 👌🏼📖💝😺 3mo
JoyBlue Yay!!! I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it, too! 💙 3mo
CoffeeAndABook @JoyBlue Oh yes I am!! Sadly, I‘m almost through 🥺 even though I‘m drawing it out as much as possible. But I found a few other interesting books in your posts, I think we share similar tastes! 🥳 3mo
JoyBlue @CoffeeAndABook That‘s lovely news! I hope we can keep feeding each other book recommendations! Are you on Goodreads, too? [I‘m @JoyBlue there, too.] I like the social and visual aspects of Litsy the most; but it‘s easier to compare libraries on Goodreads. Just a thought.... 😀 3mo
CoffeeAndABook @JoyBlue Hi, thank you for suggesting Goodreads - I‘m not really on there, even though I‘m registered but I don‘t even remember my handle. I discovered Litsy much at the same time and straightaway felt much more at home here. But you‘re right - managing libraries is not the focus on Litsy... 🧐 I‘ll just keep tabs on your reviews and try and get better at reviewing myself 😅😇 3mo
JoyBlue @CoffeeAndABook 👍🏼😎 3mo
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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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In between books, I can‘t quite decide what to read next.
So tonight I shall be watching a bookish movie & resting my weary soul 🍿🎥🍷

TheSpineView That happens to me sometimes. I just need a day to regroup. Enjoy your movie!😊 3mo
CoffeeAndABook @TheSpineView Thanks 👋🏼 I think by tomorrow I‘ll be ready to plunge in again 👏🏼 3mo
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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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Last morning in #Colorado ☀️☕️😿
Enjoying a peaceful morning cup of coffee with my friend‘s soft cuddly cat.

Am sad & a little nervous, flying home later today after almost four weeks of travel in Canada & the US. With abundant magical memories & impressions to relive whenever it pleases me 😊

Just finished reading this fun, quirky novel by Rainbow Rowell and am now agonizing over which book to read during my flight 😬😇🙃

C.Perone Wow! Sounds like a great time 4mo
CoffeeAndABook @C.Perone It sure was!! 😁 Thanks for sharing in the joy ☀️ 4mo
Cinfhen Wow! That flew by!!! Safe travels😘 4mo
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CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thx 😊 Yay made it back & am now reeling from jetlag 🥴 are you flying out to the States this summer? 4mo
Cinfhen I fly out on Monday ✈️I‘ll be away 7 weeks!!!!! 4mo
Cinfhen When do u start your new job/ business?? Hopefully you can sleep away your jet lag over the weekend 4mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen oh wow - SEVEN weeks! That‘s a serious trip! Oooh I‘m sure you‘ll see loads of friends & family, most importantly your kids!!! I‘ll bet you‘re in full prep mode right around now 😜 Got your books lined up yet???? *** OMG, can‘t believe you remembered my job situation! You‘re amazing. My new job starts Tuesday, I was in today to sign my contract. I‘ll also still see my patients so - whoa! It‘ll be tough but I needs the money 💵💰🤑 4mo
Cinfhen That‘s really exciting 💕best of luck ~ I‘m sure you‘re gonna be amazing 🙌🏻 4mo
Cinfhen And yes.....I‘m in FULL prep mode! There is no way I‘m getting everything into one suitcase 😜😜 4mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen 🙈 I can see you sitting on your suitcase with everything spilling out on the side 😂 have a good prep time full of joyful anticipation for your happy summer trip! ☀️ 🧳 👒 4mo
Cinfhen That‘s pretty much the situation but you left out the hubby silently cursing about overweight baggage fees!!!! 🙄😜😂 4mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen 😂 ah yes the sighing husband 🙄 I have one of those too!! Can‘t they appreciate that we need all sorts of clothes for the multiple occasions? All sorts of books for the different moods? Therapy handbooks specifically to assuage my guilt. And so many presents! “The good camera” that I just might use! And shoes... Handbags and backpacks inside the carry on! 🙈 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen Exactly!!!!! 4mo
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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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Litten in Vancouver, trying to re-adjust to the big city vibes after two weeks in the more remote natural and peaceful environment of the Sunshine Coast 🏞

Still lovin‘ our vacation in #Canada so much!!!

Cinfhen Fun!!! So glad you‘re still chillin ♥️ 5mo
CoffeeAndABook Thanks 🌸 Canada is such a great place, I‘m so glad it exists and hopefully we can return soon. Hope you‘re well Cindy!! 5mo
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Litten on vacation on the beautiful Sunshine Coast ☀️ in 🇨🇦

We have our own private patio as part of our studio apartment 💓

My new happy place 🌸🌸🌸


Cinfhen How perfect!! Glad you‘re enjoying xx 5mo
raelaschoenherr Gorgeous!! What a great little getaway 😊 5mo
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Finally made it to #Canada 🇨🇦 🇨🇦 🇨🇦 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Let the Sunshine Coast adventure begin 🌊🏞🐬

First thing we came across right around the corner from our cute little guesthouse in Vancouver was this delightful Little Free Library 👏🏼 And along the way we found several more. So I already feel at home - this is obviously a Litten-kinda-place 😊


AmyG Enjoy your trip! 5mo
Cinfhen How fun!!!! Enjoy 😊 5mo
CoffeeAndABook @AmyG @Cinfhen Thanks 🤩🌸☀️🍹 5mo
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CoffeeAndABook @AmyG @Cinfhen Thanks🤩🌸☀️🍹 5mo
Sarah83 Have a wonderful time 😍 5mo
CoffeeAndABook @Sarah83 Thank you 😊 it‘s so lovely here 💓 5mo
Sarah83 I really do believe it 🤩 5mo
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After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
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New Starbucks opened in Cologne?

There are just way too many great little Cafés in town so I don‘t frequent Starbucks on a regular basis but wanted to give this one a whirl before the comfy chairs get all gross ??

So after a long busy week & a particularly taxing meeting with an old friend I‘m treating myself to a grande Latte ?☕️ and at least a half hour with a book ??

Cinfhen Self care #goodplan ❤️ 5mo
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⚡️Littens ⚡️
I‘ve taken the leap 🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️
After months of masterful procrastination I‘ve FINALLY gotten my legal stuff together & dug *WAY* deep for courage & calm & taken on my first patient as a psychotherapist this week.
It‘s still within the sheer endless training to get my license and there‘s strict supervision - but nevertheless!
I‘m so proud! I‘m so relieved! I‘m excited to see where this takes me & us & want more!
🎉 🎉 🎉

JohannaRose Congratulations! 🎉🎈🎊🍾 you‘ll do great! 6mo
DivineDiana How wonderful! Cheers to you! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 6mo
hermyknee 👏👏👏👏 Congratulations! 6mo
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HeatherBlue Congratulations!!!!🎉 6mo
Cinfhen Congrats!!!!! I‘m sure you‘ll be fantastic!!!!!!!! 6mo
Chrissyreadit Congratulations! 6mo
Eggs Congratulations 🎉🎈 6mo
TheSpineView Congrats! 6mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 6mo
stacybmartin Congrats - that‘s awesome! 🎉💙🎉 6mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 6mo
Leftcoastzen Congrats! 6mo
Simona Huge step! Congratulations 🍾🥂 6mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! 6mo
JoScho Yay!!! 6mo
marleed Congratulations! 6mo
raelaschoenherr That‘s amazing! Huge congrats to you! 6mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @raelaschoenherr!!! 🙏🏻 🌸It‘s exciting but not easy 😬 6mo
Avanders Congrats! 🌺🌺 5mo
CoffeeAndABook Thanks @Avanders!!! It‘s still new & nerve wrecking but also great!!! Have a lovely Sunday ☀️☀️☀️ 5mo
JoyBlue Good for you! 💙 3mo
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This is my first morning after a four-day visit of my lovely American family here in Cologne.
I‘m heartbroken & totally relieved at the same time. I am not good with house guests. It all went really well but I get so stressed!!! No alone time 😩 I wasn‘t able to sleep most nights!
And yet already miss them like crazy 🤷🏼‍♀️
Am now enjoying my first peaceful morning cup of coffee ☕️ with a book & soft music 🎶

Cinfhen Ha!!!!! I TOTALLY get what you‘re saying 😘 6mo
TrishB Yep 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thanks for sympathizing!! I‘m an emotional mess 🥴 Hope your Sunday is stress free ☀️😎🍹😘 (edited) 6mo
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Cinfhen I had weekend guests but they left early this morning, so other than the laundry and dishes I‘m doing ok 💜 6mo
julesG Totally get it. Enjoy your alone time. 6mo
Crazeedi @CoffeeAndABook I am the same way! I love my family but I'm always on edge and waiting for my peaceful life to return 6mo
mabell Wow that is exactly how I am too!! 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen OMG 🙈 The laundry!!! So much laundry 😩😂 Enjoy the evening hours 🧡 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Thank you!!! There‘s a terrible thunderstorm outside so I feel completely justified in snuggling up with a book, coffee, cake & relax 🎋 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @TrishB @mabell @Crazeedi That‘s why Litsy is so great 🔥 We get each other here 💓 (edited) 6mo
julesG Oh, it's not reached us yet. Looking forward to a thunderstorm. 😸 More reading and tea. 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Yess ⚡️⚡️⚡️ 6mo
Zelma I totally understand. My folks just left after visiting for a week. I will miss them but am so glad to have some alone time and not feel guilty about being lazy and drinking coffee and reading all day today. 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @Zelma I hope you had the best laziest day doing just that!!! ☕️📖☕️📖☕️💫 6mo
Zelma @CoffeeAndABook it was embarrassingly lazy. And glorious! 6mo
CoffeeAndABook @Zelma YAY 😀 🌸🎋 6mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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🤒 that my fever of two days broke today

🤣 a book to keep me company during my fever that made me laugh

🐝 watching the wild bees that have made a home in our tiny back yard

Texreader Good to hear you are feeling better. I ❤️ 🐝 🐝! 7mo
Eggs Fever‘s no fun-hope you feel much better today💗 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Texreader @Eggs Thank you so much 😊 am already feeling sooo much better! 7mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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🍪 My 94 year old friend Hannelies who‘s the toughest cookie and a big joy in my life

🍝 My husband‘s home-made pesto

📖 A laugh out loud book by Kinsella just when I needed it

AmyG Your friend sounds lovely. I have a friend, Martha, who is 106 and tough as nails. I learn so much from her. ❤️ 7mo
Eggs I‘m sure you‘re a joy to her life; lovely💗 7mo
Texreader How lovely!! 7mo
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tracey38 💜 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh wow @AmyG 106 years!! 👏🏼 what a gift 💓 I can only hope for at least another 12 years with Hannelies. I love just being with her and I also learn so much!! We‘re truly blessed 😌 7mo
CoffeeAndABook She certainly makes me feel appreciated @Eggs, so I do believe it goes both ways. And it‘s good to keep that in mind - thank you 😊 7mo
Eggs 💗🌸💗 7mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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These past few days have been SO frustrating. Several important things are simply not moving along & totally out of my hands & I feel helpless & angry.
So I‘m really in need of refocusing on the things that are great in my life and in the world around me ?

1️⃣ @Eggs for inspiring this sense of gratitude ??

2️⃣ a small ray of sunshine that graced my table in the café

3️⃣ the spark of humor that suddenly lit up a dark moment

Cinfhen Sending love ❣️ 7mo
julesG ❤️ 7mo
Crazeedi Always darkest before the dawn, stay strong! Blessings sent your way🌷🌷 7mo
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TrishB Sending hugs ❤️ feeling the same this week. 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen @julesG @Crazeedi Thank you so much, that means a lot to me!! 🌸☀️🌱 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @TrishB, hope things quickly work themselves out & get lighter for both of us 🤗🦋🎈 7mo
Eggs Aww you‘re welcome @CoffeeAndABook 💗💗 Remember the small miracles of everyday life 7mo
tammysue Sending hugs.. hang in there ♥️🌷💐🌸 7mo
Sarah83 Oh. anything you want to talk about? 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @whatshesreadingnow 🙏🏻 Litsy hugs really do help 🤗 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Sarah83 Thank you so much for asking!! It‘s pretty complex and involves several areas of my life. I think that‘s what‘s makes the current situation so hard to deal with, it feels like life is closing in on all sides. But of course that‘s not really true, there‘s a lot that is fine about my life - and some bits are even great 😁 And this gratitude prompt by @eggs is helping me keep a wider perception 🏞 Hope you have a great weekend 🍹📚😎 7mo
Sarah83 Hope you feel better soon 😍😉 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Sarah83 🙏🏻 7mo
Eggs May your positive perceptions continue 😘 7mo
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Great Music Makers | Louis Kahan, Michael Shmith
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1️⃣ Aw man, that was 1992! Probably the best year in my personal history of music! The 80s were finally over 😅
Under the Bridge and every single track from Blood Sugar Sex Magic 👊🏼 But also Nevermind, Achtung Baby and Use your Illusion I&II had just been released and were still not fully digested. Friday I‘m in Love * Tears in Heaven * Jump around!

2️⃣ Libra

3️⃣ C. S. Lewis & Irvin Yalom

4️⃣ @raelaschoenherr @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Thanks for the tag!!!! And you choose some awesome tunes 😘😘😘 7mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗🤗💗 7mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#gratitude21 #litsywalkers

🌸 when the forecast predicts a rainy gray weather and instead it turns out to be a lovely sunny & mild spring day

🎧 audiowalking on that spring day

🐌 feeling light as a feather after getting a phone call over with that I‘ve been procrastinating forever

AmyG Looks lovely. 7mo
tracey38 Good for you! Glad you ended up with a nice day. 7mo
Kaye Very pretty. It was grey yesterday but pretty here today too. So nice to see blue skies again. 7mo
Eggs Yay sounds like a great day!! 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving your daily affirmations ❤️ 7mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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🚂 reading on a train in a quiet compartment with other readers nearby

📽 old childhood slides

🎶 hearing a song for the first time that you instantly know will be an all-time favorite

Leftcoastzen The song thing! So magical when that happens! 7mo
Eggs #1 heaven on earth! 7mo
Texreader Love your third pick. So neat when that happens 7mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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🎶 the magnificent song of the blackbird at dawn and at dusk

👭 Having a sister. She‘s so much younger than me and so troubled right now, it breaks my heart. But I‘m so grateful for having her in my life and her trusting me.

☕️ coffee in the crisp spring afternoon sunshine ☀️

Eggs I‘m sure she is grateful to you as well ❤️ 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Eggs for saying that 💓 7mo
Eggs You‘re welcome 😉All my life I was my 5 sisters‘ little sis and I loved them dearly 7mo
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CoffeeAndABook Oh wow @Eggs - five sisters! That‘s amazing!! I can imagine that would create a strong bond of sisterhood. I was always very close to my brother who is only 18 months younger than me. I feel the relationship with my ten yrs younger sister was much more complicated, I was half mother at those times when our mom fazed out. But really I was an anxious confused adolescent. So - we‘re still working on re-inventing our relationship as grownup sisters💞 7mo
Eggs Of course. The road isn‘t always smooth but it‘s worth it. I‘ve lost 3 siblings: 2 sisters and my only brother. That was more painful than I ever imagined 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh @Eggs that breaks my heart. I truly can't imagine. I'm very sorry to hear that. Yes, I can see how especially in that light it's worth it to do whatever it takes ❤️ Thank you for sharing this with me and here's a hug 👐🏼 7mo
Eggs ((((Chrissy)))) 7mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#gratitude21 🌸☀️⚡️ I‘m joining 🙌🏻

🌄 a new morning & new beginning every day

🎸 a husband who whooped & cheered at my guitar recital last night despite... reality.

🎶 portable music 🎧 being able to listen to my favorite tunes on a train

Cinfhen Love these!!!! 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thx 😁 this is such an uplifting prompt. Litsy is magnificent 👏🏼 7mo
Eggs Love your choices and mostly your outlook🤗👏🏻🤗 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Eggs especially for initiating this inspiring prompt! 🌸👏🏼😄 7mo
Eggs @CoffeeAndABook 💗💕 7mo
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Am about to go to my own little guitar recital 😬
I‘ve started learning classical guitar in January and my school is hosting a spring recital where the newbies will perform Love Me Tender 😂🎸
We‘re a group of five but I‘m still a bit nervous.

Chilling at a coffee shop to gather strength & courage 💪🏼

Suet624 I would be so anxious! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm All the best! 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Suet624 Oh man, I was ok beforehand & then totally blanked once I was onstage. I was still able to pull it off okay-ish but it felt nightmarish. I‘m so glad it‘s over!!!! 😅 7mo
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Suet624 Well I‘m very impressed that you did it. Congrats! 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you ☺️ Performing is NOT my thing but I‘m proud of my courage 🙌🏻 7mo
CoffeeAndABook @Suet624 Thank you so much!!!! 🌸 7mo
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The Storyteller | Jodi Picoult
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Whoa what a riveting book!!
I picked it up at a used bookstore a few days ago & have hardly come up for air! Have been reading any chance I got.

It‘s very hard to read in parts but the storyline and moral dilemma that‘s presented are so compelling.
And I love the quirky side character Mary, the ex-nun with the Harley 👩🏻‍🎤

Sarah83 This place looks pretty cosy 😍 8mo
AmyG I enjoyed this, too. 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Sarah83 It really was! It‘s a tiny café inside a fairly new urban space called Markthalle in Cologne. The Latte was the best I‘ve had in ages ☕️? 8mo
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Sarah83 Looks so great. Need to look for it. 💕 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Sarah83 Yes 🙌🏻 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @AmyG Yes 🙌🏻 It‘s my first Picoult & I‘m excited to have discovered (for myself) this great storyteller who‘s already written so much 😃 8mo
MrBook What a great pic! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @MrBook Thx 😌 Hope my three rambling comments from yesterday weren‘t too overboard, I tend to get carried away when I try to make a point.... Hope you‘re doing ok today. Sending out another Litsy Power Beam ⚡️⚡️⚡️ 8mo
MrBook @CoffeeAndABook Got the Beam 🤗! Nope, I enjoyed your comments. I love knowing what‘s on folks‘ minds. 🙌🏻 7mo
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People watching & relishing this hilarious & warm read on a grey afternoon in a pretty crowded Café in the city ?☕️?

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Head Over Heels | Jill Mansell
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Ahhhh.... exhale 🌬
Afternoon coffee break ☕️🧡☕️
🎶 listening to Adele 🎈

Hope your day / day‘s beginning is not rushed & your coffee is just as celestial 🌅

bookandbedandtea Jill Mansell is one of my favorites but I haven't read this one. Looks like you were set to have a wonderful day! 8mo
madamereadsalot1 I adore Jill Mansell! She's so sweet and talented! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @madamereadsalot1 I agree! I haven‘t read that many by her but so far I‘m enjoying them. It‘s comforting to find authors who‘ve written lots & lots, no danger of running out of reading material 😅😇 8mo
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madamereadsalot1 @CoffeeAndABook I know! I'm just about completely through all of her published work. There's a small few I haven't gotten my hands on yet thankfully. I'm so glad she's still writing. Which have you read? Your favorite so far? Also, If you ever post on Instagram, post about her books and tag her. She will interact with you! She so cool like that! She's interacted with me several times! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @madamereadsalot1 Oooh that is very cool 😎 I‘m not active on IG but love that she would respond!!! Too bad she isn‘t on Litsy... So I‘ve read MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY & THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. I really liked both! As you can see I still have tons to read by her😊 Which is your favorite? I‘ll soon want to read the next! Just now I got started on JOSH AND HAZEL‘S GUIDE TO NOT DATING & it‘s hilarious & fun! 8mo
madamereadsalot1 @CoffeeAndABook I haven't read BEACHCOMBERS BAY yet! My favorites would probably be MILLIE'S FLING, THINKING OF YOU, HEAD OVER HEELS, GOOD AT GAMES, A WALK IN THE PARK and on and on. Lol! You can't really go wrong with any of hers, some are just better than others, but they're all good! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @madamereadsalot1 Thanks so much for what will probably be a list of my next Mansell reads 😉 Have a relaxed booktastic Sunday 🍹☀️📖 8mo
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Scar Tissue | Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman
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Thank you so much @Cinfhen for this lovely fun #bookmail which our neighbor held for us over the weekend as we were away. Hurrah 😁 ☀️🌸

Oooh unpacking it was such a joy, I loved everything in it - the super interesting book but also lovely goodies such as a cool bookmark, chocolate & green tea in delicious flavors (how did you know I make myself drink green tea every day & am super grateful for variety?) - it really made my day!!

Cinfhen Yay!!! That took forever but I‘m glad it got there❣️Enjoy 😘😘😘 9mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yay 😁 Have a cozy Monday 🌦☕️👋🏻 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks, you too❣️❣️ 9mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy! I loved this book, but I‘m not neutral since I‘ve got this huge crush on Anthony Kiedis 😍 9mo
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Lazy rainy Sunday afternoon.... 😊😊😊

#hp #harrypotter

noellereads Harry Potter all day everyday! 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @noellereads Yesss!! It hardly gets any better than this 🤓🦉🥢 10mo
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Hello, Sunshine | Laura Dave
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What a beautiful icy morning for an early rise to *almost* make it out by sunrise. Seeing the sun was about to show up I jumped out of bed, got dressed, made coffee to go and rushed out to greet him.
It‘s been grey and dark for ever so this has been an uplifting experience 😎☀️
Now back inside and snuggling up with a book and another coffee ☕️☺️

To all those snowed in today- hang in there! The sun and warm will return 👊🏼

#LitsyWalkers @kaye

Texreader Gorgeous photo 10mo
Kaye Gosh, you don‘t know how welcome this post is today ! Gives me hope that the sun will show here again someday. The sky is so weird today. All the pouring snow, strange color of sky. You feel like you‘re on another planet. Thanks for this bright uplifting post and for taking your walk that others may miss out on due to weather ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10mo
Cinfhen Stunning!! What body of water is that??? 10mo
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youneverarrived Gorgeous!! 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @kaye Wow your description sounds fascinating, like a rare natural phenomenon. We haven‘t had anything close to a blizzard this winter, only a few scattered snowflakes, that hardly showed on the ground. So I‘m a little envious, to be honest. But I acknowledge that it would feel entirely different when you‘re in the middle of it. So remember that the sky and sun and moon are all still out there above all those crazy clouds ⛅️ 10mo
CoffeeAndABook Thanks @Cinfhen 😊 This is the notorious Rhine river, I live right next to it, a little outside of Cologne. I know, it‘s not the Mediterranean but it‘s a powerful soothing river and I walk there almost every day. There‘s a small nature preservation area where we live so there‘s woods and meadows as well. Would still love to live by the ocean though 😉 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s an absolutely picturesque spot 💙I need to drive about 20 minutes to see the Mediterranean ~ my daily view is mostly dust 😬🙄😷 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @Texreader @youneverarrived Thank you 😊🙏🏼🌅 10mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh @Cinfhen, you have no idea how endlessly fascinating life in 🇮🇱 sounds to me, dust and all!! Plus living near the sea has been such a dream of mine 🌊 But we have found a fine little spot here. When we first came here almost 14 yrs ago it was hard, I loved my ten years of real city life after having grown up in a tiny village in a narrow valley. In the meantime we‘ve both come to love it here. And who knows, one day we might yet move..?! 😁 10mo
kspenmoll What a lovely view first thing in the morning! 10mo
Crazeedi Thank you for the beautiful photo today! 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @kspenmoll @Crazeedi Sometimes the world is just so brilliantly beautiful 😊🌱🙏🏼 10mo
raelaschoenherr Gorgeous! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @raelaschoenherr Thank you!!! Wish the sun were shining like that today... 🤷🏼‍♀️ You probably share the feeling of being so done with winter & all the cold right? 😉 How have you been? What are you reading? 8mo
raelaschoenherr We still have a ton of snow and ice here, and it started raining today so it‘s extra slippery 😫 I just finished listening to The Lost Man by Jane Harper and just started The Huntress by Kate Quinn! Have you read either? What are you reading? 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @raelaschoenherr Hi 👋🏻 ah jeez, snow ice rain on top - it can only get better 🥴 I haven‘t read either of the books you mentioned but will check them out! I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, everything feels like a drag. Even while reading the fifth Harry Potter book I recently I kept wondering when it would be over. Maybe it‘s time for a thriller 😱 and a digital detox!! Are you still doing that? 8mo
raelaschoenherr @CoffeeAndABook I totally know how those slumps can be! I was more focused on podcasts for a few weeks when there wasn‘t anything I was dying to read and then when I was excited about something, I dove back in and enjoyed it. I am kind of still on a digital detox! Not really on purpose, but I‘ve found mostly being off social media has been SO good for me! I didn‘t realize how hooked I was. But I still love the book community on social media! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @raelaschoenherr 🌸 Yeah same here, I love Litsy especially. I don‘t post that much but enjoy just seeing what everyone is up to & reading. I only use FB with an alias to keep up with my US family, I don‘t want to get lured into the FB/IG wormhole. It could easily happen 🥴 Anyway, I was about to get The Lost Man (sounded very enticing!!) when I got seduced away by an Amazon deal for Josh And Hazel‘s Guide To Not Dating. So I got that 👇🏼 8mo
CoffeeAndABook ... and am totally rolling with it. It‘s hilarious 😁 maybe I‘m mistaken but in my head there‘s a connection to you, didn‘t you once post a good review? I think I stacked it off of that! What podcasts are you listening to? I often listen to the Rob Bell one The Robcast (do you happen to know him?) and The Moth, a storytelling podcast. 🦋 8mo
raelaschoenherr Yes, I read Josh and Hazel! Very light and fun rom-com. It‘s cute and a quick easy read :) I do know Rob Bell but have never heard his podcast. And I know of the moth too! I kind of pop around to different podcasts. Lately I like what should I read next, the happy hour with Jamie Ivey, The Good Place podcast by NBC, a podcast by the comedian Mike Birbiglia, and a storytelling one called Wolf 359. I‘ve listened to the Modern Love podcast too! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @raelaschoenherr Oooh thank you for a great list of new podcasts to try!! I‘m looking forward to listening in!! 😊 Have a relaxed booktastic weekend 🍹 8mo
raelaschoenherr Same to you! 📖 8mo
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We had fun & gracious visitors for a few days and as much as I enjoyed it.... 😅
I‘m positively glowing from how much I‘m enjoying this breakfast alone right now.
Me, my book, coffee and listening to the concert for flute and harp by Mozart 🎼 ☕️🌸☀️

Have a great weekend y‘all!!!

Kaye I know what you mean. I value my solitude more than anything else. I like peace and quiet and freedom to do what I want , when. Time to ponder 🤔 life. 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @kaye Ahhh yes 😌 Freedom to just be 10mo
AmyG I understand, too. I love having family and friends visit. I also love when they leave. 10mo
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kspenmoll I also get it. So@trimester quiet time is too rare unfortunately- after a few days of people, I savor it too. Enjoy! 10mo
Cinfhen Ha!!!! I hear ya sister!!!! It‘s nice to be with friends & family but sometimes ALONE time is pretty awesome too 💕 10mo
tracey38 So understand this! I need my quiet and alone time. And I need a lot of it. 😉💜 10mo
CoffeeAndABook @AmyG @kspenmoll @Cinfhen @tracey38 I knew I‘d be understood in Littenland 💓☺️ 10mo
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A small Lunch for One at my favorite Sushi place before doing some tiresome grocery shopping on this gloomy day.

Am enjoying this peaceful yummy, healthy (I hope 😬) meal and very intrigued by this honest insightful book. 🍣🥢🍵📖

Have a good restful last weekend of the year Littens!!

Cinfhen Pretty photo!!! And yay, you managed to sneak away 😉I‘m trying to do the same before we go out for drinks and dinner 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Go for it!! 🤞🏼 to me it makes all the difference 😇 and have a fun evening 🍷🍷 11mo
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Cozy Sunday morning with a dusting of snow on the ground and a sweet christmassy read ❄️🔥☕️

Happy third Advent 🕯🕯🕯 dear Littens 🌟

julesG Happy Third Sunday in Advent! 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG have you gotten some snow as well? 11mo
julesG Yes, about 5cm. So we have cancelled going swimming, because snow in BI means snow covered streets, no snow ploughing. We're playing board games by the fire. 11mo
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CoffeeAndABook @julesG Ooh das klingt gemütlich ???? 11mo
Cinfhen Hey!!! Hope all is well and you had a wonderful holiday ❤️💚❤️ 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yes we did, thank you 😊We‘re have a party marathon, between the 26th and the 2nd of January there are 4 birthdays in my immediate family plus the anniversary of first becoming my husband‘s girlfriend💓 So it‘s crrrrazy but fun 🤪 SO. MUCH. FOOD. 😋 How‘ve you been? Do you still have visitors? How did that go for you?? 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m soooooo glad all is well!!! My previous guests left last Thursday but my next round are due to arrive in 30 minutes!!! It‘s a revolving door ~ lots of laundry but it‘s always nice to be with friends & family. Happy anniversary ~ what a year!!! (edited) 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Wow, your days sound equally busy, filled with love and people, I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it too! As long as we can fit in an hour of alone time here and there we‘re fine right? 🙇🏼‍♀️📖 🍹Have a lovely visit 🙋🏼‍♀️☀️🎈 11mo
Cinfhen 💯I REALLY require a little bit of alone time 😄cheers to you 🥂 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Le Chaim 😉🥂🍾 11mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 😂😂🥰😘 11mo
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On the couch with a bad cold today! 🤒 I was running a fever for a few days & watched Sitcoms mostly but finally feel strong enough to read again.
I chose this light but entrancing story full of mysteries, plot twists & some romance, set on the isolated Scottish Island of Islay. There‘s a lot to learn about Whiskey production as well. 🥃 I‘m liking it!

Caroline2 I‘ve got this next to read on my bedside table! Glad to hear it‘s good! 👍🏻 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Caroline2 Ooh fun, hope you enjoy it! 👏🏼 11mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 11mo
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Sarah83 Hope you feel better soon 11mo
Dragon Hope you feel better soon! 💐 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @Jas16 @Sarah83 @Dragon Thank you all ☺️🔥☕️ 11mo
raelaschoenherr I read a bunch of Christmas books this month too 😁 11mo
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Made it safely to Germany from the US & still struggling with jetlag... 🙄
After all that ☀️ I‘m now completely in the winter zone & all those christmassy things are coming out, the candles, cozy blankets, Santa Baby, our fireplace, mulled wine at the Christmas market...

Today I surprised myself by buying this book at the used bookstore (it‘s so *not* christmassy!) & am already deeply immersed 110 pages in. Can‘t stop! What a storyteller, wow!!

BooksForEmpathy I loved The Goldfinch! 12mo
CoffeeAndABook @BooksForEmpathy 😊 Good, I‘m grateful for an endorsement, it‘s such a massive book!!! 12mo
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Airport reading ☕️🛫☀️

I‘m sad to leave the US (and just days before Thanksgiving!!) but looking forward to hours of uninterrupted reading time aboard that humongous Lufthansa bird 📖🍸

TheSpineView I can usually get a lot reading done on travel days. 12mo
LauraBeth You go on the coolest travels 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been so bad at keeping up!!! How was your trip???? I need to hear all about it! Look at that blue sky 💙 going to scroll through your feed now xx Safe Travels ✈️ 12mo
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CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Hey there, my trip was exhausting but my time in the US was so great!!! Staying with my wonderful warm family & friend & seeing some incredible nature in both AZ & CO was an exquisite experience. I feel rejuvenated & blessed 😇I just wish I could have stayed longer but my cute husband was a pretty strong reason to return 💓 but not a lot of down time so hardly any reading or Litsy posting... hope you had/will have a good Thanksgiving!!! 12mo
Cinfhen Glad you had such a wonderful time!!! 12mo
Leftcoastzen It‘s been forever since I‘ve been on that big of a bird! Glad you had fun! 12mo
CoffeeAndABook @Leftcoastzen Thank you ☺️ that bird was indeed huge & half empty - flying OUT of the US two days before Thanksgiving has it‘s merits 😉 I ended up stretched out over an entire seat row sleeping for hours. Such luxury 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 compared to any flight I‘ve ever been on in my entire life 😅 12mo
raelaschoenherr So fun you visited the states! I was in Germany for a few days in October! 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @raelaschoenherr Hi 🙂 I‘m glad you‘re back & doing fine! Ha - a social media break, can‘t argue against that. I‘ll bet it felt good 🎋 what part of Germany did you visit and did you like it? Only if you want to say, of course 😉 11mo
raelaschoenherr @CoffeeAndABook I was there for a wedding, so no sightseeing! I was around and outside of Minden. 11mo
raelaschoenherr @CoffeeAndABook And yes, I liked it! I spent a decent amount of time in Germany back when I studied abroad, but it was fun to be back! 11mo
CoffeeAndABook @raelaschoenherr How cool that you studied abroad in Germany! Where was that? Do you have German ancestors? I‘m just so curious about people‘s lives, stop me or else I‘ll just keep asking 😇 Minden is not that far from Cologne, which is where I live. But I‘ve never actually been there, I imagine it to be kind of idyllic with lots of nature around. Hope you have a great last Sunday of 2018! 11mo
raelaschoenherr We moved around all of Europe a lot! I can‘t remember every city but we were in Saarbrucken, Munich, Berlin, Neuschweinstein for sure! We were in Cologne then too, and we also went through Cologne on the train this year! I got a glimpse of the cathedral:) I do have German ancestry! My last name is German ☺️ Happy New Year‘s Eve in your time zone! 11mo
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Starting this new book on a beautiful sunny Colorado morning ☀️at my friend‘s house while listening to my favorite reading music 🎶

Am excited to finally read this but am also afraid I‘ve built it up too much in my expectations after all those rave reviews. Only one way to find out 😉

Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear about your trip! Hope this book doesn‘t disappoint you. It took me awhile before I really got into it. 12mo
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Sweet Laurel Falls | RaeAnne Thayne
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Holiday reading ☀️🌵🌸

Finally made it to the US & am enjoying the balmy weather in Tucson, Arizona. It‘s delightful here & my aunt and uncle have the most gorgeous backyard.
Also on the plus side, we made a pact not to discuss politics & I can‘t say how much I appreciate that.
The book I‘m reading is a light sweet read, perfect for the long trip & my jet lagged brain. Also it‘s whetting my appetite for my next destination, beautiful Colorado💓

Leftcoastzen Pretty! 12mo
Cinfhen OMGeeeee 😍😍😍that yard is stunning!!! Have the BEST time. So glad you‘re enjoying this time xx 12mo
julesG That's a small paradise you've found. Enjoy your holiday! 12mo
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CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Cinfhen!!! I LOVE being here!!! Nature is stunning & it‘s wonderful being with my family. Also I‘m simply enjoying being „my American self“ for a change! 😂👍🏼 12mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Thanks!!! It sure is paradise, especially in November. 🌺🌺🌺 I already want to stay much much longer!!!! Greetings to 🇩🇪 12mo
Cinfhen It‘s amazing how easily we fall back into our “old” selves!!! I‘m so happy you‘re having beautiful weather and enjoying time with family❤️ 12mo
julesG We have sunshine today, but it's cold. Wish I could sit next to you. 🙋 12mo
CoffeeAndABook @julesG That would be fun!!! 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ (edited) 12mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thanks 😎☀️🍹🌵😘 12mo
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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#FallReading 🍁 so beautiful 🧡

Just finished this gem of a book. Important & not always easy to read, such great writing, very insightful, provocative, surprising.
About halfway through I needed a break and a week later returned to it hungrily, read through the second half almost in one sitting.
Highly recommended 💎

tracey38 Pretty fall spot for reading. 13mo
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Beach Café reading in #Crete!!! It‘s basically paradise!!! Long late breakfasts with lots of reading time at this lovley little place that offers the greatest food and smiles followed by more reading under a tree by the water... some swimming and snorkeling and then... a yummy dinner ??? and repeat!!!
It‘s so cozy that I started yearning for a more substantial read than the beach lit I had brought along and so far I‘m fascinated by this book!

mabell It sounds amazing! What a lovely vacation! ❤️ 14mo
scripturient Great picture!! 14mo
LauraBeth Wow - this looks wonderful! 14mo
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Simona Beautiful❣️ 14mo
Pamwurtzler Oh my that looks like paradise!! 14mo
ephemeralwaltz GORGEOUS 😍😍😍😍 14mo
CoffeeAndABook @mabell @scripturient @LauraBeth @Simona @Pamwurtzler @ephemeralwaltz Thank you all 😊I never want to leave🐬🍹📖🌅🇬🇷 14mo
tracey38 Gorgeous! What a wonderful vacation. Enjoy!!! 14mo
Cinfhen You‘re making me sooooooo jealous 💕💕💕💕💕 14mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re resting, relaxing & reading ~ perfect vacation 14mo
UwannaPublishme You found the perfect spot! 😍🙌🏻 14mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Cinfhen!!! It‘s exactly that - perfect 💎 I‘m finally truly relaxing! 🧜🏻‍♀️🎋 Wish it would last a little longer... I‘m quite a bit jelly of YOU living right by the Mediterranean Sea 🌊🐠☀️ I know it‘s different when you‘re on holiday... but still 🤩😉 14mo
CoffeeAndABook @UwannaPublishme @tracey38 Thanks 😎 I think so too 🎋📖🍹👌🏻 (edited) 14mo
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The Greek Escape | Karen Swan
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#vacationtime #beachreading #paradise #coffeandabookinthesand #nuffsaid

Much love from Crete 🐬🏖⛵️🇬🇷🍹

Chrissyreadit Wow ! So lovely! 1y
Cinfhen Loving your hashtags 💕🙌🏻😘enjoy 1y
Cinfhen Super Jelly!!! I WANT to go back ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
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Samplergal We want to go! 1y
julesG Enjoy the sun and the sea. 1y
tracey38 So jealous! I miss the sun. And love the beach. 1y
Kalalalatja Enjoy! It looks lovely 👌 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Samplergal I know!! I never want to leave 🐬 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Chrissyreadit Thank you ☺️ It‘s hard to decide whether to read or take in the scenery 🌊🐠 1y
CoffeeAndABook Oh @Cinfhen it‘s just so lovely & peaceful here. I don‘t ever want to leave...For the first week we‘re staying in a converted old farmhouse in the mountains, still only 20 min drive to the beach. It‘s incredibly quiet & the stars at night are amazing. There‘s a terrace with olive trees & vine, we could sit for hours looking into the mountains & valley. Wednesday we‘re moving down to a small hotel by the beach. Such fun!!! And I get to read lots 😜 1y
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Thank you!!! It‘s not hard - there‘s so much natural beauty here 😍 Hope you enjoy another round of the epic summer in Germany 😅 1y
CoffeeAndABook @tracey38 Thank you!! I‘m loving every second here. Hope you will get to visit a sunny beach soon!!! 🤞🏻 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Kalalalatja Thank you!!! I‘m just drinking it in, it‘s such a beautiful island. Too bad you, @Cinfhen and I came to Crete at different times this summer, we could have had a Litsy meetup at the beach somewhere, with Greek goodies, lots of Frappe & raki, visited the site where Circe met her sister & delivered her “baby”, stuff like that 😁😁😁 1y
julesG 15°C and sunny. Not exactly epic summer but okay. I'm going to investigate used book stores for the Litsy Meet-up. Did anyone tell you already? We're meeting in Bielefeld on 06 Oct 2018. 1y
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Oooh Thanks for letting me know!! it‘s my birthday weekend so I‘m not gonna be able to make it 😒 Still always love to know 😇 I‘m sure it‘ll be fun!!! 1y
julesG Then hopefully another time. 1y
Cinfhen Oh man!!! We need to organize a #LitsyGreekMythologyCruise @Kalalalatja @CoffeeAndABook your trip sounds perfect 🙌🏼💕🍷 (edited) 1y
Kalalalatja That would be amazing! @Cinfhen @CoffeeAndABook 🙌🙌🙌 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja Yessssss ⛵️🐬🍷🍷🍷 1y
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Whoa!! What a book! I‘m just... wow. I‘m blown away by this one. Loved it, but more than that - I really felt it deep inside me. Am grateful for the insight & wisdom it provided, had my heart broken a little - but mostly uplifted and inspired. I laughed out loud & chuckled often, Cheryl‘s humor was unexpected & just great. I wish I could meet her, I think I‘d like her 🤩
I‘m so grateful I got to read this!! It‘ll stay with me 💓

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New book!! 📚

Left my old job at a psychiatric clinic yesterday - without having my next job securely lined up, at least not for another couple of months. It‘s SO scary but probably the right move 😬🤞🏻
So I‘m in desperate need of some light fun escape & seeing as I‘ve always been dreaming of living in Brooklyn this sounds perfect. Cozy & funny 🔥☕️

I also plan on reading Cheryl Strayed‘s WILD for some wisdom 😇

CouronneDhiver Everything will work out in the end. Sometimes a change is necessary 👍🏽 1y
erzascarletbookgasm All the best for things to work out well. Change is good🍀💚 1y
CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you so much 🙏☺️ I absolutely agree!! But gah... right now it feels scary🐥 (edited) 1y
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Zelma Best of luck! I did that when my last job was literally making me ill. It was a challenge but ultimately the best decision for me. 1y
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @Zelma !!! That is so helpful to hear!!! 🌼 1y
mabell So brave, and I love that you are taking the plunge! Good luck! I hope you find the perfect job next. ❤️ 1y
CoffeeAndABook @mabell Thank you so much 🌸 that does a world of good 😌 1y
Cinfhen Good luck!!!! It‘s scary making that leap but I‘m convinced you will find something that makes you happier 😘😘you deserve it 1y
DivineDiana Cheers to following your heart! ❤️ 1y
CoffeeAndABook @DivineDiana Thank you ☺️ it‘s not always pleasant but hopefully worth it!!! 1y
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Just finished this fantastic book, I‘m just as hooked and in love with it all as I‘d expected. For some reason I started straight out with the movies back then and am now slowly savoring the books, one by one 💎
This one is my favorite so far❣️❣️❣️


Have a great Sunday y‘all!!! ☀️

#hp #harrypotter

Reviewsbylola Yum 🍣 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Reviewsbylola Yep 👌🏻 Love salmon avocado maki 😋 1y
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The Rome Affair | Karen Swan
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Starting a new fun summer read & eating an avocado cheese enchilada at the one and only really good Mexican place I know of in Cologne 😋😋😋

Plus drinking an ice cold non-alcoholic Pilsner 🍺 my absolute favorite drink this endless epically hot German summer 💦🌞🎋

Later on I‘m meeting an old old friend/almost brother/handsome-as-hell first love and his brand new baby daughter 💓

Life is good today ☺️


Cinfhen Doesn‘t get any better...would love to join you!!!! 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen I‘d love that too!!! ☀️😘 1y
MStew Omg this looks great! 1y
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Gorgeous #summerreading ☀️

Finally the temperatures have dropped back to endurable & pleasant & I‘m having my coffee outside with my #newBook 😎📚☕️

#naturreading #booksandnature

julesG I'm joining you with my tea. The sun and temperature is bearable today. 1y
CoffeeAndABook @julesG Yay 👏🏻 Sunday buddy read👌🏻 1y
JennyM Beautiful 1y
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BarbaraBB This is your garden 😲?! 1y
AmyG It looks so peaceful ❤️ 1y
SilversReviews I enjoyed this book...very pretty photo. 1y
CoffeeAndABook @BarbaraBB Sadly it isn‘t, but close enough, it‘s my parent‘s, out in the countryside 🌸🌿🌾🌻 1y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Whoop 🎉
Splurged & got a new (used) Kindle Oasis, the older version. Am loving it so far, my old Kindle Paperwhite has somehow morphed into being my husband‘s Kindle full-time. I love how that can just happen 😂
As good a reason as any to treat myself to a newer version after 5 yrs with the old one👌🏻
I bought CIRCE as the first book to go on this Kindle - I wanted it to be a beauty 💎
This way I can also (belatedly) join the #LitsyBuddyRead 🤩

Jess7 Great! 1y
BookishMe So much awesomeness in this one post! Yes, it's a Perfect choice for first ebook purchase 1y
CoffeeAndABook @BookishMe Thx 😊☀️ 1y
kspenmoll 🙌🏻 1y
Jess7 Yay! The final discussion post is live! Please checkout @LitsyBuddyRead to join in! 1y
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Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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What can I say? This is me in 1977, preparing to become the *perfect* Stepford Wife for my next #stepfordsummerparty with my best 70s tea set in all it‘s glory, complete with silver tray and trumpet 🎺 😂😂😂
You‘re all welcome to come over for a cup of fine imaginary tea ☕️ 👗👛👠🍸

mabell I love it! 😂😂 You were very serious about it! 1y
Cinfhen I‘m loving this!!!! U look the same 💕💕💕💕that gorgeous smile 😀 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Adorable!! I love it! 1y
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CarolynM Gorgeous! That coffee pot is so 70's! 1y
ValerieAndBooks Love it! Brown and orange — definitely a 1970s color combo 😊! 1y
Reviewsbylola So cute! That tea set couldn‘t be more 70s. 😂😂 1y
GripLitGrl Love it💕💕 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Thanks ☺️ I do so hope I‘ve slightly changed 😂 Serving coffee with a trumpet nearby is something I might still aspire to😜🎺 1y
Cinfhen Were you taking a soccer break??? 1y
batsy Awww! Too cute! And @ValerieAndBooks I was thinking the same about the colour combo. Very groovy and 70s 😁 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen I'm definitely taking a soccer break now ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Iceland is playing Nigeria! All the men 😜 Gislason 🍬And some great soccer too 😊 1y
Cinfhen Yes!!! It‘s on in my house ‼️Iceland 😍 @CoffeeAndABook (edited) 1y
CoffeeAndABook @ElishaLovesBooks @CarolynM @ValerieAndBooks @Reviewsbylola @GripLitGrl @batsy Thanks!! 😄You can hardly go wrong with 70s pictures they're the best - in retrospect 🧡💛 1y
CoffeeAndABook @mabell I know!! So serious 😂I guess if you‘re serving with a silver tray & a trumpet you better know what‘s what 😉 1y
CouronneDhiver Adorable! ☕️ I cant play along because I wasn‘t around in the 70s. Lol 1y
CouronneDhiver I‘m tuning into the football game though - 🇮🇸 👏🏽 🇮🇸 👏🏽 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Oh Yay 👏🏻 So we‘re watching together!! In all honesty, it‘s not that great a game (YET) , so I‘ve got a chance to catch up on the amazing stepford posts!! 🍹💎🎉 1y
CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver Yesss! @Cinfhen & I are watching too!!! 🇳🇬 - 🇮🇸 👏🏻👏🏻 The game has a little room for improvement though, right? come ON you Vikings!!! Can I make you guys really jealous?? I just found out the Northern God Gislason is playing in the same league as my city‘s team - I‘ll get to see him live in our stadium sometime next year 🤪🤩 1y
CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver @Cinfhen Wait what??? 😱 🇳🇬1:0🇮🇸 1y
CouronneDhiver Surprise! This WC has been full of upsets so far... it‘s not over til it‘s over. 1y
CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver It sure isn‘t 🤞🏼🤞🏼 1y
Cinfhen I‘m actually happy for Nigeria @CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver 1y
Cinfhen And I‘m enjoying all the upsets ~ I like an #Underdog 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen I wasn‘t sure whom I‘d be rooting for before the game began - basically they‘re both underdogs! But then - Iceland is just so tiny & it‘s their first World Cup!! Their fans so brave!! Anyhow, I can appreciate what this means to Nigeria & their team 💪🏻 And on top of all that this was another day of fabulous Stepford fun!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👗🥂 1y
Cinfhen 😘😘 1y
tammysue Cute! I love the tea set! 😂👍🏻 1y
Bookzombie Adorable! Love the colors! 1y
KarenUK You‘re so right! We totally could have had a tea party 💕👍 @CoffeeAndABook 1y
Mdargusch Very cute. Glad you started practicing early! 1y
DebinHawaii Great photo! Adorable and very groovy! 🌈💛 1y
BluestockingDuchess @CoffeeAndABook I love your expression in the photo 1y
CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver @cinfhen 😜 What a soccer fight!!! ⚽️⚽️ 1y
CouronneDhiver Scared the cat with all my yelling. Outstanding! 1y
Cinfhen Congrats @CouronneDhiver @CoffeeAndABook I actually missed this game but I heard it was a nail biter 🎉🎉🎉 1y
CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver @cinfhen 😂 I know!!! I yelled & groaned intermittently. I‘m a wreck 😅 1y
Cinfhen Are you ok?!?! 😱😢😢Last night was pretty shocking 1y
CoffeeAndABook Oh @Cinfhen! I‘m pretty sad 😢 It was a hard game to watch but we just weren‘t good enough this time. So at least it doesn‘t feel unjust. It was an awful year for soccer for me, our league team in Cologne has had a horrible season and descended to the second league. But - it‘s just a game 😏 We‘ll get over it & see better times! We‘ve had a nice high last time & now it‘s time for other teams... just right now I don‘t feel like rooting for 👇🏻 1y
CoffeeAndABook anyone else... yet!! Thanks so much for asking @Cinfhen !!! It‘s good to have Litsy-Support 😊 Are you rooting for any of the remaining teams?? Have a fine day 🌞🍹 1y
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Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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I found this 1978 “Happy Hour Barguide” in a huge scrapbook type recipe book I inherited from my beloved American Grandma. She certainly knew to serve a killer cocktail at any occasion! 🍸🍸🍸

It‘s such a joy to share a cool lunch time cocktail with all you Littens for our #stepfordsummerparty

Cathythoughts Cheers 🍹🍹🍹 1y
erzascarletbookgasm 🍹🍸😋 Loving those hairs in the pics! I remember trying very hard to achieve the effect! 😆 1y
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Cinfhen I‘m so loving this ❤️🥂🍹🍸here‘s to #daydrinking as my kids like to say 😊 1y
ValerieAndBooks That plaid suit on the left 😂! 1y
Reviewsbylola Loving the fashions! 1y
GripLitGrl Love the 70's photos😁😁 1y
Bklover Cheers!! 1y
mabell So classic! 😂 The Comfort n Cola served at the Breckinridge Pavilion Hotel in here in STL! 1y
CoffeeAndABook @mabell Absolutely classic 😆 what an amazing coincidence that you could actually walk into the Breckenridge Pavilion Hotel and ask for a Comfort‘n‘Cola!!! Please post & tag me if you do!!! 😉👏🏻 1y
mabell @CoffeeAndABook I had to look it up - apparently the Breckinridge is no more. First it was a Marriott, then it was reincarnated as a Hilton. I'll have to whip one up myself - if I get brave enough! 😂 1y
CoffeeAndABook @mabell Well since it‘s apparently A CLASSIC it‘s like you HAVE TO try one since you live in STL!! 😅👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🍹🍹 (edited) 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Love those pics!! And I might have to try a drink or two. . . 🍸 1y
Mdargusch Great bar photos! 👍🏼 1y
CoffeeAndABook @ElishaLovesBooks @Mdargusch Yes, I had the greatest time going through the whole brochure & checking out everyone else‘s posts. The 70s were certainly a treasure in terms of style!!! 1y
asiriusreader Cheers! Those cocktails look like they‘d be smooth going down! 🍹 1y
DebinHawaii Love the pictures! 🤣💙 1y
Bookzombie Look at those clothes! 😄 1y
SledgeReader @Cinfhen My kids called it purple tooth! ... after drinking too much red wine! 🍷 1y
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Soccer is Fun | Calee M. Lee
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Totally not book-related but soooo excited 😜

Soccerparty ⚽️🏃🏼‍♂️🏆 🎉

Germany - Mexico @ #WorldCup #Soccer #wm

Cinfhen Good luck 💚I saw the score a few minutes ago but I‘m sure by now it‘s changed!!! 😘😘 1y
CouronneDhiver Yes!!!!! Party is on at our place too. 🤟🏽 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen not yet.... 😠 1y
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CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 1y
CouronneDhiver Yep. That‘s ok. Get it out of our system now and much better luck next time. 🖤❤️💛 1y
Cinfhen That goalie from Mexico was unstoppable but @CouronneDhiver is right... 1y
CoffeeAndABook @CouronneDhiver @Cinfhen Thanks you guys!!! And wow, I agree, the entire Mexican team was ON FIRE 🔥 I‘m impressed. Ok, let‘s hope for a better result next weekend 🤞🏼⚽️⚡️ 1y
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This is one of my absolute favorite people in the entire universe, she‘s been my sweet friend & soul sister from when I was six and she five.

This is from a glorious trip to San Fran 2 yrs ago.
We both love reading & found the greatest spots throughout the city & it‘s parks to rest & read.
We also both lugged around a huge book haul from a great 2nd hand book store for the entire day - true #bookishfriends 💓
#readingresolutions #bookandnature

Zelma Beautiful photo! 1y
CoffeeAndABook @Zelma Thanks ☺️ It‘s one of my favorites 🌳🌁🌊 1y
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Starting this book today!!! I‘m excited 🤓🤩☺️
(Not doing The Corrections!!)

This morning it‘s mildly sunny & I‘m blissfully drinking it all in - the pleasure of cracking a new book, the first cup of coffee on a new day, our tiny but peaceful backyard in June 🌸🌻☀️🦋🐛

And.... #bookandflowers was yesterday‘s prompt for #readingresolutions 👌🏼

knittedgnome Sounds like a perfect morning! 1y
Jess7 Loved this book! 1y
CoffeeAndABook @knittedgnome @Jess7 Yesss 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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The Corrections | Jonathan Franzen
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To read or not to read - I‘m entirely undecided!! 🤷🏼‍♀️
The reviews are so mixed!! I‘m in the mood for a literary read after some rather lighthearted books & this has been sitting here forever. But not in the mood for a downer, exactly!! Have bailed on too many books lately!!
Ugh, sometimes picking a new book isn‘t fun!! 😑

#bookishproblem #booknerdneurosis #itwillbeokintheend