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DebinHawaii

DebinHawaii

Joined March 2016

Voracious reader, book hoarder, and book loving Hawaii food blogger at kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com. Love pairing my reviews with recipes.
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Oceanography of the Moon by Glendy Vanderah
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Good Southern Witches by Angela M. Sanders, Keily Blair
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Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage
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The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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As I went to post this I see that a few other Littens have already, but just in case you missed it, the e-book of the Team Read for #teamgamesleighers for #WinterGames2021 is on sale for 5.99 on kindle & also Kobo too I believe.

I am VERY happy & have been checking every day because I am cheap when it comes to buying e-books & I am still #11 on 2 copies in my library holds! It‘s a Christmas miracle!
🤣🎅🏼🎄🤣

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A Very Austen Christmas | Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Barbara Cornthwaite, Wendi Sotis
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#WishesandBlessings #frosty

I think the decorations in the diner by work where I sometimes grab fried rice with an over-easy egg have a definite #frosty theme going. There are snowflakes, flocked trees, frosty bare branches & white birds for starters. They cram a whole lot of festive into a tiny space.😆

Tried to get a holiday story from this Austen collection with my desk breakfast before starting work.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛💛 1h
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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#WishesandBlessings

When I think of seasonal books & #red I think about Peter‘s red snowsuit in The Snowy Day. It‘s one of my favorite children‘s books & I coveted that read snowsuit.😍 I loved when they brought out the Forever stamps honoring the book & author a few years ago. Red book 📕❤️

wanderinglynn I love this book! It‘s one of my faves. ❤️❄️ 23h
tpixie I love this book 📕 I just bought a book of these stamps last weekend! 20h
Eggs A beautiful classic❣️ I remember those stamps❤️❄️👍🏼 17h
StayCurious that's so cool! I wish Canada had more variety in stamps 17h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it ❤️ 1h
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Jim Henson's a Very Muppet Christmas | Jim Henson, Running Press
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#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #SantaHatorElfShoes #santahat

I do have a Santa hat somewhere but decided to post a throwback to a 2014 photo collage from my blog with Max🐱& his Kermit toy which does have a Santa hat. As does Kermit on the cover of this book.🐸🎅🏼😹

#catsoflitsy

AmyG Deb-your package arrived at my postal box. I will get it tomorrow and post. Just wanted you to know it‘s here. 1d
JenReadsAlot Love those pictures of Max!! 1d
DebinHawaii @AmyG Oh yay! 🎉 Glad it made it. Sadly one item that was supposed to arrive today now shows “in transit” again so I‘ll keep you posted & send it out with the other item that did arrive as soon as possible. At least you‘ll have everything else & most of it on opening day. Sorry for the delayed gratification! 🥺 1d
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AmyG Not a problem. I had this issue last year with a swap. I appreciate you telling me. (edited) 1d
DebinHawaii @AmyG Well I haven‘t completely given up hope of getting it there by opening day yet, but it will be tight. 😱 1d
StayCurious cute pictures! 17h
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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My WinterGames2021 Week 1 total for #TeamGameSleighers = 2,248.

I feel like I am not taking advantage of all of the different point opportunities so hopefully next week I‘ll do better.
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tpixie Sounds like a lot of points to me! 2d
StayCurious This is a huge amount of points! Be proud of you:) 17h
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Wraps: Easy Recipes for Handheld Meals | Mary Corpening Barber, Sara Corpening Whiteford, Sara Whiteford Corpening, Lori Lyn Narlock
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#2021WinterGames #FestivePhotoChallenge

#WrapItUp OK, I own this wrap cookbook & I just got home & was too tired to find it to see if it had a holiday wrap recipe, but wouldn‘t it be festive if it did? I grabbed this pic of one from online.

(Don‘t judge! My day was Orientation, torrential rain/flash flood alerts, finding out my tire was very flat, dashing to the tire repair place by work & sitting wet in a very cold waiting room for 2 hours.)😬

Chrissyreadit Survival is key! And you still found a book and image 🙌 2d
tpixie Wow! What a day you conquered 💖 2d
StayCurious Wow, you're a trooper! I think this pic is great and fun use of the prompt 17h
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#WishesAndBlessings

I know Rosie‘s sweetshop had #peppermint candies like candy canes & humbugs & peppermint ice, especially during the holidays in this fun seasonal read. The U.K. cover has more candy on it than the U.S. one.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️🤍 2d
Eggs Looove this ❤️🍭🤍🍭❤️ 2d
StayCurious I hope you are counting this as 11 points (10 points for a photo challenge, 1 for participation) for #WinterGames 2d
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#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #TeamGameSleighers

I had a feeling this book would get used a lot today but it is the best one on my Kindle to read #bycandlelight. Paired with my Reading Fireside candle (toasted marshmallow & autumn fire). I may be tempting fate by lighting a candle tonight with scheduled thunderstorms & winds in the weather all night. Hopefully the power stays on 🙏🏼 as I have a long day leading Orientation tomorrow.

StayCurious Seems like everyone had stormy weather. We got 10+ cm of snow! 2d
BookBabe Lovely cozy pic! I bet that candle smells wonderful. ☺️ We‘ve had stormy weather all day here in Pennsylvania too. Foggy and then blustery, lights flickering. Praying power stays on for everyone (us too!) 2d
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Winter Solstice | Elin Hilderbrand
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Although I got my #WinterSlosticeSwap box from @AmyG early this week, I didn‘t post a picture yet, so here it is. I can‘t wait to open it! 🤗

Most of my box should arrive to its destination on Tuesday with a couple of items arriving here on Tuesday & going out on Wednesday.

Thanks to Amy & thanks to @sprainedbrain & @Chrissyreadit for hosting the #WSS ❄️💙

AmyG 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3d
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Untitled | Unknown
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#winterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

My answers to the intro activity: ✔️

1. October @seatoskies @chasingom @laughterhp 🎂
2. @galueth28 @lynnsoprano @sebrittainclark Pride & Prejudice 💙
3. A Holiday by Gaslight @TheSpineView Let It Snow @magpiejem The Holiday Swap @kimmiepete1 @BayouGirl85 The Twelve Dates of Christmas @peanutnine 📚👯‍♀️
4. @TheBookHippie with #sundaybuddyreads 🤗📚
5. @crazeedi historical fiction & mystery 🦽👢🕵️‍♀️
⬇️

DebinHawaii 6. @staycurious 🎄
7. @puddlejumper 🐱presents 😽❤️
8. @kdgordon88 @peanutnine @wordslunger42 💌📫
9. @mrsmarch @matchlessmarie 👩🏻‍💻
10. @bookjunkie57 had a post about drunk wrapping today that made me smile! 😆
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DebinHawaii That‘s 21 names so 211 points with participation point 🧮 3d
Bookjunkie57 Glad you enjoyed the laugh. 3d
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 3d
StayCurious Great job! Thanks for playing! 2d
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It‘s the holiday season & the time when I get to review some coffee table tomes from National Geographic for book tours. Ocean is a beaut. Stunning photos & interesting articles about the state of the ocean, its history, scientific facts, its inhabitants, the impact of global warming & climate change & the importance of conservation. Written by a premier expert on ocean science, called “Her Deepness” by the New York Times. Review link is ⬇️

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Sundays are my pajama days—no shower or makeup & this one is rainy & cool (68 degrees F) with thunderstorms supposedly on the way + I‘m having a bit of an asthma flare up,so extra mellow. I took advantage of a GrubHub coupon & free delivery & ordered in Mexican Street Avocado Toast & a Peppermint Oatmilk Mocha for brunch while answering the #sundaybuddyread questions for the tagged book. (If they had a brownie, I would have ordered dessert!)😉

TheBookHippie Looks good! 3d
AmyG Except for the asthma….your day looks divine. 3d
Emilymdxn I hope taking it easy treats you well! The food and book look amazing 3d
DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie @AmyG @Emilymdxn Thank you. The 🥑 🍞 is SO good & my breathing is much better than yesterday. 3d
Blueberry You and/or Hawaii always have such pretty good. 😋 1d
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#WishesandBlessings

Two books with #Merry in the title from my #TBR stack, one Christmasy, one not.

The tagged book is “A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery” and “Something About Merry” is not in the Litsy database yet, despite my attempts to add it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I may or may not get it listened to this month.

MatchlessMarie I was about to start that one this morning but then I read it‘s in the same book universe as Nick and Noel‘s Christmas Playlist so I‘m going to try that one first 3d
DebinHawaii @MatchlessMarie Yes, I have them both downloaded so I should probably go in order too. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻📚 3d
Eggs Clever title! 3d
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Love Hard | Nalini Singh
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#WinterGames2021

I ended my night with this holiday film on Netflix. It was a cute rom-com & enjoyable & with a good cast so 6 points to add to my #teamgamesleighers total.

BittersweetBooks I watched this last weekend and thought it was really cute too! 4d
DebinHawaii @BittersweetBooks Yes! It was better than I thought it might be. 🤗 3d
StayCurious It's definitely fun 2d
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#WinterGame2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge

My “book & chill” this evening. Starting this one for #sundaybuddyread & as it‘s 66 degrees F. tonight it actually is a bit “chilly” by Hawaii standards so I have a blanket & socks on. Max🐱is chillin‘ too.-he was sleeping sitting up on “his” chair until I went to take his pic. He may join me on the couch but he prefers the chair. Snacking on my favorite seasonal Ritz.😋
#teamgamesleighers #catsoflitsy 😽

LeahBergen Hello, Max! 😘 4d
TheBookHippie Awe !!! Those eyes! 4d
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Max says hello back & hopes you are enjoying the holidays & some good snacks! 😽❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie He tries to look extra cute when he wants snack! 😹 3d
MatchlessMarie I was just thinking about those chocolate Ritz crackers the other day. I need to start looking for them! 3d
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Third in The Hollows series, I‘m still enjoying Rachel & team & still yelling at her for her decisions!😉I worked it in because while not Christmasy, it takes place in December & Solstice. Since I was less than halfway through, I just counted my hours ( 4.12 hrs Beanstack) from 12/1 on. I counted only half the points for the #WGWordsearch using my Kindle & still got 1120 points for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers Tagging all the #readalongs ⬇️

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#Miracles in my book stacks. The tagged book is a favorite foodie non-fiction & the other two are in my #TBR stack.📚

Eggs Good call💕 I liked the book 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 📚❤️💚 4d
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The Angel of Losses | Stephanie Feldman
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#WishesandBlessings

I thought of this book for the #Angels prompt that I read for a book tour back in 2014. I said “A book to sink deeply into if you like folklore, religion, cultural heritage and family dramas.” Also worth sinking into, a plate of Ruth Reichl‘s Matzo Brei that I made to accompany the book.
A link to my review & recipe is below.

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Winter Solstice | Rosamunde Pilcher
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@AmyG I mailed out (most) of your #wintersolsticeswap box yesterday at lunch. It‘s supposed to arrive Tuesday 12/7. I‘m waiting on 2 items that were delayed & now both show they are arriving Tuesday, so I‘ll mail them out as soon as they get to me & keep my fingers crossed that you have everything by the 18th.🤞🏼🙏🏼🍀😅

I also seem to be incapable of taking a picture of the box you sent me & posting it but as I mentioned, I do have it! 🤗

AmyG How lovely. Thank you so much, Deb. Hahaha…I trust you have my box. 5d
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It‘s not Christmasy, (although it does take place during Solstice & Christmas) but I am trying to finish this book up so I got in a quick chapter with my fish & chips lunch. I‘m at 86% so almost there.📚

Bookzombie Yum! 5d
5feet.of.fury Mmm 😋 5d
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Silver Bells at Moonglow | Deborah Garner
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#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge

I have this book as well as the first (Mistletoe at Moonglow) downloaded on my Kindle. The ornament is a picture of one I own or at least similar to it. I love snowman, especially on top of #silverbells ❄️💙☃️

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames

robinb What a beautiful cover!! 💙💙💙 5d
StayCurious love this! 2d
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#WishesandBlessings

Some #snow titled books from my stacks. The tagged book I have read as part of the Bluegrass series. The other two titles are from my #TBR - The Snow Child has been on it forever & Snow Day is an audiobook pick for #2021WinterGames ❄️❄️❄️💙❄️❄️❄️

StayCurious Great! 6d
Eggs These sound wonderful 📚👍🏼❄️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤍❄️💙 5d
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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#WinterGames2021 #festivephotochallenge

Today‘s #RedandWhite prompt made me think of the peppermint candies on my favorite cover of the tagged book which is a great winter read. My favorite red and white peppermint candy for the holiday are these Lindt truffles. I have already purchased and consumed one bag.
😉😋❤️🤍
#TeamGameSleighers

JenReadsAlot One of my favorite books! 6d
StayCurious cool cover! 2d
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies | Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
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#WishesandBlessings

It‘s not Christmasy but I couldn‘t help but think of Elizabeth Bennet killing zombies in elegant #gloves. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Eggs Clever🙌🏻🧤👍🏼 7d
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#WinterGames2021 #festivephotochallenge

Two #redandgreen holiday books I started today —ebook for the tagged & audiobook on my way home. Also I stopped at the store & the red poinsettias in green pots were so festive in their display. ❤️💚

If I am counting correctly, I believe this is 16 points for #teamgamesleighers

TheBookHippie What a pretty cover A Holiday by Gaslight is! WOW. 1w
Bookzombie I may get to this one the month too. 1w
Kdgordon88 I‘m hoping to read both of these. 💚❤️ 1w
peanutnine Both are beautiful covers ❤️ 7d
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Thank you for the #two4tuesday tag @Eggs 🤗

1️⃣ There‘s a large condo building by my house & every year they wrap the trunks & bottom branches of their palms & other trees along the street with lights Seeing them as I drive by makes me feel Christmasy.🎄🎄🎄

2️⃣ The tagged audiobook because Jenny Colgan books make me happy & the narrator‘s (Elidh Beaton) accent is always a delight to listen to.💚❤️

AmyG Deb, did you get my box? It shows it was delivered Monday. 1w
Susanita I love Christmas lights on palm trees! 1w
TheSpineView Love Christmas lights! Thanks for playing! ❤🎄 1w
DebinHawaii @AmyG Yes, so sorry I didn‘t post anything yet. I was working late the last two days & didn‘t get a chance to take a picture, but I will later today. Thank you! 🤗Your box will go out tomorrow, missing one item that still has not arrived here & still shows in transit. I plan to send it separately so you will have almost everything on opening day. Hopefully it will be on time too but I don‘t want to take the risk with everything else. 1w
AmyG Thank you. I am a nervous nellie so happy to know it‘s in your hands! And thank you about my package. So greatly appreciated. 😘 1w
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#GratefulHarvest

When I think of #warmth I think of food that warms the belly & the soul. Although it never gets truly cold here by regular standards, I like when I can cook warming foods & this Diana Henry cookbook is one of my favorites for winter.❄️💙❄️

Eggs Love this❄️🔥💙 1w
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The Hideaway | Lauren Denton
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#GratefulHarvest

I enjoy Lauren K. Denton‘s books & love looking at the covers. Three of her five books feature a front #porch on them. I wouldn‘t mind hanging out on any of these pretty porches.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty covers!! 🧡 1w
Eggs Oh beautiful 😍 💙👏🏻 1w
Nute I love the cover photo with the rocking chairs. Two chairs always feels like an invite to have a seat and enjoy a chat.☺️ 1w
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Finished for my virtual foodie book club & enjoyed it. It‘s fun & food-filled as a chef is taken captive by a female pirate captain & must cook her a gourmet dinner each Sunday to stay alive. He gets quite creative with limited provisions & conditions on the ship. My bookish dish is this Potato, Cod, Garbanzo Bean & Saffron Stew, combining various ingredients from the book.

Thanks to @MeganAnn for including a copy in my #BWS box last month.🤗

ju.ca.no I‘ve also really enjoyed that one 😍 1w
TheBookHippie Looks wonderful! 1w
MeganAnn Looks delicious! I‘m so glad you liked the book! I first read it a few years ago because it was on @monalyisha ‘s list of favorites for #freakyfriday. It‘s one that‘s stayed with me ever since. 1w
monalyisha It‘s such a bizarre book but it‘s so good! Glad it‘s making the Litsy rounds, @MeganAnn! 1w
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December's Wish | Karly Lane
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My December #TBR—mostly all holiday reads for #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers although I will likely have a few others sneak in & since I‘m a moody reader a bunch of these could be switched out for others. I have been buying up cheap holiday e-books & gathering free audiobooks for #LittenListen too. This is more holiday reads than my sometimes grinchy side usually reads for the season but it should be fun. ❄️🎄❄️

BethM I‘m a mood reader too which is why tbr lists are hard for me! 1w
j9brown Nice list! Might have to plunder it a bit to find some good holiday reads for myself! 😝😂 1w
sebrittainclark My TBR has also ended up being mostly holiday reads. 1w
Morr_Books This list should definitely get you in the holiday spirit! ❤️ 1w
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I haven‘t done much #audiosouping lately as I‘ve been in a bit of a cooking/blogging funk, but today I‘m working on a chowdery fish & potato soup for my foodie book club.

Got this audiobook on the cheap as Molly Harper usually makes me laugh. This novella (from another collection but made as a separate Audible Original) was cute & fun-although not that funny. Amanda Ronconi did her usual great narration & it was a fun little standalone listen.

JamieArc How very Michigan of a title 😂 1w
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A solid pick for me, but more a mother-daughter, immigrant experience & coming of age story than the mystery it gets tagged as. Although Margot investigates her mother‘s death, it focuses more on Mina‘s life, her secrets & the divide between an immigrant parent & her American-born daughter. I enjoyed reading it with the #sundaybuddyread group because of the discussions & the descriptions of LA, Korea Town & the delicious food brought it to life.

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#GratefulHarvest

Not bookish (I chose the tagged book for its title) but today‘s #lantern prompt made me think of the Shinnyo Lantern Floating ceremony that happens each year (except the past 2 COVID years) in Honolulu. Thousands of people gather on Memorial Day & write a message to loved ones they‘ve lost (family, friends, pets) on candle-lit wood & rice paper lanterns, floated out in the water as the night falls. It‘s gorgeous & moving to see.

DebinHawaii P.S. The lanterns are environmentally friendly & are later gathered up so they don‘t impact the ocean & environment. 💙 1w
TheBookHippie Beautiful 🤍🤍🤍 1w
Eggs How beautiful and important 🤍💔💙 1w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful🌸 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🕯💛 1w
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#GratefulHarvest

Book 3 of The Hollows series (which I‘m currently reading thanks to @MeganAnn ) has Rachel in some kick-ass #boots on the cover. While it takes Charley in the Charley Davidson series (a favorite of mine) to Book 11 for some ass-kicking boots to grace the cover. 🥾👢🤷🏻‍♀️📚

MeganAnn 😍 Love the kick ass boots for these kick ass women! 👢👢👏🏻 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 2w
Eggs Well done❣️ 1w
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Silence for the Dead | Simone St. James
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#GratefulHarvest

Five books from my Kindle with #silence in their title. The tagged book & The Fountains of Silence (both #sundaybuddyread picks) made my Top Reads of 2021 list.
The bottom three books are still in my #TBR. 📚📚📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛🤫📚 2w
Eggs Well done 🤩📚👏🏻 2w
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Oceanography of the Moon | Glendy Vanderah
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This is actually yesterday‘s desk lunch of a poke bowl but I didn‘t get a chance to post it. I‘m mostly excited that the tagged book is on NetGalley currently as “read now.” Glendy Vanderah‘s first two books (Where the Forest Meets the Stars & The Light Through the Leaves) made my Best of 2020 & 2021 lists respectively & I‘ve no doubt this one which publishes in March ‘22 will do the same. I‘m not quite ready to start it but had to take a look.💙

mdm139 The author has beautiful covers. 2w
DebinHawaii @mdm139 She really does! 2w
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 That poke bowl is making me hungry and homesick 🤤 2w
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#GratefulHarvest

I love Molly Katzen & her charming classic vegetarian cookbooks so this title immediately cam to mind for today‘s #enchanted prompt. The lemon mousse is a favorite go-to & the curried Peanut Soup with Banana Topping sounds a little unusual but is really good. 😋 Linking up the recipe below.

Susanita I‘d like to visit an enchanted broccoli forest! 2w
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DebinHawaii @ravenlee That‘s one of my favorites too! 😋🤗 2w
DebinHawaii @Susanita Hah! ✨🥦 🥦🥦✨ 2w
Eggs Perfection 💚 🥦👏🏻 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I have the Moosewood cookbook and its it's one of my alltime favourites! 2w
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Dark Night: A Mystery | Paige Shelton
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#GratefulHarvest

#Chilly in Hawaii is when the weather drops below 70 degrees F. & we aren‘t quite there yet, but hopefully soon. Catching up on yesterday‘s prompt with this cozy mystery series set in Alaska. I enjoyed the first two & the third, the tagged book, publishes on December 7th.
🥶☃️❄️🧊
Tagging the first book ⬇️

DebinHawaii The first in the series; 2w
Eggs Brilliant 📚👏🏻🥰 2w
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Death by Pumpkin Spice | Alex Erickson
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#GratefulHarvest

I am not a fan of #pumpkin or pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie or really pumpkin anything—taste & smell. 🤢 Apple is my fall flavor of choice, but I do respect my pumpkin-loving friends‘ choices. 😁

I have not read the tagged book, I just liked the title.

Eggs 😂🎃😅 2w
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Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating | Jane Goodall, Gary McAvoy, Gail Hudson
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One of those books that has stayed with me long after I read it about the food choices we make. #Harvest

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Your food always looks delicious 😋 2w
Eggs I got to hear her speak at Southwestern U in Georgetown TX a few years back - sigh 👏🏻🧡 2w
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The Moon Won't Be Dared | Anne Leigh Parrish
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I reviewed this book of #poetry last week on my blog for a book tour. I‘ve read several of the author‘s other book (short stories & novels) & really enjoyed savoring this collection of 90-ish poems about womanhood, nature, longing & loss. The artwork by Lydia Selk, an analog artist from the Pacific Northwest, matched the vibe of the poems. I am not a critical reviewer of poetry quality—I just know what I like & many of these poems spoke to me.🌙🧡

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@Chrissyreadit I am very excited about your #NewYearWhoDis list & I can‘t make up my mind where to start. Possibly the tagged book, which I have been wanting to read so badly but don‘t own yet (the same with Jane Fairfax & Ophie‘s Ghosts). The other 5 books pictured here I do own but have not gotten around to reading yet, so I think you‘ll give me the push I need. The remaining 8 books on your list look great too! 📚📚🤗📚📚📚

Chrissyreadit @DebinHawaii you can‘t go wrong with any of them! 2w
BarbaraJean Ohhhh, this looks like such a great list, @Chrissyreadit!! Spinning Silver and Deadly Education were fantastic, and I loved Cerulean Sea. Ophie's Ghosts, too! 😍 Happy reading, Deb!! 2w
monalyisha Hooray! I'm happy to have given you a list that you're happy with after such a traumatic registration (ungodly wake-up time). It's a win! 2w
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DebinHawaii @Chrissyreadit @BarbaraJean Yay! 🎉📚🎉 I can‘t wait! 2w
DebinHawaii @monalyisha Hah! It was totally worth it! One of my favorite Litsy events. 🤗 Thank you! 2w
Kdgordon88 Love this list full of some of my fav books this year. You got some great reading ahead! 2w
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The Long Winter | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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#GratefulHarvest

Today‘s #scarf prompt makes me think of the Laura Ingalls Wider books (especially the tagged book & These Happy Golden Years). All the scarves & bundling up for the long cold prairie winters. I loved the scene in The Long Winter with Ma bringing in the frozen laundry. 😆

LeahBergen My hands hurt just thinking about twisting those hay-sticks. That part has always stuck with me! 😆 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 🧣 2w
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Right? So cold and so tedious and difficult to do! 🥶 2w
Sparklemn This used to be one of me favorites from the series, but as an adult, the thought of being trapped in that little town with no way out for months is horrifying! 😵‍💫 2w
Eggs Great choice here❣️ I‘ve read this one numerous times - hard to imagine the grueling struggle to stay warm/alive, the twisting of all that hay to keep a fire going😔 2w
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My 3rd Saturday of the month dinner is the dim sum (radish cakes, shrimp & chive dumplings & taro puffs) I grab from the craft & product market by my house. I spent a good portion of the day laying about getting over the after-effects of my booster shot so a late dinner & my chapters for #sundaybuddyread discussion tomorrow. It‘s Chinese food rather than the Korean food in the book, but it is still delicious.

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The 4th book in the Sonoma Witches paranormal mystery series. I read the 1st during #scarathlon & since they are quick e-book reads & enjoyable, I‘ve quickly worked my way through the series. This one is set during Winter Solstice & lots of witches are in Silverpool trying to raise demons. There‘s a couple of murders & Alma works with her former Protectorate partner to solve them. I like Alma coming into her powers & the various side characters.👍

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A Muddied Murder | Wendy Tyson
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#GratefulHarvest

Nothing says #cozy like a cozy mystery. I love them as palate refreshers & have SO MANY loaded on my Kindle or in my #TBR but here are the first books of 9 #series I have enjoyed. A couple of these series I have read only the first book, others I am caught up with & most I am at least a bit behind on reading them because, well … all the books!
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Eggs Great covers 📚👏🏻👍🏼 3w
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#GratefulHarvest

Catching up from yesterday. Had my COVID booster & it was a bit of a tough night with no reading/posting happening. Just a dull headache, sore arm sore arm & tired today so much better. 🤗

Some candle & #candlelight books from my stacks. The cookbooks are some of my first vegan cookbooks. The Book of Candlelight is in my Kindle #TBR & the Nancy Drew & Maeve Binchy are old favorites. 🕯

DivineDiana I am so glad that I was able to visit Candle 79 before it closed. It was a lovely restaurant! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you get to feeling better soon ❤️ 3w
Eggs 🧡🤒🤕🧡 3w
DebinHawaii @DivineDiana It was lovely. I ate there on a trip quite a few years ago & loved it. So sorry to hear it closed. 🥺 3w
DebinHawaii @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs Thank you! 🤗 I‘m am a lot better than last night & happy to be “boosted.” 3w
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#GreatHarvest

Not really bookish (although I do own the tagged notebook) but the first thing I thought of for today‘s #snuggle prompt was this Anne Taintor magnet I have on my refrigerator door. 🤷🏻‍♀️

wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 love that! 3w
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3w
Eggs Ha ha🤣😍😁 3w
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DebinHawaii
The Yellow Wall Paper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Out of these five #yellow titled books in my stacks, I have only read the tagged book. 💛💛💛

Eggs Pretty 💛🍋💛 3w
Jensol77 I will always remember The Yellow Wallpaper. I read it in a fem kit class in college. I loved discerning it in class. My eyes were opened to something I‘d never experienced. 3w
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Turquoise: A Chef's Travels in Turkey | Greg Malouf, Lucy Malouf
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#GratefulHarvest

Since I don‘t have any books about turkeys 🦃 I choose to interpret today‘s challenge prompt with four gorgeous cookbooks with recipes from #Turkey from my cookbook collection.

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