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Lynnsoprano

Lynnsoprano

Joined July 2016

I thought retirement meant I could read all the time. Uh, no.
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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna Kauffman, Allyson Charles, Kate Angell
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A History of Modern Europe by John M. Merriman
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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
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Friday's Child | Georgette Heyer
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1. If I absolutely have to pick, Elly Griffiths‘ Dr. Ruth Galloway series.
2. New Amsterdam
3. Absolutely!
4. What I made tonight for dinner: orange glazed salmon with rosemary
5. My dad was a voracious reader, especially after he retired. It wasn‘t unusual for him to pick up 8 to 10 books on a trip to the library. He rarely bought books, unlike his daughter 😊

#friyayintro

Crazeedi How do I choose my favorite series! I love this one! 5d
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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice | Donna Kauffman, Allyson Charles, Kate Angell
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Sitting in the waiting room as @Alisnazzy has dental surgery. Book and Kindle are my trusty companions.

ValerieAndBooks Hope all‘s going well with @Alisnazzy , post dental surgery. Btw I like your new profile pic! 7d
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Love in an English Garden | Victoria Connelly
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A very gentle, sweet book about love and relationships, and the importance of communication-both talking and listening to others. There‘s not much of a plot, and little conflict, but I found it enjoyable. The garden is obviously important to the novel, and makes a great analogy for it: colorful, pleasant, and relaxing. It was as exactly what I needed.

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Congratulations to the fabulous @Librarybelle who is celebrating an amazing milestone with #200Kgiveaway. The book I‘d like to read is the tagged one. It was mentioned in a Smithsonian magazine article, because Weir apparently runs with an unconventional theory that Anna was pregnant by another man when she married Henry VIII. So this has moved up my TBR. Thanks for a very generous giveaway.

Librarybelle Thank you! 😊 I just got a copy of this; can‘t wait to read it! 1w
Crazeedi I cant wait to read this either!! 1w
Lynnsoprano @robinb I know! Plus, I keep thinking she looks like someone I know. 1w
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The Slovak-American Cookbook | The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union
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After reading A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, @ValerieAndBooks and I have been exploring Ukrainian cuisine. Today‘s offering at our house was galubtsi, or stuffed cabbage. The Ukranian recipes i found online were almost identical to the ones in the tagged cookbook, although there they are named halupki. I have the original 1952 edition of this book, which was a gift from my mother in law when I asked for her nut roll recipe.

Lindy Are nut rolls happening next? My Slovak grandmother made wonderful nut rolls. I‘m getting dreamy just thinking about them... 2w
Lynnsoprano @Lindy I‘m not sure I‘m ready to go through that again! The book has separate recipes from the dough and the filling. I made a dough recipe that was supposed to make three rolls. There was enough for 7! With two risings of the yeast dough, having to run out for more filling ingredients, and with the kitchen covered in flour, it was traumatic. But the nut rolls were delicious 😄 2w
Lindy @Lynnsoprano That much dough does sound traumatic! 🤪 2w
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brilliantglow This looks delicious! 1w
ValerieAndBooks Looks really good 🤤!! And really neat to have these cookbook(s) passed on to you. 1w
Crazeedi I loved my slovakian halupki my mother in law made, yum 1w
Crazeedi All the ladies made nut rolls too! 1w
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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice | Donna Kauffman, Allyson Charles, Kate Angell
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So what if it‘s 90 degrees outside? It‘s October, and this book from @BlameJennyJane from the wonderful #cozyswap box she sent is perfect for the season. It looks like so much fun, so it‘s #nextup. Only problem is the cover, which is making my salivate. I will try not to slobber all over it 😂

BlameJennyJane Have fun with it! 🍁🍁🍁 2w
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A real winner, one of the best Regency mysteries I‘ve read in a while. I love the main characters, but the cast of supporting characters is also interesting and quirky. This is the third book in this series, and I think it‘s gotten better with each one. There‘s also an interesting bit of science history here, too. The only problem is that this was released last week, so I have a wait for the next installment.

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Today is our grandson‘s fifth birthday. Of course there‘s a book in his gift bag! This was one of my favorites to read with our kids. I hope he likes it as much as his mommy did.

AmyRebecca How lucky he is!😊📚🐭 2w
Lindy Excellent choice! 2w
ValerieAndBooks My kids and I loved this, back in the day 💖! Happy belated birthday to him! Looks like his birthday is the day before mine. 1w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Happy belated birthday to you! 😘 1w
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Steeped in Evil | Laura Childs
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Much as I‘ve enjoyed other books from this series, this one just didn‘t do anything for me. It was just too formulaic. It involves a murder at a winery, and I thought, tea and wine, what‘s not to like? But it just didn‘t cut it, and even the recipes didn‘t inspire me this time.

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I pre-ordered this, which was released last week. I enjoy this series, so I‘m really looking forward to reading this. #nextup

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It‘s rare that I stay up to finish a book, but I couldn‘t put this one down. As a result, I‘m a zombie today 😂 It was absolutely worth it. A great story, wonderful characters and setting, but also a commentary on an important environmental issue. Thanks @Crazeedi for suggesting I read them in order.

Because there are lots of food descriptions, a picture from the breakfast buffet at the Italian hotel where we stayed. Hotel pic

AmyRebecca Yum! 2w
Crazeedi Oh that's awesome! I love the descriptions of the food in all the books, so glad you're loving them as much as me, I couldn't put them dow either. I love that some don't necessarily end *happily ever after*. And I love Brunetti's love of *old Venice* 2w
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I‘m not sure whether to blame Bookbub or @Crazeedi for today‘s purchase. @Crazeedi turned me on to this series, and they keep showing up as ebook deals. I‘ve bought several in the last couple of months, but I want to read the series in order. Do you think the publisher could put them on sale in order? Of course not! Oh, well, when I get to #8, this will be waiting in for me on my Kindle. In the meantime, back to #2.

Crazeedi This is very cool that you're getting them for a great price! I hope you are enjoying! There are like 23 or more , so you will have fun 2w
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Czech Cookery | Lea Filipov
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@ValerieAndBooks and I have been talking about Ukrainian cooking and recipes since our buddy read. I plan to make some traditional stuffed cabbage next weekend. Today, however, I made a decidedly non traditional chicken Kiev-baked, not fried, with the herb butter as a sauce with some wine rather than as a stuffing. The accompaniment was traditional Czech cabbage from one of these two books that I got while living in Prague. Left is tagged.

Crazeedi How funny, I'm just about to make halupki and halushki from my garden cabbage!! 3w
Crazeedi I've also done cabbage in the crock w sausage onions, tomatoes etc, its yummy 3w
Lindy Yum! It‘s cabbage time. The ones I‘ve bought at market recently have been really sweet. 3w
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi My mother-in-law made both all the time! My kids Love halupki, and I‘m going to make some next weekend. The Ukrainian side of hubby‘s family called them galuptsi. There used to be a Ukranian Orthodox Church nearby that would cook all the traditional foods one weekend a month, and we would take the kids there for Saturday lunch. The people were always surprised to see kids who wanted seconds 😄 3w
Lynnsoprano @lindy I‘m lucky that my family loves cabbage. I was trying to convince myself that it‘s fall by cooking it, even though we‘re still in the upper 80‘s. 3w
Lindy @Lynnsoprano We‘ve had frost here at night, and a bit of snow too. 3w
Lynnsoprano @Lindy That sounds wonderful to me right now. We‘re going to Pennsylvania in two weeks, hoping to experience some cooler weather and fall colors. 3w
Lindy @Lynnsoprano 🍁😊 3w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano each country says it a bit differently! And you're coming to PA? Yay!! The colors aren't great yet, no frost, been too warm, but supposed to get colder by the weekend! East PA or west PA? 3w
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi Central, actually. We‘re getting together with a group of Ken‘s HS friends in Lancaster for three days, then spending a night with his sister near Reading. No time to travel around and visit, unfortunately. 2w
ValerieAndBooks Perfect fall food, that‘s for sure! I‘m going to make my dish probably tomorrow but have to go buy almonds first 😊 2w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano sounds like fun! Safe travels to you! 2w
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Love in an English Garden | Victoria Connelly
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Hi, my name is Lynn, and I have a book buying problem 😂 Although, in myself defense, nobody who knows me could reasonably expect me to turn down a Kindle deal of a book that involves a garden in England. This pushes all my buttons.

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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This book was so much fun! I love the concept, and Charlotte Holmes now ranks as one of my favorite female detectives. I do not want to spoil this for anyone who hasn‘t read it. If you like strong, interesting female characters and historical mysteries, you owe it to yourself to try this.

CoffeeLitNFit This is an always available audiobook at my library! I just added it to my list today. Glad you liked it! 👌🏻😊 3w
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It seems I always need to have a book going on my Kindle, no matter how many physical books are in progress. Thanks to @Crazeedi I am now hooked on this series, so about to begin this one.

Crazeedi Oh I am so jealous that you get to read these for the first time! 😉 They are soooo good, enjoy, sorry, not sorry, you're hooked!! 3w
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@ValerieAndBooks I completely forgot about this cookbook on my shelf, which had several Ukrainian recipes. We have actually cooked a number of the Eastern European recipes from here that are very good, so I need to study this 😄

ValerieAndBooks Good idea! I‘ll look through some of my cookbooks for possible recipes. I should have time to make something early next week! 3w
DebReads4fun Love Ukrainian food! 3w
ValerieAndBooks It is surreal that Ukraine is so much in the news right now 😱! I did find a recipe in one of my cookbooks : 3w
Lynnsoprano @valerieandbooks Oh, my, I hadn‘t thought of that! I‘m cooking chicken Kiev tomorrow, but it‘s a slimmed down, lower calorie recipe, not traditional. Planning to do a traditional cabbage dish as a side. Next weekend I‘ll make stuffed cabbage and try to remember to post pictures. 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Saw this on FB this morning and had to share, particularly in light of the number of badly edited books I‘ve come across recently.

DivineDiana 😂 3w
ValerieAndBooks Wow 😂 3w
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julesG 🙈🙈🙈 Bad editing seems to increase exponentially. 3w
Lcsmcat 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
GypsyKat Ha!!!😂😂😂 3w
LeahBergen 😆😆 3w
Clare-Dragonfly A toddler would notice that right away! 3w
authoress_cj 😆😆😆 3w
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Steeped in Evil | Laura Childs
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We stopped at Panera after walking a couple miles on the fitness trail at our regional park. Too hot and thirsty for coffee, so enjoyed plum ginger hibiscus ice tea while we split a bagel. Of course I had a library book with me 😄

BlameJennyJane This one does look good! I like the author‘s scrapbook mystery series and I‘m really looking forward to diving into this one! 😊 3w
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OMG, @BlameJennyJane you are the best swap partner, not the worst 😂 I love everything in my #cozyswap box, and I love how creative it is. The “weapon” is perfect! Thank you, thank you😘😘 Thanks also to @Avanders for her usual superb job of swap organizing.

BlameJennyJane Oh my goodness... still not sure about my swapworthiness... But you are welcome. 😊And it was only after the box left that I realized you despise gummy things and I sent those squishy brain candy things. Toss ‘em! Happy fall! Happy Cozy Season! 🍁🍁 3w
Lynnsoprano @BlameJennyJane Our 5yo grandson will love them. No worries! 3w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽yay! Great fall fun! 🎃♥️🍁 3w
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I have a couple books from the library that I want to read, plus @Alisnazzy has Radium Girls checked out and has finished it, so I really want to read that, but I was going through my Kindle library, opened this, and I‘m already hooked.

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How to describe this book? Comic, but with dark undertones. Delightfully drawn characters. A study in family dynamics, and how family history varies by who is telling the tale. Relevant in light of current immigration discussions. Absolutely fascinating. Hard to put down. I can‘t wait to see @ValerieAndBooks review of our #buddyread. No pictures of Ukraine or tractors, but since most of the book is set in England, some English countryside.

kspenmoll Wonderful review & beautiful photo! 4w
ValerieAndBooks This is a pick from me too! I‘ll review soon. This was a faster read than I expected. 4w
ValerieAndBooks And, yes, it‘s a good example of how different lives and perspectives can be between siblings such as these two sisters, one growing up in war times and the other not. I‘ll add more to this in a spoiler below 4w
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ValerieAndBooks It made me think that Stanislav and his baby sister would go through differing perspectives as well. I certainly hope Valentina would improve as a person and parent. It left me thinking there should be a sequel. I see the author has written additional novels, will have to look into them. 4w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I feel the same about a sequel. I‘m definitely going to investigate her other books. (edited) 4w
Dragon I enjoyed this one 😀🐉 4w
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“...in her new three-roomed concrete-built apartment on the other side of the city.”

This brings back so many memories. When we lived in Prague, we were on the 6th floor of a Communist era concrete high rise, with an elevator that worked maybe 50% of the time. The kids shared a bedroom with twin beds head to foot. And when the person who ran the boiler went on holiday, we had no hot water. I can relate. #buddyread

ValerieAndBooks Wow, what year(s) did you live there? I wonder if it‘s still standing. The hot water unpredictablity must have been frustrating! 4w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks It was 1993. We were back in 2001, and it was still there. Our son tried to find it about five years ago when he was there, but got confused coming out of the metro station. Even in 2001 it looked different. The area was much nicer. And fortunately, it was only one week that we were without hot water 😄 4w
ValerieAndBooks Glad it was only one week without hot water 😅. I‘m already almost done! I haven‘t been able to put this down. 4w
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Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I‘ve purposely put it down a couple times because I‘m going so fast. What a compelling story! I was laughing this afternoon at the men and the cars😂 4w
muscogulus Really enjoyed this book, which never seemed to get much traction (no pun intended) here in the US. Reviewed it for LibraryThing: ‪ https://www.librarything.com/work/book/30243016 4w
Lynnsoprano @muscogulus Interesting point. The reason I own this is because I was in a bookstore in Cambridge while visiting friends in England. My friend had read it and recommended it. I had never heard of it to that point. 4w
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Nobody else would think it‘s cool, but by South Florida standards we have a bit of a break in the heat and humidity. Taking advantage after a crazy morning of running errands to bring my #buddyread out to the patio. @ValerieAndBooks I am laughing at the insults and names Valentina keeps coming up with. And I hear it in an Eastern European accent in my head. It‘s taking me back to listening to Czech friends speak English.

Crazeedi I love it when I'm reading books from other countries and hear them speaking with their accents, it's the best! ❤ have a lovely day! 4w
ValerieAndBooks Yes! Such as “crap car”, my favorite so far 😂 4w
ValerieAndBooks And I am not one to swear, but it just strikes me as funny. 4w
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Steeped in Evil | Laura Childs
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A small #libraryhaul this morning, but a library experience unlike any other. Four deputies arrested a young man sitting at the table behind hubby. Pat down, handcuffs, the works. They were relatively quiet and didn‘t cause a disturbance. In fact, hubby didn‘t know anything about what happened literally four feet behind him until I told him on the way out😂 The man has excellent powers of concentration!

ValerieAndBooks Wow hope it wasn‘t because he had a couple overdue books 😬. Maybe just being a “public nuisance “? 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks The bit I caught sounded as if he had been harassing a woman in the library and something about pulling hair. I was impressed by how calmly and quietly the officers accomplished the arrest. (edited) 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Yikes, but glad they were able to keep it quiet enough so that library patrons weren‘t disturbed (including your husband 😊) 4w
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Prague | Josef ?ern
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day7

This has been a fun challenge to participate in. Thank you @ValerieAndBooks for tagging me. Anyone who hasn‘t played yet should consider themselves tagged.

ValerieAndBooks Hope to visit there someday! 1mo
JenReadsAlot My favorite city 😍 1mo
Lynnsoprano @JenReadsAlot Mine, too. We were fortunate to live there for five months, and we‘ve been back for a 10 day visit since, but I want to go again so badly. 1mo
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1. 5
2. Tough! Because I live close to the coast and it‘s very flat, getting to the mountains is a treat. But I love coastlines, too.
3. I really, really want to go back to Prague.
4. Easy—England
#wondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗👏🏻 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day6

@Niveditha would you like to get active on Litsy right away and join in a photo challenge? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation needed. Just use the hashtags. We‘ve been tagging someone each day, but nobody‘s going to be bothered if, as a brand new Litten, you don‘t.

LauraBeth LOVE the Miró! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @LauraBeth I know! It‘s why I had to include this cover. 1mo
Niveditha Thanks for the tag. I'm on it! ☺️ 1mo
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“Into the soup, when it was simmering, she followed teaspoons of halushki-a paste of raw egg and semolina, beaten together with salt and herbs -which fluffed up into dumplings that crumbled on your tongue.”

Hubby‘s family background is Ukranian, and my MIL made halushki, but hers included grated raw potato and were definitely not fluffy. They were incredibly heavy, but very filling, and delicious. #buddyread

Emilymdxn Love this book and LOVE Ukrainian food! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I am just starting this section (chapter 5). We should try making some Ukrainian dishes!! That would be new to me. The closest thing to an Ukrainian relative that I have is my aunt‘s husband, Uncle Arnie, whose parents emigrated from there to Canada 😊 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks That would be fun! There are so many similarities among Eastern European cuisines, with subtle differences in the names. I have a Slovak cookbook that my MIL gave me and I make stuffed cabbage (halupki) regularly. I have also made pierogies from scratch, but that‘s a project 😄 It‘s fun to do together with friends-something to think about 😊 1mo
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Historical Geology | Reed Wicander, James S. Monroe
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While I continue to read my European history for our Tuesday morning #coffeeandbooks I thought I‘d tag hubby‘s read for a change. He‘s developed an interest in geology the last couple of years. After working his way through a general geology text, he‘s moved on to this. Definitely not letting his brain turn to mush in retirement 😄

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It took us a while to get it together this time, but @ValerieAndBooks and I are about to embark on our third annual #buddyread. I‘ve been meaning to read this for a while; I bought it for @Alisnazzy two years ago at Heffers in Cambridge. It also has one of the most intriguing covers I‘ve seen. I here I go!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I really enjoyed this one and the other books of hers I've read 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, a different cover! I‘ll post mine real soon, and respond to your email 😊. Looking forward to reading and discussing with you. 1mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day5

@Tiltedwhirled would you like to join in? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation. Just tag someone each day.

LauraAndTaraAndBooks My son used to love this book! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I know why you love this one 💖 and the cover definitely brings a smile 😊! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I wondered whether anyone would remember my crayon connection 😄 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano I do 🙋🏻‍♀️! 1mo
Tiltedwhirled Sure! 1mo
EricJames1 Love this cover 1mo
Lynnsoprano @EricJames1 It‘s definitely one of my favorites. And welcome to our Litsy family. 1mo
EricJames1 Woohoo! Finally part of the fam. 1mo
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Murder at Half Moon Gate | Andrea Penrose
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It‘s been a long time since I read an ARC of the first in this series. This not only lives up to the potential of the first, but has me salivating for the third, which is out next week. Excellent characters, an intriguing whodunnit that kept me guessing for quite a while, and a unique concept. The early industrial revolution is the setting here, and the history is well researched. Definitely recommend. I love this gate we hiked through. ⬇️

Lynnsoprano It‘s from our trip to the Peak District in 2016. Too bad I don‘t have any photos of gates in London, the book‘s setting. 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this photo! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thank you! We went on a self-guided walk that day and got lost. We turned what was supposed to be a 2-mile walk into a 7-mile hike 😂 I got some great pictures, however. 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Serendipity, right?! 😰 1mo
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Falling Off the Bone | Jean Anderson
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day4

@LauraBeth come join in the fun. Seven days, seven covers, no explanation needed. Just tag a person a day.

megnews That looks so good 1mo
Lynnsoprano @megnews I‘ve made that cover recipe and it really was wonderful. This is my go to cookbook for meat recipes. 1mo
Lcsmcat That makes me hungry! 1mo
LauraBeth Thanks for the tag! 😋😋 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Dinner time 😊!! 1mo
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The Middle Ages | Morris Bishop
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day3

Who else wants to play along? @CozyJackson what about you? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation needed.

ValerieAndBooks I love the font style!! 1mo
batsy I love it! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 1mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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1. Portions set in Prague, my favorite place on earth, that I consider my second home.
2. Sunny now, but woke up to a strong thunderstorm. Potential tropical storm coming, weather going downhill today.
3. The one and only blind date I ever went on.
4. Two grown kids, including @Alisnazzy , two grandkids. No pets now, but I‘d love another greyhound.
5. Off I go!
#Friyayintro

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#7days7covers #covercrush

@tdrosebud want to join in the fun? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation, just tag a friend each day.

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My #cozyswap package is here! In all the hurricane craziness recently, I‘d forgotten about it. Now to obsess until opening day😄

Avanders 🎃☕️📖🎃 1mo
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The Garden of Letters | Alyson Richman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day1

Thanks for the tag @ValerieAndBooks This will be fun!

@CoffeeLitNFit would you like to join in? Post a favorite cover for seven days with the hashtags. No explanation or book description needed. You can tag a person each day, but since you‘re new to Litsy and just getting to know us, it‘s not required. Very little is actually required around here 😄

ValerieAndBooks That looks very peaceful!!

P.S. I'll try to email today 😊
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CoffeeLitNFit @Lynnsoprano thanks for the tag! So fun! Just posted my first cover. 1mo
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman

#Two4Tuesday
1. I am woefully behind on my Goodreads goal this year, and I have a trip next month that will be wonderful but will probably be a no-reading week. So my two main reading goals are to finish the tagged book and to do our annual buddy read with @ValerieAndBooks which I hope we‘ll start very soon.
2. Lose 5 pounds and make my Fitbit exercise goal every week.

TheSpineView Great goals! 👍😊 1mo
Lynnsoprano Wow! Somehow this posted twice, this one without the photo. No idea how this happened. 1mo
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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#Two4Tuesday
1. I am woefully behind on my Goodreads goal this year, and I have a trip next month that will be wonderful but will probably be a no-reading week. So my two main reading goals are to finish the tagged book and to do our annual buddy read with @ValerieAndBooks which I hope we‘ll start very soon.
2. Lose 5 pounds and make my Fitbit exercise goal every week.

CoffeeLitNFit I surprisingly just met my GoodReads goal of 25 books and it‘s only September. My goal is to try and read 10-15 more. More reading, less screen time. ♥️📚 1mo
Lynnsoprano @CoffeeLitNFit That‘s a resolution I should definitely make 😄 My problem is that Litsy is addictive, and since it‘s all about books I have no trouble justifying it! 1mo
CoffeeLitNFit @Lynnsoprano right?! I just discovered the Bookstagram community and this recently. It has consumed some of my reading time. 🤣 (edited) 1mo
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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First chance that hubby and I have had to enjoy #coffeeandbooks since before the hurricane threat. I‘m going to need to get volume 2 of this soon. Only 3 chapters left.

RealBooks4ever Oh that coffee looks good! I haven‘t had mine yet! ☕️ 1mo
CoffeeLitNFit I love history!!! Is it a good read? 1mo
Lynnsoprano @CoffeeLitNFit It‘s quite readable. It‘s essentially a textbook. It was a recommended read with one of the Great Courses that hubby and I have done since we retired. I studied music history, but I never had enough general history, so it‘s one of my projects in retirement. Welcome to our Litsy family, by the way! 1mo
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Lynnsoprano @RealBooks4ever For medical reasons I‘m supposed to drink decaf. I love going to Panera because I can put just a splash of hazelnut in my cup and fill up with decaf. It was a great morning. Wish you could join us! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I got a notification that I was tagged but going to this post don‘t see my name 🧐. This looks good— I need to brush up on that area of history! 1mo
CoffeeLitNFit Thanks for the feed back and warm welcome!!! I‘ll definitely have to check it out. I especially love European history. I hope you‘re enjoying retirement. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Don‘t know why the tag took you here. I tagged you on another post about this book, and that one posted twice, once with the photo and once without 🤷‍♀️ I referenced our buddy read, which I hope we can start soon. Don‘t know if we‘ve exchanged emails: I‘m lpernezny@gmail.com 1mo
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@Alisnazzy has been incredibly busy, received a nice promotion, and is in the process of transitioning to her new job. She doesn‘t have time to post, but those of you who are her friends know that she will always find time to read. She took her book along and joined her brother, her dad and me for UCF football. But this is her version of pregame 😂

ValerieAndBooks Good luck with everything @Alisnazzy! 1mo
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This showed up in my Bookbub email today. An absolutely wonderful book that I highly recommend. It‘s based on a true story, wonderfully told. Probably in my top ten of the last three years. I know it‘s less than three years since I read this because I‘d never heard of the situation that inspired the book until our trip to Derbyshire three years ago, when we visited the village where the true story transpired.

Amiable I loved this book —my favorite by this author. 1mo
Joanne1 Love love love this book... and the author. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Amiable I absolutely agree. @Joanne1 Oh, yes. And if you ever get a chance to visit Eyam in England, it‘s worth the visit. 1mo
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megnews ❤️this one too! 1mo
coffeeandwashitape I‘ve picked this up and put it down so many times but you‘ve inspired me to actually try it!! 1mo
Blaire @Lynnsoprano @joanne1 @amiable I also love this author. Went through a phase of reading several of hers in a row. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @coffeeandwashitape I firmly believe that everyone has their own tastes in books, as in music or art, etc. So I don‘t get upset when people don‘t agree with my recommendations. Variety is what makes our society interesting. (edited) 1mo
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Murder at Half Moon Gate | Andrea Penrose
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I picked this up a couple days ago when it was a Kindle bargain. I read the first of this series pre-publication and loved it. It‘s also the only time I‘ve ever had an author respond to my Goodreads review 😄 I don‘t know how I lost track of this series, but looking forward to starting this today.

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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Very different from the author‘s Dr. Ruth series, but quite enjoyable. An excellent murder mystery told from three perspectives and interspersed with sections from a scary short story. Very creative. As usual, Griffiths writes great characters. 4⭐️ The photo is the journal I keep at the piano for notes/reminders during music lessons. Not really all that strange 😊

Clare-Dragonfly What a lovely and appropriate journal cover! 1mo
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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STILL waiting for Dorian to move past us. Going stir crazy being cooped up in the house. Decided to use @Alisnazzy ‘s Jane Austen mug for elevenses while reading this book. Enjoyable so far, a bit different than I expected.

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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I‘ve been too keyed up, watching the hurricane and prepping the house, to concentrate on reading. But now that everything is done and the only thing to do is wait, my book and a cuppa are just the thing.

Melissa_J Stay safe! 1mo
mrp27 Hope all goes well, stay safe! 1mo
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Feeling more optimistic today that we will not be too badly effected by Dorian. It‘s been a roller coaster ride the past couple days, and we‘re not letting our guard down, but hubby and I both feel less tense. Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers. I love my Litsy family. And sending my positive energy to any who now find themselves in the path of this storm. Picture is from last week, well before the hurricane shutters were up😄

Crazeedi Beautiful photo, and I'm hoping the track swings out to sea. Sending a big hug❤❤ 2mo
ValerieAndBooks That‘s good 💖 and hoping for the best possible outcome! 2mo
Bookzombie Love the photo! I hope that it doesn't affect you at all. 💗 2mo
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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1. Done
2. Hunkering down and waiting for the hurricane 🙁
3. Mint chocolate chip
4. My primary instrument is voice 😊, but I play piano, played cello in high school and viola da gamba in grad school. I want to get a guitar and take some lessons, but I finally have decent nails for the first time in my life, and I‘d have to cut them, so still debating.
5. Off I go!
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Lcsmcat I love the sound of a gamba! We could form a Litsy Consort if we could find another recorder player, or a harpsichordist. 😀 2mo
Cortg Oooh! Good luck this weekend with Dorian 😬 I‘ll be thinking of you ❤️ 2mo
MallenNC I hope the hurricane passes without trouble! 2mo
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melissajayne Stay safe. 2mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards Stay safe and enjoy the excuse to stay in reading! 2mo
Lynnsoprano @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I need to calm down enough to be able to focus on a book. Thanks for the positive thoughts. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @Cortg @MallenNC @melissajayne Thanks! The last advisory is a bit more favorable, so keeping fingers crossed 🤞 Taking all the prayers and positive thoughts you can send this way. 2mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I hope things stay quiet! I havent read this one yet, will definitely be reading ot 2mo
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