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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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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I don‘t usually read a book at breakfast-usually it‘s WaPo on my Kindle these days- but Uverse struck again on Saturday. Service is out. No tv, no internet, no phone. 😡 Living on cell data until the tech gets here on Wednesday. Not happy, but at least I have plenty of reading time. Not sure why I‘m eating with grandson‘s dinosaur placemat 😂

GrilledCheeseSamurai I mean...if your gonna have a placemat it might as well have dinosaurs on it. 🤷‍♂️ 2d
Crazeedi That's not fun,we're so spoiled aren't we!😉 2d
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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No way in this crowded waiting room to stage a good picture of my book. Hubby is having an endoscopy this morning, so I‘m trying to read, but the place is small, packed, and noisy. Although I think Zelda wouldn‘t have minded the crowd or the noise ...

Crazeedi She would have stood up on the end table and shimmied!😉❤ 5d
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi 😂 My biggest concern is that, since it‘s so loud in here, I won‘t hear them call me if the doctor comes out to talk to me. 5d
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano that's an issue for sure, since if you're like me if I'm reading I'm immersed. I'm sure they will say your name loud enough, I hope?! 5d
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Congratulations @Megabooks on your excellent milestone and giveaway. I have tagged my favorite summer read, which was so good. #etsy25

Megabooks Thanks!! Good luck! 🍀 6d
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I did some shopping this morning for my #cozyswap package. It‘s hard to think about fall in South Florida when it‘s 92 degrees and the heat index is 104😄 I had lots of fun, though, and I resisted temptation: no books for me! I got these instead.

cobwebmoth I love sunflowers!💛 6d
kspenmoll Fresh flowers are a wonderful substitute! 6d
Crazeedi Beautiful! Hi Lynn have a great weekend!! 6d
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#cozyswap
1. More modern, maybe because I‘ve read more of those.
2. Poirot, although I guess I never thought of him as “cozy.”
3. Lord Peter. I think I‘ve read all of the Sayers books.
4. I‘m an earring and pendant person but am really particular about earrings because they must be light.
5. Red, but any deep, vibrant shade.
Thanks for putting this together @jenniferw88

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I was cleaning and came across this letter from a student among the cards and notes I received when I retired from teaching six years ago. For all the #teachersofLitsy who have just returned/are soon to return to school, a little reminder of why we do what we do. I may be retired, but I will always be a teacher.

Nerdy_Bookworm Oh my goodness, this made me cry! 😭😭😭 6d
Lynnsoprano @Nerdy_Bookworm I was grabbing the Kleenex! 6d
ElizabethBoa 😭 6d
Beatlefan129 That is so lovely 😊Makes me think I should look up some of my old teachers and drop them a note 6d
Crazeedi So special Lynn, you must have some special memories 6d
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This is a series that I binge read, and I don‘t normally do that. I won the first book in a giveaway from another author, and I quickly bought the rest at retail, which should tell you how much I liked it 😂This is the first book, and it showed up today on Bookbub. I‘m also excited because, after five years of waiting, a new book in the series is coming out next year.

Crazeedi I really enjoyed this one, but the second one just didn't click for me, I put it down. And I was so excited to find this series, maybe I need to revisit the 2nd book or just skip to the 3rd 6d
Clare-Dragonfly I never seem to be satisfied by mystery novels but I might have to check this out just because of the names 😂 6d
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The Trouble with Wednesdays | Laura Nathanson
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1. Chocolate, especially dark chocolates. It‘s an addiction 😄
2. A new lamp for next to my favorite reading chair.
3. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
4. @Crazeedi and @LauraBeth come out and play. #wondrouswednesday

Cathythoughts “They” say chocolate makes us happy .... so I read in a recent article! I have chocolate every day 😋 1w
Eggs Chocolate and pinot noir 🍫🍷❤️❤️. @Lynnsoprano @Cathythoughts 1w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano thanks for tag! I played already!😉❣😍 1w
LauraBeth Thanks for the tag @Lynnsoprano! 🤗 Chocolate better be a part of my last meal on Earth! 1w
Lynnsoprano @LauraBeth Truth!😂 1w
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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Starting this today, while sitting in the waiting room while hubby has physical therapy.

cathysaid Loved it! 1w
Jess This was great on audio. Enjoy! 1w
EmMcKee I really enjoyed this book, much more so than the other written on Zelda's life! 6d
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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I‘ve worked my way up to the Enlightenment. Since I only read this for #coffeeandbooks with hubby, I‘m pretty pleased with my progress. A lot of what I read today, which also covered the scientific revolution, overlaps with a Great Courses lecture series on science and religion that we are currently watching. It‘s interesting to compare perspectives.

RiverKScottWrites I‘m currently reading Sophie‘s World, which is an excellent primer on philosophy through the ages (edited) 1w
Lynnsoprano @RiverKScottWrites Thanks! I will definitely add that to my list. 1w
Crazeedi I just started a great courses on roku, about birding! So funny you mentioned that. 1w
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@Crazeedi did not steer me wrong. I really enjoyed this book, and feel I am already hooked on the series. The characters are so interesting, and the author does a masterful job of setting the scene. I feel as if I could find my way around Venice just from reading this. Picture is from the Italian Piemonte. Not my photo, but from the hotel where we stayed, and that was our view. No wonder I want to go back!

Suet624 Gorgeous! 1w
charl08 Wow! 1w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That looks like a fairy tale 😍 1w
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Andrew65 Good to hear as am reading this next week. 1w
Eggs Gorgeous 1w
Lynnsoprano @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Eggs @suet624 It was just incredible. Every room in the hotel had a terrace looking out on that view. I spent as much time there as I could. I‘d have been happy to spend the entire trip right there. (edited) 1w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano wow Lynn, that picture is just glorious, Italy is my dream trip. Dont know if I'll ever get there, so I read... and you are going to be so happy, there are 28 books(I think)in this series. And I can really say that not one disappointed me. @Andrew65 I think you're in for a treat! I actually wish I were reading for the first time again!💖 1w
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi Do I need to read them in order? A couple were Kindle deals last week, so I bought them, but I know some series really need to be done in order. 1w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano only my opinion, but I would. Since she develops the characters with each one. Th 1w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano but that's entirely up to you, I'm thinking the books would still be enjoyable, I'm just weird about order, lol 1w
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi So am I 😄 1w
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The Friday Edition | Betta Ferrendelli
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1. Depends on the time of year and where I am. Now, in steamy, hot South Florida, indoor person.
2. It‘s before noon, I‘d best say ice tea. After 5, it‘s bourbon 🥃
3. I‘d love to visit the Northern Ireland setting of the Irish Country Doctor books.
4. Mint green
5. Yes 😄
#friyayintro

Crazeedi ❤ the Irish country doctor books! 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#wondrousWednesday
1. Honesty, integrity
2. Hypocrisy, dishonesty, pretending you‘re something you‘re not
3. My BFF Kathie. She volunteered to be the accompanist for my choirs when her family moved here and her son started attending my school. We just clicked, and we‘ve been best friends for almost 20 years now.
4. Oh, so many! @LiteraryinLititz @mom2bugnbee @Cortg

Crazeedi Absolutely on 1 and 2!👍❤ 2w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 2w
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Picked this up on Kindle deals the other day, and decided to start it this afternoon. @Crazeedi is this the series you recommended?

charl08 Love that cover! 2w
Andrew65 It will be as @Crazeedi is a strong fan of this series. I‘m hoping to read the first one later this month. 2w
Crazeedi I hope you love this series as much as I do, I adore it. Remember as @Andrew65 says and I agree, a series gets better as you go. Characters are developed etc. This one is good, the next one better and then better. I love Guido. I love the secretary(forget her name right now, lol) 2w
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi I‘m already enjoying this one immensely! 2w
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I'm so glad. I need to find my series again. I never reread, but this series I just might eventually I love it so much. 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi I love Series for the character development. It does take a while (a few books) to feel you really know the characters. 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 exactly, I'm so into series it's a disease!! But for what you said and more, I'm in the book, right there, know what I mean? Sometimes I have to look around and realize I'm not in venice or France or sicily or England... 2w
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The Bluestocking | Christi Caldwell
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Mehso-so

This bit of brain candy was definitely not high cocoa dark chocolate 😄 I don‘t expect great literature when I‘m in a #romantsy mood, but this just came across as odd. Not sure why I didn‘t bail-I guess because it wasn‘t awful. Kind of like getting the weird fruit cream-filled chocolate in the gift box.

rabbitprincess I really like the chocolate analogy 😋 I haven't read this book, but I totally get the feeling! (edited) 2w
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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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I know I‘m late. Blame @MrBook 😊 and my big music project.

Never have I ever—
📚 attempted War and Peace
📚 read any Murakami ( @Alisnazzy is going to disown me as her mom for this one).
📚read the Sue Grafton mysteries-some other book keeps jumping to the top of the TBR

If you haven‘t done this and are so inclined, consider yourself tagged. #humpdaypost

Susanita I hope you get to read Sue Grafton someday. 2w
AsYouWish 0 drinks for me. Although I really want to read Sue Grafton, so I may need to move them up on my list. 2w
AmyRebecca Always blame @MrBook ... perfect scapegoat 😉 2w
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MrBook 🥃🥃! 2w
MrBook @AmyRebecca 😂👏🏻🙌🏻🥃 2w
Lynnsoprano @MrBook if that‘s bourbon, I‘m right with you! 2w
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The Bluestocking | Christi Caldwell
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A little brain candy for the weekend.

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I flat out loved this book! Although set in wartime, with bombings, a wrathful father, a scheming midwife, the death of one of my favorite characters, and other mayhem, it is overall a gentle story of seeing the positives in life and making new beginnings. It also includes some of the best quotes about music I‘ve ever read. 5⭐️

Crazeedi It was a great story!! 2w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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@monalyisha thank you for your #flatshareandsharealike #giveaway. You are so generous.

My recommendation isn‘t exactly cute, but there is a beautiful love story in The Summer Country. Actually two of them.

monalyisha Thanks for entering & for sharing! Good luck to you! 3w
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1. Tagged. About 2/3 through, and I am loving this!
2. Lynnie. I hated it.
3. Give me some cheese and I‘m happy 😃
4. I‘m leading the service at our church on Sunday, since it‘s a music-focused service, so I‘m totally consumed with getting everything ready for that.
5. I used to know it in Czech, but I don‘t remember. Oh, well, I‘m definitely up for a trip to Prague!
#friyayintro

CaitZ I had 4 years of Czech in high school and I can't remember it either. I can still count, but the days of the week are long fogotten. 3w
Lynnsoprano @CaitZ We lived in Prague for almost six months when my husband was on sabbatical at the agricultural research institute there. But it‘s 25 years ago, and I‘ve forgotten so much. Although I can still order a white wine and ask where the bathroom is😂 3w
CaitZ Those are two important things to remember! 3w
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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A double surprise day: first, to find a package in my mailbox from my dear friend @Crazeedi , and second, to discover that it‘s a book that has been on my TBR for a couple of years! Diane, between seeing your posts about it and going past the site in Asheville where she died while we were there in June, I am really ready and anxious to read this. Thank you so much! 😘 (And hope your daughter is doing okay).

squirrelbrain I loved this one! 3w
Megabooks It‘s really good! Nice choice @Crazeedi 3w
LL1964 I loved this book too 3w
Crazeedi I'm so glad you wanted to read, I think you will like!❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Lots of reading time this morning. Hubby is starting physical therapy for an elbow problem, and I came along. Reading in the waiting room, then we‘ll get to the farmers market on our way home. Tea enjoying this book.

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I picked this up when it was a Kindle deal a few days ago. As if I wouldn‘t want to read a book that involves a choir 😂 So this is #nextup

Foragingfantasy It‘s wonderful!! 3w
Aprilflower Enjoyed this book! 3w
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Uneasy Lies the Crown | Tasha Alexander
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Pickpick

I‘m not sure how I lost track of this series, but I‘m so glad I picked this up. An interesting mystery set at the beginning of the Edwardian period , plus some family backstory from the early 15th century. Lady Emily is such a likable character, and the supporting characters are wonderful. 4⭐️ And since the Tower of London is the setting for several scenes, one of my pictures from there.

Sunraven Love that photo! Makes me want to go now... 3w
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I never knew the exact date that I joined Litsy until today😄 It‘s my third anniversary, and I continue to be grateful to @Alisnazzy for introducing me to this amazing community, and to all of you for welcoming me into this very special family. The friendships that I‘ve made here are so dear to me. Love you all. 💕💕 And congratulations to everyone celebrating today.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉❤️ 4w
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 4w
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 🎉 4w
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Mollyanna Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 4w
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚❤️ 4w
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4w
shewalksonmoonlight Congratulations 💓📚 4w
rretzler Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎈🎊🍾📖🥳 4w
ValerieAndBooks Happy litsyversary to one of my favorite littens 😘📚📚📚!! 4w
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!!! 🎉📚💗 4w
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks 😘Thanks to one of my favorite Littens, too! 3w
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The Anatomist's Wife | Anna Lee Huber
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1. Tagged. The first book of one of my favorite series.
2. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald. We rarely go to the theater.
3. Summer fruits: peaches, apricots, blueberries, more peaches.
4.7, only one with whom I‘m close.
5. Off I go! #friyayintro

Susanita ❤️❤️ 4w
Bookzombie This is one my favorite series too! 4w
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Uneasy Lies the Crown | Tasha Alexander
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“Anyone who knows me is all too aware that I cannot claim a close acquaintance with the virtue of patience, despite numerous attempts to woo it.”

Ah, yes, my favorite prayer: Lord , give me patience and give it to me now! 😂

Andra_library Question: do you sing or is Soprano your name? My daughter is an Opera Soprano. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Andra_library I sing. I‘m a retired music teacher/choral director. I still have a few private voice students and am a active church musician. Like your daughter, I‘m classically trained, but the past few months I‘ve been working on jazz techniques. Where is your daughter singing? 1mo
Andra_library She is a senior at University of New Mexico. Looking at Grad schools. 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Andra_library Impressive! Good luck to her. I love when I get the chance to hear former students sing. I have one who is actually on her way to Germany to sing. I‘m hoping she‘ll post some video. 4w
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Uneasy Lies the Crown | Tasha Alexander
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I haven‘t read a Lady Emily mystery in a couple years, but I‘ve always enjoyed them. I took this along this afternoon when I went with hubby to his doctor appointment. Too much drama in the waiting room to get much read, though. Actually, it would make a good story. I was laughing with the office manager before we left; she swears sitting in the waiting room is as good as going to a Broadway show 😄

rretzler I read the first one years ago and enjoyed it. For some reason, I never followed up. A couple of years ago, I thought I would do so, but could only remember the vague plot of the first book and wasn't sure of the author. I went looking for it and ended up reading Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia books instead! While I enjoy her Vernonica Speedwell books, the Lady Julia books were frustrating. I need to go back and read Alexander's Lady Emily books 1mo
Lynnsoprano @rretzler I liked the first couple Lady Julia books, but then the series went downhill, and her next few books weren‘t very good. But I‘m enjoying Veronica very much. And, as I‘m reading this, I‘d forgotten what an excellent character Lady Emily is. 4w
rretzler The Lady Julia series definitely went downhill didn‘t they? Thanks for reminding me that I really need to read Lady Emily! 4w
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Mehso-so

This is a decent story, but in need of some serious editing. It is overly long, repetitive, and with way too many characters. The author clearly did a lot of research and seemed determined to use every bit of it in this novel. And that‘s not even considering the lack of proof reading! Spelling errors, questionable grammar and usage broke my concentration constantly. I‘ll put a full review on LibraryThing, as this was #earlyreviewer book.

Suet624 Oh dear. 1mo
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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Remember the old movie, If It‘s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium? Well, I feel like, if it‘s Tuesday, Lynn and hubby must be out for #booksandcoffee 😂

Susanita I loved that movie and thought of it several times while on the cruise. They had little rugs in the elevators with the day of the week, which turned out to be very helpful! 1mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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1. Done. One that has stayed with me.
2. I think crunchy, but I don‘t think I‘ve eaten them since before they differentiated.
3. Both.
4. Probably book an HF Holidays trip, since we‘re looking at doing one next summer.
5. So long ago! Probably third, since I had a fantastic teacher.
#friyayintro

Mishu94 How is nightingale? 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Mishu94 The Nightingale was one of the most moving books I‘ve ever read. I sobbed at the end. There have been a lot of good novels set during WWII the past few years, but to my mind this is the best. 1mo
Mishu94 @Lynnsoprano I have heard about it and I think I will read it! Thank you! 😁 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano hi there! Hope all is well!💗💗 1mo
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Having a “me” day today. Stopped for #coffeeandbook before going to get my nails done. I probably should have had a chocolate pastry, but the orange scone looks so good 😄

LorieL A "me day" sounds incredible! Enjoy!! ? 1mo
Lauren7john Sounds super fun enjoy 1mo
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Rosalind, the title character, just had her first taste of chocolate. Now it‘s my turn😂

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I realize that I‘m reading an uncorrected proof copy of this book. But the misprints and the apparent lack of editing is distracting me from the content. And “noone” for “no one” is driving me crazy. I‘ve checked several references, and they concur that it‘s incorrect. But it‘s consistently used thus far. The author is Australian. Is it correct usage there?

Clare-Dragonfly I see “illwill” on the next line too! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Clare-Dragonfly There are so many of these things! So far it‘s a good story, but I really feel these should have been caught earlier. 1mo
Readage That would distract me as well 1mo
Socal1 That kind of things drive me crazy. 1mo
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Time to start this #earlyreviewer book. This is the first one of these that‘s a #chunkster. My expectations are high for this one.

Sunraven Haha, “chunkster.” I love that there are 396 posts tagged with that. 1mo
AbigailDays This one looks interesting! How do you become an early reviewer? 1mo
Lynnsoprano @AbigailDays It‘s through the website LibraryThing. It‘s a good site for cataloging your books, but you can also sign up for early reviewer. Each month there‘s a list of books available and you choose what you‘re interested in. You don‘t get one each time, but I‘ve been pretty lucky. 1mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I sign up for some every month have never gotten one ☹ 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi I can‘t figure it, because I signed up a year ago in March, and this is my eighth book! I usually only put requests on one or two each month, which makes my success rate crazy. I do always make sure to post reviews. Don‘t worry, it will happen one of these days. 1mo
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1. Being able to drive and go for short walks as I recover from surgery. Sometimes it‘s the little things...
2. So hard! So many places I‘ve loved. If I absolutely have to pick, Exmoor National Park in England. Or the Peak District. Or north Georgia mountains. Western North Carolina...
3. Tough choices today! Actually, I‘ll skip both for a peach pie.
4. Yes! Lunch out tomorrow, and I‘m singing one of my faves on Sunday.
#friyayintro

BarbaraTheBibliophage So glad to hear you‘re on the mend! 1mo
Areader2 I always tear up when they sing On Eagles Wings at church, it just moves me!Enjoy, glad your feeling better! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Areader2 Thanks! I love that song, too. This week I‘m singing Somewhere from West Side Story. 1mo
UwannaPublishme Keep feeling better! 💕 1mo
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This really has become my favorite series. This most recent book has references to the first book, and takes the reader down some blind alleys that make it more difficult to figure out whodunnit. More archaeology in this book than the last couple, which I enjoyed.

brit91 That's a beautiful picture!😍😎 1mo
AbigailDays Oh wow, did you take that picture? It's gorgeous! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @brit91 @AbigailDays Thanks! Yes, I took it on our vacation last month. It‘s at Anna Ruby Falls in northern Georgia. 1mo
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#bookmail Yet another #earlyreviewer book from #LibraryThing. This looks really interesting. Plus, they had me at chocolate 😊

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Thanks for the tag, @Crazeedi 😄
1. I love it all! Fond of full English, especially English bacon and the tomatoes, but right now I‘m all about seasonal fruit, especially blueberries and peaches. And omelets, and...
2. Not particularly strange, but a working art studio/restaurant.
3. Only at breakfast or if I‘m eating alone.
4. Nothing could ever improve on mint chocolate chip😄
5. Tagging @LauraBeth and @AmyG
#wondrouswednesday

Crazeedi Agree on number 1!!!❤ 1mo
Eggs #1, #4 agreed!! 1mo
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“Why didn‘t you tell me that you knew Leif?” says Judy
“You didn‘t ask,” says Cathbad.

This cracked me up, because I have gotten the same answer so many times from my husband that it‘s a family joke. I showed this to him, and he howled😂

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Started this book this morning while I was waiting to see the surgeon for my post-op checkup. Got the best news, that the pathology was negative. So I don‘t have to worry about that and can focus on Ruth‘s latest mystery. (Raided my grandson‘s rock collection for the picture 😂 )

ValerieAndBooks Good news indeed 💖! And having a grandson come in handy sometimes 😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! ☺️☺️ 1mo
Suet624 Congrats! 1mo
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squirrelbrain Great news! ❤️ 1mo
Bookzombie Yay!! 💗 1mo
valeriegeary 🙌 1mo
Lcsmcat Yay! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Excellent news! 1mo
Jas16 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
Crazeedi Glad to hear this news Lynn!! 1mo
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Historical fiction, but a very different setting from what I normally read. An incredibly moving story. I was in tears toward the end. Beautifully written and engrossing. I was totally pulled in. Why did I wait so long to read this?

Crazeedi Yes definitely a really good book. 1mo
FlyOverFarm4 I read this years ago and your post is making me want to revisit it. Really enjoyed my first read through! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @FlyOverFarm4 I think this is the kind of book that would make a good reread. There was so much to absorb. But there are so many books on my TBR...😄 1mo
FlyOverFarm4 @Lynnsoprano I‘m thinking at this point “What‘s one more book?!”😂 1mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🐚 Sanibel Flats
🐚 The Mosquito Coast
🐚 Margaritaville
Do I sound like a Floridian with these answers😂
#manicMonday

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I really didn‘t expect to get so immersed in this book. It‘s not the sort of thing I would normally pick up, and I‘m also not generally a fan of epistolary novels. But I‘m fascinated. About halfway through, and anxious to read more. Picture is from Brasstown Bald in Georgia; I was looking through my albums for something atmospheric and a little bit wild.

Kimzey Lovely photo! 2mo
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Went a little farther afield today, as I feel better and have more energy after surgery. Hubby took me to lunch at our favorite Greek place, then wanted to go to the main library. Who am I to say no?😎 Picked up these two for me. I haven‘t read a Lady Emily mystery in quite a while, and of course l couldn‘t resist the latest Ruth Galloway installment.

Crazeedi I'm adding both! I am reading the chalk pit right now 1mo
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A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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Happy 4th! Since I‘m still in recovery mode, it‘s a very low key day around here. Decided to do a much overdue #booksandcoffee outing, although I‘m not sure that European history is the usual reading choice for the 4th of July😄

ValerieAndBooks Glad you got out — continue to take it easy 💖! 2mo
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#nextup This has been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time. Now seems like the time to give it a try.

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Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes for my surgery. Recovery is going well, and I‘ve been able to finish this book. It is my favorite Flavia mystery yet. There‘s a little less “perils of Pauline” feeling, but it opens up some new questions about Flavia‘s family. A good mystery, and a delightful cast of characters. Looking forward to the next in the series.

emz711 Good choice! 2mo
AmyG Feel better! 2mo
Lynnsoprano @AmyG Thanks! I‘m sore, but definitely feeling better, and hubby got me out of the house and took me out to lunch today, which helped a lot 😄 2mo
rretzler Glad to hear things are going well. Flavia is one of my favorite series! 2mo
Ddzmini Hope your better soon 📖😋 2mo
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It appears that I‘ve caught my grandson‘s stomach virus 😢 Especially not good, since I‘m scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Hubby went to church, and I was planning to read, but couldn‘t concentrate. So I put on the movie equivalent of comfort food (probably shouldn‘t have used that word; my stomach just turned over.) Hopefully it will distract me from how rotten I feel and what bad timing I have.

emz711 That's a good one! 2mo
Bookwormjillk Oh no! What rotten timing. Hang in there. 2mo
Dragonfairykats Feel better soon!!!! 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks Hope you feel better soon and that it doesn‘t affect the timing of your surgery 💖 2mo
jen_the_scribe Hope you feel better soon! 2mo
krayoncolorz Oh no! Feel better! 💗 2mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2mo
Eggs May you feel better soon 🌺 2mo
TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2mo
JacqMac Oh no! Hope you better soon. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I hope you‘ll feel better soon 2mo
Lindy Get well soon. 2mo
SaturnDoo Get well soon ❤❤❤ I hope all goes well with surgery and this isn't a setback. 🤗 2mo
TheSpineView Get better soon! 2mo
Bookzombie I hope you feel better soon! 2mo
sprainedbrain Oh no! Feel better soon. (That‘s my favorite movie version!) 2mo
Sharanya Yikes! Feel better soon! 2mo
CarolynM What bad luck! Hope you feel better soon💐 2mo
Lynnsoprano @sprainedbrain Thanks. Mine, too. Plus, I‘ve been to Chatsworth, which was Pemberley in the movie. So now I watch it and identify places I recognize. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @CarolynM @Sharanya @Bookzombie @TheSpineView @lindy Thanks. I‘m already feeling considerably better. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks @Bookwormjillk Thanks. I called the doctor‘s answering service, but never got a call back, so we will go to the hospital tomorrow and see what happens. 2mo
SaturnDoo 🤞keeping you in thoughts and prayers. Let us know how you're doing. 🤗💜❤😘 2mo
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Wild about Books | Judy Sierra, Marc Tolon Brown
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I love this!

Mollyanna Absolutely 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Love this 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
AbigailDays I need this on a poster! 2mo
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