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Joined June 2017

Coffee drinking, cat loving, book hoarding Ravenclaw
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The Hunger by Alma Katsu
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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
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The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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This book on bringing plants 🌱 into your home shows many of the author‘s clients‘ homes. He goes into how to layer plants and how to create an interesting mix. The last 1/3 goes into caring for plants as well as some of his favorites. I wish I could have a Fiddle Leaf Fig, as they are striking and beautiful, but they need more light than my studio gets 😢. One day! Lots of beautiful full page photos.

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This book is about bringing plants 🌱 (lots of them) into your space and how to care for them. There are lots of beautiful photos in this book, but I couldn‘t resist posting this one of the author‘s cat.

Leftcoastzen So cute! 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a great book! 3d
CoffeeCatsBooks @Leftcoastzen That kitty 🐱 must have a ball hiding among all the plants. 3d
CoffeeCatsBooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa So many beautiful plants 🌱! 3d
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This oversized picture book was very informative about Honey Bees 🐝. It talked about how cultures throughout history viewed the bees. For instance, the ancient Egyptians thought they came from Ra‘s tears. It goes into the evolution of bees, pollination, and bee keeping. Great book!

#NFNov

Tamra How fun, I‘ll check it out from the library. This may help my daughters fear of bees. 🐝 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks @Tamra I hope so! 🤞🐝 4w
Linsy Ooh pretty 💛 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks @Linsy I'm a sucker for pictures book, and this one has great illustrations. 4w
rsteve388 6 pts 4w
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#TIL that Honey 🍯 Bees 🐝 have been around for at least 100 million years!

#NFNov

Tamra I would love a similar picture book about dragons flies too! 4w
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Poems of Walt Whitman | Walt Whitman
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My new bookish tote from Obvious State, plus lots of paper goodies! Love all the bookmarks 🔖. This was a great little sale set. 💕

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1. I have 5 cats 🐱. I was born in Japan 🇯🇵. I‘m a certified scuba diver. 🌊
2. Many people have told me I‘d love Anna Karenina, but no I cannot get past the 1st 50 pages and I‘ve tried several times.
3. Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Amy Tan
4. Too hot (unless I am trying to sleep).

#LitsyLearn

Alora Thank you for reposting! 💙💙 4w
Alora Is the lie that you were born in Japan?! 😱 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hmmmm you aren‘t a scuba diver instructor?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4w
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Megabooks Scuba diver?? 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks @alora I was born there. My dad was in the military. 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Megabooks I am in fact a certified scuba diver. 4w
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After this weekend, I thought I would do another update to my bingo card.

Books on Books -For the Love of Books
True Crime- The Library Book (this is also a bit of Books on Books).

#NFNov

Clwojick woohoo! you are doing awesome! 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Wow! ❤️

This was a great blend of history of the library and true crime. The description of the Los Angeles Central Library fire was heartbreaking.😭

Susan Orlean‘s childhood memories of the library reflected my own experiences visiting the library with my mom so that was especially touching for me. As for the history, I was surprised to learn how political a position head librarian was. Highly recommend.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#NFNov

Clwojick 6 pt. 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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#TIY Well, another shameful fact about how Native Americans were treated. “Slavery was permitted under an 1850 California law that allowed white people to buy Native American children as “apprentices,” and to “bid” on Native American children who were declared “vagrant” and oblige them to work off the bid.” It wasn‘t repealed entirely until 1937! 😱

#NFNov

rsteve388 Stacked! 1mo
Clwojick 4 pt. 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Okay, Kitcat may try to steal my snacks, but she is a lovely reading companion. 🐱📚#catsoflitsy

And a Happy Veteran‘s day to all that have served! 💕

Leftcoastzen Awwwww!😻 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😻😻😻 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Reading about all the things that have sparked fires in libraries has made me so paranoid that I just got renter‘s insurance (although I actually probably have to worry more about burst pipes in my tenement building. 😱🔥💦

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I‘m going to go ahead and post this. I didn‘t quite make 24 hours because I took a lovely 3 hour nap today.

I‘m stopping now because I have a bookshelf to put together. I‘ll probably read a bit before I go to bed, but I fall asleep 😴 a lot reading, so before I mess up my timer...Happy reading to everyone else in #Litsypartyof1 #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

Andrew65 A fantastic time, well done. 🍾🥂🥳👏👏👏😊🙌 Thanks for playing along. 👍 1mo
Zelma I never nap and I took a long one too. It was glorious. 1mo
Crazeedi Naps are worth it!!! 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks @zelma @Crazeedi Yay naps! 😂😴 🛌 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Andrew65 Thanks! I‘ve really enjoyed it this weekends‘s readathon! 💕 1mo
Clwojick WOOHOO!!! You did great! 🙌 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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My cheese plate for lunch. Continuing to read The Library Book. It has already had me tearing up several times.

#Litsypartyof1 #24B4Monday #Mrbook1inaMillion

Andrew65 😍😍😍 1mo
Leftcoastzen Looks yummy! 1mo
jb72 I read that book earlier this year. The library fire had me tearing up too. I can‘t imagine what it would feel like to stand their and watch all that history go up in flames. 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks @jb72 Yes, all that history gone forever. 😭 1mo
MrBook LOVED that book!!! That food look all kind of yum! 😁 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Leftcoastzen It was. It‘s hard to go wrong with cheese! 🧀 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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“I wanted to have my books around me, forming a totem pole of the narratives I‘d visited.”

I am already loving this book! 💕

EKonrad Loved this one so much! 😊 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @EKonrad I am about halfway through it now. It is so good! 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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And finally I am starting an actual book from my TBR pile for this #readathon 😂

Also, does it drive anyone else crazy that there is a non-removable “sticker” in the middle of the cover? Ugh, why couldn‘t they print it in one of the corners.

#NFNov #Litsypartyof1 #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

Andrew65 Yes!!!! 1mo
squirrelbrain Loved this one! ❤️ 1mo
MidnightBookGirl I hate super sticky stickers! We use stickers at the bookstore to let people know that they're signed or staff picks, but they pop right off with no residue (although with matte finishes we just put the stickers on a bookmark that sticks out of the pages). Price stickers especially annoy me. 1mo
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jb72 I hate stickers on my book covers! 1mo
MrBook Loved this one!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @MidnightBookGirl Yes! I had a lovely matte copy of I Capture the Castle marred by a super sticky sticker! 😡 1mo
Clwojick 1 pt 1mo
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These recipes are inspired by Jane Austen‘s letters + novels. Many of the recipes are reworkings from cookbooks from that time. For each section, she includes excepts from Austen‘s letters/novels.

This is a lovely cookbook with a cloth cover, thick matte pages, + numerous color photos. There are informative two pages descriptions on things like mealtimes (General Tilney), servants, table arrangements. The best recipes are the deserts and breads.

CoffeeCatsBooks Also, when I was ordering this, it looked like the publisher is putting out a new blue hardcover edition, so I am not sure if that one will also have the cloth cover. 1mo
Andrew65 Sounds great but likely to make you hungry. 😂 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Andrew65 I might be eating a snack right now 😉 1mo
MrBook Very cool!😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Clwojick 6pt
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These Cherries 🍒 en Chemise are inspired by the dried cherries Mrs. Jennings offers the broken hearted Marianne.

#NFNov

SilversReviews YUM!! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @SilversReviews The desserts 🍨 looked especially good in this. 1mo
SilversReviews @CoffeeCatsBooks They look DELICIOUS!! 1mo
Crazeedi Omg these look amazing!💞 1mo
Clwojick Yummm! 1 pt. 1mo
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These are Baked Compote Apples. The Bates‘ twice-baked apples 🍎 would have been left for 2-3 nights in a baker‘s cooling brick oven, but these can be made in a conventional oven.

#NFNov #LitsyPartyof1 #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

SilversReviews YUM!! 1mo
Andrew65 Loved Baked apples! (edited) 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @SilversReviews @andrew65 These look pretty but actually pretty easy to do. 1mo
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Chrissyreadit How do they taste? 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Chrissyreadit Oh these aren‘t mine! 😂 I just mean the recipe is super easy. 1mo
youneverarrived Mmm they look lovely 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🤣😆😂 I need to know if I need this book! 1mo
Megabooks Those look amazing!!! 1mo
MrBook Oooh! 😳😋 1mo
Clwojick 1 pt 1mo
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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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I could just post pictures from this all day. I love books like this. As expected in a book like this, many of the home libraries shown here are from very expensive houses. There are a fair number of authors like Art Spiegleman, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Larry McMurtry. The book is arranged by collection type: Sentimentalist, Intuitives, Arrangers, Professionals, and Collectors. There is a good mix between traditional and modern.

#NFNov

Andrew65 Great picture. 😊 1mo
MrBook 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Clwojick I agree! I also love books like this. 😍 6pt 1mo
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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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There is actually a two page spread of Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s Library. 💕 And I want it all! 💕 She has designed so many beautiful books. 📚

#NFNov

Texreader So obviously I need this book you‘re showing us. Wow!! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Texreader Yes, you do! 😈 1mo
youneverarrived 😍😍😍 1mo
Clwojick 1 pt 1mo
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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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Gasp, there is a speakeasy bookstore run out of someone‘s apt in NYC! This secret bookstore‘s address is provided on a need-to-know basis only. The owner lost his bookshop due to rising rents and then ran it out of his apt until zoning officials caught him. Now, his new secret location holds occasional readings and is also his personal apt.

#NFNov #litsypartyofone #24b4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

Texreader Love this! 1mo
Andrew65 Wow! ❣️😍❣️😍 1mo
cariashley So cool! 1mo
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youneverarrived Amazing 🙌 1mo
MrBook 😻😻😻 1mo
Clwojick AMazing! 1 pt. 1mo
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Just realized I forgot to do my #TIL yesterday. Phillis Wheatley was taken from her home in Africa when she was 8 on the slaving ship, the Phillis 😢.

She traveled to England to publish her first book, making her the first African American woman poet to be published. She corresponded with George Washington and Voltaire.

She was freed in 1767 but struggled with poverty for the rest of her life because she couldn‘t find a US publisher.

#NFNov

Texreader What an amazing story. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Texreader Yes, I want to read her poetry now. 1mo
Clwojick 4pts. 1mo
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Klaus | Grant Morrison
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Loved this retelling of the Santa Claus myth. His white wolf, Lilli, was my favorite. 🐺💕. Great art in this.

The graphic novel itself is really nice with gold edges and metallic etching.

#litsypartyof1 #24bMonday #MrBook1inaMillion

Andrew65 Ho, ho, Ho. 🎅 Not Quite the usual image of St. Nick! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Andrew65 Yes, this Santa is not hitting the cookie 🍪 jar! 1mo
MrBook 😳 Ooooh! 1mo
Clwojick YUP. Stacking. 1mo
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Klaus | Grant Morrison
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Loving the illustrations and Lilli, 🐺 💕.

Jen_Reads I loved the illustrations! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Jen_Reads Yes, so many great ones. I loved the colors too. 1mo
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Klaus | Grant Morrison
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Round 2 of defending my snack, nacho tots, from Kitcat. Drink: Blood Orange 🍊 soda.

Finished all my school 🏫 work for the week, so now I can just enjoy the #readathon 📚! Excited to start Klaus as I‘ve seen a lot of good posts about it.

#Litsypartyof1 #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

Andrew65 😂😂😂 1mo
jb72 LOL I know what you mean. I usually have 2 dogs and my Mallie cat staring at me for snacks. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @jb72 😂 If I am eating cheese, Kitcat will reach out and tap me with her paw, like “hello don‘t forget about your furry companion.” 1mo
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jb72 @CoffeeCatsBooks LOL cats are so great! 1mo
MrBook Awww 😻😻😻 1mo
Clwojick 😂 😂 😂 😂 1mo
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Just lovely.

Loosely a story of friendship between a boy, mole, fox, and horse. It is also a message about being kind to yourself and others. It is filled with beautiful ink drawings and watercolor. Really, I would love prints of some of the illustrations.

#litsypartyof1 #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday

Andrew65 A great illustration and comment. 😊 1mo
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This was too lovely not to share. Reminds me a bit of Christopher Robin and Pooh.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 1mo
AnneCecilie ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Look at this adorable endpaper! I wish publishers would do this more often. ❤️

ljuliel Pretty ! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @ljuliel And they did a different design in the front and back of the book. 1mo
Tamra Love it! 1mo
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Kitcat checking out my early lunch while I start this new book.

#litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #mrbook1inamilliom

MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 1mo
Tamra Oh, you are making me hungry! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Tamara Kitcat certainly felt that way! 😂 1mo
Clwojick Awe! My friend named her cat KitKat 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Clwojick Aww! My little food mooching one is as sweet as 🍫 1mo
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This non-fiction book is a compelling read. Highly recommend.

Another disaster title that I think is fantastic is “The Worst Hard Time.”

#keeplitsyalive #disasters

Tamra It‘s a great, harrowing read! You don‘t mess with a blizzard. 1mo
ljuliel Very good ! I‘ve been curious about this one. What state was this in ? All I know is somewhere West of here. 1mo
Tamra @ljuliel the blizzard impacted NE, MN & Dakota Territories. 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Tamara Harrowing is a great description. Just imaging going out into your backyard and not being able to make it back to your house! 1mo
ljuliel Thanks @Tamra I may just have to give this a go, as I like reading books set out in that area. I keep wanting to move to SD , but I doubt I‘ll do it if I‘m married unless we have a long distance one. The hubster said they get too much snow out there. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @ljuliel It can be heartbreaking, but it such a good book. It also goes into the stories of the immigrants who came to the American heartland which was very different from what they expected. 1mo
Tamra @ljuliel it‘s really a good book, check it out! It makes you appreciate modern forecasting. Western SD gets less precip, but the whole state is always, always windy. And can get brutally cold. My dad lives in Sturgis. 1mo
ljuliel Thanks ,guys ! It sounds like it‘s a good one. I‘m surprised about the wind, @Tamra . I didn‘t know that. I‘ve never been there so I just picture it in my head. 1mo
Amiable Excellent book! 1mo
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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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Oh, I‘ve been wanting this one. Yay! I‘ve really enjoyed the Grady Hendrix titles I‘ve read.

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This covers 40 black women who were pioneers. Each woman has one page explaining her life and then a full page illustration of her.

The entires are inspiring although some are a bit heartbreaking. The illustrations are charming. Also, I liked that the book was arranged chronologically as it helped making connections. The back includes a list of 12 more women she wanted to include.

#NFNov #Litsypartyof1 #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday

jb72 Very cool 😎 1mo
MrBook Oh wow, this is fantastic!!! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @CoffeeCatsBooks I now know what book my nieces will be getting for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!! 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Come-read-with-me It‘s a beautiful book. Yay for book giving aunts! 😀 1mo
Andrew65 Love this! 1mo
Clwojick I just popped this one hold yesterday! 6pts. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Clwojick Enjoy! And I just realized I forgot to do my TIL from this. 1mo
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This oversized book is a feast for the eyes.

It has beautiful textile print endpapers and red metallic edges. It is not a design book so much as a collection of vibrant photos. The photos range from expensive interiors to everyday outdoor market stalls. Some of the photos are saturated with color while others are muted. The only text is the 2 page intro and the rest are full page photos (there is also a index that gives some details).
#nfnov

Andrew65 😍😍😍 1mo
Tamra Wow, I love that cover print! 1mo
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Lindy This sounds delightful. Stacked! 1mo
MrBook Awesome!!! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Tamra That might have been why I originally got it (Shhh). 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @lindy I just sat staring at some of the photos they were so lovely. 1mo
Clwojick 6 pts. 1mo
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Andrew65 Wow! Great spot. 😍 1mo
lele1432 That is one of the most serene looking reading spaces I've seen! 😦 1mo
jb72 Looks great! 1mo
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MrBook 😳😍😍😍 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @lele1432 @jb72 @Mrbook @andrew65 I just want to sit in that chair, sip my coffee, and read. 🌱 ☕️ 📚 1mo
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This book is gorgeous! Look at this lovely reading nook 💕

#NFNov #MrBook1inaMillion #24B4Monday

4thhouseontheleft 😍😍 1mo
MrBook Whoa!!! 😳😱😍 1mo
Clwojick Jealous. Also, +1 for #NFNov 1mo
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This book was created by the owners of Juniper Books, who put out gorgeous but expensive dust jacket sets. I love books on books, so this was an easy pick for me. While it‘s not my style to cover all my books with a theme dust jacket, I think for books that don‘t have a cohesive look, like Stephen King, it can be nice. While they have quite a few shots of libraries with their covers, quite a few do not. I also like their attitude 👇

CoffeeCatsBooks that it is your library, do what you want while still providing ideas for consideration. Beautiful book! #NFNov #MrBook1inaMilliom #24B4Monday (edited) 1mo
Clwojick 6pt 1mo
MrBook I. Need. This!!! 😱 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @mrbook Books like this are my weakness! 1mo
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This has a lot of thoughtful ideas about organizing your books, but when I buy books like this, it is to see pretty personal libraries like this. ❤️

Most of this book has photos of individual shelves and but there are a few library shots.

#NFNov #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

Clwojick oooh lovely! 1pt. 1mo
Mandoul 😲 i want it. Thanks! 1mo
MrBook I neeeeeed!!! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Mandoul @MrBook This was my favorite library shown with all the wood and the spiral staircase. 1mo
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One nice thing about waking up at 2am and not being able to get back to sleep is you can start your #readathon !

This one made me laugh although I think it is close to their “to read one day” reason. Maybe one day I will be that person who will read all those Medieval 🏰 History books. 😂

#24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMilliom #NFNov

Clwojick 1pt 1mo
MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 Ahhhh, you‘re the best! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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The Memory Police | Yōko Ogawa
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I probably won‘t stick strictly to this, but at the moment these titles are the plan for the weekend.

For snacking, I‘ve loaded up on supplies for nachos and a cheese 🧀 🍐🍇 plate.

#mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Good luck, look forward to seeing your progress. 😊👍 1mo
ChasingOm I just finished Gideon — so good! And your snacks sound delicious too. 🤗 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @ChasingOm I‘m excited to get to it! I keep hearing great things. 1mo
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MrBook Love it!! Thank you for joining! 😁👏🏻🤗 1mo
janeycanuck The Library Book is excellent. And I‘m intrigued to see more about Dinner with Mr Darcy. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @janeycanuck I‘m looking forward to it !I‘ll be sure to post about Dinner with Mr. Darcy. 1mo
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1. Reviews. I have discovered a ton of great reads here. With Litsy, I read more and more broadly. Right now, I am really enjoying NFNov, which is pushing me to read a lot more NF.
3. I wish I could make a short comment on my TBR. Sometimes someone‘s review sparked my interest + later I forget why.
4. Varies. Daily unless reading slump then I ghost Litsy.
5. I ❤️ readathons. Had some great swaps. Like read alongs.
6. 😀

#keeplitsyactive

ljuliel Thanks for your replies. It‘s great to get folks talking about this. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Re: number 3, yes that! Or if I click on the book in my TBR list, it then takes me to the particular post that made me stack it. 1mo
gradcat Number 3 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @ValerieAndBooks and @gradcat Oh, I like your idea for #3 even better! Also, I feel like that would be easier from them to incorporate. 1mo
gradcat @CoffeeCatsBooks Thank you for saying that! ♥️♥️ 1mo
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Bury the Lede | Gaby Dunn
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Rookie reporter, Madison, is trying to make a name for herself at the Boston Lede during her internship. When a Dahalia Kennedy is accused of a shocking murder and only agrees to speak to Madison, it looks like her big break.

I have mixed feelings in this one, almost a so-so. II really liked the noir feel of this. However, I had a problem with rapid character development/shift, other characters‘ actions/motivations, + the info dump ending. 👇

CoffeeCatsBooks In the end, I found myself not believing the story despite having enjoyed reading it. (edited) 1mo
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My Sister, the Serial Killer | Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Koerede‘s beautiful sister, Ayoola, easily captures the attention of men while plain Koerede is overlooked. The sister‘s share a dark secret, though, Ayoola‘s boyfriends have a way of turning up dead. When Ayoola turns her attentions to Koerede‘s secret crush, Dr. Tate, it tests the bond of sisterhood.

Quick read. I kept trying to steal moments throughput the day to read it. Well written with dark, sharp style.

erzascarletbookgasm Glad you managed to sneak in time to finish this. I enjoyed it too! 👍 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @erzascarletbookgasm I found it interesting how my impression of Dr. Tate changed due to his reactions to the sisters. Tsk, tsk he did only care about surface beauty. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, I was disappointed with him. I thought he‘s the real deal for our heroine. 1mo
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I thought I‘d update my bingo card (cats w/ coffee).
Biography : Dear Girls
Food: Scandinavian Comfort Food
Graphic Novel: Good Talk
History: Witches: Absolutely True Tale of the Salem Witch Trials

#NFNov

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Congrats to @MrBook for hitting this awesome milestone. 🎈Check out his page for all the #MrBook1inaMillion festivities! 🎉

Readathons are one of my favorite things about Litsy.! This is going to be awesome 👏 #readathon #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday

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#TIY #NFNov
There were a lot of things I learned from this book like three dogs were also killed in the Salem Witch Trials 😢.
I also did not know that Elizabeth Proctor lost everything after John‘s death because a forged will cut her out. The court refused to hear her case because she had been charged with witchcraft and was dead to the law.

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This small book with black etchings was packed with facts about the Salem Witch trials.

I hadn‘t realized how much my understanding of the Salem Trails over the years had been colored by my many readings of “The Crucible.” This was a great informative read. I especially liked the entires at the end about what happened to everyone after the trials. However, the blatant greed and lack of justice is hard to take. #NFNov

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Pogue Look for a podcast called Unobscured the first season is an amazing look at Salem, and the witch trials. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @Pogue Thanks! I will definitely look for it. 1mo
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I have to admit I have a weakness for cookbooks. I buy way too many of them considering the amount of cooking I do, but I just love pouring over a cookbook and marking the recipes I want to try.

This is a high quality cookbook with a full page color photo for each recipe. Three of the recipes I am most interested in trying are asparagus tartlets, morels on toast, and Labskvos (a cooked mash with meat).
#NFNov

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MatchlessMarie Cooking is a lot of work 😅 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @MatchlessMarie Yes and I like cooking for others more than just for myself. 🍳 1mo
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This is a pick as long as you are fine with 3/4 of the book being recipes. I‘m really curious to try the pictured “The Ultimate Grilled Cheese” which has hazelnuts in it! The beginning of the book talks about the importance of getting outdoors and the last slim section is on design. She does include some helpful lists, like best plants to improve air quality. Note the print is small in this. #NFNob

LoveToReadLiveToRead Wow, that looks good! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @LovetoReadLiveToRead The recipe looks like it would be really good although the hazelnuts seem like an unlikely ingredient. 1mo
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Starting this one now while I have a little lunch. Hale & Hearty‘s Fall Apple Cheddar Soup with a slice of sourdough bread. Heaven!
#NFNiv

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This book is a series of letters to her two daughters, which they are not to read until they are 21. She talks about growing up in San Fran, moving to NYC, dating, Vietnam, parents, being a working mom, and more.

I picked this up because I think her stand-up is hilarious, even if a bit too explicit for me. The book was the same although she touched on some difficult topics like her miscarriage. Brutally honest. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#NFNov

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