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mcipher

Joined November 2016

The library is my happy place.
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Sprinkle with Murder | Jenn McKinlay
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Got a little library #bookhaul today - hoping one of these keeps my interest. I keep starting books and bailing halfway through even though I‘m enjoying them. Bonus #catsoflitsy Edie and Chloe in the background washing up after and finishing up dinner, respectively.

Owlizabeth I keep almost checking out The Plus One at the library - interested to hear your thoughts. (edited) 3d
Crazeedi That happens to me in cycles for some reason. 3d
mcipher @Crazeedi it‘s so annoying when you actually enjoy the book and it happens! 3d
mcipher @Owlizabeth I started it but put it aside for a cozy mystery. I needed super fluffy fluff today 3d
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Single lady date - Peruvian steak fries, PB&J stout, and this fun book. I‘m trying to be okay with being alone and this was a good couple hours...
#BFCR4 checkin for our final week:
36,164 steps
Yoga 7/7 days
Run 6/7 days
I read some books but I didn‘t keep good track... 😆

phatsallylee Peruvian fries sound great! 5d
mcipher @phatsallylee They were really good! 5d
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twohectobooks I missed your news but the single lady date thing caught my eye because all of my dates are single lady dates. Hope you‘re doing ok! 5d
Crazeedi You did really well! Congrats!!👏❤ 5d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
mcipher @twohectobooks Thanks - it‘s weird and I‘m still navigating it but I am better the past couple days. 😊 4d
TheSpineView Great job! 👏👏👏 4d
mcipher @Crazeedi @wanderinglynn 👍 Really happy with my progress! 4d
mcipher @TheSpineView 🙌 Great work team!! 4d
Andrea4 Learning how to be alone can be quite difficult. But it is something you can learn. Bit by bit, it gets easier. When you feel the loneliness setting in, I suggest reaching out to friends and making plans or doing something active around (but not necessarily interacting with) other people. 4d
Booklovergirl What ARE those kinda French fries?? In the south we just call them “fried taters“? What do u call them wherever u live at? 4d
mcipher @andrea4 Yeah - doing lots of staying busy. I‘ve been married for 16 years so it‘s weird living alone! Good advice on the being around but not having to interact with - I‘m finding that helps sometimes and sometimes makes it lonelier. 4d
mcipher @Booklovergirl They‘re just regular fries but with steak and onions and tomatoes on top. And some amazing green mystery sauce 4d
Airykah13 I hope you‘re doing ok. You still kicked butt this week ☺️ 4d
mrp27 Good for you! 4d
mcipher @Airykah13 Better than I have in a while! I only cried twice yesterday 🙄😝 4d
mcipher @mrp27 thank you!! 4d
shellleigh33 Hope you doing good 😘😘🤗🤗 4d
Booklovergirl @mcipher, Mystery sauce?? What does tge mystery sauce taste like? Does taste kinda like guacamole? Or does it taste better than guacamole? 4d
mcipher @Booklovergirl Some kind of cilantro crema type thing... it was really yummy! 3d
mcipher @shellleigh33 I‘m okay - on and off better. Hope married life is treating you well!! 💕💕 3d
Andrea4 @mcipher yes, it's a mixed bag. But on days when I've been home almost all day and am literally talking to plants, going to the grocery store is helpful. 3d
mcipher @Andrea4 Work has been good for that. I do find I talk to my car - and to myself in the car - a lot. So that‘s weird. 😆 1d
Andrea4 @mcipher LOL if I had a car I would so do that. Mostly I leave it for home. And my plants or walls. When I walk into them. Lmao 8h
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#BFCR4 week 5 checkin - I missed last week‘s because I had a little breakdown and have been struggling to pick myself back up. Tweaked my goals because I started running again and I‘ve been eating super weird - so no fruit/veg goal and new running days goal. I also started an antidepressant to help get me through stuff, so taking that daily is another new goal. @Crazeedi @Airykah13 @TheSpineView

Leftcoastzen 😻 2w
marleed I hope you‘re feeling better now! 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! And kudos to you for adapting your goals. 👍🏻 A little tweak and you‘re crushing them! 2w
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TheSpineView Hope you are feeling better! 2w
mcipher @marleed @TheSpineView Thanks! Feeling better is a work in progress for sure but I have good moments and bad ones 1w
mcipher @Leftcoastzen She used to be terrified of the treadmill 😆 1w
mcipher @wanderinglynn Thank you!! 1w
Leftcoastzen Eventually kitties claim everything.😂😻 1w
Crazeedi @mcipher sending you a big hug, sorry you had a rough time, I've been there, be gentle on yourself! Good to know you're doing better! 1w
Crazeedi @Leftcoastzen that is the TRUTH!😸 1w
mabell Doing what you need to do to take care of yourself is a great achievement! And beautiful moral support! 😻 1w
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Today is my 3-year Litsyversary! I haven‘t been on a lot the last couple weeks because life, but I do love it here - the scope and depth of my reading has expanded significantly since joining and I have met so many amazing people 🥰

QuietlyLaura Happy Litsyversary! 🎉👏 2w
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉🙌🏽📚 2w
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
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Lucy_Anywhere Happy Litsyversary 🙌 2w
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 2w
LeahBergen Happy Litsyversary! 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Birdsong28 Happy litsyversery 🎉 🎊 📚 📖 2w
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Not cleaning up my mess plus loud crying plus starting running again is how I‘m surviving so far. I‘m hoping this book will helps because two of those things are not sustainable. Anyone else been through this? Any other book recs? We were together for 19 years and it was my call to split, but after 2 months he‘s already got a new girlfriend and it‘s destroying me.

marleed Ohhh, I‘m so sorry. Please know you are wrapped in warm virtual hugs. 3w
mcipher @marleed Thank you! I‘m hoping the more I talk about it and share it the easier it will become. 3w
marleed I think it‘s so important to talk. I wish I knew how to give you my number so you could talk to me and just throw it to the universe. 3w
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QuietlyLaura I‘m so sorry things are rough. Hugs 💕💕💕 3w
Librarybelle I‘m so sorry. 💕💕💕 3w
kspenmoll So so sorry you are grieving. Sending you ❤️❤️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 💔💔💔 3w
TheLibrarian I‘m so sorry. *hugs* 💕 3w
Nute Talk. It‘s really important to know that you don‘t have to go through it alone or figure it out by yourself or even make sense out of it. {{{HUGS}}} (edited) 3w
Chrissyreadit So sorry 😢Yes what @Nute said- find a person you can talk with! And pick something amazing you can do for yourself or learn -a hobby or interest- that gives you time to be you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Lmstraubie I'm so sorry 💔 I wish I had a book recommendations for you. Maybe something by Brene Brown... Sending you major HUGS 💗💗💗 3w
tournevis *hugs* 3w
Jas16 Sending ❤️ 3w
shellleigh33 Been there and I promise it gets easier with each passing day. Have you a letter coming in the mail. Also I am always here if you need someone to talk to 😘🤗 3w
DGRachel {{hugs}} 3w
batsy I'm sorry you're going through a rough patch. Lots of hugs and ❤️ 3w
Tamra Hang in there, there is a lot of virtual support here! 💜 3w
BarbaraJean I‘m so sorry—that really sucks. Sending lots of hugs!! Maybe pick up some old favorites or your best go-to comfort reads in addition to the more practical books. Take time for the self-care you need, whatever that looks like for you. 3w
mrp27 I've been there too and it was the worst. It's cliche, I know, but believe me when I say it does it better. You've got lots of love and support here. 3w
BookwormM Remember you are not alone and also you obviously decided to split for a reason remember why and focus on you not him. 3w
quietjenn Oh, I'm so sorry. I wish I had actual helpful advice instead. 💙 3w
mabell I am so sorry - what a awful thing to go through. Running is a good outlet! And reading. ❤️ I recommend Susan Branch‘s books. 3w
arubabookwoman I‘m so sorry you are going through this. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mcipher sending lots of love ❤️ 3w
janeycanuck Oh, I‘m so sorry you‘re hurting. It‘ll take time but you‘ll get through this - and be stronger and happier! 3w
mcipher @janeycanuck Thank you, I‘m hoping! 3w
mcipher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks, you‘re so sweet! 😊 3w
Amiable I‘m sorry—I just saw this. 😬 (I miss stuff on here; I‘m terrible at figuring out how to keep up.) So sorry you are dealing with all of it. If you‘d like to vent out at a real face, I‘d be happy to meet up with you. I live in East Lyme, so we are practically neighbors. 🙂 (edited) 2w
mcipher @Amiable On, thank you so much! I would really love that if you are up for it - I‘ve been doing a lot of crying so I‘m not the best company 😆 I think you might have my email from that meetup but if not its melaniecipher@gmail.com 😊 2w
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Week 3 #BFCR4 check-in:
33,194/50,000 steps- still not there, but I‘m consistently increasing each week 😇
3 books read
Yoga 6/7 days (but one day I really kinda phoned it in...)
Fruit and veggies who even knows but I think about it more!
Morning meditation is not happening for me and I‘m just living with that.
#TeamSpellbinders @Airykah13 @Crazeedi @TheSpineView
(Pictured is my mom‘s corgi sort of loving being held and coddled)

Lmstraubie This sounds very interesting! Some kind of challenge? 4w
Crazeedi Great job!! 4w
Crazeedi @Lmstraubie its #bookfitnesschallenge, overseen by @wanderinglynn . A 6 week challenge to incorporate reading and fitness goals. Check out her feed to find out more! 4w
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TheSpineView Way to go! The fur baby sure looks like he is soaking it up! 4w
mcipher @Lmstraubie It‘s awesome - kind of an “unchallenge” where you shift your goals as you need to and practice a lot of self kindness and awareness too. 😊 4w
mcipher @Crazeedi Thanks!! 4w
mcipher @TheSpineView She is shameless for attention. She whines if you stop petting her. My mom spoils her rotten 😆 4w
TheSpineView @mcipher My goodness! I have a whiner too! She probably nuzzles your hand to keep petting. 💜🐕🧡 4w
Lmstraubie @Crazeedi @mcipher Thank you! Sounds intriguing 4w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress! 4w
brit91 😍🐶 4w
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Picture from a walk earlier this week - the leaves are getting way prettier now. Still reading and enjoying the tagged book but life has been continuing to feel super hard and I‘m not finishing books really (except the last Paper Girls on my phone). But my phone informs me that my steps are up from last week, overall up from last year at this time, and if I can just stop crying randomly... 😕 I think I need a vacation.

CallMeIshmael Just keep moving 4w
AmyG Sending a hug. Hope things get easier for you. 4w
QuietlyLaura Hugs. 💕💕💕 4w
mcipher @Callmeishamael Good advice! 4w
mcipher @AmyG @QuietlyLaura Thanks guys. It ebbs and flows but it helps to share it even though it feels embarrassing 😬 4w
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Reading this with Edie (and really enjoying it despite never having read any Dickens!) It‘s been a weird weekend after a rough week so I made beef stew and oatmeal bread for dinner (comfort food) and took it really easy today. The cats approve of turning the heat on so early in the season, too!!

shellleigh33 Hope you are having a better week 😘🤗 1mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Thanks my friend! I‘m trying my best 😉 Hope you‘re well and enjoying wedding planning!! 1mo
brit91 😻😻😻😻😻 1mo
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Barefoot in the beach in October at night - it was cold but awesome! Feel like this week went well even if I didn‘t quite hit all my goals - it was a rough and super busy one but I still made time for self care.
Week two #BFCR4 check-in #TeamSpellbinders @Crazeedi @TheSpineView @Airykah13

TheSpineView Great job!👏👏👏 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week and an awesome attitude! And kudos to you for making time for self-care during a rough, busy week. 👏 1mo
Airykah13 🙌🏾🙌🏾 1mo
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Reading buddy this lazy Saturday afternoon. ❤️ #Amelia #catsoflitsy

Lcsmcat Awww! 1mo
shellleigh33 So sweet 😻 1mo
brit91 😻😻😻😻 1mo
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Amazing falafel and eggplant combo and a book - life is good. ❤️

Mandoul That looks awesome! 1mo
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A little bedtime reading snack - sweet potato chips and a lavender lemon sour beer. And my awesome yard sale embroidered chicken!

MrBook 😎👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Aimeesue Nice chicken! 1mo
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Some potential #LMPBC options for Group M - still narrowing but has anyone read these? (two are re-reads for me that I‘d love to explore with someone else but not sure if anyone else is into that idea) Tagging the rest in the comments.
@DarcysMom @arubabookwoman @Shakespearience

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! 1mo
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mcipher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It‘s so hard to pick! 1mo
DarcysMom I haven't read any of these. 😁 1mo
arubabookwoman The only one I‘ve read is The Magician‘s Assistant. It was good, but Not what I consider a “rereadable” book. I just read a different book by Jess Walter that I liked a lot, so The Financial Lives of Poets was already on my radar screen. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is one I‘ve been interested in reading for a long time. I‘m not familiar with the other potential choices. 1mo
Shakespearience I just did This is How it Always Is with the last LMPBC 😅 1mo
mcipher @Shakespearience @arubabookwoman @DarcysMom Awesome, that narrows it down!! Thanks ladies. 🤗 1mo
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So not the best first week, but I traveled for work 3 days and it‘s just been flat-out. Morning meditation is harder to remember for this night owl than expected! I might tweak that goal and my step goal a bit since I failed to track consistently. At least I am paying attention and thinking about my health, which is the first step! #BFCR4 #TeamSpellbinders
@Crazeedi @Airykah13

Lucy_Anywhere Still a grear start 💪 Tweaking goals is all part of the process 😀 life happens after all! 1mo
Crazeedi You didnt fail! You made a start and so pat yourself on the back and take a step forward this week! Good job!! 1mo
mcipher @Lucy_Anywhere @Crazeedi Thanks guys! Definitely a good challenge for self kindness, right? 😉 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! And sometimes it takes a week or so to tweak your goals just right. The important thing is you've made great progress and paying attention is sometimes more important than anything. Keep up the great work! 1mo
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A Familiar Tail | Delia James
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Snuck away from my work trip (I had a 15 hour day yesterday so I feel entitled) to check out a local brewery and read my nook. I am the only woman in the whole bar 😆😆 The beer is good and I *love* this book so far!

phatsallylee I am always stopping at random breweries. So if you see another woman drinking beer and reading a book, it could be me! 1mo
mcipher @phatsallylee Beer and book ladies unite!! 1mo
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Awkward #Amelia and my #BFCR4 goals - excited and a little nervous (mostly about my step goal!) to get started. Let‘s do this thing, team! 👏👏
@Airykah13 @Crazeedi @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great goals! I know you got this!👍 1mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
Crazeedi We have a great team! Let's do it!! 1mo
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I tidied up, put in a load of wash, and started some oatmeal, so now I feel entitled to chill with coffee and my book for a bit. Later I get a massage, visit my MIL who broke her ankle, and talk to a lady about another yoga job - all good things but a little introvert time is warranted first (my massage therapist and I gossip the whole hour 😆). What are your Saturday plans?

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Friday night vibes. I have to say that when the MC in the tagged book wears a class of 2012 t-shirt, my gut just went “ooofff... you are so old, Ms. Class of 1997” It‘s a pretty cute story so far and a great break from the dark of the King book.

Leftcoastzen Cute photo! 2mo
valeriegeary I went to get a blood test today and the guy in the chair next to me was asked his birthday and he answered 2002 and I almost screeched out loud in horror. 😂 2mo
CaseyLea I work in HR and it freaks me out when I see student CVs come in with a birth date of 2003 😆 2mo
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mcipher @valeriegeary @CaseyLea It‘s like the world keeps getting younger! 😆 2mo
mcipher @Leftcoastzen Awww, thanks! I love that lamp, my mom got it for me. 😊 2mo
ravenlee Class of 1999 here, and I‘m still trying to figure out when we got old...feel like I‘m surrounded by whippersnappers. 2mo
mcipher @ravenlee My son is a senior this year and it blows my mind every time I think about it. He‘s like a grownup and I feel like I‘m still that age! 2mo
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I‘m trying to read a little before bed but someone has other plans... #Amelia #catsoflitsy

Sace This picture coupled with the Stephen King book tag is hilarious. 2mo
Sace Evil kitty death stare 😂🤣 2mo
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder It is legit what I‘m trying to read, but i see your point! 😆😆 2mo
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Sace I had no doubt you were reading that. That's what's funny to me. Like the cat knew the genre and was just adding to the reading experience. 2mo
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder She‘s really chasing a bug, but it is an unsettling picture. 😆 2mo
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Maybe she is a King fan though? She‘s just a baby but she‘s weird... 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Sace Weird cats are the BEST 😁 2mo
mcipher @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Are there any other kind of cats?! 😉 2mo
Sace Touché 2mo
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I look mildly confused 😆 but here‘s my #mondaymorningbeverage. Just parked at the office before a long day of planning our work for next quarter.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have a great day!!! 2mo
dariazeoli Mildly confused is my norm! 😉 2mo
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I skipped a round or two, but I‘m really happy to be back - I missed the accountability and the support of this challenge! #BFCr4
My goals this round: 12 books, 50,000 steps/week, yoga every day, morning meditation every day, and 3 different color fruits/veg every day. Cannot wait to get started!! ❤️

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2mo
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New Orleans Rush | Kelly Siskind
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My to-do list and my laundry to fold. But I‘m skipping down to the bottom of the list to “read and drink coffee” first. I‘m already partway thru the bottom 3 of these, but I might be in the mood for some funny contemporary romance a la the tagged book or the one under it... Either way, not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning. ❤️

shellleigh33 I would start with the bottom 2 on the list 📚 ☕️ 🍪😋😉 also but that is probably all I would get done with for the day 😂 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 I did fold laundry and change sheets so I‘m feeling like all my lazy reading time is a-okay. 😉 2mo
shellleigh33 Sounds like enough productivity to me 👍🏻 2mo
CaseyLea Wise move, if you ask me 😂 2mo
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There‘s no day quite like library day. I have such an exciting stack, I‘m not sure where to start (but I‘ve got a couple I should really finish first... and I‘ve been thinking about re-reading/finally finish the series for The Gunslinger for so long!) The one you can‘t quite see is Gravity Is The Thing but I think the others are legible. 🥰

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Cozy | Parnell Hall
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The rest of my #cozyswap from @BethM
I don‘t *need* another scarf or mask or bath bomb (which is to say I am obsessed with them, I love them all and no YOU have too many, okay??) and I am so excited to drink pumpkin spice in my own home tomorrow morning (I forget you can make it yourself! 😆) Super intrigued by the dish towel and the pecan pie m&ms equally. And the yoga deck and the cute candle and everything else?! So awesome. Thank you!! 💗🤗

BethM Aww yay! I‘m so glad you like it! 2mo
madamereadsalot1 Pecan pie M&Ms are my FAVORITE! 2mo
mcipher @madamereadsalot1 my first time having them and they are so good! 2mo
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mcipher @BethM I love it! Totally nailed it!! 🤗🤗 2mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 awesome! And I love that scarf!! 😍🎃♥️🍁📖🔪☕️♥️ 2mo
mcipher @Avanders If only it would get cold enough to wear a scarf! I‘m ready... 😆 2mo
Avanders Mee too... I've been pushing it a little bit, wearing scarves anyway.. ;D 2mo
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Finally able to open my #cozyswap after a long day. @BethM Thank you SO MUCH! I‘m doing this I‘m two posts because one won‘t do it all justice. #Chloe is curious about the whole thing so she helped me set up the books. I love that two of these are ones you enjoyed, and I‘ve been dying for the other 2 -I can‘t wait to read them all!!

Leftcoastzen Such a cute kitty😻 2mo
mcipher @Leftcoastzen She‘s crazy - such a fun girl. 😊 2mo
booksandsympathy Hounded is fantastic. Kevin Hearne is local and I was introduced to his books by a former coworker who had him as an English teacher in highschool. He came into the store one day, but I was busy with another customer and not able to meet him. 😔 2mo
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mcipher @booksandsympathy Awww, too bad - maybe he‘ll come back another time! Excited to read it - the jacket blurb sounds awesome! 2mo
BethM I love The Delia James one as well- soooo good! 2mo
Avanders 📖🔪♥️ 2mo
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This cat castle is the best $70 I‘ve spent in a long time. I moved it out to the screen porch this morning so they can enjoy a little outside birdwatching and I can enjoy this book (I can‘t put it down) and my coffee and how much fun they are having. Amelia (new kitten) ran off to explore other things before I could snap a picture with the two little girls, but #Chloe has been hanging out and loving it. #catsoflitsy

AmyG That‘s a great buy for $70. 2mo
mcipher @AmyG I know!! Super sale. I was planning to build one but I couldn‘t do it for less so 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
AmyG It‘s huge. Quite the steal. 2mo
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valeriegeary I'm in love with this porch! 😍 2mo
Librariana Agree with all the sentiments! Great price, faboo investment for the kittehs, AND enviable reading spot. Enjoy! 2mo
mcipher @valeriegeary It was definitely a selling point when we found this house! I need to get electricity out here so I can use it at night more. 2mo
mcipher @Librariana Thanks! It‘s been a lovely morning 😊 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Day 7 of #7days7covers #covercrush
This is the only one I haven‘t read out of my posts for this challenge, and I 100% bought it for the cover. My mom read it and said it‘s really bleak so maybe a good wintertime book?!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes, definitely! I enjoyed it - definitely an unusual story. (edited) 2mo
mcipher @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Awesome! I‘m excited for it and getting excited for cold weather. 😊 2mo
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#covercrush #7days7covers Day 6
I love this whole series but I only own this one.

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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4
Guys, this week... I am so exhausted. I need a new job or a vacation or something.
Too tired to tag someone but if you want to play, please do!

Soubhiville ❤️❤️❤️ hope you‘re feeling more yourself soon. 2mo
shellleigh33 I understand the feeling. This week has been a stressful one for me to. It seems like Saturday can‘t get here quick enough. Hope your week gets better my sweet friend😘🤗 (edited) 2mo
mcipher @Soubhiville Thanks! Just too many big new projects going on at once and not enough me to do them all well. 2mo
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mcipher @shellleigh33 Awww, sorry to hear your week has been rough too! I hope tomorrow is better for you. 🤗🥰 2mo
Amiable Something must be in the air —I have had the same feeling (new job or a long vacation needed) all week as well. Hope your weekend is relaxing! 2mo
mcipher @Amiable I agree - everyone I‘ve said that too felt the same way. Have a very relaxing calm weekend! 2mo
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Wildfire at Midnight | Mary Stewart
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#covercrush #7days7covers Day 3. I couldn‘t pick just one but they‘re so similar it works!
Tagging @Tanzy13 if you want to play - post a cover each day for 7 days, no explanation needed.

bookandbedandtea I love Mary Stewart's books. My editions aren't as pretty ad these. 2mo
Lcsmcat These are the editions I remember from my youth! Love her work. 2mo
LeahBergen Love! 😍 2mo
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kspenmoll Love seeing these older editions. I gobbled up all her books! 2mo
mcipher @bookandbedandtea I‘m trying to collect them all in the older editions. They‘re my favorite! 2mo
mcipher @Lcsmcat Right?! She‘s amazing and the covers are so perfect. 2mo
mcipher @kspenmoll I know! I found one that was a novella I hadn‘t read a few years ago and special ordered it from the library - such a treat! 2mo
mcipher @LeahBergen You can‘t beat these 60s covers. Just fabulous! 2mo
Nute Perfect! 2mo
batsy Oooh! Such fab covers 😍 2mo
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A Perfect Heritage | Penny Vincenzi
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Snuggled up tonight with this book - and our new kitten! ❤️❤️ We brought her home today and the other two have a lot of feelings about stranger danger... Her name is Amelia and she is SO sweet and snuggly. She‘s a little of an older kitten - she was born in May - but not as big as she looks here!

Bookzombie So sweet! 💕 🐱 2mo
Leftcoastzen Awwww super cute! Hope they get along soon!😻 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Enjoy your new addition to the family! 💜 2mo
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shellleigh33 😻😻 adorable!! 2mo
mcipher @Bookzombie Thank you! She is such a cuddler! 2mo
mcipher @Leftcoastzen Chloe and Amelia are chasing each other around today (in a play way) so we‘ve made huge progress! 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 She is - the picture doesn‘t do her justice! 2mo
mcipher @LiteraryinLititz We are! Already thinking “hmmmm... maybe four cats is okay...” because she‘s so much fun! 😆 2mo
Leftcoastzen Oh good ! Good sign! 2mo
LiteraryinLititz @mcipher Ha! We have 3 and I wouldn‘t be at all surprised if more somehow found their way into our hearts. 💜 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3
Tagging @DivineDiana if you haven‘t already joined - just post 7 covers for 7 days, no explanation needed. ❤️

Libby1 Great book. 2mo
DivineDiana Thank you! I have been tagged, but need to finish the challenge. Was on a Anniversary Getaway and neglected my Litsy posts. 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
mcipher @DivineDiana Happy anniversary! Hope you had a great getaway. I think everyone has been tagged - it‘s so fun though 😝 2mo
DivineDiana Thank you so much! I did! 💗It is fun! 🙂 (edited) 2mo
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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 2
Tagging @shellleigh33 if you want to play - post a pretty cover every day for 7 days, no explanation required.
Honesty: I took all my 7 pictures yesterday while I was thinking about it so I‘d have them ready. 😉

Lcsmcat I‘ve never seen this cover for this book - who‘s the publisher? 2mo
twohectobooks That‘s what I‘m planning to do! I won‘t get it done otherwise! 2mo
batsy Love the look of your nails against that cover! 2mo
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shellleigh33 Sounds fun. Challenge excepted I will post my first post later today. That‘s for the tag 2mo
sudi 💚💚💚 2mo
mcipher @batsy Thank you! I thought they were good colors together too. 😊 2mo
mcipher @twohectobooks Exactly! I‘d totally miss a day. 2mo
mcipher @Lcsmcat It is A Harper Perennial Olive Edition. Whatever that means. I bought this and another published by them because they are so gorgeous! 2mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Yay! Can‘t wait to see your covers! 2mo
mcipher @sudi 🥰 2mo
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The Complete Poems | Anne Sexton
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 1 (it took a while to pick one!!)
Thanks for the tag @Amiable
I can‘t think of anyone I follow who hasn‘t already been tagged but if you haven‘t and you‘re reading this, you‘re it 😉 Simply post a picture of a pretty book cover every day for 7 days with these tags. No explanation needed.

Leftcoastzen Love her!Love the cover. 2mo
mcipher @Leftcoastzen I know - the moody blue color just captures her work so well! 2mo
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A Perfect Heritage | Penny Vincenzi
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This book, tea from the Azores, and a piece of apple crisp the size of my head = dinner tonight. And I‘m not mad about it. 🍎 ☕️ 📖 ❤️

AmyG Ooooo pie for dinner. 👍🏻 2mo
QuietlyLaura Yummy! 😍 2mo
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Coffee Cup Cozies | Vicki Becker
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It‘s here! And USPS totally respected that “fragile” stamp... 😆 #letsgetcozy #cozyswap
Excited for opening this - it says “who dun it” but I‘m not finding that user to tag!?

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧡🍁📖☕️🔪🎃♥️ I guess your sender chose to remain a secret til opening day 😁😁😁🥰 2mo
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I filled this bag for $10 while volunteering at my library‘s book sale yesterday. “Straightening shelves” (aka browsing) is the best part, after seeing other people all excited about books. The enthusiasm of fellow readers is so awesome!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚 2mo
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Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman
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When you‘ve had a work week (2 of them actually) like mine has been, you have a beer, eat homemade pizza, watch Clue on Amazon Prime, comfort read Mrs Pollifax, and maybe finally wrap your #letsgetcozy stuff to mail on Saturday. And you firmly refuse to remember that it‘s not actually Friday even though you need it to be.
Here‘s s hoping everyone else has a suuuuuper chill week to counteract the energy mine is putting out into the world! 😒

batsy Love that cover! 3mo
mcipher @batsy I‘m slowly collecting these and Mary Stewart with the classic 60s covers. They are my favorite! 2mo
Avanders 🧡🍁📖☕️🔪🎃♥️ 2mo
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Thanks to starting this book, this is the first time in years that my TBR has dipped below 600.... I‘m so weirdly excited about it. Why does 599 seem so much more manageable?! August was a great reading month: 13 books finished with a couple being way back on said TBR — and every book is just better if you read on vacation.

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Guys, I just bought a new car. And it‘s so. Much. Money. But my car got totaled on Thursday (everyone is okay) so... I‘m celebrating/freaking out a little with beer and a book in the backyard. Also my dad, who went with me, is loving the Honda CR-V song and wants to play it when we walk into the dealership to finish the paperwork. 😆😆

TheSpineView Glad you are OK. I know your pain on car prices. My dad always said money doesn't grow on trees but I never understood until I hav to.p but my first car! 3mo
QuietlyLaura So glad you are ok! Cars are a lot of money but they are also freedom and independence, too! ☺️ 3mo
AmyG Yikes. As long as you are ok. As my Mom always would say...drive it in good health. 3mo
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Megabooks Glad you are okay! 3mo
Bklover Enjoy your new car! 🚘 3mo
mcipher @TheSpineView I know! It‘s not something you think about until you have to pay for a new one. 3mo
mcipher @QuietlyLaura That is true - but someday I want to live somewhere I don‘t need one! 😆 3mo
mcipher @AmyG Yeah - we were shaken up but not hurt. And I plan to be very safe and healthy in this one!! 3mo
mcipher @Megabooks Me too - my son hugged me like ten times after because he was so glad I didn‘t get hurt (my side was the worst). 3mo
mcipher @Bklover I will - I am excited to get it tomorrow! 3mo
shellleigh33 Omg I haven‘t been on Litsy due to moving and just now seeing this. I am so glad you are okay 😘 3mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Moving?! How exciting! And I saw a comment about a fiancé? Congratulations!! Hope all is well my friend. ?? 3mo
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When it rains in the first morning at the lake - back in bed with coffee and a book.

hermyknee That sounds lovely! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere This is the perfect book for a rainy day - I read it during a very wet week away and loved it. 3mo
Crazeedi I hope your weather clears, but in the meantime enjoy the book and peace and quiet! 3mo
AmyRebecca Great way to spend a rainy morning! 3mo
Beholderess Perfect ambience 2mo
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@BarbaraJean - I am so spoiled! The thought you put into crafting this adventure - all the lovely instructions - was just amazing!! I‘m so excited for the books, the bookmarks are just lovely (And the squirrel!) I can‘t wait to try the tea (SO COOL)... I will add the stones to my yoga room collection and track some adventures in the Harry Potter journal. So thoughtful and fun - THANK YOU!! 🥰👏👏 (also: #Chloe approved)
#staycationintimeswap

Chrissyreadit 🥰😍🥰what is in the bookish den box? Love your staycation swap! 3mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 3mo
mcipher @Chrissyreadit The wooden bookmark on top and a wooden mask - you can barely see it but it‘s leaning against 3mo
BarbaraJean Yaaaaay!! You‘re welcome! I‘m so glad you like it (and that Chloe approves—😁)! I had a lot of fun putting it together. 😊 Enjoy your adventures! 3mo
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Reading on my phone on the ferry back from Orient Point today. Great work trip but I‘m so glad to be back home and then Maine-bound in the morning!

Lcsmcat What a view! 3mo
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When you love a book and the author likes your review on Goodreads and you swoon. 🥰
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2859249804

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#cozyswap This is my usually favorite swap of the year - I love cozies!!! Sign ups open now - hosted by @Avanders 🍁 ☕️ 📚
Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-1QRLJfuGBcYqSFncDiZe62UeNwU6UUXskpvL...

mcipher Speaking of swaps: @Chrissyreadit @BarbaraJean My #staycationintime package finally went in the mail today! Should be there Saturday. 🤗📚 3mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️😘 3mo
BarbaraJean So exciting!! Yours is in the process of being assembled—spread out across my dining room table—and will go in the mail tomorrow! 🎉🥳 3mo
Chrissyreadit @mcipher 🥰👏🙌🎉❤️ 3mo
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Afternoon plans... I didn‘t finish out #BFCR2 as strong as I‘d have liked, but I‘m still happy with what I accomplished. I have definitely been walking more and looking for ways to get in extra steps, and I‘ve practiced yoga every day which is awesome - I tend to skip a couple days most weeks. I finished 3 books and I‘m in the middle of a couple of good ones (tagged book is ♥️ so far!). I hope all of #teamlitnfit had a fabulous last week!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 4mo
twohectobooks Mine has been pretty great! Thanks cap‘n 😉 4mo
okthislooksbad Finishing is more important than finishing strong, I think. At least that's what I've told myself throughout, and I'm sticking with it. Well done! 💃 4mo
kspenmoll Sounds like a good week! 4mo
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Heroine's Journey | Sarah Kuhn
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Current bedside table situation (which makes me realize I need to wipe up my coffee stains more often 😬🤷‍♀️). Took a wellness morning off from work and slept in, read a little of this 3rd in a super cute series and also some of my chakra book from the lovely @shellleigh33 I have a lunch appointment for IET and then back to work this afternoon, but it‘s been a nice break this morning.

shellleigh33 🥰 hope you are enjoying your morning. 4mo
shortsarahrose That mug is adorable 4mo
mcipher @shortsarahrose TJ Maxx! I almost gave it to my mom, since she‘s the one with the actual corgi, but I liked it too much. 😝 4mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Thanks! It was nice - and now I‘m feeling sick again so I just put the a/c on. I think it‘s this heat. 🥵 4mo
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A bit late on my week 5 check-in for #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge - but it‘s been a good week. Thanks to some great weather and fun outings, I finally got tantalizingly close to my step goal (38,000 out of 40,000). Yoga every damn day (as my current favorite teacher says). And I finished 6 books (I think my challenge goal was 12 and I‘ve read 16 so far). Pretty awesome week!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 4mo
krayoncolorz Amazing! 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere Wow 🙌 well done you! 4mo
twohectobooks Great job doing so much reading! 4mo
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Summer Saturdays are the best. Lunch with a friend, overspending at the Book Barn (I now have holiday and vacation paperbacks to last me a couple years), an ice cream sundae, and now some beach reading. I hope everyone else is having an equally glorious day!! 📚🌊 🌴🍨

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Stray City: A Novel | Chelsey Johnson
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Such a good librar #bookhaul today - why do I have to go back to work instead of spending the rest of the day reading?!?? I also just saw summer reading for adults is happening at my library, and while I‘m late I hope to catch up on logging some books pretty quickly.

SW-T Nice! Happy reading 😊 4mo
essayareayaitch I was surprised that my library systems had some reading for adults too. Now I just need to go back and log the books. Also, adored 99% mine 4mo
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