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spharo

Joined July 2018

Tea drinker. ☕ Cat whisperer. ISFJ. Gamer wife. Foster mom to all the purr babies. 😻
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Pickpick

I borrowed this book from the library, but it's so good I plan to buy a copy. It is filled with quizzes to help determine your ayurvedic type, or dosha, relating to sleep, diet, and exercise. There are recipes, herbal supplement recommendations, and a simple plan at the end to help you start the process of changing your schedule for better health. I cannot recommend this book enough. I will be applying many of the recommendations to my own life.

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"Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities." -- Jen Sincero

Our thoughts become our realities.

(Also, when you type "our" that many times, it really starts to look like some made-up French word.)

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Panpan

I've tried multiple times to write about this book, but each time I end up getting stuck without much to say. The fact that I've been reading this book off and on for so long should probably say enough.

Much of this book focused on the Arrows - past hurts that have lodged themselves in our hearts, causing us to close ourselves off from the romancing of God. I did find a few sections interesting, but not enough to make this a good read for me.

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This book has been a slow read for me. It's not that the content isn't interesting; I'm just not connecting with it. Any time I find a little nugget, I want to remember it here.

I love this story of God visiting Elijah not through wind or fire or earthquake, but in a whisper. I like to think that God still speaks to us this way, in the dark and quiet places, in ways we least expect.

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In honor of @TCLinrow and her beautiful kitty. We are so so sorry. #catsoflitsy

TCLinrow Those two are so beautiful 😻😻 thank you x 1y
spharo @TCLinrow Aww, thank you! We have three others but it's hard to get them all in the same picture. ;) 1y
TCLinrow I can imagine! I have enough trouble getting my 1 cat in a picture sometimes 😅 1y
spharo @TCLinrow ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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I love the way DG writes. Small moments described in such beautiful detail.

Updrifting I love how she uses adverbs, if that doesn't sound too crazy. Her approach is unconventional, but it results in rich narrative as well as a compelling voice for Claire. 1y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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This might be the most poetic description of a stye I've ever heard. Wait, no, it's definitely the most poetic description of a stye I've ever heard.

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Getting back into this one after a long break. This is another book I tend to put down for a couple of months, pick up for a bit, then take a break. Not sure why because I do like it, but it hasn't been a quick read for me.

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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"He paused in conversation with the cook, just long enough for politeness, acquiring in the process not only an entire fresh crumb cake, dusted with cinnamon and soaked with melted butter, but a large jug of freshly brewed coffee."

I read this bit early this morning and knew immediately that I needed crumb cake for breakfast.

PopReadsBox Oh my, that sounds sooo good! 😄 1y
spharo @PopReadsBox Yep, couldn't resist! Though mine wasn't soaked in melted butter. ☺️ 1y
PopReadsBox @spharo for shame! 😄 Still sounds good without. ❤️ 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Love that mug!! 1y
spharo @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! My husband @jamescpurcell found it for me. ♥️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage He‘s obviously a keeper! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Practicing a little self care tonight. ♥️

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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This Phillip Wylie character sounds like a whole lot of fun! He had me at small black crescent beauty mark. 😍

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Working through some things in life lately that are just plain tough. My aunt sent this book to me and I've been reading through it slowly, trying to pick out pieces of wisdom here and there. I've been in this place, the crying out. I still don't understand really, but I'm trying to make my peace with it.

Bostonmomx2 I‘m in this place. I‘ve been in this place for way over a year. Ugh 😕 1y
spharo @Bostonmomx2 Oh I am so sorry. It's exhausting and frustrating and there are all the emotions all at once. I really do hope things get better for you. 1y
phoeberood So much truth. So hard to see His goodness in hard situations sometimes. But once you get through it and see how He has every detail planed in our lives is amazing! I‘ve been protected from SO much through tough situations and didn‘t realize it at the time. We have a good God. 1y
spharo @phoeberood I love the idea of God protecting us, even with the situation seems hopeless. ♥️ 1y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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I loved this little exchange! 🔬☕

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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book after reading a few pages and almost bought myself a paperback copy before finding it on Hoopla. After listening to the audiobook version, I came away feeling unimpressed though not altogether disappointed. There were a few insightful chapters that I really enjoyed, but overall it felt disjointed and run-through with stories to which I could not relate. Not quite memoir or self-help, this book did not inspire me.

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I read the first few pages of this book on Amazon and it really sounded great, but now that I'm listening to the audiobook I'm just not captivated. This is the first audiobook I've listened to in years. I never did like them before, but since I've been loving podcasts lately I thought I would give it another go.

What are your thoughts on audiobooks versus paper copies? Do you find that your opinion of the book differs based on the format?

Rebesta I‘ve only listened to one or two audio books. My mind tends to wander when I‘m listening rather than reading, so the experience didn‘t go well for me. I prefer the printed word over the spoken. 1y
spharo @Rebesta I think that may be my problem too. My mind wanders and I keep having to skip back a few seconds to see what I missed. I don't have trouble with this when I listen to podcasts though so I'm not sure why I would with an audiobook. I do just really enjoy having a printed book in my hands though. Thanks for sharing your perspective! 1y
TheBookAddict I love audiobooks! They make reading easy when I have other stuff to do. But some narrators don‘t do it for me. I think that there are some books that are better in audiobook format. I started reading Sleeping Giants and had to switch to audiobook because the print wasn‘t doing it for me since it‘s written in the form of articles and interview transcripts. (edited) 1y
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spharo @TheBookAddict That's a really good point! Maybe it's just the narrator that isn't keeping my attention, not the material itself. I have a long drive to work and back each day so podcasts are perfect and I was hoping audiobooks would be great too, especially since my library uses Hoopla now. I'll keep trying different ones to see if I find others I might love. Thank you! 1y
Rebesta @spharo - It happens when I listen to anything spoken and recorded. I can‘t even listen to the news. 🤪 1y
TheBookAddict @spharo you‘re welcome! I hope you find some that you like. Some of my favorite narrators are R.C. Bray, Neil Gaiman, Christina Moore, Kate Mulgrew, and Eileen Stevens to name a few, maybe that‘ll help. I love Hoopla as well! 1y
spharo @Rebesta Hmm, I enjoy listening to the news and different podcasts so I'm thinking @TheBookAddict may be on to something. Although I do love most of all being able to hold (and smell!) the actual book in my hands, podcasts are super convenient for the long drive. 1y
spharo @TheBookAddict Oh thank you for sharing some of your favorites! I will look them up today to see if ai can find a few I might like to try next. I've always wanted to read Neil Gaiman's books so I may start there! 1y
TheBookAddict @spharo you‘re welcome. They have quite a few of Gaiman‘s books on hoopla. I also prefer print books the best. 1y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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The best weekend I've had in a long time. ♥️

#catsoflitsy

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 1y
spharo @CoffeeNBooks Thank you! It's so much fun already. ☺️ 1y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 Welcome to Litsy! 1y
spharo @rubyslippersreads Thank you so much!! 1y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Enjoying some much-needed help to finish my pages in The Fiery Cross today. One of my favorite distractions. 😍 #catsoflitsy #caturday

rather_be_reading Welcome to Litsy!! 📚🎉📚 1y
spharo @rather_be_reading Thank you!! 1y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Hoping to get a few pages in at lunch today! I've been reading this book off and on for close to a year. I absolutely love the Outlander story, but for some reason I can't seem to get through this one.

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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You were so afraid of my voice
I decided to be afraid of it too.
Rupi Kaur

This speaks to me at a time when I am realizing that I don't know my own voice because I was taught to speak with the voices of others. How do we come to find what we never knew?

RaimeyGallant Nice quote! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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spharo @RaimeyGallant Thank you for the welcome! I will check out the tips. 😊 1y
DebinHawaii Beautiful quote. Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
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RaimeyGallant I hope you find them helpful. :) 1y
spharo @DebinHawaii Thank you! I'm already having a blast! 1y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! I know that you will many friends here. I look forward to getting to know you and ‘hearing your voice.‘ 1y
spharo @Nute Aww, thank you! 1y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 🙂 1y
spharo @SW-T Thank you!! 1y
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