Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
thegreensofa

thegreensofa

Joined March 2018

Cat lover and eclectic reader. Also vegan. And Australian. And studying French. I read anything to do with those..and anything else groovy! 🤩
blurb
thegreensofa
Better Than Ever: Time for Love and Sex | Bernie Zilbergeld, George Zilbergeld
post image

#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn #BFC

@ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @LapReader

Final check-in
Reached 2 goals out of 5, but 80% perfect on the rest. This has been fantastic I have developed some great new habits. Definitely feel better for the wine-free days, and my Pilates routine is now regular again, and been so much more in control of my spending habits!

Thank you team and thank you so much @wanderinglynn ! 👏🏻😘

Freespirit Well done!! 1d
julesG 👏👏👏 1d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1d
17 likes3 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Three Books | Galway Kinnell
post image

A third book on my #NFnov bingo card!
Not sure if I will get to complete an actual straight line, but it‘s been great reading non-fiction this month, and you never know I suppose I could still do it! 🧐🤔..

@Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 1 pt 2d
Caterina I love bullet journaling! ❤️ 1d
thegreensofa @Caterina ☺️ me too I really don‘t know how I ever lived without it lol! 😍📝 1d
10 likes3 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
A European Trip: Summer of 1899 | Carrie Edwards Emerson
post image

#ReadingEurope2020

@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

I just signed up for #ReadingEurope2020 now I can‘t wait for the New Year!!
This is going to be fun! ❤️
L‘europe here I come! 📚👏🏻🥳

Librarybelle Wonderful! Thank you for joining us! 3d
Freespirit I‘m tempted to do this! 3d
JennyM @Freespirit @greensofa I‘ve joined for this year too. It‘s going to be fun. Come join us Sally - hope all is ok with you guys with the fires. Bracing for a horror day tomorrow here in Qld 😢 3d
See All 10 Comments
thegreensofa I am thinking of you both ❤️❤️❤️. Yes Sally come join us! 😀👏🏻 3d
BarbaraBB Thanks for joining, all of you, and I am thinking of you regarding the fires. They look terrifying. I hope they will be under control soon. Stay safe 🙏 3d
CarolynM I'm in too - we antipodeans will need to encourage each other🙂 Wish there was something that could be done about the tires, but there's only hoping for the best at this point. Thinking of you @Freespirit @JennyM ❤️❤️ 3d
Freespirit Ok I'm in! How can I resist sharing something with you amazing ladies😍 We are better here today. It's cooler and not windy. Hope your ok up north Jen @JennyM @CarolynM @thegreensofa 3d
thegreensofa Yay! 🎉🎉👏🏻😀 @CarolynM @Freespirit 3d
13 likes10 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Number 2 | John Jackman
post image

My 2nd entry on my #NFnov bingo card.

@Clwojick @rsteve388

Honing up on my journalling skills!..✍🏻📚🧡

Clwojick 1pt. 5d
11 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
Almost Perfect | Susan Mallery
post image

#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn #BFC @LapReader

Almost 5 out of 5 this week! I slipped up buying books again, but really how can you not 🤷🏼‍♀️. I am starting to form a (good!!) habit with regular Pilates and meditation now.
This has been a brilliant 5 week eye-opener for me, turns out I just needed a little (big) push 🙄👏🏻💛
Thank you @ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @wanderinglynn 💋💨

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Fantastic week! 1w
14 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

This is great! Learning about how my 30+ years of being vegan has really paid off. All the side health benefits that I never even knew of! I‘m going to have to buy his cookbook now!!! 😳🥬🍇 😃

#NFnov @Clwojick @rsteve388

JennyM How are you lovely? Hope all is good with you. Not seen you in here for a little while - Lovely to see you back 😊 (edited) 2w
Clwojick 1pt 1w
thegreensofa Hi @JennyM , thank you! 😘 Yes it‘s been a while I‘ve been only able to come and go, I‘m on my 3rd attempt at a phone and it‘s getting replaced again tomorrow for a 4th time 🤦🏼‍♀️. Having to borrow hotspots! But on the good side I‘ve definitely been reading 😁. Hope you are well too! ❤️❤️ 1w
13 likes3 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Getting Real | Gretchen Carlson
post image

My first entry on the #NFnov bingo card!
Yay me!! 🎉

And yay for all the really yum juices I tried while reading and learning all about cold pressing. Who knew!!! 👍🏻🥤📕

@Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 1 pt 2w
9 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
Late Edition | Fern Michaels
post image

#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn #BFC

@ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @LapReader

Whoops a bit late with my reporting. But on the good side an excellent result for the last two weeks. I‘m quite chuffed! This challenge has really made me lift my fitness game. I feel so great, I think I could even make this a definite habit! 🤭🤭

Freespirit Well done!! 2w
GlassAsDiamonds Oooops.... I‘m late too 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 Congrats on the good fortnight & that kitty is SO cute!!!! 😻😻😻 (edited) 2w
thegreensofa Thank you @Freespirit ❤️ and @GlassAsDiamonds ❤️. Yes how cute he is! I want him lol. Looking forward to your check in too @GlassAsDiamonds 😃👍🏻 2w
mhillis Way to go!!! And what a cute cat pic!! 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
14 likes5 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
post image

#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn #BFC

@ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @LapReader

Better all round this week I think.
Managed a Pilates session, did a good amount of meditation. Really enjoyed it.
Went mad on books and blew my budget though! 📚🤪

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week! 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds Sounds like my weekend (BOOKS!! 😂😂). Have you done Pilates before or were you trying it? 4w
mhillis Doing good!! Sometimes you need to treat yourself to some books!! 4w
thegreensofa @GlassAsDiamonds I have done Pilates for years but I seem to get a bit lazy with it, this challenge has really helped me lift my game! 2w
13 likes4 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Checklist of BFC Publications | United States. Bureau of Foreign Commerce
post image

First check in, not too bad all up. Really wish I had have got a Pilates session in, and I totally forgot to meditate!

#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn #BFC

@ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @LapReader

ShelfRighteous That's amazing! I'll post mine soon. We are on the same boat with regards to meditation🙈🙈 1mo
TheSpineView Good job! 👏👏👏 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! (I too forget about meditating, so you're not alone there. 😅) 1mo
12 likes3 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Fighting Fit | Annie Dalton
post image

#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

First time for me in this challenge, very excited!
Hi Team Members 🤘🏻
@ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis

My goals:
Books.. 4
Physical Fitness.. 5 pilates sessions per week
Nutritional.. 1-3 wine-free days per week
Mental Health.. 1+ minutes per day meditation
Wellness.. stick to budget on paydays to remain sane and relaxed!

Go Team let‘s kick this! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
mhillis I‘m looking forward to getting started too. Great goals! Let‘s do this!! 1mo
LapReader Love your goals. Happy to buddy up on the wine goal so we can help each other out. Know anyone else to add to #LMPBC ? It seems one person has pulled out 😭 1mo
See All 7 Comments
thegreensofa Go us @mhillis ! 🤘🏻🤘🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️ (and everyone else in BFCR4 🤗🧡) 1mo
thegreensofa @LapReader yay more support for non-wine days! I think I really need it. My waistline is punishing me lol (but not laughing really 🤫). If you can do it, I can do it!💪🏼😇🚫 1mo
ShelfRighteous Amazing goals here! Already feeling motivated🤩 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds Ooohh... love these! Might be inspired to add a Mental Health and Wellness goals as well! 😊😊😊 1mo
15 likes7 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
post image

Am I too late? Sorry I was flying, no internet 🤭#australianreadinghour

 @LapReader thanks for the tag

This picture makes my huge Australian book look so small. Great reading an Australian book while flying home towards it, great timing! 👏🏻😍

If it's not too late in turn I tag @Freespirit 💚💚

Freespirit Sorry I have been without internet too!! 2mo
20 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
post image

#staycationintimeswap #sits @Chrissyreadit

It's on its way @LapReader I hope you enjoy your staycation! 🌴👏🏻🎉📚

LapReader Thankyou I can‘t wait. I hope you like yours too. 3mo
16 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

An unusual touch of Sci-fi for me.
Looking forward to reading it this week! 👏🏻🤓🤩

11 likes1 stack add
blurb
thegreensofa
Xingu | Edith Wharton
post image

@howjessreads #friyayintro

1. ✔️
2. Rotten (but in a good way lol!), Shaun.
3. Anything avocado 🥑😋
4. A big family reunion, some Pilates, scootering, and lots of reading! 📚👏🏻
5. Two.. It's Friday 🇦🇺 & C'est vendredi 🇫🇷!

11 likes1 stack add
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

#theseorthose

1. Both, but paperback if I really really had to pick
2. Both
3. Once
4. New Releases
5. Realism
6. Both

blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Can't wait to start next book for #lmpbc #round6 #groupz !
Thank you @Freespirit 🚚📦 And thank you so much for the handmade card too! Beautiful!!! 👏🏻😍

Go 💤's ! @LapReader @CarolynM @thegreensofa 📚👓❤️

CarolynM I haven't even started my book yet! Will get on to it this week, promise! (edited) 4mo
Freespirit So looking forward to seeing your comments @thegreensofa 😊. I‘m ahead of schedule with this one @CarolynM 👍🏼 4mo
17 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Treated myself to a new bookmark from Etsy. First time ever.
It's so beautiful such talent!! 🥑😯

💚🧡 This could be a new addiction!!!👏🏻

Megabooks I‘m totally addicted to bookmarks and booksleeves from Etsy! 4mo
thegreensofa @Megabooks oh wow booksleeves too! Now it's going to be a double addiction! 😍😍😍 4mo
9 likes2 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Katerina | James Frey
post image

Reading this for my #LMPBC #groupz pick.
And all I can say is 🤭

Freespirit Looking forward to reading it! 4mo
13 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
Bliss | Peter Carey
post image

I just signed up for #staycationintimeswap / #sits
Thank you for running this @Chrissyreadit it sounds like fun really looking forward to it! 😃👏🏻📚

Another Aussie for you @LapReader let's see if we can get more!

Oh and my answers lol.. 😁...
Place-Asia/Europe/Australia/Tropics.
Time-present.
Book-as tagged because modern with a quirk.

Bring on August! 🤩🚀

LapReader Please let me know when your books arrive my friend. I‘ve got the tracking number if you need it. There is lots of writing in the LMPBC one to warn you in advance. 6mo
thegreensofa Oh wow I love lots of notes! Can't wait!, I'll let you know when they're here.Thank you! 😃😃😃 6mo
Chrissyreadit @thegreensofa awesome! I‘m so glad you signed up! 6mo
12 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Yay my library good finally came in what a busy book.
A bit late for my #NewYearWhoDis but that's not going to stop me! Yay!!!!😀👏🏻. 🧡🧡📚🧡🧡

blurb
thegreensofa
Random Acts of Kindness | Lisa Verge Higgins
post image

#kindlitsy

I just signed up but you can send Kindle books as gifts within your own country only. So we need other Aussie's. I love this idea! Let's pay it forward! ❤️❤️
Sign up and add your name at. https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/User:Litsy/kindlitsy
Thank you @dariazeoli what a beautiful idea! 🙌🏻♥️😍

blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Hi #groupx #lmpbc #round5 👋🏻✨
Here are my picks for this round. Which one do you think would sound more interesting? If none of these let me know :) 🤔🤭🤓🙂

(I'll post the booklinks in the comments below so you can read their blurbs! 📚🛋)

LapReader All good pics. 9mo
Sarz They all sound like great reads! I'd be happy to read any of them, but if I had to pick, I'd say Good as Gone. 9mo
18 likes5 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Starting my second read for #NewYearWhoDis.

@Jerdencon

And now it's not 46 degrees I can have a Sangiovese too!
👏🏻🧡📚

thegreensofa @Jerdencon that was good. What a page turner! (edited) 10mo
20 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
Ten Little Astronauts | DAMON L. WAKES
post image

And now this one! 📚👀
It's an in-space adaptation of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.
I backed it through Unbound so I am so excited to read it!
😃🚀👏🏻

LiteraryinLititz Whoa! What a cool concept! I‘ll be curious to hear what you think. (edited) 10mo
thegreensofa @LiteraryinLititz finished! It was a lot shorter than I expected. It was ok but not really what I was expecting. I think I needed to know more about space vehicles lol. 10mo
13 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
The Dry | Jane Harper
post image

I have been MIA on Litsy due to no internet but I'm back now! this is what I've been reading over Christmas, and so far in January

Never stop reading that's my motto!!! 😃👏🏻📚

#lmpbc #round4 #groupx
#newyearwhodis
#listsyreadingchallenge2018

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! 10mo
thegreensofa @BookishMarginalia thank you! 😀😀😀 10mo
CarolynM Nice to see you back🙂 10mo
thegreensofa thank you @CarolynM 😊, I've missed heaps it seems, it's been good catching up! 👏🏻😃 10mo
22 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
The Bus on Thursday | Shirley Barrett
post image

Thank you @LapReader I received your parcel today.
And found some Christmas drinks in the recipe box for some afternoon reading! 😋🍸🎄✨👌🏻

#lmpbc #round4 #groupx 📚❤️

@CarolynM @Sarz

20 likes1 stack add
blurb
thegreensofa
The Night Guest: A Novel | Fiona McFarlane
post image

Book 2 is on it's way @Sarz
🚛🚚🚐💨💨💨

#lmpbc #round4 #groupx

@LapReader @CarolynM

❤️📚🧡📚💙📚

Sarz Thanks @thegreensofa it arrived today! 11mo
thegreensofa Great Thank you @Sarz ! 😃👌🏻✨ 11mo
24 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
thegreensofa
post image
Pickpick

Loved this!

Very different from the original Frankenstein storyline, with a few different twists. And as a bonus surprise the ebook edition has the original 1816 Mary Shelley version at the end! 💕🧟‍♂️⚡️

blurb
thegreensofa
The Night Guest: A Novel | Fiona McFarlane
post image

Thank you @LapReader your #lmpbc pick came today and I‘m so excited I have dug in straight away! 😍😍😍

#lmpbc #round4 #groupx @CarolynM @Sarz

blurb
thegreensofa
The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
post image

Really enjoying this! And you can actually feel the bumpy rain drops on the cover! 🧡💛

margreads Cool effect for the cover! 12mo
thegreensofa @margreads I know hehe I can‘t stop playing with it sometimes! 😄 12mo
21 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
post image

Haha! True! 😄❤️

MaGoose Absolutely true! 😁 11mo
19 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

On their way Sarz! 😀👏🏻📚

#lmpbc #groupx #round4

blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Oh my god @JennyM thank you so so much! This is the best surprise ever, you really shouldn‘t have! Now I‘m sobbing all over the place. How thoughtful and how perfectly chosen. I can‘t wait to read them all! 🧡🧡🧡

zsuzsanna_reads That's a great view! 12mo
thegreensofa @zsuzsanna_reads thank you, its looking towards the MCG in Melbourne. I love twilight hour everything is so peaceful 😊 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads I thought that's where it was! My in-laws live in Melbourne and we are going to make the trip with baby this Christmas from the UK. 12mo
JennyM Aww, you are so generous, you deserve spoiling. I did a bit of sleuthing on your TBR, and I hear the travelling cat chronicles is awesome and well, cats! Beautiful view, too! Big hugs to you 😘 12mo
25 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Vernon Subutex 1 | Virginie Despentes
post image

The scribbles here have started! 😃👏🏻 Soooo excited!!! 😆

#lmpbc #round4 #groupx

@Sarz @CarolynM @LapReader 🎉🎉🎉

24 likes1 stack add
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

I would take this call anytime!! 😁📱

DivineDiana Same! 😂📚🤣 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads 😂🤣😂🤣😂 13mo
BooknerdsLife 🤣🤣🤣 👏👏📚 12mo
LiteraryinLititz I love this! 12mo
21 likes4 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
post image

on it‘s way home again😃 @JennyM 👋🏻📙📫
#lmpbc #round3 #groupx

JennyM Lovely, thank you. And thanks for a great round of #LPMBC. I hope you enjoy the next one. 😘 13mo
thegreensofa @JennyM You‘re welcome. And thank you too! We were a great team! 😀👍🏻xo (edited) 13mo
16 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Digging in to true crime for the first time. But I couldn‘t handle a real murder so I picked fraud.

FreeReadAndWrite THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS. And I never have anyone to talk about it with lol 9mo
thegreensofa @FreeReadAndWrite I know what you mean. I live in Australia and when I mention it to someone they're like who?? what??. What a story though how naive was everyone that met him! 🤦🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️ 9mo
FreeReadAndWrite @thegreensofa right!? It‘s wild to me that someone just said he was a Rockefeller and only got caught due to custody disagreements 9mo
17 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
The Perfume Collector | Kathleen Tessaro
post image

What does this mean? If I try it myself I go crosseyed. Is that what it means?? 😐😯

That time when you‘re reading and you can‘t move on!!🤪

zsuzsanna_reads She took her glass eyes out and pressed them together in her palm. ,😂😂😂 13mo
17 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
The Perfume Collector | Kathleen Tessaro
post image

Yay! My library hold came in! 👏🏻📚😁

blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Waiting for library holds is torturous!
Aaarrgggh!!!

rather_be_reading 😂😂 14mo
17 likes1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
post image

So this has just arrived and I‘m now pretty excited!

@LapReader thank you! And thank you for the happy clips! 🙂

#lmpbc Round 3

blurb
thegreensofa
post image

This is actually very interesting, I love reading about how our mind works! 🤯🤔

Lots of good little vicarious anecdotes 🤓

12 likes1 stack add
blurb
thegreensofa
Tin Man | Sarah Winman
post image

On its way @JennyM 👍🏻📮📘
#LMPBC Round 3
How much fun has this been! 📚👀💖💖💖

LapReader I really hope you guys want to do it again. 14mo
thegreensofa @LapReader definitely! 👏🏼 I‘m already looking forward to the next round and this one hasn‘t even finished already! 😀❤️❤️ 14mo
JennyM Thank you @thegreensofa. I‘m posting mine out to you @Tashreads tomorrow 😊 14mo
Tashreads Hooray @JennyM - thank you 😊 @LapReader - hope you received your package. I sent it a while ago #yayforbookmail 14mo
16 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
post image

Reading this, but wishing I wasn‘t. Yet I will finish it to the end..😬. The problems of a completionist!! 🤪

DivineDiana I‘m cut from the same cloth! 😉 14mo
13 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
thegreensofa
Night Time | Selma Dimitrijevi?
post image

My TBR pile at night!🙂😴

blurb
thegreensofa
post image

Stepping in now to Poirot‘s 6th.
🧐
🧥

JennyM Cool pic 1y
thegreensofa @JennyM thank you! 😃 it‘s fun putting books and photos together! 1y
16 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
A Month of Sundays | Liz Byrski
post image

Just picked up my latest hold at the library. It‘s huge! 💪🏻

SHUPERBookLover I read this book while on vacation in Australia. Imagine my delight to read in the pages about the Blue Mountains and the little town of Leura which I had just visited and loved. I am sure I visited the bookshop mentioned in the book. Read this book for a heartwarming time with a group of ladies you will love for their book passion and their eventual understanding of each other‘s personalities. Lots of book references. My TBR grew - dang! 8mo
thegreensofa @SHUPERBookLover ha I know! So many mentions throughout the book. I loved it too! 👏🏼😃 7mo
22 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
thegreensofa
The Gargoyle | Andrew Davidson
post image
Mehso-so

What a ride that was right from the first page.
Gripped me in parts, dragged me through screaming in others, I laughed out loud, looked away from what I was reading, rolled my eyes, and furiously turned pages. All at once!
Lol!!!What did I just read!!

MrsMalaprop Ha! Most of my book club loved this. I did not. A ‘so-so‘ for me too. 1y
JennyM I love the pic! 1y
thegreensofa @JennyM thank you! 😃 1y
20 likes2 stack adds3 comments
blurb
thegreensofa
Tin Man | Sarah Winman
post image

Hi @LapReader your package arrived today! Thank you and thanks again for the extras! 🙂

@Tashreads the bookmark is wonderful! Wow. Thank you! 😀

#LMPBC

LapReader They were giving away the pencil cases at school. I thought they were nice and bright and always handy. 1y
thegreensofa @LapReader it‘s super huge I will fit lots in it! (edited) 1y
16 likes2 comments