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Amandajoy

Joined February 2016

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Been slowly reading this one at lunch. I‘ve meditated before, but I‘m finding this one to be very squishy rather than a good guide. Anyone read this one? What did you think?

Crazeedi I read this years ago, at a time when I needed it. He writes beautiful words 12h
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Parts of this book were relevant & parts infuriated me. I‘ve never been a single parent but I did work as a maid. The struggle to make ends meet on minimum wage is relevant. The whining about organic milk is ridiculous. Doing back breaking work for low pay & no benefits is a relevant story. Trying on your clients clothes & snooping through their things is unacceptable. For most of the book she came off as snobby & entitled. Could‘ve been better.

wen4blu Totally agree....I just found her so annoying by the end. 4d
Megabooks Yup! Great review of an over-hyped book! 4d
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NO PLACE LIKE HOME | Mary Higgins Clark
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My Uncle‘s mom passed away a little while back & they came across a lot of mystery books - Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson, etc. - while cleaning out her house & are trying to find a good home for. Are there any Littens in the Denver area who would like them? Or do any Denver Littens know of a good place in the area where they can be donated?

AmyG Does the Denver Public Library accept used books....to be sold and the money goes to the library? 2w
LibrarianRyan The homeless shelter and the Salvation army. I know it‘s been 10 years but I bet they both still take them. (edited) 2w
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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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1. Need to make a dent in this one.
2. The husband & I are going on a sort of honeymoon since we didn‘t get to after the wedding this summer.
3. I don‘t have one, it‘s whatever I‘m on the mood for.
4. I used to play the violin. 🎻
5. 👍🏻

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xxjenadanxx Ooh honeymoon! Where are you going? 3w
Amandajoy @xxjenadanxx Lake of the Ozarks 3w
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I‘m listening to this & trying to keep an open mind. But, I just got to the part about the organic milk and I thought my head was going to explode. As a Registered Dietitian, who works with SNAP recipients on a regular basis, I work to help patients understand that any vegetable, whether canned, fresh, or frozen, is great & organic is a political decision not a nutritional one. This made me want to scream. Trying to decide if I will finish. 🤯

megnews I didn‘t get to organic milk before I stopped. But I just read a similar comment about it the other day. 3w
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It feels like fall today. My days of reading and eating lunch out side are numbered 🙁

Crazeedi I know! This week changed so quickly! And it's not even September yet!! It's been too chilly to sit on my porch without a blanket, lol. And rain today! 3w
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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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I‘ve heard good things about this & it‘s my book club‘s pick for October, so I need to get it read. I feel like I‘m struggling to get started with it. I‘m hoping to make a dent in it tonight & tomorrow, maybe I‘ll gain some momentum.

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Beard Science | Penny Reid
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Started listening to this one & I had forgot how much fun these books are. I‘m just giggling down the highway.

DGRachel This is one of my favorites of the series! I ❤️ Cletus. 1mo
Amandajoy @DGRachel I think it‘s quickly becoming my favorite. 1mo
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Thank you @Dolly & @cwarnier for the bookmarks! I‘m looking forward to using them all. I have already put one in my lunch book and removed the dog-eared page 😉
Thank you @LibrarianRyan for organizing a fun swap.
#bookmarkswap

Macker11 That paper clip is so cute !! Such a simple great idea! 1mo
LibrarianRyan I love the flower on top of the book page. I might have to steal that idea 1mo
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Another lovely park for my lunch time reading. Omaha should really play up its parks, they‘re great. Apparently, over that hill is also the birthplace of Gerald Ford. I can‘t wait until the #bookmarkswap tomorrow so maybe I‘ll remember to grab a bookmark for my lunch book. I‘ve had to resort to dog-earing the pages!

Dolly Gasp😲No excuses after tomorrow. 1mo
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The park I was at for lunch was very water fowl heavy. The Canadian geese tend to freak me out, those suckers can be mean.

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Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America | Hannah Moskowitz, Julie Murphy, Anna-Marie McLemore, Sona Charaipotra, Martha Brockenbrough, Nina LaCour, Amber Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Brandy Colbert, Jaye Robin Brown, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Alexandra Duncan, Aisha Saeed, Stephanie Kuehnert, Maurene Goo, Sandhya Menon, Somaiya Daud, Ilene (I.W.) Gregorio, Tracy Deonn Walker, Christine Day
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The husband is at work all day and I have nothing to do today but laundry, cooking, & reading. It‘s also rainy & cloudy outside making it the perfect kind of lazy day. Starting this one, maybe I‘ll even finish it. 🤓

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Tallgrass | Sandra Dallas
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Inspired by the Book Riot article @Johanna414 posted this morning, I decided to match my coffee cup to my book. The book is set in Colorado. 🤓☕️📚

Johanna414 I love it! 1mo
Tamra This sounds great! 1mo
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I‘ve received my #bookmarkswap packages. Thank you! Can‘t wait until next week 🤓

Dolly That was fast! I hope you like them! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 1mo
cwarnier 😁
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Feeling on the ball today. Mailed off my #bookmarkswap packages. Should get there in plenty of time.

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 1mo
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Another quiet spot to read & have lunch. I‘ve been reading a lot of books lately about ADHD. Fascinating & informative.

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My step kids went to a Harry Potter themed camp this week and got excited about the series. So I‘m introducing them to the all of the Harry Potter movies. They‘ve only seen the first three. We‘ve decided to do a movie marathon of all seven over the next few days. So excited to start them on this, hopefully I can convince them to read the books next!

mcipher That‘s awesome!! I want an adult Harry Potter camp. 😉 2mo
LauraJ @mcipher me too! 2mo
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Anyone use a bullet journal? What do you think? I‘ve always had a paper planner but I‘m thinking of trying this. I‘ve dismissed this in the past because it always looked too fancy & complicated and know that will stop me from using it.

Varshitha I love it,, mostly because it can be designed however you want.. I was intimidated by all the colorfull bujo posts as well but finally came up with the layouts that actually work for me .. 2mo
parttimedomestic I've been bullet journaling for 3 years or so. I agree it can be intimidating, but start simple and small and find what layouts work for you. It is more of a time investment than a regular planner, but I think it's worth it because I can integrate my day to day planner with my book log and garden calendar and I love having everything in the same journal and format! 2mo
Megabooks A lot of ppl on here use them. I think the hashtag is #bujo. 2mo
Amandajoy @Varshitha @parttimedomestic @Megabooks I finished the book & think I‘m going to try it. The spreads get super intimidating once you go down the rabbit hole on the internet & I don‘t have the time. I‘ve decided to start super basic for the first few months to see how I like the concept. 2mo
Clwojick I love my bujo. check out the posts under this book. 2mo
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Barnes & Noble has some great coffee mugs... but I managed to resist! That may not last long! 🤓☕️

Clwojick oh my gosh, how can you choose just one. I love them all! 2mo
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I somehow have about a half an hour to sit down & everyone is watching tv in other rooms. I shall enjoy this.

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Recent book haul. Found a few books to help me figure out the whole ADHD thing. And one very large book for October‘s book club - I felt I needed to start it early.

Macnjen Shantaram is good 2mo
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Invisible Bridge | Julie Orringer
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1. I tried to tag one of my less popular 5⭐️ reads
2. Puffy
3. Sunsets, especially pink ones
4. New furniture for several rooms
5. I think 3rd

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Starting a new lunch book today. This may also be the only day I get to sit outside for lunch before the heat & humidity overtake Omaha this week.

Tamra We got it yesterday in MN and it‘s looking like a hostile take-over for a spell. 😅 2mo
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1. I managed to get me & the kids out the door on time every day this week.
2. Not sure, I feel I should do some more in person research on the subject.
3. Strawberry shortcake
4. Planning on taking the kids to the pool, so maybe I‘ll get to read.
5. Will do!

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Dragonfairykats Getting everyone out the door on time more than once deserves special cookies and a cocktail!!! 2mo
TrishB Well done to number one 👍🏻 that‘s an accomplishment! 2mo
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1. I‘ll take a lake or a pool
2. Lake of the Ozark‘s in Missouri. My grandparents used to have a place on the lake & we would spend summers there when I was a kid. Glorious.
3. Usually Netflix but we have an Alamo Theater nearby. I like going to the movies when I can order dinner & a beer.
4. The new Deadwood Movie
5. 👍🏻

#humpdaypost

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I‘m looking for recommendations please! I found out recently - as an almost 38 year old adult - that I have ADHD. (I feel this explains my distracted squirrel moments in life.) Does anyone have any good book recommendations on the subject? My therapist recommended one on mindfulness that I plan on reading, but I was hoping to find some others as well. Thank you!

jenniferw88 Anne Hegerty is on the Aspergers spectrum! If you have twitter I recommend you follow her as she occasionally recommends books to help - she does a lot to raise awareness as she was diagnosed later in life too! #AddictedtoTheChase 2mo
alexa_d The classic is "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?" which is, rather atypically of ADHD books, written by two women who actually HAVE it. Most ADHD books by women are for parents of ADHD children. It's so refreshing and more helpful to have a book from "our" perspective ? 3w
Amandajoy @alexa_d I will add that one to my list, thank you! 3w
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Rainy morning on the porch with a new book. Tried starting this last night but only got this far before I fell asleep. Good morning Littens!

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Between getting married last weekend & the 4th of July, I haven‘t had much time for Litsy. Thought since I finally have a few minutes I‘d share some photos. I only need up with 5 pics on my phone, so this one is from my photographer. Those were our cake toppers - his call sign at work is Eeyore & mine is Panda. Plus my stepkids call me Panda. Happy Friday Littens!

Gezemice Oh, beautiful! Congratulations! May you have long lasting love and happiness. 💐 2mo
looking_for_mikaela Congratulations! 2mo
Tamra Beautiful!! 2mo
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TrishB Gorgeous 💕 2mo
TheSpineView Congrats! 2mo
julesG Congratulations l 2mo
jmtrivera Congrats! 2mo
jchawkins Aww yay!! Congratulations! You two look so happy! 2mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations! Lovely pics! 🥂🎉❤️ 2mo
ElishaLovesBooks Congratulations!🎉🎉 2mo
Godmotherx5 Congrats 🍾🎊🎉 📚 2mo
RavenLovelyReads Best wishes!!! ❤️❤️ 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!
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cobwebmoth Congratulations! 2mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 2mo
Eggs Lovely photo 💗👍🏼💗 Congratulations 🍾🎊 (edited) 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
DGRachel Congratulations! 2mo
CouronneDhiver Lovely! All the very best wishes to you both ❤️ 2mo
TheLibrarian Congratulations!!! 2mo
Ddzmini Awe beautiful congratulations 🎈🎉🍾🎊 📖😋 2mo
BarbaraJean Congratulations!! 🍾🥂🎉 2mo
Lcsmcat You look lovely and happy ! Congratulations !🍾 2mo
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Had to sneak this photo. I‘m sitting at the social security office and afraid I might finish my book before they call my number. Please send help 😂

LibrarianJen Long lines are the worst! Can you download something on Libby? 3mo
Amandajoy @LibrarianJen I ended up being called with 10 pages left. Crisis averted 😉 3mo
rretzler Thanks goodness! That would be the worst! That‘s one reason that I‘ve gravitated to reading more ebooks. I carry an entire library with me on my phone (or Kindle) everywhere I go. 🤣 3mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Sneaking in a few minutes of reading before we start getting ready for the wedding. 👰🏼📚

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Treated myself to a couple for books from MyTBR recommendation and bought the kids books too. The little on had already taken her book to her room to read before I could take the picture. #getTBR

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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Thank you for the books and things @LifeInPages . I like Margret Atwood & haven‘t read this one yet. But the twine initial you mentioned in your note seems to be missing so I‘m not sure what happened...
Thanks as always @BookishMarginalia for organizing the swap. I‘m sure it‘s a ton of work & it‘s all greatly appreciated!
#summersantagoespostal

Lcsmcat ❤️ 3mo
LifeInPages Sorry I'll mail it out to you along with more goodies. 3mo
Amandajoy @LifeInPages that‘s all right. I just wanted to make sure I wasn‘t missing it somewhere. 3mo
LifeInPages Yea sorry I was in a hurry to mail everything so I forgot it. Either way I'll mail it to you. Also after looking at some ppls I'm sorry that it wasn't wrapped and could have more stuff. 😔 3mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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With the wedding next week and the kids being here, things are a little more crazy than usual. I‘m trying to keep my reading light and low stress. From what I‘ve heard, this one should fit the bill.

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Hello,
My name is the lady that is going to be there for dinner tonight.
You killed my phone.
Prepare to go ahead with your appointment.

I actually had to turn the predictive text in for this because it drives me nuts but this was entertaining.
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 3mo
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You know how some of us will read anything? I just saw a kid in the waiting room reading a phone book. 😂 Sorry I couldn‘t get a picture, but it was priceless!

📷Google

thebluestocking For a kid these days, the phone book is probably a fun novelty. 😂💙 3mo
Amandajoy @thebluestocking I never thought about that but you‘re probably right. 3mo
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The weather‘s been nice so far this summer and I‘m loving my lunches outside. With my book of course!

Chelsea.Poole I love and adore this book. ♥️ 3mo
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Glaciers | Alexis Smith
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The kids are asleep. The almost husband is at work. The house is quiet and there‘s the sound of rain outside. Now I get to settle into bed with this lovely book. Maybe I can keep my eyes open long enough to finish. I‘m really loving the writing in this, just gorgeous.

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I hate the waiting! It‘s like Christmas morning every quarter. #mytbr

DGRachel Do you get the hard covers or just the recommendation email? 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto ME TOO. I bet I‘ve checked like 15 times. 3mo
Amandajoy @DGRachel I just do the recommendation email. 3mo
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Amandajoy @Ashley_Nicoletto once my credit card has been charged I check multiple times a day. It‘s ridiculous. 3mo
DGRachel @Amandajoy @Ashley_Nicoletto Me, too! I checked online because I was impatient and even though I still haven‘t gotten the email, my recommendation letter was in my account. 🤩 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @DGRachel Oh man. This just got my hopes up, but I checked and no recommendation letter yet. 😭 3mo
DGRachel @Ashley_Nicoletto @Amandajoy Oh no! I‘m so sorry. 😔 3mo
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Glaciers | Alexis Smith
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Spent so much time at the airport this weekend I finished my book. Good thing I brought a spare. 😉

BarbaraJean My perpetual fear on long trips is running out of reading material on a long flight... backups are always needed! 3mo
Amandajoy @BarbaraJean this one is reading fast and I had so many delays, I thought I was going to have to go purchase a new book! 3mo
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I have an hour before my flight to sit and enjoy this. #airportreading #thisiswhyiarriveearly

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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Finally got my #summersantagoespostal package mailed. Then realized I forgot to include a card. Yep, nothing identifying me in the package, so I‘ll be sending along something else too. 🤦🏼‍♀️

BookishMarginalia Tag your match too, so they can be on the lookout. It helps! 3mo
Amandajoy @JamieLou this is coming to you! 3mo
JamieLou Yay! I‘ll be out of town until Friday so if I don‘t post for a bit that‘s why. But I‘ll have my husband keep a look out! 3mo
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Lunch time reading. Trying to finish this one by Wednesday for book club!

janeycanuck Will you finish in time? Hope you enjoy it - if you do, the second one in the series just came out! 3mo
Amandajoy @janeycanuck I only had the last five pages left, so pretty close. 3mo
Amandajoy And I really enjoyed it, I‘ll probably look into the next one. 3mo
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My lunch time park tour of the city continues. Gonna have to start wearing skirts to work since it‘s beginning to get warm.

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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Problem with getting my #summersantagoespostal package so early in the month? Now it will be taunting me for the next two weeks! Guess I better get my package in the mail!

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Listening to Good Omens while I wrap my #summersantagoespostal presents. Not my best wrapping job, but I think the books inside are pretty great. Now to get to the post office this week!

SamHeartCoffee I like the wrapping! 4mo
VanChocStrawberry I love the wrapping! 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Had Michelle Obama keeping me company while I put together the new barstools. Almost done with her book and I‘m loving it. #audiobooksforthewin

rather_be_reading good job!! 4mo
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I was going to enjoy my lunch with this book by this lovely lake on this gorgeous day until I discovered I forgot to pack silverware. So I had to head to the office to find some utensils. No lovely lunch by the lake today but I did get to read this book.

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Starting a new lunch book today. And loving a break in the rain so I can enjoy my lunch in the park.

Reggie I‘m listening to back episodes of Get Booked and they recommend this book a lot. 4mo
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Up next this evening. This is my bookclub‘s pick for next month. Maybe I‘ll get to make it 🤞🏻

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? Bookclub and subscription books first (I do My TBR now) & then whatever sounds good.
? No. I might do audio books while traveling, but I get motion sickness.
? My fiancé talking to me. But since I like talking to him, I‘d say it‘s ok ?
? Popcorn and tea

#wondrousWednesday

Tanisha_A 3rd one, aw! 😃 4mo
Eggs #4 — 👏🏻💗🤗 4mo
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