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BlameJennyJane

Joined December 2017

❤️ LitFic * Mom of Milo * Psychotherapist * INTJ * Diamond Painter* Iowa Hawkeye* Wife of Todd* 🧀🍷🧦📕👩‍👦🐱🎨📺💌
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More book mail! Growing up my mom read daily meditations. I still remember taking a peek while watching her do her hair in her bathroom. Ruth Fishel‘s books were my favorite so this is a bit of nostalgia for me. ☺️

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This is a #BlameitonLitsy purchase. It was not easy to track down but everyone spoke so highly of it I gave pursuit! Victory by way of Royal Mail! 🇬🇧

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Cruel Deception | Gregg Olsen
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More true crime! This one featured, surprise, another murderer with mental illness. This time is was Factitious Disorder (aka Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy). Much of this story unwinds less than a mile from my home. And I lived even closer at the time this all took place. Wild. The book was a tad dry, but well researched and captivating nonetheless.

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I‘ve been away from Litsy a bit. My world, like so many, has been topsy-turvy. I tend to retreat like a turtle in those times. It‘s time to come back though, I‘ve missed the connection with you all! 🥰

And I do recommend this #audiobook. It wasn‘t narrated by the author, which I never love with memoirs, but it was fascinating.

Texreader So good to have you back! Litsy is a bit of sanity in an insane world. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Texreader thank you so much. I think you are so right- just the kind of sanity I need. 😊 2y
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Mrs. White Rabbit | Gilles Bachelet
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Consider me spoiled! Thank you so very much @Karisa for the #whiterabbitswap treasures! You curated a beautiful and creative white rabbit collection. Lovely choice. I can‘t wait to dig in to these reads (and cookies).

And thank you for organizing this swap @LibrarianRyan !!

Karisa Glad it arrived safely, and you like it! 🐰💗📚🎉 2y
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2y
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White Rabbit | Caleb Roehrig
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This finally went out today to @Judybskt for #WhiteRabbitSwap! It‘s coming to you via USPS Priority and should be there Tuesday. That‘ll give you a few days to keep it in safety quarantine before the big opening day! 🐰🐰🐰

Judybskt Awe!! Can‘t wait! Thank you!! 🌷🐇 2y
BlameJennyJane @Judybskt I had so much fun looking for swap goodies for you... and an added bonus is that my TBR has grown. You‘ve got great book tastes! 2y
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I love a good #NOLA book and I find more and more I prefer historic, non-fiction or even “based on true events” more than New Orleans based fiction. But this one reads like fiction. It transports the reader into the life of a grand French Quarter madam. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

BethM This sounds excellent! 2y
Crazeedi Sounds like one I'd like! 2y
BlameJennyJane @BethM it was really good. Quick! 2y
BlameJennyJane @Crazeedi it‘s the first book I‘ve read in a single setting in some time. Oh, and it‘s on Kindle Unlimited you happen to have it. 2y
Crazeedi @BlameJennyJane I dont have unlimited, but I'll hopefully find it, thanks! 2y
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Arrival | Kenneth Toles Jr
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Just in from @Karisa for #WhiteRabbitSwap ! It‘s going to be hard to wait! I‘m excited!! 😻

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 2y
LibrarianRyan Yeahh. How are things going on getting your's sent out? 2y
BlameJennyJane @LibrarianRyan I‘ve got everything purchased and wrapped... just need to box up and send via priority to be safe. Thursday will be my next adventure outside home so I will mail it that day from the grocery store and keep you and the recipient in the loop! 😁 (edited) 2y
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This was an interesting snapshot of the origin of “Stockholm Syndrome” and the complexities of those relationships built between two would-be bank robbers and their captives during a few crazy days at a bank in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973. From a psychological perspective this account of events was fascinating.
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BlameJennyJane The story was engaging and well told. It read like a true crime docuseries, unfolding, gripping and suspenseful enough to keep the reader coming back for more!
⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5
#SixDaysinAugust #NetGalley #ARC
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This is the fifth in my crazy bitches true crime series. This woman was, by far, the most mentally unstable and evil of all. The book was very well written but so disturbing I had to skim sections when it became too much. It is NOT for the faint of heart. Trigger warnings for anything you can think of related to child abuse. As someone who works in child welfare, however, it is an important story that allows the voiceless to be heard. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Look at this gorgeous cover!!! 😍😍😍I‘m going to have more time to get creative so I thought I might need a little inspiration. #BookMail

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Good Vibes | Jay Cronley
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I hope you are all doing well, friends! ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m enjoying the extra reading time and waiting for neighbors to start singing from their balconies.

Bklover Good for you! Good vibes to you too!🎶🎵♥️ 2y
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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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I could get used to some parts of this #newnormal. I‘m seeing all clients via telemed from home so my work attire is a presentable top, supportive bra and yoga pants. When I‘m done for the day I change into my evening attire including a far less supportive bra and pajama pants. 😆 #keepinglitsypositive

Scochrane26 I decided today that I could get used to working from home, too. I‘d rather see kid clients in person, but it‘s also nice to save time by not driving to them. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We should be doing more telehealth! What area do you work in? 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 yeah, I agree. It‘s so nice but honestly, I don‘t know what I‘m going to do about my kid clients yet. That‘s next week‘s task! Play therapy and teletherapy are not ideally happening concurrently! ☺️ 2y
BlameJennyJane @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve been on both ends of it recently and love teletherapy! I‘m a mental health counselor. As long as clients are stable and/or I know where they are it can be an ideal situation in many ways! 😃 2y
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This was the fourth book in the “This Bitch is Crazy” true crime streak I‘ve been on. Sharon Nelson is another husband killer who often has others do her dirty work for her. I cannot stand the title of this book but the content is good- predictable- but I kept reading, intrigued by her ability to manipulate men to the extent she did when she really wasn‘t all that hot. Beats me! ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5

#truecrime #blackwidow #greggolsen

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🧡 Bitch on Wheels by Gregg Olsen- it‘s meh
🧡🧡 If You Tell by Gregg Olsen- Love!
🧡🧡🧡 One of my Neurofeedback kids is on the spectrum and he was acting up Tuesday so his g‘ma called to say he wasn‘t coming to see me and he was crying in the background. I wasn‘t happy he was struggling but incredibly happy he had this level of emotional expression. And he was just happy as could be Thursday when I saw him! 😊

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain That's so great! I love that he was so excited to get to see you! 2y
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Research reading is not my favorite thing... but if I have to read it, I guess it doesn‘t get much better than art, trauma and neuroscience. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Do any of my fellow thera-littens incorporate expressive arts into your work with clients? I‘m building quite a library but always on the hunt for book recommendations on using art/arts therapy.

Chrissyreadit I do not love this entire book but I love several projects I‘ve done in it with teens. 2y
JenReadsAlot I do not. Maybe I should.... 2y
Scochrane26 I don‘t really know anything about art therapy & should learn. I do use coloring, play doh, LEGOs, & sometimes crafting with my kid clients. 2y
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BlameJennyJane @Chrissyreadit oh, I just LOVE that book! I‘ve done several projects in it myself. Great idea though to use with teens!! 2y
BlameJennyJane @JenReadsAlot lol. I love that it uses different parts of the brain and body than traditional talk therapy but the supplies... ugh... and the messes... double ugh. 😜 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 that‘s kind of how I got into it... just seeing how creative kids are using non-directive play therapy- LEGOs, puppets, play doh, sand tray, water play. I wanted to expand to teens and adults and trauma work and art is just kind of where I landed! 2y
LoverOfLearning Sounds super interesting to me! I'm in school for forensic psychology and I have a love for art! Right up my alley. 2y
BlameJennyJane @LoverOfLearning oooo you‘ve chosen a fascinating field! I am excited for you! You‘v undoubtedly got some adventures coming your way in your chosen field! I‘m a bit jealous! 😊 2y
LoverOfLearning @BlameJennyJane the stuff I'm learning is so interesting, I can't wait to see what awaits me. Thanks 😀 2y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I get to go to the DSM Book Festival on March 28th (9am-7pm Downtown Des Moines)!

And I bought VIP tickets to events with Taylor Jenkins-Reid AND Tayari Jones! 😍😍

If anyone plans to come this way I‘d love to meet up!

#DSMBookFestival #DSMLitsyMeetUp #MeetUp

RamsFan1963 I'm jealous. I'd love to meet Chuck Klosterman, I think his writing is hilarious. 2y
Reggie I‘m so jealous, but also so excited for you!!!!! 2y
BlameJennyJane @RamsFan1963 I‘m a bit embarrassed to say he was the author I wasn‘t familiar with. But I‘ve looked into him a bit more and am excited to learn more about him now that he‘s on my radar. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Reggie thank you! Honestly, Des Moines is far from the reading capital of the world and it‘s been more than 10 years since I left library programming work and I don‘t think I‘ve attended a single author talk since. My last big book talk was Adriana Trigiani back in 2010 maybe. So having this is like Christmas! 2y
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When I broke up with my old high school boyfriend in 1994 he called me “Crazytrain”. He‘s still a good friend and he still calls me that. It‘s a term of endearment... I think. 😜Ms. Dorothea Puente is the O.G. Crazytrain! Chick had people digging they‘re OWN graves...AFTER she took their social security checks!

🐱and I agree, it‘s a gorgeous day to read on the deck in central Iowa! ☀️

#truecrime #serialkiller #ryangreen #catsoflitsy

Tamra Hi Neighbor 👋🏾 Beautiful pic! Not quite warm enough to sit out and read here in SE MN, but it‘s getting close! Wooot! I keep checking the temps for above freezing nights so I can get some flowers. I know it‘s a ways off, but it‘s what I have to hold onto! 😄 2y
JacqMac What a beautiful day! It‘s snowing here and I really, really miss reading outside. 2y
BlameJennyJane 👋🏽 Thanks @Tamra ! I think it‘s all about the hope! I cleaned all the patio furniture this morning hoping it would be warm enough to use it and... by golly it is! Lol. Bit windy though! And I‘m looking forward to those higher temps for foliage too! 2y
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BlameJennyJane @JacqMac oh no! I‘m so sorry! I hope the snow is at least pretty! 😺 2y
ljuliel Your Crazytrain nickname reminds me of the nickname my ex brother in law had for me. Space Cadet. Sadly, my sister left him 30 years ago and I haven‘t seen him since. I think we would have gotten along well together. He had quite a sense of humor . 2y
BlameJennyJane @ljuliel I like Space Cadet! I can see that nickname aging well had it stuck the 30 years! Lol 😆 2y
LoverOfLearning Jealous!! It's low 50s here in illinois. Too cold for meee 2y
BlameJennyJane @LoverOfLearning this time of year the weather is all over the place. We may get snow this weekend. Oof. 🤨 2y
LoverOfLearning @BlameJennyJane ooof, don't jinx yourself now. 2y
BlameJennyJane @LoverOfLearning I‘m good at that! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown

Have any of you had experience as a reviewer for BookSirens? A rep contacted me on Goodreads after seeing I sometimes review ARCs. I was checking into it and one of the permissions I have to give would allow them to post on or edit on my behalf on GoodReads and that seems odd.

#BookSiren #ARC

Butterfinger That seems weird, but maybe they want to make sure it looks good before they promote it. Maybe? 2y
wanderinglynn That is weird. Can you ask what the permission allows them to do? If it allows them to actually edit your review, I‘d be wary. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Butterfinger @wanderinglynn is says they would get “access to your profile data” and “add and update book reviews”. That last part is what I find a tad odd. I‘d be cool with them seeing my review before they promote it but it does sound like they could actually edit it too? 2y
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wanderinglynn Yes, that‘s what it sounds like to me. 2y
BlameJennyJane @wanderinglynn okay. Thanks for the input Lynn! 2y
Butterfinger I agree. They are wanting to much access to your work. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Butterfinger makes sense... and I now agree. Thanks so much for your input. It has been very helpful. 2y
Butterfinger I remember putting oo in too. I can't stand autocorrect. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Butterfinger ha ha! Me either! It‘s funny though, on Litsy something like that is assumed to be autocorrect because, hello, us Littens are clearly part of the top tier of grammarians on the planet! 😉 2y
tessavi I just got the same invite. on their site right before connecting it says they won't edit review, but the Goodreads connection shows they will get permission to do so 🤔 I mailed the person who sent me the invite about this. 2y
BlameJennyJane @tessavi oh... glad I‘m not alone. I‘d love to know what you hear back from them if you care to share. I haven‘t gone any further with it yet. 2y
tessavi The person never responded but I got a “We noticed you tried connecting your Goodreads account“ email, which I answered with the same message. They quickly responded and asked me to provide my Goodreads profile URL and they will try to set up that way instead. Will let you know if it works :) 2y
tessavi Update: they already connected the URL and it shows my followers. I'd suggest contacting them if you're interested in joining 😉 2y
BlameJennyJane @tessavi thank you so much for the update!!!I‘ll do just that! 😁😁😁 2y
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This woman was outta her damn mind! She killed two of her four children and three husbands... or maybe four... I lost count. Rat poisoning and sugar plums- and the crazy B would giggle at herself as she made her dinners of death. Well written. I read it in two sitting within a 12 hour period. Highly recommend. Free on Kindle Unlimited. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

LoverOfLearning Ohhhhh creepy. Right up my alley 😂😂 2y
BlameJennyJane @LoverOfLearning ha! It is definitely up your alley! That woman was a piece of work! 🤣 2y
LoverOfLearning @BlameJennyJane oof intesting for sure. 2y
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So Much for That: A Novel | Lionel Shriver
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I hit the jackpot at Half Price Books today! 🎰

Megabooks After the eclipse is great! 2y
RainyDayReading I read Starvation Heights years ago and enjoyed it! Was a little weird reading about something that is so close to me (being from WA and all) but it was cool to read about a little known darker piece of our history. Hope you enjoy it! 2y
BlameJennyJane @Megabooks great to hear! That was the one I wasn‘t familiar with but the description was great so it had to go home with me! 2y
BlameJennyJane @RainyDayReading I couldn‘t wait to start it. So far the setting is as much a character as anything else. It‘s fantastic so far! 2y
RainyDayReading @BlameJennyJane Glad to hear it! The setting is quite atmospheric. Though it helps that the author I think is also from the PNW so that also helps. 2y
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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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This was an enjoyable read/listen. I‘m still coming down off my reader‘s high from The Sun Down Motel and this isn‘t that, but it is a well-written ghost story nonetheless! Hours well spent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

LoverOfLearning I've heard this is a good one! 2y
SilversReviews Oooo...my first Simone James book - enjoyed it. 2y
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I‘m a little late to the party! Thanks for the tag @Lynnsoprano !

1. I‘m guilty of it! I‘m definitely drawn to the cool ones.
2. I had to buy this. I‘m going through withdrawals after finishing BoJack Horseman and this book is by the creator.
3. I allow myself an hour a day- half an hour of local and my man Lester Holt on NBC.
4. Guilty! 🙋🏻‍♀️
5. @Come-read-with-me and @AJBowers wanna play?

#friyay intro

SilversReviews Yes I do judge a book by its cover...bad me. 2y
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This book blew my friggin doors off! Holy crap! What did I just read??? This is true crime like I have never read before. Shelly Knotek and her slimy bastard of a husband are monsters. Olsen‘s account of the horror is stellar. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Andrew65 Sounds interesting! 2y
BlameJennyJane @Andrew65 it very much is. Fascinating! 2y
MySharonaK I‘m just reading this now and it‘s so messed up. Olsen is going a great job with the writing 2y
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BlameJennyJane @MySharonaK doesn‘t that make it extra weird? Olsen is brilliant a#in the way the story is told and yet it‘s just so awful what is happening! 🤯 2y
MySharonaK @BlameJennyJane yes I agree! there‘s a contrast between the very good writing and the flow and the horrible happenings 2y
LoverOfLearning Sounds great!! 2y
BlameJennyJane This is soooo good. The girls at work are sick of hearing me talk about it. 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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The Mall: A Novel | Megan McCafferty
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This was a fun ride back in time to my teens when there was nothing more fun than going to the mall- eating in the food court, trying to meet cute guys, shopping at Benetton and spraying every fragrance they had at Bath & Bodyworks. Those years could only have been better had I gone on adventures like those of Cassandra. A counterfeit Cabbage Patch Doll scavenger hunt?⬇️

BlameJennyJane Partying in the mall‘s underground tunnels? Befriending the Sam Goody guy? Yes, please! This was a wild trip down memory lane with a cute storyline that kept me guessing and turning down plans that cool Gen-Xers like me turn down. This comes out in June. Stay tuned! Get it! Thanks to MacMillan USA and NetGalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 (edited) 2y
Reggie This makes me think of How I met My Wife and that song the Canadian girl was famous for when she was a teen...Let‘s Go to the Mall. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Reggie yesss!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Sulwe | Lupita Nyong'o
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Gissy Love that cover!😍❤️❤️❤️ 2y
BlameJennyJane @Gissy the whole book was just beautiful! 2y
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This is my most recent #panicpurchase.

That‘s the purchase of books immediately following panicked thinking. The thought?

“Why is my son acting like a douche bag all of a sudden? I must fix it by finding books about this strange phenomenon.”

runswithscissors007 It would appear we are living parallel lives. 2y
Scochrane26 Learning about the teenage brain was eye-opening for me. I could prob use a refresher since I‘m working with more teens again instead of just elementary age. 2y
Tamra Oh, we‘re entering this stage - must investigate! 2y
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BlameJennyJane @runswithscissors007 ah.... peace be with you. 🙏🏻 lol 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 I didn‘t think it would start so early... or that it would be so challenging so early rather. Gah! 2y
BlameJennyJane @Tamra so far these two books are looking quite promising. I researched quite a bit and limited myself to two and these won out for being research based but readable and contemporary enough to include modern variables like social media. Good luck with your investigation! 😀 2y
Scochrane26 @BlameJennyJane Yes, it starts early, I think earlier than it used to. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 I‘ve talked to friends and colleagues who keep reminding me this is normal but thought I had more time to prepare! 🤨🤪 2y
julesG @Scochrane26 definitely eye-opening. But I fear it doesn't help "fixing" the problem, just makes the phase easier to handle. 2y
runswithscissors007 And also with you.🙃 2y
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Things are getting a bit out of hand on my side of the bed. I‘m sharing the #uglyside of me in hopes it‘ll encourage me to get my act together. The original plan was books in the top left cube only. And what‘s with the cords... and a new candle I certainly won‘t burn right there because... fire. Ugh.

Tamra Looks like real life. I can‘t seem to get caught up on dishes! 2y
Scochrane26 I think we all have an #uglyside in our homes. 2y
JacqMac This looks very much like my side of the bed. 2y
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Eggs Life happens! My nemesis is the drawers that are loaded with chaos 😳 2y
BlameJennyJane @Tamra that‘s a good way of looking at it- real life. 😊 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 this is my #1 for sure but my closet may be a close second. And I refuse to claim my son‘s room! Lol 2y
BlameJennyJane @JacqMac we are kindred spirits! 😊 2y
BlameJennyJane @Eggs I hear ya! Lmao 2y
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Pushcart War | Jean Merrill
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Nostalgic eBay purchase again! The Pushcart War- 5th or 6th grade maybe? I remember loving this!

#CatsofLitsy #Florida

Leftcoastzen Cool book, cool 😻 2y
gradcat Ditto @Leftcoastzen ... ♥️ 2y
megnews I LOVED this too. Still think about it often. 2y
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BlameJennyJane @Leftcoastzen thank you! 😁 2y
BlameJennyJane @megnews that‘s great to hear!! I‘m glad I‘m not alone! 2y
kspenmoll Kitty!!!😻 2y
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Hugh Pine and the Good Place | Janwillem Van De Wetering
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I‘ve been feeling nostalgic lately so I combed eBay for old favorites. I came across this one- a book I checked out in the fourth grade and did a class project with- a diorama featuring Huge Pine himself. Has anyone ever seen or read this? I don‘t think it was a best seller.

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I ordered this cute little book on eBay all the way from Australia. It took a long time to reach me but #JVN is always worth the wait! But this is so corny. It‘s just a bunch of JVN quotes, mostly from #QueerEye, that may or may not have any significance. An example from an entire page... “Pomade, pomade, pomade!” 🥴

umbrellagirl I love him! 2y
BlameJennyJane @umbrellagirl me too! He‘s fun and so inspiring! 2y
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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I really, really enjoyed this #BOTM! I‘m not normally a fan of supernatural stuff but I love a good mystery and I love suspense... and now I suppose I do enjoy a good ghost story. 🤷🏻‍♀️ This has a retro vibe that reminds me of the show Cold Case. I did not want to put this one down and fell asleep with it on my face a few nights. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Meghan1 I am in the midst of this one right now and am enjoying it! 2y
BlameJennyJane @Meghan1 I‘m happy to hear that you are enjoying it! 2y
j.rye I can‘t wait until my hold comes through at the library on this!! It sounds so good 😍 2y
BlameJennyJane @j.rye it‘ll be worth the wait!! I was really in a reading slump prior to reading this and it pulled me right out! 2y
LoverOfLearning Definitely on my TBR 2y
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Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home | Marcus Samuelsson, Roy Finamore
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I really enjoyed this #AudibleOriginal (one of my two freebie selections this month). It was such an adventure! Marcus Samuelson uses his unique experience of Harlem and brings in friends who are musicians, chefs, historians, politicians and religious leaders. This was a great treat for the ears and the mind and I can‘t wait to make some of the recipes they made along the way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Jillylovesbooks I‘ve enjoyed his PBS series No Passports Required. He explores the food and culture of a particular immigrant population in each city. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Jillylovesbooks wow! I had no idea he had a show on PBS. I‘ll check it out. Thanks!! 2y
Jillylovesbooks @BlameJennyJane Season 2 is airing now on Mondays. I think you can also stream episodes on the PBS website. 2y
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BlameJennyJane @Jillylovesbooks fabulous! I‘m going to set the DVR and go hunting for season 1 now. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Jillylovesbooks just thought I‘d let you know I‘m enjoying the show! Watched the Houston episode last night. Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
Jillylovesbooks @BlameJennyJane That‘s great! Glad to hear you liked it! 2y
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Kitty and I are both happy my #BOTM came in today! Yay! I can‘t wait to read this one.

#catsoflitsy #floridathecat

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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Chloe Hilliard is likable and has had an interesting life thus far. There‘s a good story there. I just don‘t think the author was a good storyteller. She was clearly slugging her way through the script with the least natural narration I‘ve heard on an audiobook since the 90s. And I would not have guessed Hilliard is a comedian; that didn‘t come through for me at all.

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This was a charming little palette cleanser. Now that I‘m fortified, it‘s time to dive into some dark and creepy suspense.

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I‘m reading to escape my caucus anxiety because I‘m still undecided and it‘s tomorrow! I‘ve already had two visitors this morning and it‘s not even 10 am! 😫😫😩

Tamra Wow, as someone who is not a morning person that would be irritating! Good luck tomorrow, it‘s difficult. 2y
DogMomIrene Not in Iowa, but I had a friendly conversation with a total stranger yesterday about how hard these primaries will be, especially for the first states. Sending positive vibes your way🙂 2y
BlameJennyJane @Tamra thanks! No one else since 10. Fingers crossed. Lol 2y
BlameJennyJane @ocdIrene thanks so much! It is such a critical election and I feel likeI have a duty to be well informed and really have some integrity with the process... like so many of us. Gah!! 2y
runswithscissors007 a big responsibility. 😬 2y
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The Silence | Daisy Pearce
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I wasn‘t terribly delighted with the #AmazonFirstReads choices this month but decided to go with this one. There are two reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and they aren‘t great, but the storyline sounds fascinating. Anyone else struggling with picks this month?

Tamra I am passing them up. 😐 None were appealing. 2y
BlameJennyJane I‘ve done that before too. I‘m not sure I‘ll read this one anytime soon. 2y
Airykah13 I usually wait until mid-month to see what the ratings are and then I decide. None jumped out at me this month. 2y
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BlameJennyJane @Airykah13 that‘s a really good idea! I get so eager-beaver sometimes! 2y
jdiehr I was all excited to see the choices this morning and didn't end up with anything. Leaning toward the memoir... 2y
squirrelbrain Yes, I struggled too.... 2y
Literary_Siren Easy choice for me! I picked Jeff Wheeler. Fantasy is always a good choice! 2y
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Adam Wade is hysterical and his storytelling is so in touch with the human condition I will follow/listen/watch everything he does for as long as he is doing it. This was one of my #AudibleOriginal selections for January.

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I really wanted to like this I respect Paula Poundstone and her efforts to recover from alcoholism and career suicide... but this fell flat for me, choc full of boring stories about #momlife.

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Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler
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I picked these up tonight at the consignment shop. Have you read any of these? Lolita, I know, but the other two are new to me.

Julsmarshall I love all three of these! 2y
LauraJ I had a writing teacher use Accidental Tourist as an example of how to write dialogue. It‘s a really good book. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Julsmarshall yay!! That‘s super encouraging to hear!! 2y
BlameJennyJane @LauraJ that‘s awesome! I‘ve read Tyler before but this one is all new to me! 2y
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The format of this book was unique- a conversation with a wise philosopher of Socratic and Adlerian leanings and a curious young man. This was brilliantly executed and poignant, even life-changing in its approach to meaning, happiness and suffering. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Audible #psychology #philosophy #audiobook

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uncommonpoppy I'm reading it right now and adore it! I wish I could be friends with Nina. 2y
BlameJennyJane @uncommonpoppy that‘s awesome! I‘m trying to wrap up a couple of lingering non-fiction books and Nina is my carrot for that so I‘m hoping to dive in soon! 2y
uncommonpoppy @BlameJennyJane excellent motivation! Let me know what you think when you get into it. 🙂 2y
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I can‘t tell you how many times I almost gave up on this book. I was having flashbacks of the boredom associated with My Year of Rest and Relaxation. But I pressed on and it was SOOO worth it! This story is heartwarming but it does have some depth that goes beneath the quirky surface. I‘m just in 💗 with all of the characters in this story (unlike those in My Year 🙄). Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

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Y‘all coulda guessed this but I‘ve gotta post my official results- a PICK all the way!! Never have I wanted someone to be one of my besties soooo badly! I ❤️ Retta like she ❤️s Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Scochrane26 I went to a comic con recently & went to Jim O‘Heir‘s (jerry) q&a. He said at the end of p&r, entertainment weekly wanted to do a cover of the cast but w/out Retta & him on it because they didn‘t have enough room. Amy Poehler told them she wouldn‘t do it if they weren‘t on the cover, too. 2y
audraelizabeth I love her in goog girls. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 she mentions that in the book! WTH?!?! I love Amy too. I love all the p&r crew! 2y
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BlameJennyJane @audraelizabeth I JUST started watching it on Netflix a couple of nights ago. I remember TiVo-ing it but never watching. No clue what was wrong with me back then. I am loving it! 2y
audraelizabeth I have about 5 episodes of season 2 left and season 3 starts soon. 2y
BlameJennyJane @audraelizabeth is it true that it just gets better? I did set the DVR for season 3 and I will be caught up and ready to go by then. I commit to that here and now! Lol 2y
Scochrane26 @BlameJennyJane I know, how could you leave out Jerry & Donna?!!! 2y
audraelizabeth Yes, i watched the pilot when it premiered and didnt like it but then started watching it on netflix and fell in love. 2y
BlameJennyJane @audraelizabeth I remember catching glimpses early on and thinking along the same lines. So glad I revisited once I started this book! 2y
Scochrane26 I‘m frustrated because my library says they have it on hoopla but it‘s not coming up in there. There‘s a physical copy, but I like to listen to these kind of books. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 grrrrr. I used my Audible credit for it but did check out the e-book from Hoopla and I swear I saw the audiobook on there too... cuz I kinda kicked myself for using the credit instead of borrowing both. 2y
Scochrane26 @BlameJennyJane I think the app just isn‘t working right, but I can ask at the library if needed. 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 hopefully it‘s just temporarily glitchy! It‘s worth the effort if you have to investigate further though! Lol 2y
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Today‘s snow day brought to you by Retta! ☕️❄️🔥🎧📖

#Audible #ImmersionReading #Retta

AutumnRLS Love her! 2y
marleed Oh enjoy. It‘s ice in my neck of the woods! My sister took a flight from Montana to Salt Lake this morning only to have the SLC to KC connection cancelled. So now she‘s stuck in the SLC airport and hoping to get here for the Chiefs game on Sunday! 2y
Scochrane26 I need to read this! Didn‘t know she had a book, ❤️ her on parks & rec. 2y
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BlameJennyJane @AutumnRLS now that I‘ve read this book she is at the top of my favorites! 2y
BlameJennyJane @marleed oh your poor sister! What a nightmare. I‘ve heard KC horror stories throughout the day today... and so many trying to get to the game. I hope your sister get there soon and safely! I‘m in Iowa. 5.5 inches today and more tomorrow but we are snug and settled and groceried up! Lol 2y
BlameJennyJane @Scochrane26 I flew through it! It‘s a definite pick for me. Highly recommended! 😊 2y
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“Here is the time in history where masses of us women fill the streets to protest against external oppression, then celebrate or cope or come down from it all with a glass of self-administered oppression.” 🤯

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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Last night I so badly did not want to go to work today that I sat on the stairs and bawled my eyes out to my husband. As a therapist I feel this expectation to be truly present and relatively mentally healthy for my clients and that was just an overwhelming thought last night. But I managed today well, taking a self-care break here and there. I was there for my clients. And I knew I got to come home to this amazingness. ❤️❤️❤️

Chrissyreadit I hope you feel better ❤️ 2y
JennyM Sending you gentle wishes 😘 2y
BlameJennyJane @Chrissyreadit I appreciate you 💗💗 2y
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BlameJennyJane @JennyM thank you Jenny 🤗 2y
Emilymdxn Sending love, being there for people can be so exhausting no matter how badly you want to do it and it must me so much worse when you‘re doing it as a professional. 💖💖💖 2y
BlameJennyJane @Emilymdxn some days can be rough but all the love and support from you and other Littens is helpful beyond measure! ❤️ 2y
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This was incredible! It‘s competing for best audiobook I‘ve ever heard. It was hysterical to point of tears. If you are an #Audible member and haven‘t picked your freebies this month then GET THIS. You‘ll laugh your ass off. I ❤️ Retta! She does a brilliant job. Perfection.

#Notinthedatabase

Mrsann2000 I picked this one! Can‘t wait to listen!! 2y
BlameJennyJane @Mrsann2000 yay! I hope you love it! 2y
LauraJ I‘ve been watching Good Girls on Netflix and Retta is just perfect ❤️ 2y
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vkois88 Oh, glad to hear it. I love her, so I picked this one too! 2y
BlameJennyJane @LauraJ Good Girls is next up on my watchlist... just as soon as I finish... well may not finish... Parks and Rec. I‘m looking forward to more Retta perfection! 2y
BlameJennyJane @vkois88 I hope you enjoy it. It‘s a wild ride! 2y
HOTPock3tt I was considering it. You just sold me on it! 👍🏽 2y
BlameJennyJane @HOTPock3tt I think you‘ll enjoy it! 😊 2y
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I am so excited! I finished this #diamondpainting today while listening to the tagged book. Six months of tiny little gems scattered in my shag carpet and it‘s finally complete! 😊😊😊

Soubhiville That‘s so pretty! I‘m going to google diamond painting right now, because I‘m intrigued. 💜 2y
Megabooks Wow! 😎 2y
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Cupcake12 That‘s impressive 🌟 2y
Julsmarshall Gorgeous! 2y
Tamra Wow, that is super! 2y
crazyspine Woah! 2y
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 2y
Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️👌 2y
flying_monkeys 😍 lovely! 2y
BlameJennyJane @Soubhiville it‘s addictive! And it‘s as close to meditative as I get. 😊 2y
BlameJennyJane I appreciate the compliments @Tamra, @crazyspine, @Crazeedi and @Gissy! 😍😍 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Beautiful 🧡 2y
BlameJennyJane @Curiouser_and_curiouser thank you so, so much! And I appreciate all the LitsyLove on my other posts! 🤗 2y
HOTPock3tt Gorgeous !! 💖 (edited) 2y
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