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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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Dusk: A Novel by F. Sionil Jose
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Migrations: A Novel by Charlotte McConaghy
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Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
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The Sparrow: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Great and poignant book. I loved all the different mother and daughter relationships. This is a good companion to The Grapes of Wrath.

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Dusk: A Novel | F. Sionil Jose
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“Dusk is the day‘s most blessed hour; it is the time when the spirits of darkness drift slowly down the bright domain”

I‘ll probably put this book aside for now- just don‘t have the brain power. The writing is beautiful though.

#adeventathon

AmyG Beautiful sky 2h
Bookwormjillk @AmyG thanks! I love a good cloud. 2h
ozma.of.oz Gorgeous picture! ❤️ now
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#Adventathon day 2. This isn‘t holiday related but I read it yesterday and I think it fits the times:

“This is no ordinary time, and no time for weighting anything except what we can do best for the country as a whole.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

ozma.of.oz An excellent quote! Thanks for sharing! 18h
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I don‘t have any silver bells, but I do have a silver book and one about bells. #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs

Clwojick Great choice! 💙 18h
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Can‘t wait for another month of #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 1d
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My red and white TBR stack for the #FestivePhotoChallenge

#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs

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One of my favorite poems from one of my favorites poetry collections. #Adventathon

ozma.of.oz I adore Mary Oliver! Thank you for sharing this! ❤️ 2d
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For me reading Truman Capote‘s A Christmas Memory is a favorite holiday tradition. It‘s a quiet hour I take for myself to kick off the holiday season. I love the work Truman and his cousin Sook put into their fruitcakes: gathering nuts, saving pennies, and buying whiskey down by the river. It‘s a story filled with anticipation and wistfulness all at once. Read it this morning and will carry its warm glow all day.

Cathythoughts What a lovely review ❤️. I think I meant to get this last year .. stacking 2d
TheSpineView ❤📖💚🎄📚 2d
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PuddleJumper That's such a nice tradition 2d
Clwojick Stacking! 2d
ozma.of.oz What a cool tradition! 2d
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A stack of red and green books for the #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs

Clwojick ❤️💚❤️ 3d
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It‘s only fitting that leaves and snowflakes were flying during my last podcast walk for #NFN21

I‘ve had such a great time with this challenge. Thank you @rsteve388 and @coffees

Today I learned that South Africa was able to use what they learned during the HIV/AIDS epidemic when they isolated the omicron variant.

rsteve388 That's cool! I am.glad you enjoyed it. 4d
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I read a lot more in November than I thought I would. Read my #Bookspin and got 3 Bingos. Looking forward to December!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 3d
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This book was WILD and I loved every minute it. #FoodAndLit #Mexico #20in4 book 3/4

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4d
booksellerofyourdiscontent The ending was crazy!!!!! But everything about it was beautifully dark! 4d
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Great historical fiction set around the time of the Kennedy Assassination. I loved the characters in this one. #20in4 book 4 of 4.

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 4d
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Along the Silk Road | Yo-Yo Ma, Elizabeth Ten Grotenhuis
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The last day of Nonfiction November. I can‘t believe it! I‘ve been coming across the Silk Road in my #ReadingAsia pursuits, and enjoyed flipping through this book. Next week I‘m going to take myself on a field trip to the Smithsonian to see some of this art for myself.

Today I learned a little about how the collection at the Sackler Gallery came to be.

BarbaraBB That is so cool, that you‘re going to see it for yourself! 4d
Librarybelle What a great way to experience what you have read! 4d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Hmmm when I put all of my Readathon stacks, my #BookspinBingo list, my library checkouts, my Libby checkouts, and my audible TBR together it looks a bit impossible. At least I‘ll have plenty to choose from! #Wintergames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs #WinterCosy #BlackwellsBookshelfReadathon #AVeryMerryReadathon #LittenListen #CloakAndDaggerChristmas

PuddleJumper Whoo! Good luck 6d
Emilymdxn What a gorgeous stack! 6d
TheAromaofBooks I was just making my #WinterGames reading list and realized it was enough for TWO BookSpin lists, so I may be overestimating my abilities a little 😂 6d
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aperfectmjk It's like we're planning our reading for the year. 🤣 It's fun though. Last year, December ended up being my most productive month, and actually last year was my most productive year of reading. Which also happened to be my first year joining Litsy. 🤔 Best decision I ever made! ❤ 6d
Clwojick I can totally relate! 😂😂😂😂 @aperfectmjk honestly, though. It definitely looks like a full years planning 😜 6d
TheSpineView Great list! Good luck!💚📖❤🎄💚 6d
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I have the same problem going on over here! 🤣 Great lists and good luck!! 5d
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This was a quick palate cleanser between heavier books. It was a sweet story and I loved the Seattle houseboat setting. #20in4 book 2/4.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 6d
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Friday was the first podcast walk I missed all month, but I did get in plenty of steps at the mall, and did listen to the pictured podcast. I just didn‘t do them together. And let me tell you by the end of the day I was missing that alone time.

Today (Friday) I learned that in 1950‘s Russia they used x-Ray plates to make bootleg records.

Only three days left of this awesome challenge. I‘ll miss it!

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The Thanksgiving Visitor | Truman Capote
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Last day of pie for breakfast, plus Truman Capote, #20in4, and some #WinterGames prep. Here‘s hoping the kids sleep late today!

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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This is the third or fourth time I‘ve read this chunkster and I really just am amazed every time. I prefer the print to the audiobook, but audio works when my hands are busy. #20in4 book 1/4

Andrew65 Great book, well done 👏👏👏 1w
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NPR released their list of books they love for 2021. There were a bunch that looked great that were new to me.

https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=covers&year=2021

keithmalek Thank you so much for posting this! My TBR pile has gotten out of control, so I've recently downloaded the Goodreads app solely for the purpose of listing TBRs. The books that I REALLY want to read I have listed on Litsy, and the books that I only kind of want to read (and probably never will) will be on Goodreads (I'm still not done yet). Anyway, from your post, I added 6 to Litsy and 4 to Goodreads. 1w
kspenmoll Thanks!!! 7d
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The light is bad, but I think I‘ve got my December #BookspinBingo list together.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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Took a quick early morning walk yesterday and listened to a weird podcast about Wilfred Brimley. Yesterday was not a day for deep thoughts 🤪

I started the tagged book and learned about the Dyatlov Pass in Russia.

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This is a great book that not enough people know about. It‘s about a group of students who died in the Ural Mountains in Russia in the 1950‘s. Recommend for fans of Serial and Into Thin Air. #NFN21

tdrosebud I first heard about that this incident on Exploration Unknown and find it fascinating. Stacked! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It‘s Readathon time again! I‘m hoping to get through these four before the end of the week. I‘m already at 70% of 11/22/63 but haven‘t started the rest yet. 🤞

Andrew65 I love 11.22.63. Good luck 😊👍 1w
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I am so impressed @Lovesbooks87 ! Got this today, and I‘ll put it away until 12/24.

Lovesbooks87 Yay! I know it is super early but I wanted to beat the post office craziness! (edited) 1w
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Leftovers and library books are much more my style than yesterday‘s big meal.

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Tres leches cake, street corn, and adobo rub on the turkey were all great additions to our Thanksgiving dinner. #FoodAndLit #Mexico

Now I‘m off to rest and read.

Texreader This is brilliant!!! How wonderful! 1w
Jari-chan Yummy! 1w
Catsandbooks It all looks delicious!! Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️ 1w
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Ruthiella Looks delicious 😋! Happy Thanksgiving! 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Looks so darn delicious! Happy Thanksgiving! 1w
Butterfinger Looks delicious. 1w
kspenmoll Sounds delicious! And looks so too! 7d
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This month went fast! Yesterday I started what will probably be my last nonfiction book of the month. I really loved this challenge! #NFN21

Today I learned about the true story behind the Thanksgiving classic Alice‘s Restaurant.

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I decided to incorporate #FoodAndLit into Thanksgiving this year.

Texreader Oooh so excited to see this! 1w
Catsandbooks That's so awesome!! 1w
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If you need us this holiday season the #LitsyLove team is here. Just tag #HolidayHugs and we‘ll be there!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 1w
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Mailed packages for #WSS and #LMPBC today. All should arrive Monday!

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This was such a fascinating book. I really appreciated how it gave voice to the previously voiceless. #LMPBC #NFN21

This is in the mail!

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It was almost sunset before I remembered to walk yesterday, but I got it done. I listened to on of my favorites, This American Life Act V. Here‘s the link if you‘re interested:

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/218/act-v

This one‘s deep. #NFN21

Today I learned: asthma wasn‘t understood as a disease until the 1960‘s. (From the tagged book.)

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The weather is starting to feel a little more seasonal here, but I am determined to keep up my weekday walking/podcast routine!

Today I learned: In 1860‘s Sweden if you didn‘t have income from land it was compulsory to take service work. (From The Five by Hallie Rubenhold) #NFN21

Caroline2 Argh!!! I completely forgot about Non-fiction November this year!!! 🤦‍♀️ 2w
Bookwormjillk @Caroline2 There‘s still time! 1w
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During the oil boom years in Williston, ND Blaire Briody immersed herself in the everyday lives of oil workers and their families. This was a great book. #NFN21

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Just realized I started my re-read of 11/22/63 on 11/22/21.

kplovesbooks Well played! 😂👍 2w
Ruthiella Spooky! 2w
PaperbackPirate I love this book! Enjoy your reread! 2w
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Catching up on #NFN21 after a weekend camping with my son‘s scout troop. Loved the scenery and spending time with the kids, but didn‘t have a ton of time for reading. Back at it today!

Today I leaned (from Friday)- North Dakota has more wildlife preserves than any other state. (From the tagged book.)

rsteve388 Hey that is cool! 2w
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Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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This is slow moving and I‘m kind of confused, but I love this narrator so much I‘m going to keep going. #DecemberChill

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! That‘s the spirit!!!! 2w
BarbaraBB What @Cinfhen says! 2w
vlwelser I think we're all confused. I decided it doesn't actually matter. 2w
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Now that I‘m done reading this I kind of feel like I need to start again so that I understand what‘s going on. Overall a pick, but I need a closer read. #AuthorAMonth2021

Kdgordon88 I feel the same. I lost focus a few times while listening and am sure I missed something. (edited) 2w
TheAromaofBooks This one has been on my TBR for a long time and I thought this month would be a good opportunity to finally read it... but I just haven't felt like picking it up!!! Not sure if it's going to happen this month after all. 2w
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Big day yesterday/early this morning. Took my podcast walk, found Daisy‘s beloved blue mouse, planned how to incorporate #FoodAndLit into my Thanksgiving dinner, and watched some lunar eclipse. Unfortunately I didn‘t get a lot of reading in, but next week should make up for that! #NFN21

Today I learned that the first domesticated turkeys were in Mexico.

rsteve388 Ooooo! Interesting. 2w
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Yesterday was super busy so I just barely got my walk in and only read about 3 pages. Ugh. #NFN21

Today I learned that in the1850‘s blacksmiths often worked in the printing business because someone needed to hammer out the letters. Grateful for my laser printer!

kspenmoll Great book! 2w
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My December TBR so far. I also have my #bookspinbingo list in the works, and whatever comes in from the library. No matter what happens next month there will be no shortage of reading material! #Wintergames #MistletoeManiacs

Emilymdxn I LOVE october sky 2w
Clwojick Great stack! ❤️ 2w
Crazeedi Your stack looks like mine , and I didn't even put them all on , lol 2w
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AmyK1 Nice! 2w
Bookwormjillk @Crazeedi me too. There aren‘t enough hours in the day… 2w
Bookwormjillk @Emilymdxn me too! It‘s time to re-read. 2w
TiminCalifornia Great variety! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Nice stack! 2w
MidnightBookGirl Love an ambitious stack! I am thinking of doing a Dark Tower re-read!
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Yesterday was another picture perfect blue sky day. I listened to the pictured podcast on my walk, and started the tagged book after work. #NFN21

Today I learned that although all of Jack The Ripper‘s victims were thought to be “just” prostitutes that actually isn‘t true.

Librarybelle I loved this book and the information the author unearthed, finally giving the victims a voice. People got really sick of me really quickly constantly recommending it! 😂 2w
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This was dumb and silly in all the best ways. I really enjoyed it.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I didn‘t have as much time as I thought I would last weekend so I only finished the books I was in the middle of and bailed on one for all the Readathons. #33by33 and #AnyWayYouReadathon are done, but I‘m hoping to finish strong for #NovelNovember

Thank you hosts!!

Eggbeater Thank you for participating! 👏👏👏 3w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3w
MatchlessMarie 🧁Great work!! 2w
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I‘m between nonfiction books at the moment, but still keeping up with my podcast walks.
#NFN21

Today I learned (was reminded) to take care with my survey categories.

rsteve388 Woo hooo! 3w
coffees Nice! That's the good thing about podcasts :D 3w
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This book brought me right back to the 2008 election and all of the mess that went down against women in the US election. I would love to see an update. #NFN21

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I woke up yesterday to dark and miserable rain, and I thought my streak of beautiful weekday podcast walks was over. I put on my rain boots and headed to work with a lot of self talk about making do. No need though as it was bright and sunny again by the time I got home. I‘m enjoying the tagged audiobook, and listened to the pictured podcast on my walk.

Today I learned the concept of a home garden mission statement.

#NFN21

coffees I felt like that the other day when it was rainy, went out anyway and I felt really good I didn't break my streak! Nice progress, also, that podcast sounds interesting 😁 3w
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A good idea but I had some issues…

This was my#LMPBC pick for round 13. I plan to get this in the mail before Thanksgiving @Tattooedteacher

Oh, and sorry group. I have lost my beloved teal pen and had to switch to pink. If I find it before the next round I‘ll switch back.

#33by33 #AnywayYouReadathon

Eggbeater Nice job 👍 3w
slategreyskies Oh, that‘s a bummer about the teal pen! Hope you find it soon! :) 3w
MatchlessMarie That‘s one‘s been on my TBR forever too 🎉🧁 3w
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Burmese Days | George Orwell
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Starting the day with tea, toast, and Orwell.

Read.Riot Have you read Down and Out in Paris and London? 3w
Bookwormjillk @Read.Riot Not yet! 3w
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