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HotMessJess

HotMessJess

Joined May 2016

Slytherin🐍. Explorer🚀. Burrito Aficionado🌯. www.booknerdwilltravel.com
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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Seeing the Insane by Sander L. Gilman
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Happy spooky season y‘all 🎃

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@sprainedbrain thanks for sharing! Looking forward to my first Litsy swap of 2022!!!!

sprainedbrain Awesome! 🖤 2mo
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Since I was introduced to Libby, I started to see if I could listen to books I‘ve hoarded. Audio books are easier for me now especially since I start graduate school back up next week, and I love working and listening. Trying to get in some physical reading coupled with it as well, it‘s kind of nice to have both avenues when reading a book! And It‘s almost spooky season right?? 🎃

Bookzombie It almost is! 🎃 2mo
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Our Thailand adventure finally became a reality and I spent 20 minutes in this swing reading after my obligatory instagram shot. In other news: if you haven‘t read The Evening and The Morning it‘s wonderful! PICK IT UP, TBR LIST IT, READ IT #BookNerdWillTravel #HistoricalFiction #beach #Thailand

5feet.of.fury How cool! 2mo
Megabooks Enjoy your vacation! 2mo
HotMessJess @Megabooks we are back now, but was sitting here reminiscing and JUST finished the evening and the morning yesterday. This is my book hangover post lollll 2mo
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Koh Samui sunrises.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2mo
bookaholic1 Nice!! 2mo
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Working on a chapter a day. Coffee, Deck views, happiness.

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À Poutine pastrami in bed wild scared kind of night. Laundry is for tomorrow. ??‍♀️

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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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An important purchase

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My first trip to Joshua Tree, it snowed. The desert was a dream and worth the 18 hours of driving in 3 days.

wanderinglynn How fun! Joshua Tree is on my National Park bucket list! (edited) 7mo
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Dr. Seuss's ABC | Dr. Seuss
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WJCintron 🙌 😃 7mo
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Cemeteries | Keith Eggener
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I learned how I want to be memorialized. Never been to a library like this 📚 💀
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland, CA

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Cemetery of Angels | Noel Hynd
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When Graveyards Yawn | August Derleth
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Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland, CA

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Black Dahlia | Rick Geary
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What a dream discovery today from Oakland. True crime nerds, unite. #IYKYK

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The Cooking with Kids Cookbook | Lynn Walters, Jane Stacey
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This little dude LOVES to cook. He got cookbooks for his birthday! A tiny chef in the making. 👨🏼‍🍳

BookNAround Super cute. 8mo
MallenNC I love it! Starting early is the way to go. 8mo
AmyG That is awesome. Adorable! 8mo
Bookzombie Both him and his apron are adorable! 8mo
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The Living Dead | Daniel Kraus, George A. Romero
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What a wild ride being a full time grad student, solo parenting (husband has to work out of Boston a few times a month), and job hunting has been. Trying to squeeze in a couple pages on my breaks and in between racing cars.

Cathythoughts A natural little yogi 💕 8mo
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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Ok last picture from Cannery Row ❤️

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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Got to visit one of my favorite cities on the planet today. I‘m lucky enough to live within an hour of Monterey, CA, but every time I visit I am so happy. Even with all my travels, this city remains in my top 3 favorite places on this planet. There‘s nothing like it, it‘s wealth of literary history, and the magic you feel when you are there.

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Seeing the Insane | Sander L. Gilman
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An interesting look at the artistic portrayals of mental illness through history. Fascinating to examine cultural & visual history before modern medicine. I‘m reading it in chunks, but it‘s one of the more interesting reads I‘ve come across.

SRWCF That sounds like a very interesting subject! 8mo
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The Living Dead | Daniel Kraus, George A. Romero
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Me: Just trying to read
My needy ass pug and toddler enjoying his 20 minutes of screen time:
How about no?

Magpiegem I know that feeling!! Xxx 9mo
SRWCF Haha! The foot on the shoulder! 🤣 8mo
HotMessJess @SRWCF it is his favorite sleeping position. I have some hilarious pics from a couple nights ago when he put BOTH feet on the side of my face while asleep 8mo
SRWCF @HotMessJess It's very sweet. Physical touch must be his love language. 💞 8mo
HotMessJess @srwcf he is a big cuddly guy! It‘s sweet and I definitely cherish it a lot, it‘s gone by so fast. 8mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Prepared to be grossly underwhelmed or wildly thrilled. Any hints from the people who read it?!?

BarbaraBB Very underwhelming if you ask me 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
Cathythoughts I agree with @BarbaraBB 9mo
youneverarrived If you take away expectations it‘s a good read 9mo
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The Living Dead | Daniel Kraus, George A. Romero
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I told my husband today “I deserve books”. I‘m exhausted. The last four years of my life have been some of the hardest and most tumultuous in my existence. All I want to do is read. And learn. And read. I‘m happy today and I deserve that.

Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
TrishB You definitely do! 9mo
Bookzombie You do! ❤️ Also, The Living Dead is so good! 9mo
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Between Two Fires | Christopher Buehlman
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Never want to leave this place

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Between Two Fires | Christopher Buehlman
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This booknerd is traveling on a plane for the first time since 2019. This is surreal.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wishing you safe travels. I did my first plane trip since early 2020 recently. What changes … 12mo
wanderinglynn Please disregard my first email (if you see it). But will you confirm if you shipped your #HHS box to your match? 11mo
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THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS BOOK NERD‘S WEEK

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Books in this household when we can‘t sleep, always

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Between Two Fires | Christopher Buehlman
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My reading view Friday. The joy of being reunited with lifelong friends after being forced apart 2+ years is indescribable. Watching the boys who I lived with through college (I was the first girl in the crew of 9 incredible guy friends) grow as humans has been a true adventure. What an honor to see love grow and bloom for a few of the best human beings on this planet… and enjoy a book while I do it. #thedream #extrathankful

Suet624 Wonderful. 12mo
HotMessJess @Suet624 I usually hate using the word blessing, but that‘s how this weekend truly felt for the first time in a lonnnnng time!! 12mo
Suet624 I can imagine. I‘m so happy for you. 12mo
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Today was a best day of my life

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Between Two Fires | Christopher Buehlman
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Jack is living his best life

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Adventures today with Beck! The tiny man playing golf on the right is my husbands best friend from college- they were playing on a tournament in Half Moon Bay this afternoon ⛳️ 🏌️‍♂️

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Literally one of the best King books to date, he really knocked this out of the park. If you‘re looking for something that is more of a thriller with some intense twists and turns, I highly recommend this story.

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#HauntedHallowSwap @wanderinglynn
1. Trick! Always, makes things exciting 🎉
2. Witches 🧙
3. Jack o Lantern 🎃
4. BOTH I love scary movies and scary 📖
5. Bob for apples 🍏 🍎
6. Only because Dracula is one of my favorite spooky reads 🧛‍♂️
7. Costume party, i love an excuse to dress up 🎊
8. Chocolate 🍫
9. Zombies and planning for zombies, always 🧟‍♂️
10. Hot chocolate .. I HATE PSLs☕️
11. I own a black cat 🐈‍⬛!!

wanderinglynn Love it! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 13mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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I can barely put this down, just wow. Stephen, you never disappoint. #StephenKing #SpookySeason

peaknit He never does! 13mo
HotMessJess @peaknit I hope you read this, because WOW. 12mo
peaknit @HotMessJess yes, right away! I love him! 12mo
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Solid read, even more of a solid spontaneous adventure to Edmund Kemper‘s home this afternoon. Can‘t wait to get this Book Nerd Travel on the blog, Santa Cruz area serial killers have always been fascinating (and terrifying) to me, considering I‘ve worked and lived (within 20 miles) of so many of the crimes I‘ve read and listened to podcasts on.

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I don‘t know what inclined me to read both books simultaneously, but using #LXD as a way to framework the Institute has me wanting to dive deeper and gather perspective into the Institute‘s questionable on boarding processes

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Out here celebrating spooky season, because we all know spooky season starts September 1st #StephenKing #Mydude

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Untitled | Unknown
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When I say Beck is into books, I mean Beck is INto books. #raisereaders #toddlerreader

Traci1 😆 13mo
BookNAround I wish I could climb into books too! 13mo
WJCintron 😂 😂 😂 13mo
Nute lol 13mo
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Our sweet Mozzarella is 10 years old today! Time has flown with this sweet angel, our furst baby, and greatest dog. We are so lucky to be loved by you.

AlaMich How adorable is that?! Are they best buds? 🐶♥️ 1y
HotMessJess @AlaMich absolutely! Beck is definitely the dog‘s favorites now! :) 1y
MallenNC Such a cute picture! 1y
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AmyG Awww ❤️ 1y
Tamra Sweet! 1y
Magpiegem That‘s a fantastic name. Happy birthday Mozzarella! 1y
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 same name of a dog I had. 😭
Your dog is so cute!! Blessings and belated birthday.
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SRWCF Great name! 8mo
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Trying to FaceTime read The Boy Who Lived to my niece, but needy pug needs attention

suvata Awww 🥰 1y
suvata Awww 🥰 1y
Leftcoastzen Adorable! 1y
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Ifugao Economics | Roy Franklin Barton
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I was reminded of this after reading a paper on Ifugao - it‘s where I spent two field seasons as an Archaeologist in the rice terraces. The Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement Community volunteers gifted me a traditional necklace from the nearby Kalinga on my 25th birthday (there was a typhoon that day). I was thrilled, honored, surprised, shocked. This necklace is still one of my most prized possessions.

Bookzombie What a wonderful story and experience! 2y
WJCintron WOW!! 13mo
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Night 2 of FaceTime Harry Potter reading with my niece. She‘s IN LOVE with the illustrations. It‘s so amazing to revisit the magic again through a little one‘s eyes. It feels like going back to Hogwarts all over for the first time and my heart is soaring

Soubhiville That‘s so sweet ❤️ 2y
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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WOWOWOWOWOW I loved this spectacularly creepy read! I couldn‘t put it down. Highly recommend for ghost story lovers and crime enthusiasts. Such a fun roller coaster! Also, Pepper Jack says hello

WJCintron It's on my TBR!! I've heard amazing things about it. 13mo
HotMessJess @WJCintron it‘s an excellent read! i highly recommend it! I could hardly put it down! 13mo
WJCintron @HotMessJess Awesome!! Thanks!! 😃 👍 13mo
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My niece calls me Aunt Sissy because she had a speech delay and couldn‘t actually pronounce my name until she was older. I sent her the illustrated Harry Potter so we could start reading them together on FaceTime even if a pandemic is keeping us far apart. I think she‘s a Gryffindor. #Hogwartsismyhome #Slytherin

Chrissyreadit I love this ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
SRWCF I love these types of terms of endearment! My father couldn't pronounce his baby brother's name, which was Jerry. All he could muster was "baby doy" (baby boy) and the name "Doy" stuck!. They grew up in a small town, and he was known by that name forever more. 8mo
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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Big shame on me for not downloading Libby sooner. What a game changer she is!!

Bookzombie Yes, I love Libby. 🙂 2y
HotMessJess @Bookzombie I‘m the worst book nerd ever for not getting it sooner 😑 2y
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We will get there on upside down and right side up #raisereaders #Becklovesbooks

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One day I will quit posting photos of Beck reading. Today isn‘t that day. Tomorrow isn‘t looking good either. I just got an update of him reading to his friend at school. #BeckLovesBooks #RaiseReaders

SRWCF So precious! 8mo
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Beck is on sleep strike on the first day of 2021 so I‘m back into my quarantine binge of plague, murder, and history. I like being eclectic in book genres I guess? #2021herewego #pandemicallday #partyallnight

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Being a mom is tough. Losing your Litsy account for a bit is tough. But y‘all, in 2020 I raised a damn kind good kid, and (most importantly) I raised a reader. This kid loves books and I felt like I won as a mom. #ImbackLitsy #2021isouryear #RaiseReaders #BLovesBooks

Jas16 He has gotten so big! And you are definitely winning as a mom! 2y
Bookwormjillk Just curious how do you lose your Litsy account? 2y
HotMessJess @Bookwormjillk I got a new phone and have been off fb for a while (which is what my account was attached to) so I had to figure out how to get back in.... I even tweeted Litsy and emailed them. Learn from me and always attach your account to an email and not Facebook 😐. More like I locked myself out because I‘m an idiot (grinch style, if you know the reference 😂) 2y
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HotMessJess @jas16 thank you! He‘s such a bright spot for our family in 2020! I wish I could share videos because we got his reaction to our Christmas lights and it made every one cry because it was literally the sweetest and purest reaction. My heart grew 1500 sizes that day. And he is going to be 2 NEXT MONTH!!! How?!? 2y
britt_brooke Good job, momma! And he‘s a handsome little fella, too. 💚📖 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled He‘s so big now! Love seeing this picture 🥰 2y
Suet624 What a cutie pie. 2y
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Highlight of my momming career today, y‘all #raisereaders

vkois88 So sweet!! Side note... I LOVE the app. My daughter goes to the same daycare company, and it‘s so nice to receive updates like that ❤️ 2y
HotMessJess @vkois88 ABSOLUTELY! My parents live in another state and they love the updates. We have both sets of grandparents AND a great grandparent on there!! 2y
vkois88 @HotMessJess that‘s so awesome! 2y
Bookzombie So cute! 2y
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And of course a Beckett update:

Our tiny human is 19 months and a book reading machine! We have had books THROWN at us to read (working on that).

He is very expressive with his hands and will talk to you, but so far everything is dad, cat or Jack (our dog‘s name, of course). He‘s been nicknamed the tiny Bernie Sanders because of how much he uses his hands to have a conversation. 😂😂.

This is from the beach themed day!

AmyG He is adorable! 2y
Cathythoughts tiny Bernie is adorable 2y
Jinjer So cute!!! 2y
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