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IndyHannaJones

IndyHannaJones

Joined May 2016

I should be paid to drink coffee and read...
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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
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Anno Dracula | Kim Newman

I'd like to pursue a degree in Victorian Horror Novels and movies and how they've influenced our culture today. Who wants to give me money??

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I looved this although the ending was a bit ambiguous and I'm not sure I loved it overall (the end). The mind games between Elizabeth and Viktor left me breathless. Super creepy, atmospheric, and thought provoking. The audible version was PERFECT.

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Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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I wanted to like this more. Overall, it was good. Very quick read and fascinating premise and setting. It just needed a little more oomph...ya know what I mean?

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Anno Dracula | Kim Newman
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And the flowers are down

BarbaraTheBibliophage Dang!! 😰 4d
Soubhiville Uh-oh! 4d
julesG Grmpf! Just remember cats are scientists: https://images.app.goo.gl/ZWH9KLGWHcZ8iGiW6 4d
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IndyHannaJones @julesG well....she's a dog 😂 but I can totally see why you'd think that. Dogs aren't scientists...they're chefs...and here she is sampling the local cuisine 4d
julesG Whoops! Well, hope the local cuisine was to her liking. 4d
IndyHannaJones @julesG I'm sure it was. She kept returning to the scene of the crime 4d
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Anno Dracula | Kim Newman
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My view reading this evening. The air smells like flowers. The dog won't stop eating soil out of my pots...

BarbaraTheBibliophage Loved that book! Enjoy your evening read. 🤗 4d
micamaldita What a nice view! 4d
IndyHannaJones @BarbaraTheBibliophage I haven't really clicked with it yet 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @IndyHannaJones I seem to remember a slooooow start. Hang in and hopefully you‘ll like it. 4d
IndyHannaJones @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm definitely intrigued enough to kerp going! 4d
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Anno Dracula | Kim Newman

He's name dropping nonstop, innit he?

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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Well...I enjoyed this quite a bit. The ending felt a little rushed. I wanted to see the damn finished house! And Jane and Ann the ghosts kinda had a guest appearance and never came back. So. I wanted a bit mpre, but overall a creepy, fun read.

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I'm so excited about this...

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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I've discovered savory oatmeal and I'm not going back.

Christine I love savory oatmeal! 😋 5d
IndyHannaJones @Christine I'm just so over sweet breakfast foods 5d
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Anno Dracula | Kim Newman
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My baby Fuzz got me some gifts for Dog Mom day! Now let's see if Daddy will give me a foot rub...

IndyHannaJones No foot rub yet... 6d
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Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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My husband is going to buy me a book for Dog Mom Day. I'm thinking this one. To Barnes and Noble! Maybe I'll get a backrub too!

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The Dark Descent of Ella Fuzz...she's a monster. At this moment she's plotting the demise of this innocent bone...anyways...
I am LOVING this book. The narrator's voice on audible is perfect. Unrelated...but related?...werewolf books? Suggestions?

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Ok! I need opinions. The above mentioned title just didn't quite do it for me but I find myself being drawn to the 2nd and 3rd book....possibly just cause the covers are so pretty. Is it worth it? Do they get better???
The Fuzz, as always, is for attention.

Underqueen I felt the same way but found myself buying the second book which I enjoyed more. Enough to be getting the third next payday at least 😊 1w
imyril I only read book 1. They are pretty tho ;) 1w
BookishMeanderings Caraval was one of the few books i DNF recently. I was listening to the audiobook and just couldn't get into it. They're such pretty books though that i keep thinking i should give them another chance 1w
rachelm I also DNFed this one! Glad I wasn‘t alone in also being tempted to pick it up again 1w
IndyHannaJones @rachelm the covers are just so good... 1w
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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Oh ho, I'm excited. "But what about us?" asks my TBR pile. "Hush now..." I say. "And accept this new member of our family,"

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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett

'Tis Sir Terry Pratchett's birthday! Let us all sing the Hedgehog song in his honor. 🎂🎂🎉🎉

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Ok this isn't book related but I'd like some perspective. I'm 29. I really don't know what to do with my life. I have a good job but I'm beginning to itch for change. Trouble is I'm not sure what that would be. I don't really like my field...nonprofits...but I have no clue what else to do. I also feel 'too old' to make a drastic change. I'm also at the age when the question of a baby is creeping up. Does anyone have wisdo.? Itself really eating me

Cortg I dabbled in a lot of jobs/careers in my life. I didn‘t find my current career until I was 38 and I plan to work 25-30years, before I retire. You‘ve got plenty of time. Be on the lookout to seize opportunities as they come along and keep an open mind to trying new things. 4w
IndyHannaJones @Cortg thank you. That is a nice thought. I sometimes feel guilty because my job is 'good' and what is wrong with me for not being satisfied? 4w
Soubhiville You‘ve definitely got time! Think about what you would like to do, and look into what jobs are out there in that area. Or try volunteering at a couple of different kinds of things and see what you like. I‘m mid 40‘s, and I‘ve tried several things in the same kind of genre of job. I keep coming back to my original career choice after taking a couple years doing something else. Good luck! 4w
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valeriegeary I don't have advice about the job situation... But sometimes when I get anxious to make a big change, a trip to some place new or a woodsy adventure helps. Or sometimes just trying out a new hobby. Our brains love novelty so sometimes something small but new is enough to make the other parts of our lives feel more satisfying! Also it's okay to want more out of life even if it's objectively good. I think this is very human. 😊 4w
whatsthEStorey I think learning to let go of the idea that you have to have it all figured out right now is important. I‘m working on that too. Careers evolve a lot now, so you are definitely not alone considering a career change. That‘s very doable. Still scary though! The baby thing is hard. You truly do have time to figure that out, and you will! 4w
IndyHannaJones @whatsthEStorey well my whole fear is everyone is like well you don't want to get TOO old now do you? 4w
whatsthEStorey @IndyHannaJones so many well-meaning opinions about the goings-on of others‘ uteruses! Hmmm...ask them if they‘d like to carry, birth, and raise your child in the interim until you‘re ready to take over! 😆Seriously though, I get it, our eggs literally have an unmarked expiration date. There‘s no good answer for that other than you‘re ready when you‘re ready. Or you‘re not ready & you just do it anyway! Or not! All valid choices. 4w
whatsthEStorey In any case, 29 is a ways off from too old! 4w
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It's a super springy Easter morning and thos book is why I am running behind to get ready!

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It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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I super duper loved this. Hearing it read by Cecil was the cherry on the invisible pie. Nobody does a book like Nightvale....nobody.

Mountains...more like nothings! Ella is said because she's not allowed in the dog park.

IndyHannaJones Sad...not said 1mo
AlaMich Uh oh...how come? 1mo
IndyHannaJones @AlaMich because that's where the hooded figures are. No one is allowed in the dog park. 1mo
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AlaMich @IndyHannaJones Ahhh...😊 1mo
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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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On the whole, I really liked this one. The aesthetic and concept spoke to the dark fairy tale, macabre little goth girl in me. It was problematic...I think it's because the main characters interact with only themselves. Also wasn't there supposed to be a whole battle for the prince's hand? Wasn't that the whole point?...I'm hoping it's stuff that she'll kinda work out in the second book. Not perfect, but if it speaks to you, read it and enjoy it.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I 👏cannot👏wait!

valeriegeary SO EXCITED! 😵 1mo
DGRachel I love that cover. 1mo
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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan

I'm enjoying this...but are we supposed to like Serefin? He's kind of awful? Is it just me? And then Malachiasz seems pretty derpy for a supposedly swaggering badass...or is that the point? Annnnnnd....discuss (keeping in mind I'm only 130 pages in)

TheBookKeepers I don‘t connect with Serefin‘s character either but Malachiasz has grown on me.....I‘m about 100 pages from finishing. I‘m still hoping for more connection with Serefin 🤞 1mo
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Ok, I finished this and I have lots of thoughts that I will get to eventually. Or not. Whatever. My question is...is the podcast different enough to be worth listening to? I'm a passionate WTNV fan and I need another podcast to listen to....especially a creepy one. I love creepy podcasts.
Here is the Fuzz, thoughtfully looking out the window and wondering...what's it all about?

TrishB Great pic 🐶 1mo
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I am here for this cover...

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THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BOOKS COMING OUT THIS FALL!!!
Ella Fuzz is resting up for it....

rretzler Ella Fuzz is beautiful. I also noticed that the new Pullman was out this fall. I still have La Belle Sauvage on my TBR. 2mo
IndyHannaJones @rretzler she is beautiful....but also a bloodthirsty chupacabra....beware her stare. Dge has superior mind control. 1mo
rretzler 😜We have 4 (yes, 4) cats with similar mind control powers. 1mo
IndyHannaJones @rretzler the Fuzz says she would enjoy eating...oops!...she means meeting, yes definitely meeting, your four cats. To, er, compare notes....actually we have no idea how she is around cats. I think she'd just try to play with them like they were weird dogs. 1mo
rretzler 😝 1mo
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Goosebumps | R. L. Stine

I've been listening to Goosebuds...hilarious btw...and I was wondering if there was an adult equivalent to goosebumps...thoughts?

readordierachel Maybe early Stephen King? 1mo
johannamason I feel like Scare Street publishing is sort of like adult Goosebumps especially in terms of the quick pacing that makes Goosebumps so fun. I‘d recommend the Sin trilogy by A.I. Nasser and the Berkley Street series by Ron Ripley (the first of the series has a free ebook.) 1mo
IndyHannaJones @johannamason aight. I will check em out. Goosebumps for adults: WELCOME TO DEAD HOUSE... 1mo
IndyHannaJones ....YOU'LL NEVER PAY OFF THIS MORTGAGE! 1mo
IndyHannaJones Goosebumps for Adults: Monster blood...test for cholesterol. 1mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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How beautiful is this 1966 edition? It was my dad's ('Oh yeah, I was listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin whole reading that in 1976) and he finally let me have it.

annahenke This is the one I have! It‘s lovely! 2mo
Erofan 😍 2mo
TNbookworm 💚💙 2mo
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I have to say this is pretty addicting so far.

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I finally finished it and boy do I have a lot of thoughts! However, it's late and I'm tired and I'm happy I read it and I hope she writes a sequel and what more...other than a cute husband and puppy....can you ask for?

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Just picked this one up...it definitely fits my mindset right now.
Ella poses magnificently.

Erinreadsthebooks Sweet baby! 🐶😍 2mo
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...I just like this title.
ALRIGHT!TIME FOR A VOTE! My husband is a polyamorous reader....he cannot stay faithful to one book at a time, usually reading 4 books at a time (always some sort of darkly depressing historical or philosophical tome). I, on the other hand, must stay faithful to one at a time. He is baffled by me and vice-versa. SO....which are you?

Melwilk I like to read different books. I can go with my mood, then. In addition, I usually am reading different books to teach in my different classes, and then I have my personal books. I also generally have an audiobook going in the car too. I‘m all over the place 😂 2mo
JaclynW I read several books at a time because I'm in a few book clubs and buddy reads each month. Also, I read different books based on the time of day....driving kids around/cleaning/cooking/errands = audiobook; late night reading and husband sleeping/waiting in line = Kindle; quiet lunch time = book. I do have to make sure the books aren't too similar or I get confused! 2mo
IndyHannaJones I do enjoy a good audiobook during my soul crushing commute 2mo
Soubhiville I usually have 2-3 at a time, because I audio on my 30-60 minute commutes, and often bounce between fiction and NF. 2mo
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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon

I'm excited. I'm still freaked out by the Winter People.

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A'ight...soooo....I've read the book and I love the show. I'd love some similar books. Not Anerican Gods, but a similar feel. OMG thanks.

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Rawhides for dogs are kind of like giving your kid a donut and a tablet to get thrm to give you peace and quiet....but I really wanted to read on the couch...

AlaMich Awww! 🐶❤️ 2mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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After seeing this cover, I am here for this. Can't wait for fall reading!!! Although, I'll take some spring weather in the mean time.

Ella agrees with me.

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https://nclgivingjoy.com/voteme/30373/632446257?lc=eng

Take 30 seconds to honor this amazing teacher who is also my husband. You've never had an educator like him....he does Grinch impressions, teaches about Edgar Allen Poe to 3rd graders, teaches jazz improv to 5 year olds, and never accepts anything other than excellenc. Thank you!

Tanisha_A So so cool. You are lucky! 🙂 2mo
IndyHannaJones He's the bomb! 2mo
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Teachers Rock! | Todd Parr

https://nclgivingjoy.com/voteme/30373/632446257?lc=eng

My husband is truly an incredible educator and you've never had a teacher like him! If you have facebook please, please, please take 30 secomds to vote for Mr. Busch, a music/performaning arts elementary teacher. His kindergartners can sing in French, his fifth graders can improv jazz riffs, and all his students are future artists and arts lovers!!

IndyHannaJones @MaleficentBookDragon thank you! Teachers like Me. Busch create tge next wave of readers and authors. His kids are crazy talented. 2mo
IndyHannaJones Thank you to those of you who voted! If you haven't voted, please do!!! It takes no time and makes a huge difference 2mo
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Nooooo! Why, Sammy, why!? Why Kit?! I loved Kit! Whhhhyyyyyyyyyyy!?

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Hahahaha...ok, fine Sammy, I forgive you. I still want the next Bone Season book, immajustsaying.

Yeah_I_Read I feel you... but Priory was awesome 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2mo
IndyHannaJones @Yeah_I_Read I'm loving it. 2mo
sammisho I am half way through Priory and I forgive Sammy too. 2mo
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This work thing keeps getting in the way of my reading time...

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Well, this behemoth of a book has a lot going on in it, but I'm sensing potential....

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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett

Ohhhhhh Captain Vimes is sexy af and Lady Ramkin is BAE.

Soubhiville Lol, they have got a special thing going on! 2mo
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Oh man, this one was so good and I cannot wait to see where she's going to take this universe of portals, angels, monsters, and dreams. It was a little slow at first when we were circling around Minya but then Kora and Nova's story straight up exploded. I'm not embarrassed to admit I cried during the sisters' final exchange.

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We are going to have some worlds colliding, aren't we Laini? So many Daughter of Smoke and Bones easter eggs!!!! Eeeee! I literally got chills just thinking about it.

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WAS THAT A DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE REFERENCE!???,

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I bought this book for myself as a birthday present. It is large enough to use as a murder weapon. 🐉🐲🍊🍊

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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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Listening to this one on Audible, and while you can tell the recording is older, I can already tell it's one of Sir TP's best. The man was clearly a genius....a mad genius...but a genius none the less. Ella, as always, is for attention. Here, she is contemplating the secrets of the universe.

SW-T Happy birthday! 🎁 Ella is adorable. I‘m sure she‘ll help you celebrate 😊🎉 🐶 3mo
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(Ignore all the non pretty junk on the table...although the Muse of Nightmares snuck into the photo) Albeit a very windy day, it is also very peaceful. I'm meal prepping something healthy for the weak--while drinking a coke and eating cheezits--and using this cookbook my dad gave me for my 16th birthday to get ready for tonight's dinner. Flavia is telling her story as I chop brussel sprouts, and despite a turbulent world outside, it's lovely.

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I feel quite lost lately. What whould I do with myself? I am obviouly hilarious and brilliant with a deep love of books. Someone I knew died unexpectedly this morning and it kind of has my head spinning...photo is for angstiness...

LoverofLit I'm so sorry for you loss 😥 3mo
IndyHannaJones @LoverofLit tgank you. It wasn't someone that I was close with, but I worked with him and he was very kind whenever we did interact. The mind boggling thing is that I just saw him at a meeting last week. We probably said hello, made small talk, and then I told him where lunch was set up. And that's it. Poof. Gone. The last thing I told another human being before he left this earth was where the sandwhiches were. It just makes you start to think... 3mo
LoverofLit I think any time we lose someone, whether we are close or not, it can make us feel bereft. Hang in there. Life is so fleeting it's scary sometimes. 3mo
IndyHannaJones @LoverofLit I appreciate your thoughts. It all makes my head spin. 3mo
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As I am listening to this on Audible, I'm having a lot of thoughts. These novels can be long winded and sometimes the murder plot almost feels like an afterthought. That's because these stories are not about murder; they are about Flavia. About how a little girl, in the wake of the world's tragedy of WW2, grows up and is influenced by her own tragedies and experiences. It's really hitting home in this one that Flavia is growing up...

IndyHannaJones You could write a whole damn thesis about this book series and Flavia's growth. 3mo
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There are so many books coming out based on Asian folklore/culture and I am here for it.