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JanuarieTimewalker13

JanuarieTimewalker13

Joined June 2016

Books, 🎼,Cats, Ocean, 🌲,Friends and ☮️. Add a Veggie Burger and that's what I'm all about🐾🗽♑️
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The Desert Rose: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
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I loved this short story collection! Each story (there are 5) is interconnected by a librarian who matches books with what she thinks will inspire the person…this book taught me about the craft of felting. I had never heard of felting before!
It‘s just so much fun and there‘s a list of the books mentioned in the back. Translated by Alison Watts. #Japan

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Ms Ice Sandwich | Mieko Kawakami
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92 page novella - a snapshot of a 4th grader‘s world and his crush on a woman at the market who sells sandwiches. Adorable, heartfelt. #Japan translated by Louise Heal Kawai

JanuarieTimewalker13 2/11/24 Book5 3w
dabbe ❤️💜🩷 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @dabbe That‘s my senior guy, Dean Martin…he‘s so cute in his black and white suit!!🐾❤️ he‘ll be 18 in June!! (edited) 3w
dabbe @JanuarieTimewalker13 He's gorgeous! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @dabbe thank you!! ❤️ 3w
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One of the most unique books I‘ve ever read. At first I was bored to tears, yet the premise kept me hanging on…once an event happened, I was intrigued. I‘m not going into more detail than that. I will say one thing: what if you knew nothing of your past but being in a cage with 39 women…you were a child and had no reference for anything they spoke about…how would that form you as a human?
If you are into character more than plot, read this.

JanuarieTimewalker13 2/10/24 book was written in 1995 but not translated until 2019. Translation by Ros Schwartz. 3w
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👌🏽This book was SO much fun….harrowing, confusing, then it all clicked…such a great “get out of a reading slump” book. Fun ride…lots of fun film and music references…set in 1991.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 3 completed 2/5/24 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
Leftcoastzen 😻👏 3w
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Foster | Claire Keegan
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Novella- sweet, concise,with an open ended ending (if that makes sense). My edition was 92 pages. A little girl is sent off from her family (who have little resources and a lot of kids) to a relative‘s home for the summer. She flourishes in their care. Impactful in its simplicity.#Ireland

Jari-chan 😻😻😻 1mo
Gissy The reading exhausted someone ☺️😻❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Tamra Tuxedo 😍 4w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Gissy hahaha, yes!!! @Tamra they‘re awesome, aren‘t they? @Jari-chan I see you have a kitty too! @dabbe 🐾❤️ (edited) 4w
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Before We Say Goodbye: A Novel | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Fourth installment of Before The Coffee Gets Cold. I enjoyed it. I would like to re-read all of them at one point, straight through. Pretty sure my favorite was the third, Before Your Memory Fades.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 1 2024 completed 1/25/24. Completed A Many Splendored thing in January but I had already counted it for 2023 1mo
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I LOVED this book!! It was such a great snapshot in time. Set in Hong Kong between 1949 and 1950. The writing was superb…one warning…it was probably me but it took me so long to get through. That being said, I enjoyed it. It gives a really balanced look at how “New” China came into power and how the Missionaries had to leave for Formosa (Taiwan) and HK. Looked at the issues of colonialism. Plus, an affair which was not embraced…he was married.

JanuarieTimewalker13 #HongKong Highly recommend! This is my library copy which is first edition…probably had a dustcover at some point. Very impressed that the library had this 72 year old book! I really didn‘t do justice to the book with this review. It was a complex book..there was also the white superiority complex that played into people‘s perception of them as a couple. She was Eurasian, in book he was English, but IRL he was Australian. Ian Morrison. (edited) 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 She was a brilliant…a doctor educated in Europe, came back to help her people. 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 32 for 2023…had already counted it as read in my journal. Note to Self: don‘t do that this year! (edited) 1mo
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Christine | Stephen King
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@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
1. Yes!!! In fact, every car I‘ve owned my whole life has been a Stick….Corolla, Celica, Corolla. It‘s so much fun!
2. Christine….luckily, I read this in 2023. Not sure I could name another book with a car featured. I can think of plenty of movies!!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @TheSpineView oh you‘re welcome, it was fun!! 1mo
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Wow!! What a ride!! The friction between brother and sister drove me crazy at first, but then things started to make sense. Dolls, puppets, imaginary dog, complete craziness put together as a fetching story!! I love Grady Hendrix. This is the third book I‘ve read by him and it was quite the yarn!!!
#Charleston Fun Read!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 31 11/21/23 12:50 am….lol…way past my bedtime, but worth it! 3mo
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The premise was very interesting. I‘m in minority here with So-So rating, but I couldn‘t wait for it to end….I think it just could‘ve been edited down a bit and the characters annoyed me. It lacked “heart” to me, or it may just be me at this time. I‘m not sure…it followed a book I really enjoyed, which was published in the 90s and I think that may have played into it. Maybe it was just too cold and futuristic for me.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 30 11/2/23 4mo
BarbaraBB So sorry to hear this. I loved it. 4mo
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Blue Lonesome | Bill Pronzini
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Lonely CPA eats at restaurant and frequently sees same woman dining alone. He‘s interested, tries to talk to her, but she‘s shut down. One day she stops showing up altogether, and he investigates and finds that she has committed suicide. He seeks the “why” and he seeks out possible family to claim her. #California #Nevada

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 29 10/22/23 4mo
Reggie This sounds so depressing. Stacked. 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reggie hahahahaha!! I know, bc life looks pretty good after reading something like this. 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Reggie I hope you like it. I enjoyed the personal journey of Jim Messenger…that last name is very fitting. 4mo
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Quick read at only 216 pages but enjoyable. I picked this up from my local library bc I was going to Vegas and wanted to read something set in Nevada. Protagonist loves hiking in Death Valley and stumbles upon a woman dying in a deserted region of the Mojave. Interesting ride from there. #California #Nevada

dabbe Hello there, sweetly sleeping kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @dabbe meow🐾❤️ 5mo
FlowerFairy What a sweet little reading buddy! 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @FlowerFairy reading with me for 14 years come next month😻 4mo
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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I loved this audiobook. Poignant story. The Author‘s note was interesting too. I remember the crash of 587….at first they thought it was terrorism-2 months after 9/11. When it was ascertained it wasn‘t, it kind of dropped out of the consciousness of the public. But the Dominicans had a hard loss here, so many of their own. This was a well crafted YA story. #DominicanRepublic narrated by author and another woman. Washington Heights, Puerto Plata.

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Holly: A Novel | Stephen King
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WOW! This book actually had me gagging….if it were any other author I would‘ve abandoned the book close to the beginning. But the master storyteller kept me plugging along. This was true horror. Extremely creepy yet at the same time covers the height of COVID well. Dare I say it was nauseatingly good? Yup.

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dabbe Hello there, sweet kitty-on-the-legs! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @dabbe Meow🐾😘 I‘m Dean Martin, I own my mom…I‘m 17 and she has to constantly pick up my vomit and feed me 4 times a day bc I need extra food bc I vomit. Recently, I‘ve taken to peeing outside my box. My mom took me to vet to figure out what the heck is going on. I got a shot of antibiotic and B12….the vet thinks I have arthritis. She wants $80 a month for arthritis shots which I‘m sure my mom will go for. She asked if she could get one. Lol🐾 (edited) 5mo
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dabbe @JanuarieTimewalker13 Well, Mr. Dean Martin, you are the coolest cat in the club! Your mom sounds like an amazing person who's taking beyond-excellent care of you! #coolcatkitty 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @dabbe My mom says thank you❤️she feeds me Royal Canin 12 plus…it has helped me and that other cat who lives here who I care not to mention bc she steals my shine…I was here first!! But mom is a softie and knew this cat who lives with us was languishing at a shelter, so she decided to ruin my life and adopt her. That was almost 14 years ago and I still haven‘t totally forgiven her. I AM the coolest cat!!! And you are psychic bc that was on my 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Card at the shelter!!!! It precisely read “Charlie, one cool cat” Mom changed my name to Dean Martin bc she figured my tux was perfect and I was born in June🐾 (edited) 5mo
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter | Seth Grahame-Smith
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Wow!! Just finished the audiobook which has an author interview at the end. I am so happy I finally decided to read this book. Highly recommend. It was fascinating. It made me cry. It made me think about how little time has really gone by from the years of slavery and it made me horrified that it went on a mere 100 years before my birth. I‘m still reading the physical copy bc I want to reinforce some stuff in my brain and write others down.

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California Golden | Melanie Benjamin
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@Eggs
📘Same as you- my mom…🥲
📘1981 First true love and my mom was still alive
📘journaling supplies😄Tombows, pens, stickers, washi tape, everything Hobonichi🧚🏽‍♂️

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oops! I‘m a little late!! Sorry!! 6mo
Eggs Lovely 🥰 6mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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I greatly enjoyed this book. Especially the 1950 timeline…it runs two timelines 1950 and 2014. It had been on my TBR for a few years and I‘m happy I listened to it. I think it‘s best to go in with no idea of what it‘s about…try it, you‘ll like it!
Is anyone else having trouble posting a photo? This my second post where I can‘t post a photo.I don‘t understand why. #CanadianAuthor #Vermont

JanuarieTimewalker13 I had only one problem with this book. She must have used the word “detritus” about 10 times…it became annoying. Lol 6mo
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Carrie | Stephen King
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I can‘t seem to download my photo. I listened to the audiobook and Sissy Spacek does a great job at narrating. I really enjoyed the introduction by Stephen King and the book itself. It wasn‘t frightening, I just found it so sad.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m just re-listening to SK‘s introduction again and his “Cheerio Casserole” is a riot. He fried cheerios and peanut butter in Wesson oil in college. 6mo
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Spy x Family, Vol. 5 | Tatsuya Endo
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I think this is the end of the road for me and Spy Family….unless someone can tell me it gets better from here.

Bookwomble I haven't read it, but if you've stuck it out to volume 5, I'd d6ay you've given it plenty of opportunity to engage you, so... 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Bookwomble True, must admit I do it for brain exercise, also….it‘s so good to read right to left after a lifetime of reading left to right. I like to trick my brain with it. Lol 6mo
dabbe Hello, sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 6mo
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Oh wow, really liked this mystery!! YA but definitely worthy at any age classification!! Pip does a capstone project for her senior year project which focuses on two murders from five years prior. Intricate and interesting. 4⭐️

dabbe Hello, sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 7mo
thegreensofa Beautiful pussy cat! 😻 7mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa awhhh, thank you!!! We have a lot in common….Vegan here!! Since 2012….I was 50, so that‘s pretty old to finally “get it”. I studied French too…4 semesters of college French. And, of course, cats🐾 I lthinkyour screen name is great! And, it‘s still a dream of mine to get to Australia…I wanted to go for 40th birthday, but it never happened. I got halfway there…lol… Oahu. New Yorker here transplanted into NJ, via Nevada. 7mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 snap!..snap!..snap! I love it. Here‘s another one, lol the closest I have managed to get into USA is Hawaii (Oahu too)! We are estranged parallel twins (or something like that haha). I like your screen name too 🙂. I‘m a Melbourne girl transplanted into the QLD Gold Coast, via England and China. Lol I say ‘girl‘ but I think I might be past that! 😂 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa you gotta keep the girl alive!!! Yeah I‘m an old girl. Lol my screen name is from A Discovery of Witches….I loved the Middle English spelling of Januarie and the protagonist (forgot her name) was a Timewalker. Ouila!! Let‘s see if I can do this: je suis une Capricorne!! Wow!! England and China!! Very cool!! Uhmm, do you watch Max and Occy on YT? You‘d love them…I think he‘s in NSW now trying to renovate an off the grid cabin. 7mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 oh I‘ve never heard of Max and Occy! Now I am addicted. I just took a look! What a nice bloke, and such a cute pretty dog. I feel his renovating pain, I only just moved to my Gold Coast house two weeks ago and I feel it lol. Et, je suis une Gémeaux. (I got that from Google ?). Je suis une vielle fille aussi (That one was from me!, hehe). I like your spelling -ie. I am running out of word space now! ?? 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa C‘est magnifique!!(always my back up French phrase..lol) oh there‘s a huge backstory for Max and Occy. It used to be Max and Lee, but they broke up…very sad story there…but I always thought Max was genuine and definitely a likable bloke, and Occy is just the sweetest pup. I LOVED his Van Life vids taking place all around Australia!! Oh wow!! The Gold Coast? Then you are familiar with the human Occhi also!! Renovating is NOT easy 6mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 Omigoodness I am a bad Australian! Lol. (I had to Google Occhi). You mean the surfer? 🏄 I have much to learn in my new State! 😆 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa Haha! Yes! Mark Occhilupo….I went through a surfing phase big time- watched tons of documentaries and films-Wish I had learned when I was younger…I‘ve only done SUP. Yeah the Aussies are cool. I remember Shaun Tomson from back in the day. Believe that‘s his name. I love the Australian flag too…then I went through a Bondi Rescue phase too…. Hahahahaha…Hawai‘i and Australia are linked in my brain. (edited) 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa It just dawned on me that you‘re in Queensland Gold Coast….not NSW…my bad!! Is there a Gold Coast in NSW also? 6mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 I don‘t think there is one. But our airport is divided right down the middle of the tarmac by a State border. You get off the plane in NSW then walk into the actual airport terminal and suddenly you‘re on Queensland turf. It‘s quite funny! 😆 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa that‘s hilarious…ok, I must look at a map of Oz😀I met a lot of Australian people back in 1990 at a conference in Manhattan, and these were some of the funniest people I had ever met. Then I met more Australians in Cyprus and Greece. I was pen pals wit a bloke by the name of Les Jury…..I think I still have his letters…pretty sure he was from Sydney. Sadly, he passed many years ago. Melbourne-Stan and Maria Kastoras 6mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 and now Charmayne! 😆. That is quite a list!! I think sometimes we do think we are quite funny. It‘s all Dad jokes though lol! Sorry to hear about your friend Les too. What a great name he had. My brain is a bit fuzzy today, we epoxied the garage floor yesterday and gees it was so fumey! 🫠🫣 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa Actually, they all passed, but he passed first…Thank you, yeah, Les was a really nice guy, very funny, and lovable. They all had Beta Thalassemia major like I do. Uhmm, I hope you wore a mask!!! Oh, I detest any kind of chemical-y smells. 6mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 What a coincidence, that sounds rare. I looked it up. I have an iron deficiency without anaemia. It‘s a new diagnosis for me. On a different note I am especially happy today! I just found two houses around the corner from me with 5 cats between them! 😻 Such cuteness!!! Do you have a Zambrero‘s near you? I just had a quesadilla stack from down the road for tea and it was good, my first one lol! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa no Zambrero‘s here…not in NJ…oddly, I had chipotle for lunch!! Lol 6mo
thegreensofa There we go with our Snap again! 😂 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa lol. Quick question: is Japanese stationery big in Australia? I‘m obsessed with Japanese planners, specifically, Hobonichi. 6mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s not exactly big but it does have a trendy following. We have some great quirky Japanese shops. I love washi tape myself, I am always buying it but never actually use it anywhere. I‘m too scared to ruin it! 😂. I will have to investigate Hobonichi. And I love Japanese pens. And Japanese notebooks! (Again I am too scared to use them as well though! 😄). 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa use your washi!!! You only live once!!! This is planner season so all the 2024 planners come out now. It‘s so exciting…just hope my cell phone has proper service bc sometimes it‘s sketchy up by me….I have to get my Hobonichi-ing on tonight…my time…your time it‘s tomorrow (edited) 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa sorry my response was delayed…I didn‘t even see the notification. Do you like fountain pens? I‘m not much of a fountain pens aficionado, but I love the Pentel Clena…which is reasonable at about $6 American. 6mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 I just ran to check when I read your message, and I‘ve got two of those pens! One green and one blue. It turns out they‘re the exact pens that are my favourite go-to‘s. I use the for everything! I didn‘t realise they were a fountain pen. Blow me down! (Lol). Do you use yours for everything or just your planners? I would make too much mess with a traditional fountain lmao, my hand would smudge it all over the place! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa Sorry! I was ambiguous….no, the Clena is NOT a fountain pen. It‘s just a regular gel pen, but they are magnificent!! A good starter fountain pen is the Platinum Preppy…reasonable…$5.50 American….the 03 is a nice size nib. My sweet spot on gel pens like the Clena is .4. I use Jet Pens out of Cali for my pens and Tombows, but Tokyo Pen Shop may be better for Australian delivery. (edited) 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa I use the Clena primarily for my techos…techo is planner in Japanese. For checks I use my free Uniball Jetstream that I get from ordering techos from Hobonichi. For my Weeks (portable planner) I use a uniball one. It fits well on the cover in cover. Check out Hobonichi….you will fall in love…this launch for 2024 was OUTSTANDING. The selection of Weeks and Planner Covers is fantastic !!! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa there‘s definitely a link between readers and planners/journals…I find that people who like to read typically like to write also. This has been the greatest hobby for me in my older years 6mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 I love uniball as well! Sorry I have done my neck and been unable to use my phone or even lift anything even my hands. I can only do small things a few minutes at a time. Apologies for not replying sooner. I love planners but I usually use them like a bullet journal. Sorry its all I can handle to type at the moment:(. Apologies Xox I‘ll write some more when I get a nother wind. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa no need to apologize!! Feel better!! I‘m going through some kind of feet/legs issue…hard to walk. Been taking 1 ES Tylenol a day bc I‘m scared to take more. This aging thing is tough…I‘m guessing it‘s osteoarthritis, and it‘s the way life may be but I have an appointment with a podiatrist soon. Hope you feel better!!! Don‘t do anything to aggravate it. Oh my. It‘s so hard. Sending you positive vibes and prayers!!💐 5mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you! ☺️. Sending positive vibes back at you 😘. Good luck at the podiatrist, I am thinking of you. Xo💨 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa thank you so much!! It was what I thought…Achilles tendinitis in both feet. Yikes! I know I‘m going to need PT (physio). 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa Hope you are doing better!! 5mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 How is your Physiotherapy going for your feet? I hope you have recovered or are doing a lot better? My osteo has been working on my neck and I‘ve been able to read again. And..it‘s planner buying season how fun! I went mad on Etsy and bought myself a new cat theme diary for work. 😇 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa So happy you are feeling better!!! My feet are still messed up and I haven‘t started PT yet bc I find myself with little to no ambition!! I have a blood condition that works against me too…AND, when the temp drops, I want to stay in PJS all day!!! I have to get my feet sorted out soon bc the impact on my life has been big!! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa Fun!!! I love journaling!!! Launch date for Hobonichi is Sept 1 so I was ordering at 10 pm August 31. Lol I‘m set with my planners, but I‘ve been buying from Stationery Pal (Hong Kong) and just got an order in today from Journalsay (also Hong Kong). So inexpensive, shipping takes a little while, but worth it!!!! I‘m into this for almost 4 years now so I‘ve learned a lot!! I Etsy is cool! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa I have not a cavity but a canyon in one of my teeth I have to get fixed too….do you know the feeling when problems hit you from every angle and you just want to retreat into bed and eat a lot of pasta? Lol that‘s where I‘m at. So great hearing from you!!! 3mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 Mashed potato is a great comfort food too yum! 😋 . That‘s what I‘m going to munch on while it‘s a cold wet day in my tropical climate (supposedly!) where I live. If it drops any further I‘m joining you with pasta! 😃 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa I neglected to say I‘m so happy you can read again and your neck is better!! It‘s the things like that in life that matter!!! And yes, mashed potatoes are fantastic. I‘m so old school I just had a great cup of coffee I made in my on the stovetop percolator. I didn‘t manually grind my beans today but I have LaVazza Coffee which is pretty good. Otherwise I drink Pacific Rim coffee from Whole Foods….it‘s delectable! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa always great chatting with you…hospital day today so I have to get going….meh…. 3mo
thegreensofa Thank you ☺️. Our chats are good. And best wishes for the hospital! 😊💛 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa So true!! They are good!! Today is a good day bc I‘m staying home. Just trying to get things together here. It‘s so strange that when I was younger I always wanted to be out and about with people, now it‘s exciting to stay home. Lol Aging is a trip! 3mo
thegreensofa @JanuarieTimewalker13 I agree!!! Staying home is the new LBD (little black dress) 🤭. I work at home these days too so I am just beside myself. Let the world do its own thing, I am doing mine! hehe 😆 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa Word!!! Borrowing a term from the 90s. Lol it may have gone back to the 80s. I feel ancient and my bones feel like they are from the Pleistocene Epoch. Lol….But as long as you still manage to have a little fun, it‘s all good! 3mo
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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Just purchased this baby….I had the tagged edition but It doesn‘t have footnotes like this one….and let‘s face it, this is to die for….French flaps and deckled edges. I‘ll give the other edition to the library after I finish the book. It will be nice to compare the two. My buddy read partner has the same one. Wish me luck. I‘m such a slow reader and I think this is going to take me forever.

sarahbarnes It‘s such a fantastic book! I hope you enjoy it. 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @sarahbarnes oh, that‘s great to hear!! And thank you!! 7mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know, right? The last thing I wanted to do was to purchase a book but this is a keeper…it‘s stunning! 7mo
bridge12 Yeah! This makes me so happy. It‘s a slow read but truly fantastic 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @bridge12 It‘s going to be slow going for me bc there‘s so much to learn, but I just noticed the Ukrainian words on the flaps…very cool!! 7mo
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Desert Places | Blake Crouch
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Scary book, was not expecting this. I expected the Blake Crouch who wrote Dark Matter, not Dean Koontz…this is about a psychopath serial killer and definitely not my cup of tea. It was a page turner, but I almost DNF‘d it 3 times…ughhh, never again. For me this was a book I should‘ve never read. For someone who likes serial killer psycho paths, this will be right up your alley. His first book.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Please note it‘s part of a series. I won‘t be continuing. Way too dark for me. 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 A novel of terror should‘ve clued me in…but I was like, nahhh…this is a SciFi guy. My bad. (edited) 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 20 finished on 8/5/23 (edited) 7mo
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Leftcoastzen 😻 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Leftcoastzen That‘s Xena, my 14 year old🐾❤️ 7mo
dabbe Hello, sweet, adorable kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @dabbe Meow🐾❤️ 7mo
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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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Such a fun read!!! The time travel makes no sense, but if you shut that part of your brain off, you‘ll have a grand time.. I LOVED it!! I love how she goes from 18 to 51 in her first “slide”. The shock of her older body shook her. Thank God we age chronologically bc we have time to get used to it. Well worth the read. I had a great time.

Texreader Sounds fun!! 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Texreader it was so much fun!! I needed that book bc I started Desert Places by Blake Crouch (his first book is a horror book) and it was just too twisted, I needed a respite. This was so much fun- set in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. But she travels too. 7mo
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A month in the country | James Lloyd Carr
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I toiled a bit through this one but it was worth it. Set in 1920, in the North of England, a soldier who survived WW1 restores a medieval painting. During his time in the country he finds people who help him start his journey of healing from the horrors of war. There was something so comforting about this story. It won the Booker in 1980. #UK

JanuarieTimewalker13 I have never really thought about what it must have been like for people to transition from horses to autos. It must have been sad in some ways. 8mo
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The Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill (Cartoonist)
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Very cute with pretty, colorful graphics. #NewZealand

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The Sidekicks | Will Kostakis
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This was a very good story….I loved it!! I didn‘t start out loving it…but if you hang on, everything falls into place. Creatively written…Isaac passes on and leaves his friends, who really are just friends with him, not so much each other, to discover each other. I think it‘s a great book for anyone but especially teenage boys. #Australia

JanuarieTimewalker13 7/5/23 “Photos are not lies. We might perform in them, but they are proof. They are evidence that two paths intersected and two people marked each other in some way, even if only for a moment. I wonder what he did for them and they for him. I wonder if they changed each other. I wonder.” P289 8mo
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden | Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
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5⭐️ My favorite book of the year, thus far, and dare I say a favorite of all time? The complexity of this caper and the brilliance of this author is stunning. It‘s laugh out loud funny with a good dose of recent world history mixed in. Thoroughly enjoyable. A must read, in my humble opinion. #Sweden

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thegreensofa And apparently an excellent pillow! 😻❤️ 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @thegreensofa haha! Yes!! He‘s a literary cat and a writer. Loves pens!!! 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Buddy read with Madame M 8mo
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Drowning | T.J. Newman
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I love the end pages of this book…I enjoyed the book but in this case I think the film will be better. She sold the rights but I don‘t know anything else.

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Spy x Family, Vol. 4 | Tatsuya Endo
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Very cute. I love the dog❤️

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Four Past Midnight | Stephen King
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My first collection by Stephen King. Buddy read with my friend. Yikes, what to say? Weird and majorly disturbing: The Library Policeman…def gave me Rose The Hat vibes and then some- harm to children…awful, as far as some content goes. The Langoliers was probably my favorite. Interesting, other dimensional. The Sun Dog dragged on too much for me. Secret Window Secret Garden was a descent into madness I could‘ve lived without.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 12 2023. I need a rest from Stephen King for a few months. 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 My eyes are too old for mass market paperbacks. Library copy. I need to buy King for that reason. (edited) 9mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @kspenmoll hahahahaha!!! Yes, see how exhausted he is from reading? 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m have a tuxedo kitten!! He is so feisty right now! I have scratches from my ankles to my neck! 🖤🐾🤍 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know!! I never knew my cats as kittens, I loved seeing yours bc I missed out on that…I adopted Dean when he was 10 months old and Xena was 7 months old, so they weren‘t little!! I couldn‘t believe we weren‘t friends bc I always see you and I was like what?!!! I‘m not following her? How? Lol 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks what is your kitten‘s name? 8mo
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Needful Things | Stephen King
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First book haul in 3 years!! The top 3 were $6.99 each from Book Outlet and the gorgeous cover of Needful Things is from Blackwell‘s.

Leftcoastzen I love to find covers I have never seen before. 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Leftcoastzen I know, typically love British covers! 9mo
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Spy x Family, Vol. 3 | Tatsuya Endo
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I enjoyed this one. For me, it‘s getting better volume by volume.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 🖤❤️ 8mo
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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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This was a wildly popular book several years back and I understand how a teenager may love it because of the MC. For someone in my age classification (old), it‘s a so-so. Henry is a sweetheart, but the misery he endures actually gets old past the midpoint of the book. I loved the science, and the science fiction, but he was bullied mercilessly by classmates (and worse). His brother was abusive too but that was somehow “normalized”. TW suicide,rape

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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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It‘s the perfect reading, journaling day in the rainy Northeast. The vinyl stickers on my Hobonichi are from Bolderbon on Etsy. You couldn‘t ask for a kinder, more dependable vendor. Shout out to Bonnie! Oh, and the book is good…I‘m halfway through.

JanuarieTimewalker13 *I should say the book is ok…more suited to a high schooler…it‘s YA and I‘m kind of losing some patience with it bc it‘s repetitive. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want to start o bookish journal!! 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve written in journals for over 30 years!!! It‘s great!!! 8mo
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Christine | Stephen King
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Holy Cannoli….I loved this book. Never expected that!! Just figured it sat prominently in relatively early King lineage and I should read it. It is a bit long especially in middle, but he‘s so good at character and plot development you hold on. And man, once again, quite a yarn is woven!! If you think it‘s just about a possessed car, you‘re wrong. I would say this is true horror in the King catalogue.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Cont‘d-The songs from the fifties were lost on me, but I loved being back in 1978, that was pure time travel for me….book was written in 1983. It‘s a true snapshot of life in the late seventies, with a a cray cray twist. Lol. Dennis had to research something on microfiche at library…that brought me right back to 1978! I think this is also why I love Stephen King so much…he‘s older than me, but most of his writing is in the time period of my life. 10mo
TheBookHippie One of my favorites and I don‘t read much king! ♥️ 10mo
Leftcoastzen I miss the microfiche!😄 10mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @TheBookHippie yes! I was pleasantly surprised by this one! 10mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Leftcoastzen hahaha!! I don‘t!! A librarian recently had to use microfiche for me bc I wanted to read the original story for Meet Me in St Louis. They must not have been fun. It was from The New Yorker Magazine May 23, 1941 titled 5135 Kensington 10mo
Leftcoastzen That‘s a cool story though !😁 10mo
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This was slow going for me at first, I debated DNFing it and returning it to the library. I‘m glad I didn‘t…it got better as I read on. Most of these essays are from her columns from Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Beacon Journal. This was a random pick off my library‘s shelf. Published in 2010. She is one of 11 kids, a single mom for 18 years, married at 40. It was interesting and enjoyable.

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Is anyone else having issues with Litsy? My feed is the same as yesterday‘s and it‘s not refreshing.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, it only refreshed after I posted something. This is strange. (edited) 12mo
Prairiegirl_reading The app hasn‘t been updated in years. I‘m concerned it‘s coming to an end. 12mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Prairiegirl_reading that‘s weird bc I looked for an update! Oh no!!! That‘s sad!! 12mo
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tpixie @litsy isn‘t a user name anymore either! @kgriffith 12mo
tpixie @timspaulding who was head of LibraryThing which bought LITSY also is no longer a username 11mo
tpixie @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Prairiegirl_reading this is the second post in 24 hours I‘ve seen with concerns of Litsy‘s viability. (edited) 11mo
Prairiegirl_reading It‘s sad. What will we do? 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @tpixie so we‘re just on our own here?? That‘s bizarre. Is @MrBook still around? 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I thought he was in charge. Lol 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Prairiegirl_reading I have no idea. LibraryThing is still sending out news…I have the app on my phone and I get emails 11mo
tpixie @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Prairiegirl_reading I think LibraryThing was trying to figure out a way to make money and realized it wasn‘t a money maker, and lost interest in it. I guess if worse comes to worse we could get on the Litsy group that‘s on Facebook but that‘s not the best choice. We need someone with computer skills who likes books who can work on the app. 👇 (edited) 11mo
tpixie There‘s also the website listy.com but that‘s not being taken care of either. 11mo
tpixie @JanuarieTimewalker13 Mr Book has not posted for about one year. He seem to quit posting regularly soon after he and his girlfriend broke up. Then just stopped. It‘s sad because he was so active and everyone enjoyed him. 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @tpixie I‘m happy we have @Andrew65 and others who are motivated!! I‘m sincerely just a follower but I‘ve been around a long time and enjoy the lovely people like yourself and others on here! 11mo
tpixie @JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m the same way. I love this place and thankful for the motivated organizers also 💙💙💙 11mo
Andrew65 @tpixie It‘s @TimSpalding which is still active, last post 2 months ago. 11mo
Andrew65 We need to hope it survives, we‘d all be lost without Litsy 😢. I must be honest I tend to use the website more than the App these days. Not noticed any particular problems over the last few days.
We really need an em emergency plan where we can all congregate if it goes belly up. Whether that be initially Goodreads, Librarything or elsewhere. @tpixie @JanaurieTimewalker13 @prairiegirl_reading
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Bookwomble @Prairiegirl_reading @tpixie @Andrew65 The link below is to a relatively recent LT talk topic about this issue, in which Tim Spalding explains some reasons why Litsy hasn't had much by way of updates while indicating an ongoing commitment to the platform. Some additional supportive comments on the thread might not go amiss 😊 https://www.librarything.com/topic/345910 11mo
Bookwomble @Andrew65 Well, you know, I suspected as much! 🕵🏻‍♂️ 11mo
Andrew65 @Bookwomble 😂 Holmes would be proud of you. (edited) 11mo
Bookwomble The clue was there! 🔎😆 11mo
tpixie @Andrew65 thanks I misspelled his name when I looked - I added a ‘u‘! Thanks @Bookwomble for the LT link! 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Bookwomble oh, I‘ll have to read that. As long as there‘s still support, I‘m happy. Thank you for the 411. @Andrew65 I would miss Litsy so much, but I will follow wherever the group chooses to go. I‘ve always felt at home here. (edited) 11mo
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Spy x Family, Vol. 2 | Tatsuya Endo
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Better than volume 1. Enjoyable Manga. Dean is like “really?”I‘m on my heating pad and I don‘t wish to be disturbed with photos, especially at this late hour. Lol Sorry, Dean, you‘re just so darn cute!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks He is so handsome 🐾 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh thank you!!! That‘s my boy, Dean. He‘s 17!!!!!! 8mo
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Spy x Family, Vol. 1 | Tatsuya Endo
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Very cute. Manga is a good exercise for my brain. Lol I turned the page the wrong way a couple of times.

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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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Oh boy, just finished this one. It‘s been 2 years since I‘ve read King, I won‘t let that happen again. I‘m not sure if I will remember this one in 2 years, truthfully, but it was an interesting ride in the King reading amusement park. 4⭐️

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JanuarieTimewalker13 Changing rating to 4.5⭐️….staying with me. Pairing it with “Unholy”…..I like to pair books with songs. 12mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Passed this on to Nina 10mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is my girl Xena….she‘s smart, powerful and sweet….and 14🐾❤️ 8mo
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Sweet, heartwarming book. The Housekeeper is patient and kind and the Professor is a brilliant mathematician who only has 80 minutes of memory, then it‘s 1975 (the year he was hit by a truck while driving in his car) all over again and he forgets who is in front of him. The math definitely was interesting to me although there were bits and pieces that were over my head. Very thought provoking.

Desha I enjoyed this book as well! 😊 12mo
Suet624 A delightful story. 💕💕💕 12mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @Desha @Suet624 Have either of you read any of her others? 12mo
Suet624 No, I haven‘t. 12mo
Suet624 The reviews make me think twice about it. I‘d love to hear what you think of it. 12mo
Desha No I haven‘t either but I would like to. I read this one with my Japanese book club a few years back. 12mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Suet624 It May take a while…lol…I‘m an all over the place reader. @Desha oooooh, I love the sound of a Japanese book club!! 12mo
Desha It was so much fun!!! I no longer live in the city where we had it and I miss it! 🥲 12mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Desha Maybe you could participate long distance if someone FT‘d you? Or maybe you can start a new one where you live now! 12mo
Desha Yes those are great ideas? Thank you! 😃👍🏻 12mo
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This book has two time lines: 1965 and 2010. Both set in #NorthCarolina. Ellie signs up for SCOPE program to try to aid Blacks to vote but they are faced with such rabid racism from Whites that the registrars‘ offices were closed, so the students mainly held protests and discussed voting with mostly poor sharecroppers. Tragedy ensues. The 2010 timeline has a separate but linked story which uncovers what really happened.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Read the Author‘s Notes for reading/viewing recommendations. I definitely want to see Selma (2014) now. I feel like I have so much learning to make up for what was not taught. (edited) 13mo
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Before Your Memory Fades | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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I loved this 3rd installment of the series, Before The Coffee gets Cold. It was slow going for me in places, and the author repeats a lot of things you already know, but maybe he‘s worried about fading memories? Lol Anyway, more vignettes, but a new setting….Hakodate, not Tokyo. It kind of makes you want to read the first book again. I don‘t remember Yukari being mentioned, is anyone reading the first or second book who can inform me?

JanuarieTimewalker13 I would suggest reading all three back to back. I read the first one about 3 years ago and the second about 2 years ago. They are slim enough to read again, but there‘s so many other books I want to read!! 13mo
LaraReads Before the Coffee Gets Cold has been on my radar for a while! I need to get to it! 13mo
IuliaC I can't wait to read this installment, but it's been so long since I read the first two, I can't remember the characters' names 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @LaraReads it‘s a really good read!! You‘ll enjoy it!! 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @IuliaC I remembered some, I was tempted to write down all the names in the beginning of this book, but when I was midway, and hadn‘t done it yet, it became unnecessary, although, I think it would‘ve been a good idea. If I were starting out with this series, I would definitely write down the names of the cafe workers/owners. I did get confused with Japanese names bc sometimes I would think it was a male name when it was female. (edited) 13mo
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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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Wow!!! What a trilogy!! At first, I thought I should‘ve read the first two books over before reading this last installment, but he recaps so well that it came back to me. I loved it. 4.5⭐️

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Ill Cry Tomorrow | Lillian Roth, Lilian Roth
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Holy Cannoli, what a book!!! This is the original 1954 edition that my library had. If you‘re looking for a good non fiction book to read, more of a page turner than a lot of fiction, this book is for you. Warning: loaded with trauma, but extremely interesting. Her epitaph reads: As Bad As It Was It Was Good. Fascinating read. If you want to see film version with Susan Hayward, it has same title.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 18 for 2022. I read the bulk of The Winners in 2022, but will finish today….20 pages left. (edited) 14mo
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What a sweet book!!! Loved it. Makes a wonderful present. The love is palpable and the illustrations are lovely.

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I enjoyed this book, quick read. Some online advice for getting your work seen. I think getting it out of your library first is a good idea bc there‘s a lot of pages with one sentence on it. I do that all the time and I just take a few notes on the advice, as written in my journal here. #librariesrock

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Kiki's Delivery Service | Eiko Kadono, Elko Kadono
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Good book, it blends fantasy with the real world so well, you end up thinking it‘s nonfiction (in my head, at least). I will get the film out bc my librarian said they are very different. Bet I will like the book better!! Added my 36 views of Mt Fuji Hobonichi cover with my new Muji washi tape holder. I‘m currently obsessed with all things Japanese. I‘d like to go there soon!! #Japan #Hobonichi

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Kiki's Delivery Service | Eiko Kadono, Elko Kadono
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“She stood and opened the window, and a gentle Spring breeze blew in as if it had been waiting for a chance”
This is such an adorable book. I‘m not sure who‘s page on Litsy I first saw it on, but thanks to this community, I‘ve found books I would have never found. Doing a little creative journaling bc I need it. For any of you Hobonichi people out there, Tombow 026 yellow gold is the bomb for this season! Oh, and who doesn‘t love washi tape?

EvieBee I love the wash of color on your notebook. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @EvieBee Thank you so much!! This is so weird, the post is not showing up on my page!!! Thank you for commenting!! (edited) 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Litsy is totally freaking out. I followed myself bc I thought that would help to see my post and I got kicked off as an unauthorized user. Had to sign back in. What The What??? This is a Liz Lemon moment. Lol 1y
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Junior Miss | Sally Benson
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My Princess Warrior and Junior Miss….this is the 1941 edition my library had. It was a breath of fresh air, simple, family oriented, set in 1930‘s Manhattan. The protagonist is Judy who is 12-14, I believe, in the span of vignettes. Quick, nostalgic read.

Leftcoastzen 😻 1y
LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to read this for years! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @LeahBergen it‘s really cute, and it felt familiar in some way to me. There is a film but I don‘t think I‘ve ever seen it 1y
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