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JenlovesJT47
Chronicles of Avonlea | L M Montgomery
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I finished the last half of this book last night and I was grinning from ear to ear. 😁 I loved the last few stories in this collection. Several of them are familiar because they adapted the stories to various episodes of Road To Avonlea (has anyone seen it? It‘s great!). I love the setting of PEI and the glimpse into a simpler time. This is far superior to volume 2 of this series. I really enjoyed this! 5⭐️

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
#classic

BarbaraJean I haven‘t finished volume 2 yet, but I think I‘m going to agree with you that this one is far superior! I loved these stories so much. 6d
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Ashes of Roses | MJ Auch
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I came across this book when looking for more historical fiction about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. It‘s quite good and tells the story of Rose, an Irish immigrant who ends up working at the factory with her little sister after the rest of their family had to go back to Ireland. The fire is not the main focus of the story but it‘s well-done. If I had any complaints I‘d actually say it‘s too short! Would have loved to know the rest of ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 The story. Recommended if you enjoy historical fiction. The audiobook is quite good! 4⭐️ 1w
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Further Chronicles of Avonlea | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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I went ahead and finished this so I could go back and finish the first volume, as I got really behind. The first few stories are good but nothing really stands out. I have issues with the last couple of stories and was left with a not so great taste in my mouth. I‘m intrigued to hear other‘s opinions when we get to our buddy read discussion. 3⭐️

#historicalfiction
#classic
#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

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The Widow of the South | Robert Hicks
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I started this months ago and put it aside because, let‘s face it, Civil War books are depressing. But I decided to push through. Knowing this is based on a true story made it more interesting. Carrie makes it her personal mission to tend the graves of 1,500 soldiers who died in the Battle of Franklin and are buried on her property. The writing style is unusual and I liked reading the various people‘s perspectives. Might be a tad too long, but ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Overall, it‘s a pick from me. If you enjoy books about the Civil War you will probably enjoy this. 4⭐️ 1w
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Hot to Trot | M. C. Beaton, Rod Greene
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The first #AgathaRaisin book written after M.C. Beaton‘s passing is a pick from me. There are differences to the writing style, but it‘s very subtle and I think his additions do something good for the characters. Overall, I‘m quite glad that we will continue to get more Agatha books! 4⭐️

#audiobook
#cozymystery

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Yay I met my reading goal! I read a lot of graphic novels but my goal for the year is 150 full-length novels and I‘m at 130 right now. Woohoo!

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ShelleyBooksie Wowzas! Congratulations 2w
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Nessavamusic Amazing!! 👏 2w
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Gissy Wow! Impressive!!! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏👏 2w
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Uprising | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Thank you @Daisey so much for the recommendation! I decided to go with the audiobook for this historical fiction book about 3 young girls involved in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. I got very invested in each girl‘s story and it was so sad, knowing what was coming towards the end. This real-life tragedy changed a lot of things in America. Reading what they had to go through back then made me very grateful for what we have now. ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 We take so much for granted. I‘d highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and if you want to learn more about this tragedy. 5⭐️ #audiobook #historicalfiction #history 2w
Daisey So glad to hear you enjoyed it just as much as I did. Such a good one! 2w
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I had to read the prequel in the Practical Magic series before diving into the 4th and final book. We learn the story of Maria Owens in the 1600s, the one who put a curse on any man who would ever love an Owens woman. I love the way Alice Hoffman tells a story and this is just as good as the rest of the series. I can‘t wait to read the new one! 5⭐️

#BOTM
#historicalfiction
#witchery
#magic

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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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This classic took a bit to get going but once I hit the halfway point I couldn‘t put it down. Flora goes to live with her extended family at Cold Comfort Farm and makes it her personal mission to change everyone‘s lives for the better. It‘s quite funny and I‘m looking forward to watching the movie. Also grabbed a used copy of Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm on eBay yesterday. 4⭐️

#classic
#historicalfiction
#funny

Avanders Ooh this one is on the shelves… ☺️☺️ 2w
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Beating About the Bush | M. C. Beaton
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I‘ve officially finished all the #AgathaRaisin books written by M.C. Beaton. ☹️ But I‘m glad she picked someone to carry the torch for her. This was another good one & had lots of funny moments, especially with the donkey. Agatha cracks me up! 2 more books left until I‘m caught up completely, then I‘m going to dive into the show. As always, I‘d highly recommend this series on #audiobook - great for when you‘re in the mood for something light. 4⭐️

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Book 2 in the Bill Hodges trilogy is another pick. It‘s not quite as good as Mr. Mercedes, but it has great character development and a satisfying ending. The way he gets into the minds of these evil villains is really disturbing. I also loved that this is basically a love letter of sorts to book lovers. I‘m looking forward to seeing how everything plays out in book 3. 4⭐️

#StephenKing
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This is a very concise, well-written account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911. I first learned about this tragedy in an Alice Hoffman book and wanted to learn more. It shows the despicable working conditions of the times and how hard people had to fight, mostly women, to get things changed with the barest of safety measures. I‘m looking forward to reading some historical fiction about this. 5⭐️ Can be read in one sitting!

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TheBookHippie We read this with freshmen in highschool. 3w
Daisey I really liked this YA historical fiction 3w
JenlovesJT47 @Daisey thank you!! I just downloaded the audiobook from Hoopla 🤗 3w
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JenlovesJT47 @TheBookHippie it‘s something a lot of people don‘t know about unfortunately. I think it would make a great HBO miniseries like Chernobyl! 3w
Larkken It was a small part of Hidden Palace, too, if fantasy alt history is ever your thing! 3w
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Lost Orphan (Original) | Stacey Halls
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This was a great audiobook. There are 2 narrators with 2 different POV‘s. Set in the 1750s in London, it tells the story of 2 women from very different backgrounds and what lengths they will go to for the child they both love. I need to read more books from this time period! 4⭐️

#audiobook
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kplovesbooks This sounds great!! 3w
Wife Just saved this audiobook on my Scribd account. Sounds good! 3w
JenlovesJT47 @kplovesbooks @Wife I hope you enjoy it! The audiobook is a really immersive experience imo. 🤗 3w
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Ballplayer | Chipper Jones, Carroll Rogers Walton
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Just had to share this somewhere! I‘ve been floating on air since my Braves won the NLCS on Saturday night! Jace is excited and keeps walking around the house saying “Go Braves!”. I‘m not gonna lie, I cried when they won. I was prepared for disappointment and was almost in disbelief when they got that last out! I jumped a foot off the couch (and reinjured my bad foot, oh well!) and yelled. I‘ve been waiting 22 years for this. So excited they‘re ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Back in Atlanta tonight. Jace knows Chipper Jones is my fave player but doesn‘t understand he‘s retired, so he‘s always looking for him when we watch the games 😆 Thanks for listening to me ramble (gush). As a side note, Chipper‘s book is excellent and I‘d highly recommend it. Go Braves!!! 🥳🥳🥳⚾️🥰⚾️🥰😍❤️ #Braves #baseball #Jace (edited) 1mo
GingerAntics Oh my god he‘s gotten big. I love a good little baseball fan!!! That‘s when I became a baseball fan myself. 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
babyruth2510 Go braves! Chipper is my favorite too. I didn‘t know he had a book. Now I need to read it! 1mo
Tera66 He is so happy!😄❤ 1mo
Kappadeemom Oh my gosh- he is so big!!!! 1mo
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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I was looking for audiobooks similar to some of Fannie Flagg‘s books and this was recommended. I would highly recommend the #audiobook for this if you decide to read it. The narrator is fabulous and really transports you right into the story. Such an amazing group of women in an unusual setting. I didn‘t want it to end. I‘m gifting the book to my mom because I know she‘ll love it. Recommended if you enjoy Fannie Flagg and books like The Help. 5⭐️

JenlovesJT47 Anyone seen the movie? I‘m wondering if they do the book justice. 1mo
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Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
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I have officially finished the Hannibal Lecter series! This explores Hannibal‘s origins and the atrocities he goes through in Lithuania during WWII. We finally see what made him the way he is. It‘s rough reading at times but I did find it satisfying and was oddly rooting for him on his quest for revenge for his sister Mischa‘s brutal death at the hands of a gang of despicable war criminals. I‘m excited to finally watch the show. This doesn‘t ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Seem to be as well-developed a story as the rest of the series and just skims the surface really, but it gets the job done and is a fast read. I‘d highly recommend the entire series, with books 2 and 3 being the best imo. 4⭐️ 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I really need to read this and finish the series! I‘m disappointed to find it doesn‘t continue the story from Hannibal though. 1mo
JenlovesJT47 @Clare-Dragonfly I know what you mean! I need to know more about Hannibal and you-know-who. The ending of Hannibal broke my brain but the more I think about it, the more sense it makes. One can dream he‘ll write another Hannibal book someday. Have you seen the show? I‘m so excited to start it. The Hannibal movie was disappointing and I‘m wondering if the movie for this one does it justice. Let me know when you finally read it! 🤗 4w
Clare-Dragonfly I haven‘t seen the show but I‘ve seen a lot of tumblr posts about it 😅 4w
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I really loved this audiobook. Fannie Flagg narrates this herself and does a great job. I‘m surprised I actually enjoyed the story of Sookie more than I did the parts set back in WWII, but it was all good. Sookie‘s mom was a piece of work! I learned about the women who flew planes in WWII — something that never seems to be talked about. If you enjoy southern fiction you will probably enjoy this. FF is quickly becoming one of my favorites! 4.5⭐️

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This was not a bad book by any means but I confess I‘m a little disappointed. It‘s so...bleak — for lack of a better word. It‘s long with no chapter breaks which made it a bit of a slog at times. The best way I know of putting it is that it‘s beautifully written but somewhat boring. I will say that I am excited to watch the movie again. I haven‘t seen it since I was a kid. 3⭐️

#vampires
#horror

Lynnsoprano I actually read Queen of the Damned first, which IMO is the best of the trilogy. If I‘d read this first, it would have been the last Ann Rice I‘d have read 1mo
Crazeedi I really liked this when I read years ago 1mo
KathyWheeler I liked this when I read it when it first came out. My favorite book involving Lestat though is The Tale of the Body Thief. 1mo
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I don‘t know why I waited so long to start the Bill Hodges trilogy. But I started this book this morning and had devoured it by this afternoon. The shortish chapters made the pages breeze by and I really couldn‘t put it down. Stressful and will keep you on the edge of your seat! The ending was very solid. All ready to dive into book 2 tonight! 5⭐️

#StephenKing
#horror
#thriller

KathyWheeler All loved all 3 books in this series. I remember putting this one down for a day because I was so afraid that the little girl was going to get blown up at the concert and I couldn‘t read that. I forced myself to read past that though. 1mo
JenlovesJT47 @KathyWheeler I was worried for her but I thought I remembered her being in his short story collection from last year, one about Holly Gibney. Janey killed me though! 😭 Even though I saw it coming, when I finished that chapter I had to put it down for a few minutes and I cried. SK is the best at writing people because they all seem so real. I‘m about to jump into book 2! 🤗🤓 1mo
KathyWheeler @JenlovesJT47 Yes, that got to me too. 1mo
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You guys, I didn‘t want this to end!! With the #audiobook of Fried Green Tomatoes fresh in my mind, I decided to grab the audiobook for the sequel. If possible, I think I loved this one even more! If you‘re feeling down at all, this will leave you feeling all giddy and warm and fuzzy inside. I love these characters! It‘s a perfect sequel. I hope they‘re making a movie! 5⭐️ Highly recommended!

#depressionerafiction
#historicalfiction
#feelgood

JenlovesJT47 Oh yes! The author narrates the audiobook and does a nice job. It‘s jarring to hear a town near me mentioned so frequently (although she did mispronounce it but everyone does who isn‘t from here 😬). I really connected with all these characters and I loved to see the evolution of Evelyn Couch. Such a great reminder how important it is to try to lift up those around us, you never know what a difference you can make. 🥰 1mo
CampbellTaraL Oh man, I didn't even think to check for a sequel after reading the first. Stacked! 1mo
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Double Indemnity | James M. Cain
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Continuing my James M. Cain kick, I grabbed this 3-hour #audiobook for my weekend reading. I saw the classic movie years ago and decided to grab this first before a rewatch. It‘s short and very compelling. The narrator has a super sexy voice that is just perfect for the noirish vibe. I couldn‘t remember exactly what happened in the movie, but I think the book is better. It usually is. If you enjoy pulp fiction/noir, I‘d highly recommend this. 5⭐️

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Mildred Pierce | James M. Cain
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I‘m a huge fan of the 2011 HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. I decided it was high time I read the book since I‘m on a James M. Cain kick at the moment. I decided on the 10-hour #audiobook — and I devoured it in 2 days! This is the most faithful book-to-movie adaptation I‘ve ever seen, besides Rosemary‘s Baby. He paints such a vivid picture of 1930s California in the middle of the depression. And it has great dialogue. I‘d highly recommend both ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 The book and the miniseries. The original 1945 version with Joan Crawford is a great noirish movie but doesn‘t remotely resemble the book. They can both be enjoyed imo as 2 totally separate things. The audiobook narrator was very good. 5⭐️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE this miniseries!! I have the book and haven‘t read it yet 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And I love Kate Winslet ❤️maybe I should read this one next! 2mo
AmyG Totally agree. I loved the miniseries so much I read the book. And loved that, too. 2mo
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Emily's Quest | L.M. Montgomery
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I set out to read the chapters for yesterday and today for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and somehow found myself devouring the rest of the book instead. 🙊🙈🙉😬 This is my favorite of the trilogy and now I find myself with a book hangover. I don‘t want to give away spoilers so I‘ll just say this book was a journey with Emily in her low lows and very high highs. I loved the ending. Can‘t wait for the group discussion! 5⭐️

#classic

BarbaraJean It‘s really hard for me to stop myself from bingeing this one!! 2mo
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This modern spin on Jane Eyre was just okay. The story is pretty far-fetched in general and the twists were fairly predictable, but I will say it was still entertaining and I had to know what happened next. This is a rent, not buy. 3⭐️

#BOTM
#thriller

RenePenn I bought this one because she is a local author. I also recently read Jane Eyre (which I‘d never read before) since it is a retelling. I wasn‘t overwhelmed with Jane Eyre so I needed a break before reading this one. It‘s in my stack to read before year end. May wait until next year. :) (edited) 2mo
JenlovesJT47 @RenePenn I just read Jane Eyre for the first time this year. I was underwhelmed, and honestly this book doesn‘t resemble it very much. But it is entertaining! My favorite Jane Eyre twisty retelling is Jane Steele. It is so good! 2mo
SilversReviews Enjoyed this book. 2mo
Wonderwoman89 To me it was a lot like Verity by Colleen Hoover. Even the plot 2mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I chose this classic for my first spooky #audiobook for October. I was underwhelmed. The narrator is good and the book is only 6 hours long, so it‘s still worth reading since it‘s considered a classic. I was expecting something really creepy and disturbing and this wasn‘t it. But it‘s easy listening and not terrible. 3⭐️

#horror
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Riding the Bullet | Stephen King
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Continuing my month of scary reads, I chose this SK novella about a college kid named Alan who ends up taking a ride with a dead guy. Alan is hitchhiking from college to his hometown to see his mom in the hospital. She just had a stroke. The dead guy gives him a choice — and I loved seeing this play out. A good solid little novella. 4⭐️

#StephenKing
#horror
#novella

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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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I chose this to kick off my month of scary reads. I started this at 10:30 on Saturday night and finished it at 5 on Sunday morning. I could NOT put this down! Such a great homage to 80s/90s slasher flicks, filled with nostalgia and full of twists and gory turns that had me on the edge of my seat. 5⭐️ Highly recommended!

#horror
#thriller
#unputdownable

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The Cocktail Waitress | James M. Cain
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I grabbed this #audiobook when it was on sale a couple of weeks ago. It‘s the lost final novel of James M. Cain and I really enjoyed it. I love the noirish vibe. I can‘t really put my finger on why exactly I liked this so much. The narrator was good but not great. I just got very wrapped up in Joan‘s very messy life and was rooting for her all the way. 4⭐️

#noir
#HardCaseCrime
#pulpfiction
#mystery
#historicalfiction

Larkken I read double indemnity by Cain earlier this year and liked it. I‘ll have to try this one! 2mo
rabbitprincess OMG super pulpy cover 😂 2mo
JenlovesJT47 @Larkken that‘s on my TBR, might listen to the audiobook soon. Have you seen the movie? I started the audiobook of Mildred Pierce yesterday and have already listened to 5 hours of it, it‘s very good! The miniseries is great as well and a very faithful adaptation. 2mo
JenlovesJT47 @rabbitprincess yes! 😆 I love it. I admit the cover convinced me to buy it lol. 2mo
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I was wary of reading anything set during lockdown but I‘m glad I picked this from #BOTM — a solid thriller set in Ireland at the beginning of lockdown, we go back and forth during 56 days to unravel the story of Oliver and Ciara — there are lots of well-done twists and it had me on the edge of my seat. Very well done and hard to put down. 5⭐️

#thriller

Rissa1 I just started this. 2mo
JenlovesJT47 @Rissa1 I hope you enjoy it! I had a hard time putting it down. 2mo
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Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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I finally finished book 2 in the Emily series a few days late for the buddy read. This was just as enjoyable as the first and I really wish I had read these when I was younger. Emily cracks me up! I‘m very excited to see where her relationship with Teddy will go in book 3. 5⭐️

#classics

BarbaraJean You‘re not that late… I‘m only just now remembering to post my review of this! 😆 2mo
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This little trilogy on kindle unlimited is quite enjoyable. This review is for book 2 (not in the system).

Book 2 tells of Jacqueline‘s 2nd jaunt to Paris, her first being 6 years ago. She‘s hoping to reconnect with Steven, whom she met on her first trip. Things don‘t go exactly as planned but it ends up being quite the adventure in the end.

The first half of the book is the story in French, with it translated to English in the second half. ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 I actually found myself getting very drawn into this story and I understood about 98% of it, which is very exciting to me! I‘m really looking forward to the next book in the series. 4⭐️ #LearningFrench 🇫🇷 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, I love that idea of it being written in French and followed up in English. C‘est Magnifique! Lol...I love the language, took 4 semesters, remember close to little. Ok, at least I know today is Jeudi. Lol 2mo
JenlovesJT47 @JanuarieTimewalker13 French is such a beautiful language! I fell in love with it, which motivates me to keep at it. I‘ve been doing it for 2 years so far. This series would be really good as a refresher course! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes!!! Thank you❤️ 1mo
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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The latest from Stephen King is another pick from me. Billy Summers is not a horror novel but it didn‘t need to be. Real life monsters are much more disturbing. This was hard to put down and only lagged for a bit in the very middle, before Alice came along. The end is bittersweet and imo well-done, since SK is not always the best at writing endings. 5⭐️ Highly recommended!

#StephenKing
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KathyWheeler I‘m glad to hear the ending is well-done. He can be terrible at endings. 2mo
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The movie Fried Green Tomatoes has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I read the book about 10 years ago and enjoyed it. I wanted to do a reread before I read the sequel that came out recently. I decided to grab the #audiobook and I‘m so glad I did! It really brings the story to life and now I think it‘s better than the movie. I‘ve always felt the movie, while amazing, has the tone of being a bit depressing, although there are lots of ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Funny moments as well. But the tone of the book is more lighthearted and is actually quite funny, although it still has the major plot points of the movie. I love the small-town vibe and the sense of community in Whistle Stop. I love how accepting everyone is about Ruth and Idgie‘s relationship, and unlike the movie, they are both clearly in love with each other and the town treats them like a married couple raising Ruth‘s son. The movie makes ⬇️ 2mo
JenlovesJT47 It more one-sided on Idgie‘s part. I freaking love Evelyn Couch and her relationship with Ninny Threadgoode. I teared up a few times and didn‘t want this to end. I devoured it in 4 days. The narrator does a great job and I feel like I have a #bookhangover — all this to say if you enjoy the movie you will definitely like this. Highly recommended to historical fiction lovers. 5⭐️ (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 2mo
Suet624 You‘re making me want to listen to it! 2mo
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Peyton Place | Grace Metalious
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I adore the 1960s show Peyton Place and this has been on my TBR forever. I decided to grab the #audiobook when I saw it was narrated by one of the show‘s cast members. I sped through this 16-hour audiobook. It‘s quite scandalous for the time period and was on banned book lists for awhile. It‘s small-town drama at its finest and imo is a great character study. It‘s a bit different from the show, which is set in the 60s. The book came out in 1956 ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 And when I realized the book was actually set in the late 30s/early 40s, I was even more impressed & can just imagine the scandal it caused when it was released. The author doesn‘t sugar coat anything and deals with a lot of hard topics, including abortion, a child born out of wedlock who‘s mother went to such great lengths to paint the picture of being a widow when her married lover died that she fudged her daughter‘s birthday by a whole year ⬇️ 2mo
JenlovesJT47 There‘s also familial rape and a murder trial which will just break your heart for poor Selena Cross. The 1957 movie stuck closer to the book and I‘m looking forward to a rewatch since I haven‘t seen it in years. You will get sucked into the lives of this group of small-town New Englanders and I found it very hard to put down. The narrator did a fabulous job. I‘d highly recommend this to lovers of historical fiction and I think the audiobook is ⬇️ 2mo
JenlovesJT47 The best way to go. I‘m really looking forward to watching the show again (all 514 episodes!). It‘s drama, but very well-done and realistic. I‘m looking forward to reading the sequel and various spin-offs. 5⭐️ Highly recommended! 2mo
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If you don‘t take this book too seriously, it‘s quite fun and a fast read. Very twisty and will keep you guessing til the end. 4⭐️

#BOTM
#thriller
#mystery

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I‘ve been looking forward to this since devouring book 1 a few years ago. I saved it as long as I could, then finally jumped in. I decided to go with the #audiobook and got hooked. The narrator is fabulous. The author does a great job going into more detail with the historical facts while also really humanizing Bonnie, Clyde, Buck and Blanche. You know what‘s coming at the end, yet you still hope things will work out for them in the end. 5⭐️

TheBookHippie Oh I heard this was good !!! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Here‘s another good language learning book I found on kindle unlimited. There are ten stories and they all have something to do with the everyday things in life. Charlotte goes through a divorce, has to keep up with her kids and the maintenance of her house and garden while navigating a friendly relationship with her ex husband as they coparent and might even get back together in the end. I thought this was a clever way to teach the basics. 4⭐️

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I started this last night, planning to only read a chapter or two. I ended up finishing it in one sitting! This was a compelling read and would have been fantastic if I didn‘t already know the twist. I‘m glad I can mark this off my TBR. All caught up for #thatsclassic ! 4⭐️

#classic
#novella

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It‘s #unpopularopinion time! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I really wanted to like this book but it was a slog. It took 2 months for me to finally push through the whole thing. It has a great premise with so much potential but it gets bogged down by one stereotypic trope after another. The dialogue is unrealistic and corny. The actions of the main characters are just so far-fetched imo that I couldn‘t stop rolling my eyes. The underlying message is good but it gets ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Lost in a sea of bad writing. I‘m not usually this harsh about books in general but maybe I feel this way because it did not live up to the massive hype for me at all. Sigh. I‘m glad so many people are enjoying it but it just wasn‘t for me. 😬🙊 1.5⭐️ #BOTM (edited) 3mo
SamAnne Bummer…just put this on my TBR list…. 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @SamAnne most people love it so don‘t let me influence you. It might just be me 😬 Read a few chapters and see what you think! 🤗 3mo
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SaraBeagle I thought it was so full of cliches. I was so surprised after all the great reviews. (edited) 2mo
JenlovesJT47 @SaraBeagle yes! I‘m glad to know I‘m not the only one who thought so. I think the idea of the story is great but it was executed poorly. It could be a good movie if they do it right. 2mo
TieDyeDude I totally agree with all the criticism, but I also found myself getting caught up on the action and actually caring about them by the end. I found it better to read in extended sessions rather than a little here and there. 2mo
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Rage | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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Stephen King voluntarily took this out of publication after school shootings became more common. But I think it‘s worth reading. We spend a tense morning in a classroom of high school kids being held hostage by a fellow student who has just taken down 2 of their teachers. We see what makes Charlie tick. The ending was good and didn‘t go the way I thought it would. This book makes you think. It‘s a quick read. 4⭐️ Recommended!

#StephenKing

WJCintron Where did you get a copy of it? Stephen King is the best!! 😃 👍 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @WJCintron a couple of years ago I was browsing SK books on eBay and somebody was selling a bundle of about 40 of his ebooks for about $7. This was one of them. I don‘t even know how that works but I got the same deal with all of the Outlander books for $8. Seems shady in retrospect because I don‘t really know how it works with the licensing for the ebooks so I don‘t look for ebooks anymore on eBay. But still glad I have this collection! 😬 3mo
WJCintron 🙌 @JenlovesJT47 That's AMAZING!!! Great deal!!! 😃 Thanks for getting back to me. You have a treasure there!!! 3mo
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I Shall Wear Midnight | Terry Pratchett
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I‘m done with book 4 in the Tiffany Aching series. I love these audiobooks and the narrator is fabulous as always. It‘s been suggested that I hold off on reading the last TA book until I read the Witches series. So that‘s where I‘m headed next. 4⭐️

#Audiobook
#TerryPratchett
#Discworld

SayersLover Yay! The witches are my favorite Pratchett series hope you enjoy them @JenlovesJT47 3mo
GingerAntics There is a whole other series that‘s supposed to go between book 4 and book 5? 3mo
rwmg @GingerAntics Most of the Witches series was written/takes place before the Tiffany Aching series and The Shepherd's Crown (TA 5) wraps up both series. For the full impact you need to have read both series. 3mo
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rwmg @GingerAntics Well, every one experiences books in their own way, but I assure you I found it much more poignant for having read the Witches than I think I would have done otherwise 3mo
GingerAntics @rwmg oddly, I‘m having a hard time finding copies of the witches trilogy, which of course makes me want to read them even more. lol I haven‘t check the library for the audiobooks yet. 3mo
GingerAntics @rwmg when I googled, only the first three came up. That‘s weird. I‘ll have to look in the morning. 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @rwmg I cannot find the first witches book on audiobook anywhere, not even Audible. Do you have any idea why it‘s not available? It‘s not at any of my libraries, including the digital libraries. So I grabbed the book instead. 3mo
rwmg Well that's odd. When I google Equal Rites audiobook, Audible is one of the results 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @rwmg that‘s weird. All that shows up on my Audible is the Spanish version. 3mo
rwmg It could be a copyright issue, with the recording only licensed for certain places 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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This isn‘t in the system. I grabbed this on amazon a couple of months ago and have slowly been going through all of these questions that test your French knowledge. I would not recommend this until you are at least at an intermediate level, but it is very helpful and encouraging - I‘m on the right track — not an expert but not a novice either. It‘s broken up into sections and is very doable. Recommended! 4⭐️

#LearningFrench

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Ok my fellow #PemberLittens — I stumbled across this on amazon awhile back and finally read it after finishing the main 6 JA books — it has terrible ratings on Goodreads but I am giving it a pick because it‘s hilarious and is not meant to be taken seriously. The 3 additional scenes for P&P are so funny, as well as the ones for Mansfield Park. It‘s a quick read and perfect when you‘re in the mood for a quick laugh. 3⭐️

#JaneAusten
#parody
#humor

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Book 6 in the Corinna Chapman series is another pick. This time, Corinna gets roped into working for an old friend who is catering for a soap opera. It was fun but I miss the usual setting of Corinna‘s bakery and the people of Insula. Only one book left before I‘m caught up with the series. I really hope she writes book 8 soon! 4⭐️

#cozymystery

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I‘ve always enjoyed this movie (1947), although I haven‘t seen it in awhile. I came across the #audiobook on Audible Plus. It‘s only 5 hours or so and is quite enjoyable. Very easy listening and soothing to listen to around bedtime. I will say I like the character of Lucy better in the movie. She‘s a bit too uptight and naive for my tastes sometimes in the book. But the narrator is great! Such a fun ghost story. 3.75⭐️

#classic
#paranormal

rubyslippersreads One of my very favorite books, movies, and TV shows. 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @rubyslippersreads I didn‘t know it was a tv show until after I finished the book! Would love to see it, maybe I can track it down somewhere. The movie is great! I‘m a big fan of Gene Tierney 🤓 3mo
rubyslippersreads @JenlovesJT47 I think there are episodes on YouTube. Edward Mulhare makes quite a dashing Captain Gregg. 3mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I‘m so happy to say I have finally read all of Jane Austen‘s main novels! Thank you so much to the lovely @sprainedbrain for organizing and hosting this. It‘s been a lot of fun.

This is now my 2nd favorite JA after P&P. Anne is so refreshing after Emma 😆 And THAT LETTER!!! Made me bump my rating up from 4⭐️ to 5. I can‘t wait to watch the movie! This has been fun. 🤗

#JaneAusten
#classic
#Regency
#PemberLittens

emz711 It's the best! 3mo
mom2bugnbee The letter bumped my star rating up as well! 3mo
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I love the Corinna Chapman series because imo, it epitomizes the definition of a #cozymystery — It‘s laid-back (rarely has to do with murder mysteries so doesn‘t stretch believability), and feels like slipping into a cozy nest with a cup of tea. Corinna and her little makeshift family that make up her apartment building, Insula, make me smile and wish I had friends like that. The descriptions of delicious food make my mouth water. 🤤 5⭐️

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Another fun Agatha #audiobook is done! I enjoyed this one. There‘s only one left written solo by M.C. Beaton before she passed 😪 but I‘m still glad the series is continuing. I hope Agatha and Charles actually do get together one of these days. 😬 4⭐️

#cozymystery

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Another super fun Discworld/Tiffany Aching book! My main listening time for these books is before I go to sleep. So many times I‘ll be laying in the dark grinning like an idiot because of the antics of the wee free men 😆😁. I also think Tiffany is a great heroine. I‘ve already started the 4th TA book. 4⭐️

Question for all you #Discworld lovers out there — which books should I read after I finish the last 2 TA books? The witches? 🤔

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SayersLover The witches are my favorite ones! Also they will be a good transition since you already know Granny Weatherwax. I also recommend “Reaper man” particularly if you need some humor around Halloween. 3mo
rwmg I would suggest reading the witches first before The Shepherd's Crown (the last Tiffany Aching book) if you want the full emotional experience 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @SayersLover thank you! Definitely going to read that one in October. And I love Granny Weatherwax! But I‘m having a hard time finding the audiobook for the first witch‘s book. 🤔 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @rwmg thank you for the heads up, will do! 🤗 3mo
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I‘m giving this a low pick — I loved the first half of the book and would have read the whole thing in one sitting if I hadn‘t waited til 3 am to start it 😬, but the second half got almost a little too unbelievable, although not to the point where the ending wasn‘t satisfying. I can honestly say, minus the stupidity of the main character in various places throughout the book, I have never felt like a character WAS me more so than this one. ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Sorry if this isn‘t making much sense, but what I mean is, our backgrounds are so similar - I was in a horrible car accident with my mother when I was 11. She thankfully didn‘t die but almost did (and I fractured my back). It was life-changing and I‘ve never seen it described better than this character does, about why she won‘t drive. That and her easygoing laid-back personality, her love for old movies (although darn, I don‘t see movies in ⬇️ 3mo
JenlovesJT47 My head lol), and her desire not to be the center of attention, I have never related more to a book character in my life. Now where we vastly differ is I‘ve grown up watching way too much true crime shit and never in a million years would go on a long (or short😳) car ride with some dude I don‘t know 😆. That being said, I saw the twist coming from a mile away. I guess what started to bother me at the halfway point was her “quirk” and how that ⬇️ 3mo
JenlovesJT47 Made her a highly unreliable narrator, which was frustrating, but I guess it was also effective because I had to finish it ASAP to see how it ended. I liked the epilogue. Overall, enjoyable but not perfect. 3.5⭐️ Thanks to anyone who read this far and for letting me ramble. At one point, as I was reading about her parents‘ accident, I was hit with such a strong PTSD flashback that I‘ve never had, a very vivid long-buried memory that took ⬇️ 3mo
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JenlovesJT47 My breath away and had me sobbing for a minute. Apologies again for over sharing. Thank you for coming to my Litsy therapy session. Funny I‘m only comfortable talking about this crap with my Litsy family. Don‘t know what I‘d do without you all! 😘🤗❤️ #LitsyPeopleAreTheBestPeople #BOTM 3mo
LA_Mead I am kind of obsessed with the ending of this book. I‘m a sucker for the meta book stuff. 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @LA_Mead the epilogue was really cool! 🤓 3mo
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