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JenniferEgnor

JenniferEgnor

Joined June 2016

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At the Wolf's Table: A Novel by Rosella Postorino
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Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn
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At the Wolf's Table: A Novel | Rosella Postorino
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The pregnancy had been a mistake. There was nothing divine in creating life or taking it—it was simply something humans did.

(So true....so #stopthebans )

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There‘s so much more light than darkness in the world. And if you don‘t see it, then you can create it.

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Whatever you think is most unacceptable or unworthy about yourself is usually the source of your magic.

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Whatever you think is most unacceptable or unworthy about yourself is usually the source of your magic.

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The garnets felt cold against her skin. They looked like a line of blood around her neck.

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Do you ever feel like, even when everything‘s going all right, or especially when it‘s going all right, that there‘s some horror movie version of your life that‘s going to come sneaking up behind you?

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The Glass Arrow | Kristen Simmons
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We are strong and proud and beautiful and there are not enough stars in the night sky to measure our worth. Yes, I think. I am just a woman.

In light of what is happening in America right now, remember ladies, that your beauty, your power, your worth, is endless and priceless.

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The Glass Arrow | Kristen Simmons

This book is so depressing right now, in light of what‘s happening to women all around the country. #stopthebans

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The Glass Arrow | Kristen Simmons
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I feel a scream, loud enough to make the whole world deaf, building in my chest.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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I loved this book. Reproductive freedom is something I‘ve always felt very strongly about and I‘ve researched it going back to classical antiquity. I‘m always looking for more on the subject. This book shows both perspectives. One day we women will not have to fight anymore for what is ours! #prochoice

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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She folded into herself, an origami of grief.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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Women had been property. Their chastity had always belonged to a man, until abortion and contraception put control of women‘s sexuality in the women‘s hands. If women could have sex without the fear of unwanted pregnancy, then suddenly the man‘s role had shrunk to a level somewhere between unnecessary and vestigial. So instead, men vilified women who had abortions. They created the stigma: good women want to be mothers, bad women don‘t.

I‘m BAD.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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When Wren was little, Hugh had come upstairs to find her scrubbing her face with lemons, trying to get rid of her freckles. I have spots, she had said. I‘m ugly.
You‘re beautiful, he‘d told her, and those are constellations.
The truth was, she was his universe.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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The reason you hold onto someone too tightly isn‘t always to protect them – sometimes it‘s to protect yourself.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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He had looked at her with his beautiful eyes, which no longer reminded Joy of seas she might travel, but of pale glaciers, an ocean of ice.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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Hope could do that to a person, Louie knew. Paralyze you inside and out.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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She smiled, but it didn‘t reach her eyes.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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She wondered if it would hurt, when she returned to stardust.

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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Suddenly the woman‘s eyes blinked open, a lucid and lovely sea green. “You‘ve come to get me, haven‘t you?” she said, smiling softly.
“Oh no,” Izzy replied. “you‘re not going for any tests tonight.”
The woman moved her head inperceptibly. “I‘m not talking to you, honey,”! she said, her gaze fixed somewhere over Izzy‘s shoulder. A moment later, the woman died.

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You Will Not Have My Hate | Antoine Leiris
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Who knows what I‘ll become tomorrow, when my grief has let me fall? My body will abandon me, but there will still be my mind. Given a suspended sentence, so I can watch myself sink.

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You Will Not Have My Hate | Antoine Leiris
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Waiting is a feeling without a name. It is distress, hope, sadness, relief, surprise, dread.

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You Will Not Have My Hate | Antoine Leiris
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Even when there was nothing left to look for, we kept going. I needed to escape. To get away as far as possible, not to turn back.

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Mind of Winter: A Novel | Laura Kasischke
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It was all a secret. The entire country was a secret, and Siberia was the vast white secret at the center of it.

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Mind of Winter: A Novel | Laura Kasischke
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I‘m so selfish. I am a selfish person. But, God, I love you. I love everything about you. More than I ever knew I could ever love anything, I love you. Please, please, stay in this world with me.

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Mind of Winter: A Novel | Laura Kasischke
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“Mom, can‘t you see what you‘re doing?”
Holly looked from Tatiana to the sponge in her hand, to the dark circle around her on the floor. “Mom, you‘re trying to scrub your shadow off the floor.”
“What?” Holly asked. Why were there suddenly tears in her eyes? Why, again, did she have that feeling of complete abandonment, of having been rejected, abandoned by everyone?

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Mind of Winter: A Novel | Laura Kasischke
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The shower water continued to run in a burning rivulet down Holly‘s spine, and she felt as if that heat, that water, might unzip her. She imagined it doing so, the flesh opening at her spine, and how it would feel, then, to step out of her body. Escape her body. The body was a kind of cage. That the self, the soul, was cage-free...cage-free was the goal, attained by death.

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Mind of Winter: A Novel | Laura Kasischke
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Holly had gone that morning into Tatty‘s bedroom expecting to find her in the Big Girl Bed. Tatiana wasn‘t in it. Instead, a Barbie doll, with the covers up to her plastic chin, her head resting on Tatty‘s pink pillow. Had she honestly thought, or only felt, primevally, in her Irish bones: Changeling?

•creepy moment in this book. Kids are scary.

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I was inspired to do these photos by one of my favorite childhood tales: The Green Ribbon. What do you guys think?

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Current situation.

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Every woman should have a copy of this book! ME is a little known simple procedure that can safely be done by anyone with training, right at home. This book doesn‘t instruct you how to do it, but explains what it is, how it is done, and its benefits. It needs to be updated though, as it is an older book now.

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Today‘s finds at the library book sale!

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My book stamp arrived today! Available on Etsy, she makes anything you want.

#cre8tiveRubberStamp

LiteraryinLititz Love it!! 4mo
JenniferEgnor I don‘t know why I didn‘t do this sooner. Check her shop out, she‘s great! 4mo
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Out of town yesterday to see some metal bands, Goodwill finds.

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Medieval gynecology is a peculiar and fascinating subject.

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On the Origin of Species | Charles Darwin, Sabina Radeva
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Another educational book we helped bring into existence! It finally arrived yesterday. I would never have been allowed to look at this when I was a child, ☹️😑. Anyone can believe what they want, or laugh as well—but the story of evolution is quite amazing and beautiful, with evidence constantly unfolding all around us. Thank you, Darwin for your contribution to the world, & to authors like this who encourage learning and make it fun.

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The Burning Road | Ann Benson
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“Were it only mine to choose, I would never leave your side. But one cannot slay dragons while languishing in the arms of the lady one wishes to protect.”
“The dragons will wait.”
“But they must still be slain.”
“They will wait.”

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The Burning Road | Ann Benson
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Such work always brought to the surface some ancient wrathful Goddess that lurked deep inside her psyche, waiting after millennia of suppression for the moment when her creative fury could be unleashed in pursuit of some evasive truth.

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The Burning Road | Ann Benson
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I was looking out the window last fall, watching the leaves come down and it hit me like a ton of bricks: I‘ve probably spent six months of my life raking leaves. And it was in that exact moment that I realized that I couldn‘t rake another one. Ever. And I, the human schmuck, was spending a lot of time trying to make nature behave.
•My step mom used to say the neighbors would think leaves were tacky. Wtf?! You can‘t fight nature, why try? 🙄•

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My finds from a local library sale today.

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@ the library in Atalaya Castle, Murrel‘s Inlet, SC/Huntington Beach. This was the home of the founders of Brookgreen Gardens (Archer & Anna Huntington).

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This book is hilarious. Rape, eugenics, vegetarianism, exploitation, feminism and more...this book has it all.

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The Plague Tales | Ann Benson
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It was there, deep in her heart, buried in the pit of her stomach, lurking in her psyche, ready to scratch and claw its way out with the slightest provocation. She would hold it back...until in a private place where she would cry and wail until her heart burst.

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Goodwill haul today.

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Guinevere | Laurel Phelan
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This book reads more like a fantasy novel. I believe in reincarnation 100%, but most often, who we were in other lives was not someone ‘glamorous/famous‘. Sometimes many details are given in dreams or regressions, but the amount in this one is difficult to believe. I think that this lifetime could be that of someone, but not Guinevere. I believe in Arthur, and perhaps one day we will know who he really was.

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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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How many girls have their very own eventual husband appearing at regular intervals buck naked before their eyes?

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The Plague Tales | Ann Benson
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Last Friday night, I lost the book I was reading. I looked everywhere, it was like it just vanished! My husband ordered another copy for me—today, my copy turned up. So Oma & Opa can keep the new one. I was so mad, because I was so close to finishing it! Oh my love, we are reunited once again📖🤣

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The Plague Tales | Ann Benson
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Lady, if you are of a mind to be rid of this burden, it can be arranged. Many a midwife has plucked an unwanted seed from its mother‘s womb, even among the highborn.

Yes, and I have done a fair amount of research on it! #prochoice #medievalprochoice

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The Plague Tales | Ann Benson
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It‘s a hard thing, death, when it‘s not expected...

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The Plague Tales | Ann Benson
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They stood in the small main room of the cottage and looked around silently. Bruce was awestruck by what he saw before him. He pursed lips and made a little whistle of amazement. “Hello, Middle Ages,” he said.

Oh my heart flutters at the thought.

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The Plague Tales | Ann Benson
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Things wither and die before us so we may better savor that we live.