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Jenshootsweddings

Joined March 2016

Photographer. I read coffee and drink books. Wait, what? Canadian married to an American, long distance style. Instagram @jenshootsweddings
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Contemporary Wedding Cakes | Nadene Hurst, Julie Springall
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Not a picture of a book for #24in48 - I have a double header wedding weekend which means no reading for me but wanted to check in and say wow, are you guys ever plowing through stacks of books! Trying to keep up with ya‘ll, but hope you‘re all having a good weekend and enjoying yourselves! ❤️❤️❤️

Meg11726 You're gonna rock their pictures! 2y
Jenshootsweddings @Meg11726 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ☺️ 2y
brilliantglow I love that picture though. Have fun this weekend! 2y
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Sunday‘s are for baking and audiobooks 😍❄️

Jenshootsweddings And I posted this on a Saturday. Awesome. 2y
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The Wolves of Winter | Tyrell Johnson
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love it, but it was very underwhelming for me. Great premise, great setting but it would have been better with more details flushed out.

Melissa_J Your dog is sooo beautiful 😍🐶 2y
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When you‘re juuuuuuuust slightly on the other side of a major reading slump and depressive episode and you open this random book to this random page while trying to figure out what to read next.

Let‘s do this, 2018.
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Beckys_Books Beautiful poem , and love the pink nails! 💅 2y
Samwise_Gamgee ❤️ 2y
Erinreadsthebooks 🙌🏼👏🏼💪🏼 2y
kricheal YES! 2y
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A little pre-book breakfast club (since neither of us has read the book we picked yet but didn‘t want to put off breakfast any longer 💁). Super simple recipe for loaded breakfast potato skins in the latest Smitten Kitchen cookbook, but I‘m a fan of pretty much everything in the book anyway ... I switched out sour cream and bacon for hollandaise and fried squash.

cariashley I loooove Smitten Kitchen! 2y
AmyG I love her, too. 2y
drbethandherkindle That looks delicious! 2y
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The Wolves of Winter | Tyrell Johnson
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An unexpected snow day means I feel no guilt whatsoever about just doing this all day 🤞🏻✌🏻

RachelO Good plan! 2y
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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I was bound and determined to read for NYE last night, and I did. I was determined to prove to myself that I‘m not completely broken, so I made a nest, grabbed a book, and went for it.

I‘d say best book in a long time, but the competition wasn‘t fierce. even if I had just read 100 good books, this one would still stand out.

Hoping 2018 is prosperous in heart and kind to everyone. Thank you for always being here, Littens. ❤️

Lmstraubie Wishing you a bright New Year!🎉🎊 2y
Notafraidofwords I‘m sending you good vibes ⭐️ 2y
RachelO 💖Wishing you a happy new year, with many more 'wow, that was good!' moments 2y
AmyG Wishing you a wonderful 2018! 2y
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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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It‘s hilariously sad that I bought this even though I haven‘t read a book since September. Wishful thinking for one day in the future, maybe.

At this point I‘m worried my ability to read a book may never come back.

Notafraidofwords I know the feeling. Sending good vibes. 2y
EvieBee ((Hugs)) It will, when you‘re ready. In the meantime, I always enjoy your book piles and hauls. Those books will be waiting for you. ♥️♥️ 2y
KassKho Have you tried graphic novels or audiobooks? Sometimes those help me when I‘m not in a reading mood. Graphic novels are quick and audiobooks you can just play while doing chores. Best of lucky getting out of the funk ❤️ (edited) 2y
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Johanna414 Sometimes you just need to take a step back and focus on other things for awhile. Don‘t put pressure on yourself, and you‘ll get back into reading when you‘re ready. 2y
Lizpixie I know EXACTLY how you feel! I‘m used to reading at least 20 books a month but since, I think August, finishing a book has been rare. I‘ve started so many new books and just given up. I‘m on a roll at the moment though, I ended up just ignoring all my TBR & rereading a well loved series instead. I‘m on Bk7 now & still going. Hope your bookbrain kicks in soon too.❤️ 2y
Jas16 It takes awhile sometimes and I know how frustrating it is. 2y
MrsAHintz Going through the exact same thing over here! 😭 2y
Craftylikefox I believe in you! That will be a good when to get into! I thought it was a relatively fast paced thriller :) 2y
megt You‘ll get there! ❤️ 2y
minkyb Don‘t lose faith. 2y
RadicalReader @Jenshootsweddings I can imagine breakfast at your place is one interesting event! You:” you want bacon?” Husband:” the inferior kind or your kind?!” 2y
Megabooks I‘m just glad you‘re back on Litsy a bit! I‘ve missed you and the pups. Take care and have faith. I‘m rooting for you! 2y
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The Names of Dead Girls | Eric Rickstad
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📚🔜
I‘d really, really like to read this book in November. Still in a major reading slump, and I‘ve picked up so many books lately and laid them down again after a chapter or two. I love this author and don‘t want to do a disservice by forcing myself to read it, yet I‘m not sure what else I‘ll be reading soon ...
#emojinov #nov📚📷er

LiteraryinLititz I know you‘ve been slumping hard lately. I‘m so sorry! I found the book He Said/She Said to be an unputdownable mystery that was a cut above some of the garden variety thrillers. Or maybe a Liane Moriarty? Hope you‘re taking care of yourself, whether you‘re reading or not. 💚 2y
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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Yayyyyyy! This was an amazing package @RachelO thank you!!
I think my favourite bit (other than the coffee dark chocolate 😍) is the paw bookmark. Someone really did their homework!
Book related, I‘ve been wanting to read BSOG since I discovered Ruta last year, and Dark Matter looks like my kind of story!
Thank you so much for taking the time to pick these out for me - this has made my week! ❤️
#halloweengoespostal

RachelO 😊I'm glad it arrived in one piece! I was paranoid it'd be sat next to a heater on the journey across, and you'd end up with chocolate-coated books 😱! Hope there's something you enjoy in there - you were a pleasure to shop for, and your dogs are such characters 🐶🐶 2y
LeahBergen I so want to read Dark Matter. 👍🏻 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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I got up early with The American, thinking I‘d have some time in the quiet dark morning after he left to enjoy a coffee and open my #halloweengoespostal but somehow it turned in to a circus this morning (and we don‘t even have kids!) and long story short, I‘m about to try this again, 4 hours later! ☕️❤️

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Ok, apparently Rupi is the exception to my major reading slump ... slowly, quietly, don‘t make any sudden movements ... I don‘t want to scare it away!

Which photo challenge are you doing for November? Maybe SERIOUSLY doing one will help this slump ...

Ashley_Nicoletto Rupi Kaur 🖤 I'm glad she's helping. 2y
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If you haven‘t received your #halloweengoespotal package yet, it could be coming from me!
I suck at this.

Received mine earlier this week, yay!

RachelO Yay! 👍 2y
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I need help.
I‘m better, emotionally, but seem to have lost my reading desire. like a switch has been flipped off for MONTHS now. holds come in from the library and then sit until I return them unread. I‘ve started a few but not finished. someone mentioned maybe a really, really good thriller/suspense would help. Any suggestions? loved Behind Her Eyes, find Paula Hawkins hit or miss, loved that original Gone Girl feeling. I‘m almost desperate.

ohyeahthatgirl If I'm in a reading slump i usually have to take a break to take the pressure off. Binge some good TV, podcasts, movies. If I try to force it, I always make it worse. Good luck! 2y
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HardcoverHearts Not sure if this will help, but I try to switch up genres, formats and length of books. Just to get the “reading reps” back up so that it‘s part of your habit again. So I may try a novella and a graphic novel or a biography audiobook when I usually prefer fiction. Most of all, it may not be you- there are a lot of crappy books out there so make sure not to feel like you are failing. They are failing you. Best of luck! 2y
slategreyskies What @HardcoverHearts said! Graphic novels or manga are what I dip into when I can‘t read. They help. There‘s a wide selection available on Hoopla too. *hugs* 2y
Shemac77 I really enjoyed the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. Or the Flavia series by Alan Bradley 2y
Bklover Or try 2y
Bklover Have you read 2y
ItsAngel Oh oh oh....Into the Darkest Corner I absolutely couldn‘t put down. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Into the darkest corner is good. I agree with @ItsAngel I also flew through this one after my last reading slump. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I also flew through this one, but serious trigger warnings here. It's based on a true story and what happens is horrendous. 2y
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re doing better...this was a satisfying thriller 2y
Cinfhen And my daughter loved 2y
Simona I don‘t have any suggestions or advice ... I‘m fighting with the reading slump for the second month now and the worst thing to do is - forcing yourself to read. 2y
MrBook Oh no! Hmmm, well, it takes 21 days to form a habit. Force yourself to read 15 minutes a day. Maybe start with lighter, fluffier material? 2y
ValerieAndBooks So good to see you back 💖. Maybe re-visit old favorites? 2y
RadicalReader @Jenshootsweddings I highly suggest: The Secrets She Keeps Michael Robotham, The Cellar by Natasha Preston and The Girl Before by JP Delaney 2y
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Still slow going in general (my reading, not the story), but marching on! These mornings on our new back deck are seriously helping. The dog that wants to cuddle is not.

Or maybe it's the coffee. Either way👍

RanaElizabeth Um, that pupper needs hugs now. What are you waiting on? 2y
Jenshootsweddings @RanaElizabeth he's only happy if he's being cuddled 24/7! 2y
LauraBeth Was thinking about you - hope you‘re doing okay 💕 2y
EvieBee Missing you! Hope all is well. Xx 2y
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Coffee and reading on the deck every morning is absolutely helping me get back to normal. Not quite reading at the speed I'd like to be yet, but definitely back on track. Yay!
The peach cake is from @jpease89 - I took the dogs for their usual morning stroll, randomly bumped into her while she was working and she whipped this out of her bag for me. 😍

TrishB Never get cake randomly handed to me whilst out walking 😀 2y
Zelma I would go for more walks if there was free cake. Just sayin. 😋 2y
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I'm exhausted. It's been such an emotional few months, and I can't quite get back into my normal reading routine. When does it go back to normal?
Thankfully (I think), September is jam packed with weddings, so I'm hoping that will either distract me or kick my ass back into normalcy ... fingers crossed. Until then, even if I'm quiet on here, I'm still thinking of my Litten friends ❤️

LauraBeth I'm so sorry for your tough road. And there's nothing that I can say that would ease your heartache - but just wanted you to know that your Litsy family cares and are here ❤️❤️ 2y
AmyG Things always get back to "normal" eventually. Never as fast as we want. Sending a litsy hug to you. 2y
Jess_Read_This I'm sorry for the heartaches you are having. I just want you to know I'm sending positive thoughts and hugs to you. ❤️ 2y
Notafraidofwords Sending good thoughts your way ! 2y
kspenmoll So sorry, sending ❤️. 2y
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Good morning littens! The American took me away for an extended long weekend to distract us (mostly me) from our latest news and it was EXACTLY what I needed. Home again, and day one of getting back into routine. And after seven weeks of no coffee, this cup tastes like liquid gold 😍

LeahBergen Hugs! 💕💕 2y
ValerieAndBooks 💗💗💗 2y
Lmstraubie 💖💖💖 2y
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Lucky Strikes | Louis Bayard
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July was a hard month. I could barely pick up a book, let alone read.

Our second round of IVF is over and done with as of today, and unsuccessful. My body is tired, my heart is broken and my mind needs a break. The only thing I could think to do after getting the news was immerse myself in a book. Two books down today, starting the third.

Reading heals better than whiskey, right?

Alfoster Both are good👊! Virtual hugs coming your way❤️! 2y
saresmoore ♥️♥️♥️ So sorry, friend. 2y
JenFowler Books are a great escape and help keep you distracted while you get healthier in your mind and body both. Sooo much better than whiskey! I'm so so sorry for the pain your heart has endured. Please be kind to yourself! Self-care is all you should be doing today. 2y
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theshrinkette Much love to you. ❤️ 2y
Jas16 Sending you hugs 2y
mom2bugnbee Thinking of you. Take care of yourself. 2y
Lizpixie Sending much love and hugs from Australia. Reading is much healthier than whiskey, and the hangovers don't hurt as much. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Melwilk Oh, I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself 💕 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I'm sorry! I hope the reading is at least a little soothing. 2y
Bookwormjillk So sorry to hear that. 2y
Wife 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 2y
Bibliogeekery So sorry to hear! Much love! 💗 2y
Cinfhen I'm so sorry 😢whatever gives you comfort ~ sending hugs & love 2y
Libby1 (((Hugs))). I'm so very very sorry. Infertility causes horrible pain and grief. There is a UK based organisation called Saying Goodbye that you might find helpful. It has been helpful for me. ❤️ 2y
Anovelobsession So sorry - wishing you comfort 💐 2y
irre 💕💕 2y
Notafraidofwords I'm very sorry, friend ❤️ 2y
Bookcation74 ❤️💐 2y
minkyb So sorry to hear this sad news. 2y
Lmstraubie 💗💗💗 2y
LeahBergen Hugs. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Mel ❤️ 2y
megt Sending hugs 💕 2y
lauralovesbooks1 So sorry. 2y
Simona I can only imagine your pain and I can only hug you in my thoughts ... ♥️ 2y
DivineDiana Sending love. May you find solace in your books. ❤️ 2y
Suet624 I'm so sorry. Sending love and hugs. 2y
RadicalReader @Jenshootsweddings wishing you a Christmas miracle that you‘ll soon be a wonderful mother and the American an… American Dad 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I haven't been able to read a word of a book in at least two weeks, thanks to some personal stuff going on. My goal today is to fix that! Can't decide which one of these to start with - suggestions?

EchoLogical The only one I've read is The Hate U Give but I thought it was a good book. 2y
Purrfectpages The Hate U Give was great! 2y
valeriegeary THUG or Forth of July. Both are great! 2y
MicheleinPhilly Agree with @valeriegeary! Both 5 star reads for me. 2y
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Pickpick

Well that took a turn!

It's a quick read, so I don't want to say much else. Worth picking up.

Melissa_J Oh good! I just bought this one so I'm glad it's a pick. Your puppers are looking great 🐶🐶 2y
LeahBergen Just look at those darlings! 💕 2y
Megabooks Your dogs look like an album cover for Adult Dog Contemporary Rock! 💜💜💜 them so much!! 2y
Cortg Look how nice they posed for their picture! 2y
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I've been slow to read, let alone finish, anything the past few weeks, and I'm not sure why. Reading this slowly was a bit of a blessing - I was really able to absorb it in all it's hauntingly sad and hopeful ways.

PurpleyPumpkin What a sweet puppy!😍 2y
GypsyKat Such a cutie! 😍 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon What a good dog! Posing for pictures 😘 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Nice day for a stroll to the library with the Terror Squad! Finally got my hands on Exit West!

Karkar What a cute terror squad! 🐾🐾🐶🐶😍😍 2y
Texreader So cute!!! 2y
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Lucky Strikes | Louis Bayard
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Thank you so much @jpmcwisemorgan !!! I've been wanting to read some of these for so long! You really put a lot of effort into my gift and I love everything in it. I can't wait to get started on these! Thank you for always organizing such a fun event @BookishMarginalia
#summersantagoespostal
#summersolsticebookexchange

Hollie Awesome books! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan You're welcome!!! It was so hard to let Lucky Strike go. I was jealous of the books I sent and I'm the one who got them. I can't wait to hear how it is! 2y
StephanieMarie Thirteenth tale is one of my favourites! Hope you enjoy it 2y
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It's #summersantagoespostal Day! Bentley says let's do this!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Look what was waiting for me when I got home from the cottage!! Can't wait until tomorrow ❤️❤️ #summersantagoespostal

EchoLogical 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Gissy 🎉🎉🎉🎉just a couple of hours!!! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan The person who sent it might have forgotten to send their Litsy handle. 😊 2y
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I can't help but join in!

1. London, Ontario
2. Listening to @Liberty talk about it on the All The Books podcast, over a year ago!
3. Shawshank Redemption
4. No, but I used to catch them and release them at the cottage and just watched my nieces do the same with a snapping (!!!) turtle this weekend.

#welcomelitten @saguarosally

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh I love Shawshank! 2y
TheKidUpstairs Seriously, so many London Littens! 2y
Rachel_R._Smith Shawshank Redemption! That was a fantastic movie! 2y
saguarosally I might have to try Shawshank Redemption. 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Soooooooo I went to see Paula Hawkins speak last month in Ann Arbor, where I also picked up her latest and she signed such a nice message.

Then I read the book and hated it, sooooooo .... at least the message was nice? 💁

britt_brooke 😆👏🏻 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Too bad you didn't enjoy this book. It's on my tbr, but maybe I won't rush to get to it! 2y
Jenni_Capps I have this on hold at the library but I'm not super interested in it, I didn't care for her The Girl on the Train at all and I've haven't heard the best reviews on this new one either soooo... 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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ferskner I'm so glad I'm not alone in thinking this book was laaaaaaaame. The last sentence was the only one I thought had any oomph, but it was too little too late. 2y
JoeStalksBeck Yeah I didn't care for it. I knew who done it too soon. I liked TGOTT better 2y
minkyb That is too bad @Jenshootsweddings ☹️ 2y
Lola I love reading the different opinions on this one-I finished it last night and really liked it-I was meh with TGOTT. Curious about those of you on this thread who also read TGOTT-did you like that one better like @JoeStalksBeck did? @ferskner @PurpleyPumpkin @britt_brooke (edited) 2y
Jenshootsweddings @Lola I loved TGOTT! I read it before it was released and adored it. I probably wouldn't like it as much if I re-read it now though 2y
Lola @Jenshootsweddings I thought they were very different-so I think it makes sense that that we felt opposite ways about each. Thanks for the post. 🙂 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @Lola I enjoyed TGOTT! This one looked interesting too, so I picked it up not too long ago. The reviews seem really hot and cold, not much in between! 2y
britt_brooke @Lola I haven't read the new one - and don't think I plan to - but I wasn't a great fan of The Girl on the Train. I thought it was just ok. 2y
Lola @PurpleyPumpkin @britt_brooke Looking forward to hearing what you both think if you do dive in (pun (not really) intended). 2y
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I bought my niece a Wonder Woman junior reader this past weekend. I looked over to the passenger seat and saw her engrossed in it, which made me a pretty happy and proud Aunt!

britt_brooke 😍 2y
LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
Cortg Nice! 2y
RadicalReader @Jenshootsweddings do I sense an Awesome Aunt Award?! 2y
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Can't decide which one to start next! Suggestions?

Lmstraubie I haven't read either one, but I really like the cover on the left. 2y
EvieBee Tough. I'd say The Women in the Castle. Heard such good things about it! 2y
Lacythebookworm The Women in the Castle! Great story! 😊👍 2y
lauralovesbooks1 Women in the Castle! 2y
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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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Finally getting around to tackling my #netgalley pile!

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Contemporary Wedding Cakes | Nadene Hurst, Julie Springall
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it's almost time to eat a chunk of this gorgeous thing! And then home to read and/crash 🙌🏻

LauraBrook Can't wait for you to be done w work, at home, and in pajamas. Such a good feeling after a long day! 2y
AlaMich That is one classy wedding cake! 2y
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Waiting Game | Diana Hamilton
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And now waiting in the lobby, minus my book. Not quite as enjoyable.

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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The not so glam side of wedding photography - camped out in my truck with a book and snacks, waiting on groom & groomsmen to finish golf and start getting ready.

minkyb Golf? I know it's been a while since I got married but... 2y
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Fantastic and lovely. Easy and light with big heart and drama. Just what I needed to pull me out of a slump! Oh, and my beloved bookmark from @Bks4Wrms

christineandbooks Waiting patiently for my hold at the library...and I even reserved the large print title... So many ahead of me! 2y
Jenshootsweddings @christineandbooks I waited awhile for it as well! I don't think libraries expected it to be as popular as it is 2y
Bks4Wrms Glad you like it! 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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In the wedding industry, we refer to the day after a large wedding as a hangover. tired, achy, groggy, dehydrated and mentally tired from switching from introvert to extrovert to control a million things all day (timing, guests, timing, guests, timing, guests). The first one of the season is always the worst, but reading outside helps! So does caffeine - lots and lots of caffeine.

celtichik Enjoy! Sounds like you definitely deserve it! 2y
LauraBrook Hope you have your feet up and that someone else is making dinner! 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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First wedding of the season today, and although I'm ready, I don't FEEL ready. Reading for a bit to try and calm me, but someone saw the gear bags and now won't leave me alone because he knows i'll be gone all day. We got this, buddy!

kspenmoll Hope the book helps; your photos will be beautiful! 2y
JacqMac You've got this! 2y
Tanzy13 🐶 2y
Zelma Poor guy. He looks very concerned. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Those ears look too soft - I would not be able to leave that face & those ears even for a short time! 2y
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This quote reminds me of The American, big time. Or maybe I'm just missing him a lot tonight. We're half-way thru a longer than usual time apart, so maybe I'm schmoopier than usual.

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Dragon Teeth: A Novel | Michael Crichton
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UM IGNORE MY LAST POST ABOUT A READING SLUMP

Clearly I posted that before I saw the "new" Michael Chrichton is out this week, on top of a whole bunch of other great new releases. To the bookstore!

Melissa_J It's for sale at Costco if you're interested. 2y
Jenshootsweddings @Melissa_J oooooh! I was debating a Costco run in the morning and now you've swayed me! 2y
Rachbb3 This sounds amazing. I need to get this one. 2y
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Bookartbookmarks Have you ever read ? It's so good. 2y
Bookartbookmarks Sorry. Not the lost world by Michael but the one by the author of Sherlock Holmes. 2y
drokka Well, you seem completely recovered. Huzzah! 😀 2y
TheBookStacker I love Michael! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I saw this in an email today too, and did a double take.... New! Crichton? With a dinosaur picture on the front! I immediately had to go look at the description too and add it to my need-to-buy-this-ASAP list. 2y
Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉📚 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Here be dragons! 🐲🐲 2y
ericarobynreads SO good!!! 2y
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I'm in a rut. I don't want to read, I don't want to listen to audiobooks, I don't want to #audiowalk ...
it's a struggle to pick up my current read.
Do you think pausing it and reading something else will help? What do you do when you're in a reading slump?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Reread a favorite. Choose a genre you don't normally pick. Those are a couple of things I remember that have worked for me or been mentioned here before! 😘 2y
drokka I find that usually my reading slumps are caused by non-book related things. When that happens, and if the outside force isn't something I can't control, then I usually go for something quick,l read less often, like a short story or graphic novel where the commitment is maybe not as long. Alternatively, I watch one of my go-to films and hope it works. 2y
Suet624 Honestly, I just let my reading mind rest for a bit. We take in a lot when we read and it can be tiring for the emotions and the mind. I listen to music. Eventually I check out a meaty article in the New Yorker or Vanity Fair and I get interested in reading again. Podcasts help me rest from reading too. (edited) 2y
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LauraBeth Sometimes I just take a break from reading for a few days and listen to music or binge watch a tv show. ❤️ 2y
EvieBee I catch up on my shows and take in a graphic novel or two. When in anxious, I definitely can't read so that helps take my mind off things. 2y
Yeah_I_Read I try to switch up genres, if that doesn't help I flip through channels and realize it would probably be easier to find a decent book than finding something decent on tv lol 2y
Well-ReadNeck Short books. 2y
I-read-and-eat I either pick up a new, completely different book, or a take a break from reading altogether and watch a show or go for walks or whatever. 2y
I-read-and-eat Or I pick up a magazine. Something light with short articles. And rereading an old favourite as @BarbaraTheBibliophage already mentioned 2y
Jenni_Capps That's tough.. I was in one for awhile and found that it didn't help if I tried to "force" read so I just took a break all together then when I picked up a book it was one of my favorites and reread it. Good luck! Hope you come out of it soon!! 2y
Heatheringheights Podcasts for me! 2y
Reviewsbylola Usually I try not to force it and if another book really grabs my attention, I give it a try. 2y
Hoopiefoot Don't force it. Do you have any magazines or podcasts to catch up on? TV shows you want to watch? Maybe your reading brain just needs a break. 2y
Rachbb3 I read short stories on Serial Reads. A little at a time. Then I picked a book I knew I would like because of the author. I just came out of a slump. They stink!! 2y
teebe I usually try to spend a lot of time doing something else. Watch a movie or tv series, do some art, train my dog, etc. I can go weeks without reading at all. Then I'll try to ease myself back in with short stories or graphic novels, something that doesn't require a lot of focus. Maybe re-read something. 2y
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I *was* enjoying reading this on the new deck until someone just HAD to chase the neighbours chicken out of the yard and got caught in the fence. Now he's sulking and won't leave my lap 🙄

minkyb Now there's a sentence I bet you didn't think you would be typing today! 😜 2y
Cortg Poor baby! 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Waiting patiently to hear Paula Hawkins at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor!

Jess_Read_This Oh wow! I didn't realize she was in Michigan. Have fun and post more pics! 😁 2y
AmyG I love AA! Enjoy! Go Blue! 2y
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Dogs on Instagram | @Dogsofinstagram
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I didn't realize today would be as hard as it is. On top of issues with my own mom, we're less than two months out from our (most likely) last round of IVF. Will I be okay if I never have a child? Absolutely. But knowing that doesn't make today any easier, especially when coupled with major hormones in prep for IVF 🙄Spending the day cuddling my Terrors and listening to audiobooks while I plant things and ignore everyone except The American.

MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Shemac77 Hope your day improves. Sending much ❤️ 2y
EvieBee ❤️😙🤗 (hearts, kisses and hugs) 2y
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Hestapleton ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Cinfhen I was once where you are, miracles do happen!!! Hoping your dreams are met🙏🏻sending lots of love ❤️ and your fur babies are adorable 🐶🐶 2y
Zelma I'm so sorry. Much love to you today. 2y
Jess_Read_This ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Sending you lots of love and your fur babies are cutie pies! 2y
minkyb I had the opposite problem. I could get pregnant but had many miscarriages. Eventually had 2 miracles so channel all those hormones to do their job. I have multiple friends who succeeded on their final try. That said, it is a hell of a rollercoaster ride. I will keep you in my thoughts. 2y
Jas16 Sending you so much love 2y
SG2014 As a woman who can't ever have children, I understand that today is hard. Today, when I hear what it means to be a mother, I relate it to being the mother of my kitty, because is my baby after all. 2y
Craftylikefox Hold tight to those dogs 💕 this is not an easy day for many reasons for me, but I hope all kinds of good things for you. Sending good thoughts 💕💕 2y
ptkpepe98 Sending good thoughts your way. 💞🤗 2y
Megabooks Big hug! I can't imagine how tough today is. My 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 that the IVF takes. 💖💖💖💖 2y
Yellowpigeon Hugs to you! I have my own complicated feelings towards today. Make sure to take care of yourself. 2y
Alfoster Sending hugs as well👊👊👊! 2y
LauraBeth Big hugs 💕💕 we're here for you 2y
Mimi28 Yes, we're here for you no matter what. I'm having issues that could effect my fertility, but I am already on a lot of meds that would harm a child so I try not to think about it. Good luck (((( Hugs))))) ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Lmstraubie This day can be so bitter sweet. Wishing you peace on this day. 💕💕💕 2y
sherryvdh Lots of hugs for you! 💕 2y
Wife 🌹 2y
ScientistSam Sending hugs! 2y
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The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
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Pickpick

WHY DID NO ONE WARN ME ABOUT THE FEELS

This book has been sitting in a TBR pile (mountain) for months and months and months and now I'm so mad that I don't have the sequel in my hands right this instant.

We finally have a back deck! It's almost complete, and it will be such a nice place to read. I love (love love love) reading on the front porch but I do NOT love the neighbours watching me read.

LauraBeth Go get the sequel!!! It was the best book I read last year 😀 2y
Djcjdbx I just listened to a wonderful interview with her on the "What Should I Read Next?" Podcast. You might want to check it out. It was a fun and lively interview!?? 2y
Jenshootsweddings @HouseKitty oh, that's good to know! Thank you! I've been neglecting my book/reading podcasts because they tend to make my TBR even more unmanageable. 2y
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Djcjdbx I completely understand that! It's not easy balancing the "necessities of life" - books, podcasts, TV shows, and of course, job and family.? 2y
christineandbooks I second both the recommendation for the podcast with Kathleen Grissom's and the sequel to the book! 2y
Megabooks You have a great house! 2y
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Have a Nice Guilt Trip | Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella
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I think the eye-roll emoji sums this up best. 🙄🙄🙄
Vapid and annoying.

The best part is that no one in my library book club particularly enjoyed it - usually I'm the odd one out for my opinion, but not this time!

I took this pic at the top of the stairs on my route to the library. I'll always love how close I am to the library!

minkyb 😟 2y
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Lola | Melissa Love
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Panpan

Meh. I found myself mostly skimming. Great premise, but all over the place in execution.

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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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Spent a brief weekend at the cottage of @jpease89 , where we read, napped, vintage shopped and discussed this book over homemade beignets 😍 she's WAY too good to me.

We both loved the story. The book was an easy and quick read, but the heavy experiences of Saroo aren't glossed over. I haven't watched the movie, but I definitely will now.

Suet624 I told my friends that if they ever made a movie of my life I wanted Dev Patel to play me. That man is so much prettier than me. 2y
britt_brooke The beignets look amazing!! 2y
DivineDiana The movie was fantastic! And yes, Dev Patel was looking so fine! 2y
Libby1 Dec Patel has definitely Longbottomed. 2y
jpease89 @Libby1 HAHAHA!!! Love it 2y
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Lion: A Long Way Home | Saroo Brierley
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I feel better today, so after I clean the rest of the house (yuck), I'm giving myself the afternoon to curl up and start/finish this in time for Breakfast Club on Sunday.
Still raining ✔️
Did a short #audiowalk in the rain, so at least the dogs are happy ✔️
Feeling better ✔️
And great news, my #audiowalks are paying off - I'm now down to a weight I don't remember being before!

Bks4Wrms That's awesome that your #audiowalks are paying off! 🙌🏻 I should follow your lead! 2y
TheBookStacker That bed/headboard is magnificent 2y
susanw Yay, to all those things! Well, except the rain, we've sure had enough of that! (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Fantastic news on all fronts, well maybe not the rain 🙃 2y
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The forecast literally says 100% rain until Saturday night, so even though I wasn't feeling well this morning, we hustled to quickly get a long #audio walk in. Not two minutes after our return, it started pouring and hasn't stopped since. This weather is not helping how I feel, but at least the dogs were happy this morning AND I finally finished this audio! Review soon.

lynneamch They have so much personality! It always makes me smile to see them in your posts. Hope you feel better. Pouring rain here, too. 2y
britt_brooke Love them! 💚💚 2y
Reviewsbylola Feel better! 2y
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ramyasbookshelf It's going to be a long rainy couple of days.. hope you have enough books to keep you entertained :) 2y
MicheleinPhilly That's hitting us tomorrow! I'm already predicting several Pickles accidents. 😞 2y
DebinHawaii Hope the weather clears and that you feel better soon! 💜 Pups look adorable as usual! 🐶❤️🐶 2y
Suet624 The next 10 days...rain. Ugh. Awful. 2y
Tanner I've heard mention of the "s" word for this weekend's forecast. I hope they're wrong... 2y
Simona Perfect photo❣️ Feel better 😘 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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I'll admit, I have been looking forward to this one! I didn't think Girl on the Train was AMAZING, but I did think it was enjoyable and solid.

What about you? Are you looking forward to this one, or could you skip it?

Bks4Wrms I definitely can't skip this one but when I will get to reading it is another question... 2y
melbeautyandbooks I got it from the library yesterday and I started reading it very quickly. So far so good. 2y
Reviewsbylola Train was just ok to me but this sounds great and I am very excited for it! 2y
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Meg11726 I can't wait to read this! 2y
minkyb On hold at the library. Girl on the Train was good, not great but am curious about this one! 2y
Lmstraubie I'm looking forward to this one. I heard it was better than Girl on the Train. 2y
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