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Jess861

Jess861

Joined June 2019

Mom-Wife-Dog Lover-Slow Reader-Cold Tea and Coffee Drinks...little time to read but sneak it in where I can.
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The Day We Disappeared | Lucy Robinson
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The Day We Disappeared was the perfect summer read. Annie and Kate are trying to find themselves after the past they've experienced. It was an easy read and didn't take much time to get through. I felt like it was just going to be a simple easy read for the majority of the book and was starting to wonder if there was a point - but the ending is quite good and is what sold the book for me.

#WomensFiction #JustFinished

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Journeys | Jan Morris
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OriginalCyn620 Love this! 😊❤️ 4w
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Elephant Gold | Eric Campbell
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Read Elephant Gold when I was about 13. Excellent read for older kids/younger teenagers. NOTE: There are some parts that have strong language (if I am correct in remembering).

#LetsTravelJuly #Africa #Youngadult @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love elephants 🐘 4w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 4w
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A History of Loneliness is a fiction book that follows the main character through his journey from childhood into priesthood. Whether he is naive or chooses to ignore the happenings within the Catholic Church is for the reader to decide. This is a wonderful story about an Irish man and his experience with the Catholic Church that is an important read for all.

#Ireland #letstraveljuly #historicalfiction @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Sounds like a good read! 🇮🇪 1mo
Jess861 @OriginalCyn620 I would definitely recommend it. Although it was slow at times - it was well written and an important story to be told. (edited) 1mo
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The Day We Disappeared | Lucy Robinson
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Started reading The Day We Disappeared this morning while at the beach. Didn't get too far into the book as the little guy wanted to spend most of the time in the water. Seems like this will be a quickish and easy read (exactly what I was looking for). Back to work on Monday will mean even less time to read unfourtunately.

#Currentread #Currentlyreading #Fiction #Beachread #Vacationread

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We love to read this tale of friendship to our little guy - it is perfect for a young toddler. We particularly enjoy it because it has lots of animals and that is about the only way he will look through a book.

#lilithjuly #smallbluething #boardbooks #toddlerbooks #raiseareader @Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK 👌💙🚚 1mo
Cinfhen Adorable 💙💙💙 1mo
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The Seance | John Harwood
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While the book is titled The Seance there is in fact very little when it comes to the paranormal. There are a few ghosts here and there but it is mainly a mystery set in the Victorian era. The characters and the story were well written. It was a beautiful Victorian Gothic setting that you could fall into. However, the story line just never ramped up like I thought it would. It was an ok read.

#VacationRead #Mystery #VictorianGothic #JustFinished

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We had to read this book in Junior High (about 20 years ago) and I didn't enjoy it at the time. I found it painfully descriptive and it just didn't hold my interest. Although, I did gain some understanding of how hard life could be in Russian camp and I felt for the character. I find myself wanting to re-read this book - as I feel with age I might gain more from the book.

#LetsTravelJuly #Russia @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 1mo
Lynnsoprano I think too often students are made to read books they just aren‘t ready to appreciate. For me, it was The Scarlet Letter. 1mo
Jess861 @Lynnsoprano - I completely agree! However, while I wasn't ready to fully appreciate the book, I think it opened my eyes to some of the history that has gone on throughout the world. I'm glad I read it when I did although I do need to re-read to fully appreciate the book. (edited) 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Malcolm's Runaway Soap by Jo Ellen Bogart and Linda Hendry was a favourite of mine as a toddler (so my parents say). Apparently it is now out of print (although you can still find it online) so I'm very happy they held onto this book so I can now read it to our little guy. The slippery soap escapes from the tub and takes Malcolm on an adventure through the town.

#Water #LetsTravelJuly #ToddlerBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻📚 1mo
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The Seance | John Harwood
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I'm just under 1/3 done reading the Seance. I'm hoping to get to finish it sometime later this week - but that really just depends on time. I don't dislike the book but I don't like it yet either. Hoping it picks up as I get further along in the read as it just seems to be an ok read as of right now.

#CurrentlyReading #Mystery #Paranormal #VictorianGothic

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I loved the Paddington books when I was a kid because my mom passed them down. I have always wanted to travel to Peru because of these books. I hope to pass down Paddington to my little ones when they are older. I'm sure I have all the old copies somewhere in a box in my parents basement.

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#Wanderlust #LetsTravelJuly #Paddington #KidsBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Jari-chan Paddington is love ❤️ 1mo
eve8 I absolutely LOVE paddington, he as such funny and heart worming story's 1mo
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A book that is set in 1949 and set in Asia. I have this on my TBR list and it would be the first book set in the 1940s that I have read that wasn't centered around WWII and set in Europe. I probably won't get to this book this year but hopefully soon enough.

#LetsTravelJuly #1940s #TBR #HistoricalFiction @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 💚💚💚 1mo
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The Diviners | Libba Bray
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I picked up this YA-Fantasy-Paranormal read a few years ago while I randomly browsed a book store. I loved the 1920s setting and even though I am not fond of the main character - I think that might be partly while I enjoyed it. There was a Stovepipe Hat that makes quite a few appearances. I have to admit - I did not enjoy the second book in this series.

#TheHat #LilithJuly #TheDiviners #YoungAdult #Fantasy #Paranormal @KarenUK @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🥳 1mo
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Just finished reading this book and it was absolutely memorizing. Kate Morton does a brilliant job weaving in and out of a story to find ones true past and discover family mysteries over three generations. It read like a real life, olden fairy tale.

#HistoricalFiction #Mystery #KateMorton #WeekendReads #JustFinished

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Calvin and Hobbes has tugged at my heart since I was little. We even used Calvin and Hobbes as the theme in our little one's nursery a couple of years ago. Calvin and Hobbes shows us what true friendship is as they stand united throughout (for the most part).

#united #quotsyjuly19 #CalvinAndHobbes @TK-421

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1mo
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I've had this book on my to read list for a while. I love when authors are able to write a book on their life story (or a family member) - even when it seems like you are reading a fiction book. There are so many life stories from the past that make for an intriguing read. Hopefully I can read this story soon.

#LilithJuly #TheStory #Biography #History @KarenUK @Cinfhen

KarenUK Oh I love reading about London history.... this sounds great. 👍 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen It does look interesting 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌷 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far! 💖📖💖 2mo
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Jeannette Walls certainly lived an unorthodox life which made for great reading. These books do paint a picture of what life could be like for some throughout the 1900s in the USA.

#LetsTravelJuly #USA #JeannetteWalls #Biography @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn62

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🇺🇸📚 2mo
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Last day booked off work for appointments before heading back to work tomorrow. Was able to make a little stop at a coffee shop for Peach Black Tea and some reading. About half way through The Forgotten Garden and I'm really enjoying it so far. Thank you for the suggestion off my book pile @Librarybelle. Back to work tomorrow will mean far less time for reading though.

#CurrentRead #HistoricalFiction #CoffeeShop #Tea

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs, @Stormborn1992

1. Where'd You Go - Fort Minor (Mix - Aurora B.Polaris Remix).
2. Herbology Greenhouses.
3. Your house - it is your sanctuary!
4. Feel free to join in on this hot and sunny Wednesday.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Love these responses!! 2mo
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Had to stop at #chapters on my way home from an appointment today. Can't say I buy books too often as I don't get much time to read but I picked up a few reads that weren't on my to read list.

#bookhaul #tbr

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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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Winnie the Pooh is a classic and it instantly came to mind when thinking about maps.

#LilithJuly #GetOutTheMap #WinnieThePooh #HundredAcreWood
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK Perfect! 😍💕 2mo
Cinfhen 🐻🍯❤️ 2mo
Andrew65 💕💕💕💕 2mo
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Rush Home Road (Us) | Lori Lansens
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Day 1 - I've only read two of Lori Lansens books but both were wonderful reads. I haven't found many Canadian authors that I enjoy but she is quickly becoming one of my favourites.

#Canada #LoriLansens #LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 😊🇨🇦❤️ 2mo
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Bellevue Square | Michael Redhill
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Bellevue Square was an ok read. It was well written and had some good twists but I found the middle portion of the book to be somewhat confusing. It brings up a great discussion about mental health and awareness. Just wasn't what I was expecting - which doesn't necessarily mean it is a bad book.

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One reason I always find time to read to the little guy - even though he is little Mr. Independent and only wants to 'read' (look at the pictures) himself.

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I'll probably finish the book I'm currently reading this weekend and can't decide what to read next? Anyone have any suggestions out of this book pile? It would be much appreciated!

#WhatToReadNext #CantDecide #Suggestions #HelpMePick #NextReading

Librarybelle The Forgotten Garden is very good! 2mo
Lcsmcat The Shadow of the Banyan is heartbreaking and amazing. 2mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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My first post on Litsy and I figured I'd start with one of my recent favourites. I have many favourites but this book was just a magical read from start to finish. I don't have the time to read as much as I'd like but fit it in where I can. Excited to join the Litsy community and truly figure out how to navigate the site!

#FirstPost #FirstListy #NewToLitsy #Favourite

StayCurious Welcome to Litsy! You‘ll love it here🤗 2mo
Jess861 @StayCurious Thank you 🙂! 2mo
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
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laur89 Welcome! Funnily enough, this book was my first post, too. 🙃 Get ready for endless adds to your TBR pile! 📚👍🏼 2mo
BlameJennyJane Welcome!! Great choice of books for a first post! 2mo
TheSpineView Welcome! I hope you love it here. 2mo
LibrarianRyan Welcome. Any questions just ask. Someone will fill you in. Some big names who are in frequently and willing to help answer questions, myself, @MrBook @wanderinglynn @BookishMarginalia @wanderingbookaneer @LeahBergen @Soubhiville @RealLifeReading @Chelleo made how to vids and to keep up @Litsy @LitsyHappenings @suvata and many more I can not remember right now. 2mo
Jess861 Thank you everyone for the warm welcomes - much appreciated 😃! 2mo
MrBook Thank you for the tag, @LibrarianRyan 🤗! Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @Jess861 ! Enjoy your stay! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag @LibrarianRyan ☺️! Welcome to Litsy @Jess861 👋🏻! I enjoyed this book too. 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Jess861 Welcome to Litsy 🙌💖📚🎉🎉 2mo
Soubhiville Hi! Welcome! I love this book as well ❤️ 2mo
RealLifeReading Thanks for the tag @librarianryan and welcome to Litsy @Jess861 👋 2mo
Powered_By_Plants Hiya and welcome! I‘m a newbie too and have also had the same issue as you not finding enough time. This app is definitely inspiring ... Iv also found the audible audio book app helps as when I‘m driving between clients and cooking , cleaning , walking on the school run I can catch up a little on a book 😍 I‘m hooked! 💕 2mo
WanderingBookaneer The first line of this book is so powerful! 2mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 1mo
Karizma My friend described Litsy as "Instagram for books" and I was hooked! Like you, I don't have time to read as much as I would like. I love that this is a place I can share my interests or any books I'm planning to read or just thinking about. Welcome to Litsy and I hope you enjoy interacting with this amazing community. ?❤? 1mo
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