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JessNevertheless

JessNevertheless

Joined October 2017

Urban Dweller | Book Club Lover | Classic to Contemporary Lit 🌃📘🐍
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Ready for spooky season but also still happy to read and tan in the late summer sun. ☀️🎃

NikkiRobson73 Just finished this one today it‘s very good ! 2y
EKonrad Are you watching the HBO show? Haven‘t read the book but thought the first episode was great! 2y
JessNevertheless @NikkiRobson73 yeah I'm really enjoying it so far! I know it features HP Lovecraft but I'm surprised how much it reminds me of his writing 2y
JessNevertheless @EKonrad Not yet! I picked up the book so I could read it before I watched. I have a feeling HBO will do a great job with it! 2y
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It's a rainy day in DC and I've broken out the appropriate candle to set the mood. Going to be a long monotonous day at work but at least I have some audiobooks to choose from to make it through. 🎧

emz711 Ooooo I'm always in a mood for new audiobooks, what are you reading? 2y
JessNevertheless @emz711 Currently this one but need to find another to start too! So far I love it! 2y
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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Almost done with the series which definitely helped with a reading slump these last few months. I'm not usually into YA fiction but I absolutely loved these!

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Actually back now from a long school-induced hiatus with a Masters and tons of books to read! Starting off with this one for book club tonight which is timely given the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing yesterday. So far, sad but interesting.

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Listening to the lovely Stephen Fry reading about greek gods. What a pleasant way to spend a Friday afternoon! #crochet #audiobook

MaleficentBookDragon That does sound lovely. 2y
ravenlee I‘m considering this for my very first audiobook. As You Wish is my other choice, and I‘m torn. 2y
JessNevertheless @ravenlee it's pretty good! He definitely can take sometimes confusing stories and make it easier to follow. Plus a good deal of his humor too! 2y
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The Wives: A Novel | Tarryn Fisher
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Oh I'm definitely doing work right now and not at all reading instead 😉 #WFH

SamAnne LOL. Yes...the last 40 pages of Normal People keep calling me when I should be focused on my work!! 2y
AmyG Ha! 2y
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Back from a long hiatus and suddenly quite a lot of free time due to present circumstances. Happy to now have the time to read without a commute to the office although should still be probably spending more time on grad school assignments.... Almost done with this one and thankful I have quite a large TBR stack from the last few months built up. 📚📚📚

JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m currently reading this too and I‘m not enthused. I think I know what happened. It‘s a little too slow for me 2y
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My little goth heart is so happy 🖤🖤🖤 Caitlin Doughty author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and other wonderfully morbid books.

candority I‘m so jealous! 3y
JacqMac How fun! She‘s so great. 3y
SkeletonKey 😍 So sad to miss this. 3y
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National Book Festival | Library of Congress, Laura Welch Bush
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The UVa book club of DC meets the National Librarian! Great start to the day at the National Book Festival. 📚

JenReadsAlot Awesome! I'm here as well. 3y
JessNevertheless @JenReadsAlot Oh yay! What is your top event today? 3y
JenReadsAlot RBG!! You? 3y
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JessNevertheless @JenReadsAlot You got in to see her?!? I decided to just have a chill morning and avoid her line but I'm hoping to see Barbara Kingsolver and Madeline Miller this afternoon/evening 3y
jmtrivera We're here as well! Seeing Schwab now! 3y
JessNevertheless @jmtrivera Nice! I'm currently listening at the history stage about violence in Congress (in the antebellum period) 3y
JenReadsAlot I did but been sitting here for ages! 3y
Chrissyreadit Nice! I‘m listening to a great talk in Science. 3y
JessNevertheless @Chrissyreadit I was in the Peter Brannen talk and am now just waiting for Beth Macy! Love the science stage! 3y
Chrissyreadit I‘m in here too! 3y
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Still here and reading, although at a much slower pace. Started my graduate program and also working full time so there isn't a whole lot of time to read hard copies, but I can keep up with my book club reads by #audiobook. 🎧

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Five books, three completely from start to finish, and I'm done! Feel like this readathon has helped take my mind off other stresses, while also pushing me to take time to enjoy things I love. It's been great reading with you all! #24in48 #readathon @24in48

Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
LauraJ 👏🏼 🍾 3y
AmyG Wow! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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24in48 Amazing! 3y
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
Megabooks Awesome!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎😁💃🏻 3y
LibrarianRyan Yeahh. ⭐️👍💗 3y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3y
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The Kept Woman | Karin Slaughter
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Cinnamon croissant french toast and a thriller 😊#24in48 #readathon 🕓 14 hrs 25 min @24in48

24in48 hooooo yesssss 3y
Chelsea.Poole That looks amazing!! 3y
JessNevertheless @Chelsea.Poole thanks! It really was, gonna be in a food coma all morning 🤤 3y
Cathythoughts That looks delicious 3y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Feel pretty accomplished with day one of the #24in48 #readathon! Two whole books and about 400 pages to finish a chunkster. Now for bed 😴 @24in48

nelehelen Awesome! 3y
Readerann I loved The Giver. 3y
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Starting book 3! Finally finished The Pillars of the Earth so I'll keep it going with a bit of history. #24in48 #readathon 🕘 9 hrs 35 min @24in48

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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Had a change of reading plans and decided to read/listen to this book for the first time. I can only imagine the impact this story would have on the kids who read it in school. First book of #24in48 done and nails painted, overall a very productive morning. 🕓 4hrs 5 min. #readathon @24in48

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Up and awake and getting started with my first book of the #24in48 #readathon! Coffee was the first priority and the book second ☕📖

thecurlybookworm Good luck! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
julesG 😍 I have the same mug. Sadly it is leaking, so it now lives as a bookmark receptacle. 😉 3y
JessNevertheless @julesG oh no! And yeah I love it but am afraid it won't actually hold up to repeated use so I only use it for special occasions like readathons :) 3y
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First priority for the #24in48 #readathon is finish The Pillars of the Earth. Loving this book but need to commit to finishing it and a few others before life gets hectic in the fall. Starting a graduate program (in addition to full time work) in a month and sadly don't think I'll be able to keep up my usual pace. Looking forward to diving into these tomorrow! 📚 @24in48

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Laundry is started, coffee is made, now where was I? 📖

Reviewsbylola Great book! 3y
Leftcoastzen In the middle of a #chunkster I need to read someday. 3y
Crazeedi Oh I loved❤️❤️❤️this book 3y
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just what I needed for this rainy day, a new #botm! In love with the cover on this one 💜

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Very hot inside and out today. Yet another good excuse for staying in and reading. ❤📖 The main reason of course is to ignore the chaos that is the National Mall on Independence Day. #nocrowdsformethanks #fourthofjuly #botm

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Data Science | John D Kelleher, Brendan Tierney
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Some nice Friday night reading with Cosette in the foreground and an unknown, but also good dog, in the background. Staying at my parent's this weekend who have also invited their friends and their dog (surprise!) 🐶🐶

Xeno Tongue always out. 3y
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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Catching up on some #botm reads. 🍦🧡

Bindrosbookshelf I have been meaning to pick this one up, how are you finding it? 3y
JessNevertheless @Bindrosbookshelf I like it! For some reason I find some of the timeline a bit confusing but it is a compelling storyline 3y
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Oh no. I'm a sucker for non-fiction and the Great Courses. Already reading the tagged for book club which pairs quite nicely with the actual work I should be doing. Prepping to start a graduate program in a few months with a nice refresher on math and finance. #greatcourses

rretzler I love The Great Courses! 3y
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Finding myself rushing through this library audiobook so I can move on to something happier. Although I wouldn't say this book is expressly pessimistic, it certainly isn't optimistic either 😕. #audioworking from home today so should be able to finish this read quickly.

LauraJ I‘d take it with a grain of salt. A lot of things in the book are just his thoughts without anything to back them up. 3y
JessNevertheless @LauraJ Thanks, I'm trying to do that. Can't stop reading though cause they are interesting thoughts 3y
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Happy to live only a few minutes walk from the DC Pride Parade route 🌈. Easy to head home and get back to my book when the crowd anxiety kicks in.

BarbaraBB Have a good day! 3y
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My favorite intern came back this summer and brought me books 😊. Already feeling the office vibes in this one 🗄🗂📈

Abailliekaras I loved this book! 3y
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Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Sometimes I just need a little action in my life. Currently living vicariously through this scifi thriller (but also thankful this technology doesn't exist)

Traci1 Love that book. Love the movie a lot less. 3y
JessNevertheless @Traci1 Good to know! Was thinking of trying to watch it after I finish but will plan on skipping it 3y
Traci1 @JessNevertheless I mean it wasn't terrible. But they changed a lot, which is always annoying. But it's got Paul Walker and Gerard Butler, so that almost makes up for the plot problems. 😊 3y
JessNevertheless @Traci1 I watched the trailer and the plot definitely seems off. But you're right, Gerard may make up for it 😉 3y
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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It's gonna be a hot one today🌡☀️. Enjoying my parents deck and this audiobook. Wish I remembered to bring the hard copy with me to make this more perfect.

RavenLovelyReads That table is gorgeous! It reminds me of the tables made out of lava rock that I saw in Sicily😍😍😍 3y
JessNevertheless @RavenLovelyReads my parents got it from the Amalfi coast :) I love this table too, such bright happy colors 3y
Xeno @RavenLovelyReads Good eye! It is lava rock! (jess‘ sister speaking) 3y
Crazeedi What a gorgeous table!!❤❤ 3y
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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It's a beautiful, warm, night in the district, perfect for #audiowalking

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Taking a break from life and visiting a bookstore. Didn't find the book I was looking for but something always finds me.

Tamra Always! 3y
Crazeedi This book was excellent!!! 3y
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Life-long dream ✅. Now the proud owner of a Library of Congress library card 📚❤

rretzler I‘m so jealous!🤣 Congrats!🎈 3y
xxjenadanxx That‘s so cool! Congratulations! 3y
Jsara5761 How awesome!! That is going on my bucket list for sure! 3y
Palimpsest 😮 so awesome! 3y
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"Working" while reading ?. Intetesting theories presented so far!

Red.Reads This is in my TBR pile, I'm hoping it turns out to be as interesting as I've heard it is! 3y
JessNevertheless @Red.Reads Update: I think I'm bailing on this book for now. If you have it in a hard copy that might be better but I feel like I've been listening to a reiteration of one interesting theory for hours now. Might be easier to distinguish if you could easily go back and reread? 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Current #bookclub read. Thankful for a short book this month. 📖📚

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Been in a slight reading slump but Poirot always seems to get me out of those. Re-reading one of my favorites, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.🕵🏻‍♂️ #tbrr2019

LiteraryinLawrence I am a Poirot-head too!! I love your picture. 3y
ShyBookOwl Is your picture a Janet Mount piece? 3y
Sarah83 What a great edition 😍😍😍😍😍 3y
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JessNevertheless @ShyBookOwl Yep! Have a few framed notecards by her but I think this one is my favorite 😊 3y
ShyBookOwl @JessNevertheless Awesome! It looks great. 3y
JessNevertheless @LiteraryinLititz Thanks!! He's my favorite literary detective 💕🕵🏻‍♂️ @Sarah83 thank you!! It's definitely a new edition (B&N) but somehow I managed to snag this at a used book store in perfect condition 3y
Sarah83 @JessNevertheless Looks really perfect 😍🎉 3y
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The Mueller Report | The Washington Post
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Listening at work today. This isn't actually the WaPo version but is free on audible. #audiobook

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Wish I brought a hard copy to work today to make the most of this rooftop sunshine but this audiobook will have to suffice. 🎧🌿

Cathythoughts Nice rooftop 👍🏻💕 3y
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Enjoying the beautiful weather and trying not to die of allergies. Still worth it. #audiowalking 🤧🌸

bookranters Same. I feel your pain. 3y
gradcat Omigod, where are you? It‘s beautiful!! 😍 3y
JessNevertheless @gradcat thanks! I'm in DC :) 3y
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gradcat I thought it looked familiar...I lived there (very briefly) in the early 80s. It‘s really a beautiful city, especially in those parts with the wide sidewalks. 😊 3y
JessNevertheless @gradcat I agree, those are my favorite parts too :) 3y
BarbaraBB @JessNevertheless Where are your favorite parts? I am visiting DC this Summer and have never been there so no idea where to go! 3y
Zelma Allergies are killing me this year too. Ugh! 3y
JessNevertheless @BarbaraBB Ooo! Library of Congress for sure, it's so beautiful! Smithsonians are great too esp in the summer since DC gets very hot and humid. Lots of pretty rowhouses to look at in the Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle areas. Bookstores: Politics & Prose (multiple locations), Kramerbooks, Capitol Hill Books, Solid State Books. Anything specific you're looking for? 3y
BarbaraBB Thanks! I‘ll screenshot. Any not to be missed restaurants? And the best neighbourhood to book a hotel? I made reservation for The Pod but I can still make changes! 3y
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB we stayed in hotel close to Georgetown, it was nice but pricey! 3y
Crazeedi @JessNevertheless @Zelma I just heard on news that the pollen is more than 30% worse than last year, maybe all the rain???? 3y
JessNevertheless @BarbaraBB not sure about hotels since I don't have to stay in one often here but here's a list of recommendations I usually make: https://bit.ly/2Dp8CLk. Lots of cool things to do in the city though so you can't go wrong! Hope you love your trip! 3y
JessNevertheless @Crazeedi @Zelma I'm not sure what it is either but it's so unpleasant :( Usually doesnt hit me until I'm home and thinking it wasn't so bad outside today. Next thing I know, my eyes feel so itchy you'd think I stuck my face in a bowl of pollen 3y
BarbaraBB Thank you so much! That spreadsheet is awesome ❤️😘 3y
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Science Fiction | Mark Bould
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@xeno is delighted every time she finds the sci fi section 👽

CrowCAH I‘m the same with the modern classics section; I‘m always looking for Pride and Prejudice book copies I don‘t have! 3y
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Technically my balcony should be off-limits at the moment but they haven't locked me out yet for this repairs project 🤫. Basking in the sunshine at the moment and my team's victory last night 🎉🏀🧡. Reading my orange book to match my orange dress. I'm not much into sports but Iove when my alma mater does well. Go Hoos!! #uva #wahoowa

rretzler Love Dune! I never made it all the way through the series though - I got stuck at God Emperor of Dune in college, stopped and never went back to it. Someday... 3y
Liatrek @rretzler LOL that‘s where I stopped in the series I‘m hoping to finish one day😊 3y
Liatrek Great book and I‘m so excited for the new movie adaption😊 3y
rretzler I couldn‘t handle much more of King Leto, the sand worm! 3y
rretzler I didn‘t know there was a new movie adaption. The one with Kyle McLaughlin was good but a little disappointing. Let‘s hope this one is great! 3y
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French toast and a new #botm, no better way to start a Sunday. 😊

bullbunny Yum can I have some?? 3y
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Thank goodness I sorted on my bed or else I would have gotten tired and given up half way through. But finally, organized by genre!!! From left to right: classics, picture books, mystery, thrillers, horror, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, young adult, contemporary, history, memoir, true crime and science! Even have a whole cubby free out of frame for current reads! 😁📚📚 #shelfie

JennyM What a beautiful space! Great job. 3y
JessNevertheless @JennyM Thank you!! 😊 3y
candority That looks so good! 😍 3y
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Tamra Nice! The effort paid off. 3y
Tamra 👍🏾 on your IKEA chair - it‘s my favorite. So comfy. 3y
Eggs Looks wonderful! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 3y
JessNevertheless Thank you @candority @Eggs and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊!!! @Tamra thanks and I love that chair too, great reading spot :) 3y
Ddzmini 😍😍😍📖 looks amazing 😉 3y
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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It's a long time coming, have never really organized them fully since moving in nearly 2 years ago 🤦🏻‍♀️. Wish me luck! #audioworking to the tagged book for motivation. 📚📚📚📚

Freespirit You‘ll have to post a pic of the finished result! 3y
Xeno IM SHOOK 3y
JessNevertheless @Xeno mostly so I'll know which classic books I actually own when you go book shopping haha 3y
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Eggs Great shelves! 3y
RidgewayGirl It‘s so satisfying to do this, though! It gives me such satisfaction to look at my well-ordered shelves. I mean, yes, it‘s weird and obsessive, too, but also satisfying. 3y
JessNevertheless @RidgewayGirl I can't believe I've taken so long to do this, I'm so happy I can easily see what I have now! And definitely not obsessive, I'm sure our books are some of our most prized possessions 😊 3y
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My building will start balcony repairs in about a week, blocking my view and favorite reading space all summer 🙁. Making the most of the time I have left though and the favorable temperatures to read outside as much as I can today. Starting off the morning with coffee and this delightful medical history book! ☕👩🏻‍⚕️

cariashley Wow great view in the meantime! Where are you? 3y
JessNevertheless @cariashley I'm in DC! Even if I'm losing this view for a few months, at least I'm a short walk away to the cherry blossoms 🌸🌸 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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#audioworking today to this book. It seems a lot like Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace but I'm enjoying this so much more. Picking up so much about Iceland too, the patronymic naming system is especially intriguing.

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Back from a few-week Litsy hiatus! Had a lot going on but have never stopped reading 📚. I've been bingeing Hercule Poirot, and am on my third book in a row. Really enjoying these short stories, perfect for picking up when you need a quick fix of Poirot.

Xeno Journal goals. 3y
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Saw this in a used book store and just knew I had to have it. I'm always fascinated by cemeteries, graveyards, and all things morbid. I love learning about the history of cemeteries in particular, and now I've got a list to visit and learn about (at least from the comfort of my reading chair)

phatsallylee This sounds like an amazing read! If you are near Savannah, GA, i recommend bonaventure cemetery. Very peaceful with amazing views and plenty of moss covered oaks. 3y
JessNevertheless @phatsallylee Sounds wonderful! I have not yet been to Savannah but I plan to go in the next few years. Will add this to my itinerary! 3y
Crazeedi Have you ever heard of the guy that goes around and cleans the old gravestones, looks up what info he can on the person buried. I follow him on fb, but come to think of it havent seen in quite some time. Uses his own money etc 3y
JessNevertheless @Crazeedi I have not, that sounds so interesting and thoughtful. Many of these cemeteries are in the DC area, maybe I can go visit some and do the same 3y
Crazeedi @JessNevertheless wouldn't that be wonderful! 3y
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Now to just attach the owl and weave in ends!! Riding the dopamine high right now so this audiobook I just started is very appropriate. Finally mostly done!!!! #audiocrocheting

britt_brooke So beautiful!! 😍 3y
BookishMarginalia How pretty! 3y
TheSpineView Love the colors! ❤ 3y
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mreads Awesome 👏👏👏 love the colors too 3y
Rissreads I love the colours! It is gorgeous 💛 3y
Linsy That is so beautiful! 😍😍😍 3y
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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In this case, I feel like the book might be as pretty as its cover. Enjoying it so far, reading along with the audio version and one of my favorite narrators.

Reviewsbylola It really is a gorgeous cover! 3y
wordzie 😍 3y
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Taking a little break from Dune to re-read a favorite nonfiction. 🖤🎡 #tbrr2019

JenReadsAlot Great book! 3y
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Some coffeeshop reading with my wonderful sister/reading buddy @xeno 🧡☕

DivineDiana I love a sister buddy read!!! 👩‍❤️‍👩 3y
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