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JessReads

Joined March 2016

Reader. Runner. Librarian. Optimist. Feminist. Ravenclaw. (Because we all contain multitudes.)
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Indexing | Seanan McGuire
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Lunchtime choices - resolution reading (non-fiction) or deconstructed fairytales? Once choice which one won out...

AmyG Bad Blood was good....a crazy story. 7mo
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Library Book | Susan Orlean
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It occurred to me that I never officially made this announcement, but I joined the ranks of Litsy librarians a couple of months ago! Bookseller no longer, now I‘m a children‘s librarian in Brooklyn. Some days (like today) it hits me anew - every day I get to wake up and be a librarian. I have the best job in the world.

RaimeyGallant Awesome! 8mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh. Welcome to our leagues. 8mo
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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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I‘m working the late shift at the library today, so I can linger over my breakfast a bit before I head out on my morning run! I‘m reading Rosewater because SFF Yeah! chose it as their first book club book. I‘m not entirely sure what I think of it yet, but I am intrigued.

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m reading this so I can listen to that episode too! It‘s so weird and there‘s not much background given in the beginning. But I‘m like 30 percent through and it‘s pretty good! 9mo
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Holidays | North Light Books
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Christmas decorations are starting to go up in the library! I worked hard to try to get as much as possible up after Thanksgiving but still this weekend! My exacto knife sure got a workout! Season‘s readings, everyone!

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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Eating lunch, starting this beauty, and I could not be more excited if I swallowed a cat and broke out in kittens 😍

LibrarianRyan 🤪🤣😂 9mo
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Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I‘m feeling a little book-slump-y, so to ward it off, I decided to revisit a book that I loved. I read this years ago, one cold winter break in college, and I‘ve been thinking about rereading it for awhile now. How do you avoid book slumps? Do you ever see them coming?

MrsMalaprop I really liked this one too. 9mo
MrsMalaprop Not sure about book slumps. I think they‘re inevitable though. And temporary 😊. 9mo
emilyhaldi This is one of the few books I've loved enough to read multiple times ❤️ 9mo
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It‘s only two sleeps until the NYC marathon, and I‘ve been a bundle of nerves all week. Luckily, tonight I have Seanan McGuire here to keep my mind distracted. The woman can spin a tale, and this urban fantasy is exactly what I‘m needing tonight.

CareBear Good luck! 9mo
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I love this quote from my calendar this month!

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The Bread We Eat in Dreams | Catherynne M. Valente
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New quote up on the quote board today! I thought this one was appropriate for the season 😍

Reviewsbylola Love this! 10mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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The ARC and the finished copy. I‘m excited to be here at the book launch for this book that I loved!

PacingTheCage Can't wait to read this! 10mo
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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Just a modern gothic book and a long sleepy train ride kind of day

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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It‘s October! I celebrate the month by putting together a themed, spooky, atmospheric TBR (it‘s the only month that I read from a set TBR). My list always has to include a reread of one of my faves, The Night Circus! 🎪 🖤 🔮 what are you reading this month?

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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Hashtag current mood.

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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Marcella Riggins is the angry feminist hero I need right now.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Angry Feminist Hero you say? I'm intrigued... 11mo
JessReads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes! It‘s angry female vengeance and I am here for it. She‘s so sexy and so angry and I love it 11mo
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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I didn‘t even know that a fourth book was being published/translated until Tuesday! I‘m so excited to read another installment in a series that I love. I found myself near the Strand today, so I swung by and picked up this much coveted book.

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Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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Super excited to start this as I run some fun errands on this beautiful early fall day!

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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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New coffee mug (courtesy of the Renaissance Faire), new book (courtesy of the Strand). Good morning!

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At the Renaissance Faire with my Hitchhiker‘s Guide shirt for Time Traveler‘s Weekend (I forgot my towel though 😂). Enjoying some nerd love and a turkey leg!

KCandle I love your shirt! 11mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Coffee this morning with the BRAGGIEST OF GALLEY BRAGS!

Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
emilyhaldi Nice!!! 12mo
Eggs Love TJR 12mo
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On my way home with my mini #bookhaul. I wanted to fill out my Fairyland collection while I still had access to my bookstore discount! These delightful novels have earned a place on my shelves since I know I‘ll revisit them again and again. 😍

GrilledCheeseSamurai Fantastic series! 🤗 12mo
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Blanca & Roja | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I‘m in line for Shakespeare in the Park tickets for tonight. I have The next 4 hours to settle in with this #galleybrag, and I‘m really looking forward to the quality time. 😍

Clare-Dragonfly Is this a retelling of Snow White and Rose Red?! 12mo
JessReads @Clare-Dragonfly It is! 12mo
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Mere Wife | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Even though I had only heard good things about The Mere Wife, I was still surprised by how much I liked it! It is a modern retelling of Beowulf that reads kind of like a fable. It has some insightful things to say about race and prejudice and fear and love and how they all complicate one another. Pick this up if you liked The Changeling (or vice versa)!

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Another day, another Valente quote for my collection 😍

Clare-Dragonfly What a wonderful shelf! 12mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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It‘s Friday night, and my partner is working out, so it‘s going to be a late dinner for us. I‘m fine with that, as it gives me more time to have a pre-dinner snack and settle in with this new ARC!

Alfoster Have this on my NetGalley queue! 12mo
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The Future Is Blue | Catherynne M. Valente
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Current read, meet tiny octopus.

Clare-Dragonfly Tiny octopus seems pleased. It has good taste. 13mo
JessReads @Clare-Dragonfly Is anyone ever not pleased when they‘re holding a new Valente book? 😂 12mo
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Selected Poems | William Carlos Williams
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Happy August, Littens! I‘ve been missing from Litsy lately, and I miss all of you. In order to make Litsy a habit again, I‘m setting myself a challenge of posting once a day for the month of August. I‘m not going to use a specific challenge, just catch up with old reviews and quotes and get back into the swing of things. Anyone want to join me?

JulAnna It will be good to have you back! 💕 13mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I don‘t know who had to pull what string to get a copy of this into my hands, but I literally squealed when I opened the package with this in it!!! I‘ve just been petting it for the last 10 minutes. 😍

Audrey One of my co workers got this as well. Do you also have a number stamp on the pages side? It‘s a real limited edition. 13mo
JessReads Yeah, it was a super limited run! Mine is stamped as well. When I contacted our rep to see if I could get one, she didn‘t seem to think that she‘d be able to find it, so it was a delightful surprise to get in the mail today! (edited) 13mo
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Sand and the sea and a new ARC by an author who is increasingly becoming a favorite! 🙌

DuckOfDoom I am so excited for this book 😍 1y
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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A mojito and magic librarians on my parents‘ porch, and summer never felt so good. #booksandbooze

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I swore I was only going to get one tote bag‘s worth 😂

balletbookworm BookExpo is the ultimate willpower test - everyone just hands you free books! 1y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Okay y‘all! I have two FREE passes to BookCon in NYC on June 2-3 that I got from my bookstore! It looks like it‘s going to be a great event, but unfortunately I can‘t go! Is anyone interested? (If there‘s a bunch of interest, I might do a giveaway, so no promises yet, but comment if you would want them!)

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Becoming the Villainess | Jeannine Hall Gailey
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Lunchtime reading! I was thrilled when I recently found out that there‘s a WHOLE GENRE called fantasy poetry. Sign me up!

jenniferw88 I didn't know that either! 1y
lyradora Check the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association website. Lots of useful info there. 😊 There are also several online and in print journals that publish poems and reviews of chapbooks. 😊 1y
JessReads @lyradora Ooooh great tip! I‘ll check that out! 1y
MaGoose Didn't know that either. I'm reading PR for Poets by this author and will check out this title as well. 14mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Throwback to yesterday‘s coffee and book session before moving to the park for a day reading outside 😍😍😍

tpixie Did you read the other series first? 1y
JessReads @tpixie I did, though I didn‘t particularly like it. I have been repeatedly assured that this one is better though 1y
tpixie @JessReads the author is going to be at the Library of Congress‘s National Book Festival this September 1. I‘m hoping to go there so I need to read the series and this book. 1y
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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Obligatory reading in the park photo

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Radiance: A Novel | Catherynne M. Valente
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Morning reading featuring my #literarytattoo and more Cat Valente

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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I already read this in print, but now I‘m giving it a listen in audio. Like Hitchhiker‘s, but better. “Life is beautiful, and life is stupid.” 😍💜😍

Laalaleighh ...better than hitchhikers? 1y
JessReads @Laalaleighh just maybe 😂 1y
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Still Life with Book

RadicalReader @JessReads The Wine Glass looks gorgeous 1y
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Everything Is Everything | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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I treated myself to a crab cake salad, a glass of wine, and some poetry on my break tonight. 😍

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I have some time before my internship today, so I‘m settling in with this beauty! 😍 I‘ve heard so many good things, and I‘m excited to get started!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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This came into the store on Friday, so I snuck a copy home early. Today I‘m finishing it up over a breakfast bagel!

Meredith3 Yum!!! 1y
Avidreader25 Can‘t wait to read this one! 1y
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Palimpsest | Catherynne M. Valente
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New ink, inspired by Cat Valente (quote via The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland... and compass from the cover of Palimpsest.) Who else has literary ink?

ElizabethAndino JESS! That is SO FREAKING COOL. If I ever get a tattoo it will definitely be literary....just have to come up with something as amazing as this! 1y
julesG So cool! I want a literary one, but cannot decide which quote/fandom 1y
megt That‘s beautiful! 1y
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JessReads @ElizabethAndino I am SO HAPPY with it! 1y
JessReads @julesG That‘s why I have so many - I couldn‘t decide on a single one! 1y
JessReads @megt Thanks! 1y
annkuch13 Gorgeous! 1y
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New quote ring (in anticipation of new literary ink, my old quote is getting upgraded to permanent next week)!

megt That‘s a beautiful ring! 1y
Heideschrampf Looking forward to seeing the tattoo! 1y
MrsSpencer Absolutely love the ring! 1y
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It‘s here! A new literary feminist shirt (because who doesn‘t need another one of these??) via @bookriot and Out of Print!

Chelleo 😍😍😍 1y
Jess7 Love this!! 1y
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The Kingdom Of Gods | N. K. Jemisin
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NK Jemisin is a genius, and I‘m so excited to be sitting down with the final installment in this trilogy! (Though I‘m also bummed because this is the last of her published work that I haven‘t read, so I‘ll have to wait eagerly for more from her!)

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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!!!!!!!!!!!

kgriffith @Liberty tweeted this today and I realized that I will have to break my “no new books by white dudes” rule and for MZ, I‘m really okay with that. 1y
JessReads @kgriffith Yeahhhh this is one white dude I‘m going to spend money on, too 😂 he‘s worth it though 1y
RaimeyGallant On the verge if adding it to my TBR. 1y
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The Habitation of the Blessed | Catherynne M. Valente
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Here‘s the thing - do I want to stop reading Valente like she‘s the only writer on earth? Kind of. Can I? Not so much. I‘m in her headspace and I can‘t focus on anything else #readerproblems

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I finished Spinning Silver, and it was amazing! I‘ve been thinking about revisiting Uprooted anyway, and now seemed like a good time to do so.

BethM Is Spinning Silver out? 1y
JessReads @BethM Not until July! I got an ARC at the bookstore where I work 1y
BibliophileMomma So good! 1y
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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I thought you all would appreciate these kitten cuddles (and you can see my bookish tattoo, so it totally counts as a literary post 😂)

ReadingSusan ❤️❤️ 1y
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
ju.ca.no 💜💜💜 1y
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Settled in with my book and cocoa on this cold, rainy night

Jess_Read_This Your cocoa to marshmallow ratio is perfect!! 1y
JessReads It totally was! 1y
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The Weight of Feathers | Anna-Marie McLemore
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“But I am someone who loves stories, and I believe in their power.” 😍😍😍

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