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Jess_Franzino

Jess_Franzino

Joined May 2018

Author | Hellenic Mythologist | Classicist| Ravenclaw | Brooklyn, NY | IG: @jessicafranzino
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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This quote truly deserves its own “image”. I feel like I‘ll be posting a lot of quotes from this book.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This book —- so beautiful right from the start. Quotes like this are part of why I can‘t put it down.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Thanks for the quick Latin lesson, Leigh Bardugo 😂

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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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Now THIS is a “Halloween Read” if there ever was one! Why, it even takes place around Halloween and, (even while being Middle Grade), is so atmospheric that I could nearly smell the dried leaves & cornfields and the PERFECT amount of spooky and filled with unexpected surprises while still feeling “cozy”. It reminded me a bit of watching a beloved Halloween movie. Made even better with how I read it on a cold & rainy October day.

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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This isn‘t a horror story. It‘s about loss, life, death, and memory told in a bit of a “dark fairytale” type fashion. That said, the best word I can use to describe this book is “thoughtful”. Made me think and pulled at my heartstrings. It is the perfect read for this time of year because, while subtly “creepy”, there‘s something oddly “cozy” about it. Also, beautifully written & atmospheric. An October must-read ❤️🎃

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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This line stood out to me, as I‘ve been sitting here missing Greece SO much! That‘s pretty much what I was doing in Greece: “chasing the old stories to their source”. Gods, I miss being there!

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Here‘s Spike on all my “stickered” items (Kindle, laptop, and HydroFlask), just because. #catsoflitsy

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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This book just broke an almost month long reading slump (though two weeks of that slump were due to travel). But still, it was THAT good of a book 😍 Such witchy goodness and a lot of amazing themes about how the world isn‘t just black & white. Also, LOVE the characters! So well-rounded & realistic. Also, Reid & Lou are my new OTP. Just love them!

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Been absent on Litsy for the past week & a half because I‘ve been off at this AMAZING conference on Homer and mythology in Greece, hosted by the amazing Madeline Miller. I am SO blessed to have gotten to know her and have her take interest in my own book (series) that, like “Song of Achilles” & “Circe” is of a genre called “Mythical Realism”. As both a writer & Classicist, I am so honored to know Ms.Miller & have her in my life. She IS a goddess❤️

AmyG Wow! ❤️ 3w
Jess_Franzino @AmyG Madeline is just a truly wonderful person. And so learned! Had a blast discussing classics and writing with her. 3w
Birdsong28 So cool 😘📚📖 3w
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Hi from Athens!

TheSpineView Wow! Have a great time and travel safe!😊 4w
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The Odyssey | Homer
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BEST reason for a “reading slump” 😂

wanderinglynn That's an excellent reason! I hope you have an amazing trip! Greece is high on my list of places to visit. 1mo
Jess_Franzino @wanderinglynn I am SO amazed that I am actually going! It is SUCH a dream come true for me, as I‘m a Classics scholar and am writing a novel about Athena, the Trojan War. Etc. It‘s actually for a reading/writing retreat about Homer hosted by none other than Madeline Miller ❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn That sounds even more amazing! You will have an incredible time. I hope you'll share some photos when you get back. 1mo
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Jess_Franzino @wanderinglynn I‘ll likely be flooding my Litsy of pictures while I‘m there ❤️ Haha. It still seems unreal that I‘m actually going! Have had the hardest time sleeping because I‘m so excited! 1mo
Megabooks Have a great time!!! 1mo
Jess_Franzino @Megabooks Thanks ♥️ 1mo
ravenlee That sounds utterly amazing! Have a great time (but don‘t forget to go home). 1mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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It‘s with a heavy heart that I must rate this book as only ‘so-so‘, & even that is being generous. It‘s “so-so” rather than “Pan” simply because I love other books in the series & Kendare Blake as a whole. All things ending up in a “most boring & frustrating” way aside, It took me “Five Long Days” to read this book when it should have taken me no more than three at the most. If you‘ve read it, please comment for discussion, but mark spoilers.

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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The best way to describe the Cassidy Blake series is: “The Ghost Whisperer” meets “Harry Potter”. In other words, it‘s TOTALLY unputdownable, the right amount of spooky, and soooooo much fun! Loved this one as much as “City of Ghosts”. Wish more installments were out because this series is super binge-worthy ♥️

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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Awww! Look at the cute lil skull on the (naked) cover of “Tunnel of Bones” ♥️💀

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Crown of Coral and Pearl | Mara Rutherford
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WOW. One heck of a fantastic book! Multifaceted characters that were realistic & anything but stereotypical, gorgeous writing, yummy fantasy kingdom politics, poignant themes, & awesome feminist undertones. Just utterly fantastic altogether. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Can I have the sequel now, please?

xxjenadanxx I've been back and forth on whether to read this one but I'm sure I'm gonna add it to my list lol. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @xxjenadanxx You must read it, for sure! One of the best written books I‘ve read this year. 2mo
TheBookKeepers Agree! So impressed with this debut author & I'll be pre-ordering the sequel!! 1mo
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Jess_Franzino @TheBookKeepers I‘m doing that same! There was so much nuanced brilliance in the book that I‘ll likely read it again. I was super impressed by how she wrote Ceren. He was chilling because he was so multi-faceted. 1mo
TheBookKeepers Yes! I‘m hoping that since he has been drinking her blood, he has the ability to heal himself and we get to see more of him in the next book! 🙏🙏🙏 I really feel like he maybe the misunderstood villain and perhaps his brother is the villain in disguise! 1mo
Jess_Franzino @TheBookKeepers I think he‘s Dead Dead, sadly. I love Talin and think he‘s complex as well, but Ceren is just such so creepy! It‘s his subtly, ability to charm, & belief that he‘s “doing the right thing” which makes him so. I‘m wondering if he‘ll seem Dead for most of the next book, since Nor‘s traveling, but then when she returns to New Castle, he‘s like “hi.” 😂 1mo
TheBookKeepers Hahaha yes! Gaw, need book 2 ASAP 👁👁 1mo
Jess_Franzino @TheBookKeepers For real! Ugh. Series are such a double edge sword! It‘s like “Yay! More!” but also “And now I have to wait a year”. 1mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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Now I have them all! Aaaah! Nothing better than the release day of a book from one of your favorite series by one of you favorite authors.

Meeko93 I need to start this series. On my long tbr. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @meeko93 I highly recommend it! Everything Kendare Blake writes is pure gold, and this series is her masterpiece. 2mo
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Possibly my favorite reading spot of all time , view of the ocean included ♥️

Avanders Wow 2mo
readingjedi No, don't like it, not for me ... said no-one ever!!! That view is amazing, no wonder it's your favourite - it would be mine too. 2mo
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Crown of Coral and Pearl | Mara Rutherford
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Just loving this book ♥️ Thought provoking quotes like this all the way through, so far.

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Uh....so looks like I‘ll be finishing my 2019 Goodreads challenge several months early 😂

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Eh. Absolutely beautiful writing. A very loose “retelling” based off the story surrounding Snow White‘s birth, but that‘s about where the similarities end. Didn‘t mind that, however, as it was a very inventive story. Gorgeous symbolism. It‘s a “So-So”, though, because it felt very dragging...:enough to put me into a small bit of a reading slump that kinda ruined the #SummersEndReadathon for me.

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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After a late start on Friday & no reading yesterday, I managed to get in 8 hours today for #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. While I doubt I‘ll make it to 24 because I have other things to do tomorrow, 16-18 hours is a reasonable goal to reach before Tuesday. As of now, I‘ve completed 3 books and am 30% through the 4th.

TheReadingMermaid Remember it's all about having fun and reading. Not necessarily making it to 24. so if you are having fun than you are meeting the goal 😉 2mo
Jess_Franzino @TheReadingMermaid It‘s super unlikely I‘ll ever make 24 hours in a three day period, as I tend not to listen to audiobooks that often and still need to sleep, spend time with my fiancé, make sure everyone is fed etc ? I‘m actually pretty happy with how I‘ve been getting so much read in just 10 hours, though. I‘ll likely come out of this with nearly 5 books crossed off my TBR. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid That's awesome sweetheart that's something to definitely be proud of! 💪🌟 2mo
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jb72 That is a great time! 🎉 2mo
Andrew65 A great performance, well done. 👏👏👏 Agree with @TheReadingMermaid, all about the fun and enjoying reading with others, the time you get to is nowhere near as important as that. (edited) 2mo
Clwojick Way to go! ✨🌟 2mo
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Moroccan Folktales | Jilali El Koudia
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Book 3 for #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. While this isn‘t a book for those who want to get lost in fairytales, (as they‘re very direct old translations that get very ‘WTF‘ at some points), this is invaluable for those who enjoy comparative mythology/folklore/fairytales. I love that there‘s a motif guide after. Also, hints of ‘Snow White‘ & “Cinderella” in a few. A lot of ghouls. So many ghouls.

ulrichyumiodd So glad you liked it! I haven‘t read it yet, haha. As I told you, it suddenly got cheaper on Amazon, so I bought a second copy for you. (edited) 2mo
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After taking a day off from reading yesterday due to a headache & not feeling the best, I‘ve finished my 2nd book of #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. About 1/2 through my 3rd book too, so making decent time due to the extra day. Loved this book. One of my faves of “Twisted Tales”. Really enjoyed the tie in of Chinese Underworld Mythology & hoe of kept with the thematic spirit of Mulan.

Clwojick Sounds great! I‘m stacking 📚 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick I clouldn‘t put it down! I love Underworld mythology and Mulan as a whole. So, was a total win ♥️ 2mo
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The Traitor's Ruin | Erin Beaty
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After a late start today, (didn‘t start reading until after 8pm today), finished 1st book of #24b4Monday & #summersendreadathon. I really enjoy “The Traitor‘s Circle” trilogy. The characters are so in-depth & the political intrigue is top notch! Loooove the relationships between all the characters. Also, great dramatic irony in this book.

TheReadingMermaid A slow start is better than no start. Just keep it up sweetie 👍😃👍 2mo
Jess_Franzino @TheReadingMermaid I was just super tired today, but feel much better now. Will thankfully be able to get a fair amount of reading done this weekend. 2mo
Clwojick You‘re doing great! ♥️ 2mo
Andrew65 A good start, and the weekend is ahead. 👏👏👏 2mo
jb72 Good job! 2mo
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Think this graphic was originally made by @Megabooks , but I‘ve seen a few others posted. Anywho, will be doing both, as I‘m digging that extra day for #24b4Monday, and my #mountTBR is quite high! How are others setting goals for #SummersEndReadathon? Hours? Number of book?

Clwojick It‘s all based on personal preference. I‘ll be attempted to log the time, but I have a horrible habit of accidentally resetting my timer. 😅 ill also be setting a side a few specific books that I‘d like to clear from my stacks. My goal is to basically read as much as humanly possible. 😝 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick While I might be traveling over Labor Day, I‘m thinking of just going to try and get through as much of my Mount TBR of books I already own, as possible. 😂 A lot I‘ve been meaning to read for months, but then get sidetracked by buying other books I need to read THAT second. Let‘s see if I can stick to my TBR, or if I‘ll get sidetracked by others I wang to read. Haha 2mo
Megabooks I‘m definitely tackling Mount TBR this weekend/week, and yes, I made the graphic, but anyone can use it! 2mo
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Clwojick I feel you 💯! I know I can‘t be too structured with my Readathon otherwise I lose the flow. I‘ll set aside 3 physical, and a handful of audiobooks, and go from there. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Megabooks I wanted to make sure I gave you credit because I REALLY didn‘t want to deal with making my own graphic 😂 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick I may very easily get sidetracked, especially seeing how there‘s a huge 50% off blowout sale at Barnes & Noble this Saturday 😂 2mo
Andrew65 Think I‘m going to go with number of pages. Good luck with both readathons.. 2mo
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The Traitor's Ruin | Erin Beaty
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I loooove the callbacks that show just how much Sage has grown and learned between this book and the first of the trilogy. She is truly an amazing character who learns and grows for her mistakes and even changes her ideologies and herself as she matures. Just the hallmark of a great character.

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The Traitor's Ruin | Erin Beaty
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I felt it my personal responsibility to share what this book looks like naked 🤣 The dust jacket is the most gorgeous shade of pink, too, but I‘ll share that later.

ulrichyumiodd So pretty ❤️ 2mo
Jess_Franzino @ulrichyumiodd I‘m falling super in love with this trilogy, too. 2mo
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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Despite being an easy read, it took me a few days longer than usual to get through this book, mostly because I found the characters and dialogue to be bland. While I appreciated the writing, the setting, the message, and the struggle, the characters just felt extremely bland. I like a little spice added to character interactions. All they seemed to talk about was the situation they were in. A lot of showing not telling when it came to relations.

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A day late, but just saw my tag from @DaveGreen7777 , so decided to join in the fun 😂

1.) cake! Especially funfetti. Ugh, how I love some good cake!

2.) Hmmmm. Other than books and a trip to Greece? Haha. I‘d have to say this one adorable and comfy sundress from Target. I wish I had bought more in different colors. I‘ve lived in it this summer.

3.) “Sky in the Deep”. It‘s ok-ish. Want to finish it.

4.) @ulrichyumiodd

#wonderouswednesday

ulrichyumiodd I‘m thinking about my favorite purchase, but nothing comes to mind right now 😂 I‘ll think about it! 2mo
Eggs Love your purchases🤗🤗 2mo
Jess_Franzino @ulrichyumiodd I had the HARDEST time with that question! Thinking back to things I bought this year was tough, so I went with a more recent purchase that turned out to be awesome 😂 I‘m likely forgetting something major and will remember it later. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Eggs Thanks! I soooo need more of these dresses! Target is so wonderful, especially their clothes. Wish I had one closer to where I live. 2mo
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1.) Nope. Just whenever I have a book in my hand, which is often 😃

2.) Not really. Though, If I‘m going to the park to read, I like to grab either an ice coffee or ice cream before to bring with me.

#twofortuesday

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The Traitor's Kiss | Erin Beaty
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(Just HAD to take a pretty pic, as the cover & spine are gorgeous). Anyway, this book ended up surprising the heck out of me. I was actually starting to feel kind of let down because the writer is so sweet, but I was feeling a bit bored & confused for the 1st half of it. And then I wasn‘t. I had been tricked, just like Sage was (great writing) & it became awesome! Love the cunning & wits of the MCs. Love their relationship. Ordering the next 2.

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Dunno why I‘ve been posting a bunch of book selfies lately. 😂 But, decided I randomly liked this one enough to post, so here it is.

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Happy #BookLoversDay. This took forever to pose for and it still came out kinda ‘meh‘. But look, an owl!

AkashaVampie I love the pic! It came out great. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @AkashaVampie Thanks ♥️ I actually like this Litsy filter waaaay more than the one I had on Insta. 2mo
AkashaVampie @Jess_Franzino ur welcome sweetie. I really love the owl. It was a nice touch. Is it harry potter related or just an owl? 2mo
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Jess_Franzino @AkashaVampie It‘s just a regular owl. I‘ve collected owls since I was a kid. 🦉 However, I AM wearing a Ravenclaw shirt, (though you can‘t see it in the picture). I also have a Hedwig on my bookshelf. 2mo
AkashaVampie @Jess_Franzino that's what i thought becuz Hedwig is more white all around, right? But it still in a cute little owl. Maybe its your spirit animal. They say if you are drawn to a certain animal, that's usually why. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @AkashaVampie I always loved them, but REALLY started to collect them because of the goddess Athena. Always loved her and “identified” with her in a lot of ways, ever since I was little. I‘m even writing a fantasy series/Homer retelling about her 😃 I‘m soooo glad that owls became more popular over the past two decades, because now I can get a bunch of owl items. 2mo
AkashaVampie @Jess_Franzino that's so cool. 2mo
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Well, look who I finally got to pose with his favorite books 😹 #internationalcatday #catsoflitsy

Moony 😍😍🐈🐈 2mo
brit91 Cutie pie!😻😻 2mo
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Happy #Internationalcatday ! I tried to get Spike to pose with some books, but instead he decided to knock the books over and go lay on an extension cord. #catsoflitsy

bromeliad How fitting 😂 2mo
Jess_Franzino @bromeliad He‘s been in full “brat cat” mode tonight 😂 Though, I did FINALLY manage a picture of him with book. 2mo
brit91 So cute!😻😻😻 2mo
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Holy heck! This was SO fantastic that I might have a bit of a book hangover now. WOW. I had a review in mind, but upon finishing it, I‘m in such a daze that I can hardly find words. An atmospheric Gothic fairytale ‘retelling‘ that‘s exquisitely written with so many twists and turns. OMG. I can‘t right now. Even though I‘ve just finished the book, I‘m still lost in it.

Suet624 Yum. I love when that happens. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Suet624 It was so crazy good. I could see why Stephanie Garber blurbed it, because I had the same sort of feel with her “Caraval” books. 2mo
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I DEVOURED this book as if it were the delicious fruit described within ♥️ A poetic and intoxicating blend of Jewish folklore, fairytale, & world myths focusing on the love between sisters, sexual awakening in a time/place where such was forbidden to even be discussed regarding females, & the the strength of embracing the powers of womanhood. I got so lost in this book, that I had a hard time coming up for air.

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Williamsburg Waterfront Park:
One of my favorite summer reading & writing spots.

brit91 Beautiful view!!😍📚 3mo
TiffanyMichele Gorgeous pic! 3mo
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Ungodly: A Novel | Kendare Blake
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Loved this whole series. I usually hate how authors treat the Gods, especially Athena, (who I‘m super picky about, as I‘ve studied her for well over a decade & I‘m writing a novel about her)— they always seem flat. Kendare Blake did it perfectly. The ONLY author thus far. She even brought in archetypes & really made them into “characters”. Love this series. Love Kendare Blake.

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Ungodly: A Novel | Kendare Blake
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Ugh. I‘m living for all the Athena/Hermes/Ares sibling feels ♥️

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Mortal Gods | Kendare Blake
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Well, now I have to go right ahead and read the third installment. Darn it 😂 Kendare Blake is honestly my kind of writer. Looooove her Athena, (and I‘m super picky about how Athena is written). Cassandra, however, is eight kinds of annoying, but at least she gets called out on it. I‘m also super glad that Athena told Calypso to GTFO of her house.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A day late, but here‘s my #julywrapup of all the books I finished in July. 15 books! I know that‘s less than a lot of people read on Litsy, but still my highest number to date this year, so I wanted to share. SO many great books read in July, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be “Gods of Jade & Shadow”.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads! 💖📚💖 3mo
Jess_Franzino @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Soooo many were some of the best I‘ve read all year, that it was hard to pick a fave! 3mo
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Ophelia | Lisa Klein
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A day late in posting this, read it for the book/movie challenge for #readingrush. I saw the movie a week ago, & remembered there was a book it was based off it. It was a slight re-read, as I read it when it first came out 11 years ago, but forgot it. The writing is amazing, very true to the Shakespearean language. While it didn‘t get the best reviews in 2008, I think it would be more appreciated in 2019 as it gives voice to a silenced woman.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Ugh. My 5th book of #thereadingrush. Took me WAY longer to read than expected since it was SO good that I had to savor each word & copy down quotes. Seriously going to be one of the top books I‘ve read all year. Folklore, mythology, astounding writing, themes of the power of mythmaking....I could go on for SO long, but have a character limit. Just incredible.

Centique Ooh this is on my TBR already but I‘m hearing such good things! 3mo
ulrichyumiodd I read your review, didn‘t notice it was you, then thought “Ooh, Jess would like that!”. Duh 😂 3mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Sometimes a book is just so dang beautiful, that you can‘t help but to keep stopping to write down quotes. Thus, the reason why I have read only 150 pages today for #thereadingrush, despite being over 3 hours deep into #24B4Monday. 😂

TheReadingMermaid That's totally okay girl. I completely understand. No harm no foul here 👍😃👍 3mo
Jess_Franzino @TheReadingMermaid It‘s so easy to sometimes get caught up in the “competition” (by that I mean the goals I set for myself) when it comes to readathons & thus get caught up on reading ALL the books & making time goals. However, in reading this book, I‘m reminding myself that “quality over quantity” is better in some cases. I just can‘t “plow” through this one, even if it reads easily. It must be savored. 😃 3mo
TheReadingMermaid And some books are totally like that. You must save her the ones that need to be savored. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Andrew65 Most important thing is that you are enjoying your reading. 😊 3mo
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The Orestia | Aeschylus
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So, for book #4 for #thereadingrush , I decided to multitask by by reading something I needed for my novel, as it‘s also #campnanowrimo. In my book, Orestes decided that rather than being a supporting character, he wanted to be a major character. Upon realizing I had never read “The Orestia” from start to finish (all three plays in order), I decided to do so. Anyone want to join me in punching Apollo and giving Orestes cuddles & cookies?

Jess_Franzino Also, if you think YOUR family is dysfunctional, you should read “The Orestia”. I promise you‘ll feel better by comparison because, hey, at least you‘re not House Atreus. 3mo
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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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Book 3 of #thereadingrush finished. I love everything Kendare Blake does. She just has a way of making her characters so “real” so complex, and their dialogue so conversational. Brilliant storytelling! This might be my favorite of all her books, if I had to pick one. Ghosty goodness, withcraft, & even some VooDoo. “The Girl from the Well” & “City of Bones” vibe. Have to change my #readingrush TBR AGAIN, since I now NEED to read the sequel!

kamoorephoto I get to see her again next week!! I love Kendare and I love this book. 3mo
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DAY 3 Stats for #readingrush

Pages Read: 353
Books Finished: 1

TOTAL STATS
Pages Read: 746
Books Finished: 2

I‘m 94% done with Book 3. Soooo painfully close to having finished 2 books on Day 3. If only midnight could have waited another half hour! #thereadingrush

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Book 2 of #readingrush finished! (30% into book 3, as well)

My edition of “The Near Witch” came with a very special treat: A previously out-of print novella that tells the backstory of “Cole” in-depth. Absolutely stunning! I LOVE stories about scheming nobility. This had a very Orestia/Hamlet vibe, but with the addition of magic and witchy goodness (two of my FAVORITE tales). If you love V.E. Schwab, be sure to get this special edition.

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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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Just finished my first book (and first official day, since I signed up a day late) of #readingrush ♥️ “The Near Witch” was so utterly beautiful that it just made me feel “full” while reading it (if that makes any sense). It‘s like “The Ocean At The End of the Lane” meets “The Woman in Black”, with a dash of those infamous Bronte moors. The PERFECT witch book! Also, this edition includes a special novella, which I‘m reading next ♥️