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Jillybeane

Jillybeane

Joined January 2018

I‘m a bookish hooker.
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The Testaments: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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Sugar Land by Tammy Lynn Stoner
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Pandora's Closet by Martin Harry Greenberg, Jean Rabe
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The Blue World by Jack Vance
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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IT‘S FINALLY FUCKING HERE Y‘ALL

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Methuselah Enzyme | Fred Mustard Stewart
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Ugh. I don‘t know how long I‘ll be able to hang with this book. In 2 pages he‘s referred to her as the Young Wife four times 🤮

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My bff bought me this book ten years ago and I just found it in a box I still hadn‘t unpacked since moving here. Imma finally get to it ❤️

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This book is taking me forever. It gets so painful in parts that I have to set it down mid sentence and walk away.

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I scored this book at a Con earlier today and couldn‘t put it down. There‘s not a single bad story in this book. They‘re rich, and varied in unexpected ways, with a common fucked up thread stringing them together.

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Lirael | Garth Nix
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I called this one a pick, but it‘s more halfway pick, halfway so-so. There‘s so much emo and self pity it‘s hard to get through (teenagers, amirite?), but in the end, I found it worth the time spent reading it. 3/5 ⭐️

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Lirael | Garth Nix
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Sam‘s idiocy is hard to read through.

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Awwwe, look what I found in my new used book, y‘all!
#messageshiddeninbooks

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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This is an interesting origin story for how witchcraft came into the world. Not at all what I expected.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Reading Women | Stefan Bollmann
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“Stfu, I‘m tryna read”

Happy #internationalwomensday!

lynneamch Basbleu catalog has reading women cards and calendars every year. I've had some framed for my reading nook. 🤓 7mo
Jillybeane @lynneamch Sweet, I‘m gonna check it out! 7mo
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I‘ve been obsessed with the radium clock dial painters since the fourth grade. My friend‘s daughter starred in this play, but living 900 miles away, I missed it 🥺, So I‘ll just hafta read for the #readingwomenschallenge.

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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A wonderful, horrifying book. As someone who dreams intensely, the thought of not being able to dream at all anymore sounds like a brain damage I couldn‘t live with. I don‘t think the solution they came up with is one I could live with, either.

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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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Just got home from the Y. Dying in progress 😥😩🤗

Kaye I‘m not sure if I should click LIKE on this. Are you ok ? Or just tired from your workout ? 7mo
Jillybeane @kaye I‘m fine, just being whiny ☺️. I‘d always rather be chilling when I read 7mo
Kaye Yep. I usually do the bike last. Take my kindle and read while biking. Slow down at the end. That way your body gradually cools down a bit. I‘m proud of you. Good job for going. 💖 7mo
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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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My kindle makes the gym bearable

#readeverywhere

Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 7mo
Jillybeane @kaye 💖 7mo
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(In no particular order)

1. Philip K. Dick
2. Jack Vance
3. Margaret Atwood
4. Octavia Butler
5. Sheri S. Tepper

I‘m mostly a science/dystopian fiction reader, with the occasional fantasy and chick lit sprinkled in for spice ☺️

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Happy National Read In The Bathtub Day!
#readeverywhere

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For a translated book published before 1945. When I picked this one, I didn‘t realize it‘s selected stories, and only two of them are pre-1945. It still counts, though, right?

#ReadingWomenChallenge2019

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It‘s sweet, horrifying, and dripping with Gemma‘s hidden history. Simple and complex, a portrait of contrasts.

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Next up on the #readingwomenchallenge, a book featuring a religion other than your own. I‘ve had this book for years and years, and I thought I‘d try to do as much of this challenge as I could from books I already have.
#tbrstack #readingchallenge #teaandagoodbook #readingduringthesuperbowl

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The Sweetheart: A Novel | Angelina Mirabella
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Mehso-so

It‘s well-written and flows well, but something about the second-person narration didn‘t sit well with me. It‘d make a good movie, in the vein of A League Of Their Own.

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Portnoy's Complaint | Philip Roth
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I really tried, but the whole thing is a dude‘s boring monologue to his therapist. I couldn‘t take him whining about his mom and his dick anymore. As much sex is in this book, it isn‘t sexy.

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The Beauty | Aliya Whiteley
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This story beautifully illustrates how gender is a social construct and a spectrum. With mushrooms.

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Tatiana's Wedding | Cynthia A. Robinson
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It‘s hard to read at times, like watching a slow-moving disaster, and the fallout. It‘s well written, the characters are deeply flawed people, completely believable. 8/10 would read again.
#ReadingWomensChallenge

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The Sweetheart: A Novel | Angelina Mirabella
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Tryna start my #readingwomenchallenge and also observe the Thou Shalt Not Disturb Thy Dog‘s Slumber rule 😂

For A book about a woman athlete

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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Where to even begin? There are a couple of books we come across that change our lives, and this is one of them. The prose is so rich and raw you will feel e v e r y t h i n g; that said, don‘t read this when you‘re cold or hungry.

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Reading Women | Stefan Bollmann
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Getting my list together for #readingwomenchallenge2019, here‘s how it‘s shaping up so far. I‘m probably going to start with #10, as it‘s the category I‘m least excited about.
#readingwomen
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LoverofLit I'm also struggling with that topic. I'll have to check out your pick! I definitely want audio for it I think. 10mo
Jillybeane @LoverofLit Audio! That‘s a great idea! 10mo
Rissreads @LoverofLit @Jillybeane How about 40 autumns by Nina Willner? It tells the story of 5 women from one family separated by the Berlin Wall and one of them is an Olympic athlete. It‘s a fantastic read! 10mo
LoverofLit @Rissreads That sounds right up my alley. Thank you! 10mo
Jillybeane @Rissreads I‘ll check it out, thanks for the suggestion! 10mo
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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Her descriptions are like secrets. She makes you feel like a coconspirator, as poor Ivan stumbles around clueless.

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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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I am IN for this #readingwomenchallenge!

MelissaSue81 Oh yes! Totally in! 10mo
Jillybeane @MelissaSue81 There‘s a goodreads group forming! 10mo
Andrew65 When does it start? 10mo
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Jillybeane @Andrew65 January 2019 (it sounds so far away, doesn‘t it?) 10mo
Andrew65 @Jillybeane It does but it‘ll will be here sooner than we know. I‘m in! 10mo
Jillybeane Yay!! 10mo
MelissaSue81 @Jillybeane - ooh. I‘m not very in the loop with good reads groups.. (like im not even sure what my handle is and I‘m only friends with a handful of Littens) - how do I find it? 10mo
Jillybeane @MelissaSue81 There‘s a link directly to it on the website. It‘s right under the title on the picture ☺️ 10mo
MelissaSue81 @Jillybeane - found it, thanks! 10mo
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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Capitalists. Definitely capitalists.

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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Her descriptions are silky, but full of teeth.

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Reading Women | Stefan Bollmann
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It‘s a delightful book, full of little blurbs to help you catch all the nuances of the paintings. I loved it.

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Marune: Alastor 933 | Jack Vance
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This is one of the things I love about Jack Vance‘s writing style: he‘s super specific about things, but because he made it up, it means nothing. Or, better, it means whatever you want it to mean. In my imagination, cinniborines are low, thorny shrubs, highly sculpted like topiary or banzai trees. And colorful.

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Marune: Alastor 933 | Jack Vance
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This book is a mere nine months younger than I 📚

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Wyst: Alastor 1716 (in Russian) | Jack Vance, Alexander Feht
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This was a hard read, as events just kept piling onto poor Jantiff. Like a train wreck, I couldn‘t look away, which is a good thing, as it‘s a satisfying book. On to book 3!

Jillybeane I didn‘t read the Russian version. I don‘t know why it says that. 12mo
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I almost didn‘t read this when I realized it had a heavy sports theme. I would‘ve really missed out, and now I‘m on to book 2 💖

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Jacob's Room | Virginia Woolf
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When you‘re not impressed with the opening act 😇

#readeverywhere

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Ecce & Old Earth | Jack Vance
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I‘m awake waaaay too early, but it‘s almost time to leave my Airbnb and head for home.

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Araminta Station | Jack Vance
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“It wouldn‘t take all that long” 😂😂😂😂

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Notes from a Public Typewriter | Michael Gustafson
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Fucking. Yikes. Now that‘s a terrifying thought.

This was a quick, sweet read, and I think I‘ll mail it to somebody so they can love bookstores all over again, too.

AmyG 😳 Frightening 1y
Burghbookaddict I didn't need to know this 😫 1y
Jillybeane @laurenashley girl neither did I but here we are 😭 1y
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Notes from a Public Typewriter | Michael Gustafson
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SUPER EFFING STOKED!!!

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t bad! Disturbing, as her books tend to be. It sort of fell down for me when Camille starts doing drugs with her teen sister & friends because she wants them to like her. The character didn‘t strike me as a people pleaser at all, and it annoys me when characters stray from their personalities like that. 3.5/5⭐️

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Reading a book, having a snack, minding my own business, and this lil gem shows up 😂🍒

I love cherry season!

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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That daunting TBR stack, tho! Let‘s focus on the glass of South Shore white instead, shall we?
#tbr #stack #booksfordays

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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Reading at Crown Beer Fest 🧡🍻

#readeverywhere

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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1. Patience & Sarah
2. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen (I know, I know- calling Twilight literature is a stretch)
3. Ygritte & Jon Snow (😭😭😭)
4. George Takei & Brad

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️👫❤️ 1y
Liatrek You know nothing Jon Snow❤️ 1y
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Is it ever too warm for hot tea? I think not!
#readinginpublic

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Girl, you and me both! Jane and I are on the same page concerning the noise of kids 😂

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Congrats! That‘s a lot of litfluence!

I eat ice cream with a fork, and so should everyone else 🍨It‘s a solid, people, the spoon isn‘t necessary 🤣

#uniquelyyou

Bostonmomx2 But it starts melting and then it‘s hard to get all the melty parts with a fork. 1y
Jillybeane @Bostonmomx2 Once it starts to melt I won‘t eat it anyhow 😊. I know, there‘s something wrong with me 1y
JoScho Lol! When it gets melty is my favorite. Thanks for entering 💕 1y
BiblioLitten I can't eat melty ice cream either. Yuck 1y
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Fish Tails | Sheri S Tepper
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It took me longer to read this book than the 11 that came before it. It‘s the last book Tepper wrote before dying, and I wanted to savor it. It‘s the only ecological dystopian book I‘ve ever read that had any hope in it, and I loved it. Start with Marvin Manyshaped, I promise you‘ll love it 🧡📖