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JoScho

JoScho

Joined January 2018

Dog mom🐶, art teacher👩🏼‍🎨, French Fry enthusiast 🍟Never go anywhere without a book 📚 Goodreads: JoScho
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robinb Miss your posts...hope you‘re doing well. 😊 1y
Chrissyreadit Just stopped to say hi. Hope you are well. 13mo
CBee Hi Jody - miss you on here ♥️ 11mo
Trashcanman Miss you 6mo
Wife Hi Jody. Hope 2022 is treating you well. Miss seeing your posts. ❤️ 5mo
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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I finished some great books in January. If this one isn‘t on your radar it should be. I thought it was fantastic.
#januarystats #loveprevails

SilversReviews Nice on 11 books. That is amazing. 1y
Eggs Great month-aren‘t audiobooks the best?! 1y
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Same Andy. Same.
#montior #quotsyfeb21

AmyG Ha. Yep. 1y
TK-421 Same here! 1y
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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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1. This cover art is gorgeous.
2. Aven Green form Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. Her attitude and bravery is simply amazing.
3. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 🥰
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great book❤️ I‘ve read every Acevedo book & they all have great covers with beautiful women. Thanks for playing ☀️👏🏻 1y
TheSpineView You're welcome! 1y
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Missing Molly | Natalie Barelli
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I recently stumbled across this author and have now read several of her books.
Goodreads blurb:
Everyone has secrets, and Rachel Holloway is no exception. She‘s worked hard to keep the past where it belongs: dead and buried. And so far, she‘s been very successful.
But now the small newspaper where she works wants to produce a podcast on a cold case: the disappearance twelve years ago of little Molly Forster.
#loveprevails #missingpersonday 🔻

JoScho Some secrets should never see the light of day, and as far as Rachel is concerned, whatever happened to little Molly is one of them. Rachel has a life now, a boyfriend she loves and a three-year-old daughter she adores, and she will do anything to protect them.
But to do that, no one can ever know that she is Molly Forster.
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Eggs Perfect choice ✅👌🏼 1y
Crazeedi Great review! 1y
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Crazeedi Truth as witnessed by this oldster 1y
TK-421 So true! ❤️ 1y
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I had my 6th graders draw groundhogs in their sketchbook today for #groundhogday and then I added a fun filter. 👩🏼‍🎨
#loveprevails #kidart #teachersoflitsy

Kdgordon88 Cute! 1y
Eggs Lovely 👏🏻💕🤗 1y
QuietlyLaura Cool! 1y
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1. I am a loyal library girl. I typically only buy books that I read and loved. I do stalk the library for new releases though.
2. None currently. Samantha Irby and Riley Sager are auto buy authors for me though.
Thanks for the tag Leanna @guinsgirlreads 🥰
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 1y
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Thought I would go with a bookish pick up line for #flirt
#quotsyfeb21

QuietlyLaura I laughed way too much at this! 😂🙃 1y
tracey38 😂😂😂 1y
Kappadeemom 😂😂 1y
Reggie Lol 1y
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Mother May I: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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This is my January Wrap Up. I have been mostly focusing on my Netgalley backlog but there were a few others I couldn‘t resist. All of these were audiobook except one-I finding that is what I can focus on best right now.

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AmyG Hahaha. Exactly. I love Fran Lebowitz. The Netflix doc on her was wonderful. (edited) 1y
Eyelit Omg that is so true! 1y
JoScho @AmyG I have not seen it. I must check it out soon. 1y
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JoScho @Eyelit so true! 1y
Leftcoastzen Love the Netflix Fran Series ! Oh to have that teen phone feeling again! 1y
Crazeedi So glad to see you here, hope you are feeling better, hugs my friend 1y
JoScho @Crazeedi thank you so much for everything Diane ❤️ 1y
JoScho @Leftcoastzen right? I had this exact phone. 1y
Crazeedi @JoScho I didnt have my own phone, but there was one in the hallway with a long cord that I could drag into my bedroom!! 1y
TK-421 Truth! 😄 1y
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Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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#nationalfreedomday #loveprevails

JoScho The lives these women led are part of an incredible story about courage in the face of oppression; about the challenges and triumphs of the battle for civil rights; and about speaking out for what you believe in--even when it feels like no one is listening. Andrea Davis Pinkney's moving text and Stephen Alcorn's glorious portraits celebrate the lives of ten bold women who lit the path to freedom for generations. 1y
JoScho Includes biographies of Sojournor Truth, Biddy Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B.Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Shirley Chisholm. 1y
BiblioLitten Hey! Great to have you back💕 1y
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Eggs 👏🏻📚👏🏻 Nicely done ✅ 1y
Kdgordon88 Nice to see you! 1y
JoScho @BiblioLitten thank you! It‘s great to be back ❤️ 1y
JoScho @Eggs ☺️💕 1y
JoScho @Kdgordon88 aww thank you 💗 1y
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I was sold when the blurb compared this book to a cross between The Blair Witch Project and Midsommar. This is a story of a documentary filmmaker traveling to the secluded village where her grandmother grew up and the everyone disappeared with no explanation. I found the setting the be creepy and was hooked from the beginning. There were a lot of wonderfully eerie elements but there were also sad and gut wrenching parts that were hard to read.

Trashcanman 👋👋👋👋😋 1y
JoScho @Trashcanman George! How are you? 1y
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Trashcanman Im ok, thanks. It was nice seeing you post. I hope you and your family are all well. Especially your moms. 1y
HOTPock3tt Jody!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️*huge hug!!* hope you and your family are well!!! 1y
JoScho @HOTPock3tt hey beautiful lady!!! How are you? 1y
JoScho @Trashcanman thank you George 🖤 1y
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I am not a big twitter user but Stephen King is always fantastic!

KathyWheeler I especially like when he tweets about Molly AKA the Thing of Evil. 😊 1y
JoScho @KathyWheeler I know! All the dog tweets! 1y
Literary_Siren That‘s a nice change of pace. 😌 1y
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JoScho @Literary_Siren it really is. 1y
guinsgirlreads I‘m so glad you‘re back! 🥰 1y
JoScho @guinsgirlreads 🥰❤️ 1y
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I have been completely absent from this wonderful app for months. I know I am not alone in saying and feeling this way but life has been hard. 2020 was a bitch and 2021 isn‘t looking that great so far. Anyway I missed my 3 year Litsy anniversary-so sad. I am gonna try to get back to my happy place here with you wonderful people. So much love and thanks to
@TheSpineView for aways tagging and making me feel loved and missed when I wasn‘t around.

JoScho @Crazeedi and @hermyknee thank you for your love and support 🖤 1y
megnews Missed you! Glad to see you again! 1y
TrishB It‘s been hard! 1y
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TheBookHippie I was just thinking of you. So glad to 'see' you again!! I missed you! 1y
JoScho @megnews aww thank you! 1y
JoScho @TrishB oh yeah. It really has. 1y
JoScho @TheBookHippie thank you so much! I missed y‘all! 1y
Mitch So happy to see you name jump into my feed. Love to you xxx 1y
QuietlyLaura I‘ve missed you and thought about you often! 💕 1y
Moray_Reads I hear you. 2021 has not had the upward trend I'd hoped for, but it's nice to see your name again! 1y
Reign_1982 I definitely agree with you and so far 2021 is running a close race with 2020 1y
TheKidUpstairs Hi!!! So nice to see you! Take whatever time you need, Littens will always welcome you back with virtual hugs! 1y
LeahBergen Good to see you again! ❤️❤️ 1y
AmyG I was wondering what was up. Sending a hug and hoping you just have the strength to get through until things get better. We are always here. 😘 1y
Leftcoastzen We do miss you ! Completely understand. what a 💩show it‘s been. 1y
KVanRead I feel ya! Here‘s hoping 2021 starts to improve soon. Welcome back and belated Happy Litsyversary!!!🎉💕🎉🥳 1y
guinsgirlreads I was wondering about you!! Glad you‘re ok! 💜 1y
TheSpineView You're so kind! Thanks! Hoping for a better year! 1y
Reggie Nice to see you again! Happy belated 3rd year and yes, here‘s to hoping this year gets better! 1y
CoffeeK8 Glad to see you back & so glad you‘re ok. It has been a hard year! 💕 1y
DaveGreen7777 Sorry things have been so hard for you lately, Jo! 😔 Sending some additional positive energy your way! 🙏 1y
NeedsMoreBooks Welcome back and hoping that 2021 is awesome for you 💜 (edited) 1y
marleed Welcome home!! 1y
Sharpeipup Big hugs to you. We missed you. 1y
hermyknee @JoScho ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
JoScho @Mitch thank you so much! Lots of love to you 💕 1y
JoScho @QuietlyLaura thank you Laura! I hope things are going well for you 💗 1y
JoScho @guinsgirlreads yeah I am ok! Thanks for thinking of me 🥰 1y
JoScho @Moray_Reads here‘s to hoping 2021 takes a turn for the better for everyone 💕 1y
JoScho @Reign_1982 seriously! Those first few Wednesday‘s were enough to do me in. 1y
JoScho @TheKidUpstairs I know y‘all are always here and that is the best feeling. This community is so warm and loving. 1y
JoScho @LeahBergen thank you! It‘s good to be back 💕 1y
JoScho @AmyG thank you so much Amy 🥰 1y
JoScho @Leftcoastzen it really has and I have missed this wonderful group of bookish friends. 1y
JoScho @KVanRead thank you ☺️💕 1y
JoScho @TheSpineView 🥰❤️ 1y
JoScho @Reggie thank you so much Reggie! 🖤 1y
JoScho @CoffeeK8 thank you so much! ☺️💕 1y
JoScho @DaveGreen7777 aww thank you Dave 🥰 1y
JoScho @NeedsMoreBooks thank you and hoping 2021 is awesome for you as well ❤️ 1y
JoScho @marleed what a perfect way to phrase it! Thank you! 😊❤️ 1y
JoScho @Sharpeipup hugs to you and thank you! 🥰 1y
Reign_1982 @JoScho heck I'm still trying to stay sane. I'm just trying to keep my cool 1y
JoScho @Reign_1982 same! Every damn day! 1y
Wife Totally get it. My Litsy time has been sporadic over the last year. So glad to see you on here again 🌹🌹🌹 1y
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Judy this was such a perfect package!!! I wanted to open it before things got busy this evening. This was one of my favorite books this year and I desperately wanted it for my little library. Thanks so much for the candy, beautiful cards and bookmarks. You are awesome. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Chelle thanks for hosting this lovely swap.

#jolabokaflod #jolabokaflodswap

Mitch I absolutely love that story. It warmed my heart and helped me see the good in the world! Happy holidays 🎅🏼 2y
catiewithac Happy reading! 2y
Judybskt Jody - I‘m glad you like everything!! Enjoy the holidays! 🤶🏻🎄☃️❤️ (edited) 2y
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Judy looks what I got!!! I can‘t wait to open it in Christmas Eve. Thanks so very much!
#jolabokaflod

HOTPock3tt Jooodddyyyyyy!!!! ❤️🥰🎉 I miss you and hope all is well!! *hug*!! 🤗 @JoScho 2y
Judybskt Yay! So glad it finally made it to you! 2y
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Shipped out priority today and supposed to arrive on the 18th. #jolabokaflod

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This Coven Won't Break | Isabel Sterling
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This amazing piece of art was created for me by Dana @DoonTheGoon and it is so beautiful, magical, and powerful. I hate to get sappy but for real, life has been hard lately and this is a wonderful reminder of the good in the world. Dana thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Jenni and Rachel thank you for hosting and making sure I was included even though I haven‘t been very present lately. You are all wonderful women.
#basicwitchswap #bws

monalyisha What a beautiful post! And a beautiful piece of art, @DoonTheGoon 🖤✨ 2y
wanderinglynn Awesome work @DoonTheGoon 😍 2y
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sprainedbrain @DoonTheGoon that is gorgeous! 🖤 2y
sprainedbrain And Jody—🖤🖤🖤 2y
DoonTheGoon This was so fun to make. ♡ I hope it fills your space with positivity, creativity, and light! Blessed be! 2y
Crazeedi That is so cool, you are blessed!❤ 2y
kyraleseberg Lovely words for a lovely piece of art! 🖤 2y
Chrissyreadit 🖤🖤🖤🖤 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve been thinking about you lately and hoping you are ok. ❤️ What a lovely gift! 2y
AmyG Wow! Beautiful. 2y
Gissy Always thinking of you!🖤🖤🖤 2y
Meaw_catlady Sending so much love and light to you dear one! This year is so tough but together we can all bring some light to each other ! Hugs and blessings this Samhain! 🖤✨🌙 2y
BethM Absolutely lovely! 2y
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Oh my goodness Dana! You spoiled me rotten! The books, crystal bath bomb, beautiful tarot deck, pin, handmade mask, crystals, and candle-just wow! It is all so wonderful, thoughtful and kind. You absolutely brightened my month! That amazing Gemini art is getting a separate post because it so deserves it. Thanks so very much Dana. You went above and beyond and I appreciate more than I can say.
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sprainedbrain What a wonderful box! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
DoonTheGoon Ahhh! I am so glad you love everything! I was SO nervous that I hadn't done enough - enjoy!!! 2y
Crazeedi What a special gift! For a special person! I hope all has been well for you. I havent connected with you recently! So sorry! How have you been?? 2y
Chrissyreadit 🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤 2y
Meaw_catlady Great and magical items! Blessed Samhain! 🖤✨🌙 2y
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Dana two packages are on their way to you! You should get them Monday or Tuesday. 🖤
#basicwitchswap #bws

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Oh my goodness! My basic witch swap package is here and I am so excited! Dana I have a few more things arriving for you and then I will get your shipped out to you. Thanks in advance! I am sure this box is filled with magical goodness!
#basicwitchswap #bws

DoonTheGoon So glad to see that it arrived safe and sound! ^_^ 2y
monalyisha What a cool filter! 😍🔮 2y
Trashcanman Where you be? 2y
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JoScho @Trashcanman you so sweet to check on me. You know I‘m a teacher trying to keep my head above water as I teach during a pandemic-so barely holding on by a thread. Thanks for checking on me George. It means a lot 🖤 2y
JoScho @monalyisha thank you 🖤 2y
Trashcanman @JoScho blessing to you and all teachers. I hope your mom and dad are well too. ❤ 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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And with Letter Z that‘s a wrap! Thanks so much to everyone that joined in and played every week 💛

Zero Day-the only Z book I have read
Laura Zimmermann
Zombieland
ZZ Top
Zombie-The Cranberries
#letterZ #manicmonday

TheNeverendingTBR I'd have like to have did this but I was too late ☹ 2y
vivastory Thanks for posting this every single Monday ☺️ I hope you are doing well 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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?You
?Nicola Yoon
?Yes, Dear
?Yeah Yeah Yeahs
?Yonce-Beyoncé
#manicmonday #letterY

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Dreaded letter X. The struggle is real.
🖤The X-Lorena Bathey (this is the only one I have read)
🖤No clue
🖤The X Files
🖤Nope
🖤XO-Beyonce
#manicmonday #letterX

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🖤We Are Never Meeting In Real Life
🖤Wendy Walker
🖤What About Bob? / Wonderfalls
🖤Weezer
🖤Water Me-Lizzo
#manicmonday #letterW

ReaperOfTerrasen Are you going to be starting over at A again once we complete the alphabet? 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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The Voting Booth-Brandy Colbert
Vivian Barz
Veronica Mars
Violent Femmes
Vindicated-Dashboard Confessional
#manicmonday #letterV

TheNeverendingTBR Think I'll join in when it goes back to A, will that happen? 2y
Kdgordon88 💜Vindicated 2y
Zoes_Human Love, love, love Violent Femmes. 2y
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sprainedbrain Omg what a great song! 😍 2y
Insightsintobooks Good song. 2y
Insightsintobooks Also please check your email #kindlitsy 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🖤Undead Girl Gang
🖤Lisa Unger
🖤United States of Tara
🖤Ugly Kid Joe
🖤Under Pressure-Queen and Bowie
#manicmonday #letterU

Chab256 ❤️ Under Pressure! 2y
Zoes_Human Under Pressure was a close contender for my U posting, but ultimately, I went with Unchained Melody. 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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💜The Twisted Ones - T. Kingfisher
💜Angie Thomas
💜That 70‘s Show
💜Taking Back Sunday
💜Troublemaker-Weezer
#manicmonday #letterT

TheRiehlDeal ❤️ That 70's Show! Never gets old. 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🖤Slay-Brittney Morris
🖤Shel Silverstein
🖤Schitt‘s Creek
🖤Stevie Nicks
🖤Scar Tissue-RHCP
#manicmonday #letterS

hermyknee Ew, David! (I love Schitt‘s Creek!) (edited) 2y
KVanRead ❤️Schitt‘s Creek! So sad it‘s over😢 2y
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The Voting Booth | Brandy Colbert
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I want to apologize for being absent from Litsy recently. My anxiety about going back into the classroom has been really high. I am way behind on my reviews but these are the books I read by black authors in July. They were some amazing reads and review are coming soon. Thanks so much to everyone that joined in 🖤
#readblackauthors #blacklivesmatter #blm #teachersoflitsy

KVanRead I feel so bad for teachers right now!! We ask so much of you in the best of times and this is definitely not the best of times. Sending good vibes to you 🤗🍀💗 2y
CoffeeK8 Please don‘t feel bad about being absent. It‘s ok. I feel the same way, plus all the unknowns. 💕💕💕 2y
britt_brooke Thank you for all you do! Sending hugs and all the good vibes your way for a safe and healthy school year. My boys start a hybrid schedule tomorrow and my anxiety level is ... high. 2y
hermyknee Jody! I took a complete social media break for all of July and most of August because my anxiety has been through the roof. We started back—teachers are on campus teaching virtually from our rooms. Kids are scheduled to return September 8th. 😱😭 2y
Meaw_catlady Sending peace and love sister! Know you are so loved and supported ! ❤️🖤🖖❤️🖤 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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?Ready Player One
?Riley Sager
?Ren and Stimpy
?Red Hot Chili Peppers
?Rain Dance Maggie-RHCP, Run the World-Beyoncé
#manicmonday #letterT

sprainedbrain RHCP! 🙌🏻 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Ren and Stimpy! ❤ 2y
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Sharing books by black authors during the month of July. I will add the synopsis from Goodreads below and in the comments.
In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can‘t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I‘m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity.⬇️

JoScho It hasn‘t been easy being Michael Arceneaux.

Equality for LGBT people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of color within the community are still often silenced, and being black in America is…well, have you watched the news?
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JoScho With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of today‘s boldest writers on social issues, I Can‘t Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux‘s impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today‘s America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite. 2y
JoScho He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; that time his father asked if he was “funny” while shaking his hand; his obstacles in embracing intimacy; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams. 2y
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JoScho Perfect for fans of David Sedaris and Phoebe Robinson, I Can‘t Date Jesus tells us—without apologies—what it‘s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world. 2y
Gina THAT title and artwork are BRILLIANT 2y
Ruthiella That title and subtitle made me laugh! 😂 2y
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Hey all! I can‘t believe we are almost at the end of July! If you joined me this month for #ReadBlackAuthors I would love to get your address-if you are comfortable sharing it. I am tagging the people that originally showed up so if I missed you please let me know 🖤
Email- iheartlitsy@Gmail.com

Melismatic Sent! ❤️ 2y
JoScho @Melismatic yay! Thanks so much 😘 2y
sprainedbrain I don‘t know what you‘re up to, Jody, but I‘ve sent it. 😃❤️ 2y
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JoScho @sprainedbrain yay! Thanks Jenni! You shall soon see 😉🖤 2y
PaperbackPirate Sent an email! 😘 2y
NeedsMoreBooks Emailed! ❤️ 2y
RainyDayReading Just emailed! Not sure what you‘re up to, but I am very curious to find out! 2y
hes7 Just remembered I never emailed. I‘ll do that now. (edited) 2y
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I know this is so true for me.
#unhealthy #quotsyjuly20

Avanders 💖 2y
LisaD ❤️ 2y
ladym30 Absolutely!❤️ 2y
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Sharpeipup Struggling with this one myself as I sit at home furloughed. Hugs to you! 2y
Bookgoil Hubby constantly reminding me of this! 2y
Cupcake12 So true x 2y
Seekingtardis I hadn‘t even thought of it that way.... 2y
BookDragonNotWorm I needed to read this today - thanks for sharing!!! 2y
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Murder in G Major | Alexia Gordon
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Sharing books by black authors during the month of July. I will add the synopsis from Goodreads below and in the comments.

With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. ⬇️
#readblackauthors #blacklivesmatter #blm

JoScho The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. 2y
JoScho As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance? 2y
JoScho This is the first in the series. 2y
Liatrek Thanks for the post! I am buying now 😊 2y
JoScho @Liatrek you are so welcome! I hope you enjoy it 🖤 2y
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Pericles and Aspasia | Walter Savage Landor
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Q is a tough one. Happy Monday 🖤

🖤Quiet Girl in a Noisy World
🖤Spencer Quinn
🖤Queer Eye
🖤Queen
🖤Queen of Hearts-Juice Newton
#manicmonday #letterQ

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Saving Ruby King (Original) | Catherine Adel West
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Sharing books by black authors during the month of July. I will add the synopsis from Goodreads below and in the comments.

Set in the South Side of Chicago, an epic, enthralling story of a young woman determined to protect her best friend while a long-buried secret threatens to unravel both their families.
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#readblackauthors #blacklivesmatter #blm

JoScho Family. Faith. Secrets. Everything in this world comes full circle.

When Ruby King‘s mother is found murdered in their home in Chicago‘s South Side, the police dismiss it as another act of violence in a black neighborhood. But for Ruby, it means she‘ll be living alone with her violent father. The only person who understands the gravity of her situation is Ruby‘s best friend, Layla.
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JoScho Their closeness is tested when Layla‘s father, the pastor of their church, demands that Layla stay away. But what are his true motives? And what is the price for turning a blind eye?

In a relentless quest to save Ruby, Layla comes to discover the murky loyalties and dark secrets tying their families together for three generations.
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JoScho A crucial pilgrimage through the racially divided landscape of Chicago, Saving Ruby King traces the way trauma is passed down through generations and the ways in which communities can come together to create sanctuary. 2y
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JoScho Saving Ruby King is an emotional and revelatory story of race, family secrets, faith and redemption. This is an unforgettable debut novel from an exciting new voice in fiction and a powerful testament that history doesn‘t determine the present, and that the bonds of friendship can forever shape the future. 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful review! 2y
JoScho @kspenmoll I wish I had written that but I just copy and pasted the blurb from Goodreads 😂 2y
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As well there should be. #resist #quotsyjuly20

Maria514626 Love this! 2y
JoScho @Maria514626 🖤🖤🖤 2y
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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Sharing books by black authors during the month of July. I will add the synopsis from Goodreads below and in the comments.
Sharp, comic, disruptive, tender, Raven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, sees a young black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage.
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JoScho Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly figuring her way into life as an artist. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage—with rules. 2y
JoScho As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and falling into Eric's family life, his home. She becomes hesitant friend to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie is the only black woman young Akila may know. 2y
JoScho Razor sharp, darkly comic, sexually charged, socially disruptive, Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make her sense of her life in a tumultuous era. It is also a haunting, aching description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way. 2y
JamieArc I‘m really hoping this is a Book of the Month pick for next month 🤞🏻 2y
JoScho @JamieArc that would be awesome 🖤 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I have been away for the week with my college girlfriends so I haven‘t been as active as normal but look at this Dobby my friend made me ☺️

Kdgordon88 Adorable! 2y
MaGoose So cute! 😍 2y
hermyknee 😍 2y
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wanderinglynn That‘s adorable! 😍 2y
AmyG Too cute ❤️ 2y
ladym30 He is so adorable!❤️ 2y
ElizaMarie wow so cute! your friend has such talent! 2y
AnneCecilie Lovely 😍😍😍 2y
Avanders 😍😍😍 2y
Kshakal That is adorable!! 2y
tracey38 Oh, love this! 2y
JoScho @Kdgordon88 @MaGoose @hermyknee @wanderinglynn @AmyG @ladym30 @ElizaMarie @LiteraryinLititz @erzascarletbookgasm @AnneCecilie @Avanders @Kshakal @tracey38 thanks so much! She is really good at these guys. I made a unicorn while we were on vacation and it isn‘t easy at all. Also one of my friends hasn‘t read or watched the movies and kept calling Dobby a troll 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
ElizaMarie @JoScho not read or watch!? That is insane!!! She needs to at least see a bit of it to understand how great she did on it! 2y
JoScho @ElizaMarie I know right?! 2y
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TK-421 😢 I totally get this 💙 2y
JoScho @TK-421 same 🖤 2y
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I love pumpkins all year!
#fuzzy #quotsyjuly20

Kshakal Yes to all of these things!! 2y
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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ReaperOfTerrasen Are the Hunger Games books like the movies? I‘ve been wanting to read them, but I was kind of disappointed with the ending of the movie series. It felt like Katniss became less and less important and by the last movie she felt almost irrelevant. 2y
LaraS @ReaperOfTerrasen I loved both the movies and the books. And maybe it does start to feel like it‘s something bigger than Katness at the end, but the books are told from her POV so she‘s with you, every step of the way, all the way to the end. 2y
JoScho @ReaperOfTerrasen I honestly didn‘t get past the first book. I felt like the second one was a slow struggle. 2y
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TK-421 I love this! “drunk with humidity” 💙 2y
JoScho @TK-421 thank you 💙☺️ 2y
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1. Oh that is a hard one. I would love to be named after a literary character but I don‘t really know which one. I mean Jo is in Little Women but that isn‘t why I was named Jo.
2. We have a cat named Frankenstein and a dog named Church from Pet Sematary.
Thanks for the tag @Eggs @TheSpineView
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 2y
Nute Much love for a cat named Frankenstein and a dog named Church! I just watched the remake of Pet Semetary a few weeks ago. Creepy! 2y
Oldschool_millenial There's a YouTuber whose cat is named Sir Terry Pratchett, or Sir Terry for short. His other cat is Will-o-the-Wisp, or just Wisp. Both are ADORABLE 😻😻 2y
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JoScho @Nute thank you! 🖤☺️ 2y
JoScho @Oldschool_millenial love that! 🖤 2y
JoScho @Eggs ☺️🖤 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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💜Pumpkinheads-Rainbow Rowell
💜B.A. Paris
💜Parks and Rec
💜Prince
💜Pink Triangle-Weezer
#manicmonday #letterP

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JoScho In this rousing call to leadership, the self-described millennial spokesperson for the culture, CNN‘s designated "woke AF" former commentator, and the youngest national press secretary in the history of the United States shares her take-no-prisoners approach to life, politics, and career success, and shows a new generation how to be loud and powerful in their own right. 2y
JoScho Many people—most notably white older men—may try to stop Symone Sanders from speaking up and out. But Symone will NOT shut up. And neither should you. In this inspiring call-to-action, Symone tells stories from her own life of not-shutting-up alongside loud young revolutionaries who came before her to help you find your authentic voice and use it to your advantage; 2y
JoScho to fight ideological battles more effectively; and to resist those who try to silence you.

We are all gurus, masterminds, artists, entrepreneurs—we are the change agents we have been waiting for. IT IS US. And the time is RIGHT NOW. I know you‘re wondering, “But HOW?” And we don‘t have all the answers! Symone is the first to admit we‘re all winging it in one way or another.
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JoScho But the point is we‘re out there doing it. So get started. Open your mouth and start talking. Loudly.

No You Shut Up goes beyond the surplus of “Vote-Or-Die” books we‘ve seen before. Because change doesn‘t just happen at the ballot box. We need people fighting oppression, injustice, and inequality—in the workplace, on the cultural battlefield, in government, in every corner of the world.
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JoScho With spirited storytelling filtered through a voice that cannot and will not be ignored, Symone inspires you to start now. You don‘t need to have all the answers, or wait your turn to help create the change you want to see. All you need is a new toolbox, an unshakable commitment, and the confidence and guidance to wield those tools effectively. 2y
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