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Juli

Juli

Joined April 2016

Scientist, mom, books and wine lover, coffee and tea drinker, always thinking Virginian
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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This book May have broken me. It was so beautiful and difficult and I loved it all. I was a child in the early 80s, so the AIDS epidemic was not something I remember. I cannot imagine how hard it was to be dealing with all of that. I am so glad I read this book. And to mend my broken heart, I need a cocktail and a hug.

TrishB Loved this too 💕 11mo
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I have so many feelings after finishing this book. Michelle McNamara was a brilliant person. I cannot imagine the amount of energy she put into her work and I feel the pull she felt to find the truth. This book is excellent! Hands down! Read it! As a forensic scientist, I share the same passion for the truth with the author and I think the world lost an amazing investigator when she died.

britt_brooke One of the best books I‘ve read this year, even though it thoroughly freaked me out! 5⭐️ 1y
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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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If you have not read anything by Jason Reynolds, this series is a great start. It is a beautifully written story of a young man who find his place on a track team. I know I am not the intended audience, but it spoke to me in ways that I would never imagine. Jason Reynolds is a master of the written word. I listened to this on audio and the narrator, Guy Lockard, is amazing!

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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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I honestly had no idea what this book was about but I love Dhonielle Clayton. It is an amazing adventure through a fantastical world where a special race of girls can create beauty and how being beautiful drives people to do terrible things! It was amazing! I cannot wait for the next book. Side note-the audio was great!

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This book was captivating and beautiful, about the decisions people think that they have to make and set in 1950s to present day America. I thought it was just beautiful. One of the best books I have read all year.

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The heat wave has broken here in VA and now I can enjoy my coffee and book on the front porch this morning. Happy Saturday everyone! PS this book is really good!

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There is something powerful about this story that goes beyond magic. It is beautifully written with such delightful characters. I cannot wait for the sequel!

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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This was a wonderful memoir which left me with a lot of feelings. I felt so much for them when they were children and was amazed by how resilient they all were.

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I just don‘t have the right words to describe how amazing this book is. I have been thinking and all I can is go get it and read it!

jlondon1963 This book is on my TBR pile may have to push it closer to the top. 1y
ladym30 This book was fantastic!! 1y
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Words in Deep Blue | Cath Crowley, Wyatt North
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That moment when your book matches your blanket....it is so good so far!

ladym30 Love this book!! 1y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I cannot believe I am just reading this. I started it on the plane to San Antonio and finished it on the plane ride home. I cannot wait to read the other two. Such a great story!

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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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I loved this book! I found the story to be so moving and captivating. I loved the three main characters so much! It has been a long time since I was truly sad to say goodbye to the characters when the book ended.

Chelleo This looks good! Stacking! 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book made me mad, hopeful, frustrated and compelled! I was shocked and surprised and I could not put it down. If I ever got the chance to meet Tara Westover, I would want to hug her and thank her for sharing her story!

Reviewsbylola I‘m anxiously awaiting my library hold on this one. 1y
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I raced to the library to pick this awesome book up as soon as I found out that my hold was in. I had to start it right away!

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man | Jason Reynolds
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I was not sure if this was a book for me since I grew up on DC comics, but it was so good. I loved how Jason Reynolds wove the story of Miles and his struggles both internal and external. He is a master storyteller in my opinion.

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Everless | Sara Holland
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Starting this tonight for my Adults reading YA book club. It sounds pretty interesting.....

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I Kill Giants | Joe Kelly
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This graphic novel is weird and dark and mean, but also full of hope. I loved the art!

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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What a ride! I loved the adventure and the characters! Irene is a librarian secret agent who travels to different times and alternate worlds! Yes please! I cannot wait to read the next one in this series!

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Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
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I loved this graphic novel and I cannot wait to read@the next one. It is imaginative, gorgeous, frightening, powerful and strange! What more do you want!

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Finally getting to enjoy a book outside on my front porch!

Chelleo This looks cozy! 2y
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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I listened to the audio which is read by Jason Reynolds and it was so incredible I listened to it again! This is such a powerful story! I remember the audio! (I am also picking up a copy at the library just to see the hard copy too!)

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I had it in my hand and I had to return it to the library! I am due to read a good thriller! Thanks so much @Jess7 and @LeslieO for doing this fun giveaway! #twitwgiveaway

Jess7 Thanks for sharing! Good luck! 2y
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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I just started this and I am really enjoying it! I needed a good adventure!!

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This is so clever and fun! Congratulations on your awesome achievement! #2468giveaway @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing Juli! 2y
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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I wanted to love this book; 1950s Tanger, Highsmith-esce style, slow burn. It was fine. All other descriptions would be spoilers. The cover is amazing!

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All Rights Reserved | Gregory Scott Katsoulis
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I just finished this book for my Adults reading YA book club and it really made me think about the freedom of speech and government control. A neat future dystopian novel where you have to pay for the words you say. A simple concept but it actually was very thought provoking and should make for a good discussion.

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I listened to this on audio and it was intense! A dark dystopia that leaves you disoriented. The narrator did a great job!

BookNerd9906 I loved this book! Also listened to it on audio. ❤️ 2y
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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This comic took me right back to my college days. Even though it was many years ago (many, many), the friendships formed in those years never change! ❤️❤️❤️

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I promise to be better at following those who kindly choose to follow me! Join the movement! Thanks @RaimeyGallant
#litsyfollowbacktrain

RaimeyGallant Thanks! 2y
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1. Fairfax, VA via Beaufort, SC
2. The Lord of the Rings
3. I don‘t know. Too hard!
4. You‘ve got Mail. I can watch that a thousand times.
5. Right now it is Psych!!!
6. Jump Little Children
7. Midnight blue
8. Mystery and YA Fantasy!
9. Crime lab, I‘m a Forensic scientist!
10. Two Dachshunds, Poe and Newton!
#meetthelittens

britt_brooke Interesting occupation! 2y
whippoorwill815 I‘m in forensics too!! So cool to see someone else! What discipline are you in? I do DNA. 2y
Juli @whippoorwill815 I am in the Controlled Substances section! Yay lady scientists! We rule! 2y
whippoorwill815 Hell yes !!! 👏👍😃👩🏼‍🔬 2y
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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Remember that time you were going to bed with a cup of tea and you forgot your book downstairs. You went to get it and came back with a cup of tea...let‘s just say it has been a Monday! Goodnight from me, my Book and my two cups of tea!😂😂

Bklover I have moments like that!😂 2y
Chelleo Yesterday was a very Monday type of Monday 😐 2y
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All Rights Reserved (Word$, Book 1) | Gregory Scott Katsoulis
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Restarting this book with my feet up on the Sunday morning.

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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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Here are my two Dachshunds on Christmas Day with their presents! They love to sit in my lap as I read! Congratulations on your litsy milestone and it is so cool that it happened on your birthday! #mollysbdaygiveaway

Molly_the_mezzo Daschunds are the cutest! 2y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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“You‘re nobody‘s rainbow.
You‘re nobody‘s princess.
You‘re nobody‘s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell how your story ends is you.”

This book is full of great ideas! #truth

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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This strange little Book sure packed a big punch! I found it to be weird, surprising and powerful. This is one of the best book I have read!

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1. Currently-people using their cell phones while driving!
2. Cake!
3. Ferris Bueller
4. Romance

I‘m home with a sick peanut! But it gives me a chance to read right?!? #friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Eggs Poor peanut. Love no. 1 2y
Purrfectpages Love the pet name! 2y
Juli @Eggs she is better and enjoying a sandwich! Thanks! 2y
Juli @Purrfectpages he was my cat when I was 11. I think I just dated myself🤪 2y
Purrfectpages @juli no worries. In my eyes, the 80s never die. 😀 2y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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“We notice the silence of men. We depend on the silence of women.” This speaks volumes to me.

Yeah_I_Read One of the reasons I love this series is because some of the things she says are so profound and not even the tiniest bit preachy ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Goldie Vance | Hope Larson
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This is a true all ages comic! Goldie is so sassy and smart that you cannot stop reading to see what she will do next! I wish I had a friend a awesome as Goldie when I was 16. I cannot wait to pick up the next volume.

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This book did my heart some good! I loved it and I cannot wait to see what the Vanderbeekers get up to next!

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Starting this little one tonight.

Bianca Love this book. 2y
SALeahey I'm so happy for you!! I tell every book lover I know about this series! 2y
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Now for some middle grade!!!

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I really enjoyed this book. I found the story itself to be interesting and fun. I liked the characters and how their lives intertwined. And I found the adventure and romance to be well paced. A great read on a snowy spring day after sitting through day 2 of supervisors training.

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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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Congratulations @Booksnchill on your 1000 followers!

I would like to recommend a graphic novel! Bingo Love is so sweet and heartwarming! Bingo also makes me think of summer so it was the perfect read as the weather was warming up. (Winter is having a hard time letting go in Virginia.)

Poe says it is a great read! #whiskeyrocks
Dachshunds forever!

Booksnchill @juli Poe is precious- Bingo Love is one I heard about on book riot! Stacked!💖🥃🐾 2y
JoScho Poe has such sweet eyes ❤️ 2y
ladym30 What a beautiful face! 2y
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I just bought a new car last month and it is so nice to be able to just listen to my audiobook without headphones!

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Enjoying a little reading this morning with my daughter‘s little bunny, Tulip! Happy Saturday to everyone!

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Starting this book for my book club this month. I am not a big romance reader, but I am really enjoying this so far.

Chelleo This is on my TBR list. Need to move it up! 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Just finishing my reread of this gem!

Chelleo I‘m listening to it for the first time and am enjoying it. Looking forward to seeing the movie version. 2y
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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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It was a beautiful day and I wanted to spend some time outside. I decided to drive to my local indie and I picked out these beauties!

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I am in a bit of a slump so I picked up this old favorite. I truly love this gem! Good night and sweet dreams!

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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Thank you so much @Little_Reader I love everything! Symphony bars are my favorite and I have not had one in forever! I love the journals and I have not read either book! I cannot wait to dive in! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ You really started off this day perfectly!!! #cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange

Little_Reader Glad you like it! Happy Heart Day! 💕 2y
Avanders Wow! 💋💖🌸 2y
monalyisha Got serious nostalgia looking at that Symphony bar! I remember them being so creamy! 2y
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