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Marilyncjackson

Marilyncjackson

Joined August 2018

Magic, love, and mystery? Yes please!
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I am taking a break from Litsy.Most people on here are awesome and it was a fun app,. I used to feel like this place was for anyone who read but lately I see a bunch of people telling others how they should read, or bagging on people for grammar. It‘s not everyone but the people who have the most Litfluence and followers seem to be the worst. It is not everyone of these people but it is enough of them. (See comments)

Marilyncjackson I will be checking my account through today then I will be leaving for a while. 2w
Redwritinghood This is the second post like this I‘ve seen today. I don‘t know what‘s going on. Luckily for me, I somehow always seem to miss these things. But, I have no problem unfollowing someone who is rude or disrespectful and then just moving on. I‘ve done it a few times here. Also, if someone writes something on your post that you don‘t like, you can delete their comment. I‘ve done that too. Just don‘t let them spoil your enjoyment of using the platform. 2w
Slajaunie I just unfollow those people. They don‘t get to spoil my fun. 2w
ElizaMarie I‘m sorry that you have been witnessing this. I guess I lucked out so far and haven‘t seen this or maybe I don‘t follow enough people or am active enough. 2w
TheLibrarian I‘m so sorry you‘re seeing that but hope to see you back soon. 2w
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Bailedbailed

I was really hoping this was going to be good. I bailed after the main character was grinding in a club looking to make out with someone. I like it when stories are re-told and add things like “in space”. But this was lacking. I think some people would find it entertaining so I say give it a try it just wasn‘t for me. The cover is beautiful this photo doesn‘t do it justice.

ulrichyumiodd I loved it! I‘d say that scene is not representative of the book as a whole. Plus, let‘s not forget that lust plays a part in the original legends. In one of the well-known versions, Arthur sleeps with his half-sister shortly after being crowned! I can see why that retelling isn‘t for everyone, though. 3w
Marilyncjackson @ulrichyumiodd I love the “original” legends and have read many different versions. I think this was just too YA for me. It happens sometimes where I realize I am not the target audience lol. I think some people would love this and I bet it becomes a fun romp it‘s just not for me. 3w
ulrichyumiodd I understand that! It is very clearly YA. I wasn‘t expecting it to be what it is, but I truly enjoyed it. The audiobook might have helped, though. (edited) 3w
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This weekend is my Birthday and I need recommendations for a Birthday Book. I am looking for dark fantasy with romance. I like character driven magical worlds. Fairy tale retelling are always good. Let me know what you all think would be a good birthday book.

julesG Happy Birthday! 🎊🎈💐🍫🎁🎂🎉 1mo
mreads Happy birthday! 1mo
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Marilyncjackson @audraelizabeth thank you and I love Anne Bishop I might put this one on the reread (for the fourth time) list for my birthday. Wonderful suggestion! 1mo
Marilyncjackson @julesG thank you 1mo
Marilyncjackson @mreads Thank you. I read the first one and it was good how is the second one? (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi Happy birthday!!🎉🎶🎂🥂 1mo
audraelizabeth @Marilyncjackson your welcome. Have you tried the chronicles of elantra series by michele sagara west? 1mo
Marilyncjackson @audraelizabeth nope but the are going on the tbr ans the possible but lost thank you 😊 1mo
mreads @Marilyncjackson it's been so long but I remember liking the series. Really need to do a reread 1mo
audraelizabeth Your welcome 1mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Happy birthday!! 🥳 1mo
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Pickpick

First I want to tell all the haters of typos and other imperfections don‘t read this book. This book is independently published and though I have seen more typos in traditional published books, there are a couple in the book. The story is sweet and can be a little slow at times, but I liked the new take on this Greek Myth. Hades is a good guy who cares about his realm. (more in comments)

Marilyncjackson Persephone is a goddess kept prisoner by her mother. This book is duel POV and there is not a lot of action. It is about a relationship and coming to age. I enjoyed it. 1mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Thank you for this awesome give away @bookandcat #32kgiveaway

bookandcat Thanks for entering and good luck! 2mo
Marilyncjackson @bookandcat thank you 😊 2mo
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Invisible Ring | Anne Bishop
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Thanks for the tag @megzlynn
1) kindness
2) selfishness
3) she knows who she is and where the bodies are hidden so I don‘t dare say her name
4) um everyone! Someone random please answer this and tag me in your answers so I can read them 😊

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Dark Alchemy | Laura Bickle
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Tagged book is my current read, but I wanted to show off my new sleeve from Story Time on Etsy. 😍

Megabooks Mine from her came today, too! Yours is gorgeous! 2mo
Marilyncjackson @Megabooks thank you! I love yours too. 😊 2mo
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Zombie Penpal | Ken McMurtry
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To my pen pals. I am sorry I have not written in a while. The last several months have been very rough. I may not be able to write for a while but you are in my heart and I send positive energy your way. Stay awesome and thank you for writing to me and being my pal.

ElizaMarie I‘ve been super bad about this as well 2mo
Marilyncjackson @ElizaMarie ❤️ I blame life lol 2mo
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Birthdays Happen | Herbert Kavet
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So I have been on Litsy for a whole year. It‘s been awesome. Thank you @GondorGirl and @jpmcwisemorgan for introducing me to Litsy. Wish I could have gone to GenCon this year. Love to all of my Litsy family you make this the best part of my day.

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I am looking for recommendations for gothic or paranormal mysteries. They can be thrillers and they can be whodunnits. What I really want is creepy and dark with murder and mystery. Again paranormal and magic are great. Thank you in advance.

JamieArc The Lantern is very reminiscent of Rebecca. I enjoyed it. 2mo
Redwritinghood I don‘t know of any, but there are always a lot of book lists on GoodReads. You might see if they have a gothic fiction list. 2mo
bromeliad Have you read anything by Jeff Vandermeer? Always creepy, always fantasy/paranormal-esque, always thrillers. Not EXACTLY whodunnits, though. 2mo
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Marilyncjackson @bromeliad have not read anything by this author but I am putting him on my list thank you. 2mo
Marilyncjackson @JamieArc thank you I added this book to my list 2mo
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Bailedbailed

Why oh why did I believe the hype. This book is so boring!! I hate endless descriptions and bland characters and this book had all of that plus some. I did skip to the last twenty pages the end was ok. A little too long and repetitive. I firmly believe that a thriller needs to start being thrilling by the 20% mark or you risk losing your audience. The most action that happened by 20% in this book was a fall in the lobby. So not thrilling.

erank58 Totally agree! 2mo
cj82487 I keep coming across this sentiment with this book. I have it on my shelf but have yet to read it. Also I completely agree that if something is described as a thriller I need to be caught up and overwhelmed quickly with the story or I'm putting it down and walking away 2mo
Marilyncjackson @cj82487 you should still try it. You might like it. I just found it boring but it‘s not a bad book. The writing is gothic and pretty in some cases, but I want more than pretty words 😊 2mo
cj82487 @Marilyncjackson I'm sure I'll pick it up eventually. It never fails I pick out my botm and get all excited then when I get my box I'm already up to my ears in books I'm reading that it sits until it grabs my attention again 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Marilyncjackson @cj82487 lol that is is it goes for me and Library holds. 2mo
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Unknown Book 7534880 | Unknown Unknown
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Looking for a book sleeve, where do you all find them? My library books need protecting when they are in my work bag.

LibrarianRyan A lot of people get them on Etsy. BookBeau is popular and a big bigger. I make mine. 3mo
Marilyncjackson @LibrarianRyan thank you 😊 3mo
TheSpineView Etsy is where I go for mine too. 3mo
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cj82487 I have 2 book beaus that I love toting around. The smaller one only really fits your standard paperback but it also holds a moleskin notebook nicely which is what I use it for so my planner doesn't get too banged up 2mo
Marilyncjackson @cj82487 thank you very much 2mo
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Grave Sight | Charlaine Harris
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book it was fun. I guessed the killer right away, and spent so many pages yelling at the MC. The writing is not Harris‘s best but like I said it was fun. Some people said this was dark, I disagree. I found this very cozy.

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Shalador's Lady | Anne Bishop
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Awesome giveaway @kellyann28 thanks for the chance to get this book. I just re-read Shalador‘s Lady by Anne Bishop. I love this story and have re-read it many times. Not sure why I love it so much but I do.

kellyann28 You are entered! Good luck 🍀 3mo
Marilyncjackson @kellyann28 thank you😊🤞 3mo
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Bailedbailed

This was a DNF for me. If I get more than 100 pages in and you are still setting the scene I am out. If you are writing about a secret and dead bodies get to the mystery quickly. I did not pick up the book to@read multiple tarot card readings, or about the MC‘s indecision. Don‘t give me overlong descriptions of the weather places that will not mater later (like the MC‘s flat). (More in comments)

Marilyncjackson I was over 60 pages in and the main character was still whining and deciding if she should get into the story or not. If this is a mystery start it on the train where she is heading to the Manson. Give us a no more than three page backstory and only do card reading explanations a max of three times. This book was as boring and long winded as this review. Off to read a better paced mystery. (edited) 3mo
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The Cat who Could Read Backwards | Lilian Jackson Braun
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Started this last night 30 pages left. I love it! The pacing is great and the characters are both grounded and just over the top enough to make me smile. I am a huge Murder She Wrote fan and this feels like a cousin or older sister of those stories. ❤️

Shel.f I love that she wrote the first two (or maybe three, I can't remember?) in the 1960's, then took off 20 years to raise her kids. Picked back up in the 80's. I have read some of these probably seven or eight times. This first one is a great “comfort read“. 3mo
Marilyncjackson @Shel.f I loved it! It was just what I needed to get out of the slump I was in for the last few days. I have the next one on hold at the library. I didn‘t know she took off 20years then came back that is so awesome 3mo
Shel.f Um. Just make sure you don‘t have any red dishes... 3mo
Shel.f ...and no, I am not going to explain that. You‘ll see. 3mo
Marilyncjackson @Shel.f lol 😂 ok I trust you 3mo
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Maltese Falcon | Dashiell Hammett

I am looking for some good Noir and or paranormal noir. Any suggestions?

chaoticgoodhufflepuff If you liked Hammett, you could give Raymond Chandler a try too. Or James M Cain. There‘s Sue Grafton, as well. 4mo
Marilyncjackson I am working on a Chandler now, is Grafton more cozy/traditional? 4mo
Dragon If you haven‘t read the series already 4mo
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Marilyncjackson @Dragon thank you I have heard good things about that series 4mo
Dragon Lisbeth Salander is one of the best characters - and so dark - 🐉 4mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Grafton‘s not really cozy, she‘s more hardboiled 80s detective stories. 4mo
Erofan Cornell Woolrich, David Peace, James Ellroy,... 4mo
Marilyncjackson Thank you everyone 4mo
ElizaMarie I found a book with Noir from New Haven. They have other “local” ones. It‘s been cool. Little short stories but like I keep thinking “ooo I ate there” I am gonna try to get one from my next assignment 4mo
RaimeyGallant Hmmm...Have you tried Bosch? I haven't read the books but the TV show echoes Hammett's feel. 4mo
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Everyone Poops | Taro Gomi
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So I am not big into doing these because of my anxiety. I will not be tagging anyone else because I don‘t want others to go through what I do. (Yes tagging people in things like this can cause anxiety) I am not calling anyone out I am glad people think of me as a fav litten it helps manage the anxiety
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2. See tagged book— love it by the way
3. Yes so I try not to read them before I read the book
4. I love covers they can draw me in

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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This photo is of my co-worker/friend. When I told her this show was a book she said she has to get it and read it. We call two different stores, but I found it on the Walmart app. My hours are earlier than hers so she texted me when she got home. It was too good of a picture not to share here. She is a Litsy natural I am still trying to talk her into getting the app. Also, comment if you can find the cat 🐱.

jenniferw88 😻😻😻 4mo
Marilyncjackson Oh yeah if you want to tell where the cat is please spoiler filter it so people can keep guessing. 4mo
Shel.f I see the cat!
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Witches of Lychford | Paul Cornell
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Mehso-so

This was so-so for me. Just as it was getting good it ended. The build up takes forever for a little tiny bang. It is like a bottle rocket. It felt like I was reading a TV show but then the writer has written for Doctor Who. There was some hype about this book but I feel it was just meh. Maybe too short? I feel let down.

ShyBookOwl I'm always a little skeptical when a man writes a book about witches. The topic is so wrapped up (historically and today) in the female experience. 4mo
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Afterlife With Archie #3 | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Welcome | Barroux
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I want to give a big hello and welcome to my friend and the best librarian @Shel.f so glad you are here!

RaimeyGallant Welcome @Shel.f :) Tag me when you get your first post up, so I can signal the Litsy Welcome Wagon to your page. :) 5mo
Shel.f @RaimeyGallant. I put up a few posts last night, I'll go tag you. :). Thanks, Marilyn!! 5mo
Marilyncjackson @Shel.f ❤️🤗 5mo
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Thank you for this awesome giveaway @Kayla.Adriena . Check out the #SpringHasSprungGiveAway !

Kayla.Adriena 🌷🌸🌱 Goodluck Marilyn! 6mo
Marilyncjackson Thank you 😊 6mo
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Panpan

Had to read this for book club. It is utter crap! Garbled rantings and fantasy of a 13 year old boy. I had high hopes but like most sci-fi from this time the heavy handed symbolism and lesson teaching was a total turn off. Why can‘t more sci go be like Star Trek you know discovering new thing, meeting new people, and adventure. Hitchhiker‘s Guide style that‘s what I want. I need to go wash the taste of this out of my mouth!

TheWintergarden I think Blade Runner was based off of this book. One of my all time favourite sci fi films so it's interesting to know it' 6mo
TheWintergarden Interesting to know the book version must be very different. 6mo
Marilyncjackson @TheWintergarden I have never seen Blade Runner and based off this book I never will. I am not a fan of dystopian old sci fi and I could fill up 100 or mor comments on why, but since this book was such a disappointment I will leave the film unwatched then I won‘t upset my film friends like I am upsetting my book friends with my distain for this book. 6mo
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Marilyncjackson All this being said this book is still better than Paradise Lost. 6mo
TheWintergarden @Marilynjackson. Sounds like a sensible plan then. But I really really want to read it now! 😊👽💜 6mo
Marilyncjackson @TheWintergarden you should! And if you love it you should tell me why. Maybe you can change my mind. Probably not but it‘s always fun to discuss 😊 6mo
TheWintergarden @Marilyncjackson Will do!👽💜 6mo
rretzler Blade Runner was very loosely base off of this book. It‘s been many many years since I read the book, but the book and the movie are nothing alike. I do recall liking the book when I read it, but I don‘t remember enough to try to defend it. PKDs writing is definitely not for everyone, although many movies are based on his works. 6mo
TrishB I loved this when I was a teen, maybe I was masquerading as a 13 year old boy. I‘ve never read since as I know it‘s not my thing now. The film is nothing like it and is awesome. 6mo
Marilyncjackson I sometimes masquerade as a 13 year old boy lol. My comments may have been harsh, but I was so disappointed when I finished it. I might try the film since everyone says it is so different. 6mo
Shel.f To be fair, the first SF we did had a female protagonist. It was still dystopian as hell, though. I've been avoiding space opera just because I don't enjoy it. I know that a Poul Anderson book is coming up, though - AD leading. It's time travel, maybe it'll be better. 5mo
Marilyncjackson @Shel.f I hope the next one is better! But the discussion was good so it made it worth reading 😊 so glad to see you on here. Hope you like the website 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown

I am a member of a library book club where we alternate between Sci-go, Urban fantasy, and fantasy. So far I have hated all of the Sci-fi books they pick because they are all dystopian and all super misogynistic. I think it is because they were all written in the sci-fi peak of the 1960s. Do any of you know newer sci-fi that is not dystopian and is not misogynistic?(more)

Marilyncjackson Something that has a female main character or a main character that doesn‘t think females should be in the kitchen or having babies. Something that‘s in the future but not where the world has ended. I don‘t know just something different then I am the biggest baddest man and I will conquer all aliens, or I‘m the only man left in the world that can save the world (more) (edited) 6mo
Marilyncjackson I don‘t know something more like Star Trek where people are out exploring space but not to conquer. Something more like that. Do any of you guys know books like that so I can suggest we read those instead of the crap we have been reading. Thank you ahead of time 😊 (edited) 6mo
Dragon I really enjoyed this trilogy 6mo
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Dragon And of course you‘ve probably seen this one 6mo
thebookishtype15 Kindred by Octavia E. Butler 6mo
mreads All of Becky Chambers are great and don't have to be read in order. Same universe, different characters. Also recommend was a favorite from last year 6mo
Naj I really liked 6mo
Marilyncjackson @Dragon @thebookishtype15 @mreads @Naj thank you all this is a good start I will be letting my librarian know! 6mo
JamieArc Not new, but check out work by Sheri Tepper. I read the tagged book. I think her books were pretty important to lesbian feminists in the 80s (if I remember correctly from who recommended her to me). 6mo
Marilyncjackson @JamieArc thank you very much I will check her out 😊 6mo
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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Anne Bishop always gets me in the feels. Loved this book as much as the others ❤️ won‘t say more because of spoilers. But it is good!

xxjenadanxx I love this series so much!! 5mo
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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Thank you @RamsFan1963 so many books to buy 😊but this is the first one. I got it from the library but I am going to buy my own copy 😊😊😊😊

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Black Jewels Trilogy | Anne Bishop
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I need some help finding an author who writes books like Anne Bishop‘s Black Jewel ones. I like dark romantic fantasy but some of the authors focus on the romance and let the plot dangle. Anyone have any suggestion? The photo is of my handsome boy Han Solo

TheLibrarian What a cutie! 7mo
Aussie4paws Sarah j Maas..Rose Thorn 7mo
Eggbeater 🐾🐶❤ Han Solo is adorable! 7mo
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mreads ❤🐕❤ 7mo
TheSpineView He is handsome!💕🐾 7mo
DGRachel What a beautiful pup!! 7mo
Marilyncjackson @Aussie4paws thank you I have read this series and it was pretty good 😊 Maas like her dark romances abs twists 😁 7mo
Marilyncjackson Thank you all for the love you gave my boy. He is an unabashed ham and lover like his name sake. 7mo
audraelizabeth Sookie stackhouse novels are another option, the chronicles of elantra series would be my second choice after rhapsody. 7mo
Marilyncjackson @audraelizabeth I read the Sookie novels they were ok. Haven‘t read Rhapsody or Elantra so I will add those thank you 😊 7mo
audraelizabeth No problem, i havent read all of the chronicles of elantra series but have read all of the series rhapsody is a part of. 7mo
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@ElizaMarie look what I got today! Thank You so much it brightened my month! It‘s been really hard for the last 4 weeks so this was nice. I will be reading it as soon as I can. I will also start writing more since things are starting to settle down

ElizaMarie I‘m glad you liked it! I am glad to be able to make your day 7mo
Marilyncjackson @ElizaMarie you really did 😊 7mo
RadicalReader Heard the movie was great definitely a good idea for me to check out this book and then the movie after. 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Today I say my final goodbye to the woman who introduced me to the magic of the library. My beautiful and amazing Aunt Jane. She introduced me to many things and taught me to ride a bike. she spent countless hours with my cousins and me. Taking us on day trips and just doing things with us. My heart is breaking so much. My family doest want anything said on social media, but they don‘t read so it‘s safe to share with my Litsy family

LibrarianRyan I‘m so sorry for your loss 7mo
TheSpineView So sorry!😢 7mo
DGRachel {{hugs}} 7mo
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Redwritinghood 💔💔 7mo
Dragon 💔 7mo
wordzie 😢😢😢😘❤ 7mo
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Congratulations and thank you @RamsFan1963

#10K1stAnniversarygiveaway

I got into Litsy because I was waiting in line to meet Mercedes Lackey and I got to talking to a few Littens and they talked about how great Litsy is. It was in August of 2018. Thanks again @GondorGirl and @jpmcwisemorgan and @knittedgnome

jpmcwisemorgan Yay!!! I can‘t believe that was in August. It seems like we just went. 7mo
Marilyncjackson @jpmcwisemorgan I know! It‘s almost time for that con again. Time goes by so fast. I am so glad I met you guys there it was the highlight of my con 😊 7mo
GondorGirl Time has been flying VERY fast lately... GenCon doesn't seem that long ago, but we're only six months away from it happening again... 7mo
jpmcwisemorgan @Marilyncjackson @GondorGirl I know! I‘m glad we were able to meet. I was there for the experience, and to get books signed, so meeting the two of you made it an even better trip. I‘m not going back this year - I wasn‘t going to make any large trips this year until a friend said, hey, we should do that book thing you wanted to do. If you both make it, I expect pictures! 7mo
Marilyncjackson @jpmcwisemorgan I will let you know if we get to go this year and for sure on the pics 7mo
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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So I am the first person at the library to read this. Thanks to the Best Librarian! She knows I am going through a rough time right now, and knew this would be a good pick me up. Bless her and keep her and her family happy and healthy.

Now nothing will get done and all other books will have to wait.

mreads So jealous 😁 lucky you 7mo
wordzie 😎 7mo
Shel.f The Best Librarian thanks you for the shout-out. 5mo
Marilyncjackson @Shel.f ❤️ 5mo
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My favorite place is Kaeleer from the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop. Why? Because of the kindred! And magic and stuff, bust mostly the Kindred.

Thank you @GondorGirl for the cool give away #GiGiBookBox

GondorGirl I really think I need to add some Ann Bishop to my TBR pile... 7mo
Marilyncjackson @GondorGirl her new book Wild Country comes out today and she is working on a new Black Jewels book. I recommend her I think she is awesome. 7mo
RadicalReader Hogwarts because magical is mystifying 5mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congratulations! What a great milestone 😊 thank you for the give away @TheSpineView

#50KLoveLitsy giveaway

TheSpineView Good luck! 7mo
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#completetheseries congratulations @Mitch on your milestone. My favorite series is actually The Black Jewels by Anne Bishop but I have read all the books at least twice. My other favorite series is The Others by Anne Bishop. Her new book comes out on March 5 it‘s called Wild Country. I love her writing style and the twist she puts on monsters.

Mitch Oh exciting! I saw a play of Dracula this week, so have an appetite for monsters! Thanks for entering 🙏💕🙏 7mo
Marilyncjackson @Mitch thank you 😊 beware you might not always know who the monsters are. The series is not a horror one 😁 7mo
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Mehso-so

This book started off strong, but around the 45-50% mark it slowed to a crawl. The scenes started to repeat over and over again. At first they would seem like different scenes but in the end they were the same. Unfortunately, this made me skim the last 50 pages. I think the end would have been really good if it hadn‘t taken so long to get there. I have little intreat in reading the second book.

Marilyncjackson Oh yeah there were some really interesting story threads left unwound but not going anywhere. This was a shame because some of the repetitive scenes could have been left out in favor of the interesting threads 7mo
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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This book is never going to end. I am not saying this because it has a lot of pages I am saying this because omg the story just won‘t end! There have been several places to end it but it just keeps going, and going, and going. This is not a good thing as it is now dragging so badly I have to force myself to keep reading. It‘s sad because the book started out strong but the repetition is starting to get to me.

wordzie 😁 7mo
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I am like the hyenas in the Lion King getting all shivery and giggly as I read this book. Oooohhh 🥰

I know I am ridiculous, but I don‘t care 🤗.

Jeralyn I loved that book soooo much, Wintersong is definitely one of my favorites❄️❄️😊 8mo
Marilyncjackson @Jeralyn so far I am liking it and the beautiful writing. 8mo
Jeralyn Yes! The writing left me in a dream-like state throughout the entire book and the second one😂 8mo
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Star Wars: Chewbacca | Gerry Duggan
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So here is my best friend and the love of my life! He is a rescue dog with a dubious past. He may have stolen a star ship, and there was definitely some theft from garbage cans. This is Han Solo we call him Solo. He owns my heart and most of the bed ❤️

mreads He's adorable ❤🐕 8mo
CindyRene 💗💗💗💗 8mo
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Pricel101 So handsome! 🐕🐾❤️ 8mo
Crazeedi Solo is just a handsome boy, how lucky you are! 8mo
Marilyncjackson @Crazeedi I totally agree! I am so lucky he is the best dog. He is as sweet as he is handsome 😊 thank you 8mo
Marilyncjackson @Pricel101 thank you 😊 i think he would say thank you after he asked you for a treat if he could speak human lol 8mo
TheWintergarden Gorgeous boy ! 😍 8mo
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So I couldn‘t wait any longer. I have about an hour before the D&D group shows up.

madamereadsalot1 I hope you love it! 8mo
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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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Valentine‘s date with this guy😱. I need a break from YA for a little bit. I read about this book in Save the Cat Writes a Novel and I can‘t stop thinking about it. BTW Save the Cat Writes a Novel is a wonderful book. Let‘s see if this can keep my attention. Also, don‘t you all just love my car‘s seat cover! 😜

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Congratulations @Crazeedi 🎉 ! I love Litsy. The first book I remember reading is Sideways Stories from Wayside School. I got to share it with my now teenage stepson. He loved it as much as I did when I was a kid. Thanks for this giveaway it gave me a fun trip down memory lane. #20kgiveaway

Crazeedi Good luck 8mo
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Trial By Fire | Josephine Angelini
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Check out this giveaway #EndoTrialbyFiregiveaway. Brought to you by @Endowarrior21 (US Based)

Endowarrior21 Entered 8mo
Marilyncjackson @Endowarrior21 thank you 😊 8mo
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Pickpick

This book is pretty good. I wish there was something less than pick but more than so so. The pacing of this book is a little off as I found it to be very interesting then it would start to drag. At times it felt like two different stories shoved together. But it was a pleasant and easy read. If you‘re looking to be entertained this is a good book for that.

ElizaMarie I feel the same way (with the rating system). 8mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congratulations @Nessavamusic and thanks for the #20K1KGIVEAWAY. A book I want but don‘t own is The Cruel Prince

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Yay my #JustABookSwap arrived! I giggled when I opened it and saw the tagged book. So excited @madamereadsalot1 you picked great! Thank you so much. Is your user name the same on good reads? Just asking so@I could send a friends request. Can‘t wait to start this one, sadly I will prolly have to wait until the weekend. At least I can say my weekend is booked 😝

@TheBookKeepers thank you for hosting.

madamereadsalot1 Yay! I'm glad it found you well! I just added you on Goodreads! I've been holding off adding you so you didn't suspect I was your book giver! Would have been a little obvious, me adding you here and there out if nowhere. 😆 You HAVE to let me know your thoughts. It was on my top 3 favorite books read last year, and has a permanent position on my vast favorites of all time list. 8mo
Marilyncjackson @madamereadsalot1 yay! I went and made sure I am following you too. And you are right I would have guessed you were my book giver. I can‘t wait to read this one and I will definitely let you know what I think. 😊 I am counting down until the weekend lol. 8mo
TheBookKeepers Yay awesome!!!! I read one of the authors other books called This Monstrous Thing and loved it! I think I need to look into this one! 8mo
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We Were Liars | E Lockhart
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Yay book mail! Thank you @ElizaMarie I have not read this book but I can‘t wait to! Also, the note pads and book are so cute. I really needed this pick-me up! You rock 🤗

LiteraryinLititz It‘s a great book! 8mo
ElizaMarie Yay!!! I‘m so glad you didn‘t have it yet! I was kinda thinking you might. 8mo
Marilyncjackson @ElizaMarie nope I don‘t have it and I am so happy! Thank you so much 😊 I can‘t wait to start reading it as soon as I get to the weekend and have time 8mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Sent out my #JustABookSwap today. Should get there by Saturday but we have bad weather by us so I would think it would be Monday. Thanks @TheBookKeepers for getting this together.

TheBookKeepers Awesome!!! You are very welcome!! Happy you‘ve enjoyed it!! 8mo
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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Nope, I should have just passed. The best part of this book was between pages 50-150 everything else was just Alice in Wonderland. Btw I hate Alice in wonderland so this was not a good book for me. There was way too much going on. There were hints of clockwork, dark fairy tales, getting stuck in fairy world. Too much! Also, the description were way over the top and there was too much of it! Please leave some to the imagination.

Marilyncjackson Just please please stop describing everything using all five sentences and stop repeating and repeating and repeating! So there are some good quotes and good story for about 1/3 of the book the rest is just blah blah blah! 9mo
Marilyncjackson Oh and we need more this book sucked stickers! 9mo
julesG So glad I'm not the only one. 9mo
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julesG Also, I thought the font size was deliberately big to get a higher page count. This could have worked well as a short story or novella. 9mo
Kayla.Adriena Pretty cover but I'm not putting it on my TBR ! 9mo
Marilyncjackson @julesG you were right about this book when I talked about it before. It went down hill hard and fast. It really felt like the author was trying to get a page or word count and the story would have been better if it was shorter. Oh well on to the next book hopefully it will be better. 9mo
Marilyncjackson @Kayla.Adriena yeah the cover is very pretty, but I think you should find something else. So many better books to spend your time with. 9mo
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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Well I was enjoying this book. Key word here is “was”. This book started off really slow and then got good and just when I was think yay it‘s going to get better it got super slow and boring. Note to all authors out there please do not take a paragraph to describe things and do not spend pages and pages using flowery descriptive words it really takes away from reading. I am sure there are books omg there where RBI‘s is good but not this one.

Marilyncjackson And because I ran out of room: don‘t slow the book down to a crawl after the midpoint because when you do this I get bored. I am just skimming at this point so I can get it finished but I stopped caring when you added the boring description. The premise for the action is cool but you needed to cut out about half the words. See how boring this gets when I keep talking and adding words just to get a word count? 9mo
ulrichyumiodd I would say it‘s a personnal choice - I love descriptions. Reading them, writing them. It might be more common in French, though! We‘re all about pretty language, haha. 9mo
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