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QueenJen

QueenJen

Joined September 2017

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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5⭐ Finally finished this. I had started it in November during a very rough time. Today at work, the fates allowed me to get it done. I'm amazed at how positive Michelle Obama is even after "it all!" I love how uplifting she is when it comes to other women, uplifting children. The positive outlook and the power of hope. I would list her as a hero in my book!

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We Sold Our Souls | Grady Hendrix
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5⭐ Just look at that cover, y'all!!
Not to mention the 80's & 90's Rock.....ALL OF IT! This totally played on my nostalgia of being a young sort of metal head and what a "selling your soul for rock &roll" should be and more!!
With books that I really love, I begin to fear the ending. (yeah, I've been hurt before) but the ending is brilliant!!
Reminder: it is a horror, the are triggers. But it's not the worst I've read.

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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1.😉🥃😂
2. No
3. Reading, sleeping, and a phone call to mom!
4.1st child and grandchild. I was born Queen 😉🥃

5. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏻📚♥️ 1w
Julsmarshall 😄😘❤️ 1w
Sharpeipup I‘m the first child & grandchild too! 1w
QueenJen @Sharpeipup It's always good to meet a fellow Queen! 😉🥃 1w
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Fortune's Pawn | Rachel Bach
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This book is book 1 in a series. It does end with some of the "big" questions left unanswered. Having said that, I did enjoy the kick ass female lead with some pretty decent action scenes. This is also considered a romance. I don't usually like the sexy times to be overly detailed and this book was perfect in that regard. The fight scenes definitely out number the sexy times.
I haven't read much Syfy but I did enjoy this one!

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Fox in Socks | Seuss
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📚 Fox in Socks by Dr. Suess
🎞 The Fox and the Hound
🎶 What does the Fox Say (yeah, me either)

JoScho 💙🦊💙 2w
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Fledgling: A Novel | Octavia E. Butler
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn
1. I tried once, but I don't think I was the target audience. 😉
2. Fledgling by Octavia Butler. I wanted more AFTER, you know....
3. If they're lying around where ever I am.
4. Yes! I'll read anywhere!!
5. I haven't, but I want to.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 2w
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#wonderouswednesday @Eggs
1. A Curious Beginning. A refresher before reading book 2
2. When I was young, we spent summers at my father's house and reading was mostly what there was to do. We weren't taken to the library so what I brought was read multiple times. Included were Ladyhawke, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Changeover.
3. Goodreads
4. A rainbow from last week, ending on our library.
5. Reading this? Tag!

Eggs Beautiful rainbow❣️❣️ 2w
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Wake of Vultures | Lila Bowen
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I picked this up because I read a review somewhere that called this a "Weird Western." There are cowboys, bronc bustin, Rangers, and monsters! Lots of monsters! I absolutley LOVED this book!! It is my current favorite!
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5⭐

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📚 Lilac Girls
🎞 Driving Miss Daisy (I had a hard time with the movie part! )
🎶 Pocket full of Sunshine

JoScho 💚🌷💚 3w
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I didn't even make it half way before I got tired of Cinderella. She seems to be too much princess (of the spoiled variety) rather than Queen material. The lack of empathy for others is not at all what Cinderella is.

I take my Cinderella stories seriously, y'all! 😉🥃🥿

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1. Grape Ape and Captain CAAAAAAAVE MAAAAAAAN!
2. To figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
3. Whatever is due back to the library first. After that, the book that grabs my attention first.
4. Octavia Butler, but it was more of a "How did I not know these existed" deal.

5. Besides Saga, what graphic novel or Manga would you recommend?

#friyayintro @howjessreads

TK421 East of West has been my favorite besides Saga. 3w
AsYouWish I love The Walking Dead novels. 3w
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Megabooks Nothing like Manga, but I loved Hey Kiddo, too @DebbieGrillo 3w
QueenJen @AsYouWish I love The Walking Dead ones too! Very different from the show yet a lot a like. 3w
QueenJen @TK421 @DebbieGrillo @Megabooks Thank you! I will look into these 📚☕ 3w
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Real Murders | Charlaine Harris
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3🌟 Mostly I read this to see how close to the Hallmark Murders and Mysteries version this was. (Especially considering who wrote this) Yes, Hallmark did time it down a bit as well as tweaking here and there. I'll probably read the next one but I'm not rushing to the library.

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📚 I like the TV show so much, I figure the book must be better!
📚Hopefully my weekend will be filled with reading, crocheting, and maybe Netflix
🥚🧂Absolutely!
📚 Savannah, not for any particular reason
💖💖💖💖💖
#friyayintro @howjessreads

ChasingOm I love these books! Haven‘t watched the show though... 1mo
QueenJen @ChasingOm they are very different! And I just started. 😉🥃📚 1mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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5🌟
What can I say at this point? I don't think I could love this series any more than I do right now!! (But then, I did say this when I finished the last book)
😉🥃📚

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Silent in the Grave | Deanna Raybourn
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I figured since I really LOVE the Veronica Speedwell series, perhaps I should read about Lady Julia Grey.
I did enjoy this first book and will read the second but Veronica Speedwell is still my spirit animal. 😉🥃📚

rretzler Her Veronica books are much better than the Last Julia, IMO. I was just frustrated with Lady Julia much of the time! 1mo
QueenJen @rretzler I agree! 😉🥃 1mo
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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I haven't read Kindred yet but when ever I think about Octavia Butler, I remember the Parable books. The thing that's fascinating is how it was written a while ago, and yet seems to be almost talking about today. In some aspects, I found that frightening! Make America great again is in this book!!

@ShyBookOwl
#bookvolley

ShyBookOwl Oh! I have the first book but haven't read it yet. Her books can be heavy so I think I need to really settle in for it. Thanks for playing 😊📚🏐 1mo
QueenJen @ShyBookOwl The first book by her I ever read was Fledgling. I was sad to learn that it wasn't a series, then I found the dystopian series. It's amazing how different her books are from each other!! And really good! 😉📚 1mo
ShyBookOwl They are. The first one I read was Dawn (book 1 of Lillith's Brood). It turned me on to science fiction and speculative fiction, so it kind of changed my life in the best way. 1mo
QueenJen @ShyBookOwl I just bought that one! Might have to bump it up on the list. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @QueenJen yay! I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
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Curious Beginning | Deanna Raybourn
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🎶 Look Away by Chicago
♎♏ Libra/Scorpio
📚 Right now, Deanna Raybourn. Veronica Speedwell is my spirit animal!!
💖💝 You have been tagged!

@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌸 1mo
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1. Being at home in my introvert space.
2. Busing tables at a local diner
3. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (Overly religious and too much "a woman's place" stuff for my taste)
4. Tagged! (Also a historical fiction)
5. Reading this? Consider yourself tagged! ??
#wonderouswednesday
@Eggs

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Broken Places | Tracy Clark
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3?
Better than working!!

This was just "ok" but I do think it's a cute start to a series. I'll check out the 2nd and decide then.

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Where the Heart Is | Billie Letts
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📚 Where the Heart Is
📽 Where the Heart Is
🎶 Our House by Madness

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🏡💙 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Love Where the Heart Is!!! 2mo
QueenJen @Lovesbooks87 Me too! The movie turned out good too. 2mo
rretzler Love Madness! 1mo
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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1. Urban fantasy and Historical Fiction
2. Deanna Raybourn
3. Depends on the day. Today, A Curious Beginning
4. I can't think of one, but I'm open to suggestions!!
5. Tagged! 😉📚☕
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 2mo
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4🌟 Mostly because I like it. It's more of a guilty pleasure than a literary work of art. But then I tend to read more for pleasure. 😉🥃📚

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Fantastic!

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Off to a fantastic start!

wordzie 💝❤😂❤ 2mo
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The Healer's Apprentice | Melanie Dickerson
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Are you even kidding me right now?? This book was published in 2010. Are we not yet past that point when it's all the girls fault when a boy "dupes" a pretty girl? So much that even the "all-forgiving" God is going to be disappointed!! Really!? I've read many different retellings of the same time period that don't put this bs all on the girl. Again, are you even kidding me right now!!?

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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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This is the perfect book for my geeky soul. Not only is it a Cinderella retelling (which I love), it is also filled to the brim with geeky references!! Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Firefly, Lion King, Princess Bride!! There was even a mention of Supernatural!!! (Fangirling!!) There's a Comic Con with cosplay and a full on tribute to all the fandoms. THIS! is my favorite book right now!!
5🌟!

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Ummmmm, I think I found a "hack n' slash" Manga......

No! Don't do it!! Find other things to read!!!

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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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4🌟
I loved every minute of it.

PurpleyPumpkin This has been on my tbr for a while. I‘ll have to push it closer to the top of the pile!📚 3mo
QueenJen @PurpleyPumpkin I laughed, I cried. It has all the feels (as the kids say).😉🥃 3mo
Crazeedi It was a great read 3mo
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Today, it's Meg Corbyn and Simon Wolfgard. Tomorrow might be different😉
🌹Lilacs and Roses ( the fragrance!)
🍫🍬 Both!
🖤❤🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 3mo
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Pulp | Robin Talley
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I don't do well with the whole "pining away for the ex" business. But it improved as the story went on.
4?

Who knew there was a whole other genre of books I totally must learn more about!?

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Love the snarky comments, love the art!

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📚 Virgin River Series
📽 The Holiday (favorite mushy movie)

🎶What is love -Haddaway

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho lol great song choice! 3mo
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1. Roy, Utah. Grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
2. Anne Bishop
3. To big to finish in this life time!!
4. All of therm! (Where ever I am)
5. Tagged. Love this series!!

#littenintro @tessavi

tessavi Thank you for the recommendation 🐿️ 3mo
SassyBookworm Ohh I love this series too!!! 3mo
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I started reading the Virgin River series when I found out Netflix was making a series based on it. Sometimes you just need a comfort read when your "other" book starts to let you down.

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Dead Giveaway | Joanne Fluke
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Congrats! May you have many more amazing milestones!

I read almost every genre, but I tend to really love Urban Fantasy and Historical Fiction most.

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@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid #150kGiveaway awesome sauce! Thank you so much for entering and good luck sweetheart 🤗 3mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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📚 Game of Thrones
📽 The Day After Tomorrow
🎶 Cold as Ice by Foreigner

#MANICMONDAY @JoScho

JoScho 💙💙💙 3mo
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1. Harry Potter is just meh and Gone Girl is awful!
2. Salty. Specifically corn chips and that fake cheesy nacho dip.
3. Marie and Farmer Red, Ray and Darlene
4. Ladyhawke
5. Is Amazon a city??? 😉🥃

@howjessreads
#friyayintro

TheBookHippie #1 you are my new best reading friend 💕💕💕💕💕💕 4mo
QueenJen @TheBookHippie 😉🥃📚 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My grandpa John went by the nickname Red. He died when I was 2 so I don't remember him. 3mo
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blamethestardust Yay Ladyhawke! ❤️ 3mo
QueenJen @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick mine read farmer books to me so I called him Farmer Red and he called me Niffer Annie (for Jennifer Anne) 😉 3mo
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This book is soooooooo good!!
🤘🤘🤘

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📚 Joanne Fluke cozies! (Murder She Baked)
📺 Not a movie, but a show:
Supernatural, and how it SHOULD be pie!! 😉🥧
🎶 Someone left the Cake out in the Rain by MacArthur Park
(Why would someone leave cake in the rain? And why wouldn't you get to use that recipe again? I don't understand that song)
#manicmonday #🍰 @JoScho

JoScho I would never leave a cake in the rain! 🍰❤️ 4mo
QueenJen @JoScho Exactly my thoughts! 4mo
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An Easy Death | Charlaine Harris
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Yep! This is good 😉☕📚

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Crazy House | James Patterson
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I almost didn't read this because of the Hunger Games comparison. I'm glad I read it anyway. Heads up: There is some brutal violence for a YA book. I'm glad I read it anyway, but this is a "part one" type of book. There is a next book.

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Amazing! Trevor's running abilities are epic.

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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I read this because of a group I follow on Facebook. I didn't expect what happened in this book to happen, infact, I find the blurb to be totally misleading. But once the heavy bits started, it was to late to stop, to late to go back. I learned a bit, felt a lot! And ended up reading it in one day.

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Dead Until Dark | Harris Charlaine
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This is a re-read for me but it's been eons since the first time I read it.

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Just finished reading this for the first time.
Favorite quote, "What happened down in the dungeons is a complete secret, so, naturally, the whole school knows."
(Hagrid's pink umbrella should be a thing!)

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Angels' Blood | Nalini Singh
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A story about a vampire hunter in a world where angel's "create" the vampires. I loved the story line. I didn't realize this was a romance, so I was more annoyed by the sexy times as I was looking for kick-ass action. Luckily there was enough action and interesting world building to keep me hooked. I'll be reading book 2.

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4🌟
I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. Lately, I seem to be picking up a lot of fairytale retellings. On top of that, they aren't my favorite fairytales, but I enjoyed them anyway! Perhaps this is how they should have been told all along! (At least in my little world 😉📚🥃)

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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I loved this book so much!! Then I got to the end. I'm guessing there is going to be a book 2, but I couldn't find anything to verify this. It ended with so may questions left unanswered.

I received a free copy from a Goodreads give-away, but I didn't know what to rate it. I need to know if there's going to be more story!! Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

Carissa-Green-Reads Drives me crazy. Books should stand on their own regardless of series status. That‘s why I won‘t start a series until it‘s complete. 7mo
QueenJen @Carissa-Green-Reads I completely agree. I think they should post warnings! 7mo
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So good!! Totally a guilty pleasure!
Can't wait to get my hands on #2!!
📚Urban Fantasy
📚Snarky wit with sarcasm
📚Worshipping Rodents!

What's not to love!?

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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4🌟
This was not at all what I thought it was going to be. But that didn't stop me from enjoying it!! The different points of view were absolutely fascinating.

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