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bluejanetennessee

bluejanetennessee

Joined March 2019

I love mysteries, suspense, horror, historical novels. And lots of other stuff. And I'm a Murderino.
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Three Wishes | Liane Moriarty
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I am having trouble getting into this one. Does it get better?

Lcsmcat It‘s not her best, but it‘s better than Truly Madly Guilty. So if you like her work, keep reading. If Big Little Lies left you cold, go ahead and bail. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
bluejanetennessee I have enjoyed her other books. I'll give this one another shot. 😊 7mo
LiteraryinLititz Did you end up reading more? For me, it‘s probably my least favorite of her books. She‘s one of my favorite authors. 6mo
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Presented as fiction, this book is based on real political and economic upheaval and graphically real poverty and crime in Jamaica. This book seemed to drag in places but it is rich with recent dark history of this beautiful country. I really enjoyed it. If you've ever traveled to Jamaica and ventured beyond the expensive resorts with high walls I think you'll be fascinated.

tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳 7mo
Tonton This is so good! 7mo
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RadicalReader @bluejanetennessee highly and strongly recommend you check out the novel couldn‘t put it down because of the perfect plot and looking forward to the Netflix series next year 7mo
bluejanetennessee @RadicalReader Netflix series!?!? Whoo-hoo! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're loving Litsy so far 📖💖 7mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 7mo
Book_Gobbler Got this in my TBR stack! Maybe time to bump it up! 🤗📚 7mo
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The 9th Girl | Tami Hoag
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Pickpick

Really good. Some plot twists I didn't see coming.

bookaholic1 Loved it!! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
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Cold Mountain: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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This is another of my all-time favorites. The writing is gorgeous. The book is much better than the movie (although I did enjoy the movie). I love the theme of a long journey. It symbolizes so much.

Freespirit I have had this book on my shelf for years to read😁 7mo
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Almost a Murder | Jody Seay, Jim Lloyd
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Pickpick

Co-written by my friend Jody Seay, this is a true-crime story set in my home town, Tulsa, OK. It's a great read!

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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Such good writing. This book helped me to appreciate middle-eastern culture and recent history. So so good.

Brewychock48 I loved that book. He is a great writer. A Thousand Splendid Suns was great also. 7mo
LiterarySloth I second A Thousand Splendid Suns. Such a great read. 7mo
Lcsmcat I agree with both of those. He‘s an excellent writer! And welcome to Litsy! 7mo
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Naj Yes, you must read A Thousand Splendid Suns. I found it to be better than Kite Runner. 7mo
bluejanetennessee Thanks, everyone, I'll definitely put A Thousand Spendid Suns on my list. 7mo
RadicalReader What a beautiful book cover 7mo
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This one will make you cry like a baby, especially if you're a dog-lover like me. Loved every page.

Erinreadsthebooks Oh my goodness, yes. All the tears 😭😭😭 7mo
Oryx Enzo! ❤️❤️ 7mo
huntersmom1977 One of my all time faves! ENZO ❤️❤️ 7mo
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My Side of the Mountain | Jean Craighead George
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I loved this book as a child. It really captured my young imagination and I fantasized for years about running away and living on my own in the mountains.

Bklover I loved this one too!!! 7mo
Drocchio03 Cheers to one of my childhood favs as well! How did it read as an adult? 7mo
xxjenadanxx This is one of my childhood favorites. I‘m tempted to pick it (and others!) up again and seeing how they feel. 7mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Bailedbailed

I cannot express how disappointed I am. I could not get through it. I was so annoyed by the main character. Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors but she lost her mojo on this one.

C.Perone This is why I love Litsy - I thought she got her mojo Back with this one 😄🤷‍♀️ 7mo
bluejanetennessee Go figure! Glad you enjoyed it. 😁 7mo
C.Perone @bluejanetennessee 😁 .... I just happened on your response to my comment; if you click on the comment and choose Reply the person is tagged and gets a notification. Or you can type @ and the name for tagging/notification to a comment. Took me a while to figure this out when I first got here 😊 7mo
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booklahoma I've tried but never enjoyed Kingsolver. Her writing comes across as turgid, ham-handed preaching to me. But a lot of people I know and respect like her books, so maybe I am an outlier. 😀 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma I grew up in Tulsa. Where are you from? 7mo
bluejanetennessee @C.Perone thank you! 7mo
booklahoma @bluejanetennessee Originally from Florida, but lived in Tulsa for a dozen years in the '80s and '90s. Bought a house near Grand Lake last year and live there most of the time now. 😀 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma Lucky you! I have spent many wonderful days on Grand Lake. My ex and I had a sailboat and a little lake house near Ketchum in the '80s and '90s. 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma If you ever decide to give Kingsolver a try again I think Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer are her best and have the least preachy-ishness. 😁 7mo
booklahoma @bluejanetennessee Tried both of those Kingsolvers. Just not my thing. 😬 I drive through Ketchum to get to my vet in Cleora. 😃 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma Yep, you are NOT a Kingsolver guy. Our cabin was on Scotty's cove. 7mo
booklahoma @bluejanetennessee That's a nice area. Calm waters, so I would bet that was good for sailing. ⛵️ I live on the southeast side near Dripping Springs and Drowning Creek. Can't wait for summer! 7mo
C.Perone @bluejanetennessee Glad to help 😊😊 7mo
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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One of my all-time favorites. ❤

Pricel101 Agreed! One of my favorite books to recommend ❤️ 7mo
JenniferEgnor I think it was via Book Riot that I saw they‘re making this one into a movie! 7mo
C.Perone Lol - I didn't like this one. I love it that we both enjoy Kingsolver but are opposites on individual books. What did you think of Flight Pattern? 7mo
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bluejanetennessee @C.Perone How funny! I liked Flighty Pattern but felt it dragged in parts. She does get a little preachy and has an ecology agenda, which I totally support. What did you think of Flight Pattern? 7mo
C.Perone @bluejanetennessee Finally! A Kingsolver we agree on 😄👏 That's how I felt about it as well 7mo
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Pickpick

I love this book! The writing style flows beautifully. It is sensitive and poetic.

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎶🎶 7mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
Suet624 I was pleasantly surprised by this book. 💕 7mo
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This is the tattoo on my left shoulder. It a Mockingbird and an (Atticus) finch. I read this book when I was 11 and it shook my world. It taught me how unfair and evil life can be. And how sweet, righteous and good life can be. ❤

Areader2 Wow very pretty 7mo
jamicuns Love the book. What a beautiful tattoo. 7mo
bluejanetennessee Thank you! 7mo
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ShyBookOwl Gorgeous 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Wow! What a great tattoo! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I love this so much I can't even stand it! TKAM is one of my favorite books of all time and I cried when Harper Lee passes away. 7mo
RaimeyGallant Lovely. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 7mo
bookandbedandtea Welcome! And that's an awesome tattoo! 7mo
jillannjohn Love this SO much!! 7mo
Ingerella Ooh I love that!! Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
bluejanetennessee Thanks, everyone! 7mo
ladym30 Beautiful! 7mo
michellelav Welcome to litsy! I love the ink ❤ 7mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 7mo
Naj Such a pretty tattoo! 7mo
shellleigh33 Beautiful 😍 7mo
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In the Woods | Tana French
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Mehso-so

I have enjoyed other Tana French novels more. I felt the story stalled at times and the ending was disappointing.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Loved this book. A memoir, but reads like a novel. Excellent writing, heart breaking content.

Ingerella I keep hearing such good things about this book. I think I need to read it. 7mo
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Very good book. A lot of tropes used but great characters with depth and heart.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Loved it!!! Great writing. I love the time period -- the '70s! What's not to love? I hope it's made into a movie someday.

JenlovesJT47 They are making a series on Amazon! 7mo
bluejanetennessee Omg! That's fantastic. Can't wait to hear the music. 7mo
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I will read anything this woman writes. So dark and unexpected. Her writing style is excellent.

huntersmom1977 Have you seen the mini tv series yet? 7mo
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Mehso-so

Uhh, it was o.k. I liked it but I don't get why it is so popular.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Enjoying your posts so far!😉👍🏽 7mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy!🤩 7mo
britt_brooke Completely agree. 7mo
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