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cj82487

Joined February 2017

As a child, books were my pillows 😜📚 Instagram: mom_with_a_book
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The Farm: A Novel by Joanne Ramos
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Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Finally got around to watching this movie & while it's good, it's good in it's own right, separate from the book. The book had me so emotionally invested & I'm not as invested in the story being told in the movie as I was when I read. & I'm surprised at how well Whoopi Goldberg fits into the role of Celie but it works 🤷‍♀️ #thebookisbetter

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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So this one caught me by surprise to be honest. I thought I had it alllll figured out but then WHAM plot twist lol. It was a good read & underneath it all looks at the problems women face when it comes to speaking up. Also, I started using Bookly and I love this infographic after I finished reading. It's like a little badge of success 😁

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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I'm enjoying listening to this while cleaning the house
#audiobook #currentlyreading

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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I'm starting to love Roger as much as I did Jamie when I first started reading Outlander.
#Outlander

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Star Signs: Good Sex | Michele Knight
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Omg Virgo is soooo me
I used to hate not finishing a book even if I hated it, I would push myself to finish. Finally I had a long not so nice talk with myself about it being ok to put it down and walk away bc not every book is for every reader
#virgoproblems

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Had to bring my oldest to his first day at his first job...
So I treated myself to Starbucks 😋
#coffeeandbooks

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Taking a break from house work to dig a little more into this one.
The only thing, well not only but main, I dislike about her books are the length! I feel like I read for hours and the status only goes up 1% 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
#outlander #kindleoasis #currentlyreading

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Enjoying listening to this while getting some housework done
#audiobook

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I was really disappointed in this one. 80%... literally 80% of the book is back story leading up to the moment that Katherine turns on her husband and kills him. 80%! And then the book ends at 95% to include an excerpt of his next book. Dis-a-ppoint-ed. I found out more info on Katherine Knight by reading wikipedia 🤦‍♀️

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Starting this tonight
This post has been approved by Bailey 🐱
#catsandbooks #catsoflitsy

brit91 😻😻😻😻 4w
rretzler 😻 3w
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LibraryThing as a library service | Aina Manso Santolaria
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I'm late to the Library Thing game, but I'm very much over Goodreads. I wanted something less social media more book organization. So here I am on Library Thing updating and adding books and tagging and basically nerding out 🤷‍♀️

rretzler I love LibraryThing. I‘ve been a member for about 8 years now and it has so many more advantages than GR. The only thing I like about GR is that is is easier to pick the actual book edition that you are reading and I like the annual summary. Other than that LT is the way to go. You should check out the 75 Books Challenge Group. Very nice group of people and you don‘t actually have to read 75 books! 3w
cj82487 @rretzler yea I'm finding it a lot more pleasing to the eye. I like that I can look at my library and see all the book covers and that if I add details like where I got the book it can track it in my stats. Goodreads just can't do that kind of stuff. I just wish the app was better but both LT and GR need better apps 🤷‍♀️ 3w
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Hmmm you don't say 🤔

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Finally got my hands on this...
& my copy of Drums of Autumn came available at the same time 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
#readingproblems #currentlyreading

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I finally watched this movie... I know I'm late to the game... but omg I loved it. Now, I must get my hands on the book because the book is always better!

cjk I ❤️ this movie! I listened to Julie and Julia and I‘m making my way through My Life in France. P.s. I hear Meryl Streep‘s voice in my head when I‘m reading 😂 4w
cj82487 @cjk I loved it too! Meryl was so dramatic but I ate it up this morning watching it. I think I'm going to download the ebook tonight bc it was just such a treat to watch 4w
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Just sitting here
"Patiently" waiting for that email that says I can go pick it up
Just waiting

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Oh the ending 😭😭 There was a lot I really loved about this but I really enjoyed how it wasnt so much a happy ending but an ending about living and moving forward. Ugh the tears tho! Very glad I picked this as my #BOTM and I should've read it a long time ago.

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle

"But isnt that part of love? Refusing to see the parts that are so dark, so grim, they would send you running? Or is it that you see them and love anyway?"

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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"This is all I need," I said. "It's all I'll ever need."

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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This one was slow to get into but overall enjoyable. Definitely one of those books you're supposed to savor and digest rather than flip through quickly.

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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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I need more! This whole series had be detaching from the world around me & I NEED MORE!!!

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Haven't been reading a whole bunch this summer... bc you know... it's summer... but I'm hoping to finish this up soon. I'm really enjoying the concept and how the story goes from Sabrina's life to the dinner and back. If I had more time to sit and read, I probably wouldve flipped through this a lot faster than I have bc it is interesting.

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Ok, so I picked it back up & it's getting better. I think it was just a little slower starting off than I was ready for & that put me off a bit. It's picking up & the web is being woven strand by strand. Hanna is by far one of the creepiest characters I've read in a while.

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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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Took a break from Baby Teeth & decided to start this one. I can't put my finger on it, but I can't seem to get into it. Hopefully, this one will have a better start & then I can try to go back & finish Baby Teeth.

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Finished this one last night and was a little surprised by the ending. I love this take on the beloved Sherlock Holmes novels. I love Mary and this was the first audio book I listened to from start to finish in quite some time. The narrator really brings the story to life. Started the next Mary Russell novel last night before bed.

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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I just started this one yesterday afternoon, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm not into it yet and a little bored, honestly. Going to give it a good try before throwing in the towel, but I was already thinking about other books to read while I was reading this last night.

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I figured it out, but if this were real, I'd be dead. Suspenseful, quick pace, steady plot, & intriguing set of characters. BOTM wins again.
Also, bubbles & books don't always mix ☺

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I love the pacing of this one. Quick but not too quick that I get lost or am overwhelmed by too many things.

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About 50pgs in & I'm glad I picked this one up. I love the short chapters & the first person perspective. Everything is through Anna's eyes & she is one interesting lady.

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& the adventure begins...

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It | Stephen King
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Got some fun surprise mail today... Whoop whoop #litsymail #surprisemail #KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz Glad they got there okay! 😊 1y
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Trying to figure out my next read. Of course, I'm tackling THE TWO TOWERS, but I like to read 2 or 3 books of different types at a time to give me some variety. My last NetGalley was a flop, & BABY TEETH is next on my list. I just can't decide between starting another NetGalley or starting THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, a BOTM gem. #decisions

Lovesbooks87 They both were good. Baby Teeth was really creepy, still thinking about that little girl! 1y
cj82487 @Lovesbooks87 I've read mixed reviews on it which makes me hesitate. I would hate to have another NetGalley be a DNF 1y
Lovesbooks87 @cj82487 Yea, I can see were it could have mixed reviews and how it isn't a book that everyone would want to read. 1y
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I usually try to give a book a chance, but this one became annoying. It was beyond repetitive. Every page mentioned how powerful Galbraith is, how manipulative, how strong, how controlling, how powerful, etc. Every page other than the 1 chapter so far that he wasnt in. I just dont think I can read another page without rolling my eyes.

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Slump | Dave Jarzyna
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This is me lately. I still havent finished Fellowship of the Ring & then I started a new book but am only about 5% into it. My audio book has been getting more action, but I have to rewind a lot when I start listening again bc I keep forgetting where I left off. I'm in a slump & it sucks but I think it's bc my house has been battling strep which means at the end of the night, 1 pg & I'm out for the count.

Eggs Hope everyone recovers soon 💐🌸🌺 1y
cj82487 @Eggs Thanks! We're just trying to make it thru the last month of school without anymore school germs making their way home. 1y
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I thought I would have finished this by now, but I guess because it is my second time reading it, I have ended up putting it down for a few days without reading. I also left it in my husband's truck for a few days, so I only had my kindle & Libby audiobooks for a bit there. The story is still interesting, I still get lost in it, but it feels slower 2nd time around.

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Started listening to this lovely while doing housework today. Going to try to just listen to this one & see how it goes. Hoping to get better at listening to books this year

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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I really enjoyed this take on Lizzie Borden. I loved how poetic the writing was at times, the onomatopoeia, the subtle imagery & peak into a character's inner turmoil. I think it captured the tumultuous relationships behind the Borden doors & it felt real

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I finished 5 books in April (almost 6). Not too bad. I try to hit at least 4 a month so I'm glad i managed to read more.

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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I've always had trouble listening to books but lately haven't had a lot of time to sit down & read. I downloaded the audio version of this to listen to at night in bed or while doing dishes & I think bc I am also reading in between those times, the story is sticking better. I hope to get better at listening to books this year... 1 book at a time

Scurvygirl I have a hard time with audiobooks. But I‘m having a hard time with reading right now, so I‘m taking the plunge with some older books that I put aside while I knit and drive and work. I‘m a visual and hands on person. 1y
cj82487 @Scurvygirl same here. I started with books I knew the story too already like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre and now I'm trying to dive into unread books. This one I go back & forth from reading to listening & i think that's helping bc i would rather listen to a book in the car than the same songs on the radio lol 1y
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This is the first time I've sat down to read all day today & I'm not sure how i feel about that... On the other hand, i washed & vacuumed my car, went grocery shopping, & got some more work done on my family tree. So, not a bad day overall & now time for some #bedtimereading

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I walk away for coffee and this guy decides to use my stuff as a pillow. #catsandbooks

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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1. Fellowship of the Ring & See What I Have Done
2. They caught a package thief in a nearby neighborhood. Guy has been stealing packages in broad daylight for months! How rude! 😒
3. I readathon every weekend lol😁. I'm HORRIBLE at tracking how much time I spend reading so I dont offically participate often
4. This isnt really a joke but still funny: When I think about books, I touch my shelf 😁 #friyayintro @jesshowbooks

DebbieGrillo 🖒😂 1y
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I got so many new friends, comments, and likes yesterday thanks to @Syndelle777 and the #LitsyWelcomeWagon. You guys are awesome!

Jess7 You‘re welcome!!! We‘re so glad you‘re here! Love the graphic! Love Sally Fields 1y
TheReadingMermaid You are very welcome! Hope you love it here 🌺❤️📚 1y
cj82487 @Jess7 😁 1y
cj82487 @Syndelle777 so far so good! I've already moved it to my home screen on my phone Lol which is a big deal bc the only social media app there is instagram lol 1y
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Shawshank Redemption | Stephen King
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Zihuatanejo... Say that 10x fast... I actually can't say it once lol it took me a minute to spell it correctly though & finally I copy/pasted it from Google for this post 😂 I've been slacking but c'est la vie right #KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz I can‘t say it once either! 😊 1y
Blueberry Good one ☺ 1y
RadicalReader @cj82487 love anything and everything Stephen King created he‘s a masterful writer that I could and do read everything he writes 1y
cj82487 @RadicalReader he's one of my favorite authors to binge. & no matter how mamy of his books I read... There's always more! 1y
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Going to try to finish this one up today/tomorrow & I think I'm going to tackle one of my #BOTM picks like The Woman in the Window or Rainbirds
#decisions

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Wow look at that wait list and that's just the ebook. Convincing "excuse" to buy a new book though ?

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Sometimes Sophia uses my book as an excuse not to nap. She'll play with the pages or my book light at nighttime. This, however, she lets me do😁

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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The plus side of sick days... Movies, reading, & snuggles

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On this dreary Saturday, we are spending a lazy day inside. So, I'm on an adventure with Frodo, Juliet is coloring, Sophia is watching minions and the boys are playing video games.

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"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that are strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king."

Perhaps the best quote in the book. For me this speaks volumes. There's more to this quote than Tolkien's story. #bookquote

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I read it in huge chunks at a time. It almost felt like a memoir at times. I loved the attention to jazz and the writers and artists the Fitzgerald's crossed paths with. Definitely glad I picked this lovely up from the library.