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gjacobs

gjacobs

Joined January 2018

Book lover turned English teacher. ♡ goodreads.com/gem114
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First stack of the summer! I have to finish Goodbye, Vitamin today for my book club tonight. Not sure which I'll do next. Suggestions?

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So much fun looking through my #sockswap package from @GondorGirl ! I legit broke into the chocolate immediately and can't wait to wear the socks to school on Monday. :) I'm going to save the book for an upcoming flight to Florida. Thanks so much. ❤
@JPeterson

GondorGirl I'm glad you liked the package! I had fun shopping for you. 4y
gjacobs @GondorGirl I'm so glad! 😊 4y
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Fox in Socks | Dr. Seuss
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Can't wait to open my package from my #sockswap partner @GondorGirl !
@JPeterson

JPeterson Yay!! 😊 4y
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Sent out my #sockswap today! I hope my match likes it!

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He must have known I wasn't enjoying it. #dogsoflitsy #poodle

Scurvygirl Oh my dog! 😹😹😳 4y
LittleMummyMe Oh no! 😳 4y
AlwaysForeverReading Lol!!!!! That is too cute!!! 4y
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I haven't been doing nearly as much reading lately, and I blame this guy. :P I think I've spent more time outside in the last few weeks than I did in the last 6 months! #dogsoflitsy #poodle #rocketman #mrfloof

GondorGirl He's beautiful! 4y
gjacobs @GondorGirl Thank you! I pretty much spend all my time with him now, haha. I'm a little obsessed. :P 4y
Scurvygirl He‘s so adorable! 🙀💙💙 4y
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Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky
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#fridayfavorites @lova
1. Trying to go to the library now more, but I always look at displays first then head to fiction.
2. Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. -Maggie Kuhn
3. The Hungry Little Caterpillar or anything Dr. Seuss.
4. @JPeterson @CoffeeNBooks @staci.reads @tjwill @Saknicole @MillerN @Between-the-Shelves @MrsMarks88 @CatchMyBookBreath @LibrarianJen @kspenmoll @Catmomsara @Wellreadhead @itskatearmitage @KatColmer @NightOwl_12

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1. Goodreads. For a while I wanted to try a keeping a written list in my planner, but I ultimately opted to just keep my tracking online.
2. That's actually an excellent question. I think I prefer first person.
3. I'll be asleep for the first three hours, and then at work for the other five. Won't interrupt my litsying at all!
4. I appreciate everyone I follow, but I should shout out @bookandcat for introducing me to litsy!
#trivialthursday

bookandcat Aww! Thanks! 5y
bookandcat Also WHAT LITSY WILL BE OFFLINE I missed this announcement 5y
gjacobs @bookandcat Yes! For 8 hours starting 3am on April 3rd. They were acquired by another company and will be offline while they switch servers. 5y
bookandcat @gjacobs Thanks! 5y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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So excited for my first #litsyswap! Thank you, @JPeterson for organizing the #sockswap! Haven't even gotten my match yet and already thinking about what I can send along. :)

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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About to start my second #springbreak book! Finally finished my March book club book (The Light Between Oceans), which was meh. Hoping I enjoy this one more!

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"Rowing a race is an art, not a frantic scramble. It must be rowed with head power as well as hand power... Your thoughts must be directed to you and your own boat, always positive, never negative."

I had some friends in college on the crew team. I'm learning more about rowing from this book than I ever did from hearing them complain about practice, but now I have a better understanding of how mentally and physically taxing the sport really is.

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The First Part Last | Angela Johnson
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Compelling account of life as a teen parent, specifically a young father. It captures the expected ups and downs, and throws in a few extra wrenches to make it a tear-jerker at times. I listened to this on Audible, and I really enjoyed the narration.

I had the pleasure of being exposed to this book through Audible's #ProjectListenUp.

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I really enjoyed this book! It was donated to my school in a box of books I've been working my way through, and I'm glad I took this one home. It's lighthearted and humorous, with a good balance of characters that you love and others you love to hate. It could have been five stars, but the ending didn't tie up enough loose strings to give me the closure I wanted. Overall, though, I'd definitely recommend it to a friend.

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Saw this posted by @Chelleo who got the idea from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - Reading speed test! I'm also a member of the #slowreadersclub it seems, compared to average adults at least. I think I speed up a bit once I get into the groove of a book, but not significantly.

You can try the test at https://m.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/technology-research-centers/ereaders/spe...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I say as long as you love what you‘re reading who cares?! I‘m slow too sometimes!!! 💗💗💗 5y
gjacobs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks True! Honestly, I'll probably use this as a connecting point with my students. I've told them I'm a slow reader before, but they never believe me. Now I've got proof! 5y
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The First Part Last | Angela Johnson
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My #litsyavatar #profilepicture is a selfie from a hiking trip I took this fall. A yoga studio hosted the hike, and we meditated at the top of the mountain. Other than reading, yoga is my go-to for #selfcare. @Chelleo

The book I tagged is a new #audiobook I started listening to this morning! I'll post more about digging into audiobooks later.

Chelleo That‘s sound like a great outing!!! I need to do more yoga but honestly I keep falling asleep. 5y
gjacobs @Chelleo I do the same if I try to do it at home! I prefer classes at studios or outings like the hike. 5y
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I saw some people posting this today so I figured it would be a good opportunity to finally introduce myself! (I never did make that bio post)

Username: gjacobs
Background: Pretty boring, I guess, but it's just my name! Gina Jacobs. I'm a high school English teacher and live in New Jersey! My favorite genre is literary fiction, and I prefer contemporary lit, but I'm open to recommendations in any genre.
#LitsyHandle @Chelleo

swishandflick Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏽 5y
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 Hi! Glad you‘re here. 5y
Chelleo Well, first...let‘s roll out the #LitsyWelcome wagon! Glad you‘re here!! 5y
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Chelleo You have a great name! Sounds like an actress or book character name! 5y
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! 5y
gjacobs Thank you all! 5y
gjacobs @Chelleo I guess I have my husband to thank for that! Haha, got married in July but I'm still getting used to it. :P 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 4y
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My reading this weekend! Really enjoying it so far. I love how the book is written through letters, emails, and short commentary by Bee, the title character's daughter.

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Almost hit 14 hours in my attempt at the #24in48 #readathon over the weekend. I'm pretty proud of myself! I read Milan Kundera's The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Nabokov's Lolita, and Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. All were good reads, but I enjoyed Haddon's the most.

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About to start book three of this #readathon weekend! I won't come close to actually completing #24in48 but I'm pretty proud that I've hit double digits. It's helped that my husband has been absolutely engrossed in the new video game Monster Hunter. We're each in our own worlds. :)

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"...love is a continual interrogation."

#love #24in48 #startedearly

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Finally reorganizing my classroom library!
#teacher #stacks

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De Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"

New to litsy and will post a bio later, but I wanted to share the little reminder I start with each day. :)
#dailyreminder #dailymantra #oscarwilde

Decayy Welcome to Litsy! Hope you'll like it here! #litsywelcomewagon 5y
gjacobs @Decayy Thank you! Looking forward to lots of book recommendations. :) 5y
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! 5y
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twohectobooks Welcome to Litsy! 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome from me too! 5y
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