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j.rye

j.rye

Joined February 2019

Instagram: j.rye_reads Tattoo collector. Knitter. Avid gardener. Mom of hooligans.
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I‘ve been feeling feeling down and overwhelmed since my big move last year. I pulled away from Litsy and people in my life. So it was a big shock to get such a thoughtful surprise from @Sleepswithbooks

It feels really good that someone put in the time to check my tbr list and send me a book for Christmas. Thank you so much for bringing a smile to my face during such a hard time.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
SamAnne ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Sleepswithbooks My #litsylove friends bring so many smiles to my face and lift my spirits often. I often hope I can do the same in return 💛📬 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗 2mo
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Patricia the Pinky Toe | Cynthia R Law
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Goodbye to my special little pinky toe. I can‘t say you‘ll be missed. Surgery went great. I was in and out of the hospital in 2 hours!

Soubhiville Wow that‘s fast! Best wishes for an easy and speedy recovery! 4mo
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I go in for minor foot surgery tomorrow and I can‘t decide which book to bring with me… help me decide!

ozma.of.oz I‘d go with Killers. Other Birds apparently needs a lot of tissues! 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence I agree based on what I‘ve heard! Hope all goes well tomorrow! 4mo
CBee Those are exactly the books I got for BOTM! Miss chatting with you, friend ♥️ @j.rye 4mo
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AmyG Hope all goes well! 4mo
julesG Hope surgery goes well. I'd take the Raybourn. 4mo
j.rye @CBee ditto. ❤️ I‘m finally adjusting to this new life (a year later) but it‘s still hard to find time to be an actual human outside of kids and work. 4mo
CBee @j.rye an actual human? I don‘t even know what that means 😂😂😂 4mo
CBee @j.rye best of luck with surgery today ♥️ 4mo
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The Tattooed Heart | Michael Grant
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘m not usually one for ya, but this series got me. I wish there were more than three books. I love Mara and the Messenger so much.

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4.5/5. I loved so much about this book. It was a really creative retelling of Frankenstein. Women empowerment. Suspense. Survival. It has all the things.

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The Tattooed Heart | Michael Grant
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I‘ll admit it. I take my kid to the trampoline park almost daily so I can read in relative peace. 😬

Cortg Nothing wrong with that! Physical AND mental exercise! 4mo
KathyWheeler It‘s win-win. Your kid gets to do what they want to do, and you get to read. 4mo
TheKidUpstairs Indoor playgrounds were the best part of rainy summer days. Three kids off playing happily and safely, I got lots of reading time! 4mo
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Anyone else hate how this book makes you feel? Aka skeezy and uncomfortable?

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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Nothing like waking up at 4 am to finish a book because you can‘t bear to work another day without knowing the ending. 😭 and then subsequently crying all morning. I haven‘t cried this much since The Book Thief.

CoverToCoverGirl Such a great book! I highly recommend, if you haven‘t already read it 12mo
j.rye @CoverToCoverGirl reading it now! 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl @j.rye enjoy! It‘s one of my all time favourites! 12mo
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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That‘s me, I‘m everyone. 😂

#vonnegutquote #vonneguttattoo #walkingcliche

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1. I love snow; especially the way it makes everything feel, so new and fresh.
2. Staying inside and looking at it? What I mean when I love snow is that I like to LOOK at it. No part of me wants to be outside in it.

@TheSpineView @SamHeartCoffee

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❄❄❄ 13mo
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Timequake | Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut will forever be my favorite. **

#youarenotalone #kurtvonnegut #readmorevonnegut

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@Moonprismpower it‘s the best I could get 😹 She is not about photos.

Moonprismpower 😍😍😍 Pretty kitty! Adorable! 1y
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I made my cat a bed and it‘s legit the funniest thing I‘ve seen all year. (Is my life sad or what?)

JessClark78 ❤️ 1y
AmyG I love it! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's adorable. 😺 1y
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Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️ 1y
rabbitprincess 😻😻 so cute! 1y
Moonprismpower I‘d totally do this. This is awesome. Now take pics of your cat in bed reading. 1y
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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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#audiobookknits

I‘m home in bed with what I hope is a sinus infection 🤞I figured why not do some knitting whole I listen to this quirky book.

AmyG I love the colors. 1y
Sparklemn I do, too.
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rabbitprincess Love those colours! Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 1y
Traci1 So pretty! 1y
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I FINALLY got a Dalmatian Crested Gecko. I‘ve been wanting one for so long. I named him Pongo. Get it… 101 Dalmatians…? Hahaha.

#dadjokes #crestedgeckos #geckosandbooks

wanderinglynn What a cutie! 🧡🦎 1y
LiteraryinLawrence Geckos of Litsy! 1y
Bookzombie I get it! So cute! 1y
Moonprismpower 😍😍😍 1y
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The Witch Elm | Tana French
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Ew. Ew. Ew. 1/2 ⭐️

It‘s like she‘s trying to teach a lesson about “boys being boys.” But she only uses her last breath to say “don‘t do that.” The whole book follows jerk characters doing jerk things. Described as a slow burn but it was more like someone rubbed my eyes with IcyHot.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1y
Texreader Well that sounds downright awful. I‘ll be happy to avoid that one! 1y
Nerdy_Bookworm Looks like I'll be skipping this one! 1y
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New house. New town. New library.

It‘s tiny, but it‘s mine (and you know, the whole town‘s)

#supportyourlibrary #librarylove #librarylover

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1. My kids go back to school 🤪
2. Chi tea. But I drink it all year.
3. I haven‘t had it yet. This week had been a challenge and that‘s putting it nicely.
4. My friends. That have pulled me through so much this year.

#wonderouswednesday @Moonprismpower @Eggs @Morr_Books

Eggs #4 🧡🧡🧡 1y
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She lives! …I live? I‘m alive… still. Again.

True story. This summer was hard. I missed Litsy. I missed my pen pals. I missed it all. But I‘m back for now (at least until the next mental crisis).

Hi friends. 😌

JacqMac Welcome back. I get it. I disappeared for awhile, too. 1y
Chelsea.Poole Glad to have you 🌞 1y
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Weird af, man. But I liked it (just not as much as hitchhikers)

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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Happy Mother‘s Day to me!

Kappadeemom Did you see her on Good Morning America today??🥰 2y
j.rye I didn‘t!! We don‘t have cable. Lol. I‘ll have to YouTube it. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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The Little Library | Kim Fielding
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It has sides y‘inz. They‘re see-through but I swear they‘re there. It just needs some shelves and a door and we‘re done!!!! Well. Some decorations too.

I‘m so excited that I‘ve already gotten another newspaper box to make one for our campground!

Moonprismpower This is awesome!!!! 2y
Soubhiville Yay, that‘s awesome! 2y
TheSpineView 👍 2y
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 2y
LibrarianRyan Love it!. And I love the see through sides. I can't wait to show off mine. 2y
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

3/5

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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So thankful for this light, quick read after all the heavy stuff I‘ve been reading. I went into expecting a fan fiction feel, so I wasn‘t disappointed by it like some people. The humor and love was strong with this one.

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The Elizas: A Novel | Sara Shepard
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This was a good, fast read. I‘m pretty surprised that the reviews are so bad! Good characters. Crazy plot. I sped through this one.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love your plants. 🌱 2y
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The Little Library | Kim Fielding
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Starting our little library adventure!! Hopefully this abandoned newspaper box will become our family‘s contribution to reading this summer!! 📚

DieAReader I look forward to seeing more about your adventures😁😉 2y
CaffeineAndCandy 👍💜💜💜 2y
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This one is a slooooooooowwww read. The payoff wasn‘t there to finish it. It may be a good story, but I‘ll never know. 1/3 in and all I know is no one knows anything and Axl looks like somebody that somebody used to know. The author doesn‘t drop enough breadcrumbs to make this interesting enough to follow.
(I will say the art for the book on google makes it seem a lot more interesting than what I read...)

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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Autism ACCEPTANCE is hella important to me 24/7/365/eternity. With two boys on the spectrum, I feel like I spend so much time explaining (read: defending) behaviors and quirks to the world. While we might seem ‘lucky‘ that they‘re both high-functioning, that just makes their disability that much more hidden. Autism isn‘t always obvious. You never know what‘s going on in a family, so please just be kind and compassionate. 💙💙

TEArificbooks I also have a high functioning boy on the spectrum. The struggle is real. I am so tired of having to fight for services and “collect more data” to prove he needs help. There is four years worth of data from the school! That isn‘t enough! I totally understand what you are going through. You are doing great mom! Keep it up! 2y
CBee @j.rye we‘ve talked so much about our boys but what‘s even cooler is that we like a lot of the same books! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
j.rye @CBee we‘re basically the same person! Haha. SO GLAD that Litsy brought us together. It‘s been great connecting with someone who just gets it. 2y
CBee @j.rye I‘m seeing that we also have a similar sense of humor 😂 Oh and I just sent you another rambly email 😁 2y
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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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2.5 ⭐️

HeathHof 🤩 Love your plants! That pot is adorable!! 2y
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🐘🐘🐘🐘/5

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4/5

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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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I couldn‘t decide what to read next... so Instagram picked for me. Woman 99 it is!

lynneamch I really enjoyed it. Hope you did, too. Nina Dobrev optioned the TV rights https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/nina-dobrev-woman-99-series-bruna-papandrea-123... 13mo
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Soubhiville Everything you need! 2y
wanderinglynn Is the little book on the bottom left a e-reader cover or a notebook? Either way, I really like it! 😍 (edited) 2y
j.rye @wanderinglynn e-reader!! 2y
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Legit the most fun I‘ve had reading this year. This book was so fast paced and although I guessed some stuff early on, I NEVER would have figured out how it tied all together. 5/5. Highly recommend for a quick, fun mystery.

CB_Reads Totally agree! Super engaging in the beginning and a very quick read. 2y
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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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Mehso-so

3.5/5

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Right between a so-so and a pick. Not my favorite novel by the author. Definitely some good twists, but also some loose ends that bugged me.

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This haul might have been excessive... whoops.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLynE_HBOYo/?igshid=rdbxfzhqdblh

LiteraryinLawrence I liked the top 2 and the bottom one a lot! (edited) 2y
AmyG There is no such thing as an excessive book haul! 2y
Cathythoughts I thought Miracle Creek a good read 👍🏻 2y
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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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I freaking love page holders. Why didn‘t I get one sooner?!

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Mehso-so

I‘ll be real, it was a painful read. I enjoyed the story, but the language was so overwhelming. You could drown in the ocean of adjectives used in this book. I liked the back door look at Shakespeare. I love Agnes. I appreciated Hamnet and Judith‘s relationship. I‘m just not sure I‘d pick up another Maggie O‘Farrell novel.

AmyG I loved this book. Go figure what works for some and not others. 2y
j.rye @AmyG I‘m a fickle reader. I probably would like this in a different time. But this month, I needed something fast paced. Haha. 2y
AmyG Ha. I can be fickle, too. I so get it. 2y
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Help me choose my next read!

MaGoose I haven't read any of those books. So I wouldn't be any help! 🤪😜 2y
Julsmarshall I can‘t help either but I love your plants! 2y
j.rye @Julsmarshall thanks! They make me so happy. 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Amazing story with red herrings galore. I really enjoyed this book and finished most of it in one day. I couldn‘t put it down. I HAD to know how it ended. Highly suggest for anyone who needs an easy but entertaining suspense.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Hamnet was getting a bit tedious (good, but slow), so I grabbed one of my go-to genres to break it up. #suspense #thriller #murder #crimejunkie

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I got another new plant 💁🏻‍♀️ might have a problem.

Gissy But they are so pretty!! 2y
AmyG I love your plants! And thank you so mich for the lovely Valentine‘s Card! 😘 2y
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Taco hates everything today. So we‘re cuddled up on the couch reading 🥰

(He has a vascular tumor that he keeps scratching and getting blood everywhere. Harmless but terrifying)

suvata Poor baby 2y
AlwaysForeverReading Will he get better? 2y
j.rye @ProfReader yes! He is prone to get them. This isn‘t his first. They always heal on their own but usually he can‘t reach them to scratch. This one is in the perfect location for him to mess with, so he keeps making it worse. 2y
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Gissy I hope he gets better. He looks so cute!! 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2y
AlwaysForeverReading I am glad that we get better. I‘m happy now!!!😀😀😀😀 I love my fur baby!!! 2y
Sleepswithbooks He‘s gorgeous 🥰🐶 2y
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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New book. New bookmark. Living my best life.

p.s. one of my husband‘s coworkers noticed my new sign before he did 😂😂😂

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 2y
CBee Omg this is like my daily motto 😂😂 2y
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#audioknitting a baby blanket! 🧶

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I am usually not a soapbox kind of person. But everyone should read this book. Whether you have a child with special needs or not, you will laugh and cry, and hopefully understand. Sometimes having a child with a hidden disability makes me feel so alone... and judged... and crazy. But this book actually makes me feel normal for once. If I could buy a million copies and hand them out on the street, I would.

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!

mandarchy I just added it to my TBR list. My son has a hidden disability that is basically unmentionable. I constantly hear that he's spoiled and lazy. If people new the underlying reason, they'd maybe treat him better. But I want to protect his privacy. So I often ask people if they would treat him better if they could see it in his face, why do they need proof that he deserves better? It's hard. 2y
j.rye @mandarchy it‘s pretty similar here. Ducky is obviously adorable and looks ‘normal.‘ But he had ASD and unique challenges. I hate explaining it to people because why the f should I have to? Just stop staring, Karen! 2y
mandarchy Sometimes I laugh and sometimes I cry. My son growls at people when he thinks they are out of line. He says there is a monster inside him (his obsession is Godzilla). I work hard to #endthestigma but it's tough. I just hope my son grows confident in who he is so he can withstand the states as he gets older. 2y
j.rye @mandarchy I wish I could growl at people who were out of line too 🤷🏻‍♀️ he‘s just brave enough to do what we all want to do. 2y
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