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j.rye

j.rye

Joined February 2019

Tattoo collector. Knitter. Avid gardener. Mom of hooligans. 🧩
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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
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Heads Will Roll by Kate McKinnon
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Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr
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The First Book of Calamity Leek | Paula Lichtarowicz
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Bailedbailed

Nope.

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I‘m actually surprised at how low this is rated. Is it the best book ever? No. But it is intriguing and the characters are realistic and blend together into a believable story. No part of me feels like this “glorifies suicide.” If anything, it places an importance on reaching out to your peers for a mental health check. 3.5/5

KathyWheeler I read it when it first came out because my brother committed suicide when he was 23. I was surprised when people started saying it glorified suicide because I didn‘t see this book as doing that at all. 3mo
UnidragonFrag I haven't read the book, but I think that people saying it glorifies suicide are taking about the show, which I do agree with. The finale for the 1st season was just.. ugh. 🙄😡 3mo
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Tearjerker x 💯 This book was an amazing audiobook.

Panda liked it too. 🦴🦴🦴🦴 four out five bones from her.

Texreader The movie was a heartbreaker 3mo
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Girl in Landscape: A Novel | Jonathan Lethem
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@Mynameisacolour WOW WOW WOW. This is so amazingly generous. Not only did you send me a beautiful quilled picture, but you sent me four crafts to do on my own! I feel spoiled. You definitely hit the nail on the head with the rock painting; my sons love making and hiding them. Seriously, thank you so much. It was a lovely pick me up after a rough week. ❤️

Mynameisacolour Awesome!🤩 I'm glad you like it! 4mo
Mynameisacolour I was a little surprised at how difficult it was to choose crafts for another person! Have you ever done any cross stitch before? I hope the wooden thingie is the right size for your project. I honestly don't have the first clue about it but would like to give it a try myself. I'm sorry I forgot to send your card & adorable doggo btw! 4mo
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j.rye @Mynameisacolour I actually have done quite a few! So yet another good pick. AND those hobby lobby magnetic book marks are my FAVORITE. They‘re they only kind I use! You did amazing. 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Mynameisacolour this is awesome. I love quilling. Never done it but I love the look. 4mo
Mynameisacolour @j.rye Good deal & yay!! I love those magnetic book markers too but I never buy them for myself because I loose them like crazy & thank you I'm really glad you're happy with everything! 😁 4mo
Mynameisacolour @LibrarianRyan Thank you! Some projects take foreverrrrrrr but I find it very therapeutic. I think it would be good for audio crafting. 4mo
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Greeks Bearing Gifts | Philip Kerr
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I am really loving this book so far! I definitely like it way more than Panda likes her e-collar.

LibrarianRyan what is an e collar. Is it like a cone of shame? 4mo
DGRachel Oh no! Not an e-collar! Bailey is hating life in her cone of shame, but she had to have a real cone to keep her away from her feet. I hope Panda's time in the collar is very short! 4mo
j.rye @LibrarianRyan yes! E-collar is short for Elizabethan Collar because they look similar to them. 🤣 I learned that at the vet last week! She has such a fat neck that the cone was too deep for her to function, so she gets an inflatable e-collar. 4mo
j.rye @DGRachel she only has a few days left thankfully! But she‘s starting to like it. She uses it as a pillow and falls asleep sitting up. 🤣 4mo
LibrarianRyan @j.rye hummm. Interesting 4mo
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What an awesome surprise at work today! Thank you @Mynameisacolour

Mynameisacolour Yay they made it! 4mo
j.rye @Mynameisacolour I feel pretty special that I got 2 boxes! THANK YOU 4mo
Mynameisacolour You're so welcome! One box is your handmade gift and the other is everything else. I really hope you'll like everything 🤞😬 4mo
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Mehso-so

Mehhhhh. I was disappointed. Probably because of all the hype.

and as always, here‘s my dog. 😂

JohannaRose Oh my gosh your dog is so cute!! 😍🥰 4mo
Marilyncjackson Omg so cute!!!😍😍😍😍 4mo
TheSpineView How adorable! Cuteness overload! 💜🐾 4mo
Erofan 🐶❤ 4mo
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Surprise Gifts | Drew Hunt
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@christine_reads88 sent me the most amazing box! I actually woke up early just to open it before we head off to the zoo. 🦓🦒🐘I was honestly so worried I was going to get shafted based on past experiences, so thank you for being so generous and wonderful. 😍

I am stoked to start Greek‘s Bearing Gifts. I‘m hoping it won‘t matter that I‘m not reading the series in order. 😬

Seriously, thank you again, Christine. 🖤 #summersantagoespostal

christine_reads88 So happy you like everything ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Dog walks and audiobooks 😍 I‘m not 100% sold on the book so far, but I‘m trying to stick it out.

britt_brooke Oh, what a little cutie! 💚🐾 4mo
Megabooks Awww!! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Baby!!!!!!! 4mo
LeahBergen Ohhhhh myyyy! 😍😍 4mo
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Sent out my #makerswap package! @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan yeahhhhhh 4mo
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The First Book of Calamity Leek | Paula Lichtarowicz
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What in the Sam Hill am I reading?! I‘m so confused that I‘m actually getting angry.

Crazeedi That drives me nuts, I usually just throw it😜 4mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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5/5
This novel made me happy, sad, furious, hopeful, and all the other feels. I love Lenny and felt true compassion for her and mother.

Photo from kristinhannah.com

mcipher That picture is crazy - very cool. 4mo
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1. I‘m not sure it‘s a guilty pleasure because I‘m not embarrassed by it... but people are always surprised that I love British alternative hip hop/rap. 🤣 nothing like pulling into school pick up blasting Stig of the Dump.
2. Summer. I hate the heat but love gardening, fishing, and camping so much.
3. Thriller/mystery
4. It‘s 3:30 am. I don‘t even know what‘s for breakfast.
#friYAYintro

Bklover 4. 🤣🤣🤣. I get that. 4mo
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It kept me captivated! Even though I sort of suspected the culprit, I didn‘t get the full motive until the author revealed it! 4/5!

And again, look at my dogs because it was an audio book and screenshots are boring. We adopted Panda‘s little brother over the weekend! I wanted to name him Bear... Panda & Bear HAHA. But I got vetoed. Meet Rocko!

Crazeedi Hes so sweet, congrats on the adoption!🐶❤ 4mo
xicanti Cuteness overload! 4mo
Erofan Aw! Cuties 🐕❤❤ 4mo
Megabooks So cute!!!! 4mo
j.rye Thanks everyone! He‘s definitely a cutie 😍 4mo
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Evil Eye | Madhuri Shekar
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It was a quick little suspenseful story about a mom‘s love for her daughter and teaching your kids to be strong and independent. I kind of enjoyed the phone call format and really liked the characters.

Here is a picture of my dog just so I‘m not posting screenshots of audiobooks every time 🤣

Cortg Cutie!!! 5mo
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Mehso-so

It was a solid okay. The end actually gave me a surprise which is cool. I swear one of the kids sounds exactly like Sid the Science Kid and I focused on that a bit too much haha

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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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I‘m the worst at waiting. I‘m going to have to hide this at my sister‘s house just so I won‘t open it 🤣

Reggie Just open it. Nobody will know. But take a picture so that way on the 21st when you post it will look like you waited. No one will ever know... 😈 5mo
j.rye @Reggie you‘re an awful influence! 5mo
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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christine_reads88 I procrastinated too and also took my pics in the post office 🤣🤣 5mo
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My nails need redone but I‘ll be sad to see my Vonnegut nails go. But on the positive side, my gym gave me four free audible books so I‘m listening to this. It‘s a fun distraction in the car even if it‘s a little immature. Emily definitely reminds me of a thirteen year old me. 🤣

SW-T Nice gym! Enjoy your audio listening 🙂 5mo
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4/5 solid read. It kept me interested enough to power through it in a couple hours. I‘ll be looking out for other things by Dr. Harper.

Kaye That sounds really neat ! 5mo
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This book is amazing; there is no other way to put it. I can only hope my kids have an inner strength like Max to overcome their challenges.

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Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls ☠️
I‘m a Therapist... 😱
Head Will Roll 🤣

sudi 🖾 i'd pick the 3rd one, because i love Kate McKinnon, she's hilarious 5mo
ShyBookOwl Is I'm a Therapist fiction? 5mo
Soubhiville 😱 5mo
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j.rye @ShyBookOwl it is! 5mo
j.rye @sudi ME TOO. She‘s my spirit animal 🤣🤣 5mo
ShyBookOwl @j.rye ok good! Lol seemed like a breach of confidence, otherwise 😅 5mo
rretzler 🤣 5mo
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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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1. Cabin time 😍
2. Too lame to follow that
3. Cucumbers and Italian dressing 🥒
4. 108F
5. @Blopez93 @GrilledCheeseSamurai

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Life or Death | Michael Robotham
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Mehso-so

I was really into this book until about 2/3 through. Then it all clicked and I figured it out. I was a little disappointed with how it ended. Things were tied up just a little too quickly and perfectly.

The audio book seems to be the perfect dog soother though. 🐶😴

OriginalCyn620 Too cute! 🐶❤️ 5mo
Stacypatrice Awwwww.... sweet pup 🥰 5mo
Crazeedi ❤🐶❤ 5mo
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Life or Death | Michael Robotham
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I‘ve hit some shark jumping. I don‘t particularly love it but it‘s so close to being done.... so persevere, I must. The positive is I really enjoy the narration. This guy has some bomb voices. 💣 🔥

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Life or Death | Michael Robotham
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Shameless plug 🤷🏻‍♀️ and slightly book related. I make bajillions of ridiculous decals in my “spare” time. Haha. Duckandoh.etsy.com

christine_reads88 I love the ‘hella kids in here‘🤣🤣 need that for my Pilot. 5mo
j.rye @christine_reads88 it‘s my best seller!! 5mo
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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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Solid 3/5. This was a fun light read. I appreciated the humor and honesty that comes with being a teenager.

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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I‘ve been slacking on actual reading because it‘s spring and life is crazy 🤦🏻‍♀️ but at least I‘m sort of enjoying audiobooks lately! I am really loving Leah and the other characters in this book.

And in other news, I present the proof why I don‘t have time to sit down with a physical book; even park visits end in chaos.

Crazeedi This is great! I love this picture! 5mo
j.rye Me too 🤣 but it was interesting riding home with two boys in their skivvies. Hahahahaha. 5mo
TK421 Ha! I was like that ages ago.😁 5mo
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Soubhiville 🤣😂😱 5mo
Kaylamburson 😂🤣😂🤣 this is so great. Glad they're having fun! 5mo
Kaye Looks like they had fun. 😉 5mo
Cortg We always said, the dirtier the kids were at the end of the day, the better the day was! Enjoy them while there young! Books will always be around ❤️ 5mo
Smrloomis Awesome! 😆 5mo
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It‘s a sad reality. 😔 so much fighting even though we‘re all fighting for the same end goal. #autismstruggles

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#aprilreads
My favorite was Then She Was Gone! Which was surprising since I usually hate audio books. It was just so good.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good job! 📖💖 6mo
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The Wednesday Letters | Jason F. Wright
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1. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
2. Slaughterhouse Five
3. Poorly... in a notebook
4. My youngest from a hike 😍
@Blopez93 @DGRachel @JohannaRose
#wondrouswednesday

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This type of story usually isn‘t my style, but this book was so amazing. It was heart wrenching and heart warming. It had me laughing and crying. Solid 5/5. The narration even makes me like audiobooks a little more.

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Dogs, yarn, and audio books. 😍

JohannaRose Sounds perfect! 6mo
DGRachel What a beautiful pup! 6mo
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Trying something new for me... hopefully it keeps me entertained while knitting something for my #summersantagoespostal swap partner. 🧶😍

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I am absolutely adoring this book so far. The main character reminds me of my oldest son in a really comforting way.

It‘s also really something to see my son with ASD going outside of his comfort zone at LEGO club and playing well with others! 😍 🧩

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I feel like the worst book-borrower ever. My dog decided to get a taste of my library book. 😭

mcctrish Tell them it was “a curious incident of the dog in the nighttime” 🤷🏻‍♀️( I loved this book) 6mo
julesG @mcctrish 👏👏👏😁😁 6mo
j.rye @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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I love this book so much. Maud Gage is my new role model. Frank Baum is my new historical crush. And I will be reading every Oz book over the next few months now. Their story is heartwarming and inspiring. Truly amazing.

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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I usually hate audio books, but this one kept me hooked. The narrator did an excellent job. The book itself was amazing as well. I love how raw and real the characters seem. The twists seemed realistic but not obvious. Solid 5/5 for me.

Kaye Sounds great. I have this on audio too. 6mo
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Happy Birthday, @RadicalReader 🎉🎁🎂

AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎁🎈🎂🎉 6mo
Slajaunie Happy Birthday!!!🎂🎉🎁🎈 6mo
SW-T Happy birthday! 🎂 🎉 6mo
Marilyncjackson Happy Birthday 🎂 6mo
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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1. Tagged and The Paragon Hotel
2. 🤦🏻‍♀️
3. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️😍
@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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What do you do when you have a spare 30 mins between work and getting your kid off the bus? Sit in your driveway and read (because you don‘t want to walk in the rain 😂)

I‘m really liking Maud Baum so far. She reminds me of my grandma in a badass way.

Soubhiville Nice photo. 6mo
j.rye @Soubhiville thank you! 6mo
la_rose_noire I do that too!! 6mo
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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#demandit
True fact: A large portion of my reading gets done while waiting around for kids. Bus stops, baseball, social skills classes, 4-H, occupational therapy, the like. Waiting is my default position.

rretzler Reading this while waiting at drum lessons! It was a great day when my older son got his driver‘s license last year. Now only half the waiting! (edited) 6mo
j.rye @rretzler I have 7 years before that‘s even an option 😭 6mo
rretzler Don‘t worry, it will go by faster than you realize. 6mo
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Not Even Bones | Rebecca Schaeffer
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Well that was a crazy fast read for me! I realized quickly it wasn‘t what I expected; it turned out to be so much better! I usually have to be in a special mood for fantasy, but Schaeffer made it seem so natural and normal that I didn‘t even question it. I can‘t wait for the next book. ☠️#booklystats

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Not Even Bones | Rebecca Schaeffer
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tpixie What a quote! Welcome to Litsy! 🥳📚🥳 6mo
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Carved in Bone | Jefferson Bass
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4/5 Even though I (mostly) figured out the twist about halfway through, I was still surprised by the turns it took to get there. I really enjoyed the writing style and characters. #booklystats

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Carved in Bone | Jefferson Bass
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Insomnia at its finest. Thank goodness I have Panda to keep my company. #dogsoflitsy

I am really loving this book so far. The main character is easy to fall for. 😍 And although it‘s filled with technical jargon occasionally, it‘s not overwhelming or hard to understand; which is appreciated.

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Carved in Bone | Jefferson Bass
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Crazeedi 💖💖 7mo
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Carved in Bone | Jefferson Bass
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#sorrynotsorry I don‘t feel like working. All those numbers make me dizzy today. I‘m just going to dig into this book and enjoy some silence before all the weekend chaos begins. 😍

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Solid meh. It was a really easy read which was nice. But it took strange turns that didn‘t really make sense; usually in the form of ill-placed sex scenes. 🤨 I‘ll probably pick up another Banks book because of how quick and bearable it was though. Perfect waiting room type of book.

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I read a lot more than I thought I could with my hectic life!
Neurodiverse lead: The Reason I Jump
New to You Author: Matt Killeen
Memoir by a Woman of Color: Brave, Not Perfect
Multiple Authors: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
City You‘ve Visited: Just Between Us (Pittsburgh. Hah!)
Betrayal: And Then She Was Gone
Graphic Memoir: The Best We Could Do
#bookishbingo