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j.rye

j.rye

Joined February 2019

Tattoo collector. Knitter. Avid gardener. Mom of hooligans. 🧩
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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. 13h
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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. 2d
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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!🐶❤ 6d
xicanti Cuteness overload! 6d
Erofan Aw! Cuties 🐕❤❤ 6d
Megabooks So cute!!!! 6d
j.rye Thanks everyone! He‘s definitely a cutie 😍 2d
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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!!! 2w
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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... 😈 2w
j.rye @Reggie you‘re an awful influence! 2w
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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 🤣🤣 2w
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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 🙂 2w
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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 ! 2w
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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 2w
ShyBookOwl Is I'm a Therapist fiction? 2w
Soubhiville 😱 2w
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j.rye @ShyBookOwl it is! 2w
j.rye @sudi ME TOO. She‘s my spirit animal 🤣🤣 2w
ShyBookOwl @j.rye ok good! Lol seemed like a breach of confidence, otherwise 😅 2w
rretzler 🤣 2w
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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! 🐶❤️ 3w
Stacypatrice Awwwww.... sweet pup 🥰 3w
Crazeedi ❤🐶❤ 3w
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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. 4w
j.rye @christine_reads88 it‘s my best seller!! 3w
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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! 1mo
j.rye Me too 🤣 but it was interesting riding home with two boys in their skivvies. Hahahahaha. 1mo
TK421 Ha! I was like that ages ago.😁 1mo
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Soubhiville 🤣😂😱 1mo
Kaylamburson 😂🤣😂🤣 this is so great. Glad they're having fun! 1mo
Kaye Looks like they had fun. 😉 1mo
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 ❤️ 1mo
Smrloomis Awesome! 😆 4w
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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! 📖💖 1mo
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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! 2mo
DGRachel What a beautiful pup! 2mo
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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) 2mo
julesG @mcctrish 👏👏👏😁😁 2mo
j.rye @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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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. 2mo
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Happy Birthday, @RadicalReader 🎉🎁🎂

AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎁🎈🎂🎉 2mo
BookFrog Happy Birthday!!!🎂🎉🎁🎈 2mo
SW-T Happy birthday! 🎂 🎉 2mo
Marilyncjackson Happy Birthday 🎂 2mo
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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. 2mo
j.rye @Soubhiville thank you! 2mo
la_rose_noire I do that too!! 2mo
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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) 2mo
j.rye @rretzler I have 7 years before that‘s even an option 😭 2mo
rretzler Don‘t worry, it will go by faster than you realize. 2mo
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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! 🥳📚🥳 2mo
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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 💖💖 2mo
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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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Mehso-so

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

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💙 this book offers incredible insight into the mind of a child with Autism. After 10 years of muddling through it all, I thought I had all the answers; but Naoki made the everything fit in place a little better. Sometimes it‘s easy to forget your child‘s struggle and focus only on your own strife. I plan on asking everyone close to us to read this book in hopes of understanding my boys just a little bit better.

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1) technically just south of Pittsburgh, but close enough to call it home.

2) I‘ve lived all over the US, and I‘d honestly rather be here.

3) I just started Madame Fourcade's Secret War today. It takes place in France/Europe.

4) We love pierogies, stoop waffles, Primantis, haluski... 😍

5) ❤️

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I‘ve never cried four pages into a book before. As a mom of two kids on two different points on the spectrum, I am constantly scared by all they‘re up against and utterly amazed by the strength they have to overcome it.

The intro to this book gives me all the feels. I see a lot of sobbing happening tonight. 🧩💙

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This book was a quick, easy read. Once I got used to the letter format, I couldn‘t stop reading. I loved Juliet‘s voice and narration. Every character seemed so well formed and believable; I could picture each one vividly in my head even though there wasn‘t much to go on for physical descriptions. #fivestars

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The last two days have been long and bad; bad and long. I haven‘t picked up a book since Saturday, so I am extremely relieved to be able to hide in a bubble bath and indulge in some reading. #bathandabook #bubblebathreading #hiding

Crazeedi Glad you can relax! Forget your troubles and just enjoy! 3mo
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Sounds Like Crazy | Shana Mahaffey
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Panda Pear & Jubilee June (JJ); friends only when sleeping.

Erofan 💕🐶🐱💕 3mo
tpixie #DogsOfLitsy #CatsOfLitsy LOL there's hardly room for you! 2mo
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The Silent Girls | Eric Rickstad
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Pretty good haul for $15 at hpb!

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I really liked this mystery. At times dialogue could be hard to follow, but that‘s my only real complaint. I love Jack Stratton and want to follow his story.

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Any one else have to listen to music while reading? I can‘t focus when the world is too quiet. 🤫

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🐼 📖 ❤️

britt_brooke Cute reading buddy! 💚🐾 3mo
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