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jen_hayes7

jen_hayes7

Joined May 2016

🥄,Ⓥ,cat mom,craft doer,nature lover,she/her
📍Chicago, IL
https://www.goodreads.com/jen_hayes7
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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Made it to 10 indie bookstores today! I‘m pooped and will be here for the rest of the evening. #caturday #indiebookstoreday #huey #catsoflitsy

Avanders 😯 10! 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
tpixie Great job!!!! 2mo
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The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida | Shehan Karunatilaka
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Doing some #audiocrafting tonight. This book is a trip!! #huey #catsoflitsy

BookmarkTavern How cozy! ❤️ 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
Kitta I love their kits! 3mo
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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Doing some #audiocrafting with my little peanuts. #huey #lennox #catsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 🐾❤️🫶🏻 4mo
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What the River Knows | Isabel Ibaez
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This Bookseat has been life changing for crafting while reading. Huey‘s also willing to work around it. 😹 #huey #catsoflitsy #crochet

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Perfection Learning Corporation
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I see to have picked up a little cold and also have the day off, so we‘re doing a little reading and crocheting. #huey #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads Feel better! 😻 4mo
lil1inblue Your cat looks just like the cat I had growing up. 😻 4mo
jen_hayes7 @rubyslippersreads Thanks ever so much!! 4mo
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jen_hayes7 @lil1inblue Really? I love that! What was their name? 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you feel better ❤️‍🩹 4mo
lil1inblue @jen_hayes7 Her name was Pushy. She was born when I was 2, and I had a bit of a lisp so “Pussy Cat“ came out “Pushy Cat“ and it stuck. There are endless photos of the 2 of us curled up together for naps. 😻 4mo
jen_hayes7 @lil1inblue Oh my gosh, that is so sweet! 4mo
jen_hayes7 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks so very much!! 4mo
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Starting this book with carryover anxiety from the last one. 😬 At least I have emotional support cuddles. #lennox #catsoflitsy

emz711 Enjoy! 4mo
jen_hayes7 @emz711 thank you so much!! 4mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I don‘t remember the last time a book gave me stress sweats, but the counter just reset. 🫨 #huey #lennox #catsoflitsy

lil1inblue 😻 Handsome kittehs! 😻 4mo
jen_hayes7 @lil1inblue thank you so much!! 4mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Always a sucker for book maps! This is a GIANT book to cart around in my backpack, but my doc was 30 minutes behind, so I‘m glad I had it!

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I‘m about one third of the way through this and have absolutely no idea what is going on. #huey #catsoflitsy

Bren912 Your kitty and my kitty could be family!! 4mo
jen_hayes7 @Bren912 oh my gosh, they could!! Orange kitties unite!! 🐈 4mo
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It takes probably 15-20 pages before my brain readjusts to reading manga, but I love this series. This storyline had me pretty stressed out though. 😬

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Huey and I got through this book of short stories last night. Enjoyed feels like a weird word to use, but I will likely think about these stories for awhile. #huey #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads Great photo! 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😻👏 4mo
jen_hayes7 @rubyslippersreads Thanks so much!! 4mo
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Despite buying this right when it came out…I just read it. Why did I wait so long? No idea. Am I glad I finally *get* the hype, yes. #lennox #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead 😻😻😻 5mo
BookBelle84 How I love those old covers so much more than the new! 4mo
jen_hayes7 @BookBelle84 Oh my gosh, me too!! I‘m now struggling to decide whether I need to also get the new cover versions of the first three so I have a matching set. 😂🙃 4mo
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect from this book when I picked it up, but it absolutely blew me away. I laughed, I cried, I cried harder. This will definitely end up on my faves list for the year. #huey #catsoflitsy #botm

CatLass007 Such a handsome boy. And a great review. 5mo
jen_hayes7 @CatLass007 Thank you so much!! 😺 4mo
CatLass007 You‘re welcome!😻 4mo
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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This is one of those books where you pretty much hate every character. #lennox #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Ha, yeah. I hated this book, but I love your kitty!! 🥰 5mo
jen_hayes7 @RaeLovesToRead I didn‘t enjoy this either! The cat cuddles definitely helped me push through it. 😹 5mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
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Fevered Star | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Black Sun was my favorite book of 2023. Really looking forward to this second book in the series. Huey‘s making sure it smells like him. 😹 #huey #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 🧡 the way you coordinate your book cover with your cat‘s fur. 😹 6mo
jen_hayes7 @rubyslippersreads 😹My other kitty is black, so I really had all bases covered (ba dum tiss). 5mo
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One of my favorite things about December is more time to snuggle up and read. #huey #catsoflitsy

peanutnine 😻😻😻 6mo
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I enjoyed this collection of ghost stories! As with all short story collections, some were better than others. Overall, I found it to be a delightful read for spooky season.

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Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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Baba Yaga is one of my all-time favorite folktales. Needless to say, I am really enjoying this book. We get different perspectives, characters you love and characters you love to hate. It was so easy to get swept up in the story. I‘m about 60% through and have loved every minute. #botm

GondorGirl I really loved this one! 8mo
jen_hayes7 @GondorGirl I did too! Will probably be one of my fave books of the year. 8mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I was so late to this party! I read this in one sitting. Totally didn‘t expect what was revealed. I‘m also glad I waited until spooky season to pick it up. #huey #catsoflitsy #readharder

peanutnine What a cozy kitty 😻😻 8mo
Ladygodiva7 Your cat looks like my cat!! 🧡 8mo
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I INHALED this book. From the first chapter I was completely sucked in and didn‘t want to put it down. I‘ve had a lot of incredible reads so far this year, but this might be my favorite. Cannot wait to read the rest of the series. #lennox #catsoflitsy

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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On our way home from Buffalo, NY we got treated to a seat upgrade. First time that‘s happened to me. 🎉 This book immediately sucked me in and I actually wished our flight was longer so I could have had more uninterrupted reading time.

SamAnne This one has been on my list for a long time. 9mo
jen_hayes7 @SamAnne Me too! I just finished it and desperately wish I‘d already grabbed the next one! 9mo
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Daunt Books Cheapside | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Daunt Books, no matter which location you visit, never disappoints. #london

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Storm of Locusts | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Read this while on a couple train rides. One to Dover and back; one to Oxford and back. I really enjoy this series and the characters.

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Reading Room, Wellcome Collection | London, London, United Kingdom (Library)
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This was the coolest space! It was so much fun to wonder around and look at all the books and exhibits.

tpixie Gorgeous! 10mo
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Brown Girl in the Ring | Nalo Hopkinson
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My kindle cover matched this beautiful chair too perfectly. Couldn‘t resist taking a photo. I‘m about halfway through the tagged book; it‘s wild but good so far.

RaeLovesToRead 💜💕 10mo
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Brown Girl in the Ring | Nalo Hopkinson
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Starting this on a flight tonight. I should be trying to sleep so hopefully it doesn‘t suck me in (I kinda think it will though).

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Dr. Kendi is a must buy author for me. While this could have read like a textbook, Dr. Kendi‘s writing style makes it so compelling and easier to absorb all the dates and facts being thrown the readers way. Obviously an emotionally challenging book, but an important one. History just keeps repeating.

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We did a “virtual” 5K today to raise money for a local cat rescue. Couldn‘t have had better weather. And now I get to sit and read for a spell while my other half farts around with his HAM radio.

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I am very late picking this one up, but I loved it and think it‘s worthy of all the hype. That being said, I‘m in a book club of 4 and we were split right down the middle. 2 of us thought is was five stars, the other 2 gave it a meh. So wild!

SamAnne Oh, my book club is reading this in a couple months. I think we are likely to be all over the place on this one. 13mo
jen_hayes7 @SamAnne I‘d love to know how your club reacts!! I thought it was so interesting that ours was split. 13mo
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Unbelonging | Gayatri Sethi
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A little #caturday reading and cuddling sesh with #huey. #catsoflitsy #readharder

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I‘m only about 30 pages in, but so far this book is wild!! I have no idea what‘s going on and am not mad about it. #huey #catsoflitsy

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Huey‘s in a very strange position while he helps me study up for #beltane. #huey #catsoflitsy

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Here‘s a little photo of the interior of Books Upstairs in Dublin

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The Tower: A Facsimile Edition | William Butler Yeats
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Picked up a few books from Books Upstairs bookstore in Dublin, Ireland. It was a very cool shop!

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Did some audio crafting while finishing up this book today. I already had a long list of parks to visit, but it grew listening to this book. Hopefully I‘ll get the chance to enjoy all of them. 🤞🏻 #audiocrafting

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Death Note, Volume 1 | Tsugumi Ohba
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This is my first manga and it is taking me a bit of time getting used to the format. 🙃 Unrelated, I‘m heading to Dublin for the first time and wondered which bookstores are a must see? Anyone have some recommendations? I‘m all ears!!

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How to Turn Into a Bird | Mara Jos Ferrada
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Also finished this book today and it was another winner. I flew through it (it isn‘t very long, but still). I loved most of the characters and enjoyed the story.

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This book was SO good!! There was magic, there was a mystery, there was suspense, there was family drama. It lacked nothing!!

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Just started this book today and despite not being very far along am already entranced by it. Happy weekend, Littens!!

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Meredith, Alone | Claire Alexander
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I‘m not feeling the greatest today, but the upside is I finished this book despite Huey causing me to have to read at a really weird angle for awhile. 😹 I appreciated his support. This book covered some really difficult topics and yet still managed to be uplifting. #huey #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Sorry you don't feel good. Glad Huey has your back! 🥰 1y
jen_hayes7 Thanks so much, Rae!! Pets are such a comfort and he is doing a great job. ♥️ 1y
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An icky day to be outside in Chicago, but perfect for books, tea, and cat cuddles. #lennox #huey #catsoflitsy

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Seems like a very appropriate day to start this book. What a beautiful introduction. Happy love day, Littens! 💕

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This book has been on my shelves since June 2017. 😬 Glad to be picking it up. Not sure what position. Huey is in or how it could possibly be comfortable… #huey #catsoflitsy

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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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Reading about the Night Tiger with my little house Tiger. #huey #catsoflitsy #botm #readharder

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Parts of this book were particularly hard to read, but there were also many parts that were absolutely hilarious. I made sure to read each and every footnote. Fuzz is well written, informative, and entertaining. Be warned there‘s a lot of talk about animal deaths.

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The House in the Orchard | Elizabeth Brooks
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About halfway through and am enjoying this so far!! One of my favorite things about the @AardvarkBookClub books is their beautiful and smooth covers under the sleeve. I‘m a big fan! 😍

AardvarkBookClub 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 1y
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New book, new crochet project, regular cuddle buddy. #huey #catsoflitsy

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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More #audiocrafting today. Trying to wrap up the projects I started in 2022 before beginning new ones. This design is by Hook Line & Tinker. I‘m absolutely obsessed with this little gnome. It‘s giving me nostalgic David the Gnome feels.

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My goal for the year was 60, so I‘m pretty happy to have gone over! I‘m sure having 3 months off of work for hip surgery helped. 😂 Looking forward to reading challenges (new and old), book clubs, and buddy reads in 2023! Happy New Year, Littens!! 🎉 #readharder2022

Reggie Happy New Year! 1y
jen_hayes7 Thank you, @Reggie !!! Happy New Year to you too!! 1y
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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How many littens are on #storygraph ? I apparently created an account a ways back and completely forgot about it. It‘s pretty great though! Being able to mark a book as owned was life changing for me. If you‘re there, come find me!! I am planning to keep goodreads going too. Double the work, double the fun in this case.

Eyelit I‘m there (same username) and absolutely love the stats it generates 😄 1y
jen_hayes7 @Eyelit Awesome, just sent you a friend request!! I am a total data nerd and am very excited about the stats!! Can‘t wait to fully utilize them next year. 1y
peanutnine I'm sglance9 on storygraph - just sent you a friend request ☺️ 1y
jen_hayes7 @peanutnine Yay!!! Thank you!! 1y
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