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jen_the_scribe

Joined June 2019

There's a time for everything. By everything I mean books. https://scribingandbooks.wordpress.com
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Don't act on your thoughts, act on what's in front of you.

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Onto the next audiobook! So far it's about how the kind of self-talk you use affects your life and goals. I'm definitely guilty of negative self-talk, so this is an interesting listen.

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Almost forgot my check in. I had a pretty bad week for #BFCr2 in the way of health/fitness, but pretty good with reading. Keeping the same goals cause they're manageable, I only messed up cause we had a lot going on and I wasn't managing my time very well. A new week, and I signed up for round 3 because I'm not giving up! #FitWizards

@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @audraelizabeth @Peddler410 @RainyDayReading @thereadingunicorn @Lova @Mynameisacolour

RainyDayReading So glad that you‘re going to keep going! 6h
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Here at the New Yorker | Brendan Gill
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Very interesting article in The New Yorker called "Can Reading Make you Happier?" I didn't know Bibliotherapy was a thing, but I'm intrigued.

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There were tidbits of important info. for entrepreneurs/business owners. I was looking for guidance as I'm figuring out my own creative business. While I did come away with inspiration and new ideas, I still left this book feeling like I was missing something. This is a great start for entrepreneurs, but not the end-all of knowledge for building a business. There were parts where I couldn't focus on the information because it got a little dull.

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Neil Gaiman is a genius in my book. Such an interesting plot, VERY sympathetic characters, and vivid details of such imaginative/fictional creatures and settings. His narration brings out my inner child where I hang on his every word and get lost in his story. It was at times creepy, but in an intriguing way. Mostly, it was magical.

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Neil Gaiman has set the bar really high and ruined other narrators for me. Loving this audiobook so far.

Scochrane26 This was my first Gaiman book. 5d
jen_the_scribe @Scochrane26 How did you like it? 5d
Scochrane26 @jen_the_scribe I really liked it (read it a few yrs ago for a book challenge). I have read a few more of his since. 5d
Cathythoughts Love that floaty cover 👍🏻♥️ 5d
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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Here I am, no filter and makeup free. #selfiephotochallenge #BFCr2 #FitWizards

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Megabooks Beautiful!! 5d
brit91 Beautiful! I love your hair!🙂 5d
sudi You look beautiful 💜 5d
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jen_the_scribe @brit91 Thanks! It's wet from my shower lol 5d
jen_the_scribe @Megabooks @sudi Thank you so much! 5d
wanderinglynn Beautiful! ❤️ A lovely photo! Thank you for sharing. 5d
DaveGreen7777 Awww, you are absolutely beautiful, Jen! 😊 5d
Clwojick Lovely! 🔥🔥🔥 5d
Peddler410 Hi! 5d
jen_the_scribe @Clwojick Thank you 😊 5d
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Shhh! I'm Reading! | John Kelly
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The socks my best friend got for me (censored) lol.

brit91 Love them!😍😍 1w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have these too. They're the best! 🧦 1w
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Not my best week at all for #BFCr2. It's been pretty busy and overwhelming. But I'm still feeling motivated and ready for a better week ahead. I caught up with TV shows this week too which is why I didn't listen to any audiobooks. I'm about halfway through Midnight's Children though. #FitWizards

@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @audraelizabeth @Peddler410 @RainyDayReading @thereadingunicorn @Lova @Mynameisacolour

audraelizabeth Sometimes we need a break. Keep trying, it will work out in the end. 1w
jen_the_scribe @audraelizabeth Very true! Thanks. 1w
audraelizabeth Your welcome. 1w
wanderinglynn We all have down weeks where we just need to decompress & reset. Just keep moving forward and more importantly, don‘t quit! 🙌🏻 You got this! 🎉 1w
RainyDayReading I feel ya, this week was a tough one! Here‘s to the next week being better! 1w
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...desperate for affection, deprived of it by my overpowering shadow, she had a tendency to turn upon anyone who gave her what she wanted, as if defending herself against the possibility of being tricked.

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My mini book haul. The magnet has an Apache blessing: "May the sun bring you energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life." My new bookmark has a quote from Glinda in The Wizard of Oz: "You've always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." ?

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The Mortal Instruments | Cassandra Clare
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I'm assuming this means CHARACTERS (plural).
J - Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
E - Eva from Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
N - Nivea Del Valle from The House of the Spirits
N - Nana from The House of the Spirits
Y - Can't think of any characters I've read about that start with Y... so Yoda? Lol

I'm so grateful my name isn't Jennifer right now lol.

Scochrane26 This is a fun challenge. I have to come up w/ 3 n‘s. Will maybe post tomorrow. 1w
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Has anyone heard of Book Beau? These are sleeves to protect your books inside your bags/purses. They have so many cute designs and several sizes. I think I'll eventually get one in every size. This is the indie size and seemed the most practical for my first one.

Schnoebs I have 4 in their xl large size and I use them all the time!!! 1w
jen_the_scribe @Schnoebs Ooo! That's awesome, I can't wait to get more lol 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m a little obsessed with these! 1w
jen_the_scribe @erzascarletbookgasm I love mine so far! 1w
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Bunny's Book Club | Annie Silvestro
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Playing around with clay today and was inspired by my love of books lol

Sunraven That is so darn cute! 1w
jen_the_scribe @Sunraven Thank you! It's actually really tiny too but you can't tell from the picture. 1w
Sunraven Tiny for extra cuteness. 😉 1w
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All of the above 😁

brit91 Yes! All the time!!😍📚 2w
SW-T Yes! 😂😂😂 2w
BooknerdsLife 🤣🤣YES!!! 2w
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Lazy Sunday with my sweet girl, Luna, and the tagged book. My kind of Sunday. 😊 #dogsoflitsy

Spillmrj A book and a dog - all you need to relax 2w
jen_the_scribe @Spillmrj The perfect setup! 2w
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Week 2 check in! I did a lot better this week for #BFCr2 but not so great with exercising as I was a bit under the weather. I'm aiming a bit higher with reading, and incorporating other exercises. I'm still feeling motivated and ready for an even better week ahead. Good luck to everyone else! #FitWizards

@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @Lova @RainyDayReading @audraelizabeth @Mynameisacolour @Peddler410 @thereadingunicorn

wanderinglynn You had a great week! 🙌🏻 It‘s good to strive for more, but celebrate what you did accomplish! 🎉 You‘re making great progress! 2w
Mynameisacolour Good job and nice goals! 2w
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sudi 👏👏👏 2w
Peddler410 Nice job! 2w
Lova Great job! 2w
jen_the_scribe @Lova Thank you! 2w
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The art of war | Sun Tzu
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I've heard it said that everyone should read The Art of War, it was free on Audiobooks.com so I decided to give it a listen. I can see the wisdom in this ancient writing and how it can be referenced in many aspects of life, not just actual battle. It was a quick listen and even the logistical advice was interesting in the historical context. It painted a picture of battle in ancient China.

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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This was a fantastic audiobook! The characters were interesting and the plot was so imaginative. I was truly worried about Richard, Door, and the Marquis throughout the story. At one point you're not sure who to trust. Neil Gaiman's narration was fun and made me feel like a kid listening to a storybook again. Image from Bookly which I just started using recently.

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The Mortal Instruments | Cassandra Clare
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One of my bookshelves, I have another in my bedroom and my kids each have one. My husband thinks that's enough, but I don't 😁 I want one or two more for this wall and then I'm thinking of hanging lights around them and maybe a couple of indoor plants at the sides. Ah, the possibilities. #shelfie #bookshelf #ilovebooks

Megabooks Looks fantastic!! 3w
brit91 Beautiful!😍😎🤩📚📚📚📚📚📚 3w
BooknerdsLife Love your shelf 💜😍 Hahaa I see our husbands think the same 😂😂 2w
jen_the_scribe @BooknerdsLife Thank you! They just don't get it do they? Lol 2w
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Thanks for tagging me @Ddzmini Picking my #top6reads was difficult! I decided to do 3 nonfiction and 3 fiction. I loved the entire Infernal Devices trilogy, but had to choose only one to make room for my all time favorite book (tagged) and The Alchemist.

Now, tag! You're it @Lova @audraelizabeth @RainyDayReading @Charityann

Ddzmini Your welcome 🙏 how was Isabel Allende‘s book 📖 😋 (edited) 3w
jen_the_scribe @Ddzmini It's my favorite book. It has a little bit of everything: family drama, marital drama, political drama, and elements of magic. I've read several books of hers, she's an amazing writer. 3w
Ddzmini I‘m going to have to read it 📖😋 3w
jen_the_scribe @Ddzmini You definitely should! 😊 3w
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If I seem a little bizarre, remember the wild profusion of my inheritance... perhaps, if one wishes to remain an individual in the midst of the teeming multitudes, one must make oneself grotesque.

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To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Week 1 check in and updated goals for #BFCr2. My goal is just to get back into the habit of exercising and eating healthier, so much cardio at the beginning wasn't very realistic. I'm about 70% through Neverwhere and almost to book 2 in Midnight's Children. Here's to a better week!
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@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @Lova @Peddler410 @audraelizabeth @Mynameisacolour @thereadingunicorn @RainyDayReading

Clwojick You did great this week! And I‘m excited to see what recipes you come up with! 😉🤤Dont forget to share them if they‘re delicious. I‘m always up for trying something new 3w
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 And sometimes it takes us a week to see what works. So excellent job adapting your goals! 3w
jen_the_scribe @Clwojick Thanks captain! Lol I'm planning to try that skinny taco salad today so I'll post that later! 😁 3w
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Lova Great job. Cutting out soda can be difficult. 3w
jen_the_scribe @Lova Thank you 😊 3w
RainyDayReading You‘re doing a great job! Week two will be better (: 3w
jen_the_scribe @RainyDayReading Thanks! So far I'm off to a good start for week 2 😊 3w
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A breakfast smoothie and some Midnight's Children for today in #BFCr2 I feel like I'm making up for the slow start earlier in the week. I'm feeling good. #FitWizards

@wanderinglynn @Clwojick @Lova @Peddler410 @RainyDayReading @Mynameisacolour @audraelizabeth @thereadingunicorn

wanderinglynn You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 3w
Emilymdxn Great pic and great book! 3w
audraelizabeth Love your bookmark 3w
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jen_the_scribe @audraelizabeth Thanks! I got it at Barnes & Noble 😊 3w
Clwojick Way to go! 💪🏻 3w
jen_the_scribe @Clwojick Thanks captain! 😉 lol 3w
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Sorry for the low quality photo lol. A very slow start to week 1 but I managed to drink all of my water today, log my meals, and I did some power walking on my treadmill tonight while listening to the tagged audiobook. 30 minutes/1.55 miles on the treadmill and 1 and a half chapters listened to. And I'm doing good so far with cutting out soda 😁 #FitWizards #BFCR2 @wanderinglynn

twohectobooks Sweet drinks are so hard to resist! Bravo! 4w
jen_the_scribe @twohectobooks It is so hard! Thank you! 4w
wanderinglynn I‘m currently listening to Neverwhere too! 🙌🏻 And great job! 4w
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Peddler410 Great job! 4w
Minispok Great job! Love this book ☺️ 4w
RainyDayReading Good job! I‘m trying to cut out soda as well but it hasn‘t been easy haha 4w
jen_the_scribe @Minispok Thanks! I'm loving the book and Neil Gaiman's narration is awesome. 4w
jen_the_scribe @RainyDayReading It is not easy! Lol thank you 4w
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I'm having a bit of a slow start for #BFCR2 because my family and best friend are in town. At least I got to do some reading on the beach as a result. They leave tomorrow and then it's time to really get serious. #FitWizards

RainyDayReading I‘ve had a slow start too. Family events and such just throw everything off haha. Hoping to truly “start” and get on track tomorrow. Good thing this challenge is pretty low key! 4w
jen_the_scribe @RainyDayReading Lol yep family events do throw everything off. I'm not feeling pressured but actually excited to get started though 😊 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4w
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎉 4w
jen_the_scribe @Eggs Thank you! 4w
JohannaRose Welcome to Litsy! 😊 4w
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I'm on Wizards Unite if anyone would like to add me! A great way to get some walking in 😁 #wizardsunite

Victoriahoperose Sent 😊 1mo
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jen_the_scribe @eri.reads I accepted you 😁 4w
5280reader Just friended you! LitMom5280 4w
jen_the_scribe @5280reader accepted 😁 4w
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I signed up for Litsy just a few days ago so I missed round 1. Excited for round 2! I'm planning to do cardio on my treadmill or outdoors with my dog 30 minutes a day for 6 days each week. #BFC #BFC2 @wanderinglynn

twohectobooks Welcome to Litsy and good luck! 1mo
jen_the_scribe @twohectobooks Thank you 😊🙏 1mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And excellent motto! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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ferskner That is a great quote! 1mo
jen_the_scribe @ferskner Thanks, I thought so too. I want to try my best without putting too much pressure on myself so it was fitting. 1mo
Clwojick Can‘t wait to see the puppy pictures ! 😍🙌🏻💪🏻 1mo
Mahej What is this Book fitness challenge about? I am interested to know more details. :-) 4w
jen_the_scribe @Mahej Hello there! The book fitness challenge is just a 6 week challenge to focus on your fitness and reading goals. People tend to listen to audiobooks as they exercise. There are teams but people can do it independently as well. I'm not sure if it's still open to sign up for round 2 but @wanderinglynn is the host and she can give you more information 😊 4w
Mahej @jen_the_scribe thank you for the fast reply:-) Will check it out. 4w
jen_the_scribe @Mahej No problem! 😁 4w
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Unplugged | Steve Antony
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My Luna was so comfortable as my son read her a story. 😍
#dogsoflitsy

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This photo was taken a few weeks ago as I was reading the tagged book (nonfiction psychology book about growth mindsets). My cat's name on paper is Rocky but he answers to Kitty (so original, right?). If I'm not paying attention to him, he likes to walk across my lap or my hips and legs if I'm lying on my side. #catsoflitsy

ImperfectCJ Carol Dweck has been quite influential at my house. As has my cat, who thinks he owns the place. But then, he'd probably say the same thing about me. :-) Welcome to Litsy! 4w
jen_the_scribe @ImperfectCJ Haha yep same with my cat! Thank you 😊 4w
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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They officially know my name at this little coffee shop. Delicious lunch while I listened to the tagged audiobook. Neil Gaiman really has me worried for Richard lol. And his narration is wonderful.

Pruzy Any tips on becoming a regular at a coffee shop would be appreciated! 1mo
jen_the_scribe @Pruzy Haha well, little family owned coffee shops are best in my opinion! Just keep stopping by, say hello and strike up conversations. 1mo
Pruzy @jen_the_scribe Perfect, great advice! 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
jen_the_scribe @CoffeeNBooks Thank you! 😊🙏 1mo
TheBookAddict One of my favorite audiobooks! He‘s a great narrator. 1mo
jen_the_scribe @TheBookAddict He really is! 1mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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My mother works at a hotel and somehow ends up being given used books from her coworkers and guests. She's not much of a reader so she gives them all to me. Normally I end up donating them because they're almost always books I'm not very interested in. Nothing against those who love a good romance novel, it's just not my forte. But this one was a great find on my mother's part! I've heard great things. Thanks mom! Lol.

LeeRHarry Thought this one was great! 😊 1mo
jen_the_scribe @LeeRHarry Good to know! 😊 1mo
Pruzy Wow, always inspiring to know someone is reading literary fiction while staying at a hotel! 1mo
jen_the_scribe @Pruzy Gives me faith in humanity! Lol 1mo
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Artwork done by an artist named Dan Dos Santos in honor of the 10th anniversary edition of the novel. Check him out on instagram @dandossantos_art

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I've heard nothing but good things about this set.

RaimeyGallant Beautiful covers. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
jen_the_scribe @RaimeyGallant Thank you so much! I definitely need to check it out. The first day I signed up I didn't realize it was like other social media with an actual feed and ended up bombarding everyone with my stacks lol. I thought you had to go to my profile to see what I've read lol. 1mo
RaimeyGallant Don't worry about it. A lot of us did that when we first signed up. :) 1mo
jen_the_scribe @RaimeyGallant Glad I wasn't the only one haha thanks again for the warm welcome 😊🙏 1mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Finally going to read this one soon.

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Excited to learn more about Kvothe's story.

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Anything by Isabel Allende automatically goes on my TBR list lol.

LapReader Me too. 1mo
jen_the_scribe @LapReader She's amazing 😊 1mo
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I love being in nature and some of my favorite memories involve hiking through forests. So when I learned about this book it definitely piqued my interest.

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This one has been on my TBR list for quite a while

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My kids are at day camp, and it's the perfect opportunity for some coffee and reading in a cozy little coffee shop. 😋☕📚❤

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Today is my birthday and my husband is an enabler lol. He got me a Barnes and Noble gift card. I was like a kid in a candy store.

annahenke Nice mix! 1mo
jen_the_scribe @annahenke Thanks. I read a little of everything I guess lol. 1mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎊🎉🎈🎁 📖😋 1mo
jen_the_scribe @Ddzmini Thank you! 😊🙏 1mo
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The Artist's Way | Julia Cameron
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This is one of those books that I continue to come back to. It's been years since I first read it, and I still do morning pages religiously as suggested by Julia Cameron. This is a wonderful book for artists of any and every medium. She helps you take care of yourself and your craft, showing you that art and spirituality are intertwined.

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A memoir of the craft. Stephen King writes about his own life and his craft, showing us along the way how to implement his own methods for creativity, planning, and organization. He shows us that even with a family and a day job, a writer can find the time to write if they make it a priority. Somehow, it still feels like reading a story. One of my favorite books on the craft.

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I love Gaiman's work, excited to read this one.

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For creative entrepreneurs. I'm listening to the audiobook.

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For lovers of fantasy. Nora is miserable in grad school and with an ex boyfriend about to marry someone else. She wanders off at a friend's wedding and ends up going through a portal to another version of this world. Here she must learn magic to survive and find a way back home. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and can't wait for the long awaited sequel.

SW-T Loved this one! Been a long wait on the sequel.... 1mo
jen_the_scribe @SW-T Very long wait lol 1mo
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A prequel trilogy to The Mortal Instruments. I honestly loved it even more than the first series. Now the focus is on a few characters that showed up in passing in the original series. We learn a lot more about them, and more importantly we become invested in them. Still a fantasy series, with a hint of historical context as it takes place many years before the original series.

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The Mortal Instruments | Cassandra Clare

A mesmerizing YA fantasy series. This is one I've read through more than once. Clary is unknowingly part of a world of shadowhunters (demon hunters). Her mother kept it a secret to protect her, but she can see things that “regular“ humans can't. That's how she met Jace and his friends, other shadowhunters. An action packed and drama filled adventure as Clary finally becomes part of a heritage she didn't know she belonged to.

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