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jenni_elyse

jenni_elyse

Joined March 2016

Blogger, reader, music listener, & movie watcher. Lover of purple, animals (esp. cats & llamas), Harry Potter, Star Wars, & Twilight.
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Not the best start to a new reading year, but I am 38% done with my second book AND I have been knitting like mad. I started and finished a beanie in January, and I started three other projects in January that I‘m currently working on. So, I‘m not too upset by this number.

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I haven‘t been doing a lot of reading lately; I just haven‘t been in the mood. What I have been doing is knitting. It finally dawned on me today to finish listening to the Harry Potter series on audiobook. 🤪

Kaye So you ARE reading. With your ears. 12mo
jenni_elyse @kaye Well, now I am. But, just barely. I‘m only on Chapter 1, lol. 12mo
Kaye Whatcha making, a sweater ? It‘s very pretty yarn. 12mo
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jenni_elyse @kaye Socks. My first time. I‘m excited. I‘ve made an afghan, scarf, and beanie before so I decided to try my hand at socks. 12mo
Kaye I can crochet well, but knitting is more challenging to me. I can make a dishcloth. That‘s about as much knitting ability as I have. I don‘t know how to do increases and decreases, and knitting in the round would really confuse me. I‘d like to be able to do it better. 12mo
jenni_elyse @kaye I can crochet too. I‘m just picking up knitting. I‘m much better at crocheting but I figure I need to practice. Also, crocheting hurts my hands now while knitting doesn‘t. 12mo
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Orphan Island | Laurel Snyder
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I liked the LOST-esque feel of the book (e.g. more questions than answers, supernatural elements, mysterious island), but I didn't like the characters as much as I liked the LOST characters so I couldn't get fully onboard with the story.

thebluestocking Nice picture! 12mo
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Orphan Island | Laurel Snyder
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When I can‘t sleep: herbal tea in a llama mug with a book. #littlebitofheaven #ifonlythisblastedcoldwouldgoaway

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By Your Side | Kasie West
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Sadly, my most recent 5-star read was last May. It was By Your Side by Kasie West. I was in an epic reading slump for the last half of 2018, though. I only read 4 books in 6 months. 😳😢😭 #boutofbooks #bob24igphoto

Moony Oh I know how you're feeling. I read 17 books and only four where really good and I couldn't put them down. 12mo
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Orphan Island | Laurel Snyder
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I‘m participating in #boutofbooks 24. A week-long readathon that started yesterday (January 7) and goes until Sunday (January 13).

I‘m currently reading my book club book, Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder. What are you reading? Any #boutofbooks participants on Litsy? #bob24igphoto

thebluestocking Ooh. I need to get started on that too. 12mo
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Here are my favorite reads of the year. I only read 23 books this time around. Hopefully, next year will be a better reading year.

thebluestocking It‘s fun to see your list! I read and liked several of these. I still need to read On the Fence. 13mo
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As an “Aspergirl” myself, I wanted this book to be an eye-opening, life-changing experience so many others seem to have had while reading it. Unfortunately, I had a very hard time with it. I related to some of what Ms. Simone wrote about. However, I mainly felt like I couldn‘t relate to the stories/experiences because I don‘t experience life exactly the way they do.

thebluestocking That‘s too bad this didn‘t speak to you. 13mo
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City of Heavenly Fire | Cassandra Clare
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1. Great ending to one of my favorite series.
2. Sadly, only 18.5. I haven‘t felt much like reading since June.
3. I quit my job and went back to school.
4. Buying new shelves for my library.
5. Hi @JayneG

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Congrats on going back to school! And thanks for playing! 👋🏻😀 1y
Libby1 Well done for going back to school! I hope it‘s going well. 1y
jenni_elyse @Libby1 Thanks! 1y
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I‘m reading this for one of my math classes. So far it‘s pretty interesting.

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Burning Glass | Kathryn Purdie
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I really enjoyed Burning Glass. I thought the characters were rich and complex. The fictional world is based on imperialistic Russia, which drew me into the story. And, it reminds me of Throne of Glass a little bit, just not quite as good. I look forward to reading the sequel when it's released.

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I enjoyed How to be Pirate more than I did How to Train Your Dragon because I knew what to expect this time around. I really liked Hiccup's adventures in this one. They were fun to read about. And, book Toothless is starting to grow on me, though I still like movie Toothless better.

Avidreader25 I loved movie Toothless better too. 4y
melrailey Ok David Tennant narrates these audios and they are so very very good! 2y
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I'm surprised how quickly the group found the prison. Didn't happen until S3 of TV show. They didn't stay at Hershel's farm long; it felt interminable on the show. I'm curious how things will happen since the show's different. I like that I'm still being kept on my toes even though I know the story.

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How to Train Your Dragon | Cressida Cowell
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I read this because I adore the movie. I knew the book was different, but it still had a lot to live up to. It was fun and entertaining and I look forward to reading more in the series. I really liked the characters with one exception--I like movie Toothless much better than book Toothless.

Libby1 I LOVE TOOTHLESS!!! 🖤 1y
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How to Train Your Dragon | Cressida Cowell
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I think Hiccup's Loki and my Loki are two different people. But, I sure do like picturing my Loki. 😉😍😂

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How to Train Your Dragon | Cressida Cowell
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I spent some quality time at my local library today after work. I'm SO excited to read these! I hope I like them. I may or may not get done other necessary reading in the meantime.

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A few of my friends and I got to see Maggie Stiefvater last night. She's on tour for her final book in the Raven Cycle. I can't wait to read it.

lauraodom My copy that I pre-ordered in October just arrived yesterday! Can't wait to read it. 4y
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Emmy & Oliver | Robin Benway
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Emmy & Oliver was not only a fun YA romance, but it also tackled some pretty heavy topics. I found myself crying a few times during my read because the emotions were so well done. It definitely added to the overall depth of the story and my enjoyment. I had a hard time putting it down.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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As I read Charlotte's Web, I had to cover the pictures of Charlotte with my hand and imagining 500+ baby spiders floating along in the wind is enough to give me nightmares. Surprisingly, however, I did end up enjoying the story. I'm glad I gave Charlotte's Web a chance.

flowersquiet So WHY did you have to post that particular picture?! *shudders* I have to scroll past really fast. Thanks Jenni. Thanks a lot. 😉 4y
jenni_elyse @flowersquiet Lol! Yeah, I have to too. 4y
tkingsanchez I, too, am terrified of spiders, but I will forever love Charlotte. 4y
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Since I love TV show so much, I decided to give the graphic novel a try. It was fun. I actually liked it because it's just like watching the show, but with a few differences. I think I can get down with this type of graphic novel.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Awe! Look at this cute picture. I would've saved Wilbur too.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Thank you, @Litsy for my Charlotte's Web. I can't wait to dive into it!

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I adored Northanger Abbey from start to finish. I fell in love with Mr. Tilney from the very first time Catherine met him. At times, I thought Catherine was a little too naïve, but it wasn‘t enough to influence my opinion of the story. It has become my favorite Austen novel.

eclecticreading Happy to hear you enjoyed it! 😄 4y
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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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I had the chance to meet Cassandra Clare last night. She's one of my top three authors! It was so fun to meet her!

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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"Thank you; for now we shall soon be acquainted, as I am authorized to tease you on this subject whenever we meet, and nothing in the world advances intimacy so much."

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Burning Glass | Kathryn Purdie
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I had a great time at the launch party for Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdue tonight! Kathryn's story about becoming a writer was really interesting and fun to hear. I can't wait to read her book!

flowersquiet The synopsis sounds pretty awesome. Definitely intriguing enough to make me want to read it! 4y
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