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jessijames

Joined February 2018

Wife, Mom, Librarian, and Beach Bum www.goodreads.com/jessi_james
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront
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Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser
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The Good Husband | Gail Godwin
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Today is my 14th wedding anniversary and my sweet husband knows me so well. His coworkers asked if he‘d ordered flowers to which he replied that he knew I would rather have books. 😍😍 I‘ve got 14 new books headed my way! #myprincegetsme

Melissa_J Awesome! And Happy Anniversary 🍾 2y
britt_brooke Aw, that‘s so sweet! Happy anniversary! 📚🥂 2y
LizzieChantree What a lovely husband! Happy Anniversary. 🌅 2y
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cobwebmoth Nice! Happy Anniversary! 2y
Redwritinghood Happy anniversary! 2y
JessClark78 Happy Anniversary! 🎊🎉🥂 2y
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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This one actually lived up to the hype. I throughly enjoyed the twists and turns of this book.

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Guess it‘s about time I check out why this is my book bestie‘s favorite book!

aprilpohren Ohhh!!! I listened to this a few years ago and LOVED it!! 2y
rubyslippersreads @aprilpohren I ❤️ this one too! 2y
CSeydel Loved this one! 2y
TommieMarie74 This book is amazing!!! 2y
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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I LOVED this book! This is my first from Joshilyn Jackson but definitely won‘t be my last. You could easily change the name of the town I live in to Birchville. I definitely think my experiences as a lifelong resident of a small town in rural Alabama helped me to fall in love with this story.

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Pray for me, fellow Littens! Today is Parent Day at my book fair until 6 and tomorrow is Grandparents Day. Throw in daylight savings time and two weeks before Spring Break... and you‘ve got the elementary librarian version of The Hunger Games.
*Joking, not complaining! This is the only way I make money for our library and I‘m very grateful. It‘s just exhausting!

laurenbescoby I used to ask my teacher when these were coming around and save my pocket money! There was only usually 5-6 kids buying books as well from what I remember, always very quiet. I loved them! 2y
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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1. Bad Blood- Taylor Swift
🙄🙄🙄 My husband and I are big into music and until our little girl came along we laughed at all things Taylor Swift. Now, our six year old sings Taylor Swift ALL THE TIME and we both sing along. In her defense, she also loves Elton John, Journey, Michael Jackson, and 4 Non Blondes.
2. The Almost Sisters, I‘m only on Chapter 2. 3?
3. Gone With the Wind
4. Wake up Littens! Do this.
@GarthRanzz #TRIVIALTHURSDAY

LauraBeth Just wait until she‘s 13-14. You‘ll be missing Taylor Swift 😀. I‘d take my kid‘s One Direction days over her current music. 2y
TheKidUpstairs It's amazing the things you starry listening to when you have kids. My dudes LOVE One Direction and Ed Sheeran. 2y
Sharpeipup I‘ve been singing Taylor too! 2y
GarthRanzz I love when kids get into music though. So great that they don‘t get embarrassed and just go around the house singing. Thanks for participating! 2y
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I just knew I would HATE this book. I chose it for a reading challenge but have been putting it off for so long. The synopsis just did not appeal to me at all. I‘m so glad I sucked it up and got the book from Audible. I LOVED it!!!

Texreader I‘m loving it right now! 2y
jessijames @Texreader I finished last night and loved it right to the end! I can‘t wait for the second book. 2y
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Irish Classics | Declan Kiberd
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1. Hogwarts, because it‘s not the real deal in Orlando you know.
2. Gone Crazy in Alabama
3. Becoming a Mom to such an awesome kid.
4. Do this folks that haven‘t yet!

#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
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Tuesday | David Wiesner
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1. Books
2. Dust jacket off while reading.
3. Amazon, BOTM, Book Outlet, Audible, Libby/Overdrive

@MelAnn #TripleTuesday

MelAnn If I take the dust jacket off to read, I lose it! But if I keep it on, I end up tearing it up or it frustrates me in some way! I love seeing how different people deal differently with the dust jackets! Thanks so much for participating! 2y
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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1. YA Fiction
2. Wrapping presents at a local store. I now use gift bags for most everything from the horror of that job.
3. Elementary School Librarian
4. Librarian for Smithsonian
5. Coffee
#manicmonday @JoScho

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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The Pay It Forward giveaway is a great idea! These great titles are my three picks. #oneoffhreegiveaway @eanderson

JoScho Good picks! 2y
eanderson Thank you for entering!!! Great picks and you are the first name in the hat!! 2y
jessijames Awesome! Thanks! 2y
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I‘m ashamed to be so late to the game reading this great book. I was so touched not only by her words but at the courage of her father. As soon as I finished the book, I immediately watched her appearance on Letterman‘s new Netflix show. This is a must see interview. I‘m off to purchase her children‘s book now!

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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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Look what came today! Thanks so much! @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 Yay! I hope you enjoy it! 💚🤗 2y
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Rosie Revere, Engineer | Andrea Beaty
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I‘m looking for new book ideas for Kindergarten through 4th grade age kiddos. What are the current favorites at your house? Tag me @jessijames with your favorite #kidreads

Jerdencon My son is 9 and in 3rd grade besides Harry Potter and magic tree house other faves have been the tapper twins, 13 story treehouse, encyclopedia brown series. He also liked ivy and bean. 2y
sprainedbrain My first grade boy is currently obsessed with the Captain Underpants books and Dog Man comics by Dav Pilkey. 😃 2y
cobwebmoth @sprainedbrain My son is in 4th grade and he still loves those books.😊 2y
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LibrarianRyan No kids but I work with them. Any thing Aaron Reynolds. beasts of Olympus is a fun new early chapter series if your sick of MTH. Bill Nye has a great new series (only 2 book so far) that mixes science and adventure. Plus Obert Sky has an awesome new books. And his older series are great as well. There were not as popular as Riordan and Rowling but that's because they come from a smaller press. 2y
OrangeMooseReads Man Cub is almost 10, 4th grade, loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, Who/What is/Was.. ? Series, Grimm Sisters (I think that‘s the name) 2y
LibrarianRyan Plus the 13- story tree house series is growing in books and popularity. Plus any thing Chris Galbrison. (That's spelt wrong). 2y
jessijames Love hearing these new ideas! I want to order some new books for my school library. I knew my Litsy friends would come up with some great ones to research. (edited) 2y
LibrarianRyan Plus, how could I forget NERDS by Buckley. So much fun. 2y
raeintheworld My first-grade son has recently loved Roller Girl, the Lunch Lady series (10 graphic novels), The Last Kids on Earth series, Something Wickedly Weird series, and Scardey Squirrel books. (Capt Underpants and Dog Man too, but who doesn‘t?) 2y
jessijames @LibrarianRyan I will have to look this up! It‘s new to me! This is my second year in the library after 13 years in the classroom. 2y
Bourriquet76 My 12 year old writes a book blog on and off as part of his homeschool assignments. We started in 2nd grade. Http://ABoysBooks.com 2y
LibrarianRyan @Bourriquet76 that is very cool 2y
PathfinderNicole I have a kindergartner and we adore all of Mo Willems books, especially the Pigeon. Also The Magic Treehouse series, Paddington, the How Do Dinosaurs series (honestly anything with dinosaurs) 2y
Bourriquet76 @LibrarianRyan Thanks! He has about five in the queue I need to format and schedule for him. 2y
Lova My first grader is 10 books in on the Captain Underpants series. And my preK sweetie is “reading” is Green Eggs and Ham lately. But she loves to make her own “Con‘t let the pigeon...” books on the iPad app and listen to them being read to her. 2y
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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1. Harry Potter though as a child I read all of The Babysitter‘s Club and Sweet Valley books. There were a TON of those.
2. Game of Thrones 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
3. Depends on the book... I‘m a librarian so I have a hard time letting go of books.
4. Nope
#weekendchat @CSeydel

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German Shepherds For Dummies | D. Caroline Coile
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One of my two German Shepherd boys. @TheLibrarian #50kgiveaway2

tammysue He‘s a beautiful big boy!! ♥️ 2y
TheLibrarian How beautiful! ❤️ 2y
jessijames Thank you so much! He‘s ROTTEN! 2y
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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1. Taylor Kinney
2. Pink
3. Beneath a Scarlet Sky
4. Hermione Granger, Snape, Katniss Everdeen, and Scout Finch
5. ??
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Laughterhp Ooo Taylor Kinney 😍 2y
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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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I once broke up with a teenage boyfriend that went crying to my Mom. He told her I was “too independent” to which she replied “mission accomplished.” #truestory #InternationalWomensDay #raisingwarriorsnotprincesses

JoScho Love this! ❤️ 2y
tammysue 👍🏼❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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1. I gave in to my Dr. Pepper weakness.
2. The Looming Towers on Hulu- FANTASTIC SHOW!
3. The Cuckoo‘s Calling by Robert Galbraith So far so good!
4. Ugh! The weather is cold today compared to what it‘s been. It‘s currently 57 degrees. Last week it was in the high 70s to 80.
5. Four tattoos and ear piercings.
@MinDea #HumpDayPost

Jerdencon Love Dr. Pepper! 2y
DrexEdit Dr. Pepper 💜😊 2y
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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1. J.K. Rowling
2. March 1971 to attend The Allman Brothers Band‘s three days recording Live at the Fillmore East.
3. Reese Witherspoon! She looks absolutely nothing like me but she‘s a fellow Southern gal, bookworm, and seems to be a genuine person.
4. @Kellsteele
#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
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1. Panda Cake
2. Not really a toy but my batons.
3. This terribly unhealthy meal Mom made and we called Super Nachos. A huge platter (with poinsettias on it, no matter the time of year) with tortilla chips, beans, taco seasoned beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and the crown jewel of the 80s... CHEESE WHIZ! 😳
All my friends loved it!
4. Cupcakes!
@JoScho #manicmonday

JennyBookworm Cheese Whiz! 😁 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I definitely see the comparison with The Last Mrs. Parrish but I still enjoyed it all the same. Quick and easy read.

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Quick, easy read. Very predictable but decent read.

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Cruel Crown | Victoria Aveyard
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This font is painfully small! 🧐

MelAnn I had to buy a magnifier to read books like that ... felt really old to do that, too ... especially since bifocals just aren‘t cutting it. 2y
jessijames I need one!!! My eyes are in good shape but this is TEENY! 2y
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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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Make sure to check out this sweet giveaway from @JenlovesJT47
#SKgiveaway #lastchancetoenter

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Every Harper Lee fan needs this book and more so if you have children. This is a beautifully illustrated, simple story of the life of Harper Lee and how she came to write our beloved TKAM. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for true fans of Nelle Harper Lee.

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I couldn‘t resist sharing my girl this morning! She chose to be Young Harper Lee from one of our favorite new children‘s books. I couldn‘t be more proud of her choice! #ReadAcrossAmericaDay

aprilpohren She is adorable!! 💖 2y
jessijames Thank you so much @aprilpohren! I‘m glad she chose to step outside the box of Junie B, Pinkalicious, and other typical characters! Pretty smart 1st grader if I do say so myself! 😊 2y
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I wish there had been a “ read all the books choice” because let‘s be real we‘d all pick that one! #thisorthat @RealLifeReading

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1. Poison Ivy (Gotta love a powerful redhead)
2. Atticus Finch (obviously the TKAM Atticus not Go Set a Watchman)
3. Hermione Granger and Mary Poppins
4. Darth Vader and Professor Snape
5. Jay Gatsby
6. Anyone that hasn‘t done this already.

I loved this one. Very original!
#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 Great choices! 💚Atticus! 2y
jessijames @JenlovesJT47 I live one town over from Harper Lee‘s hometown. If you ever have the chance, please come to see the TKAM play. One of the men that plays Atticus has done it for over 20 years. He is truly a real, life Atticus! 2y
JenlovesJT47 I definitely will! 2y
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The Heir | Kiera Cass
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1. Reagan
2. Labor Day
3. Friday, the day Sandra Day O‘Connor was sworn in as the first female on the Supreme Court. ❤️
4. In 2011, my one and only daughter was born.
5. #41 by DMB
6. The One by Keira Cass
7. 23 including first, middle, maiden, and last.
8. Four
9. Three
10. Only 15. 😏

@Kaye #payitforward #50k

Kaye ✅ gotcha #3 ♥️ 2y
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The Heir | Kiera Cass
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1. The Harry Potter Series (don‘t judge Hogwarts is somewhat for real in Orlando)
2. Disney World- Never cared about Disney much as a child but seeing Disney through the eyes of my daughter was truly magical. Pun intended.
3. Tea and a tour with Queen Elizabeth at her little shack in Scotland.
4. Drive- I live an hour from the most beautiful beaches in the world.
5. Ice Cream
#MANICMONDAY @JoScho

JaclynW Tea with the Queen would be awesome! 2y
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The Cat in the Hat | Dr. Seuss
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Oh, the wild and wacky week that lies ahead! Please think of all the elementary librarians this week as we host our week of Read-tastic chaos!

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The Selection | Kiera Cass
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

1. My weekend plans include getting my daughter and husband ready for their daddy/daughter dance tonight and lots of reading.
2. 5‘7”
3. 18 years
4. The Selection by Keira Cass
5. Not really a selfie but I don‘t often take pics. This one is special because I taught this young man my 1st year teaching in Kindergarten. This was his Senior football banquet a few weeks ago.

julesG No way! You look so young! 2y
jessijames @julesG you‘re too sweet! I always say my school kids keep me young. They love to guess my age and the current guess is 25. Since I‘m really 36 I‘ll definitely take it! 🤣 2y
Jess7 Pretty pic! 2y
bentchbites This is so cool!! 2y
tpixie Great story behind photo! 2y
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A Criminal Defense | William L. Myers, Jr.
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1. Alabama, right on the Florida line.

2. Depends on the day and my mood.

3. A Criminal Defense by William L. Meyers, Jr.

4. Seafood or a good blue rare filet

5. 2 German Shepherds and 1 Shih Tzu

6. Loads of them!

Kaye I‘d love to visit Alabama. I bet there‘s lots of friendly people down your way. What are all your questions ? 2y
jessijames @Kaye The Gulf Coast is absolutely breathtaking. The people are very friendly. My comment about having many questions was more of an inside joke. I‘m a naturally inquisitive person and always asking questions. 🧐 2y
Kaye I bet it is gorgeous. You‘ve found the right person then. I like yakking. Asking and answering questions 😁 2y
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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My #EmojiDescription (explanation in comments): 👩‍🏫👨‍👩‍👧🐕🏰🐭💻📱⌚️📒🍣🍱🥢🕶👙☀️🏄‍♀️🚤🎣🏝

jessijames @Chelleo Librarian, Wife and Mom to one daughter, German Shepherd Mom, Disney Lover, Apple fan girl, Planner Nerd, Sushi is my favorite food. I think life is best lived in sunglasses, a swimsuit, on my paddle board (even though it‘s a surfboard emoji) or boat. I love deep sea fishing and all things Beach related. (edited) 2y
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1. Ice Skating, I guess. They all just make me cold.

2. J.K. Rowling, Barbara Park, Roald Dahl, Christopher Paul Curtis, Mo Willems, Mildred D. Taylor #elementarylibrarian

3. September

4. Beauty and the Beast, not much on theaters

5. 👌
#fridayintro @jesshowbooks

MayJasper Hello and welcome ☺ 2y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy!!! So glad you‘re here! #LitsyWelcomeWagon #Whotofollow | Checkout @Chelleo ‘s awesome YouTube #LitsyHowto videos if you have any questions!!! 2y
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