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jessinikkip

Joined April 2018

29. He/Him. DEAF. Author. Book Blogger. Anxious mess.
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Holidays can be hard for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. If any of you out there need to talk, to vent, to chat or just meed a little pick me up or distraction this holiday season - Reach Out. Use the #HolidayHugs or you can tag me if you want to talk right to me. I'll be here for all of you.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 2d
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Final tally for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @StayCurious

Week 3 I didnt get too much, mostly I didnt feel good so we lounged and watched spooky shows and movies all day. I tried a come back for the end and did pretty good.

StayCurious You did awesome! 4w
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So my son was telling his teacher about how we've been watching a TON of spooky stuff and reading spooky books while we packed up my books upstairs and how many I had to keep vs giveaway... Which led to them asking him "Does he have a book about...(random topic here)?" And Im not awake enough for this to be how the day goes.

I might have to ban him from participating in spooky stuff for #Scarathlon2021 with me ???? @StayCurious @CrowvanHalen

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I wasnt sure at first how I felt about reading a novel that actually focused on COVID and the quarantine but this one sounds so good, I think I will like it.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious #Bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
jessinikkip Hey, @IndoorDame I saw you stacked this to read. Did you want me to send it to you when I'm done? Its an ARC copy and I underlined some things for my review but Im happy to pass along. 1mo
IndoorDame @jessinikkip that would be awesome! Thank you so much! I grew up in New Rochelle, so I‘m really interested in reading this one. What‘s your email? I‘ll send my address. 1mo
jessinikkip @IndoorDame Of course, I'm always interested in reading books set around my home town too. Just shoot me your address to jpresgraves@ferrum.edu and I'll semd it on when I'm finished up 1mo
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Gathering Blue | Lois Lowry
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I really liked this book. I like The Giver so I was sure I would. Apparently there are more that look at some of these characters too? Im gonna need to read those too.

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100 Points | Quig Shelby
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Points update for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious

Not as good this week as last, but I had a decent amount of both migraine and mental health things going on. Im just happy I made it this far.

StayCurious The important thing is to take care of you and enjoy yourself - you're doing amazing! 1mo
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Curse of Crater House | Rose Arcadia
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Jocelyn looked out the passenger side window and thought, This is where you go to receive a head in a box.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Stacked!! 1mo
behudd That is a great first line! 1mo
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Status Update | Annabeth Albert
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Week 1 Points update for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

I made it to 9,873 points this week. The first game being anagrams 100% helped with the points this week.

@StayCurious

sharread What is the name of that app of the photos you have. It's fun. 2mo
jessinikkip @sharread What do you mean, like this one? Most of my images that arent like photos I took or the book cover I made myself. This one I found the Among Us guys as a coloring sheet free, then used a paint software to color them and add all the text 2mo
sharread @jessinikkip yea that's it Among Us it's fun. We should get a group from Litsy to play. 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
StayCurious great job! 2mo
jessinikkip @sharread I agree, I love the game so much. 1mo
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Demon King | Elizabeth Briggs

Been reading a lot of kids spooky books today and yesterday. Now back to my #bookspin list and this is the next one chosen by the wheel. Also a good paranormal theme for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Up next is this book for a blog tour. I meant to post this earlier but I totally forgot. Its not on my book spin list but works great for #Scarathlon2021

Moonprismpower Oooh this cover is cool. 2mo
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Oh my God, this book. This is the month of books that leave me so stunned apparently. A young girl has a seizure to wake and find her friend killed by a train. But cant remember if she was pushed or if it was an accident. I never saw any of the later plot coming!

Another regular read but a dang good one for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious and book 2/25 for #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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The random wheel has selected this as my next book. It really wants me to read off theme books for #Scarathlon2021 doesnt it? But oh well, it is at least clearing my TBR and getting through the #bookspinbingo

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Hide | Nell Pattison
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Oh my God this book was absolutely amazing. When a trip to see some birds ends in one man dead and another the killer, you'll never guess who is the bad guy and why. And even when you find out who was the killer, theres even more behind it! That ending was perfect.

Just a regular off theme book for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @StayCurious and Book 1/25 for #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Anagrams | Lorrie Moore
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I have been in such a reading slump the past couple days but I took that time to work out some anagrams for #TeamHendrix for our week 1 game. Anagrams are one thing I am really good at. Two days of work led to 930 words and I finally feel up to reading a bit more now.

#Scarathlon2021 @StayCurious

Clwojick Amazing 🤩 2mo
Chrissyreadit Impressive 😍 2mo
jessinikkip @Clwojick @Chrissyreadit Thank you :) having a lot of letters to work with and a lot of free time certainly helped me out with it 2mo
Traci1 Nice! 2mo
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October, October | Katya Balen
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I took the extra time I had in the kitchen (HAHA) to make my BINGO board for #bookspinbingo. I had 25 books because once I added all the books I wanted, plus the two team books for #scarathlon2021 I had 23... So I gave up and picked two more little books for an even 25.

@StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks

StayCurious Cool board! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 2mo
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Hide | Nell Pattison
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I was going good today until in the middle of doing something, my knee popped. I have a chronic condition, so I'm kind of used to it but never know ehen to expect it. My wife decided it was a great way for me to keep her company while she finished my portion of the chores though!

At least I can read for #Scarathlon2021 from here @StayCurious

StayCurious Ooh feel better soon! 2mo
jessinikkip @StayCurious Thank you, I'll be fine after while. I have a chronic condition where my kneecap likes to go out of place randomly. But some rest and Aleve and it ends up feeling better after while. 2mo
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Hide | Nell Pattison
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I'm 32% of the way through Hide for #Scarathlon2021 and I am so into this book right now. Love seeing accurate Deaf representation in a book, this author gets it! Also, for the first time in a while I got really excited for something - potato croquettes, and @anewton91 helped despite it being like 4AM. True love gets up at 4AM for fried potatoes.

#TeamHendrix @StayCurious

Bookwormjillk Love this. Enjoy your croquettes. 2mo
jessinikkip @Bookwormjillk Thank you! They are absolutely delicious. Totally worth it. 2mo
StayCurious Yum! 2mo
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Hide | Nell Pattison
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Book number 1 for the month by random draw is Hide by Nell Pattison. It is part of the #bookspinbingo and #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

Its a #Netgalley read I meant to get to since August, finally getting there.

@StayCurious

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October, October | Katya Balen
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#bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @StayCurious

My October TBR of books I want to read to get my Netgalley shelf cleared up, Kindle Unlimited cleared up, and some extras.

StayCurious A great time to clear out your TBR! +50 early bird points 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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@RamsFan1963 Congrats on the Litfluence and the #K100Kgiveaway

I hope to see you stick around for a whole lot more 100K's 💜

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Fitness | Bonnie Graves
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@wanderinglynn #BFC21 #July

This month I am doing the #BookSpin the first time. I will read at least 10 books.

Also I am doing a fundraiser to walk 30 miles this month to earn donations for the American Cancer Society. So I'll be doing a mile a day.

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 5mo
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@TheAromaofBooks I gave in amd did an actual TBR for #BookSpin July. I have so many specific books this month, so I went for it

Cortg Good luck!
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Just remember not to stress about it if you find yourself reading other things... I've already read almost 10 books not on my list this month! 😂 5mo
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"It would seem that 'for all' has a different meaning to those who sit in Congress than to the rest of us."

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Better Together: A Novel | Christine Riccio
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Okay, this book from #NetGalley is one I dont like, but I cant put it down. I keep hoping it gets better but it gets worse. It cant get worse again... Its the Parent Trap in ebook form with adult sisters and magic glitter bombs.

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1. My name is Jesse Nicolas Presgraves. I was like 12 and looking for a username for AOL and went with jessinikkip. And kept using it, now Im 30.
2. Anytime I have a minute free
3. So far, An Unkindness of Ghosts
4. 4 people 1 dog. Oops, 5 people. I forgot my son.

Thanks @Eggs I'll tag @CrowvanHalen @ElizaMarie @anewton91 and @Riveted_Reader_Melissa if they havent played already

Eggs Thanks for playing!!!!!💙📘💙 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂 AOL instant messenger? The pre-texting! I remember those days. 7mo
jessinikkip @Riveted_Reader_Melissa YES things my son will never understand. AOL and the dial up internet. Hearing "Get off the computer Im expecting a call!!" 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jessinikkip Yep! They look at us the same way we did our parents with party lines on the telephone that was a shared line and getting their first TV. I can still hear that AOL dialing tones and jingle “you‘ve got mail” and will forever associate that with the internet. AOL Instant Messenger was before everyone had a cellphone to text, which I know sounds ancient to my nephew (he‘s going to be 22 this year) and has had a cell since middle school 7mo
ElizaMarie Thanks for tagging me. But since I am late to the game I am going to answer here. 1. My first and middle name (super creative I know), 2. In my room (away from people), 3. Shiver (horror graphic novel), 4. 2 Frenchbulldogs right now, my hubby will be brining our Border Collie and Beardie soon

And I remember AOL!
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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@Bookish_AF @Dragonfairykats @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Picked this up out of the mailbox today and opened it. I am so excited to get reading. My son @CrowvanHalen goes "is that a gift? It looks cool, can I read it first?" Like, boy, I waited since like January 2020 for this thing NO DANGIT

Scochrane26 😂😂 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! #ParentingWin! I love that he thought it looked cool! 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And I‘m so glad it got there safely and you finally get to read it! 7mo
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jessinikkip @Riveted_Reader_Melissa He knows I have a TBR through the roof so sometimes I'll let him read books first if Im backed up. I had to explain like "you dont understand, im pretty sure we started this in like october of 2019 and COVID happened." 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jessinikkip That is exactly what happened! And you‘ve been waiting for over a year! LOL 7mo
jessinikkip I agreed I would check, so @Bookish_AF is it allright with you if he reads and writes as well after me? If not I will find him a copy of his own but I wanted to check 7mo
Bookish_AF Hey there! That‘s totally fine with me! Will be fun to get an extra voice and I hope you guys like it! 7mo
jessinikkip @Bookish_AF Thanks!! I'm on page 100 or so. I cant put it down. Im addicted now. 📗📘📙📓📔📕📒📚📖 7mo
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Little Bee | Chris Cleave
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@bibliobard Hello from pre-COVID mailing times. I am soon to be fully vaccinated and getting back in touch with those I lost some contact with during the worst of it. I have this book of yours. Can you email me at jpresgraves@ferrum.edu?

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The Silent Suspect | Nell Pattison
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"Handcuffing a sign language user is like gagging a hearing person. You cant just take away his ability to communicate."

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81st Site | Tony Kenrick
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So, it took me this long to get a new physical book this year. It was a bit tough not bringing in a lot, but I've held on to my plan to read a lot more than come in. Also pictured is my 55 pound dog. Can you find him?

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January was a decent month for books. I read:
- 11 books for the #121in2021
- 3 books for #TBRDeckofCards with @Clwojick
- 8 Letters for #LitsyAtoZ with @BookishMarginalia

Alao, my mood tracker has 15 days that were good moods/good days. @anewton91

Clwojick Way to go! Sounds like a great reading month ♥️😀🔥 10mo
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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An old copy of Jurassic Park is next up from the #TBRDeckofCards with @Clwojick

I've been enjoying at least seeing what is chosen next. This one I have never read or seen the movie. I dont know what to expect besides dinosaurs. Also this copy is old as evidenced by the tape holding it all together.

Moonprismpower Wow you‘ve never seen the movie?? It‘s awesome. I haven‘t read the book either. Enjoy both book and film entertainment! 🍿 🎥 🦖 10mo
jessinikkip @Moonprismpower there are a lot of movies I have never seen, just ask my wife @anewton91 10mo
anewton91 Lol! There are plenty of times where I'm saying "What do you mean you haven't seen that movie???" I've lost count in the past 11 years. 10mo
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Moonprismpower Hahaha! @anewton91 do you enforce movie night? I try to get my bestie and bf to watch movies I love, it‘s a struggle because we‘d likely never leave the couch 🤣😂 10mo
anewton91 @Moonprismpower I absolutely try, but my husband tends to be a read it first and watch it second, but with a massive TBR and work, I'm left with a mounting NEED TO WATCH list LOL! 10mo
Moonprismpower Please tell me you‘ve watched Die Hard? Or is the book on your TBR also? 🤣 10mo
Clwojick It‘s a classic movie? I‘ve been meaning to read the book too 10mo
Moonprismpower 😂🤣😁 omg you would hate me I‘d make you watch every thing. 😅 But I spend WAY too much time watching movies. Happy reading! What is it people say? TV rots the brain! Lol. 10mo
anewton91 Lol! I'll get around to making him watch it. 10mo
anewton91 @Moonprismpower I would also like to say I LOVE your username! 😊 10mo
jessinikkip @Moonprismpower @anewton91 lol growing up we really just watched what my grandma wanted to, which was doctor/law shows. And I'm deaf and ADD so movies are hard. But my wife bithers me til I watch them with her lol 10mo
anewton91 @jessinikkip and you love it! I can't tell you how many times "I don't want to watch THAT" had turned into "OMG I loved that". 10mo
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The Fever: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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Finally a really good book from the #TBRDeckofCards. This book full of mass hysteria and teenage obsession was really good. It wasnt supernatural causes like I expected. I mever knew til the end what happened
#121in2021 @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go!! 10mo
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The Fever: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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It's funny how you never think about your heart. About your real heart, I mean. Not when you're young like us. I heard her heart stopped for a minute. I've never thought about my heart before, have you?

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The Fever: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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A good pick from the #TBRDeckofCards after a couple that weren't my favorites. At least they are off my TBR now which is what this is about: good bad or ugly, lower my 516 book TBR. This one is described as dark, disturbing, and chilling. Seems right up my alley
@Clwojick #121in2021

j.rye That‘s so clever! 10mo
jessinikkip @j.rye you mean the cards? It was a challenge that @Clwojick put together, and I chose to use book titles instead of prompts on mine. 10mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Hopefully you like this one! 10mo
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Seven for a Secret | Victoria Holt
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Good Lord this book took forever to finish reading. It wasnt my type of book but I was reluctant to put it down and DNF it because a friend liked it. Good on them, but it just wasnt for me.
#121in2021 #TBRDeckofCards @Clwojick

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Seven for a Secret | Victoria Holt
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I went ahead and did another draw from the #TBRDeckofCards for a lighter book than the last one. Drew the tagged book, which has been on my shelf since about this time last year. Definitely lighter topics than the last draw it seems. At least it isn't true. @Clwojick

Clwojick Hopefully you like it! 10mo
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Zero at the Bone | Williams
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Overall, it took forever to read this, not because it was bad but the content. Its the story of a man who around Chrostmas 1987 murders 16 people and injures 4 more, between the ages of 46 and 20 months. Of those 16, 14 were his own gamily including wife amd 7 kids, in laws, and his child from an incestuous relationship with his daughter.

#TBRDeckofCards #121in2021 #TrueCrime
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Chrissyreadit This sounds very dark. 10mo
jessinikkip @Chrissyreadit It certainly was. The author did very well keeping a neutral tone like you would want from this kind of nonfiction book. He was a very disturbed man. 10mo
Clwojick Sounds interesting. I love a dark true crime. 10mo
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Zero at the Bone | Williams
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My first draw of 2021 is Zero at the Bone. This is a true crime story that has been on my shelves since.... Probably 2017 or 2018? I tried it once and it ended up DNF due to him molesting his daughter being too triggering to read. Trying again now that I'm doing better than I was then

#121in2021 #TBRDeckOfCards @Clwojick

Clwojick Hopefully you‘re able to get into it this time. If not, there‘s no shame in bailing. Sometimes boon adjust aren‘t for you, or your tastes have changed (edited) 11mo
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The Cleaners | Ken Liu
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This is another book in the Faraway Collection and in this story, a man named Gui inherits his fathers cleaners. They dont clean clothes but instead memories from objects. A woman named Clara comes in wanting her entire house cleaned, but Gui knows people tend to change their minds. Will she?
#121in2021 #Faraway

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Hazel and Gray | Nic Stone
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It wasnt quite as good as The Prince and the Troll but I might be biased for anything by Rainbow Rowell. I woshed I had more of a warning about the sex trafficking going on though.
#121in2021 #Faraway

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The Prince and the Troll | Rainbow Rowell
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Well I didnt know this book was only like 30 pages. I really enjoyed it. There were really only two characters and one setting. I cant wait to finish the other 4 in the series.
#121in2021 #Faraway

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The Prince and the Troll | Rainbow Rowell
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Starting in on a collection of short stories called the Faraway Collection I got on Kindle Unlimited. They are all retellings of fairy tales from popular authors and they are all pretty short. I cant wait to enjoy these.

#121in2021

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Okay going into this one, I knew a bit more about the author and her writing style as well as what to expect. I knew this wasnt going to be the creepy horror like Stephen King, but something more psychological. I really liked it. I had so many theories what was going on, talk about an unreliable narrator! I think though, Julian might have been my favorite character.

#Book2of121 #121in2021 @jb72 @Caryl

jb72 Awesome! I‘m so glad you liked it. 11mo
Caryl Yay! Makes me want to read it again. 💕 11mo
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This is my second book by this author. The first was The Haunting of Hill House. A friend told me that I absolutely HAD to read this book so here I go. #121in2021 #Book2of121

jb72 I really enjoyed both of those books by her. 11mo
jessinikkip @jb72 I think I just really was new ro her and Hill House wasnt what I expected. A friend said this one is much more up my usual alley with characters more like Id enjoy. Always willing for a second try 11mo
Caryl I love this one! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 11mo
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This book was super fun. It is definitely an adult book with a short sex scene but dont hold that against it. Gabriel Stone, a reluctant minister, and Sophronia Carver, a widow turned rumored witch, must come together to solve crimes based on Edgar Allen Poe stories. I never saw that ending coming! Loved it

#Book1of121 #121in2021 #TBRCrew #Gothic #Ghosts #Crime #JanuaryBooks

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New Year Resolutions | Kath Beattie
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These are my non-bookish resolutions. I will start a Vlog on YouTube about my life and changes that happen this year. I'll uodate my blog Infinite Pages weekly. I'll exercise more and track weight mood and exercise.

Bookish I will read 121 books #121in2021 (not counting work books), I will finish the #LitsyAtoZ this year, and I have a 24 prompt challenge to complete.

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#121in2021

Book Number 1: The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox, 343 Pages

Getting started on this book, one that combines Edgar Allen Poe, a suspected witch, and an author whose work I love.

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They Never Learn | Layne Fargo
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When its 8 at night on Christmas Eve and you havent wrapped any gifts and you're anxious and trying to stay calm... I might have mixed a touch of pineapple rum into this juice.

#MerryReaders #WinterGames #WinterGames2020 @Clwojick

Readergrrl Welcome to the family, Sister!! I‘m drinking wine out of my Lampshade/A Christmas Story coffee mug and just started wrapping my first present! 11mo
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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes | Ann Morris
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One good thing about my house is how me, my mother in law and @CrowvanHalen all wear the same size shoes. Walked through your shoes? Just steal aomeone else's!

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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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My dog loves nothing more than to stick his head out in the rain when its like 25 degrees out and have the car windows down. Although I've felt so hot lately I rather enjoyed it too for a bit.

#selfie #dogsoflitsy #MerryReaders #WinterGames #WinterGames2020 @Clwojick

Clwojick I LOVE YOUR MASK! I would've needed this if covid hit in 2014 before my 3 stapedectomy surgeries. 11mo
CoffeeK8 Great mask, I have a good friend who is deaf, I‘ll have to share it with her. 11mo
jessinikkip @CoffeeK8 thano you! I found it on Etsy by searching "deaf face mask" and choosing one i liked 11mo
jessinikkip @Clwojick I didnt know that! I love learnimg new things about friends :) I had to get it because of how many times people are all upset Im ignoring them and my wife is like "no hes just deaf 11mo
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