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jitteryjane724

jitteryjane724

Joined August 2019

Epic fantasy, always ⚡ | Sci-fi | Culture&History&Belonging | Science | Health | Religion
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Revisiting a world I've enjoyed before is always fun...it's like getting to know a new friend a bit better 🗻🐉🧝‍♀️🧚🪄

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"We start tomorrow at dawn."
"Where to? Mount Everest?"
"Nonsense! That's like Disney World these days -"

Impressive work for a 17-year-old Terry Pratchett. Thankful for his services to literature and for his whimsical stories that can be both lighthearted yet comment so deeply on the human condition. My favorite stories were Dragons at Crumbling Castle, The Abominable Snowman, Father Christmas Goes to Work, and The 59A Bus Goes Back in Time.

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A. Ma. Zing.

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"...I asked myself what I would do if a Talib came to kill me. Well, I would just take my shoe and hit him. But then I thought: If you hit a Talib with your shoe, there is no difference between him and you...'"

I think about this a lot now.

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Excellent - an easy read for adolescents and adults yet full of as many mature or subtle nuances as you are looking for. I couldn't put this down as I followed Malcolm and Alice on their brave adventure. Looking forward to the next!

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I really enjoyed His Dark Materials. Excited to see if Pullman's work holds up!

#goldencompass #hisdarkmaterials #phillippullman

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I'm back! I was traveling around Europe for 5 weeks and not reading as much as usual. But now I am going home, and I'm actually excited about it :) can anyone tell which airport I'm at right now based on this obscure picture?

#travel #europe #wheeloftime #saturday

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Ready to have my mind blown and my spirit inspired.

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

Light, easy, entertaining. Lots of cliches, the writing style definitely felt a bit young (but then again, so is the target audience). A mix of Harry Potter, Twilight, and other magic and fantasy worlds. I probably wouldn't do a re-read but I'm glad I experienced it once!

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Time to begin this. I've heard it's a quick read which I hope is true because I need to return it to the library very soon!

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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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This book was obviously a giant metaphor for the situations in so many societies that arise when selfish and cowardly men are in power. Even so, it was a precious story and if I had children I'd cherish the experience of reading this book with them and talking about the importance of kindness and integrity.

And not gonna lie, I sorta wish I had an ickabog friend.

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I've read these books countless times and they hit progressively deeper. At the end of book 6, my heart both longs and aches for the wizarding world. This time through the series, I'm appreciating the complexity, beauty, and value of the characters' relationships to each other.

(Image is NOT mine. Credit: https://susannedraws.tumblr.com/post/114315436969/neville-luna-ginny-harry-ron-a...)

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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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I love that the illustrations have been done by children around the world. At the end of the book, each illustration is extrapolated and the medium and materials are given. Illustrations have been done by colored pencil, pencil crayons, markers, and gel pens. It's so wonderful, creative, and makes me want to draw (but not this well, alas).

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"As long as I maintain courage and tenacity and I'm surrounded by love, I'll be okay."

A great read for anyone - whether in the medical field or not, this book is full of lessons, humility, and inspiration.

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".....how often this happens, even between the best of friends! Each of us believes that what he has to say is much more important than anything the other might have to contribute!"

Dumbledore accurately explains my depraved nature once again.

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"....that they were still there on either side of him...not shrinking from him...was worth more than he could ever tell them."

❤️ ✨What matters. What keeps us. What sustains us.✨❤️

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We continue to descend.

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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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Excited to start this one! I love her whimsical fairy-tale style as well as her talent for making her characters so relatable. I feel less alone when I read her books.

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Having a hard time moving through this one. It's a library book and I'm feeling a bit defeated thinking that even if I renew it I may not finish it in time. Everything is slipping through my memory as I try to hang on (even with note-taking, referencing, etc). It's such a big world! I would love to see it be a movie or show with each chapter as a long episode.

#fantasy #epicworlds #lordoftherings #middleearth

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Excited for this one although proceeding with caution (first copyrighted in '97 and the author has a history of controversy). While remembering principles of evidence-based practice, I'm curious if this book will give me any insights to effect empowerment and control over my own health and possibly share that with others. Always be open.

#health #fitness #alternativemedicine #addiction #recovery #selfhelp

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Feeling a bit daft because I just realized that Ron probably means km/h and not mph... 🤦‍♀️🇺🇸😩

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Short and sweet, light yet worthy of contemplation. A dear companion to the HP canon that expands that universe without complication. Lovely illustrations that feel like fairy tales.

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An easy read for most ages that, when contemplated, has a lot of wisdom and serious inspiration to push your limits.

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The motivation I need to tackle adventures that scare me

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I'm so stoked to begin the illustrated edition of this book! Have always enjoyed the tales and to see them in a new way will be so fun 😊 ... A lovely way to rest my brain as I am also journeying through The Silmarillion....

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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"...it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth ; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen."

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So it begins. Excited and nervous at the same time - curious to see how much this will help me understand Middle Earth and tie things together in the LotR/Hobbit books, but a little apprehensive as people have told me how tough it can be to get through this book as well. Hoping this will provide context to side remarks in the books and movies!

galueth28 Don't be afraid to check the family trees at the end, it helps to keep track of everyone 😉 4mo
jitteryjane724 @galueth28 thanks! I'm actually taking notes as well 😄 I really want to get this! 4mo
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The older I get and the more I read these books, the more I appreciate how beautifully they relate to people at all stages and walks of life (and the illustrations are GORGEOUS). Even though I am nothing like Harry in name, shape, or form, I feel connected to him (and all of the characters) on a very basic, human level. I am forever grateful to Jo for creating this world which I will love to visit, #always.

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"...we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided....we can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."

#harrypotter #lovewins #bekind

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If that ain't a vibe in 2022 or what

#harrypotter #notfine

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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A friend gave me her copy after not caring for it and I enjoyed this story more than I expected! There is a sense of adventure and epic imagery. The mysticism and incorporation of various linguistic roots into the vocabulary reminded me of some of my own travels. I'm not sure how much I'll invest philosophically but it's clear that Herbert poured his mind and heart into his work. Excited to see the cinematic interpretation!

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"I only know as much about myself as my mind can work out under its current conditions. And its current conditions are not good."

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I am loving this! I love the fantastical, easy-to-digest world that Adams is building. His prose keeps my heart light yet is very substantial. It's a very palatable book to unwind with after a huge period of stress for me. Thankful and excited to get more into this world.

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The Happiness Project | Gretchen Rubin
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We need more happiness in our lives, especially today. This book provides actionable steps to increase your happiness, strength to carry on, and ways to uplift others (and therefore yourself).

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The Fellowship of the Ring | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Do audiobooks count? I've read this before and have now been listening to the audiobook whenever I ride my bike out on the trail. It's perfect for the landscape, the wildlife that I see when I look left and right, and for my view down the path as I watch the trees grow smaller in the distance, gradually hiding my view of what lies ahead. It kindles my desire for adventure and passion for life every time.

Bookwomble Audio books count ☺️ 5mo
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The Happiness Project | Gretchen Rubin
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Although enthusiasm seems easy and undiscriminating, in fact, it's much harder to embrace something than to distain it. It's riskier.
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Enthusiasm is a form of social courage.
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A willingness to be pleased requires modesty and even innocence--easy to deride as mawkish and sentimental.

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The Happiness Project | Gretchen Rubin
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"You're not happy unless you think you're happy...You're happy if you think you're happy."

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"The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It's more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient; he becomes a cushion for others...Because she seemed so happy, they assumed that her behavior was effortless...."

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A short and descriptive treat to make the world of HP a little bigger.

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...You want to do something major with your life but you can't even seem to keep your apartment clean? Then start by cleaning your apartment. Then what else is blocking your path? Go there next. No matter how silly or unrelated it may seem, handle the stuff that is bothering you.“

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“...Whereas, when we act, even in a small way, by writing a goal down on paper and taking the first step, for instance, we begin to build energy toward our goals. Action begets more action. Even the laws of inertia back this up. Remember Newton? 'An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion.' Be the object in motion.“

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“When we have dreams and goals that we don't follow through on, we stagnate. Our brains, however, never cease thinking and our bodies never cease feeling, and so we get full up on thoughts and feelings that we aren't doing anything about--and then enter action paralysis. And because we are in action paralysis, we begin to acquire mounds of evidence that we aren't capable or deserving of those dreams, and so we start to let go of the dreams.“

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“...Then she disciplined herself and put aside her despair. The only control she had over the situation was self-control, and she was not about to relinquish it for the dubious pleasure of indulging her doubts, fears, and regrets.“

My girl Nasuada showing me how to be strong today.

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I'm not Latinx but I am another minority. The experiences described in this book resonated powerfully with me. I feel less alone after reading this book.

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More aptly named “The Adventures of Nynaeve's Breasts“. Most of the chapters from the women's perspectives spent a good deal of time talking about their tight, low cut, sheer dresses rather than doing anything plot-worthy. smh