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melissajayne
Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Thought the book was ok. If I were 9 or 10, I probably would enjoy it more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookstagram #bookreview

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melissajayne
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Think I‘ll finally get to read this chapter since yesterday was such a disappointment reading wise. #mondaymotivation

Lauram I read this when I was 12 or 13 and HATED it. I may need to give it another chance sometime- perhaps when my tbr list is shorter. 3d
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melissajayne
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Am reading this today. Unable to put up a photo from my phone as the app on my iPhone isn‘t working.

Later: able to post.

BookishMarginalia I‘m having issues with posting pics to @Litsy as well. 6d
Booknerd2 Love this book and the movie. 5d
Litsy We had some trouble with a server over the weekend, but everything should be working smoothly once more. Thanks for your patience! 5d
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melissajayne
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Got my nails done today.

Julsmarshall Pretty! 1w
Texreader 💗 1w
Ddzmini Nice 💅📖😋 7d
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melissajayne
Rosie Result | Graeme Simsion
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It was enjoyable. It wasn‘t as good as the first book in the trilogy, but it wasn‘t awful. If you have read the previous books in the series, you will likely enjoy this one. Don‘s interpretation of the traditional 13th wedding anniversary gift was pretty good. Recommended. 4⭐️ #bookstagram #bookreviews

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melissajayne
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Arrived safe and sound. #bookmail

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melissajayne
French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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Mehso-so

It was ok. There were a few parts that were humorous. 4⭐️ #bookstagram #bookreview

marleed That cat‘s name - that was good! 1w
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melissajayne
French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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melissajayne
Rosie Result | Graeme Simsion
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Still working on this. Can‘t seem to get it done (reading other books...). Also it‘s kinda meh at this point, but I‘ve gotten about halfway through it

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melissajayne
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I can‘t find the library copy I signed out. I think I brought it back to another library system that has a reciprocal relationship with my primary public library about 2 weeks ago. So I purchased the book so I can finish it. I wanted to read it today. The other book is Washington Black, if you‘re interested.

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melissajayne
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I quite enjoyed the book. There were times I felt that the chapters were a little long , but overall it was a good read. #ebook #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram

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melissajayne
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I‘m not a big fan of Trump. I quite enjoyed this read. Reilly was funny and told some great stories of how golf explains the Trumpster. 5⭐️ #litsyatoz #listsyatoz2019 #letterc #c #bookstagram #bookreview

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melissajayne
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This is what legitimate presidents do.

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melissajayne
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I laughed out loud when I saw that.

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melissajayne
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‪Some light #reading b4 bed‬

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melissajayne
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How old do you think I look? I‘m just wondering. If you know, please don‘t say.

CouronneDhiver Ha! I‘m horrible at this kind of guessing. No way 🙈 3w
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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the book. Well written and characters well drawn. 4.25⭐️#bookstagram #bookreviews My full review is here: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2019/06/eternally-artemisia-melissa-muldoon.html

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melissajayne
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Forgot I signed up for a #booktour on this one. Eek 😬 A #latenightreading session is ahead of me.

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melissajayne
Rosie Result | Graeme Simsion
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Starting off my #summerreads with this hopefully delightful tome #fridayreads

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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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Thanks to @Krystle13 for the lovely gifts. I‘m sure to love this. Thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organizing this once again. #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

Hestapleton Ooo that book holder looks super helpful! 1mo
Krystle13 @melissajayne hope you get to enjoy all the books and goodies 1mo
melissajayne @Hestapleton yes it does 1mo
CouronneDhiver Ooo! Lots here 1mo
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“Having met the Kaiser....was another version of the petulant Emperor.” I am starting to get the impression that Churchill was very astute in his impression of Hitler in the mid- to late 1930‘s.

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And he put his money where his mouth was.

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He was a rare bird in his class that he wasn‘t anti-Semitic.

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Added to my holds. Looking forward to it. I wish the Trudeau government would‘ve stopped the Trans-Mountain Pipeline expansion. #stoptmx

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His views on oratory are quite astute.

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melissajayne
Burton Blake | Robert Tucker
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3.75 ⭐️ This was definitely a better read than The Revolutionist. Thought that the author could have tied the two books together and that there was more of Burton discovering his paternal family a bit more than the intrigue that surrounded his father‘s company. Find my full review here: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2019/06/burton-blake-richard-tucker.html #2019 #booktour #bookreview #bookstagram

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melissajayne
Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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Finally it arrived!😎😊#summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange #bookmail It was quite heavy. I so want to open right now.

Krystle13 @melissajayne I have it packed to the brim! LOL. I checked the tracking and it said by tomorrow. I'm glad it came today! I put SIGNATURE required. Just to be safe. Hahah. 1mo
melissajayne @Krystle13 Canada Post always overestimates. I had a package sent out to NB and they said it would be there on the 14th when sent on the 3rd; it got there on the 10th. 1mo
Krystle13 @melissajayne that's great!!! 1mo
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melissajayne
Burton Blake | Robert Tucker
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Reading a bit of this before bed. #ebook

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melissajayne
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I liked the book but didn‘t exactly love it. While the premise was interesting, I thought that it could have had a more cohesive story than it did. 3.75 ⭐️#bookstagram #litsyatz2019 #litsyatoz #letterp #p

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melissajayne
Blood Oath | Linda Fairstein
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I‘m glad her publisher has dropped her. There are consequences to such actions. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/central-park-five-linda-fairstein-prosecutor-dr....

melissajayne I don‘t generally cheer when this happens but honestly they shouldn‘t have signed her in the first place. 1mo
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I suppose there was a side benefit... Every time Churchill is quoted, I can hear John Lithgow‘s voice.

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I feel sad for him, but then he likely spent little time with his own children as well.

TrishB That was the aristocracy! 1mo
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Thought this paragraph was amusing

CarolynM 😂 I'm sure Churchill believed he had been proved right. I wonder what the Bishop of Lincoln thought? 1mo
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I‘ve started it. He was quite the troublemaker as a kid.

Texreader I watched a show about Einstein also being quite the troublemaking student. It‘s good never to underestimate kids. 1mo
melissajayne @Texreader also these two men were very bright individuals and they may have not been challenged by the material they were learning. 1mo
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melissajayne
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Time for a little #nighttimereading (watching The Last Word with Lawrence O‘Donnell, if you‘re curious; and yes I can read while I‘m listening to music, podcasts, watching TV; I have a way of filtering out “distractions” while reading)

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book 👍🏻 1mo
melissajayne @Caroline2 The little that I have read of it, I can see myself enjoying this one, even though I‘m not a big fan of dystopian books. 1mo
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melissajayne
The Revolutionist | Robert Littell
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3.75⭐️ Read this for a #booktour. There were some great moments in the book, but I felt that the author took some turns in the book that didn‘t make any sense at all. By the end of the book, I thought it was a pretty decent book. #bookreview #bookstagram #ebook

*I was unable to find the author for this title, so I just used the title.

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melissajayne
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4.5 ⭐️ This was a reread for me for my #bookclub meeting this past weekend. While I really enjoyed it the first time I read the book, this time I felt claustrophobic while Ma and Jack were in the shed. Still a really excellent book. #bookreview #bookstagram #r #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2019

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melissajayne
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#bookwormbingo I‘ve also gotten 2 library books damaged from water and got chilli on another library book.

EclecticReaders Nice! 👏🏻 1mo
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melissajayne
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My stats for 2019 as of June 4. According to Goodreads, I‘m about 4 books ahead of schedule. I‘m planning on reading about 56 books this year.

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melissajayne
Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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I sent it out on Monday afternoon. Should arrive at the latest on June 14. #summersantabookexchange #summersolsticebookexchange

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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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Just about to send out, minus a few unwrapped gifts. Will send out on Monday on its way out east as the postal carrier doesn‘t have delivery on the weekends and it would just sit in a warehouse. #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

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melissajayne
Resistance Women: A Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini
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New book. Going to start this soon #historicalfiction

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melissajayne
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I quite enjoyed it, but not as much as the first book in the #outlander series. While there were moments of Claire & Jamie goodness, there wasn‘t nearly as much. Overall a great edition to the series 4 ⭐️ #letterd #d #litsyatoz2019 #litsy2019 #2019 #bookstagram #outlanderseries #bookreview

baes I felt the same way. The Outlander series has been a rollercoaster ride for me when it comes to how much I love them. Some books I love more than others, but I‘m so glad I stuck with it. 2mo
melissajayne @baes I‘ve heard that from other people as well. 2mo
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Started this today #fridayreads

Reviewsbylola Great book! 2mo
KristenDuck @Reviewsbylola I agree. I really enjoyed this one. 2mo
melissajayne @KristenDuck I enjoyed it the first time I read it; hopefully it‘s just as good as the first time. (edited) 2mo
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Sold on a Monday: A Novel | Kristina Mcmorris
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#libraryhaul no. 2 from Fraser Valley Regional Library:
• Sold on a Monday
• Before We Were Yours
• The Last Year of the War
• A Bridge Across the Ocean
• Rich People Problems
• The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey
• Cherry
• Cape May

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melissajayne
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#libraryhaul no. 1 from Surrey Libraries
From top to bottom:
• Paper Magician
•Secrets of a Charmed Life
• The Hunchback of Notre Dame
• The Five
• The Kennedy Debutant
• Beauchamp Hall

Special_K I love the Paper Magician series 2mo
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melissajayne
MIRROR AND THE LIGHT. | HILARY. MANTEL
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Finally!!

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melissajayne
Odyssey | Homer
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I enjoyed this modern retelling of this classic. I would have to do a side by side reading of this translation and the Fagles translation to find out which version I liked more and see what the differences are between the two. #2019 #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2019 #lettero #o

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melissajayne
Pillars of the Earth | Ken Follett
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#booknlunch I‘m having a quarter pounder with cheese, if you‘re wondering.

TrishB Wonderful book 😁 2mo
Texreader Such a good book!! 2mo
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melissajayne
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Watching Downton to decompress for a bit.

RealLifeReading I love Downton and now feel like rewatching! 2mo
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