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melissajayne
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Loved loved loved this book. Not only is it a biography of the first female creatives in Hollywood, but it is also a memoir of O‘Meara‘s journey of researching Milicent and how little has changed in Hollywood in the 70+ years since Milicent began her career. 5⭐️#biography #memoir #2019 #nonfiction #bookreview

ShyBookOwl So good! 1d
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melissajayne
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1) Outlander, Little House, Ramona Quimby, Flavia de Luce, Chief Inspector Gamache
2) Third Watch, Mad Men, Outlander, West Wing, Downton Abbey, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls
3) Depends on who is in it
4) Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday evening; it‘s the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada
5) He reads, but it isn‘t his passion.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Part of my #fridayreads If you‘re wondering, yes, I did my own nails.

Linsy Cute nails! And I love that cover 🔥 6d
melissajayne @Linsy Big Apple Red by OPI 6d
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Pickpick

A pretty decent book for a good portion of it. The last little bit was a bit harder to read because I just wanted to finish it. I will likely continue with the series. 3.75 ⭐️#bookreview #bookstagram #2019 #mystery

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melissajayne
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Mehso-so

Thought it was ok. The first half was better than the second half, but overall a pretty decent book. Felt the movie was better. 3 ⭐️ #2019 #memoir #nonfiction #bookstagram #bookreview

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melissajayne
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I can‘t wait for it to arrive. I heard her on Chris Hayes and she really sold me on the book.

AmyG I just got the ebook. I am sort of afraid to read it. She‘s amazing. (edited) 2w
melissajayne @AmyG read it in small doses to start. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Just started the ARC. So far, so good! 2w
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melissajayne
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Got a little bit of reading done. I‘m planning to do more tomorrow #24b4monday

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A little Friday night reading. #24b4Monday #fridayreads

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Been feeling depressed and sad over the last 24 hours due to the news cycle and was listening to HP and the Sacred Text and recalled this hope. It‘s helping.

Photo from Pop Sugar.

ruskigurl16 One of the most and memorable quotes of the entire series to me. It always brings me hope. 💙 3w
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Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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Suet624 Shoot. I keep meaning to read one of his books. 3w
melissajayne @Suet624 I read it about a couple years ago and quite enjoyed it. Deals with heavy stuff. 3w
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Sage advice for 45.

CarolynM There are a number of so-called leaders who should take heed of this advice😔 4w
melissajayne Yep 😉 4w
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Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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Just noticed this. Am so happy.

Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 4w
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉📚📚🍾🥂 4w
Texreader Way to go!!! 🎉🎊❤️📚🎈 4w
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BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 4w
Liatrek Awesome 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4w
Chrissyreadit Yay! Congrats!!!!🎊🎉🎉🎉🙌👏🥳 4w
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melissajayne
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Really interesting book not only on this specific trial, but also on the history of American criminal law. #nonfiction #2019 #bookreview #history #lincoln 4⭐️

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the pairing of 45‘s tweets and the photos of Obama. 45 is cra-cra. 4⭐️ #bookreview #2019 #obama

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#7days7covers Day 1 Tagging anyone who wants to play.

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The World of Downton Abbey | Jessica Fellowes
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Went to a Downton Abbey movie screening on Thursday and enjoyed it. Movie was wonderful. Seeing it on Friday night with a friend.

Amandajoy Yay! I‘m seeing it Friday & I was a little nervous it wouldn‘t live up to the series. 1mo
melissajayne @Amandajoy it does live up to the series. 1mo
Tamra I think we‘ll see it tomorrow too. 😁 4w
melissajayne @Tamra if you enjoyed the tv series, you‘ll enjoy the movie. 4w
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melissajayne
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1) Two. The United States 🇺🇸 and Brazil 🇧🇷 (lived in Brazil for 2 years when I was a kid).
2) Both; depends on the mood. Living in BC I have both at my disposal fairly easily.
3) Notre Dame Cathedral
4) Beach

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the book. Well written but a little slow in places. Thought the ending was well done. #2019 #bookstagram #bookreviews #bookclub #summerreads 4 ⭐️

Jenken1998 One of my faves this year ❤ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the Count! 1mo
melissajayne @Jenken1998 same here. I missed so much when I read it. (edited) 1mo
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Photo I took prior to the start of the screening of Downton Abbey movie.

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1) I love Victoria. From my favourite bookstore (Munro‘s Books) to the beautiful inner harbour, I love the city. The weather is gorgeous there. Big drawback is the expense of the ferry.
2) Rainy.
3) Set up on a blind date a friend‘s friend‘s brother. The only date I‘ve been on.
4) Neither
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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the book. There were times I felt it was a little slow, but definitely an engrossing read. 4 1/2 ⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #bookstagram #canadareads #canada #fiction

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melissajayne
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Am finding the book emotionally draining. I really liking it, but it just takes so much out of me when I read it. The novel is based on actual events that happened with Sri Lankan refugees the summer of 2009 that came to BC. Just so much relevance to what is happening at the southern border in the US. Wish this f—-ing nightmare would end. #bookclubread

Libby1 Take breaks if you need to. It can be quite difficult to read about things like this ❤️. 1mo
sprainedbrain Ugh. ❤️ 1mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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1) I was just pissed that he was a rich brat throwing his life away.
2) The Big Bang Theory
3) Coffee; depends on when I eat. Likely Mini-Wheats.
4) Pacific Time Zone (about 2 1/2 hours north of the metro Seattle area)
5) Yellow Churchill

#friyaintro @howjessreads

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melissajayne
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I really enjoyed it. An excellent look at the Obama presidency. #bookreview #bookstagram #2019 5⭐️

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melissajayne
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My afternoon read.

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melissajayne
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I read about 3 hours and 40 minutes for 75 bloody pages out of the book. I‘m done reading for the day. Besides it‘s about 11:30 pm.

EllieDottie Oh no! That‘s the worst!! 1mo
melissajayne @EllieDottie actually it‘s pretty par for the course for the book; it‘s very dense. I‘m about 35% way through the book. 1mo
EllieDottie @melissajayne oh wow!! I know how that goes!! Good luck!! 🍀 1mo
melissajayne @EllieDottie I‘m around 1936/7; so the second part of the book is pretty close. 1mo
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melissajayne
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End of a very quotable chapter. Even if I disagree with a policies that a politician has, if they have shown to fight for what they believe in, I will tend to vote for them, most times, unless they are clearly amoral or racist, then no thanks.

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melissajayne
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While some of the quote is outdated, a lot of it is still very relevant.

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Cultured people are merely the glittering scum which floats upon the deep river of production.

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1) I am less than 200 pages from Part 2; I‘ve read 323 pages and Pt. 2 starts on pg. 515
2)Hanging out on Saturday; working on Sunday and Monday (time and a half on Monday)
3) Whatever strikes my fancy
4) Used to play piano and clarinet; haven‘t played for 25 years
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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melissajayne
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1) The Vacationers
2) Jane Eyre, the Little House series, the Harry Potter series, All The Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill A Mockingbird, East of Eden
3) About 200
4) The Five by Hallie Rubenhold. 5 ⭐️
5) @Liberty @Andrew65 @Librarybelle @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @JacqMac

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😊👍 2mo
Eggs Some of my rereads and yours are the same !! 👏🏻🤗📚 2mo
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melissajayne
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My #reading for today. I figure if I do about an hour of each I‘ll be satisfied.

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melissajayne
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This article was written in September 1924. The man was perceptive if anything.

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Family Pictures | Jane Green
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This photo was taken in July 1982. I‘m the one on my mom‘s lap. My shoes, I believe, have Cookie Monster on them. I was about 2 1/2 in this photo.

brit91 Awww so cute and sweet!💖 2mo
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Sleeping Beauty | Judith Ivory
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My mom has fallen asleep from the exhaustion of dealing with her sick dad since last Tuesday. He‘s been in the hospital since then and is going home tomorrow.

JulietBooks 😕 2mo
Ddzmini Looks uncomfortable but I bet she doesn‘t feel anything 😝😋 2mo
melissajayne @Ddzmini I don‘t think she did. She woke up about 10-15 minutes after I took that photo and she went straight to bed. 2mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Here is the follow up I was looking for.

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A true leader acknowledges when they screw up and learns from it. Something I doubt 45 knows to do.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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It was ok. There were parts that were great and parts that were meh. Felt the main character was self-indulgent and depressed. 3.75 ⭐️ #2019 #bookstagram #bookreview

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Vacationers | Emma Straub
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A last gasp at your #summerreads in the Northern Hemisphere. It‘s running an extra day to clock in that summer read before the summer ends. The theme is summer - beach reads, books set in summer, summer in the title, etc. #24b4Monday

Andrew65 Thanks for the repost. 👏👏👏🙌👍😊 2mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Working on this today #bookclubreads #summerreads

CarolynM Delightful book! 2mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Happy #bookloversday. Taken from @baes 1) What was your favourite book as a child? I can‘t recall which one but I loved the Babysitter‘s Club series
2) What is your current favourite book? The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
3) What are you reading today? Gone with the Wind, Churchill. Need to start Less fairly soon.

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Out on the deck to do some reading #summerreads

brit91 A great day!🙂📚 2mo
melissajayne @brit91 it was too hot 🥵 outside. Was in about 30 minutes. 2mo
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20,000 Words | Louis A Leslie
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Think I will hit 20,000 pages read this year.

Bookzombie Awesome!🎉 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Final #reverserereadathon total. Finished 2 books.