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rjsthumbelina

rjsthumbelina

Joined December 2016

The world is comprised of books and cats.
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Don't Cry for Me | Daniel Black
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Easily one of my favorite books of the year so far. I love the mixed media elements, and the story is BONKERS, while still making total sense. A look at fame culture, human greed, and the positives and negatives related to the internet - all wrapped in an exciting scifi story featuring aliens and AI, and conspiracies to bring the downfall of humanity

GondorGirl I loved this duology so much! It was one of my top picks last year. 🧡🧡 4mo
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Listened to this on audio, and it's basically just getting to listen to the authors have a conversation about the environment, people, animals, and why we should still have hope for the future. Uplifting and sweet. Jane Goodall is a treasure

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A Holly Jolly Diwali | Sonya Lalli
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Good brain candy. Great characters, fun exploration of culture, and a great time getting to explore India! And of course, the romance.

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Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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I loved this book! The lush, lyrical writing, and the beautiful, isolated, winter forest setting drew me in. The magic and mystery were lovely aspects. Had originally rated it 4.5 ⭐ on Storygraph, but I think it needs to be bumped up to 5⭐.

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This one was just too weird for me. I think there was supposed to be a larger point, but it went over my head

Tamra Quite a cover! 4mo
LoverOfLearning Ohh cool cover! 4mo
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Follow Me to Ground | Sue Rainsford
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This was my first book finished for this year. (I haven't posted any reviews on litsy yet this year, so I'm trying to catch up! I have fallen down a Storygraph rabbit hole.) This was a very dark fabulist novella about a teen girl and her father healing the town in their mysterious (and horrific) way. Its more fully about what we will give up to feel a sense of belonging, the sacrifices we make for love, and what love means.

TW: incest

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Writing Book Reviews | John E. Drewry

Anyone on Storygraph? I just started using it and really like it so far! Same username as here, rjsthumbelina. Please add me bc I need friends 🙃

MelAnn I am! Lifesouvenirs is my user name there! 4mo
MelAnn I just followed you! I need friends on there as well! 4mo
RainyDayReading I am! My name over there is fableish. I‘m really enjoying using it! 4mo
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rjsthumbelina @MelAnn and @RainyDayReading I have followed and friend requested both of you 4mo
StayCurious I am StayCurious there as well 4mo
SRWCF I have the same username there, as well. My profile on Storygraph is pretty lean, tho. I mainly use it to track my book reading progress. I haven't added any books to my library there. I need to. 4mo
DrexEdit I am. I am Drexedit there also. I just found your Storygraph page, but it only gave me the option to follow, not friend. Send me a friend request if you like! 😊 4mo
Kdgordon88 I have the same user name there as well. Just followed you. 😊 4mo
Roary47 I just started too! So far so good. 😊 4mo
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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My #wintergames #teamgamesleighers total points for the week were 5,146. My grand total of points for the month was 19,609! I had set a goal to hit 20k, so not too far off 😊🎄📚
@StayCurious

Thanks for the fun, @StayCurious and @Clwojick

StayCurious You're amazing! 4mo
rjsthumbelina @StayCurious aw, thanks! 4mo
Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 4mo
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No bingos this year, but super close on most of the boards I played! It's always fun to try to tick off prompts.

#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious
#averymerrybingo #littenlisten

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Lots of in progress books where I found #wgwordsearch words! 96+10+103+40+17=266*10=2,660+1=2,661 pts

#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

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At my count, I have done 56 more Christmas and/or New Years coloring pieces on my phone! Pictures here are some of my favorites. #holidaycraft 56*5= 280+1=281

#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

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5 more episodes of Christmas Cookie Challenge, and at LEAST 50 Bookmas YouTube videos over the last 2 weeks! 55*5=275+1=276 pts
#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

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Tagging book 1, bc book 2 isn't in the database yet! I very much enjoy these characters and the family dynamics. Fun friendships as well ❤️ #wintergames #teamgamesleighers #wgwordsearch 150 words =1500 pts
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#littenlisten #20in4 #wrapitupreadathon #averymerryreadathon 10*4*10 =400
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@StayCurious @Andrew65 1st book finished for #20in4

Andrew65 Looks fun. 5mo
rjsthumbelina @Andrew65 I definitely recommend this series for #holidayromance! What's not to love in a series about a warm family that owns a Christmas tree farm and has named their kids Nick, Holly, and Merry? First book is Nick's romance, second is Merry's 5mo
rjsthumbelina Apparently Holly's isn't scheduled to release until 2023?! Unfair. *pouts* I probably will have to reread these at some point to get my fix of the town and characters 5mo
Andrew65 On my list for next Christmas. 5mo
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Brownie Points | Jennifer Coburn
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I have more to tally, but it'll have to go toward the final week's points, bc I'm so tired! #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

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As a therapist, I'm always in for jokes related to mindfulness! And the 'deck the halls' joke was definitely necessary for one feuding side of the family this week. #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 16 pts

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More that made me laugh this week! #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #holidaylaughs 16 pts

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Christmas Cats: A Literary Companion | Shirley Rousseau Murphy
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Christmas cat jokes 🐈🎄🎅 #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #holidaylaughs 16 pts

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Christmas Jokes | Delphon Coker
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These are my 'nerdy millennial' Christmas jokes 🤣🎄 #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #holidaylaughs 16 pts

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Christmas Jokes | Macmillan Children's Books Staff
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Been saving up my jokes all week! #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #holidaylaughs 11 pts

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Jinkx and Dela is over-the-top NSFW drag fun. The Holiday has become a classic! 11 pts #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious
+5 pts for #holidaycraft as the background
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Reggie I love Jinx and Dela! I‘ve never seen their show but I have great affection for them after watching them onRPDR. 5mo
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Both enjoyable #Christmasmovies. Deck the Halls might become one to rewatch every few years! Watched these while doing paperwork at work this week 😉 #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 11 pts

Plus, I colored the background, so +5 pts #holidaycraft

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The Perfect Retreat | Kate Forster
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Tagging a different Kate Forster since this one isn't in the database. This was sweet and had a few laugh out loud funny moments. #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 26 pts
#littenlisten #averymerrybingo #averymerryreadathon #thefestivereadathon #wintercosy #adventathon #Christmasmyway #bookspinbingo 8*4*10=320 pts
#wgwordsearch 83=830 pts
26+320+830=1,176 pts

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Tagging this as a collection bc this short story isn't in the database! A sweet story about family, CoVID, finding new ways to relate to others, and maybe just falling in love. #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 26 pts
#wgwordsearch 36=360 pts
#littenlisten #averymerrybingo #averymerryreadathon #bookspinbingo #thefestivereadathon #wintercosy #adventathon #Christmasmyway 8*1*10=80 pts
26+360+80=466 pts

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I really enjoyed this! Sweet, fun, funny. (Overuse of some yucky sex-related words during the sexy scenes imo, but not enough to ruin my enjoyment.) #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 26 pts #wgwordsearch 114= 1140 pts
#littenlisten #bookspinbingo #thefestivereadathon #averymerrybingo #wintercosy #avermerryreadathon #adventathon #Christmasmyway 8*9*10=720
26+1140+720=1,886 pts

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What's the Point of Christmas? | J. John, Neil Bennetts
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@StayCurious posting now so that I don't forget tomorrow! My points total overall so far is 14,463. I have so many more Christmas reads on my TBR!!
#wintergames #teamgamesleighers

StayCurious Amazing job! 5mo
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Music Theory For Dummies | Michael Pilhofer, Holly Day
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Not sure how legible this will be, but if you have a music background, it's SO funny! 🤣 #holidaylaughs #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 6 pts

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#DashingDecember #wrapup
Well, I had hoped to finish 7 books, but finishing 5 books in a week's time is nothing to turn your nose up at! @Andrew65 As always, thanks for hosting. 😊 You make us more productive readers!
#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 1 pt

Andrew65 A brilliant outcome 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🎄 Thanks for taking part. 5mo
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It's New Year's Day! | Richard Sebra
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A little new year humor...but really, though! 👍🎆 #holidaylaughs #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 6 pts

wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 Isn‘t that the truth! 5mo
ozma.of.oz Crossed fingers! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 5mo
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World Is My Eggshell | Philippa G Mulford
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These seem to be representative of who I am as a person. 🤣 #holidaylaughs #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 11 pts

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I can't stop watching #bookmas videos! I've watched at least 20 this week...

#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 101 points

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Wasn't a big fan of No Sleep til Christmas. But, the Christmas Cookie Challenge is unreal! Watched 2 episodes of that, as well! #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 16 points

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These movies were both enjoyable. Father Christmas was kind of bizarre but more touching overall. Lovehard was cheesy, predictable, and fun.

#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious 11 pts

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A solid meditation on racism and some of its daily effects. Interesting art style. #wgwordsearch 22 words found for 220 pts. #TBRread 15 pts #dashingDecember #adventathon #thefestivereadathon #averymerrybingo #averymerryreadathon #wintercosy #bookspinbingo #Christmasmyway 8 readathons*2 hrs*10=160 pts

396 pts #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

jlhammar Such a good book! 5mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 5mo
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I enjoyed this fun little Christmas rom com - a small town girl finds the love she had all along. I loved her dad and best friend as characters, and was glad it wasn't all about the boys, that other relationships held even more importance than the romantic prospects. #wgwordsearch 146 words in this last section for 1,460 points. #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #merryandbright and #dashingdecember 4 hrs=80 pts
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rjsthumbelina 2,156 points added from this one 🎄🎄🎄 5mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 🤩📖📚 5mo
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A few sassy posts that have made me laugh this week! 🙃🎁 #wintergames #teamgamesleighers #holidaylaughs @StayCurious
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Chrissyreadit The death to the patriarchy was one of my favs too! 🤣 5mo
vonnie862 Pockets are amazing! 5mo
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A little Grinch-y humor! 🤣 #wintergames #teamgamesleighers #holidaylaughs @StayCurious
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Unknown Book 11150377 | Unknown Unknown
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Tagging this as unknown bc it's not in the database. This was so cute and sweet! I enjoyed the main character getting to know each other ❤️🎄❄️ #teamgamesleighers #wintergames @StayCurious 26 pts (read and post)
#bookspinbingo #thefestivereadathon #averymerrybingo #wintercosy #littenlisten #averymerryreadathon #adventathon #christmasmyway #merryandbright #falalalathon #dashingDecember 11*10*2 hrs=220 pts #wgwordsearch 3,340
Total=3,586 points!

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I loved this book, but it wasn't centering Christmas like I had assumed. Very sweet story, and I loved that the problems in the story were very grounded and real, and the love element also kept me wondering how it would resolve. #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #bookspinbingo #thefestivereadathon #averymerrybingo #wintercosy #littenlisten #averymerryreadathon #adventathon #merryandbrightreadathon 8 readathons x 8 hrs x 10=640 pts 🔽

rjsthumbelina + #dashingDecember 6 hrs =60 pts #anywayyoureadathon 4 hrs = 40 pts + 26 pts = 766 pts +47 #wgwordsearch @ 10 pts each =766+470= 1,236 points! 5mo
TheSpineView Fabulous! 💚🎄❤📖📚 5mo
rjsthumbelina @TheSpineView thanks! I'm trying really hard to finish at least 1 book per day this week - partially bc I have A LOT of books currently in progress. Lol 5mo
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This wasn't an easy read, but it was worth it. A beautiful meditation on grief, family, and the life of an immigrant in the US. Read the second half in December, after life went crazy in November and I couldn't finish it with #sundaybuddyread. #WGwordsearch 560 pts
#wintergames #teamgamesleigher @StayCurious
#bookspinbingo #thefestivereadathon #averymerryreadathon #wintercosy #averymerrybingo #adventathon #dashingDecember 6 hrs =420

rjsthumbelina Total points for this one = 1,011 🎄 5mo
tokorowilliamwallace I did consider ordering this as a BOTM add-on. I might have to eventually. I'm guessing it was poignant and affective? 5mo
rjsthumbelina @tokorowilliamwallace I would say it's definitely poignant when talking about the immigrant experience. The meditation on grief was pretty strong as well - I liked being able to see how different characters had different types of grief and handled their grieving process in different ways 5mo
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Alright #teamgamesleighers! My total for the week (which is my overall total so far, bc last week was a MESS) is 5,903 points!

#wintergames
@StayCurious

StayCurious sweet picture! And great job on the points. As someone with a 2 month old herself, I know life can be often messy... 5mo
rjsthumbelina @StayCurious yep, and now that my little one is a bit older (16 months) he runs everywhere, is a total escape artist no matter what we try to keep him corralled in, and his favorite pastime is destroying things! He keeps me on my toes, for sure. But I feel like I'm learning to find ways to multitask all the time, so that I can take care of him but also meet my own needs 🙃 it's a delicate balance! Haha 5mo
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The Muppets Mad Libs | Kendra Levin
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This week, I watched approximately 35 #bookmas videos and It's a Very Muppet Christmas! 181 points #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

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I found 158 words, for a total of 1,580 points + 1 for posting = 1,581 points #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious Wow so impressive! 5mo
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Finished this week's section for #sundaybuddyread! #Wgwordsearch 1,810 points added 😁⛄
#wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

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A Spindle Splintered | Alix E. Harrow
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Christmas ambience on, toddler napping, time to settle in with a favorite author! It didn't knock January out of my favorite spot, but def worth the read. And anxiously awaiting book 2! 1st book finished for #anywayyoureadathon #dashingdecember and #Melscozyreadathon. Only found 3 words for #WGwordsearch -30 pts #Wintergames2021 @StayCurious #averymerryreadathon #wrapitupreadathon #bookspinbingo #averymerrybingo #festivereadathon #wintercosy

rjsthumbelina #adventathon 3 hrs for all readathons = +300 points+16+30= 346 points 🎄 5mo
kspenmoll Congrats on your reading, with a toddler no less!!‘ 5mo
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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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I think a lot of her points went over my head a bit, bc I was listening to the audio while driving. (Ironic 🤔) I'd recommend reading this one with your eyes. What I took in made sense, though. #wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers @staycurious #littenlistenbingo #wrapitupreadathon #averymerryreadathon #merryandbrightreadathon #averymerrybingo #bookspinbingo #wintercosy #festivereadathon
16+480=496 points

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