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xxjenadanxx

xxjenadanxx

Joined March 2019

30 something, book reader, Disney lover, list maker, Dog person. ISFJ. Ravenclaw. Follow me on Goodreads. www.goodreads.com/xxjenadanxx
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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1. Having fun and making memories with my niece Satina.
2. Tagged and also The Beyond (Devils Isle #4) by Chloe Neill
3. Popsicles and fresh produce! Also Cherry Limeade.
4. 106 degrees. No thank you.
5. @AthenaWins @Dragon @Chelleo @Tashaxlynn @Addison_Reads @NatalieR

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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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A beautifully melodic tale of love, sacrifice and magic.

Oh, and Goblins.

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Day 22: Dandelion

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TheSpineView Love this one. Great description of a dandelion. 1d
xxjenadanxx @TheSpineView I thought it was quite lovely. 1d
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SharonGoforth Gorgeous illustrations!!!💕 3d
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Eh. A pretty standard Zombie book. I much prefer his Rot & Ruin series, but I was in the mood for zombies and this is all I had. I did like the unique twist on the virus and the manner of its release, but otherwise it was indistinguishable from any other of the genre.

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Equal parts entertaining and eye-opening. I have a tendency to romanticize, well most things, and this book did it‘s best to burst my bubble by shedding light on the undesirable parts of the Victorian age. While I‘m definitely thankful for indoor plumbing and modern medicine, I‘ll always love those big, smelly, impractical dresses.

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Perhaps there is still time to get your perfect beach body before summer!!

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Menagerie | Rachel Vincent
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A bunch of my library holds arrived! Where should I start?!

#libraryhaul #libraryholds

Djspens Vox! 6d
lyradora Is that a bee shelter? 😊 6d
xxjenadanxx @lyradora it is! Isn‘t it cute? It needs to go out soon. 6d
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Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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A meta coming of age LGBTQ+ story about a bisexual teenage boy living in Provo Utah. In an interesting twist he is out to his family who is almost over the top supportive, but he has to remain closeted to everyone else due to his conservative LDS surroundings.

sammisho I loved this book! 7d
xxjenadanxx @sammisho I really enjoyed it too. But I always love anything by her! 6d
sammisho Same! I have not read anything yet that I didnt love! 6d
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Day 17: Sunflower

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Beantown Girls | Jane Healey
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As Donut Dollies best friends Fiona, Viv and Dottie are doing their part for the war effort by raising the spirits of soldiers with a taste of home. But Fiona has a much more important reason for joining up - to try and find out what happened to her fiancé Danny, who is MIA.

I loved this book so much! I have been fascinated by the Dollies since I first learned of them so I was SO excited to read this one and I was not disappointed!!

Melissa_J I just bought this so I‘m glad you liked it. Have you read this 1w
xxjenadanxx @Melissa_J I haven‘t yet but I plan to! Have you? 1w
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Charming and fun as expected from a Phryne book. I enjoyed that she was on multiple cases in this book and the way it switched back and forth between the two. Perfect for when you need a quick read!

#phrynefanclub #phryneappreciationclub

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Reggie @kspenmoll this is your poem!! 1w
kspenmoll @Reggie thank you for thinking of me! You are so right! I still have & use your tote! Makes me think of you! 😘 1w
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A twisting and turning psychological thriller. This isn‘t my typical genre but my book club chose it for May and I‘m glad they did. A quick and engrossing read with an ending I didn‘t see coming.

RadicalReader Love when ending completely shock and surprise you 1w
MoonWitch94 The ending was SO good! 1w
rachaich I read this for book club too. I believe there's a film bring made. 1w
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xxjenadanxx @RadicalReader @MoonWitch94 Right? I was kind of blindsided in the best way!! 1w
xxjenadanxx @rachaich Nice! I don‘t usually watch movies like that but it will make a great one. Who would you like to see cast? 1w
rachaich @xxjenadanxx oooh there's a question! I'll have to think! Not my usual genre of film either. Maybe Jennifer Laurence in the role. What about the guy over the road? Who coujd play him? 1w
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The Daughter's Tale: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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Set in WWII Germany & France, Jewish bookstore owners Amanda & Julius navigate the worsening climate of 1940s Berlin. When the Gestapo takes Julius it sets into motion a plan to save their kids by sending them to family in Cuba.When the time comes Amanda can't bring herself to send four year old Lina alone on the ship with her sister so she entrusts Viera's safety to a stranger & escapes with Lina to France. A story of heartbreak and loss follows.

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Under My Skin | Shawntelle Madison
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I loved this book! It‘s pretty unique in the world of YA Dystopia.

When Tate Sullivan goes for her required testing, all she wants is to fail and get on with her life, like all her family members before her. But somehow both she and her cousin Zoe are chosen and they‘re whisked off to begin new lives. Everything is not as it seems and it turns out those new lives won‘t be theirs for long.

#netgalleyreadathon #netgalleyarc

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Snarky and a bit sassy, this book reads exactly like Tan speaks. It‘s part memoir and part advice column. While the book does give us peeks into who Tan was growing up and now is, it still felt a bit guarded, like he wasn‘t fully committed to letting the reader in. As such I didn‘t come away knowing too much more than I already did as a fan of a show. It was still a quick and enjoyable read but I would have liked more.

#netgalley ARC

BooknerdsLife Awww love him from the show 😍🤗 2w
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Good question. I don‘t think it‘s any one thing in particular, just the magic of getting immersed into a world that isn‘t your own. But a strong female lead helps.
2. Ironically Cookbooks. Also anything Disney, magnets, eyeshadow palettes and judging by my nightstand, half full water bottles.
3. Tagged, the recipes and photos are beautiful.
4. N.R Hart
5. @Krinak

Krinak Thanks for the tag! 😊 2w
Eggs #2 - 😊☺️🤗 2w
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The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
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The story of Mata Hari told through the switching perspective in the form of letters by and her lawyer. It was an interesting take and introduction to her story, but lacked some of the beauty and prose one expects from Coelho. Still I‘m glad to have read it.

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Itchyfeetreader This is beautiful 2w
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I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. Stephanie is a snarky and strong lead & there are lots of demons. The world building is good but for me something didn‘t click. I wasn‘t connected to the story at all & it took me around a month to read what should have taken a couple hours. I do think that the book got A LOT better at around the 45% mark, and I found myself enjoying the back half of the story a lot more.
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Lumberjanes | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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A cute middle grade to mid teen Graphic novel that is as my 7th grade niece described it “Girl Scouts meets Gravity Falls”. She loved it, I liked it. I enjoyed the drawing style and the cover gallery in the back. I don‘t typically read graphic novels and only did so to complete a reading challenge but I liked the overall vibe.

CaitlinR I love Lumberjanes. 2w
xxjenadanxx @CaitlinR I‘m picking up the 2nd one today! 2w
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Mehso-so

This was a good basic introduction into tween and teen stress and anxiety with anecdotal suggestions on how to help your daughter deal. Nothing too ground breaking but there were definitely some relatable points and a good list of resources in the back of the book.

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I‘ve never written a book but this felt like I have. I too am a 30 something introverted small town Texas girl w no idea how to make friends. I'm not Chinese or named Jessica but I would‘ve been if my cousin hadn't been born first forcing Mom to name me Jennifer instead. The title caught my eye, b/c SAME. Many times I caught myself nodding enthusiastically & just laughing out loud. I‘m inspired to go on an extrovert journey of my own.
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Buechersuechtling Love your review. 😁 Think I some day need to read this. 2w
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The Glow of Infinite Galaxies
Day 5: Glow

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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In Kentucky, Blue skinned people are looked down upon as tainted and unholy. Now 19, Bluet‘s father wants her to marry like a decent woman should but she‘s found her place as a Book Woman bringing books to the Hill folk.The books she delivers make a difference in the lives of her patrons, and they in hers, giving her purpose, income,& community. But shes increasingly threatened by the Preacher, who is determined to "save" her. 5 ⭐️
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CaitlinR Just added it to the prepub Library hold list. 2w
xxjenadanxx @CaitlinR yay! It was soo good! 2w
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1. Tagged (JUST finished it, SO GOOD)
2. The Traitors Kiss by Erin Beaty
3. It‘s a tie between Ranunculus and Peonies!

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Day 4: Crown
The Queen by Pablo Neruda

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Mistress of the Ritz | Melanie Benjamin
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After marrying, Blanche quickly settled into her role as Mistress of the Ritz, dressing in fashionable clothing, befriending the elite & living in a beautiful suite. But the Nazis have taken over Paris & the Ritz & now her days are spent catering to the invaders, her nights doing jobs for the resistance. Living in close quarters with the enemy Blanche has a false sense of security, & gets more reckless as she gets more restless.
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. My Dogther Sadie Mae
2.All I‘ve read is my arc of Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin but it was really good!
3. My niece‘s volleyball game and lots of vegging and Netflix.
4.84 & partly cloudy.
5.Excellent question, I have no idea!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

SW-T Awww. She‘s so sweet looking! 3w
tpixie Cute puppy 🐶 adorable!!!!!!! ♥️ 3w
xxjenadanxx @SW-T @tpixie thank you! She is the sweetest and loves giving hugs! 3w
tpixie @xxjenadanxx ♥️🐶♥️ 3w
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Quiet treacherous things.

Day 3: Quiet

#poetrymatters #quiet @TheSpineView

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Who knew there were so many uses for cow urine and poo?!

After living in the US for 20 years, Shoba and her family return to India to reconnect with their roots. Shortly after moving in to their new apartment she becomes somewhat obsessed with the lady selling milk in the street - and her cows. A friendship with benefits is tentatively formed, and we begin to learn everything we could ever hope to about Cows and their “products”.

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How else do you suppose, that the ocean got so blue?

#poetrymatters Day 2: Sand

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My mom was a Carnie when she was younger, so growing up hearing stories of her years on the road left me fascinated with circus/sideshows/vaudeville.
This is the story of Chang and Eng, the conjoined brothers from Siam who are the reason for the term “Siamese Twins”. From humble beginnings in a Siamese fishing village to their deaths at their North Carolina estate, we witness their fascinating journey and the public‘s reaction to them as “other”.

Blueberry When I was working on genealogy I found that they were in my ancestry by marrying two sisters from Kentucky. 3w
xxjenadanxx @Blueberry Sarah and Adelaide Yates! Although they were from North Carolina, not Kentucky. Also they had 21 kids between them and there is a big “family reunion” for all their descendants each year in NC! 3w
Blueberry Yes, that's them, Yates 😊 3w
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Despite finding myself in a week long reading slump, I managed to read these 24 books this month. My favorites were The Queen‘s Rising Series, Inseparable, Tangerine and How I Live Now. Have you read any of these?

#aprilwrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Impressive! 📖💖 3w
Crazeedi Wow, great job!!🎉🎉 3w
Crazeedi Love Phryne!!! 3w
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Summertime | Joanne Dugan
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This looks fun, thanks for the tag @Hestapleton

1. Disney World
2. Paletas (Mexican Popsicles!)
3. Picnics and movies in the park
4. Sweet tea or ice cold water
5. Fun sunglasses and hand fans
6. Someplace shady with a nice breeze

@Johanna414

Hestapleton I must know more about these popsicles.... 4w
xxjenadanxx @Hestapleton They are super fruity and delicious, I grew up eating them in Texas. They are best when gotten from a popsicle cart, but if that isn‘t an option you can *sometimes* find them in a grocery store. A national brand that will be pretty close to the same experience is Outshine, the coconut, mango or pineapple varieties! 4w
Johanna414 Oh man, how nice to be thinking of summer... there was snow on the ground when I left for work this morning! 😭😭😭😭😭 3w
xxjenadanxx @Johanna414 oh wow! So late in the season! Where are you at? I‘m lucky to live in Florida, 14 miles from my driveway to beautiful white sand beaches! 3w
Johanna414 @xxjenadanxx I‘m in Western NY, in the Buffalo area. It‘ll hopefully be our last bit of snow, but anything is possible here... 3w
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And so ends this month‘s #24b4monday. Today I read two books in 7 hours and 14 minutes, bringing the weekends total to 20 hours and 14 minutes (and 43 seconds 😂) , with 8 books and a novella read.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Holy moly girl!!! Great job!!! 👏🥳🎉❤️ 4w
xxjenadanxx @TheReadingMermaid thank you 😊 it was fun! 4w
LaraReads Really great job! 4w
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Johanna414 Impressive! 4w
Andrew65 Simply brilliant! 🍾🥂👏👏👏🙌 Well Done. See you next month. 😊 4w
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Good Riddance | Elinor Lipman
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A slower day for reading, but I wasn‘t feeling too inspired. 4 hours and change added to my #24b4monday time. Two books and a novella, all of which were just so-so. Onwards to Day 3!

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Yaaaasss girl!!! 😍 4w
Andrew65 Having the right books is key to the Readathon, otherwise makes it an uphill struggle. Hope you are inspired on the final day of the Readathon and well done on the time you‘ve got to. 👏 4w
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