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Amandajoy

Amandajoy

Joined February 2016

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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Ryhs
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At the end of the year, my book club chooses all the reads for the next year. Everyone submits suggestions & then we vote. These are my suggestions. I picked one new, one classic, one nonfiction. I‘m hoping these will help push the ladies very gently out of their comfort zone. We‘ll see what actually gets picked.

rubyslippersreads I‘ve been wanting to read the tagged book for ages. 4d
BookNAround I love Wide Sargasso Sea and my book club just read Washington Black for last month. It was mostly well received. 4d
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Here you go @Mitch & @Chrissyreadit I love a good #cookbookshelfie. Right now I‘m loving Melissa Clark‘s two instant pot cookbooks. Now I have to go move all of these so the painter can paint next week.

Chrissyreadit Ohhh! I love it! This is amazing! And I want a color coordinated book shelf- I‘m going to copy for my cookbooks too! 2w
Mitch I envy your space and shelves for cookbooks. One day mine will have a better home! 2w
Simona 😍😍😍 Looks beautiful. 2w
Amandajoy Thank you @Chrissyreadit @Mitch @Simona ! I had to do something, they used to be on a rolling cart & it was becoming dangerous! 1w
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I stopped at a brand new independent bookstore that opened last week in Omaha. The selection was small, and a little too much James Patterson for my taste, but I did manage to find one book to take home. It‘s a cute little shop & I wish them success in their venture.

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1. Chips
2. Yes
3. We‘re getting the inside of the house painted so I will finally be able to hang up pictures. And my stepkids will be back for thanksgiving.
4. One
5. Yellow

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❤️ Omaha, NE
🧡 38? Yes, 38. I forget sometimes.
💛 I‘m a Registered Dietitian
💚 Married for almost 4 months
💙 She/her
💜 My first and middle name

#gettingtoknowyou

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
InBooksILive I forget how old I am everytime someone asks!! I have to ask whoever I'm with, like umm 27? They'll be like no dude your 29 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
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1. Just one!? His Dark Materials.
2. Bare feet
3. I‘ve been to the top of Pike‘s Peak, so 14,115 feet.
4. Ranch dressing.
5. Probably not.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m going in...

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So excited to get this in the mail! The illustrations are always so lovely in these editions! 😍

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A friend posted this on Facebook. I can‘t say I‘ve used a shopping cart before, but I have needed a hand basket before. #goals

janeycanuck I‘ve never even see a bookstore with shopping carts. But now I want to need one!! 1mo
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Hello all! I‘m working on a resource list for work, what are your favorite books on body positivity or self care? 🦋🌻

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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Has anyone read this one? I‘m struggling with it & it‘s my book club‘s pick for October. I‘ve heard good things about it, but I‘m finding lately I‘m having a very low tolerance for books about the struggles of white men. And this one is such an investment. I feel like at another time, when the news isn‘t pissing me off, I might like it. Ugh.

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A guy came into the store last night, talking in the phone about getting a gift for his GF. He came to the cash register with a Hufflepuff apron & a Gryffindor spatula. I got a deer-in-the-headlights look when I asked if he knew what house she was in. I managed to convince him to go with the Hufflepuff apron, the Hogwarts crest spatula, & a gift receipt. Good luck man.

Soubhiville How does he not know!? 2mo
Well-ReadNeck I love this post so hard! 😂 2mo
julesG I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him. 2mo
Amandajoy @Soubhiville @julesG he was choosing things because he liked the way they looked. Meanwhile, she threw a Harry Potter themed party last week. I hope I‘m there if she decides to exchange the apron. 2mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Have you read Annihilation? This creeping plant reminded me of the Crawler in that book. Not sure why, but I managed to freak myself out about it a little bit. Then a largish spider decided to join me for lunch. Not a very calming lunch to read about meditation.

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A little #audiocooking this morning. 🌶🥕🍅🔪📚

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My selections from MyTBR are here! Anyone read any of these? What did you think? They all look so good & I cant to wait to dive into them! This is my favorite book subscription service I‘ve tried. 🤓 #gettbr

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Been slowly reading this one at lunch. I‘ve meditated before, but I‘m finding this one to be very squishy rather than a good guide. Anyone read this one? What did you think?

Crazeedi I read this years ago, at a time when I needed it. He writes beautiful words 2mo
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Mehso-so

Parts of this book were relevant & parts infuriated me. I‘ve never been a single parent but I did work as a maid. The struggle to make ends meet on minimum wage is relevant. The whining about organic milk is ridiculous. Doing back breaking work for low pay & no benefits is a relevant story. Trying on your clients clothes & snooping through their things is unacceptable. For most of the book she came off as snobby & entitled. Could‘ve been better.

wen4blu Totally agree....I just found her so annoying by the end. 2mo
Megabooks Yup! Great review of an over-hyped book! 2mo
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NO PLACE LIKE HOME | Mary Higgins Clark
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My Uncle‘s mom passed away a little while back & they came across a lot of mystery books - Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson, etc. - while cleaning out her house & are trying to find a good home for. Are there any Littens in the Denver area who would like them? Or do any Denver Littens know of a good place in the area where they can be donated?

AmyG Does the Denver Public Library accept used books....to be sold and the money goes to the library? 2mo
LibrarianRyan The homeless shelter and the Salvation army. I know it‘s been 10 years but I bet they both still take them. (edited) 2mo
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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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1. Need to make a dent in this one.
2. The husband & I are going on a sort of honeymoon since we didn‘t get to after the wedding this summer.
3. I don‘t have one, it‘s whatever I‘m on the mood for.
4. I used to play the violin. 🎻
5. 👍🏻

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xxjenadanxx Ooh honeymoon! Where are you going? 2mo
Amandajoy @xxjenadanxx Lake of the Ozarks 2mo
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I‘m listening to this & trying to keep an open mind. But, I just got to the part about the organic milk and I thought my head was going to explode. As a Registered Dietitian, who works with SNAP recipients on a regular basis, I work to help patients understand that any vegetable, whether canned, fresh, or frozen, is great & organic is a political decision not a nutritional one. This made me want to scream. Trying to decide if I will finish. 🤯

megnews I didn‘t get to organic milk before I stopped. But I just read a similar comment about it the other day. 3mo
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It feels like fall today. My days of reading and eating lunch out side are numbered 🙁

Crazeedi I know! This week changed so quickly! And it's not even September yet!! It's been too chilly to sit on my porch without a blanket, lol. And rain today! 3mo
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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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I‘ve heard good things about this & it‘s my book club‘s pick for October, so I need to get it read. I feel like I‘m struggling to get started with it. I‘m hoping to make a dent in it tonight & tomorrow, maybe I‘ll gain some momentum.

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Beard Science | Penny Reid
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Started listening to this one & I had forgot how much fun these books are. I‘m just giggling down the highway.

DGRachel This is one of my favorites of the series! I ❤️ Cletus. 3mo
Amandajoy @DGRachel I think it‘s quickly becoming my favorite. 3mo
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Thank you @Dolly & @cwarnier for the bookmarks! I‘m looking forward to using them all. I have already put one in my lunch book and removed the dog-eared page 😉
Thank you @LibrarianRyan for organizing a fun swap.
#bookmarkswap

Macker11 That paper clip is so cute !! Such a simple great idea! 3mo
LibrarianRyan I love the flower on top of the book page. I might have to steal that idea 3mo
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Another lovely park for my lunch time reading. Omaha should really play up its parks, they‘re great. Apparently, over that hill is also the birthplace of Gerald Ford. I can‘t wait until the #bookmarkswap tomorrow so maybe I‘ll remember to grab a bookmark for my lunch book. I‘ve had to resort to dog-earing the pages!

Dolly Gasp😲No excuses after tomorrow. 3mo
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The park I was at for lunch was very water fowl heavy. The Canadian geese tend to freak me out, those suckers can be mean.

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Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America | Hannah Moskowitz, Julie Murphy, Anna-Marie McLemore, Sona Charaipotra, Martha Brockenbrough, Nina LaCour, Amber Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Brandy Colbert, Jaye Robin Brown, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Alexandra Duncan, Aisha Saeed, Stephanie Kuehnert, Maurene Goo, Sandhya Menon, Somaiya Daud, Ilene (I.W.) Gregorio, Tracy Deonn Walker, Christine Day
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The husband is at work all day and I have nothing to do today but laundry, cooking, & reading. It‘s also rainy & cloudy outside making it the perfect kind of lazy day. Starting this one, maybe I‘ll even finish it. 🤓

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Tallgrass | Sandra Dallas
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Inspired by the Book Riot article @Johanna414 posted this morning, I decided to match my coffee cup to my book. The book is set in Colorado. 🤓☕️📚

Johanna414 I love it! 3mo
Tamra This sounds great! 3mo
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I‘ve received my #bookmarkswap packages. Thank you! Can‘t wait until next week 🤓

Dolly That was fast! I hope you like them! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3mo
cwarnier 😁
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Feeling on the ball today. Mailed off my #bookmarkswap packages. Should get there in plenty of time.

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3mo
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Another quiet spot to read & have lunch. I‘ve been reading a lot of books lately about ADHD. Fascinating & informative.

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My step kids went to a Harry Potter themed camp this week and got excited about the series. So I‘m introducing them to the all of the Harry Potter movies. They‘ve only seen the first three. We‘ve decided to do a movie marathon of all seven over the next few days. So excited to start them on this, hopefully I can convince them to read the books next!

mcipher That‘s awesome!! I want an adult Harry Potter camp. 😉 4mo
LauraJ @mcipher me too! 4mo
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Anyone use a bullet journal? What do you think? I‘ve always had a paper planner but I‘m thinking of trying this. I‘ve dismissed this in the past because it always looked too fancy & complicated and know that will stop me from using it.

Varshitha I love it,, mostly because it can be designed however you want.. I was intimidated by all the colorfull bujo posts as well but finally came up with the layouts that actually work for me .. 4mo
parttimedomestic I've been bullet journaling for 3 years or so. I agree it can be intimidating, but start simple and small and find what layouts work for you. It is more of a time investment than a regular planner, but I think it's worth it because I can integrate my day to day planner with my book log and garden calendar and I love having everything in the same journal and format! 4mo
Megabooks A lot of ppl on here use them. I think the hashtag is #bujo. 4mo
Amandajoy @Varshitha @parttimedomestic @Megabooks I finished the book & think I‘m going to try it. The spreads get super intimidating once you go down the rabbit hole on the internet & I don‘t have the time. I‘ve decided to start super basic for the first few months to see how I like the concept. 4mo
Clwojick I love my bujo. check out the posts under this book. 4mo
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Barnes & Noble has some great coffee mugs... but I managed to resist! That may not last long! 🤓☕️

Clwojick oh my gosh, how can you choose just one. I love them all! 4mo
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I somehow have about a half an hour to sit down & everyone is watching tv in other rooms. I shall enjoy this.

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Recent book haul. Found a few books to help me figure out the whole ADHD thing. And one very large book for October‘s book club - I felt I needed to start it early.

Macnjen Shantaram is good 4mo
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Invisible Bridge | Julie Orringer
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1. I tried to tag one of my less popular 5⭐️ reads
2. Puffy
3. Sunsets, especially pink ones
4. New furniture for several rooms
5. I think 3rd

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Starting a new lunch book today. This may also be the only day I get to sit outside for lunch before the heat & humidity overtake Omaha this week.

Tamra We got it yesterday in MN and it‘s looking like a hostile take-over for a spell. 😅 4mo
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1. I managed to get me & the kids out the door on time every day this week.
2. Not sure, I feel I should do some more in person research on the subject.
3. Strawberry shortcake
4. Planning on taking the kids to the pool, so maybe I‘ll get to read.
5. Will do!

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Dragonfairykats Getting everyone out the door on time more than once deserves special cookies and a cocktail!!! 4mo
TrishB Well done to number one 👍🏻 that‘s an accomplishment! 4mo
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1. I‘ll take a lake or a pool
2. Lake of the Ozark‘s in Missouri. My grandparents used to have a place on the lake & we would spend summers there when I was a kid. Glorious.
3. Usually Netflix but we have an Alamo Theater nearby. I like going to the movies when I can order dinner & a beer.
4. The new Deadwood Movie
5. 👍🏻

#humpdaypost

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I‘m looking for recommendations please! I found out recently - as an almost 38 year old adult - that I have ADHD. (I feel this explains my distracted squirrel moments in life.) Does anyone have any good book recommendations on the subject? My therapist recommended one on mindfulness that I plan on reading, but I was hoping to find some others as well. Thank you!

jenniferw88 Anne Hegerty is on the Aspergers spectrum! If you have twitter I recommend you follow her as she occasionally recommends books to help - she does a lot to raise awareness as she was diagnosed later in life too! #AddictedtoTheChase 4mo
alexa_d The classic is "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?" which is, rather atypically of ADHD books, written by two women who actually HAVE it. Most ADHD books by women are for parents of ADHD children. It's so refreshing and more helpful to have a book from "our" perspective ? 3mo
Amandajoy @alexa_d I will add that one to my list, thank you! 3mo
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Rainy morning on the porch with a new book. Tried starting this last night but only got this far before I fell asleep. Good morning Littens!

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Between getting married last weekend & the 4th of July, I haven‘t had much time for Litsy. Thought since I finally have a few minutes I‘d share some photos. I only need up with 5 pics on my phone, so this one is from my photographer. Those were our cake toppers - his call sign at work is Eeyore & mine is Panda. Plus my stepkids call me Panda. Happy Friday Littens!

Gezemice Oh, beautiful! Congratulations! May you have long lasting love and happiness. 💐 4mo
looking_for_mikaela Congratulations! 4mo
Tamra Beautiful!! 4mo
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TrishB Gorgeous 💕 4mo
TheSpineView Congrats! 4mo
julesG Congratulations l 4mo
jmtrivera Congrats! 4mo
jchawkins Aww yay!! Congratulations! You two look so happy! 4mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations! Lovely pics! 🥂🎉❤️ 4mo
ElishaLovesBooks Congratulations!🎉🎉 4mo
Godmotherx5 Congrats 🍾🎊🎉 📚 4mo
RavenLovelyReads Best wishes!!! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!
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cobwebmoth Congratulations! 4mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 4mo
Eggs Lovely photo 💗👍🏼💗 Congratulations 🍾🎊 (edited) 4mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
DGRachel Congratulations! 4mo
CouronneDhiver Lovely! All the very best wishes to you both ❤️ 4mo
TheLibrarian Congratulations!!! 4mo
Ddzmini Awe beautiful congratulations 🎈🎉🍾🎊 📖😋 4mo
BarbaraJean Congratulations!! 🍾🥂🎉 4mo
Lcsmcat You look lovely and happy ! Congratulations !🍾 4mo
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Had to sneak this photo. I‘m sitting at the social security office and afraid I might finish my book before they call my number. Please send help 😂

LibrarianJen Long lines are the worst! Can you download something on Libby? 4mo
Amandajoy @LibrarianJen I ended up being called with 10 pages left. Crisis averted 😉 4mo
rretzler Thanks goodness! That would be the worst! That‘s one reason that I‘ve gravitated to reading more ebooks. I carry an entire library with me on my phone (or Kindle) everywhere I go. 🤣 4mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Sneaking in a few minutes of reading before we start getting ready for the wedding. 👰🏼📚

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Treated myself to a couple for books from MyTBR recommendation and bought the kids books too. The little on had already taken her book to her room to read before I could take the picture. #getTBR

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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Thank you for the books and things @LifeInPages . I like Margret Atwood & haven‘t read this one yet. But the twine initial you mentioned in your note seems to be missing so I‘m not sure what happened...
Thanks as always @BookishMarginalia for organizing the swap. I‘m sure it‘s a ton of work & it‘s all greatly appreciated!
#summersantagoespostal

Lcsmcat ❤️ 5mo
LifeInPages Sorry I'll mail it out to you along with more goodies. 5mo
Amandajoy @LifeInPages that‘s all right. I just wanted to make sure I wasn‘t missing it somewhere. 5mo
LifeInPages Yea sorry I was in a hurry to mail everything so I forgot it. Either way I'll mail it to you. Also after looking at some ppls I'm sorry that it wasn't wrapped and could have more stuff. 😔 5mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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With the wedding next week and the kids being here, things are a little more crazy than usual. I‘m trying to keep my reading light and low stress. From what I‘ve heard, this one should fit the bill.

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Hello,
My name is the lady that is going to be there for dinner tonight.
You killed my phone.
Prepare to go ahead with your appointment.

I actually had to turn the predictive text in for this because it drives me nuts but this was entertaining.
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 5mo
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You know how some of us will read anything? I just saw a kid in the waiting room reading a phone book. 😂 Sorry I couldn‘t get a picture, but it was priceless!

📷Google

thebluestocking For a kid these days, the phone book is probably a fun novelty. 😂💙 5mo
Amandajoy @thebluestocking I never thought about that but you‘re probably right. 5mo
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