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BookishJess

BookishJess

Joined September 2016

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Petra's Ghost | C.S. O'Cinneide
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Next Petra‘s Ghost. A #blameitonlitsy read! Thanks Litsy 😊

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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Pickpick

Tbh, in between pick and so-so. More thriller than horror. More gory than it needed to be. And by the end, more questions than answers. Still a high anxiety chilling read.

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Wow. My favorite Jackson so far. Great deep characters and an eerie feel throughout. Hubby and I watched the Netflix movie last night which was good but as usual I prefer the book. Some of the changes they made were strange and very much changed the subtext.

Read this! Perfect for Spooktober!

Sace The perfect October read! 2w
Sace I should probably pull my copy out for a reread. 2w
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It‘s almost October - time for some spooky reads! 🎃👻🎃 Starting with this one I‘ve been meaning to read for a while. Then I can watch the movie!

rachaich I read this recently and it was brilliant! 3w
bookandbedandtea I've told myself to read this for the last three Octobers then failed to follow through. I'm determined to read it this year! 3w
Jen_Reads There‘s a movie? 3w
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BookishJess @Jen_Reads Yes! Just recently came out on Netflix. 2w
BookishJess @bookandbedandtea I just finished it and oh my I don‘t know why I waited so long! If you can fit it in this October do it! 2w
bookandbedandtea @BookishJess You're inspiring me! I'll make a point of it! 2w
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Fur Babies | Pamela Griffiths
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Officially sweater weather when the chi needs clothes 🐕🍂

Yes we bought him a onesie 😆

#petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

AlaMich 😂🐶❤️ 3w
valeriegeary Awwwwwww! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
UwannaPublishme ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Odd Spirits | S. T. Gibson
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet you‘re invited to join in! ✌🏼

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Pickpick

Good but very sad. I still am not sure how I feel about some of the characters.. This wasn‘t quite what I was expecting from this book though. Very sad and trigger warning for torture and gore.

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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet you‘re invited to join in! ✌🏼

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet you‘re invited to join in! ✌🏼

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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet you‘re invited to join in! ✌🏼

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet you‘re invited to join in! ✌🏼

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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet you‘re invited to join in! ✌🏼

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Making progress in American War while the fur baby sleeps and hubby plays games. Perfect Saturday for this introvert couple 😌 #dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

TheLibrarian That does sound like a perfect Sunday! 4w
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Apparently September 17th was my 3 YEAR LITSYVERSARY?? I can‘t believe it‘s been 3 years since I‘ve joined this wonderful community! I‘m so grateful for all of you!

Here‘s to many more years of a lively and welcoming community and to many, many, many more books!! 🥂📚📚📚

Ddzmini Happy Litsyversery 🎉🎈🎊📖😋 4w
Birdsong28 Happy litsyversery 🎉🎊📚📖 4w
TheSpineView Happy Litsy Anniversary! 🥳🥳🥳 4w
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JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 4w
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 4w
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Want to join @Jenken1998 ?

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Littens could I get your opinions please?

Those who buy and read ebooks a lot which company do you buy from and why? (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, etc.)

I‘ve used Amazon Kindle for years and have quite an extensive library but am considering if I should make the switch to another provider. Thoughts?

Thanks! ☺️

AkashaVampie I do Amazon. I have always done Amazon. 1mo
Amiable I have purchased e-books from Barnes & Noble for years. I started with that because I had a Nook and the Kindle then didn‘t allow for the e-pub format, which was the format that the library had available for e-books. Plus, I was never happy with Amazon‘s business model in dealing with authors and publishers. And the way they treat their employees. (edited) 1mo
Reagan-reads I love my kobo. 1mo
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Lcsmcat I use all three. I have a larger library on Kindle because I started with them, but I mostly use it for public domain books now. I prefer Kobo for books that I can get that way because I can support my local independent book store, and often use it for books by living authors. I have the nook app because I inherited my mother-in-law‘s Nook, which I have since passed on to my daughter, but have fewer books on it. 1mo
avgeyer I have exclusively used kindle for ebooks, I've never had any complaints! 1mo
Hazel2019 I really like shopping at B&N. You go in, are surrounded by books. Just a great place to be. It is more expensive though - especially when purchasing at the physical locations. Amazon would be my second choice. 1mo
AmyG I have an ipad where I do everything. I mostly read ebooks from apple and amazon (I have a kindle app on my ipad). 1mo
Texreader Amazon Kindle because I like all the freebies 1mo
tournevis If you are in the US, Kobo is less interesting because the catalogue is smaller than Amazon. B&N works on Kobo if you sideload, though. In fact, the ability to sideload is Kobo's best, greatest feature. The difference used to be enormous, but now, if you're in the US, it's more about which language you read in. If it's English, Kobo has fewer books in the Kobo store than Amazon. If it's any other language, Kobo it is. 1mo
Redwritinghood I buy on Kindle and have no problems with it. I haven‘t used the others, though, so I can‘t compare. 1mo
TheLibrarian I‘ve only used Amazon for my Kindle but I love it. With the decline in B&N, I was worried what would happen to my ebooks if I had their ereader. 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I got it!! I‘m so excited!! I started reading it by downloading the free Kindle sample yesterday. And my bestie is listening to the audio and said that the actress who plays Aunt Lydia narrates it!

Also featuring one of my fave treats 😋

emz711 Love digestives! 1mo
RaimeyGallant I feel like we need a hashtag! #LitsyGoesAtwood ? 1mo
BookishJess @RaimeyGallant Haha yes we do! 1mo
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How different the world would be if more people truly believed this...

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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#CurrentlyReading

1. THE GUNSLINGER - I‘m kind of “eh” so far...but I‘ve heard a lot of people say this about the first Dark Tower book so I am pushing on with it.

2. SELF-COMPASSION - Just started this morning. I was led to read this book next as my non-fic/self-help book. I guess I could use some self-compassion...

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

Lots of potential but it just fell kind of short for me. A good story and a very interesting premise (1920s Mexico + Mayan mythology + Cinderella story) but the characters and their interactions lacked some depth. The last part of the book was the most interesting. Good read but I wasn‘t blown away.

I AM blown away by that cover though 🤩

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Been reading this book and I‘m about halfway through. I‘ll probably finish it because I do want to know how it ends but I have to say I‘m not super engrossed in this story... Very interesting concept and I love the integration of Mayan mythology but something is falling short for me...

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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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I liked this much better than the Book of Etta - it felt a little closer to the original book which is still the best in my opinion. I liked the jumps from different times and POVs in here. And as always I enjoyed the diary style of writing. We got more world building and saw how other communities live in this post apocalyptic world too - for better and worse.

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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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A carrier ship turned into a protected floating library?? This is the post-apocalyptic content I‘ve been wanting 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚

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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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I think all of us here on Litsy would agree with this quote from Flora 😆

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Like many of us here in America, Lyz Lenz attempts to understand the great divide that grows wider and wider between Americans in the wake of the 2016 election. Lenz specifically looks at this issue in Middle American Christian communities. There are no answers here but Lenz voices our feelings, our anger, and our hurt, while trying to sort out the cognitive dissonance that takes place in so many Christian communities today. 👇🏻

BookishJess The only issue I had was each chapter felt like it‘s own distinct piece and that maybe the book was created as a compilation of her essays/articles which made some parts slightly repetitive. It‘s a minor issue though and I thoroughly enjoyed this book and her writing. I highlighted a lot! 2mo
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On Christianity and the idolatry of American sports.

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OriginalCyn620 😊🙌🏼❤️ 2mo
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End of chapter 1 and I already have a lot of highlights

This is going to be an eye opening read

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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
What better book for #lighthouse than the first book in the Lighthouse Library Mystery series

OriginalCyn620 📚❤️😊 2mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
My first thought for #bookstore was Aziraphale‘s bookshop from Good Omens. The TV show portrayed it perfectly.

OriginalCyn620 📚❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Just got this one in from the library!

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More and more books | Random House (Firm), Catherine Stern, Toni S. Gould, Margaret B. Stern
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Cause I really needed more books right? 🤦‍♀️
Latest additions to the #Kindle library. All of these were on sale though! That makes it ok right?? #bookhaul

CaroPi A book is always the right choice! 2mo
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Submerged | Dani Pettrey
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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

This Christian thriller/suspense takes place in #Alaska. It was free on Kindle and a pretty good read. But a little faith heavy. Someday I‘ll read the sequels as it‘s part of a series called “Alaskan Courage”.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 📚❤️ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty pic! ❤️ 2mo
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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Just started. Highly praised by my fiancé who had to read it for a political science literature class.

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#letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

The majority of this thriller takes place on a cruise #ship. Finally one for the challenge I‘ve read

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🛳 pretty good book! I enjoyed it! 2mo
CouronneDhiver I liked this one! 2mo
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Well that was disturbing.

Like most short story collections, some of these weren‘t great and others will be lingering with me for a while. And some, specifically the last story, was a little too disturbing. Sometimes I wish I could erase images from my brain 😬

Overall, creepy stories with some pretty good Stephen King-esque writing.

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The Hike | Drew Magary
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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

These two books came to mind for #camping. A totally trippy hike in the woods and a nonfic about a man who went off and lived in the Olympic forest by himself.

Sunraven As a new-school hermit I am totally interested in reading the hermit one. 😆 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏕 3mo
Crazeedi @Sunraven it was good 3mo
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Sunraven @Crazeedi: Good to know! ☺️ 2mo
BookishJess @Sunraven @Crazeedi I‘ve heard good things about it! Both of these are still on my TBR though 🙈 2mo
Sunraven Ah, yes, the infinite TBR. 😉 2mo
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The Lathe Of Heaven | Ursula K. LeGuin
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1. Really great read
2. JJ
3. Onion rings!
4. Possibly dress shopping for my super casual wedding coming up 😊
5. Only one 😔

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Avanders Super casual wedding sounds fun! 👏🏽👏🏽 congrats!! 🎉🍾 ♥️ 3mo
BookishJess @Avanders Thank you! 😊 It‘s going to be a small wedding at the courthouse with some family and close friends 3mo
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The Diviners | Libba Bray
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#LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

A creepy paranormal YA set in 1920s #NewYork?? Sounds amazing!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It does sound good!! Cool cover too!! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 It does sound good! ❤️🗽 3mo
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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#LetsTravelAugust

Time for me to try and get back into some of these photo challenges! Here‘s the book I thought of first for #college!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one has gotten a lot of love today!! I‘m going to have to read it! 💚💚 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Nice photo! 👌🏻 3mo
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So the past few books I‘ve picked to read next by sorting randomly the books on my Goodreads account and picking what comes up first.

This one is next according to Goodreads‘ randomizer. Even though it‘s horror I‘m hoping it‘ll be a little lighter than The Postmortal 😥

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Well that was interesting. Starts out kind of funny and somewhat light hearted then gets progressively heavier and heavier. I‘m not sure what to think of the ending...but it was an interesting exploration of what could happen should we find the “cure” for aging.

Along with The Lathe of Heaven and Parable of the Sower, I‘m on a roll of reading books dealing with human overpopulation.

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1. Les Miserables 😭
2. Prefer not to answer 😅 because there‘s so many I actually have no idea....
3. Match Land. I‘ve been playing it on and off for probably close to 2 years now
4. Litsy! And Kindle
5. Late coming to this so most of you have probably already done it - if you haven‘t and see this consider yourself tagged!

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🎈🤗 3mo
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True Crimes: A Family Album | Kathryn Harrison
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Interesting article in the New York Times. True crime books by state! I really thought Washington‘s would be Starvation Heights. It‘s become infamous where I live here in WA. #truecrime

Link to the article: https://nyti.ms/2K8hp6y

BookishJess For anyone interested here‘s the book about Starvation Heights. I still need to read it. 3mo
Karkar It is interesting who they picked for each state. Some of the states have a lot higher profile murders. 3mo
Karkar @BookishJess I think I heard about this “doctor “ on a Lore Podcast. It was very interesting! 3mo
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Sweettartlaura Great list 👍🏻. I‘ve read a lot of these... maybe I need to check off the rest 🤔 3mo
BookishJess @Karkar Probably! It was a big operation her and her husband pulled. Everyone whose grown up here has heard about it. One of my teachers in college actually had a student who grew up at the house that‘s on the property. He did a presentation on it for the class and even had audio of creepy things they‘d heard at night 😱 3mo
BookishJess @Sweettartlaura That would make a good reading challenge! 3mo
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😂😂😂

Lindy 😆 3mo
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For my fiction read I started The Postmortal last night. Really interesting concept as science and medicine advances in real life. What happens if we do find the cure for aging?

Also was kind of surprised to see lyrics from a band I like in the epigraph! 🤘🏻

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Buy This Book: Studies in Advertising and Consumption | Andrew Blake, Mica Nava, Iain MacRury, Barry Richards
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#bookhaul #kindledeals Oops! 🙈 Quite a sale today on #Kindle deals! All of these are new to me except The Poisonwood Bible (on TBR for a while). Heard about When She Woke in a Goodreads review of The Handmaid‘s Tale. And I was sold on The Witch‘s Kind when I saw it‘s set in the Pacific Northwest. 📚📚📚

TheNerdyProfessor I enjoyed the Bookshop of Yesterdays...an easy but feel good read. 3mo
BookishJess @TheNerdyProfessor Good! I took a chance on that one - I‘d never heard of it before but it sounded like a cute read. 3mo
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Reading this next. Hoping it‘s very readable for a science book.

Moray_Reads I loved this one. It's fascinating 3mo
LauraJ Very readable. 👍🏼 3mo
Megabooks It is! 3mo
BookishJess @Moray_Reads @LauraJ @Megabooks Good to hear! The topic is absolutely fascinating 3mo
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