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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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Dusk: A Novel by F. Sionil Jose
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Migrations: A Novel by Charlotte McConaghy
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Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
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The Sparrow: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
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#MarvellousMay book 1/6

So my in-laws have almost no reading material in their house except for exactly one issue of Real Simple. I think I must be the only one who reads it because a few times I‘ve picked it up thinking it‘s new only to find out it‘s from 2010. Anyway at Easter I got as far as the book reviews and saved this book in Scribd before I realized it was a 12 year old magazine. And then I started listening and realized I‘d read this.⬇️

Bookwormjillk Most likely I had started it after reading that very same review. Last time I bailed but this time I stuck it out. I‘m glad I did because after a rough start I enjoyed this story of half sisters who inherited a house in the Hamptons. 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3d
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Been puttering and listening to this audiobook today while I recover from the flu. I finally got my summer reading spot set up.

vonnie862 Love the colors! 3d
Kdgordon88 What a lovely spot! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 💙 I hope you are feeling better ❤️‍🩹 3d
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Cortg That looks amazing! 3d
Tamra Adorable! 3d
kspenmoll It‘s beautiful! Feel better soon! That reading spot should help you heal! 45m
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This #recipeswap was so fun! Thank you @vonnie862 I love Mexican food! I love the book and the other things too. I can‘t wait to get in the kitchen.

vonnie862 Let me know when you try the recipes! Hopefully you like them! 3d
LeahBergen Lovely! 3d
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Any Way the Wind Blows | Rainbow Rowell
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I‘ve read all of these books and I really have no idea what‘s going on but I really enjoy the audiobooks. They‘re super fun. This was a #LitsyAwards2021 winner for YA fantasy/sci-fi

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I‘m excited for the #MarvellousMay Readathon with @Andrew65 starting Saturday! I‘ve barely read a word the past few days so I‘m looking forward to getting a kick start!

The next few books on my stack are here, but my goal is to read any five books.

CoffeeNBooks I loved Under the Whispering Door! 6d
Andrew65 Good luck 😊 I enjoyed 5d
Linsy @Andrew65 Ditto! The hubs and I listened on a road trip and didn't want to leave the car 5d
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After the Monsoon | Robert Karjel
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This wasn‘t my favorite book, but books set in Djibouti are few and far between. #ReadingAfrica2022

BarbaraBB A difficult country indeed, to find a book for. At least you finished one! 1w
Librarybelle Good to persevere! This is definitely a hard country to find a book for. 1w
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When she was six Clemantine fled her parent‘s house with her sister and just a few belongings. Until she was twelve they lived as refugees. Then they were awarded a visa to live in the US. This book shows that what looks like the happily ever after ending that you might see on the outside isn‘t always reality. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Rwanda

Librarybelle I need to read this 1w
BarbaraBB Very thoughtful review 1w
Bookwormjillk @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle it‘s early but this might be my favorite from the challenge 1w
BarbaraBB That is so good, to discover new favorites. Mine so far is my #Liberia book: 1w
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I saved up my #LitsyTeaSwap envelopes until I had a handful I could open at once. I‘m looking forward to trying these!

Bookgoil I love all the different teas I‘ve been using them a lot since I‘ve been home! 2w
Nutmegnc Great collection!! 2w
sarahbellum Yay! Enjoy! 🥰☕️ 2w
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CrowCAH Woohoo yay your welcome ☺️🎉 2w
emz711 Nice! I just discovered Taylor's and it's wonderful 2w
Bookpearl I absolutely love this!! 2w
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This sticker from @Nutmegnc sums up exactly the way I feel about Litsy! #LitsyTeaSwap

Nutmegnc 🥰🥰🤣🤣🥰🥰 2w
BkClubCare Yep! 🤩 3d
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This book made me laugh and cry and gave me a lot to think about.

This was the #LitsyAwards winner for Best Biography/Memoir in 2021

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I‘m not even sure what to say about this other than it was amazing and the less you know about it going in the better off you‘ll probably be.

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My May #bookspinbingo

This looks like a great month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 2w
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April was more quality than quantity when it came to reading. Sandworm and The Prince of Tides were both 5 stars, but they took a while. I ended up with one BINGO and read my doublespin but not my spin. #BookspinBINGO

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 2w
BkClubCare 👏 I need to read Prince of Tides one of these days. 2w
WJCintron 👏 👏 👏 2w
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April was good. After a bunch of blood work my doctor found out my body isn‘t absorbing vitamins like it should. I started supplements and wow do I feel better. Good timing since I‘m signed up to run a 5k with my daughter on the 22nd.

Reading slowed down for me this month, but I was also traveling a lot. I‘m still trying to get the elusive #BookSpinBINGO blackout. Maybe in May!

My other goal this month is to get serious about sunblock!

kspenmoll So happy that you feel so much better! The pictured flowers are gorgeous! 2w
wanderinglynn So wonderful that you‘re feeling better. Great goals for May! 🙌🏻 2w
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s wonderful that you found out what was wrong and it‘s fixable! 2w
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One Tuesday Morning | Karen Kingsbury
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This was a book club book picked by someone who was in middle school on 9/11 and so doesn‘t have the same emotions about the day that I do. It wasn‘t for me, but I can see why people like this author. #20in4 book 3/3!

Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 2w
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Wow! If you want to know why everyone got really scared about cybersecurity about a month ago read this book. I‘m going to have to read it again just to make sure I caught everything. #20in4 book 2 of 3

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 3w
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Dead Dead Girls | Nekesa Afia
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This dragged some in spots, but the time period and setting made up for it. #LMPBC #20in4 book 1 of 3

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3w
LiteraryinLawrence Yay, I‘m excited to read it! 2w
DGRachel Just wanted to let you know it arrived today. ☺️ 2w
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Dead Dead Girls | Nekesa Afia
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Reading at the bus stop. Let the #20in4 Readathon begin.

Andrew65 Looks a fun read. 3w
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A great #LMPBC read! I loved this Robin Hood remix!

TheKidUpstairs This sounds good! @Blerdgal_Fenix any interest in this one for a buddy read? 3w
ozma.of.oz Yay! I‘m so glad you liked it! 💚 3w
Johanna414 I'm super excited for this one! 3w
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Blerdgal_Fenix Let me add it!! 2w
Johanna414 I forgot to tell you that this arrived the other day - I plan on starting it today! 1d
Bookwormjillk @Johanna414 Wow, sorry that took so long. I mailed it weeks ago! 1d
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My final #BookspinBingo board will be pretty, but my list is…fluid. It‘s cold here so I decided to start my summer reading a month early. Looking forward to some backyard reads, some more #ReadingAfrica #RoadTripUSA and #FoodAndLit #Afganistan

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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The Cuban Kitchen | Raquel Rabade Roque
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Cooking dinner from this book today, and it smells so good! This book has amazing sounding drinks too, but they don‘t pay me to drink rum all day 😁 #FoodAndLit #Cuba

Catsandbooks 😂 if only! 3w
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If you‘ve ever read any of these books you know what you‘re getting. Sometimes that‘s a good thing! I really enjoyed catching up with the staff if the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency today while doing chores. #ReadingAfrica

Librarybelle Good choice! 3w
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You ever wake up in the middle of the night and remember there was something random you had meant to do, but you forgot? Well I forgot that I wanted to challenge myself to read all of the 2021 winners from @LibrarianRyan ‘s #LitsyAwards

I rarely read or am aware of new releases. I‘m still trying to catch up from the early 2010‘s. I think this will be my summer reading project. Thank you @LibrarianRyan 📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️

5feet.of.fury I‘ve only read one of those, but I highly recommend 3w
Twainy I‘ve read 11 of those. I‘ve added a couple to my TBR today. Thank you 😁 3w
Bookwormjillk @Twainy I‘m impressed! 3w
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Dead Dead Girls | Nekesa Afia
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Finishing the day how I started- enjoying the quiet and reading my #LMPBC book.

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Of Women and Salt | Gabriela Garcia
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From addiction to immigration, there was a lot going on in this book. I think it would have been better if the author had created a book of short stories about the characters rather than trying to pull them together. #FoodAndLit #Cuba

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Dead Dead Girls | Nekesa Afia
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Easing into the day.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty ❤️ have a great one!!! 4w
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I enjoyed this memoir about Albright‘s career after being Secretary of State. I didn‘t/don‘t know a lot about her, but she seemed very funny and smart. I‘d like to read more of her books.

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Back Bay | William Martin
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Reading Back Bay on the front porch.

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The Prince of Tides | Pat Conroy
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This was an impulse read because I spent some time in Beaufort, SC last week. I‘m really glad I read this sweeping, epic story of the Wingo family. It was a bit too drawn out in some places, but overall an excellent read. I might have to read it again now that I know what happens in the end.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders This sits on my all-time-favourites. Absolutely loved this book. 1mo
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Starting a new cooking project tonight. Any favorites from this chunky book?

Tamra Yes, the two I‘ve posted about previously. It‘s an excellent book! 1mo
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Thank you so much for this wonderful swap @MittenGirlPeach

Thanks for hosting @TheBookHippie and @Chrissyreadit

TheBookHippie Oh what a pretty book! 1mo
MittenGirlPeach I hope you enjoy the goodies! I was very taken with that Frost edition. I waited for you to get home and open your package before I opened mine, and I love it all. Picture forthcoming. 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😍🎉❤️ 1mo
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The Learned Owl Book Shop | Hudson, Oh (Bookstore)
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Visited one of my favorites today ❤️

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Another car listen with the kids while on the road. We all enjoyed this. #AwesomeApril

Chrissyreadit Did you get your poetry swap package? 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Chrissyreadit I think it came yesterday but I‘m out of town. 1mo
Chrissyreadit Thanks! Hope you are having safe happy travels! 1mo
Andrew65 A favourite. 1mo
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 | Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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I just love these audiobooks for road trips. #AwesomeApril book 3/6 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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The Prince of Tides | Pat Conroy
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Went on a tour of Beaufort today, and I‘m pretty sure this was Pat Conroy‘s house.

Leftcoastzen I adore his books! 1mo
Lcsmcat I love Beaufort! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛 1mo
Christyco125 That‘s so close. I had no idea that it was so nice down that way. 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Christyco125 it‘s beautiful! 1mo
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Back Bay | William Martin
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My day

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks like a great day!! 1mo
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I‘ve had this book on my TBR for years and I‘m glad #AuthorAMonth2022 finally got me to read it. Every emotion was contained in this book and I easily give it five stars. #AwesomeApril book 2/6.

Soubhiville I‘m glad you liked it as much as I did. 😊 1mo
DavidDiamond One of my all time favorites! 1mo
Andrew65 Sounds great 👏👏👏 1mo
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I was blown away by this series when I first read it in the 90‘s so I thought I‘d give it a re-read this year. I still like VI and her tough as nails crime fighting ways. #AwesomeApril book 1/6 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 1mo
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North and South: Easyread Edition | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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I decided I was too over scheduled reading wise to read this with the #PemberLittens only to have my work book club pick it!

Overall I liked it even though Margaret was a little too preachy and it ended abruptly. It kind of made me think that if LM Montgomery and Jane Austen wrote a book together this would have been the result. Scrapes and Prejudice or something like that.

CrowCAH Like your mashup! 1mo
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And here is my April #Bookspin board. It‘s going to be a crazy month with a trip and jury duty but 🤞

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 1mo
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Excited to be on track for #Booked2022

1) About a cult or religion- Transcendent Kingdom
2)Title repeats- I Am, I Am, I Am
3) Set in China - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4) Weather term in the title- A Blizzard of Polar Bears
5) From a Black-owned or centric pub- Fast Pitch Cedar Grove Publishing
6) Non-patriarchal - The Island of the Sea Women

Looking forward to spring!

Cinfhen Yay!!! Unto spring 🦋🌷☀️✨ 1mo
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I‘m coming up for air after a crazy few days. I was really happy with my March #BookspinBingo

I think I would have finished if it weren‘t for my work bookclub book- took way too much time to read!

booksellerofyourdiscontent That is impressive! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 1mo
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North and South: Easyread Edition | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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Trying to refurbish some furniture for porch reading while listening to the tagged book for my work book club.

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#BFC ups and downs this month. I had great success using wrist weights to strengthen my bad shoulder and taking walks to enjoy the blossoms. Not so great were weird blood test results that still aren‘t resolved. 🤞

My relaxation/wellness goal this month was to bake more bread. It‘s been so fun I‘m going to keep it up next month.

Reading goals are going well- thank you return of commuting and sports. Journaling is hit or miss.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (although I hope the weird blood tests turn out to be nothing more than a weird blip). The bread looks delicious! 2mo
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#LMPBC books and poetry swap are in the mail!

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 2mo
MittenGirlPeach Yay! Looking forward to opening day! 2mo
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B is for Burglar | Sue Grafton
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Reading in the car during soccer practice is my favorite sport. ⚽️🥅

Freespirit Making the most of every reading opportunity ❤️ 2mo
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I‘m ever so slowly chipping off the books that have been on my TBR the longest. This one, added in 2016, I almost skipped because it‘s yet another WWII book. I appreciated the different spin on this one though, and liked the background about jazz on the West Coast. I‘m glad I finally got to it.

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I think I‘m done changing my mind for #BookspinBingo in April?

TheBookHippie 😂😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Don't worry, you still have a few days!! 😂 2mo
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks @TheBookHippie These are hard decisions 🤷‍♀️And I just now realized I forgot about poetry month. Must revise again 😂 2mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk THIS IS MY LIFE!! Bahahahahaha...... 2mo
TheAromaofBooks LOL You will notice that I haven't even posted my list yet! 😂 2mo
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I braved the bitter wind to clean out my front bed. I knew I‘d be kicking myself all week if I didn‘t pull some weeds. Thank goodness for the company of audiobooks.

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I re-read this for #AuthorAMonth2022 and the friendship lessons hit me even harder than when I first read it in my 20‘s. This is still my favorite Lisa See book.

Soubhiville I really should get to this one. Maybe soon. Glad you loved it again. 2mo
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