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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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The Sparrow: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
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First task on this dark Monday morning was getting my #BookspinBINGO together for October!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 9h
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My September #BookSpinBingo

Not bad for a very busy month. Bring on October!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 2d
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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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This was adorable. I really enjoyed it. It was light, but still had a satisfying amount of character growth, and the love story was just right.

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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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This was a light pick. It was enjoyable enough, but went on a bit too long for my tastes.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here‘s my plan for this weekend‘s #20in4 Readathon with @Andrew65

I plan to finish up The Good Left Undone on Friday then all things murder starts Saturday for #TeamSlaughter plus the two chapter a day reads for #PemberLittens

Andrew65 Have a good one. I‘m in the same team but yet to decide on any books 🙈 5d
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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When everyone started reviewing this book partially narrated by an octopus I didn‘t really think it was for me. Turns out I was wrong! I loved this audiobook.

Ann_Reads So glad to see a lot of positive reviews for this one. The premise of the story also sounded a little weird to me but I decided to use my last Audible credit for this title. 5d
marleed I‘m hoping this is an IRL bookclub pick in 2023 so I can discuss and seize a chance to reread! 5d
Bookwormjillk @Ann_Reads it‘s great on audio! 5d
Bookwormjillk @marleed it would be a fun pick! 5d
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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This little book packed an incredible punch. I couldn‘t stop until I knew what happened. #AuthorAMonth #SuperSeptember book 6/6

marleed When I first scrolled I thought this cover was the book 1w
Bookwormjillk @marleed that sounds like another good one. Just stacked it! 1w
marleed I want to read both, as well! 1w
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Andrew65 My favourite read this month. Well done 👏👏👏 1w
Bookwormjillk @Andrew65 me too! And I probably wouldn‘t have found it without #AuthorAMonth 6d
Richryan52 Holmes fan? 6d
Andrew65 @Bookwormjillk me either. 5d
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Continuing my Three Pines re-read. This is when the story really picks up. #SuperSeptember book 5/6

Libby1 I adore this series! 1w
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Here‘s my stack for #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter

This plus a few audiobooks is also my #BookspinBingo list for October.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No exit is really good! 1w
5feet.of.fury Loved No Exit! 1w
aperfectmjk If you're doing audiobooks, don't forget about #LittenListen! 😉 1w
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Bookwormjillk @aperfectmjk I definitely won‘t forget! 1w
Clwojick Oh! So many good ones! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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I came up with 15 things for my #scarathlon2022 bucket list. Tried to keep it reading related but it involves a ton of eating and drinking! Can‘t wait for October 1!

#TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Ooooo seasonal cocktail! 1w
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This Was Our Pact | Ryan Andrews
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Stayed in bed this morning and read this cozy graphic novel that takes place on the Fall Equinox. Now I‘m ready for all things autumn! #SuperSeptember book 4/6

PaperbackPirate That sounds cute! Thanks for sharing your review. 🚴 1w
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West with the Night | Beryl Markham
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This autobiography was fascinating! Beryl Markham was such an interesting woman. #FoodAndLit #ReadingAfrica2022 #Kenya #SuperSeptember book 3/6

Catsandbooks Fantastic! 2w
Librarybelle I‘ve wanted to read this since reading Paula McLain‘s 2w
Andrew65 A remarkable story. Doing great 👏👏⭐️ (edited) 2w
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Pick for the book, pan for my ear buds running out of batteries three minutes from the end 😂

Penny hadn‘t hit her stride yet when she wrote this book, but it was still a decent read. I love this series so much, and I can‘t wait for the new one in November!

#SuperSeptember book 1/6

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Heiress for Hire | Erin McCarthy
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I needed some light reading today and this fit the bill. Spoiled rich girl needs to get a job and ends up as a nanny on a farm in Ohio. #SuperSeptember book 2/6

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Audio gardening today for #SuperSeptember Readathon

Andrew65 Love the photo. 2w
Sparklemn Beautiful. Are those zinnias? 2w
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My 2022 #scarathlon watch list! #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick YESSSS I talk about What Lies Beneath all the time!!! Haven‘t seen it in ages! 2w
Bookwormjillk @Clwojick when we saw it in the theater a hundred years ago people were so freaked out they were walking up and down the aisles. It's a good one! (edited) 2w
5feet.of.fury Kubrick‘s The Shining 🙌 one of my all time faves 2w
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It's #Scarathlon time! This is one of the best Litsy events all year. Sign ups are open until the 28th if you'd like to join in!

https://forms.gle/UdTQPJKzvsvHM8iW7

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here‘s my reading list for the #SuperSeptember Readathon with @Andrew65

Keeping things light. Back to school is kicking my butt this year.

Andrew65 Good Luck 😁 2w
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Overboard | Sara Paretsky
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I say it every time I read one of these books- I want to be VI when I grow up. I‘ve been reading these since I was in high school and I really enjoy this series.

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The Final Case | David Guterson
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I had high hopes for this because I loved Snow Falling on Cedars so much. Unfortunately it was very up and down, and didn‘t live up to my expectations.

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That cat in the background? Not my cat. One day years ago the electrician accidentally let him in and he helped himself to my cat‘s food. He‘s come almost every day since hoping it will happen again.

RaeLovesToRead Nice try, kitty 🤣🤣 3w
MatchlessMarie He‘s hoping to wear you down haha 3w
ShelleyBooksie Lovely yard. What are you reading? That's an interesting passage. 3w
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Bookwormjillk @ShelleyBooksie Jane Eyre chapter a day with the #PemberLittens 3w
ErinSueMreads At least he didn't bring friends. My "not my cat" brought friends and now I have three "not my cats" 3w
BookNAround Hope springs eternal. 😂 3w
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My friend, knowing about the #ReadingAfrica2022 project, let me know about this Harlequin romance set in the #Seychelles

A Nigerian princess manages to escape her father for one night only to end up pregnant by the richest man in the country. Can she find freedom, love, and mend his broken heart? She can, but it involves traveling to his luxurious estate is the Seychelles to do it.

Not deep literature, but a great way to spend a rainy Sunday.

Librarybelle What an interesting find! And yes…perfect reading on this dreary day 3w
BarbaraBB Sounds perfect indeed. How nice from your friend! 3w
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I started a re-read/listen of this series this week. I enjoyed this first book in the series when we don‘t know who‘s a murderer and who‘s comic relief.

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A book about some of the good things happening in modern Africa. I‘m glad I read this one! #ReadingAfrica2022

Librarybelle Hooray! 3w
BarbaraBB Great! Which countries does it cover? 3w
Bookwormjillk @BarbaraBB so many! Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and many more. I‘m not sure what I‘ll use it for yet. I found a list here https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Bright_Continent.html?id=1zzYAgAAQBAJ 3w
BarbaraBB Thanks!!! 3w
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I read this for bookclub at work. It was well written but so melancholy knowing what was going to happen. It‘s a good book but not for me right now.

DisneyFan Oh my! This place always held a special place in my heart. I even went there the day after my wedding with my husband and spent hours there just talking. We couldn‘t afford a honeymoon back then and there was no other place I‘d rather have gone. 4w
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1) So many! Japan, Australia, New Zealand, PEI, Madagascar, all the islands basically.

2) Something atmospheric!

Thanks for the tag @PageShifter #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView So much to see! Thanks for playing 4w
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Catching up on this dark and dreary morning after a long weekend. Wish I could just take the day off and progress on my #BookspinBingo board!

Bookwomble I hope things brighten up for you 🌥️⛅🌤️🌞 4w
Bookwormjillk @Bookwomble thanks! We need the rain so it‘s not too bad! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fabulous!! 4w
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This could have been a dry text, but Steinmetz kept it interesting. My favorite part was when he contrasted Gould‘s manipulations of the market with present day. Listened to this on a road trip, and my husband and I both enjoyed it.

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Not a bad August. Looking forward to September. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Under the Dome | Stephen King
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I think reading about a town suddenly stuck under a mysterious dome was just a little too claustrophobic and 2020 for me because I did not enjoy this one very much. I do appreciate how much research King puts into the details of his books though.

Finishing this was my #20in4 goal. Glad I got it done!

Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 1mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronze
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Ooops accidentally downloaded Jane Eyre in French. Must fix that before tomorrow.

LiseWorks Oh my lol 1mo
vlwelser I got all excited thinking there was another French reader out there.... 😂 1mo
Bookwormjillk @vlwelser nope, sorry! 1mo
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Show Me a Sign | Ann Clare LeZotte
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An interesting middle grade novel about a deaf community on Martha‘s Vineyard in the 19th century.

MaureenMc My daughter and I are in the middle of this one. It‘s taken quite the dark turn. 😳 1mo
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Under the Dome | King, Stephen
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Did some audio cooking this morning to this chunkster. Usually I aim to finish four books on a Readathon weekend, but if I can just finish this one I‘ll be happy #20in4

tpixie Lovely 1mo
Andrew65 Great multitasking. 1mo
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Last night I couldn‘t settle on any of the books I had picked out for Japan, so I read the chapters that featured it in 1,000 places. Wow, I would love to see their cherry blossoms and climb Mt. Fuji. #FoodAndLit

TheBookHippie Me too!! 1mo
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I think I have my September list settled. At the last minute I decided to start a re-read of the Gamache series. #BookspinBINGO

Allylu Ooh! I‘m starting that series at the end of September or beginning of October! 1mo
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A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth | Samantha Weinberg, Fourth Estate
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What a cool book that I would have never run across if it weren‘t for #ReadingAfrica

I thoroughly enjoyed this short non-fiction account of the study of the coelacanth.

(And this was actually fun to read after the #CampLitsy selection Our Wives Under The Sea.)

BarbaraBB It was indeed, I thought so too. The depths of the ocean! 1mo
Librarybelle I really need to read this one…so many good reviews!! 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Really looking forward to this Readathon with @Andrew65

I have about 5 books left on my August list and this is the motivation I need!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 1mo
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For the first time ever I am finally caught up on #LitsyLove

AmyG 🙌🏻 1mo
ju.ca.no Yay🥳 I don‘t think I‘ll ever achieve that😂 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo!! 💌📬 1mo
UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 1mo
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Just signed up! See @Clwojick for the link!

Clwojick Woohoo! Thanks for the share! 1mo
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I was lukewarm on this and wasn‘t planning on continuing the series until I got to the end. Now I need to know. Overall I think I prefer her fairy tale retellings though. #AuthorAMonth2022

ShyBookOwl I had the same experience, although I'm not 100% convinced I'll do the next book (but... I probably will). I also prefer her fairy tales. 1mo
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A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth | Samantha Weinberg, Fourth Estate
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My next book for#ReadingAfrica2022 . Looking forward to this one! #Comoros

BarbaraBB It‘ll be my next one too! 1mo
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All the President's Men | Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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I wanted to learn more about Watergate so of course I went to the source. I expected Nixon gossip but this was more a super interesting retelling of all the steps the two men went through to report their story. This version also had a new intro from 2022 which compared Watergate to current events. #AwesomeAugust book 6/6

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
EvieBee Very interesting! I am also interested in Watergate and so bought the new Watergate book on audio. 1mo
EvieBee @Bookwormjillk I hadn‘t made that connection!! Thank you. That‘s another one I seriously want to read. I adding President‘s Men to my list also. 1mo
Bookwormjillk @EvieBee it was a hard read mentally but the audio was so well done 1mo
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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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I‘m not even sure what this book was about. I enjoyed it though and look forward to discussing it next week. #CampLitsy #AwesomeAugust book 5/6

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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When Audrey Met Alice | Rebecca Behrens
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This was a cute middle grade read. First daughter Audrey finds consolation and inspiration in the diary of Alice Roosevelt. Chaos ensues. Being a mom of middle schoolers myself I usually roll my eyes at my parents don‘t get me angst, but Audrey was right here. Her parents pretty much abandoned her to pursue their own goals. I enjoyed reading about her finding her way. #AwesomeAugust book 4/6.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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Word of Honor | Hallee Bridgeman
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This romance about federal agents chasing a group of ecoterrorists was a great escape from a busy week. I got this book through the Library Thing Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.

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Johnstown Flood | David McCullough
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I wanted to listen to this old favorite again after I heard about the death of David McCullough. He does such a great job telling about this tragedy I almost felt like the skin on my feet was wrinkled from the flood water. #RIP

kspenmoll This was such a great book! My first by him. 2mo
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Another captivating book from the Dublin Murder Squad series. This one was incredibly dark, but good. #AwesomeAugust book 1/6.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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I was up and out early today to run some necessary errands, but now I‘m settled in for the #AwesomeAugust Readathon. The buddy read for the tagged book only calls for reading the first half now, but I might just sit here and read the whole thing. #ItsMyBirthdayAndIllReadIfIWantTo

kspenmoll I could not resist and finished Jane! 2mo
DisneyFan In addition to seeing everyone‘s reads, I also just realized I also love seeing their mugs. Love yours! 2mo
Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 2mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! 2mo
TheBookHippie Happy BIRTHDAY!! 2mo
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#WondrousWednesday thanks for the tag @Eggs

1) My parents and my friend Amy who introduced me to the good stuff like Carrie and Are You There God It‘s Me Margaret
2) Louise Penny auto buy Stephen King auto borrow
3) Yes, current read is The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World

Want to play @PageShifter

Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻 📚🥰 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @PageShifter

1) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn or The Great Gatsby

2) Either/Or- Am I missing the point?

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing 2mo
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