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HelloImJez

HelloImJez

Joined November 2016

I spend a lot of time "complaining" about all the books I have to read. ?? I don't post that much, but I'm still very much active!
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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I got some new friends!

#bookhaul #newbooks

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Pickpick

Some bits were a bit long winded but overall I really enjoyed this!

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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This made me giggle!

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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I've only just opened this book and the acknowledgments page has already hit so hard.

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Pickpick

Boland really does make it easy. Everything was put simply and clearly; it's definitely a good book for a first time reader of astrology.

I've fairly recently gotten into astrology, mostly just because it's fun. I'm still sort of on the side lines about whether or not I believe in astrology, because being a little cynical about things is a healthy part of being! (That's probably my Taurus moon talking.) So far, everything I've read has rung true.

HelloImJez Continued: I've learned so much about myself, and got a better understanding of myself and those around me like never before, with help from this book. If you enjoy this sort of thing, I definitely recommend it! 11mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
Mehso-so

I'm disappointed, to say the least. Everyone seemed to hype this up, made it seem like a story with great depth and complex characters but I felt like there wasn't really anything to it. It got somewhat interesting towards the end, but other than that there was so much book that could have been utilized for the actual storyline; by that I mean a good chunk of it seemed irrelevant and unnecessary. Review continued 👇

HelloImJez The start kind of sucked and was completely random. I also have a TON of unanswered questions. Genuinely feel a bit let down and upset 😔 1y
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Lumberjanes Vol. 5: Band Together | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters
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This was a waste of time in the grand scheme of things 😑 the only thing really relevent to the whole story was the beginning, in a flashback where they're all arriving at camp.

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Lumberjanes Vol. 4 | Shannon Watters
Pickpick

So much backstory and character building in this one! Loved it!

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Lumberjanes 3: Un Piano Orribile | Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak, Maarta Laiho
Mehso-so

The storyline was pretty meh in comparison to the first two, unfortunately. Pretty much nothing happened.

I also really hate when graphic novels change art style, this one in particular made the characters lose some of their individual personality, and they generally all look the same too.

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Giant Days #5 | John Allison
Pickpick

This one wasn't as good as the previous ones. I loved the chapter where they were at a festival, but the rest was a bit sub-standard for me. Hopefully the next one picks up.

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Giant Days Vol. 3 | John Allison
Pickpick

Still sad about the artist change but I'm getting used to it now.

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Pickpick

Seems like the overall plot of the books is starting to gain traction now, if only by a bit.

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A day late 😆 Thanks for the tag @TK421!

1. Recently - The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge
2. Been enjoying Revels chocolate recently!
3. I don't believe I've ever read a biography.
4. @LightAsAFeatha 💕

#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

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Currently reading. Spoiler alert: So far, it sucks.

#MountTBR #MountTBRchallenge

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Bailedbailed

Did not finish. Couldn't get past the first chapter, just not my thing. (Mostly in terms of writing style)

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This just came in the post! I wasn't expecting it since I pre-ordered and completely forgot about it 😂 was a nice surprise! 😻

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Pickpick

Forgot to post about this! Just finished and loved it, although there was something about it that I felt had a different feel to the other books. Maybe it's that Klaus and Violet were well and truly hopeless, and pretty much swapped skills for necessity. Didn't really like that aspect of the story but the rest was good!

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Forever Friday: A Novel | Timothy Lewis
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1. Youngest
2. My sister and I wanted a little brother for the longest time! 😆
3. Just an older sister.
4. I can't actually think of any. So I must not have a favourite 🙄
5. I'm sure I could, let's see shall we... @pilardib! Found you! Took me forever, even if you are a twin it counts... Right?? 😅

@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

pilardib Yes it does! 😋😅 2y
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I found that this was inexplicably long winded in places, and found myself skipping past small sections of paragraphs I knew were irrelevant drawl. It was seriously dull, and I feel it to be the type of book that I'll easily forget about.

2 and a half stars: the premise is good, the execution not so much. The characters were boring, annoying and I didn't care about them at any point in the story.

Too many unneccessaries for my liking.

UnidragonFrag I didn't like this one much either :/ 2y
HelloImJez @UnidragonFrag It's just a shame cause I really thought I'd dig it! Maybe the movie will somehow be better? 😂 2y
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UnidragonFrag I know! Same! I thought the movie was only ok, unfortunately. 2y
HelloImJez @UnidragonFrag Awww, I won't go into watching it with high hopes then! 2y
UnidragonFrag Hey, at least Redbox is cheap! 😂 2y
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Currently reading ft. my boy Sydney 📖💕

#mountTBR #mountTBRchallenge #LitsyAtoZ #LetterM #catsofLitsy

JoScho 😻😻😻 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻💤😻 2y
Elle_Skeldon Oh my goodness whooossakitty!!??😻😻😻 2y
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Pickpick

Really loved this one, these books just keep getting better and better. Aunt Josephine was both insufferable and loveable in equal measure, but I think Dr. Montgomery Montgomery is still my favourite (so far)!

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"Well, maybe the peg leg was false," Count Olaf admitted, and took a step backwards. "But I've never seen this tattoo in my life."

There's some seriously great quotes in these books ? this one, along with "Come along, little idiots" are my fave!

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This made me want peppermints. 😩

8leagueboot This was my favorite in the series! 2y
HelloImJez @8leagueboot This is my first time reading these books and I'm really enjoying this one! The Reptile Room has been my fave so far, but this may end up taking its place~ 2y
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Just started!

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Giant Days Vol. 2 | John Allison
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Pickpick

I felt this wasn't as good as the first, but loved it none the less! Although, I'm disappointed in the artist change in the middle of the book. It's not to say it's not a good art style, but I feel it takes some of the "personality" from the story/characters. I felt there were also a lot more laugh out loud moments with the first book, again, because the art style gave the words more depth.

None the less, will keep on reading these!

Taylor Yeah I didn‘t laugh out loud much at all in this one, but on vol. 1 I was laughing constantly. 7mo
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Saturday | Ian McEwan
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1. Vacuuming. The noise is ahhh 😩
2. My step dad, often makes the roast dinners.
3. Same
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I think. Read it all in one night when I was 13 (which was a lot for me back then!)
5. Organising the books, probably 😆
6. 39!
7. Nope!
8. Haven't read any Stephen King (yet) 😬

#saturdaynightspecial @Kaye

Kaye I like your specific number of books you listed. 39 😁. That was quite an accomplishment with the Potter book, but I know there are tons of fans, so they must be really good ! Thanks for playing. (edited) 2y
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My inner monologue, 70%* of the time:

"Hey, Jez?

Yeah? Wassup? ?

Stop buying books YOU INCOMPETENT BUFFOON!!"

*The other 30% is spent thinking about what books to buy. ?

JacqMac Relatable. 😂 2y
mrozzz Pretty much me too.... 😆 2y
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Pickpick

A much better, more interesting and entertaining read than Lyra's Oxford!

I really loved learning the details about how Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison met, along with other little details about his rifle, Hester, etc.!

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterO

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Next read!

Looooving this cover, it's just a shame the book itself is quite flimsy/cheap feeling!

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterO

rubyslippersreads The cover is gorgeous, though. 2y
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The Crown | Kiera Cass
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It was better than The Heir, at least.

#MountTBR #MountTBRChallenge

DivaDiane Oh no! 2y
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The Crown | Kiera Cass
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Fish Stick Fridays | Rhys Ford
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1. When you're cooking and someone offers to help, but they start doing it all wrong and you can't turn them away 'cause that's rude and they offered to do it 😩
2. Cream cake baybeeee!
3. Arthur - a white cat, and he was so clever! ❤️
4. I /try/ to avoid teen-fantasy books, but sometimes good ones come around, like Six of Crows. 😍 I also avoid John Green books 🙄
5. @LightAsAFeatha! 💕

Thanks for the tag @TK421! 😊❤️
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Drnkpnkprincess Totally agree to #1 !!!! 2y
HelloImJez @Drnkpnkprincess It sounds so horrible but 😬 And it's just like, I appreciate your help but cAN YOU NOT?? 😂 2y
Drnkpnkprincess @HelloImJez exactly. 😂😂 2y
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JoScho I feel the same way about cleaning the kitchen. You won‘t do it right so no thanks, I got it 😂 2y
HelloImJez @Drnkpnkprincess @JoScho Kitchen dwellers who just want to be left alone, unite! 😂 2y
HelloImJez @JoScho Although, I can imagine people pretending they can't clean properly to get out of doing it 🤔😆 2y
CherryPie Stay out of my kitchen! No, really. People think this is wrong. 😝 2y
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The Heir | Kiera Cass
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I'll admit, I really do /love/ to hate this series. One dimensional characters, bad descriptors (I always struggle to visualise what the author is trying to portray, except for the food. She's pretty excellent at describing food.) and random/terrible plot devices are left, right, and center up in this biznitch! 🙄

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterH

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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It's just another manic Monday 🎶😆

1. Android 😉
2. Nope!
3. That would be either Instagram, to look at art and stuffs or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp!
4. Desktop ❤️

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 2y
HelloImJez @JoScho 😊 Thanks for taking the time to make the graphic and think up the questions! ❤️ 2y
JoScho That is so sweet! You are welcome 😊 2y
Jess7 Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 2y
HelloImJez @Jess7 Thanks for the reminder!! ❤️ Will check it out~ 2y
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Giant Days #1 | John Allison
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Pickpick

I loved this! It's one of the cutest books I've read in a long time, and the art style is to die for.

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Giant Days #1 | John Allison
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Currently reading.

Monologue when I started reading The Heir, after reading the 3 previous books and not enjoying them: Why am I doing this to myself again?

Lord knows. 🤔

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Trivial Pursuit | Dawn Brand Hawkins
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1. Goodreads, Litsy~
2. I can generally read any as long as they're written well!
3. Probably sleeping 😆 and perhaps play some video games!
4. @LightAsAFeatha @TK421 (couldn't choose just one!)

#TrivialThursday @GarthRanzz

TK421 Thank you!!😊 That made my day. 2y
HelloImJez @TK421 Awww I'm glad!! ❤️ 2y
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Slump | Dave Jarzyna

Everyone seems to be going into book slumps, you poor souls! ❤️ There really is nothing like wanting to read but not having the desire to 😑
I've been in one myself for the past month or so, that's why I've been somewhat vacant from Litsy. Hoping to drag myself out of it soon!

TommieMarie74 Whenever I get in a slump, I try reading something really light, like a cozy or a romance. Basically something with some humor and very little emotional investment. Usually one or two of those gets me through the slump. 2y
Cinfhen Book slumps suck 😔sorry you‘re suffering through one 2y
HelloImJez @TommieMarie74 I've resorted to reading easy read comic books myself! Or just super short books. I'll have to give your method a try! 2y
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HelloImJez @Cinfhen Ahhh thank you, I feel myself slowly pulling through so I should be back on the reading cart soon! 2y
TommieMarie74 @Hellolmjez Short stories or anthologies where you can pick and choose might be worth trying too. I love the idea of comics and super short novels. I‘m adding those to the bag of tricks. 😊 2y
HelloImJez @TommieMarie74 Ohhh that's a good idea. And glad to be of inspiration! 😉 I recommend the tagged book! It and it's sequels got me through a bad slump a while back. 😊 2y
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Lyra's Oxford | Philip Pullman
Mehso-so

I'd be lying if I said I didn't expect more from this book. Felt a very pointless read in the grand scheme of things, but that's not to say it wasn't well written and atleast somewhat enthralling; it's just a shame it ended as it was starting to get exciting.

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterL

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These Days of Ours | Juliet Ashton
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Mehso-so

This book started out so. Boring. But by the end it seemed to gain some traction.

While the predominant family are white, this book is /fairly/ diverse/inclusive, with:
An older lesbian couple
An interracial couple, with child (and another couple briefly at the end)
A Chinese caregiver
An adopted Chinese child, with a cleft lip

Were they good representations? It's hard for me to say as I'm none of the above, but I'd like to say so.

#MountTBR

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I'm book slumping majorly, so it took me about a month or so to finish this. Slumping aside, I actually really enjoyed this book and it was super interesting and informative! I loved Leah's narrative and her somewhat abrasive personality. She is blunt, but so very empathetic, caring and kind. Would definitely recommend reading if you're curious about the ins and outs of Scientology.

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterT

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1. 📺📖
2. That wolf guy who's name I've forgotten from A Daughter of Smoke and Bone 😅
3. Over
4. I have indeed!
5. 💕

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

JoScho 😘 2y
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Only ever had twizzlers, and have read neither J.R.R. Tolkien or George R. R. Martin but really enjoy both their onscreen universes. But Game of Thrones is definitely my fave of the two!

@readherwriteher

readherwriteher @HelloImJez I‘ve also only had Twizzlers. 😊 2y
HelloImJez @readherwriteher They're... Okay 😂 I don't mind them, but I wouldn't eat them willingly. They're kind of waxy? And taste a bit like paper... 😅 2y
readherwriteher @HelloImJez I actuality like the soft Australian licorice best. 2y
HelloImJez @readherwriteher Maybe I just need to try a different brand. I feel like it could be right up my alley if a couple things were different! 2y
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I'm ill with like, a cold or something. 😫

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterT

Kaye Hope you feel better soon. I‘ve had a sore throat and cold chills. Must be something coming. 2y
HelloImJez @Kaye Thanks! Hopefully whatever you're getting isn't too brutal 💕 2y
Kaye Thanks. 💕 So far, it‘s tolerable. 2y
Eggs Feel better soon 😌 2y
HelloImJez @Eggs Thanks 😊 2y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Thanks for the tag @TK421!

1. 22
2. Older sister 😒😆
3. Nope
4. These Days of Ours - Juliet Ashton
5. Tagged
6. 🐸
7. Let me think about it.
8. That I used to be a part of a travelling circus. 🤡 (Kidding!)
9. Both! Only had cats though.
10. Tea mostly.
11. Legend. 😉 (Marie Lu)
12. @LightAsAFeatha ❤️

#HalloWhoAreYou @Gyldholm

398.2 😂😂😂 I giggled when I read that you picked “Legend” to describe you. That‘s clever! 2y
HelloImJez @398.2 Hahah! Glad to get a laugh outta you! 😊 2y
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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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Pickpick

I honestly don't have a clue what I just read but I liked it. 😆

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterS

mrozzz Sounds about right 😆 2y
tpixie Lively birds!! 2y
HelloImJez @mrozzz Hahaha! I have another of his books I've yet to read (After Dark), hopefully I like that one too and actually understand the meaning behind it! 😆 2y
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HelloImJez @tpixie They are! The illustrations were so gorgeous and tantalising. 2y
mrozzz LOL I haven‘t read that one but I‘ve read the Wind up bird and hard boiled wonderland, so I think that one will make more sense— I think this one was more of a one-off 2y
HelloImJez @mrozzz Ahhh good! 😊 2y
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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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Just started reading. LOVING the illustrations.

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterS

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These Days of Ours | Juliet Ashton

I'm somewhat bored with this book. I don't really care for any of the characters either, which may be why!

TK421 It can be quite difficult to finish a book when you don't care about the characters. 2y
HelloImJez @TK421 So true, loving characters is really important for me, even if it's just one. It's probably one of the main reasons I read books 2y
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These Days of Ours | Juliet Ashton

"Sometimes, Kate, you seem as if you're acting instead of feeling real emotion."

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These Days of Ours | Juliet Ashton
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