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HotMessJess

HotMessJess

Joined May 2016

Slytherin🐍. Explorer🚀. Burrito Aficionado🌯. www.booknerdwilltravel.com
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The Stand by Stephen King
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Baby Touch and Feel: Baby Dinosaur | Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
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While I constantly doubt my parenting skills, I will forever be proud of the absolute LOVE I‘ve instilled in this little human for books:

Tearing books apart- literally.

Reading books to us - aka lots of pterodactyl yells while holding books upside down

Dragging books to us to read

Listening to me read him Stephen King

Sleeping with books.

I am so excited this little dude loves books!! I can‘t wait to watch him grow into a true Book Nerd.

JacqMac 💕 1w
rachelm So sweet!! 1w
Suet624 💕💕💕 1w
Bookzombie 💗💗💗 6d
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So much going on in my life! Our squish has graduated from being a potato to a small fry, the holidays are coming (yikes!), and I landed my dream job as an instructional designer last week!

Is this 30?! Is this adulting? I need input from a grown up, STAT! 😂🥳

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Adulting - yes! But do any of us really know what we‘re doing 🤔🤪 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm Congratulations on the job!!! So excited for you! 1mo
Bookzombie He is so cute! Congratulations on your new job! 1mo
JacqMac Yep. Adulting. Congrats on the job! And he‘s an adorable fry. 1mo
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Today I learned a valuable mom lesson:

Beckett had been playing on the floor with his toys. I always put books out for him. I wanted to finish this book up especially because it had been stuffed under the couch for who knows how long (lol, oops)

I look up and B has abandoned his toys and is playing with a book.

Today I realized that kids truly do learn from Mom & Dad and what we model is what they‘ll replicate.

#RaiseReaders #BeckettsBooks

Reagan-reads 100% 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes ❤️ 1mo
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This kid LOVES to be read to! Gets so excited. I feel so lucky! :)

Louise Wonderful! ❤️ 3mo
Centique Look at his little legs kicking with joy too! 😊 3mo
youneverarrived Aww 🥰 3mo
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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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Today our daycare update had me grinning ear to ear.
#raisereaders #BeckettsBooks

BookNAround Too cute. 4mo
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Today I‘m 30 AND YIKES THANK GOODNESS MY AWKWARD PHASE IS OVER

JanuarieTimewalker13 Happy Birthday🎉🎂💕 5mo
TrishB Happy birthday and don‘t you believe it 😁🎉🎉 5mo
Rachel.Rencher Happy birthday! 😁🎁🎊🎉🎈 5mo
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Lovesbooks87 Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎈🎉🎂🎈 5mo
BookwormAHN Happy Birthday 🥂🎂 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Happy Birthday! Welcome to the 30 club! 🎉🎉 5mo
HeatherBlue Happy birthday!!! I hope you‘re having a great day! 💝 5mo
BridgetteM Happy birthday! 🥳 5mo
sprainedbrain Happy birthday to you! 🥳 5mo
CaitZ Happy Birthday! 🎂🎂🎈🎈 5mo
Purrfectpages Happy birthday! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday! 🎈 5mo
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎈🎉🎊🎂 5mo
JoScho Happy Birthday 🎂❤️🎂❤️🎂 5mo
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 🥳🎉🥳 5mo
julesG Happy Birthday! 5mo
Cathythoughts Lovely pics ! Happy Birthday 🎁🎊🎉 5mo
youneverarrived Happy 30th! 🥳🥂 5mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎊🎈🎂🎉🎁 🥳📖😋 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 5mo
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Tradition is back in full force: this booknerd is traveling again.
#Booknerdwilltravel #Adventure

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Yo.

mydearwatson 😮😮😮 5mo
Chelleo 😱🤩 5mo
AmyG Wow 5mo
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mydearwatson How did you manage that?! 5mo
Soubhiville 😲 5mo
Bookwormjillk What? Nice!! 5mo
MrBook Whoooaaa!!! 😎👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
Felso 😮 5mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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I‘ve fallen out of love with reading for a bit. I always find re-reads of my favorites make me fall back in love- it‘s been 6 years. It‘s time.

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ve reread this four times. It‘s my favorite book and every time I wonder if I will have out grown it, but the answer is always no. Enjoy! This one is the best. 6mo
HotMessJess @Ashley_Nicoletto I AGREEE!!!!! I remember the first time I read it- I was in the Philippines during my second field season and the professor I worked with would notice that after dinner every night I would just disappear for HOURS to read. No book has ever held my attention like this one. 6mo
Bklover This makes me want to read it. Again. Love it every time 6mo
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Happy birthday to my favorite children‘s book of all time 🥰
Shout out to my @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled for the most amazing outfit there ever could be!! We love you!!

Soubhiville Cute as could be! 6mo
Lovesbooks87 Oh the cuteness! 💜💜💜 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled YAY!! He looks adorable!! ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Bklover Oh my gosh!!!! He looks adorable! And the socks too!!!!🐛 6mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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“You‘re all probably wondering why Litsy is down today” - #downphoto @Litsy

wanderinglynn So sweet! ❤️👶🏻 6mo
minkyb So sweet! 6mo
JennyM ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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Me while pregnant: I‘m not going to be one of those annoying moms that shares a million photos of my kid.

Me now, daily: BEHOLD THE PERFECT BEING MY LOINS CREATED.

#BeckettsBooks

Wife Beautiful baby! 7mo
Erofan Pretty baby! 😘 7mo
SaturnDoo ❤ precious 7mo
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BridgetteM Adorable! 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha!! Super Cute!!!💕 7mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 7mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Me on Monday mornings when my boss asks me to do my job.
#Iamgoingtogonow

Real life though: my boss and I get along great and they loved this meme 😂😂😂😂

Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 We have Monday morning status meetings and I frequently say “I‘m accepting projects” when they ask what I‘m working on because my brain is doing nothing on a Monday morning. 7mo
HotMessJess @Ashley_Nicoletto yeah I usually tell my boss I‘m not functioning until the end of the day on Tuesday hahaha 7mo
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All My Friends Are Dead | Jory John, Avery Monsen
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I‘ll say it again for the people in the back:

RAISE READERS, Y‘ALL.

Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.

JennyM 💥✊ 7mo
JacqMac Yes! And he‘s an adorable reader. 💕 7mo
Bklover I love this pic!❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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How lucky I am to watch my budding bookworm Beck. #RaiseReaders

Soubhiville 💜💜💜 8mo
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Far From the Tree | Solomon, Andrew
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The amount of self control I have when I walk into a book store.

What is zero, Alex?

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I‘m in a nonfiction binge right now. I LOVE Pinker! I also love my Frug 😍

AlaMich ❤️🐶 So that‘s a pug/French bulldog mix? He‘s adorable! 8mo
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#BookHaul: day out with my Bubs, hubs, brews and books!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Our little book nerd has the hair line of an old man. Ps- who can guess what face he‘s making in this photo? 😑😑😑

JenFowler So cute!! 9mo
RealLifeReading Adorable! 9mo
Djspens He's adorable!! I'm guessing it's a poop face 😂 looks very similar to the one my son constantly sends me of his daughter 🤣 (edited) 9mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto What. A. Little. Cutie. 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I say he‘s contemplating his first book of essays. And pooping. All a creative process. 9mo
wordzie 9mo
CouronneDhiver Awww 🥰 9mo
Slajaunie Love this!💚 9mo
Bookzombie So cute! 9mo
tpixie What a cutie!!!! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Awww 💙 9mo
youneverarrived So cute!! 9mo
Ddzmini Awe 🥰 9mo
CBee Total poop face 😂😂 9mo
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Look, Look! | Peter Linenthal
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I get UNGODLY amounts of joy when I read to this tiny human!! Look at how amazed he is!! #BeckettsBooks

Lovesbooks87 Aww! I love it!!! 9mo
wordzie Super cute ❤ 9mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 9mo
lele1432 So cute! 9mo
CouronneDhiver Totally adorable!!! 9mo
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E-Learning by Design 2e | William Horton
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THE LAST THREE WEEKS WERE CHAOS! Life with a tiny mandrake potato is exhausting and (sometimes 😬) fun. I started another class back up this Monday to give myself something productive to do during maternity leave, so while B naps I‘m trying to focus!

Ashley_Nicoletto A tiny mandrake potato 🤣🤣🤣🤣 10mo
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Start ‘em young.

Fun fact: I met Eric Carle as a child when he came to my tiny town for our annual reading parade. He will always be one of my favorite children‘s authors.

#BeckettsBooks #RaisingAReader #EricCarle

AlaMich The little guy is clearly precocious...he is totally into the story! 😊 10mo
JacqMac What a cutie! I think he likes it. 10mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️👶🏻 10mo
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RadicalReader @HotMessJess I still remember reading Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See and The Very Hungry Caterpillar 10mo
minkyb So sweet! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Awwwww ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Bookzombie So cute! 10mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ❤️❤️ Also - Im fangirling. Over Beckett. And over your celebrity encounter with Eric Carl. 10mo
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Welcome Little One | Sandra Magsamen
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“You‘re probably wondering why I‘ve gathered you all here today”

😂 Last baby pic for a while, but this kid is so expressive! He cracks me up. Haven‘t got a chance to do a lot of reading in the last week (with the exception of Dreamcatcher in the hospital!!) but I am finally getting in the groove of things and starting back on my 30 pages a day of reading tonight! :)

DebReads4fun Beautiful baby! 10mo
HotMessJess @DebReads4fun thank you! I joked with my husband that if he was not cute I‘d be asking the Dr to put him back 😂 (not actually lol) 10mo
Chrissyreadit Beautiful! 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 10mo
MallenNC Congratulations! He is so cute. Good luck with your reading while that cute face tries to distract you. 😄 10mo
Wife What a sweet baby!💙 10mo
HotMessJess @MallenNC RIGHT?! I try to do something and instead I just stare at him for 20 minutes 10mo
daena Congratulations! Love those sweet baby hands. 10mo
vkois88 So sweet, congrats ❤❤❤ 10mo
CouronneDhiver Awww! Very sweet. 10mo
mydearwatson Too precious! Congratulations! 10mo
sprainedbrain Awwww 😍😍😍 10mo
Amanda23 Congrats!! 10mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! He‘s beautiful. 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Adorable ❤️ 10mo
Simona ♥️♥️♥️Big thinker❣️ 10mo
BookishTrish He‘s just gorgeous ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
HotMessJess @Litsy you‘re more than welcome to use my son for your downed servers/ times when Litsy isn‘t working. 6mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Our newest little bookworm joined the party January 29th at 7:29pm. Litsy Fam, meet Beckett Scott!!

Lovesbooks87 Aww! So adorable! Congrats! 📚👶🏻🎉📚👶🏻🎉 10mo
KarenUK So precious! 💕💕💕 10mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 10mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto Yay! Congratulations! He‘s perfect! 10mo
Soubhiville Aw, congratulations! 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Congratulations! 10mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 10mo
Liatrek Congrats! 10mo
dariazeoli Congratulations! He‘s a January baby, so he‘s a winner 😉 10mo
booksandsympathy Congratulations! 10mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 10mo
valeriegeary 👋👋👋 10mo
MeganAnn Congrats! 🎉 He‘s perfect! 💕 10mo
AlaMich Awww!! Congrats!! 👶❤️ 10mo
LiteraryinLititz OH MY GOSH! Congratulations to you! 10mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 10mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 10mo
Monica5 Congratulations 10mo
Jas16 Congratulations!!!! 10mo
cobwebmoth Aw, congratulations! 10mo
JacqMac He‘s adorable! Congratulations! 💕 10mo
BookishBlonde12 Congratulations! 🎉 10mo
AmyG Oh how precious. Congratulations! ❤️ 10mo
MaleficentBookDragon So cute! Congrats! 🎉♥ 10mo
CaitZ How beautiful. Congratulations! 🎉🎉 10mo
emilyhaldi 💙💙💙 10mo
sprainedbrain Awww! Congratulations ❤️ 10mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! So cute! 10mo
JennyM Oh, congrats. Hope you are doing well xxx 10mo
Eggs Congratulations 🎈👶🏼🎈 10mo
BookishTrish Welcome, Beckett! 10mo
youneverarrived Congratulations!! He‘s gorgeous. And I love his name ♥️ 10mo
Wife Congratulations! What a sweet baby!💙💙💙💙💙 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 10mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
MrBook Awwwww, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍😍😍😍 10mo
Erofan Congratulations! 👶🎉💕 10mo
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Dreamcatcher: A Novel | Stephen King
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Today (or tomorrow hopefully) is the day!!! I decided to bring a Stephen King book I haven‘t read yet to labor and delivery with me today. I‘m already 60 pages in and loving it! #GetOutChild

Christine Oh my goodness - best wishes for the big day! 10mo
AmberWB Hope everything goes smoothly!! (For a moment, I thought there was a dog laying at the end of your bed, and thought that was the coolest hospital ever. 😊) 10mo
Julsmarshall Sending come on out easy baby vibes your way!! 10mo
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AmyG Wishing you the best! How exciting. 10mo
JacqMac So exciting! Best of luck. 🍀 10mo
TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 10mo
Jas16 So exciting!! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🍾🎊🎉 10mo
BookwormAHN Best wishes 💐 10mo
sprainedbrain Best wishes to you! ❤️ 10mo
LauraBeth Awwww - how exciting! 10mo
Caroline2 Ohhhh exciting! Best wishes to you! 💖 10mo
Traci1 Good luck!! 10mo
julesG Best wishes! It's so exciting. 10mo
CouronneDhiver Yay!!! Happy (almost) Birthday little one 🥰🥰🥰 10mo
Bookzombie How exciting! Congratulations! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oooo, exciting! 😃😙 10mo
Wife Exciting! 🌹 10mo
youneverarrived Best wishes! 🥰 10mo
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Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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I know I‘m on mat leave, but my program had a big meeting today and I couldn‘t miss it... but look what my boss gifted me for my leave!! 😭 she knows me well!

Soubhiville I love this book! 11mo
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Day two of maternity leave: I‘ve slept for a solid 6 hours today. Food is hard. I feel like I‘m getting the flu, but getting lots of reading in tonight! I hope I get a nesting surge sometime soon because I‘m nervous I won‘t. Almost 39 weeks and feeling like a baby beluga. #pleasegetout

Slajaunie Understand completely but enjoy the rest and relaxation while you can!! 11mo
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Last day before Maternity leave, getting to do lists done and everything in order.... yes I am one of those crazy planner people (thanks for the addiction, work husband). Time to drink some tea, relax and read! I have a book list lined up for my first week of leave and I am SO excited to share it with you! Hint: it involves finishing what I start! Here‘s to being one day closer to a glass of wine with my book! 13 days until I‘m due! 🍷👶🏼🍾🎉

Booksnchill Best wishes! 11mo
HotMessJess @Booksnchill thank you!! Very ready for this tiny human to get out! 11mo
Tamra Adventure begins! 11mo
HotMessJess @Tamra definitely my wildest adventure yet! 11mo
TrishB I like your priorities 👍🏻 good luck 11mo
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2019 is my year of intentions: I wanted to share my 3 intentions for this year. The most important of these? Finish what I start, and that starts with the books I‘ve half read and abandoned for no good reason.

My other intentions are below...but I should‘ve added enjoy a MASSIVE glass of red wine when this kid arrives in the next few weeks 🍾🍷❤️
http://booknerdwilltravel.com/2019/01/08/lookingtowards2019/

AlaMich A friend‘s baby is due in about five weeks and she can‘t wait to have a glass of wine, either. 😆 11mo
HotMessJess @AlaMich I‘m with her! Due in two weeks and my husband has said time and time again that he wants to buy me a nice bottle to have when we get home and I‘m like NOPE! I got an $8 bottle of my fav weeknight wine that I‘ve had on my counter since the week I found out I was pregnant and it‘s the first damn bottle I‘m going for! 11mo
AlaMich @HotMessJess 🤣👍 11mo
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Found this gem from NYE and couldn‘t help but share- Pepperjack was not thrilled with fireworks and celebrations 😂 #TheFrugLife #DogsofLitsy

ferskner Pepperjack!? 😍😍😍 11mo
HotMessJess @ferskner Pepperjack the frug! (He‘s half frenchie half pug) and his sister (yellow lab) is named Mozzarella! 11mo
LauraBeth Pepperjack is the cutest name ever 😍 11mo
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ferskner I love them!!!! 11mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Jack 😘😘😘 11mo
Megabooks Awww! 🥰🥰 11mo
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2019: my year of DRASTIC CHANGE. I wrote today. I‘m writing tomorrow. I‘m setting intention for this baby (who is due in 20 days- suit up wine! 🍷🍷🍷) and for myself this year. Even though I know my life is about to get ridiculously chaotic, I‘m going to stay as true to myself as possible. Here is to a great year, I‘m feeling more positive than I have in 5 years and hope you are too 🎉

http://booknerdwilltravel.com/2019/01/04/newyearoldme/

Megabooks Fantastic! I‘m feeling the same way too 😊👍🏻 11mo
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2AM wake up calls. Will I ever sleep again?! Get this baby out of me #36weeks #IwantHotMessJessback

JacqMac I remember those days. You will sleep again. Give it 20 years or so. Lol 11mo
Reviewsbylola Omg I swear I didn‘t sleep during either of my third trimesters. It‘s the worst. Godspeed! 11mo
HotMessJess @Reviewsbylola ah how did you do this twice?! My husband and I decided 1/4 of the way through that we never want me to be pregnant again!! 😂 11mo
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Reviewsbylola I had a horrible labor for my first, and I decided the second she came out I would never, ever do it again. 😂 It‘s amazing how quickly that resolve fails. I got pregnant with my second right after my first turned one. 🤣🤣 11mo
Reviewsbylola And ftr, I would do it again but my husband is team no more! 🤣🤣 11mo
HotMessJess @Reviewsbylola I don‘t think I could handle another one! Power to the women who have more than one because I‘m one and done hahaha! 11mo
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Just some light pre-kid reading 😬😬😬. I can almost TASTE the first beer I‘m going to drink when B makes his grand entrance! 35 days to go!

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 12mo
JennyM Eekkkkk....nearly there 😊 12mo
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The Story of Ferdinand | Robert Lawson, Munro Leaf
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Today I read B one of his many, many books and he popped out a little to say hello! I think we‘ve got a reader coming, Litsy fam! Countdown is on to about 49 days!! :D

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It | Stephen King
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Forcing myself back into reading and workouts. My body is a wreck, but at least I feel a little strong today 💪🏻#31weeks

RavenLovelyReads Good for you!! Thanks for the inspiration- I‘m gonna hop on to my tread after the boys go to bed.Btw- i think we own the same treadmill! 12mo
HotMessJess @RavenLovelyReads I‘m glad I can inspire some one else to get on theirs today! I definitely need it in these last few weeks of pregnancy (it‘s been a rough go for me). My FIL got me the treadmill as a baby shower gift- truly the gift that keeps on giving! I LOVE it! 12mo
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Happy Sunday Funday! I had a burst of energy and got out of the house with a book I need to finish. We are 31 weeks and I‘m at officially DONE with being 🤰🏼

CouronneDhiver A few more to go. Baby is getting cuter and cuter each day 😉 12mo
HotMessJess @CouronneDhiver I hope so because right now it feels like there‘s an alien in there! 12mo
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Happy Thanksgiving | Abbie Mercer
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I‘ve been so quiet recently!
I‘m in my third trimester and I‘m actually a zombie these days. I feel like the life has been sucked out of me and I don‘t do a lot other than eat and sleep. Reading has been a STRUGGLE and now I‘m sick and missed Thanksgiving, but HAD to share a picture of my Grammy (in-laws) recipe book that she got for her wedding! How amazing and well-loved this has been over the years!!

Jinjer Ohhhh I love that book! 13mo
HotMessJess @Jinjer she wrote all her recipes in it! I‘m swooning! 13mo
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Yesterday we celebrated my brewing baby (yes, my shower was beer and mimosa themed!) and we were completely blown away by all the books our friends brought Beckett!

I was especially in LOVE with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Very Hungry Caterpillar onesie and socks! We feel so loved and can‘t wait for this little one to enjoy these books because we definitely are already!! 🍼👶🏼🍻📚 #raisingareader

AmyG Congrats!!! This is amazing. 💕 13mo
HotMessJess @AmyG so many books they can‘t fit.... and I‘m THRILLED for it :D 13mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yay!! ❤️😘 13mo
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Beckett‘s first book haul (and a guest appearance!). A special note about Good Dog, Carl: my grandparents had Rottweilers when I was growing up. My Pops would get my Grams a Carl book every Christmas. My Aunt sent me this and I was very teary opening it. So very special ❤️

I‘m getting so excited for next weekend!! We are 26 weeks and counting! #raisingareader #BooksforBeckett

CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 Hi, little one! 14mo
HotMessJess @CouronneDhiver little one is finally too big to be camera shy now hahahah 14mo
CouronneDhiver Good thing, because he‘s awfully cute 😉 14mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled More coming your way! And I love Ferdinand and Corduroy ❤️ 14mo
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Corduroy | Don Freeman
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Our first baby shower gift arrived today- in lieu of cards we requested books from our friends and loved ones. I‘m thrilled and emotional! #raisingareader 👶🏼📚

Bookgirl Love this idea! I will never give away my kids‘ baby books...such memories. Congratulations! 14mo
tammysue Such a sweet idea 💝 14mo
HotMessJess @Bookgirl I believe I will be the same! I‘m already attached to all my kiddo‘s books 😭😭😭 14mo
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Lovesbooks87 My friend did this a couple of months ago when she had a baby. I may have had a little too much fun picking out books for her little one! 14mo
valeriegeary Love this idea 14mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 14mo
Tamra Great idea! 14mo
Eggs ❤️😍❤️ Corduroy 14mo
Chelleo Congratulations on your little bookworm! 13mo
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This tiny human must be going through a growth spurt. It‘s four pm. I‘m in bed. I sent my husband a text saying I‘m probably going to call it a night because I‘ve never been more exhausted in my life. Going to try to get in another forty pages before I pass out!

CouronneDhiver Aww, that‘s ok. You want a chubby, healthy munchkin out of this, I‘m sure 😊 14mo
HotMessJess @CouronneDhiver definitely, but this chubby kid is making a tired ma! I‘m basically waddling and sounding like a freight train when I try to roll over in bed hahahs 14mo
RadicalReader @HotMessJess wishing you a happy healthy wonderful child you‘ll be a marvelous mom with millions of memories to share 14mo
BookishTrish You are so brave reading this while growing a human. 14mo
HotMessJess @BookishTrish I just finished the Outsider by Stephen king and that had me feeling EXTRA brave for reading right now.... this one has me afraid to go to our family‘s cabin in the words with our kid when they‘re born! 14mo
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Tweeted this at Tremblay today and he responded with a resounding “Ha!”.
For real, want to get all creeped out this halloween? Pick it up! Such a fun buddy read with my pen pal @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled !! Dying at our “Im sleeping with pepper spray tonight” texts 😂

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Eeek! He responded!! That‘s so cool! And this book is making me paranoid (as if I weren‘t already) 14mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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A new blog post is UP! It‘s been a while, but I‘m damn proud of myself! Link in bio or
Link here: http://booknerdwilltravel.com/2018/10/07/its-been-a-while/

Photo from a Portland adventure 😍

RadicalReader @HotMessJess absolutely astoundingly amazingly beautiful 1y
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Outsider | Stephen King
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Stephen, why are you so damn good? SO glad I found this book again- I was not disappointed! Now onto my buddy read with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled (if you‘re still down!?)... aiming for forty pages tonight!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m in! I‘ll try to keep up! 1y
HotMessJess @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled no pressure- I‘m taking TWO classes right now on top of my wild work schedule... will mostly be reading at night before I go to sleep! 1y
Kappadeemom Ummmm, you probably won‘t be able to put down The Cabin 😳 1y
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Outsider | Stephen King
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Car at the shop, so I‘m taking all the time I can to soak up some pages 🎃💀🎃💀
Serious question to my Litsy fam (this has really been on my mind lately since I‘m bored as all hell while expecting!): should I start blogging/writing again? I was thinking about it last night and thought it might be a fun thing to take up some free time with!

Reviewsbylola That‘ll be me come Monday! 1y
valeriegeary My answer to anyone who asks if they should start writing again Will always be Yes!! 😄 1y
SoniaC Most definitely 1y
MaGoose Yes!! 14mo
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Come at me life, I‘m ready 💪🏻
So many big things happening in the next six months and this girl is READY.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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🎃🎃we interrupt our regularly scheduled “finish these 10 books before baby with a WTF WOMAN IT‘S HALLOWMONTH AND YOU‘RE READING EXCLUSIVELY HORROR?! Realization on my way home from work today. 150 pages left of The outsider- which I FINALLY found in a bag I‘d packed for a trip in my car (WOOO)! I picked short horror novels from my collect and a special ARC from my Litsy Pen Pal @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Let‘s read Cabin together! I haven‘t read it yet either!! Of course, I have book-pressure with some ARCs that are due, but it‘s HORROR MONTH!! 😀 1y
HotMessJess @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled yes!!! Start on Sunday? I‘ll be done with outsider by then! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled BOOM! Let‘s do it! 1y
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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Our baby shower is coming up this month so I‘ve been adding important baby things here and there... this morning my husband told me he noticed a MASSIVE chunk of our registry happens to be books for Baby B and I responded with a 🤷🏼‍♀️(sorry not sorry)

#raisingareader #bookhoarderproblems #noregrets

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Horrorology | Stephen Jones
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#TuesdayTidbits
🎃: Horror. Always. I mean, just take a peek at my Litsy Feed
🥧: I can‘t pick, they are both my favorites!
🧙🏼‍♀️: Witches! (But I love some good vampires too)
🏚: Haunted House. Although being pregnant I‘m afraid to go in them for fear I will get the pee scared out of me (actually though)
🧟‍♀️: The exorcist.
@ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled your turn!
@JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 1y
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While I am deeply enjoying The Circle, I had to take a break. I‘m 1/2 way through and it‘s all getting a little silly for me. I really don‘t like the main character... I said it! I‘ve tried to only read one book at a time, but with all the silliness in The Circle I needed a nice change of pace with some nonfiction. No regrets.

KathyWheeler Mae is the worst! 1y
HotMessJess @KathyWheeler SHE IS SO HELPLESS AND STUPID. I want to fight her. @Cinfhen I have no idea why it is going the way it is! I was SO into it the first 200 pages and then suddenly it‘s just nosediving. The writing is all changed and everything. It‘s really disappointing. 1y
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Cinfhen I agree with @KathyWheeler Mae sucks!!!!!! And I think Dave Eggers does too!!!! This book was so infuriating and the movie looks 10x worse🤬😖😠🤭Rant over 1y
KathyWheeler @Cinfhen The movie is terrible! 1y
Cinfhen No surprise there @KathyWheeler as I read the book I was trying to imagine Tom Hanks and it just wasn‘t happening 🙄 1y
KathyWheeler @Cinfhen I had read the book before the movie was announced and was surprised when I read they‘d cast him in that role. It wasn‘t a good fit at all. 1y
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