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HotMessJess

HotMessJess

Joined May 2016

Slytherin🐍. Explorer🚀. Burrito Aficionado🌯. www.booknerdwilltravel.com
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Good morning

AlaMich Beautiful! 2w
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The Black Cat | Edgar Allan Poe
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Yet mad, I am not. Visiting Edgar Allen Poes house today 🐦‍⬛

Tamra Did you hear anything beating behind the walls? 💔🖤 3w
Librarybelle So cool!!! 3w
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When date days become us reading. My husband told me I was “zoned”. #Saturdayreads

Tamra Perfect date! 1mo
BilboBookends I love your frog and toad shirt! 1mo
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It‘s almost 90 today and I am loving this delightful surprise of a read #Summer

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I was so moved and disgusted by Little Heaven that I emailed Nick Cutter aka Craig Davidson late one night. I wanted to share my thanks for reigniting my love of reading this year….. and my absolute dream of this book on screen some day. Did I think he‘d read it, let alone respond? Absolutely not, but I am so delighted this lit up my inbox this morning!! WHOLLY recommend this claustrophobic read if you need a good spook for your TBR.

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 3mo
HotMessJess @TrishB I thought the same!!! It‘s so cool to hear from authors! And I‘ve loved his work since forever! 3mo
Suet624 I‘m so glad you wrote him!! 3mo
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Great insights from ~30 years ago. Loving this book. Also, got a big surprise when I realized that one of the editors of writing science series is the dad of my husband‘s best man. I opened the book and was like hey! I know him! We had a good laugh over it.

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Our B turns 5 (you read that right) this week. Our family spends Saturdays visiting the bookstore and grabbing lunch together. We still do the library, and our library is AWESOME, but there is something so exciting about visiting the bookstore and hanging out together. And of course we see the changes at home too. It‘s such a fun thing to watch a book nerd grow up. ❤️

Soubhiville This photo makes me so happy! I love seeing kids enjoying a book. 📖🖤 6mo
kspenmoll How wonderful! My son loved the Captain Underpants series. 6mo
HotMessJess @kspenmoll it‘s been an absolutely awesome book for us. He loves the comic aspect and George and Harold! They are super delightful books!! I‘m glad they exist 6mo
HotMessJess @Soubhiville me too!! We‘ve been very cognizant of letting him choose. Last thing I want to do is force him to read and make him hate it. This was a “caught in the wild moment too”. He picked it up on his own! I was thrilled. 6mo
AmyG I love when kids enjoy reading. That was me! Always a nose in a book. 6mo
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Before They Are Hanged | Joe Abercrombie
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Raise readers yall ❤️

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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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Happy New Year, we all have Covid 🦠 reads.

Soubhiville Oh no! I hope you can read in your downtime and that you feel better soon. 6mo
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Arthur's Tooth | Marc Tolon Brown
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The pinnacle of my momming. This kid reading Arthur unscripted and unprompted on a Friday night. I did it yall. #raisereaders

Bookzombie 💗 8mo
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Any @ Bookly users? Bloo has the CUTEST readathon coming up! 8 hours only?! Time to break out your spooky TBRs

*not an ad, I seriously f**king love Bookly. I‘ve used it since it dropped and love reading stats. 20/10 recommend

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Road of Bones | Christopher Golden
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Spooky and ethereal read. Took an interesting direction and was a very quick finish. My only caveat is how often the author had to describe the cold. We got it, Siberia is cold. Granted, I‘ve only experienced bone-chilling, unable to breathe, cold once before and hated it.

On to Hidden Pictures!

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Did I start and finish a book in one sitting last night? Yes. I did my nearly yearly rewatch of James Cameron‘s masterpiece on Sunday. B is now calling it “the ship with the iceburger” since he walked in at the iceberg scene. Did not expect I‘d have to explain Titanic‘s sinking to a 4.5 year old, but here we are.

Solid ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ quick read with a lot of fun facts and background.

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Road of Bones | Christopher Golden
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Time for spooky season 🩻 💀 s

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Just a boy and his first dog. Had to share this delightful photo. My babies are all growing up ❤️

SassyBookworm Sweet!! ❤️🐶 11mo
Tamra First dog is always special. 🩵 11mo
marleed Oh that‘s so sweet! I hope he has a reshoot of that pic when he graduates high school! 11mo
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Needed to escape to the cabin this weekend

pr.alm One of my favorite books! 11mo
HotMessJess @pr.alm will report back. The movie was the reason I started reading it! What an INCREDIBLE film. I‘m sure the book is better, but I was truly blown away by the cinematography and music in the film. 11mo
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Wild how different my life was before I became “mom”

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I‘ve said it since he was born: Raise Readers. #raisereaders

Jjaxn95 I used to love these when I was a kid! 13mo
HotMessJess @Jjaxn95 it‘s B‘s new favorite and he‘s in love! We really battled with getting him to sit and read with us for a few months. We stumbled on Dog Man (followed by Captain Underpants) and it‘s now him BEGGING us to read more. My heart exploded! They‘re GREAT books. 13mo
Jjaxn95 @HotMessJess that‘s so awesome!! My nephews 6yrs and 5yrs are super into Dog Man. They‘re a great gateway into developing a love for reading. 13mo
HotMessJess @Jjaxn95 I agree!! Dav Pilkey is definitely B‘s “gateway” author LOL 13mo
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Wonderling | Mira Bartok
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@Eggs

1. Can I consider seeing Tom Felton a signing? I got a signed book?
2. I regularly buy paperbacks and kindle versions. Don‘t @ me. I have a four year old that loves to steal my book light.
3. 10 years ago I would‘ve said Hogwarts, but JK Rowling really soured that for me. Today, I would love to visit Derry, Maine.

Eggs Lovely! Thanks for playing 🥳 13mo
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The Fisherman | John Langan
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Ok, started strong with some big horror elements, but did not expect where we ended up. 3.5 ⭐️ , wish it would‘ve stayed more zombie woman raised from the dead and actually discussed more about The Fisherman. I can see LOTS of cool stories within this story. I hope John writes more. Also this BEGS to be a film adaptation.

Evileyereviews This is one of my favorites from him. You should try his short story collection Sefira and Other Betrayals 13mo
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Shout out to my similarly morbidly humored husband for sending me this photo on his way through Donner pass today with the comment “Do you think they have any good places to eat?”

5feet.of.fury 🤣 13mo
charl08 Nicely done. 13mo
AmyG Ha! 13mo
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AlaMich 😂😂 13mo
HotMessJess @charl08 I was quite surprised with the text, but laughed out loud! 13mo
KathyWheeler 😄 13mo
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From Below | Darcy Coates
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Hanging out with this grumpy old alien while I finally “deep dive” (pun intended) this book that I started on vacation!

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Not sure what possessed me, but I‘ve powered through FOUR books in the last seven days and it felt good. Big trigger warning for my Litsy friends: This is gruesome to say the very least, but an excellent thriller that kept me on my seat (even if the twists were easily spotted). 4/5 ⭐️

TrishB If there‘s one thing you can rely on with Slaughter it‘s gruesome! 13mo
HotMessJess @TrishB I verbal announced “what the f***” a few times. But yes, GRUESOME 13mo
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Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
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Very creepy and quick read on Friday night. Could‘ve ended 100 pages earlier, but if you want to read some ethereal horror, 3/5 ⭐️

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Two books in three days? I feel like this is a reading renaissance for me. Deleting social media (minus Litsy obviously) from my phone has proved a blessing. Another high recommendation, especially with the anniversary of D day coming June 6th. Not nearly as graphic as I expected, but heartbreaking and a reminder of what my Great Gramps went through as a soldier in the Pacific

Desha So great you read this! My granddad fought in the Pacific in WWII. Do you think this is a good read for that? 📚♥️ 13mo
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An absolutely horrific and gut-wrenching read. I recommend to anyone and everyone, solid 10/10 I couldn‘t put down. Fair warning: prepare to be sad.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid | Jeff Kinney
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Lil B went on nap strike, so we started sending him to school with books. Apparently it‘s been a hit.

Bookzombie So sweet! 14mo
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From Below | Darcy Coates
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Kauai is paradise

Meshell1313 😍😍😍 1y
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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All to ourselves all week

5feet.of.fury Oooooh! I miss palm trees 🌴 enjoy!! 1y
AlaMich Holy moly! I might be drooling right now🤤 1y
Oryx Wow. Looks amazing 1y
julesG 😍😍😍 1y
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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It‘s a Good Friday

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I défend my portfolio/thesis this week, so ready to have time to read again after the last 3 years of work.

charl08 Good luck💪 1y
Dragon 🙌💚🐉 1y
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One of my favorite Christmas gifts to date arrived just on time 🖤

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Every time I find one of these somewhere my heart grows 3 sizes #littlefreelibrary

Bookzombie That‘s a cute one! 2y
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The Art of Turning Red | Disney and Pixar
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom | Bill Martin, Jr.
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Well my reading light was cool before it was claimed. #raisereaders

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@mrsmarch thank you for this thoughtful and delightful #Basicwitchswap delivery! My tarot deck is my life! And big shout out to @sprainedbrain Jenni, you‘re amazing for setting this up!!

sprainedbrain Lovely! 🖤 2y
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A delight

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Happy spooky season y‘all 🎃

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@sprainedbrain thanks for sharing! Looking forward to my first Litsy swap of 2022!!!!

sprainedbrain Awesome! 🖤 2y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Since I was introduced to Libby, I started to see if I could listen to books I‘ve hoarded. Audio books are easier for me now especially since I start graduate school back up next week, and I love working and listening. Trying to get in some physical reading coupled with it as well, it‘s kind of nice to have both avenues when reading a book! And It‘s almost spooky season right?? 🎃

Bookzombie It almost is! 🎃 2y
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Our Thailand adventure finally became a reality and I spent 20 minutes in this swing reading after my obligatory instagram shot. In other news: if you haven‘t read The Evening and The Morning it‘s wonderful! PICK IT UP, TBR LIST IT, READ IT #BookNerdWillTravel #HistoricalFiction #beach #Thailand

5feet.of.fury How cool! 2y
Megabooks Enjoy your vacation! 2y
HotMessJess @Megabooks we are back now, but was sitting here reminiscing and JUST finished the evening and the morning yesterday. This is my book hangover post lollll 2y
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Koh Samui sunrises.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2y
bookaholic1 Nice!! 2y
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Working on a chapter a day. Coffee, Deck views, happiness.

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À Poutine pastrami in bed wild scared kind of night. Laundry is for tomorrow. ??‍♀️

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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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An important purchase

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My first trip to Joshua Tree, it snowed. The desert was a dream and worth the 18 hours of driving in 3 days.

wanderinglynn How fun! Joshua Tree is on my National Park bucket list! (edited) 2y
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Dr. Seuss's ABC | Dr. Seuss
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WJCintron 🙌 😃 2y
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Cemeteries | Keith Eggener
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I learned how I want to be memorialized. Never been to a library like this 📚 💀
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland, CA

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Cemetery of Angels | Noel Hynd
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When Graveyards Yawn | August Derleth
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Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland, CA