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Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

Joined March 2017

Queer prairie girl who only worships at the church of the used bookstore. My Goodreads account is Ariel Demong. 📜🌿🔮🏳️‍🌈
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I AM ALIVE!

Hi friends! First things first! @FantasyChick @Andrea4 @ReadingsByTheC Mail day is officially Friday, and all of the various packages I owe everyone will be sent then. I cannot apologize enough for the delays.

Second things second! I have been accepted into acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine school! I started last week and I am in love with it! It‘s overwhelming a little bit but mostly love! To be continued below! ⬇️

Jabberwocky I have officially been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have more or less suspected this was the truth for about a year now, but having it confirmed has somehow thrown my mental well being off in a big way. Ergo I‘ve been reading for fun less and procrastinating things like sending off parcels and such.

In conclusion! I still love books, I am learning to be a witch doctor, I am in pain a lot, and I got a cool new #booktattoo!
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CouronneDhiver Having an illness confirmed is a big deal... happened to me this summer and I had a really, really hard time. I feel your pain. 1y
BlameJennyJane Great to hear you are hanging in there and have a few more answers and some exciting things to look forward to! Love the ink! 1y
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AmyG Your tatoo is lovely and school sounds wonderful. Acupuncture is a wonderful thing to learn. I am sorry, though, to hear you are not well. Wishing you the best. 1y
wanderinglynn Congrats on getting into school. Acupuncture is fantastic! I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis. But I‘m sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Sending you healing vibes and {hugs} 💜 1y
Andrea4 @Jabberwocky amazing! A lot of it!!! Just like you!😄 1y
Avanders Congratulations and I'm sorry and yay for the tattoo! 🧡🧡 1y
FantasyChick You've been sooo busy!!!!! Thanks for keeping us updated and your tattoo is amazing!! 💕💕 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the new tat. 1y
Christine Congrats - how exciting! 1y
ReadingsByTheC Wow, big Congrats on getting into school! It is so amazing you are pursuing something you‘re passionate about. 👏 I‘m so sorry to hear about your illness, sending big hugs. 1y
ReadingsByTheC Oh and the tattoo is awesome! ❤️ 1y
BookishTrish We‘ve missed you! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
TheBookKeepers Love the tattoo & glad to see you back! 1y
BookishTrish Miss you. Hope all is well ❤️ 13mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 still ok out there? 11mo
BookishTrish Miss you, Ariel! Happy New Year! Xo 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl Hope all is well. 11mo
Smrloomis Hope you‘re well! 💕 4mo
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Soooo, I found a #queerbookstore and lost all of my self control. We need more #queer stores in #yyc because as much as I prefer to buy books used I will always always feel good about supporting my #lgbtq authors and shop owners. #queerbooks

SkeletonKey Little bit jealous!! Our queer bookshop in DC closed down a few years ago 😢 1y
Libby1 That tagged book. 😢 1y
Jabberwocky @libby1 I‘m prepared for it to break my heart but it sounds like an amazing book 1y
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Jabberwocky @SkeletonKey If it makes you feel any better I have to drive 16hours west to get to this one from my city 😭😭 1y
Jabberwocky @libby1 I just realized it is a memoir- holy smokes 1y
Libby1 @Jabberwocky - that‘s what got to me ❤️. 1y
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Unwinding from a late night of travel on my father in law‘s top floor patio in North Vancouver. It‘s a little chilly but exactly what I needed today. 😴📖

BookishTrish You‘re in North Van! 1y
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Still honeymooning, but onto our final leg in Vancouver. Or we will be once the ferry lands. Not loving the late night ferry, but some tea and Le Guin should take care of that.

Bronte_Chintz I want to love LeGuin, I tried when I was a lot younger and never got far with one book so kind of put her aside. I‘ve just bought the first tales of Earthsea in one volume to try and give her a go again. Are you a LeGuin lover? 1y
Emilymdxn I haven‘t read as much by LeGuin as I should. I always think I must make time for more but then the time never seems to come around, hope you‘re enjoying it 💖💖💖 1y
Jabberwocky @Bronte_Chintz so I never liked the earthsea series even though I usually love that kind of story. I would highly highly recommend starting with the left hand of darkness. I was blown away by it and would now say I‘m a lover and am thoroughly enjoying her work. @Emilymdxn I would highly recommend this collection of short stories. Might work out better for you. 1y
Bronte_Chintz @Jabberwocky Maybe I‘ll get that one to start with then! Thanks! She‘s a writer I really want to love if that makes sense? 1y
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One of the hardest things about being a (fairly) young member of the #lgbtq community is that you lack older role models. Not only that but you really miss the opportunity to connect with older couples and learn from the ups and downs of their relationship dynamic. Ergo this book and the other queer books were a must for me to pick up. #bookhaul

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Book haul 2/3! As some of you may be aware I loooove mythology and this reference dictionary is amazing. I also have this weird fascination with ‘feral children.‘ 🤷🏻‍♀️ #mythology #bookhaul

LeahBergen The Girl With No Name is good! You should also check out 1y
Jabberwocky @LeahBergen looks great! Stacked 1y
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Post 1/3 of my Russell books #bookhaul! I‘ve been slowly getting into Le Guin since she passed, but finding good quality used editions of her books can be rough. I was super stoked for these finds! #sciencefiction

BookishTrish #RussellBooks book hauls are the best! 1y
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Victoria's Victorian Victory | Abigail Shepherd, Helgaleena Healingline
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So full haul later, but let me just say oh hot damn Russell Books, you got me good. #canadian #bookhaul

xicanti Love Russell Books! 1y
LeahBergen It‘s such a great bookshop! 😍😍 1y
BookishTrish This is my fav place in the whole world! I‘m going next week 😍😍😍 1y
Jabberwocky I‘m so lucky my wife was with me! I ended up with a pretty substantial haul (as is coming in my next few posts) and wouldn‘t have been able to carry it all! @xicanti @LeahBergen @BookishTrish (edited) 1y
Dragon Love this bookstore! 👍🐉 1y
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I throughly enjoyed finishing this book up while waiting 5 hours for the ferry today. 🙄 apparently one of the major downsides to Vancouver island is that there‘s like two major highways and when there‘s an accident on one the whole island clogs up. Alas. I did enjoy the cult narrative and reading about Jenna‘s escape from #Scientology I always love cult stories though so 🤷🏻‍♀️⛴

emilyhaldi I'm fascinated by Scientology horror stories 😳 1y
Mrs_Organized_Chaos This would be right up my alley. You should watch the show Extreme Beliefs and Cults on A&E. 1y
Jabberwocky @Mrs_Organized_Chaos ooooo that sounds great! @emilyhaldi The author is the current leader‘s niece, it was a great read 1y
Dragon I was at work when I heard there was another crash on the Malahat. People were worried about getting home after work. It really does close down north south travel. 1y
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Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Leguin

Hey so back when I was reading this book a few months ago someone recommended a book of Le Guin responding to Margaret Atwood or maybe the other way around and I was wondering if anyone knows what I‘m talking about at all because I can‘t find the original post.

xicanti It's been a while since I read it, but I feel like Margaret Atwood wrote at least one essay to Le Guin in the tagged book. I think it was a response to Le Guin's criticism of Atwood's stance on science fiction. 1y
Jabberwocky @AceOnRoam @xicanti thank you and In other worlds is exactly what I was looking for!!! 1y
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I Do! | Rachel Gibson
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So as some of you may be aware I GOT MARRIED LAST WEEK. It was an amazing day and even though my wedding pictures aren‘t book themed, I thought I would share this sneak peak collage my photographer made for us!!!

Tamra Sweet! 1y
wanderinglynn Congratulations!!! 🎉🎊🍾 🥂❤️ Looks like it was a beautiful ceremony. Many blessings! 1y
Jess7 Congrats! 1y
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jillannjohn Beautiful! Congrats! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful! Congratulations 💚💛🍾🎊🎉 1y
Wife Congratulations!🌹 1y
Kaye Congrats. I like your color choices. Very different ! 1y
llwheeler Congrats! 1y
AmyG How lovely! What a beautiful wedding. Wishing you both a lifetime of good health and much happiness! 💕 1y
RebelReader Congrats! Here‘s to a lifetime of health and happiness! ❤️ 1y
bunny Such beautiful photos! Congrats! 1y
CouronneDhiver Very pretty - love the colours you chose! 🌻🍃 1y
Karkar Congratulations!!! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Very lovely 💚🌻 1y
MeganAnn Congrats! What beautiful photos and I love the yellow and green combo! 💛 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker Congrats! 1y
FantasyChick Yay!!!!!! You guys look amazing and soooo happy!!!! I am in love with these pictures 🤗😍🤗 1y
JoScho 💛💚💛💚 1y
readordierachel Gorgeous 😍 1y
Ddzmini Awe so sweet congratulations 🍾🎈🎊🎉 1y
xicanti Congratulations! 1y
sprainedbrain These are beautiful! Congratulations. ❤️ 1y
TracyReadsBooks Beautiful. Congratulations! 1y
Reviewsbylola Congrats!! 1y
saresmoore Gorgeous! 1y
LeahBergen Beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
callielafleur Lovely. Congratulations! ❤️ 1y
Soubhiville Lovely! Congrats! 1y
Bookzombie So beautiful! Congratulations!!💗 1y
BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘 1y
ReadingsByTheC Gorgeous! You both look amazing. Congratulations! 1y
AnansiGirl Congratulations to two beautiful people! 💚🍾🥂💛 1y
Kalalalatja You both look lovely! 👌 1y
La_Cori Congratulations!🎉 Love the colours 💚 💛 1y
sparrowssavvy Congratulations!!! 1y
Linear Yay! 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Friend, sorry for the belated congrats but congratulations!!!!! Sending you and your love a ton of good wishes!!!! 1y
Jabberwocky @TobeyTheScavengerMonk thank you friend!! ♥️ 1y
Bibliogeekery Congrats!! 1y
kaysworld1 Way behind Time here but congratulations 💝 1y
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Honeymoon thangs. 📖😋🏖

readordierachel Too cute! 1y
Ddzmini Awe enjoy 😊 1y
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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CouronneDhiver Oh my gosh ... how adorable is that?! 😍 Have fun! 1y
KellyHunsakerReads You are beautiful and I want that dress! 1y
RebelReader You look so beautiful and your picnic looks delish! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
saresmoore 😍♥️ 1y
BlameJennyJane 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 #Perfection ! 1y
britt_brooke Lovely!! 1y
Jabberwocky Thank you all!!! Dress is from torrid and it was an amazing beach day! @Hunsakermountain 1y
ShelleyBooksie What a romantic set up! Congratulations on your nuptuials. 1y
Tamra Woot! 1y
BookishTrish Wow! 1y
FantasyChick Is it wrong that I love that you're reading a true cult book on your honeymoon? Looks like you guys are having a fabulous time! 😘 1y
Jabberwocky @FantasyChick She said she loved me just the way I am, cult books and all 🤔🤔 1y
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A perfect way to end another perfect night of honeymooning- with wine and books in our enormous jetted tub. 🛀

CouronneDhiver ❤️ 1y
BookishTrish Happy Honeymoon and much love to you both! 1y
TrishB Fab 💕 1y
MStew Congrats!! And beyond belief is a great book!!! 1y
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Hello all! The wedding was fabulous and absolutely crazy! We are in Tofino on our honeymoon and I thought I would update you all.

#seatosea loves I am really struggling with Lillian. I‘m only about 50 pages in but I‘m just really fighting through so I think I‘m going to send it on when we are back next week, unread.

#postlit friends when is our next mailing day? I‘ve completely lost track.

JoScho Enjoy!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️ Congratulations! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Jabberwocky @FantasyChick unfortunately I won‘t be able to send your package until the 24, so it will 100% be late but I‘m sneaking in some extra goodies to make up for it! (edited) 1y
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SilversReviews Congratulations!! 1y
AmyG Congratulations! Enjoy your honeymoon...it looks beautiful. 1y
vivastory Congratulations! 🎉👏🍾 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊🎈 1y
ReadingsByTheC That is so awesome! Congratulations! Enjoy your honeymoon! 1y
ReadingsByTheC Oh, and the last Postlit mail date was August 3rd and the next mail date is September 14th 1y
LeahBergen Congrats! 1y
FantasyChick No worries!!!! Enjoy the honeymoon. Your package should be to you by Thursday 😊 1y
Jabberwocky @ReadingsByTheC oh man. I‘m not back home til sept 1, so I‘ll send on the next two together as soon as I have them. So sorry! @FantasyChick it‘ll be lovely I promise ♥️♥️ 1y
mrozzz Congrats! Enjoy 😊💜 1y
BookishTrish @Jabberwocky I‘m just starting @Andrea4 pick and I‘ll send it out ASAP after Labour a Day. 1y
Andrea4 @Jabberwocky yea, no biggie- I'm only half way through @BookishTrish pick so we can just bump it all by a month. Congratulations and enjoy the honeymoon!!! 1y
JulAnna Congratulations! 🎉🎉Enjoy, it looks beautiful! 😊 1y
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Guys I have loved all things #unicorn ever since I was a little kid and my dad read me the tagged book. And LOOK WHAT MY FUTURE WIFE GOT ME FOR A WEDDING PRESENT! 😍📚♥️ #bookshelfcandy #shelfie

wanderinglynn Aw, how cool & so thoughtful! ❤️🦄 1y
readordierachel Awesome!!! 1y
Zelma Ooh, it‘s beautiful! 😍 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig So cool! 😍 1y
BookishTrish Yay, future wife! 1y
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Wedding Night: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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Hey friends, sorry I‘ve been MIA. It has been a completely insane couple of weeks. We are down to 11 days til the wedding and I honestly didn‘t expect it to be quite so draining. Oh and I‘ve decided to go back to school for acupuncture in the fall? Idk life‘s crazy. So! #seatosea friends I am anticipating being done with Lillian sometime next week, if you guys are okay with me putting us all behind schedule? And I‘ll be sending off #postlit soon.

Jabberwocky Picture is of the fiancé at our wedding venue ? 1y
Andrea4 @Jabberwocky beautiful! And no worries, we are all behind!!! 😂😂😂 1y
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ReadingsByTheC That venue looks lovely! 😍 No worries about the next book. I totally understand. I'm a little behind myself. 1y
AmyG Wishing you all the best on your special day. It will be wonderful! 1y
Jabberwocky @andrea4 @ReadingsByTheC Thank you guys ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
Jabberwocky @AmyG Thank you! It‘s going to be a beautiful day! (edited) 1y
RebelReader Don‘t forget to post pictures of the big day! ❤️ 1y
FantasyChick Cant wait to see pictures from the big day!!! And like @Andrea4 said, we are all behind. No worries at all! 1y
BookishTrish We want you to have a wonderful day and be happy. Do that and no worries about anything else! 1y
AnansiGirl A lovely and lush green venue! ? I‘ll be wishing for beautiful weather to you and your fiancé‘s day! 1y
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Hey all! Sorry I‘ve been away, wedding prep is becoming stressful and I‘m having some unexpected health issues. Nothing to serious but taking up time that I dont have. When I get stressed I tend to play video games instead of reading in my downtime. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m still working away on my #seatosea and #postlit picks though!

readordierachel Hope you're feeling better soon. Take care of yourself 💛 1y
JSW Take care. 😘❤️ 1y
BookishTrish Take care Ariel ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Cooling down from this ridiculous day and I‘m so excited to start this one! #seatosea @FantasyChick @BookishTrish @Andrea4

TracyReadsBooks I love this book! 1y
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I‘m putting the actual quote under a spoiler due to graphic violence and gay violence.

I am so grateful that I live somewhere that it is safe for me to love my partner. I never forget that this is the way that my gay brothers and sisters have been treated in this country, as early as 50 years ago Even though there are laws to protect us here we can never forget what we have come from. #pride #queerbooks

Jabberwocky Jack, I dont want to be like the guys you see around sometimes. And I dont want a be dead. There was these two old guys ranched together down home, Earl and Rich —Dad would pass a remark when he seen them. They was a joke even though they was pretty tough old birds. I was nine years old and they found Earl dead in an irrigation ditch. Theyd took a tire iron to him, spurred him up, drug him around by his dick until it pulled off, just bloody pulp. 1y
CouronneDhiver Yuck - that quote is ugly! I understand that not everyone agrees with diverse sexuality, but let people be. Gosh. 1y
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The Martian Chronicles | Ray Bradbury
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I exhibited so much self control at Pages yesterday, but these two were just calling my name. #sciencefiction #scifi #shortstories 🚀

2BR02B Wonderful choices! ❤ 1y
vivastory What @2BR02B said! 1y
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The Deep | Nick Cutter
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@mimsyborogroves Was so drawn into the blurb on the back of this one that it gave her a physical reaction! 😂 The best thing about buying books with my sister is that I can 100% kidnap the book once she‘s done reading it! #sisterday

Tamra Terrific pic! 1y
Ddzmini Awe 😍 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh snap, you're from yyc too. I love Pages. 💕 1y
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The Martian Chronicles | Ray Bradbury
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Bookish sister dates are the best sister dates. I love that we are so close. Stay tuned for more unflattering pictures of me, pictures of @mimsyborogroves and out #bookhauls! #sisterday

britt_brooke Aw, I think this is a cute photo!! 1y
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1y
readordierachel This is an adorable picture 😊 1y
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rather_be_reading awesome! 1y
JoScho Hush your face! You look awesome! 1y
JSW Cuuuute dress!! 1y
TheFunkyBookworm You look adorbs! 💜 1y
tammysue ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Jabberwocky Oh you guys 😚 Thank you all. I‘m in the process of learning to allow myself to love myself. ♥️ @TheFunkyBookworm @whatshesreadingnow @JSW @JoScho @RatherBeReading @ReadOrDieRachel @hermyknee @britt_brooke 1y
NatalieR Great pic! 🌺 1y
Ingerella Great pic, cute dress! 1y
Tamra Adorbs! 1y
CouronneDhiver You look amazing! 1y
LeahBergen Pages Books! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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‘The long run is a luxury. You can drive a nail on that.‘

God the truth of this. I feel like it applies to the environmental and economic pr blend we are faced with today that might not have been so drastic if previous generations had been more careful and aware of their actions.

But on the other hand, the long run is a luxury that they couldn‘t afford at the time.

Not that millennials can afford to clean it up either. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Sneaking a quick break for breakfast and another of these gorgeous #shortstories. I think I‘m becoming a short story person??? #illustration #illustrated

Jabberwocky Also that sandwich is 100% on a napkin you just can‘t see 😅 (edited) 1y
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I‘m really enjoying these stories. My grandparents were farmers and ranchers for most of my life and the stories they would tell me about their parents and siblings have so many similarities to the type of story Proulx is telling in this book. These are cowboys stories about people that live off of what they can scratch out of the ground, men that hurt and never talk about it, and prairies that are awe inspiring in their bleakness.

Jabberwocky Also, the author partnered with a watercolour artist for this book, and most of the stories are paired with an illustration. I think the art is gorgeous and really evocative of what I know of prairie life. 1y
GondorGirl I love those illustrations! 😍 1y
Jabberwocky @GondorGirl Me too! ♥️ 1y
Reviewsbylola What gorgeous illustrations!! 1y
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It‘s sooo hot. I tried reading in the bedroom with Lucille, as pictured here, but I‘ve had to migrate out to the hammock. +30 at 7 at night is way too hot. #lucilleproblems

Riveted_Reader_Melissa She‘s adorable!! #catsofLitsy 1y
Kappadeemom 😻😻😻 1y
sprainedbrain Oh my goodness how cute!! ❤️❤️❤️😃 1y
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Eyelit Omg, that expression! 😸😻 1y
Jabberwocky @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kappadeemom @sprainedbrain @Eyelit Honestly she is the most expressive cat I‘ve ever met 😍 1y
Reecaspieces ❤️❤️😍 1y
GondorGirl This picture is amazing! 😻 1y
xicanti Awww! Lucille looks like the heat has her utterly stupefied. 1y
Jabberwocky @xicanti she completely has!! 1y
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I‘m in need of some #queerfiction, stat! This collection of #shortstories includes the authors most famous, brokeback mountain. It‘s Stampede in #yyc and this feels like the perfect read for right now. Not to mention that my family have been long term prairie people and cow people and I am super excited for this read. 🤠

CSeydel Man these stories are heartbreaking though. I couldn‘t read more than one a day. Good collection but emotionally draining. 1y
Jabberwocky @CSeydel oof I am seeing what you mean. Really touching stories though. 1y
CSeydel Yeah - she‘s a hell of a writer. Amazing stuff. 1y
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Limitless: A Novel | Alan Glynn
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I‘ve been leaving notes for my little sister @mimsyborogroves for most of our lives. It‘s only recently that we are reading similar books and I‘m so excited to be able to recommend things and hear about her thoughts! ♥️👯‍♀️

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Limitless: A Novel | Alan Glynn
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Holy crap you guys this book was KILLER. Fast paced, and a thoroughly enjoyable ride. As much as I enjoyed the movie, I found the book 100% more immersive and focused a lot more on the intricacies of the drug, which I enjoyed. Another thing that I enjoyed is that the book is set in mid 90‘s New York, which I, being born in 1994, never experienced, and in some ways feels just as exotic to me as England in 1500... #scifi

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Slammerkin | Emma Donoghue
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AWWWE! Thank you @BookishTrish ! I was so excited to have #bookmail waiting for me after a long sick day! The chocolate looks amazing and I am so excited for both books!! @FantasyChick @Andrea4 #seatosea

BookishTrish Enjoy the books! I cannot overstate how much I love Denman Island chocolate and hope you will too. 1y
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Sickness | Katherine A Applegate
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Annnnd I‘m losing my voice at my reception job 🙄. Why am I not home snuggled in with a cat and a book?!

JSW Ugh! I hate being voiceless. You‘re treating it right, and I also like Throat coat tea if you can find it. 😘 (edited) 1y
Jabberwocky @jSW Ooooh I‘ve never heard of that. I‘ll keep my eyes peeled. Once I get home I‘ll probably make lemon tea with honey and chunks of ginger. 1y
JSW @Jabberwocky yesss that is also a fave remedy. You can get Throat coat on amazon and it‘s made by traditional medicinals. It works on my sore throats too. 1y
StellarDoc @JSW @Jabberwocky Throat Coat tea is awesome. I find it in the health food/ natural section of my grocery store, but Target has it with the other teas. 1y
Crazeedi Get better soon! 1y
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Limitless: A Novel | Alan Glynn
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Guys my fiancée spoils the carbonara out of me. (Get it? GET IT???) ??‍?? #bookanddinner

tpixie 😂 😆 😝 1y
RebelReader 🤣🤣🤣 1y
Jabberwocky @tpixie @RebelReader Honestly she doesn‘t even laugh at my puns anymore because she ‘doesn‘t want to reward that kind of behaviour‘ so thank you ♥️ 1y
tpixie @Jabberwocky bahahahaha!! Tell her sorry 😐 no help from me! 1y
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Limitless: A Novel | Alan Glynn
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It‘s not like me to have multiple books on the go, but I felt the need for a break from my current #tome and this one has been calling my name! I remember really enjoying the movie, so I‘m excited for the book!

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Jabberwocky
Posted | John David Anderson
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Annnd they‘re off! Sorry again for being slow off the bat! 📝📬 #postlit #seatosea #bookmail @ReadingsByTheC @Andrea4 @FantasyChick @BookishTrish also I waxed somewhat poetically about the #seatosea book in the notebook, so be warned that there are spoilers in my entry! 😅

FantasyChick I would almost say you're right on the ball Haha I probably won't get mine out until Friday....car repairs before mailing 😖 1y
Jabberwocky @FantasyChick no worries at all friend ♥️ 1y
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So, I am beginning my practice of #reiki today! For a limited time this summer I‘m offering 30 mom sessions for free, and in between appointments I‘m working on my knowledge. I fell in love with this kind nd of treatment and I‘m so glad there are so many resources for further learning out there!

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Love and War | John Jakes
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Up at the farm today for our final wedding outfit fitting and they have KITTENS! #kittensoflitsy #littenkitten #KAL

CoffeeNBooks What an adorable kitty!! 1y
CouronneDhiver Cute kitty!!!!! 1y
mrozzz Omg so tiny!! 1y
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StellarDoc Oh my goodness! So cute! 1y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
Soubhiville Gah! So cute!!! 🐱💖 1y
Slajaunie So precious! I love kittens.❤️ 1y
knittedgnome Kittens!!!! 💕😻🐱 1y
ladym30 Such a sweet face! 1y
Bookzombie Kittens!! 💕 1y
readordierachel Kitten kitten kitten!!! 1y
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Jabberwocky
The Scarecrows' Wedding | Julia Donaldson
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How lovely is this poem!? 😌📖

Meeko93 1y
JulAnna Awesome! 💕📚 1y
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Jabberwocky
Love and War | John Jakes
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You guys! I got book shamed today! This has never happened to me before and I‘m feeling really frustrated!

I made a post on my Facebook page yesterday, of the quote from my last post here on litsy and included a picture of the cover of the book. A friend of mine saw the confederate flag on the book cover and kind of lost it about how novels about the American civil war Romanticize the Old South and black slavery. I responded that it was a ⬇️

Jabberwocky Fictional book and I was reading it strictly for pleasure- and mentioned that as a person with a BA in lit with a minor in history that I am fully capable of spotting problematic bias in things that I read. She responded that I shouldn‘t waste my time on anything that remotely supports racial biases and that I was basically perpetuating KKK ideology! Am I completely crazy to feel like I was attacked? And to be hurt that she would think that of me? 1y
cobwebmoth I would feel hurt, too. And this is also why I refuse to use Facebook. *hugs* 1y
wanderinglynn I‘d be hurt. You are an intelligent reader who is more than capable of reading an allegedly biased book and coming to your own conclusion. And your experience right there is why I deleted my FB account. Seriously WTF?! If this person really was really a friend, she would (A) understand you better and (B) be respectful enough to talk to you in person (if she felt so strongly about it) instead of trying to shame you on social media. {hugs} 🌈💜 1y
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CouronneDhiver The things people say in the name of “social justice” these days is ridiculous. Chin up. Don‘t let silly people get you down. 😊 1y
Betty Block her on FB. I blocked several for their ugly political talk 1y
Betty Also sounds like a denier. Example: "Holocaust didn't happen. There was no moon landing. Don't read about the Civil War." 1y
trazo Woah! That‘s intense. Sounds like she may be extreme with something that may feel uncomfortable for her and taking it out on you. Jealous of your knowledge by the way. Impressive! 1y
Aimeesue It a hot button topic for a lot of people lately, especially given the political climate. Charlottesville was only a year ago, and the Nazi brethren are planning a rally in DC on the anniversary. Racists seem to be crawling out of the woodwork. Given that, and the fighting over confederate statutes all across the south, I can understand why your friend might have reacted that way. If it were me, i might remind my friend that knowing where and ⬇️ (edited) 1y
Aimeesue Why the confederate flag gained so much meaning for people is important if you want to understand why they're still holding on to it so tightly. 1y
quietjenn I think your feelings are absolutely justified. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Historical fiction is based on history for the most part and history is history.. you can‘t change it but should learn from it, you can‘t ignore it and pretend bad things didn‘t happen.. .. her opinion about what people should or shouldn‘t be reading smacks of censorship ... I‘m so glad she doesn‘t have final say on what books get published. She was judgemental and unkind to you, her friend. 😬😢 Hugs to you. (edited) 1y
Jabberwocky You guys have all been so kind. I appreciate the love and support so much. @cobwebmoth *hugs!* @wanderinglynn That‘s exactly what I thought!! It‘s unnecessary and rude! @CouronneDhiver I am usually super open minded and attempt to be the best ally I can be in those sorts of situation but 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Jabberwocky @Betty She definitely isn‘t a denier, but I‘m thinking blocking isn‘t a terrible idea. @trazo I think you are probably right. It‘s hard to meet that kind of situation with understand right away. I wish I had your compassion. @Aimeesue I understand her thought process, it just hurt that she responded as harshly to me as she did @quietjenn ♥️ @CoverToCoverGirl I didn‘t even think of it in a censorship way, but that‘s so true. 1y
emilyhaldi I second @CouronneDhiver 💯 Personally, I'm tired of people getting offended so easily and constantly being on the attack. I'm sure it was especially hurtful coming from a friend. 👎🏻👎🏻 1y
LeahBergen I second @emilyhaldi and @CouronneDhiver . I‘m so done with ill-informed people being offended by things that they know little about. If I‘m reading about the history of the Nazi party coming to power does that mean I‘m perpetuating Nazi ideology? Please. Hugs to you, my friend. 😘 1y
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Jabberwocky
Love and War | John Jakes
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You guys I am head over heels in love with this quote! ??. (Picture is from my engagement shoot ?️‍?)

"Leathery incense swirled from shelves without so much as an inch of empty space. Jane felt herself to be in a cathedral. She continued to stand silently, like a petitioner. Then she tilted her head back and raised her gaze to the books, all the books, while a radiance broke over her face." #quotes #quotesaboutbooks

That-Bookish-Hiker Such a cute pic! 1y
AmyG 💕 1y
GondorGirl 😍😍😍😍😍 1y
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Bronte_Chintz 💖💖💖💖😍 1y
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this pic 💗💗💗💗 1y
Jabberwocky Thank you all ♥️ I cannot wait to flood you with wedding pictures in September! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @That-Bookish-Hiker @AmyG @GondorGirl @Bronte_Chintz @JoScho 1y
GondorGirl @Jabberwocky We can't wait to see them! You guys are so stinking cute! 1y
LeahBergen Beautiful photo! ❤️❤️ 1y
Bronte_Chintz @Jabberwocky can‘t wait to see them! 💖 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love it!! Great photo 👍 1y
Rcoco 😍😍engagement photos in a library? Genius! I wish I had thought of that. 1y
AmyG I can‘t wait to see wedding pictures!!! 1y
trazo What a super cute picture! 🤓📷🧡 1y
Bibliogeekery 😍 adorable photo 😍! 1y
readordierachel What a great pic! 1y
Jabberwocky Thank you guys!!! @Rcoco Not actually in a library, in one of our favourite indie bookstores, but a library would‘ve been great too! @LeahBergen Thank you! It was taken at Shelflife books downtown, have you ever been? @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @trazo @Bibliogeekery @ReadOrDieRachel Thank you guys ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
Christine Sweetest photo!! 😍 1y
Bookzombie So sweet!! ❤️ 1y
LeahBergen I love Shelf Life Books (I dangerously live within walking distance 😆). 1y
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Jabberwocky
Love and War | John Jakes
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Bookish lunch breaks are all that get me through sometimes. My coworkers arent big on reading and commenting on the speed that I go through books seems to entertain them. Im finding this book to be quickly paced so far which is nice, as I vaguely recall finding it arduous the last time I read it. I am pretty sure I didnt finish it, and am hoping to make it all the way through and onto the final instalment (which I‘ve never read) this time around.

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Love and War | John Jakes
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Today I am helping to man a friends booth at an expo of sorts, but I get to read when it‘s not busy so it‘s all good!!

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Love and War | John Jakes
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Alright, finally time to dig back into the Hazard‘s and the Main‘s. This will definitely be a chunky read, weighing in at 1100 pages! I love #historicalfiction because it takes me out of the here and now, which quite frankly is more depressing every time I check the news. I‘m looking forward to being swept up in the romance. Also Georgia‘s sick of posing for me. 😅 #dogsoflitsy

MCYmermaid Wow. I read a ton of Jakes at one time— decades ago. Very #TBT. 1y
Ddzmini Tell me about it but I‘m sure if you asked them they didn‘t like their times either 😨😰 1y
Jabberwocky @Ddzmini Oh I‘m sure. And I 100% would not like to live through the American civil war, it‘s just reassuring somehow to read about another time and place where I already know what the out come is. 1y
Ddzmini True true and you don‘t have to worry about any of the hard parts right I love history 😋 1y
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Jabberwocky
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I LOVED this. Each story is so well crafted and complete, I could not have been more satisfied. She blends elements of dystopia, magical realism and supernatural flawlessly in each and every one of these stories and I loved the profusion of #lesbian characters. I love all #queerbooks but the representation and everything just made my heart sing. I can‘t thank you enough @BookishTrish

JoScho 🐶❤️ 1y
DreeMorris I saw Machado on a panel at the LA Festival of Books—she‘s entertaining in person too! 1y
ladym30 Sweet pup! 1y
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wanderinglynn What a cute pup! ❤️🐶 1y
BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️😘 1y
trazo Love your pup ❤️ 🐶😍 1y
tammysue ❤️🐾 1y
GypsyKat Awe! 😍😍😍 1y
mrozzz 🙌🏻 1y
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Jabberwocky
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Does anyone else have a serious affinity with #chunksters?? Weighing at 945 pages this chunkster is HEAVY. I couldn‘t walk away though!!

LeahBergen It‘s so good! 1y
RebelReader I love a chunkster! I have several on my TBRand my current read Is just over 900 pages 1y
Jabberwocky @RebelReader I love long books because it makes the characters seem like old friends, and it‘s almost easier to inhabit the pages ♥️ 1y
Jabberwocky @LeahBergen I‘m so glad to hear that! 1y
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Jabberwocky
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I‘m about an hour early to work, so I‘m relaxing with some oatmeal cookies and this book. I‘m so excited to finally start it! #queerbooks

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Jabberwocky
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HmMMMMm I‘m really torn. Im honestly not to sure (right now anyway) what I actually think off the book. Does anyone else find that? That you need a 12 hour period after reading a book before you are really ready to say with any real conviction what you thought of it? I‘m putting the rating at so-so for now, I‘m going to have to really think about this one. I‘ll be glad of the journal you sent with it! @BookishTrish @FantasyChick @Andrea4 #seatosea

Soubhiville I often need to digest a book for a little while before I can rate it. Or I sometimes change my mind about the rating after a few weeks. 1y
Jabberwocky @Soubhiville Thank goodness it‘s not just some crazy thing for me. I was trying to describe this feeling to my partner and used the analogy that ‘It‘s like letting the spices in a soup bloom over night‘ and she thought I was cracked in the head 😂 1y
Soubhiville That‘s exactly right! I‘m with you. 1y
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We had a lovely dinner tonight with my uncle and his partner. She lent me this book of short stories by a #localyyc author. I‘m really excited to read it! #canadianauthor #yyc #shortstory

BookishTrish Sounds good - enjoy! 1y
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Jabberwocky
Posted | John David Anderson
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This next pick will be on its way to you on Friday! @ReadingsByTheC ♥️ I throughly enjoyed your pick @StellarDoc I can‘t get over how much I‘m loving our little #postlit group!! Big thanks as always to @Soubhiville & @CareBear

ReadingsByTheC Awesome! 1y
StellarDoc I'm glad you liked it! I'm looking forward to reading it again when it comes back to me. 1y
Soubhiville What a pretty journal ✨ 1y
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Jabberwocky
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@FantasyChick I‘m so sorry for your loss. Here is our ridiculous floof trying to help us DIY for the wedding ♥️

tammysue 💕 1y
FantasyChick He looks like he is being a great help, 😆 The day is creeping up so I'm sure you don't mind! Thank you for sharing 😘😘😘 1y
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#1001books friends! I‘d received my copy of the book quite a few weeks ago but have been putting off plunging in as I‘ve been unsure of how to properly chronicle my quest. Today my aunt gave me this journal, and I realized it would be PERFECT. Each place has a full page to write on and space for the dates that you visited on. It will be be the perfect match and I‘m so excited!