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JackOBotts

JackOBotts

Joined August 2016

“If you think reading is boring, you‘re doing it wrong.”
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Emily Henry is perfect for summer. There were small things that bugged me a bit, but I enjoyed seeing where Polly & Alex ended up.

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O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ~ Wrapping up the final, final round of #LMPBC with this pick for #GroupG. Such rich writing and visual imagery played against such pain for our MC. I just wanted her to feel happy and be loved. (I did not enjoy the ending)

Thank you, @KateReadsYA @JamieArc & @suvata for such a lovely #LMPBC finale…it‘s been a pleasure. 💜The book will head home soon within the next week.

JackOBotts Thank you, @suvata for organizing and running this fun buddy read for us all! 🙌🏼💜 1w
JackOBotts Also my June #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks 🙌🏼📚 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
JackOBotts @JamieArc ~ Janet should be back to you by Monday. 💜 2d
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Love this series…I hope to be part of a crew like this in my later years. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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With a moment to breathe today, let‘s get the #bookspin for June set up!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Last Seen Leaving | Caleb Roehrig
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My May #Roll100 pick. This was sitting on my #TBR for some time…glad I finally got to meet Flynn.

PuddleJumper Yay! 4w
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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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Twists and turns kept me guessing and kept me fooled.

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this is one of my May #bookspin reads, and I enjoyed jumping on another madcap adventure with Finlay and Vero.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Boys' Club | Erica Katz
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I got a roller coaster of feels while reading this, but the 3rd Act put me from so-so to pick. Felt a little of the Devil Wears Prada vibe at the start, given the author‘s pseudonym I assume she‘s drawing on some real life experience…unfortunately.

April #roll100

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Mayday! | Clive Cussler
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May #bookspin - more thematic than title-specific. This is working for me in 2024 & I‘m sticking with it.

AshleyHoss820 Yes! This works for me as well! I‘m too much of a mood reader, so I need wiggle room. I love that this challenge leaves space for us like that! ☺️ Happy Reading! 2mo
JackOBotts @AshleyHoss820 - couldn‘t agree more! It great at getting me to tackle the far too long TBR! 🤣 2mo
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I discovered the How To ADHD YouTube channel after my son‘s recent diagnosis. The channel is full of information that is well-researched and presented in a digestible, friendly way. This book felt more geared to adults, as opposed to children, and I am so grateful to have read it.

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My first exposure to Makkai, certainly won‘t be my last. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

April #doublespin (Kindle Read)

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Vampires of El Norte | Isabel Caas
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@JamieArc ~ get ready…I hope to get this in the mail to you this week. 📚 #LMPBC #GroupG

And…this was my April #bookspin ~ #doublewhammy

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
JackOBotts @JamieArc ~ it should get to you around 4/16. 🙌🏼 2mo
JamieArc @JackOBotts Thanks! Better get to starting mine this month! 2mo
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Virginia Hall was a badass woman of the first order. Her contributions to WWII intelligence are extensive and the conditions under which she operated and succeeded are astounding. In an era where women were under-appreciated for their resolve, skills, talents, Hall proved phenomenal.

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April's Rainbow | Cathryn Hein
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April #bookspin list.

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So-so leaning to a pick. This was clunky at points, but a good first go from journalist-tv host-writer Tamron Hall. What can‘t this woman do?!

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#LMPBC Group G 📚

@JamieArc ~ this should arrive at your door by this coming Tuesday. 🙌🏼

@KateReadsYA @suvata

JamieArc @KateReadsYA I am finishing mine but should be able to send it to you by Monday. 3mo
KateReadsYA @JamieArc Okay, sounds good. 🤩 3mo
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I enjoyed this more than I expected, as I felt it got off to a slow start. I saw where the story was going but liked seeing it all come together. A #Roll100 #doublespin double whammy! 🙌🏼

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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So glad to have finally sat down with this. Good insights for streamlining one‘s approach. Will definitely try to incorporate the principles into aspects of my life.

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Excited to kick off the final round of #lmpbc #GroupG

KateReadsYA Same. I just started our lmpbc book today! 🤩 4mo
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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3.5 ⭐️

Sedaris takes on aging, mortality, and more in this collection of essays. I love his style & voice.

Double whammy with my January #roll100 & March #bookspin. 🙌🏼📚 #backlog progress

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
PuddleJumper Amazing! 3mo
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A novel with many layers & such strong characters. A lot of names/nicknames to follow, but the development of even the more minor folks has them coming to life. I loved seeing all the storylines weave together in their own time. #roll100 for February

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Happy #pubday to this kickass little hottie of a book. If you follow Anna Przy on socials, you know her style…and it‘s *chef‘s kiss*. 🩷🩷🩷
~ Keep it up, cutie. I‘m so freakin‘ proud of you. ~

This book feels like a hug from your bestie.

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3.5 ⭐️

Frankel creates a “choose your own path” in working through this text & offers many tips for women and their approach to work. More so geared toward corporate positions, much was helpful across professions. This is not an “act like a man” text, despite what some of the Goodreads reviews might tell you. Take what works for you, leave the rest. Glad I read it.

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Marching Season | Daniel Silva
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March #bookspin is here!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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This was my February #bookspin (Kindle Read), and it was a fun one. Looking forward to seeing where that surprise of a cliffhanger takes us in book #2.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Beautiful, heart-wrenching.
#doublespin for February

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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I‘m enjoying this series…even if my son has lost interest. (Whomp whomp) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Coming in under the wire with my #doublespin for January.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
JackOBotts @Kristendontleave - they are! I‘m enjoying them slowly… 💜 5mo
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This was beautiful - such an unusual storyline in some ways…but beautiful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Michael_Gee Agree! 5mo
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February | Ellen Jackson
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My February #bookspin list - how am I already toting a “backlog” and we‘re just one month into the year?! #goodproblems 📚📚📚 I‘m quite certain I‘m not alone here. 🤣

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Most of my list is backlog left over from last year. 😅 5mo
JackOBotts @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 🤣Glad I‘m in good company. 5mo
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Incredibly well done, well researched look at Polly Klaas‘s kidnapping. Cross takes the reader through the entire gut wrenching saga with facts and reflections from those involved. This book sheds light on to all the bits and pieces (good & bad) that impact a police investigation.

This was from my #auldlangspine list…maybe my last for January, but I do hope to pick more from the list as the year goes on.

Kristy_K One of my favorite non-fictions from last year. Glad you found it as well-written and insightful as I did! 5mo
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My next #auldlangspine pick intersects with my favorite podcast #MyFavoriteMurder as host Karen Kilgariff (and Petaluma native) mentioned reading this on a somewhat recent episode.

ElizaMarie Ooo I am a fellow #Murderino (although I really haven't listened in forever); but, they opened me up to other books. I am stacking this one! 5mo
JackOBotts @ElizaMarie yes, a lot of strong book recs coming from MFM, for sure 5mo
Kristy_K This one focuses more on the science than the crime, but I was still hooked. Hope you find it as fascinating as I did! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom SSDGM, fellow murderino! 5mo
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The Rom Con | Devon Daniels
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My January #bookspin and my 2nd #auldlangspine read. This was a fun romance with a lot of build up for our two leads. Definitely giving me the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days vibe, this is a love letter to those TV/movie romances we grew up with. I appreciated Cassidy‘s pop culture references along the way. My favorite character: definitely Grandma. 🥰

monalyisha Ooo, love a good grandma character. I suspect nothing could compare to the envy I felt for Kate Hudson in that yellow dress, though! 5mo
Kristy_K Yes, the grandma! Their relationship reminded me a lot of my relationship with my grandma and added to the sweetness of it. 5mo
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The Rom Con | Devon Daniels

Next up is an #auldlangspine & #bookspin two-fer. 🙌🏼

This sounds like a fun read, @Kristy_K 📚

MeganAnn This sounds like fun! I‘ll be curious to read your review when you finish it. 5mo
Kristy_K Enjoy! This one was great escapism for me. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Kicking off 2024 with a solid read from @Kristy_K & her #auldlangspine list!

Kristy_K So glad you liked it!! 5mo
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January #bookspin list. Keeping the list broadly defined…😉 Cheers to another fun year with this challenge.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Kicking off 2024 with this pick from @Kristy_K for #auldlangspine 🥳

Kristy_K I hope you like it! 6mo
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My final read for 2023. Looking forward to diving into my #AuldLangSpine read tomorrow.

Happy New Year, #Littens 💜

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#wondrouswednesday - Thanks for the tag, @Kristy_K 🙌🏼💜

1. Yes! I set a goal of 40 and am happy to have passed that with 64…and still a few days left in 2023. 😉
2. Lessons in Chemistry & Tranny - but my other reads we‘re strong at 4 ⭐️ (The Man Who Died Twice & All That is Wicked). December was good.
3. I want to finish the Thursday Murder Club & then dive back into A Series of Unfortunate Events & Three Pines.

kspenmoll Lessons was one of mine too. 6mo
JackOBotts @kspenmoll - it was wonderful- I‘m enjoying the TV adaptation, as well. They made changes to the storylines, but they work well. 6mo
Eggs @kspenmoll @JackOBotts Loved Lessons too! Thanks for the reminder to watch the tv version! Thanks for playing 🥳 6mo
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So glad to have finally read this. I appreciate her vulnerability and honesty; so glad she is living her truth after decades of struggles. (And congrats are in order as she recently got married!)

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Safe to say that I‘ll consume all KWD media. 📚 🎧

Her deep dive into Edward Rulloff goes beyond the content of her first season of “Tenfold More Wicked” - I was worried it would be a “rehashing” & was happy to be wrong. #Roll100

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 6mo
LoverOfLearning So so interesting! The audiobook lost some intrigue for me which was sad because the story is so fascinating! 4 stars! I need to read a physical copy next time! 4mo
JackOBotts @LoverOfLearning Did the author narrate the audiobook? I listen to her podcasts and love her voice. I may have had an advantage with this one because it was the story from her first podcast season. The book went beyond the podcast, so it wasn‘t a rehashing, but that may have helped me through some reading valleys. I thought this one was fascinating: (edited) 4mo
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I really want to enjoy reading this, but it‘s too dry for my taste. So I‘m doing the grown up thing and walking away. (I did see Oppenheimer, so I guess I kinda know what‘s up…)

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Hi 👋🏼 @Kristy_K ~ taking a moment to share a little bit about me as we get ready for #auldlangspine (#auldlangspine2024). I‘m looking forward to starting 2024 with some of your top reads. 📚📚📚

Kristy_K I love that you used British spelling conventions b/c of what you read! I always wanted to try bullet journaling but it looks complicated, but so pretty when people show their journals off! 6mo
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@Kristy_K - I am so looking forward to kicking off 2024 with some reads from this list! 🥂🍾

Thank you - @monalyisha - for curating great pairings & organizing this fun kickoff. 💜 #auldlangspine #auldlangspine2024

Kristy_K I hope you enjoy the ones you choose! 6mo
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My December #doublespin did not disappoint. I enjoyed being back with the Thursday Murder Club.
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CoffeeNBooks I love this series so much! 6mo
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JackOBotts @CoffeeNBooks I‘m happy to be moving along in the series. My friend is on the last and just loves it more and more. Hoping to enjoy the last two in the new year. 💜 6mo
CoffeeNBooks @JackOBotts I think each book is even better than the previous one! 6mo
JackOBotts @CoffeeNBooks my friend said the same thing! These are def getting a bump up on my TBR in 2024! 6mo
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I wasn‘t sure I‘d still be able to sign up for #auldlangspine2024 - very glad to be joining for 2024. 💜🍾🥂

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Using as my December #bookspin mood pick. This book was great. Highly recommend.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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December | Phil Rickman
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December #bookspin - easing back in after a bit of time away. This is always fun. Thanks to @TheAromaofBooks 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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I was not a good match for this book. Glad to move it off my shelves after it‘s 6 year residency. May it find a better suited match elsewhere. #ontothenextone

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Ravens | Jackie Jacobi
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Written by a member of my community, in Central NJ, The Ravens tells the story of three friends faced with unimaginable - but too common- challenges when one is assaulted by their HS English teacher…who happens to be one of the friends‘ father.

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Any Man | Amber Tamblyn
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