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Jess

Jess

Joined April 2016

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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I was going to skip this month until I saw that I have 19 credits stored up! The sample page of the tagged book #BOTM provided was intriguing. Fingers crossed. I really miss the Literary Fiction options though.

ErikasMindfulShelf Black Cake was great! 3w
Erinreadsthebooks I miss the literary fiction, too. 3w
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Ugh!: A Bug! | Ned Crowley
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That was the fastest skip ever. What the heck #botm! I just can‘t take all of the romance, thrillers and suburban mom stories. Maybe BOTM isn‘t for me anymore? I miss the really good literary fiction choices of years past. Oh well. Will try again in October.

rather_be_reading ive been feeling like this more and more 5mo
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I haven‘t been excited in a #botm box in quite awhile but I can‘t wait for this one. I loved Migrations. Yes!

ErikasMindfulShelf It was soooo good. You‘ll love it. 6mo
AmyG Same here! 6mo
Jess @ErikasMindfulShelf @AmyG great to hear! Thanks! 6mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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I have to thank #thatsclassic for getting me to pull out this gorgeous Folio edition for June‘s book pick. Fantastic gothic setting and many memorable (deplorable) characters. Loved it.

JenlovesJT47 So pretty!! Have you seen the 1940 movie? It‘s amazing. The remake is decent but absolutely no comparison. ❤️ 7mo
Jess @JenlovesJT47 now that I read the book, I plan on watching both but will be sure to start with the 1940 version first. Thanks! 7mo
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Just received my first box from Literati Book Clubs. Looking forward to this one. #literati

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This may be the best author talk I‘ve been too. Yaa Gyasi talking with Kazuo Ishiguro for the Bay Area Book Festival. Fantastic.

Suet624 What a great combo! 8mo
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The Doylestown Bookshop | Doylestown, PA (Bookstore)
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! One of my favorite days of the year. Not pictured is the free audiobook from Libro.

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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It was her idea to tie up the nun. #firstlinefridays

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Spent a little time with two of my favorite guys this weekend -Sedaris on audio and Gorey in puzzle form.

AmyG Awesome puzzle. i love it. 12mo
Hazel2019 I love this puzzle!! 12mo
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My peeps were super generous this year with the book gifts. Here is my holiday book haul. The little house is actually a bookstore!

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The Prophets | Robert Jones Jr.
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Wow! This is the first time in a long time that I found more than one book that I am excited about. Way to go BOTM. A great start to 2021. #botm

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1. The first several chapters of Dracula. The journey to the castle and first introduction are stellar. 2. Only Lovers Left Alive. 3. The tagged book was excellent. #spookysaturday

TheNeverendingTBR The Passage 🖤 I also agree with what you said about Dracula, the others I'll need to look into! Thanks for playing along! 😃 13mo
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Here‘s to December 1st and being able to start my new bookish advent calendar.

janeycanuck Bookish advent calendar?!? What‘s behind the windows? 14mo
Jess @janeycanuck bookish holiday facts (Icelandic tradition of jolabokaflod for example) (edited) 14mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I went out on a limb this month and chose a thriller and a fantasy - two categories that I never go for but these two sound great! #botm

Avanders I‘m soo excited for the Clarke book! 👏🏽👏🏽 1y
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Picked up these beauties today.

Nute Nice tote! 1y
Jess @Nute Thanks! 1y
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Clearing my head at my favorite local spot with the tagged book after a couple of tough weeks. Hope everyone is hanging in there.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks like the perfect spot. 💕 1y
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@Cinfhen Look what I got yesterday! Thanks so much. I can‘t wait to dig into this one. The bookmarks went right into my collection. Thanks!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I was convinced it was long gone and missing. Enjoy ♥️ 2y
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Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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In a zoom meeting with Jenny Lawson and Samantha Irby! Two fantastically funny people. This is what I needed this week.

Cinfhen Wait, what??? Just you 3? Like a friend chat?? I think the post office has finally opened / I have a book to send you but I need an address ~ email me: cindyh666 at icloud dot com 2y
Jess @Cinfhen No. I wish! It was part of Jenny‘s book club. There were 250+ people watching this wonderful discussion. I will email you in a bit. Thanks! 2y
Cinfhen Ha!! That still sounds fun!! Does Jenny‘s bookclub always zoom ??? Don‘t forget to send your address...I‘m hoping to go this week 2y
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My husband surprised me with this amazing vintage Peanuts seance puzzle. Got a little more into my audiobook while putting this one together.

TheNeverendingTBR Puzzles!! 😃 2y
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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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The Philadelphia Free Library is hosting Emily tomorrow night. I just signed up for the free event. Anyone else interested? I haven‘t been able to get my hands on the new book so I‘ll be plugging my ears in places to avoid spoilers!

MicheleinPhilly I‘ve signed up! I‘ve attended events in the past when I‘ve not read the book and the author is usually great about avoiding spoilers. And I‘m hoping because of the format, they can filter out any questions that would provide spoilers. Hope you are well! 2y
Jess @micheleinphilly Nice. Happy to know that I‘ll know someone in the “audience!” Hope all is well with you too. 2y
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I joined Jenny Lawson‘s book club and just received my first box. Yes! I can‘t wait to start this book this weekend.

Suzze I‘m about halfway through and love it. Forensics is my jam. Last month‘s book was quirky but good! I think I‘m gonna love the choices. #fantasticstrangelings 2y
StellarDoc Oooh, I wish I'd joined in time for this! My college hosted the author last year, and she's so much fun! 2y
Linsy I haven‘t been able to join the physical book club, but I‘m following along! So far, I love Jenny‘s choices. I‘ll put the audio of this on hold! Looks fascinating 🖤 1y
Jess @Linsy she does have a good picker. I hope you enjoy this one! 1y
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Thanks so much for the great book and many chocolate goodies! Happy jolabokaflod Kerri!
#jolabokaflod

Kshakal Happy Jolabokaflod!! 2y
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I can‘t wait to open this in two days! Thanks! #jolabokaflodswap

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The Waiting (The Waiting #1) | Elizabeth Burgess
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This box was placed in the mail yesterday and should be to you by Monday at the latest. Enjoy!
#jolabokaflodswap

Heretherebedragons Yay! Thank you so much! I can‘t wait to see what it is. Happy #Jolabokaflod 📚😊 2y
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Icelandic Legends | Jn rnason
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I just signed up and can‘t wait to get my match! #jolabokaflodswap

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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After skipping what felt like six months, I finally loaded up a box and was able to use my birthday credit. October really is the best month. Thanks #botm

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Sweetland | Michael Crummey
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I cannot wait for this one to come out. I LOVE Sweetland.

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#BFC week 1 check in. Well, book goal accomplished. I skipped this one when it first came out but with all the great reviews I thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed. I really liked all the different POVs and the discussions of the difficulty of caring for others. Unfortunately, the fitness goals suffered this week with the bad weather and work schedule. I need to make some adjustments for the upcoming week. Here‘s to week 2!

wanderinglynn Bad weather & life happens. The important thing is not to quit. You got this! We‘re in this together. 🙌🏻 3y
BookwormAHN You can do this 👏🏻 3y
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Got my 10,000 steps in and then some and started this interesting audiobook on my first day of the #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge . I‘m already hooked. @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Good job!😊 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3y
ness Crushing it! 3y
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Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Clwojick Way to go! 😊 3y
Wife 🌹 3y
BarbaraJean Awesome! I‘m so interested in this book, too—I‘ve seen so much buzz about it through Goodreads! 3y
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3y
Kaye 💚 3y
4thhouseontheleft Looks like a lovely walking spot! 3y
Caterina Pretty! 😍 Good job doing more than your goal on the first day! 👏 3y
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I just signed up for the #bookfitnesschallenge . Thanks to @wanderinglynn for organizing this one. My book goal is 6 audiobooks (1 a week) and my fitness goal is 10,000 steps a day. Just charged and synced my FitBit and am all ready. Care to join me? Sign up at http://forms.gle/n3ErATLqPYjdYCwUA

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 And thanks for sharing! 😀 3y
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Audiobooks and puzzles - happy together. Just finished this one and now on to Great American Novels.

DivineDiana Love this! Do you what it is called? Would love one for myself! ❤️ 3y
Jess @DivineDiana it is one of those b&n puzzles that are so fabulous. This one is Heroines. Enjoy! 3y
DivineDiana Thank you! 🙂 3y
britt_brooke Love it!! 3y
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Indigo | Alice Hoffman
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Went for some retail therapy after a terribly hard week. Has anyone else made the trek to Indigo at the Short Hills Mall? I believe their soft opening was last week with a grand opening to come.

ErikasMindfulShelf I want to go!! How was it? (edited) 3y
Jess @irre it was really nice. They have a little bit of everything. I was surprised at the lack of seating (bookstores must have comfy seats, right?) but hope that will change when the cafe opens up. 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf Interesting. I hope to get there soon. 3y
Notafraidofwords Omg how creepy @riversong153 and I were there yesterday and browsed for like two hours ! 3y
riversong153 Yes!! Agree! 3y
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Elephant house, or, the home of Edward Gorey | Edward Gorey, Kevin McDermott
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Gorey‘s house has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I can finally report that it far exceeds expectations. I stocked up on books, bookmarks, pins, postcards, magnets, puzzles and prints.

DivineDiana Wonderful! I am adding it to my list! 🙂👋🏻📚 3y
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I am Providence | Nick Mamatas
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Another item off the bucket list. The Providence Athenæum is a must if you find yourself in RI.

Suzze OMG. Can I move in? 3y
DivineDiana Gorgeous! ❤️ 3y
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Babyteeth Volume 1 | Donny Cates
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Wow. I haven‘t read a comic that grabbed me quicker than this one in awhile. Loved it and will be picking up volume 2 this week. Story: 16 year old gives birth to the King of Hell. What could possibly go wrong?!

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Nice Meeting You | Phil Torcivia
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Just got home from the #phillymeetup2 What a great group of people! Thanks so much @MicheleinPhilly and @Cinfhen for putting this together.

MicheleinPhilly My face is SOOO sunburned. Damn Irish skin. It was great seeing you again! 4y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
ValerieAndBooks So good seeing you again @jess! Thanks again for the book 😊 4y
niftytiffd It was a pleasure meeting everyone! 😊 4y
Cinfhen Thanks so much for the book!! I‘m super excited and how fun to see u!! I wish the day could have been longer ✨💫✨💫✨ 4y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Anybody else watching today?

MinDea It's back?! I didn't know! 4y
Jess @MinDea the first two episodes were released today. 4y
MinDea Harry Potter game AND Handmaid's Take?!? What a day! 4y
Jess @MinDea enjoy! 4y
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Abe expressing this displeasure with current politicians.

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The changeling | Joy Williams
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I just had to pick this one up today. The cover is beautiful. There is an intro by Karen Russell and blurbs on the back by Kelly Link, Claire Vaye Watkins and Samantha Hunt. Sold.

Kalalalatja Oh, how pretty! 4y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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I may have just stolen this amazing Black family tree shawl/scarf from my husband‘s Wizarding World crate. 🖤

Dragon 👍🖤 4y
DivineDiana Spectacular! 4y
RaimeyGallant Lovely! 4y
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Stray City: A Novel | Chelsey Johnson
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My lone book purchase for the week. Can‘t wait to jump into this one.

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Just finished this on audio. All I can say at this point is that this is true crime at its best. It will take awhile for me to process everything I just heard. This is a must for true crime readers.

emilyhaldi Sounds good! And I just realized the author is Patton Oswold's late wife, which makes me want to read it even more! 4y
Samplergal Oh thanks! I love true crime and haven‘t seen new ones for a while. 4y
Jess @emilyhaldi Patton has a chapter at the end which brought tears to my eyes. I‘m so glad that he worked with michelle‘s editor and others to finish her book. 4y
emilyhaldi Ugh, I‘m sure that last chapter is hard to read 😰 but amazing that he was able to complete her work.. 4y
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Floor plan for the perfect home.

Found on Pinterest

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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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WOW I love this book.

ErikasMindfulShelf Reading it right now 4y
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Gorey's Worlds | Erin Monroe
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Another one added to my ever growing Gorey collection. This one looks at Gorey‘s many art influences. Can‘t wait to read the couple pages on Max Ernst and Gorey. I need this cover photo framed for my library. 😻

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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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Just got my #foliosociety order. This copy of Rebecca is beautiful. I also picked up a Camus book as a gift for my brother.

cariashley 😍 4y
emilyhaldi I want that edition of Rebecca ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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My first manga. Loved this one. Super dark with beautiful black and white illustrations. I immediately ran out and bought the other two volumes.

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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I just finished two fantastic novels (Gold Fame Citrus and Station Eleven) and am wanting more dystopian fiction in my life. Now on the hunt.
Photo from Roger Waters 2017 tour.

jhod Not heard of the tagged one! 4y
Jess @Dragon oh, I love The Passage! 4y
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Dragon 👍 another one I enjoyed 4y
Jess @Dragon adding to my TBR now. Thanks! 4y
Howseldomtheydo Love the pic! 4y
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Looking forward to this discussion tonight.

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Big and Small | Elizabeth Bennett
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Checked out the Big and Small exhibit today at the Free Library of Philadelphia‘s rare book room. I have a thing for mini books and these are oh so tiny. ❤️

ValerieAndBooks Ooh, I‘ll have to try to check this exhibit out!! 4y
Jess @ValerieAndBooks it‘s small but well worth. Enjoy! 4y
Captivatedbybooks Which library? The one near St peter? If you and @MicheleinPhilly do a bookstore crawl dont forget me!!! 😂😂😂 4y
Jess @Captivatedbybooks on Vine across from the Franklin Institute. I would be up for a crawl when the weather gets a little warmer! 4y
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