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Jess

Joined April 2016

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All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg
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East Lynne by Henry Wood
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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. 🙌🏻 6mo
BookwormAHN You can do this 👏🏻 6mo
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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!😊 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6mo
ness Crushing it! 6mo
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Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 6mo
Clwojick Way to go! 😊 6mo
Wife 🌹 6mo
BarbaraJean Awesome! I‘m so interested in this book, too—I‘ve seen so much buzz about it through Goodreads! 6mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 6mo
Kaye 💚 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Looks like a lovely walking spot! 6mo
Caterina Pretty! 😍 Good job doing more than your goal on the first day! 👏 6mo
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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! 😀 7mo
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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! ❤️ 9mo
Jess @DivineDiana it is one of those b&n puzzles that are so fabulous. This one is Heroines. Enjoy! 9mo
DivineDiana Thank you! 🙂 9mo
britt_brooke Love it!! 9mo
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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.

irre I want to go!! How was it? (edited) 13mo
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. 13mo
irre Interesting. I hope to get there soon. 13mo
Notafraidofwords Omg how creepy @riversong153 and I were there yesterday and browsed for like two hours ! 13mo
riversong153 Yes!! Agree! 13mo
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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! 🙂👋🏻📚 1y
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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? 1y
DivineDiana Gorgeous! ❤️ 1y
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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! 1y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
ValerieAndBooks So good seeing you again @jess! Thanks again for the book 😊 1y
niftytiffd It was a pleasure meeting everyone! 😊 1y
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 ✨💫✨💫✨ 1y
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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! 2y
Jess @MinDea the first two episodes were released today. 2y
MinDea Harry Potter game AND Handmaid's Take?!? What a day! 2y
Jess @MinDea enjoy! 2y
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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! 2y
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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 👍🖤 2y
DivineDiana Spectacular! 2y
RaimeyGallant Lovely! 1y
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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! 2y
Samplergal Oh thanks! I love true crime and haven‘t seen new ones for a while. 2y
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. 2y
emilyhaldi Ugh, I‘m sure that last chapter is hard to read 😰 but amazing that he was able to complete her work.. 2y
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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.

irre Reading it right now 2y
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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 😍 2y
emilyhaldi I want that edition of Rebecca ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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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! 2y
Jess @Dragon oh, I love The Passage! 2y
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Dragon 👍 another one I enjoyed 2y
Jess @Dragon adding to my TBR now. Thanks! 2y
Howseldomtheydo Love the pic! 2y
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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!! 2y
Jess @ValerieAndBooks it‘s small but well worth. Enjoy! 2y
Captivatedbybooks Which library? The one near St peter? If you and @MicheleinPhilly do a bookstore crawl dont forget me!!! 😂😂😂 2y
Jess @Captivatedbybooks on Vine across from the Franklin Institute. I would be up for a crawl when the weather gets a little warmer! 2y
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Yesterday‘s book haul. Looking forward to cracking into these today.

kamoorephoto The Afterlives is so good... I read the ARC and loved it! 👍🏼💖 2y
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Join @janeycanuck and me as we work through our unread #Botm piles. I‘m going to start with these four and see how far I get in January. #botmbinge thanks for starting this @janeycanuck

irre That sounds good. I should do the same. 2y
janeycanuck I‘ve got Sourdough on my stack, too. Good luck with your binge, happy to have you joining me. 2y
janeycanuck @irre just post a goal for how many of your unread BOTM picks you‘ll read this month with #BOTMbinge and tag me whenever you finish a book! 2y
Jess @janeycanuck I think I might start with Sourdough. I heard it was pretty light and my current read is anything but 2y
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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First #botm of 2018. Looking forward to this one.

Reviewsbylola I got this one too! 2y
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Finally got a chance to sit down and look through the pile of amazing bookish gifts I received this year. My peeps rock.

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OMG... I Did It Again?! | Talia Aikens-Nuez
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Yup, I just placed my #foliosociety sale order. I just couldn‘t avoid buying $10 folio books. 😊

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In the pre-holiday craziness I forgot to post a photo of my amazing #secretsantagoespostal goodies. Thank you so much @britt_brooke this is wonderful! The book selection is spot on and the goodies are great. My husband already cracked into my gum. The pouch is so pretty. I love everything. Thanks again!

britt_brooke So happy you like everything! I had a lot of fun shopping for you. Happy holidays! 2y
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These goodies are going out today along with a few unwrapped treats. I enjoyed shopping for my match this year. Thanks @Avanders @BookBabe @MrBook for putting this together. #secretsantagoespostal

britt_brooke Beautiful! 2y
Chelleo Pretty wrapping!!! 2y
Mommamanzi Beautiful wrapping! 2y
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MrBook Beautiful! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Yes, I am @britt_brooke 's echo, and I am not ashamed of this. ☺️ 2y
SauerPatch This makes my wrapping job look so frumpy by comparison. 😄 Lovely! 💙 2y
Christine ❤️💚 2y
cocomass I reeeeaalllllyyy love this wrapping 😍😍 2y
Avanders So pretty!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
JoRead Can't wait to open it!! 2y
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The Secret Santa Mystery | Gail Herman, Duendes Del Sur
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Just got home to this beauty. Thanks Brittany! Can‘t wait to open this one.
#secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange

Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
britt_brooke 🤗🤗 2y
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The Possessions | Sara Flannery Murphy
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Alright, I need a book buying ban for 2018. Just started cleaning/organizing and realized these are just the hardcovers I own that I haven‘t read. I‘m sure the majority of these are already in paperback! 17 are #botm picks. Yikes.

Cinfhen You should definitely read Hearts Invisible Furies and 2y
Cinfhen And you could open a bookstore 2y
Well-ReadNeck OMG!! What a great stack!!! I second Hearts Invisible Furies and would also suggest you push Sourdough to the top. 2y
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rubyslippersreads I thought you were at a book sale! 😸 2y
Lindy @rubyslippersreads That was my first thought also. Good luck @Jess 🍀 2y
MicheleinPhilly Twinsies! 👯 2y
AmyG @rubyslippersreads Hahahaha...I thought the same thing. I third or fourth 2y
Mdargusch I really liked a Gentleman in Moscow too. Good luck 👍🏼 2y
britt_brooke Sourdough is on my #tbr shortlist. I‘m with everyone who recommended The Heart‘s Invisible Furies - so good!! 2y
Jess @Cinfhen @Well-ReadNeck @AmyG @Mdargusch @britt_brooke thanks for the recommendations. Looking forward to putting a dent in the pile this holiday season. 2y
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I only make it to the Hudson Valley twice a year but when I do a trip to Oblong Books and Music is a must. I really wish this was my local bookstore. What a gem. #indiebookstore

MrBook Can you email me at secretsantagoespostal17 at gmail? 2y
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After not receiving my #halloweengoespostal box, I considered skipping the next exchange. However, I just can't help myself. I love buying books for others. Thanks so much to @MrBook and @BookBabe for organizing this for us. You both rock! Can't wait to get my #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange match.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry to hear you didn‘t get your box!! What a positive attitude and a blessing you are to others!! 😊😘 2y
JoeStalksBeck See I skipped this one because of the same thing. But I‘ve had 3 different times that people screwed me up so I needed a break. Ill return to it after the new year 2y
Jess @JoeStalksBeck 3 times?! I can understand you needing a break. Maybe we need to set up an exchange for all those rejected on past exchanges and we can all spoil each other. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck Lol for real! Lol! Just got some folks a few times that slacked. Just figure I‘ll sit this one out and watch you guys unwrap! I love seeing what everyone gets in their packages! 💕❤️🤩 2y
Avanders @jess That totally sucks that you didn‘t get your box... especially after sending such a wonderful, thoughtful box!! And I‘m appalled that it‘s happened to you three times @JoeStalksBeck !! I️ hope the Litsy community more than makes it up to both of you over the next year!! 🤗🤗 (edited) 2y
ReadingRover @Jess omg for a second there I was like “holy sh*t she didn‘t get the box?!? I worked so hard! I swore I saw pics!” But then I realized mine was for the #allhallowsreadbookexchange and was like “phew!” 😂 talk about having no memory right? Dodged a bullet with that one! 2y
Jess @ReadingRover oh no! Sorry for giving you a little heart attach. Your box was absolutely wonderful and made up for the fact that I didn‘t get the second one. You are an excellent stalker-wait that sounds bad-you know what I mean. Thanks again! 2y
ReadingRover @Jess 😂🤣😂 I totally take it as a compliment! Thank you! 2y
emilyhaldi That‘s awful 🙁 I️ would love to send you a little package of some goodies if you‘ll let me!! If that‘s ok with you shoot me an email with your address 😁 emilydhaldi at gmail 2y
Jess @emilyhaldi you are such a sweetheart but it's really not necessary. Thanks for the offer. @ReadingRover spoiled me on the #allhallowsreadbookexchange so I'm just fine. Thanks to all. 2y
Cinfhen I'm so sorry you never received anything 😢 2y
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Just read this book while relaxing at B&N. My first DFW. Even though I read it in the store it will be coming home with me because I need to keep it close. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

GA_Bookworm07 Whats DFW? 2y
Jess @AvidBookWorm02 David Foster Wallace 2y
britt_brooke I picked this book up based on your review, but had forgotten what photo you posted along with it. I just posted the exact same quote. 😁 #greatminds 2y
Jess @britt_brooke it really is a great quote. I found this book full of wonderful lines. On a side note- I just realized you are my secret Santa! Thanks so much for the box. 2y
britt_brooke @Jess You are so welcome! I had a lot of fun shopping for you. 💚 2y
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Varney, the Vampyre | James Malcolm Rymer, J M Rymer
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😳 @ReadingRover you really spoiled me. This box is amazing! You were so thoughtful with your book selections. The bookish goodies are super fun. I LOVE the planchette magnet. I have a mini rubber duck collection at work (long story) so the black cat and Dracula duckies are coming with me to work today to add a little spice to the collection. Thank you so much!

#allhallowsreadbookexchange @MaleficentBookDragon

Cinfhen 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Bookzombie 💝 2y
ReadingRover I‘m so happy you liked everything! I always have such a hard time narrowing down what books to send. Did the little glass cat make it in one piece? Lol I almost forgot to put it in there! 2y
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Jess @ReadingRover yes, the little guy is with my little cat collection right now! The book selection was spot on and I don't have any of them either. Love it. Thanks so much! 2y
ReadingRover @Jess I‘m so glad! That Varney Book might take you until next Halloween to read! 😂 2y
Jess @ReadingRover I'm sure that will take some time but I'm totally in for over a 1,000 pages of vampires! 2y
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The Sad, Sad Monster | Dolores Costello
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No #halloweengoespostal delivery yet but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll have a surprise when I get home from work tomorrow.

tpixie 🍀🎃🍀 2y
LeahBergen ☹️ 2y
Cinfhen Sorry, I'm waiting too☹️ @swishandflick is doing a giveaway for all of those who did NOT receive a package 💕check out her page 2y
Jess @Cinfhen I'm so sorry to hear you didn't receive your box either. Happy Halloween 🦇 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @jess maybe yours will still show up today 🤞🏼🎃💕 2y
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#allhallowsreadbookexchange Forgot to mention I received this nice package last week. Counting down the hours until I can open this one! Thanks so much @ReadingRover

@MaleficentBookDragon

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Recent birthday 🎁 . My peeps are the best.

LeeRHarry Happy birthday 🎉 2y
ValerieAndBooks Happy belated birthday!!🎂🍰🎂 2y
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Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula | Bram Stoker, Valdimar Asmundsson
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This is a thing?! This book is coming home with me today. For. Sure.

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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The Rosenbach currently has a Frankenstein and Dracula exhibit. On display are Bram Stoker's notes. You have to check this out if you are a fan of Stoker or Shelley. Fantastic.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, this is so good to know, thank you. I didn't know it was in Philly. I'm listening to Dracula right now! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, I hope the exhibit doesn‘t end too soon! Will look into it. 2y
Jess @ValerieAndBooks I believe you have until February. 2y
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Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
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For my birthday earlier this week, I had a bookish day in Philadelphia. I stopped by the Free Library's rare book room, the Rosenbach and various indie bookstores. I highly recommend hitting the rare book room if you are in the area.

Captivatedbybooks There‘s a store on Walnut that you have to make an appt. and they sell old books 2y
MicheleinPhilly Happy Belated Birthday! Did you hit Joseph Fox? That's my favorite. 2y
Jess @Captivatedbybooks thanks for the tip. I'll have to check that out. 2y
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Jess @MicheleinPhilly thanks! Of course I stopped at Joseph Fox. Love that place. Also checked out Brickbat on 4th. 2y
Captivatedbybooks What‘s joseph fox?! And brickbat?! 😧 yall been holding out on me @jess and @MicheleinPhilly 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Captivatedbybooks HA! Joseph Fox is a great little indie on Sansom. They are the official bookseller for the Library's author events so they usually have some signed copies for sale. Brickbat is a delightfully quirky used bookstore. Shall we plan a bookstore crawl? 🤔 2y
Jess @MicheleinPhilly @Captivatedbybooks Absolutely! There are so many more I want to check out. 2y
Captivatedbybooks @MicheleinPhilly @jess OMG YES!!!! Is that store on sansom like going to ben n jerry‘s? 2y
Jess @Captivatedbybooks @MicheleinPhilly it‘s right next to Ben n Jerry‘s! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Happy belated birthday Jess!! If you guys plan a bookstore crawl let me know @MicheleinPhilly @Captivatedbybooks ! 2y
Jess @ValerieAndBooks thanks! Sure will. 2y
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Two new additions to my Edward Gorey collection.

AmyG ❤️ 2y
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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Oops! I sent this out earlier this week. I hope my match received her box by now. Enjoy! #halloweengoespostal

Avanders This one. This one looks familiar...... 😁😁😁 2y
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Maleficent | Elizabeth Rudnick
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Oops! I sent this out earlier this week and forgot to post. I hope my match has their box by now. Enjoy! #allhallowsreadbookexchange

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My Pretty Vampire | Katie Skelly
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Clover rocks. You go get them girl.

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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#botm went all out this month. I skipped the last several months but this one delivered. Can't wait to dig into these.

Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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