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Jess_Franzino

Jess_Franzino

Joined May 2018

Author | Hellenic Mythologist | Classicist| Ravenclaw | Brooklyn, NY | IG: @jessicafranzino
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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I have decided to drop out of the #24b4Monday part of #MrBook1inamillion because I also have #NaNoWriMo, chores, & timing my reading is sorta putting a damper on me fully experiencing “The Starless Sea”. However, I will still be participating in #litsypartyofone , as shown by this picture of my favorite treat: Banana Pudding sitting a top my current read.

Andrew65 Sounds like you have got a lot going on. Thanks for participating in the Readathon. 😊👍 2d
Jess_Franzino @Andrew65 I always have soooo much more going on during weekends than I expect! I‘m participating in #24b4Monday in spirit, though! Just will likely only have about 3 or 4 more hours of reading time this weekend. 2d
MrBook That‘s fine, I‘m glad you‘re participating no matter what! ☺️🤗 2d
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Without giving away any spoilers, this passage made me give such a loud “WHAT?!” that I almost woke my sleeping hubby. Seriously, this is next level Metafiction. Those reading this book will know what I‘m talking about.

janeycanuck I‘m just about to start this. Now I‘m super excited!! 3d
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While I know better than to decide my full stack before a #readathon, as I always go where my mood strikes me, I know I am DEFINITELY reading these two for #MrBook1inamillion. About to get started on “Starless Sea” right now, as it‘s 12:15 am 😃 #litsypartyofone #24b4Monday

MrBook Awesomeness! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you for joining in!!! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 4d
Lynnsoprano Thanks for joining the party 🎉 3d
Clwojick Starless looks so good! Can't wait to see what you think 3d
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Andrew65 Erin Morgenstern. ❣️ 3d
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick I‘m 25% through it now, and it‘s AMAZING ! A book that takes longer to read then other books because there‘s a lot going on and you want to savor each word, but so SO good! 3d
Jess_Franzino @Andrew65 This book in confirming that she truly is one of my favorite authors. At this point I would think even her grocery list is brilliant 😂 3d
Andrew65 @Jess_Franzino I‘m fully committed to her books. Night Circus was so special! 3d
Jess_Franzino @Andrew65 Her books are so unique...so beautiful. “Starless Sea” might not have been the best choice for a readathon because each of her words is a treasure, so it might take me most the weekend to read. But I just couldn‘t wait! 3d
Andrew65 @Jess_Franzino a great way to spend a weekend! 3d
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Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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OMG 😍😍😍 This was SO good that I had to put three stickers on this pic just to express how much I loved it. It‘s also 5:30 am. No sleep yet, thanks book! Atmospheric, lyrical, chalk-full of witchy goodness, & MADE ME CRY. Yes, I figured out the “twist” early on, but I think the author intended for readers to kinda figure it out, as it was not the BIG surprise. Also I adore Nora & Oliver so much! I wish I was still reading it. STACK THIS!

ljuliel Great review ! It must‘ve been good to stay up all night for ! ♥️ 4d
rather_be_reading 100% agree!! 21h
Jess_Franzino @rather_be_reading So glad you love it too ❤️ 20h
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It‘s official, #littens : After A LOT of trial & error (and money wasted on Amazon and at bookstores), I have found the BEST book light!

✅ Two lights so that both pages can be viewed without having to adjust.

✅ Sturdy clip that won‘t slip off the back.

✅Passed the “comfortably reading in bed without disturbing sleeping spouse” test.

✅ Rechargeable

Linsy Ooh, amazing!!! 5d
Megabooks That looks very similar to mine! Enjoy! I love mine 😁😁 5d
ljuliel Looks like a handy dandy light. It‘s hard to find one that works like you want it to ! 4d
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Congrats @MrBook !!!! Super excited for this #readathon !

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Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Loooove the little sections from the spell book that appear as chapter breaks! Wish this was a real spell. SO cool!

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Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Ahhh!!! I LOVE when books are pretty while “naked”! Who else takes the dust jacket off before reading hardcovers?

Branwen Me! I do this every time I get a new book! 6d
Alora Wow!! How beautiful!!! 😍😍😍😍 6d
janeycanuck I take them off when I‘m reading but always put them back on when the book goes back to the shelf. Do you take them off permanently? 5d
Jess_Franzino @janeycanuck I do that same thing. I take them off when reading because they keep slipping off or I get finger prints on them, but put them back in on when I‘m done. (edited) 5d
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Ghostlight | Sonia Gensler
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Thank you @ulrichyumiodd for sending me this book! I remember really enjoying “The Dark Between”, which is also by Gensler, and am pleased to say that “Ghostlight” did not disappoint! I‘d have a hard time considering this “Middle Grade”, as some of the topics explored are a bit heavy. It‘s more YA. Subtly creepy, but also very thoughtful. Plus, the story kept me HOOKED. Great character growth. Also learned a lot about filmmaking from it 😂

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I just KNEW this book was going to be wonderful & I wasn‘t wrong! The Queen of Faeries herself, Holly Black, writing a book about one of the most infamous faeries or all time 🖤 Takes place between the 1st & 2nd movies and is a story totally of Black‘s creation. LOVED Aurora, Phillip, & Maleficent. She breathed such life into these characters! Also, great book to get lost in.

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Found this today and immediately bought it without even blinking twice! Maleficent AND Holly Black ♥️♥️♥️

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Untilted | Autechre
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It‘s my birthday! These are cinnamon roll pancakes, which is something you can only get away with eating on your birthday 😂 sooooo good!

lover.of.the.classics Happy Birthday! Those looked good! 2w
ValerieAndBooks Yum!! Happy birthday 📚🎂📚!! 2w
AmyG Happy Birthday! And those look amazing. You are already having a great day! 2w
TheSpineView Looks yummy! Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 2w
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Such a fun, cozy, and perfectly creepy book! I adore this series and can‘t wait for the next installment! While it might be middle grade, it is wonderfully atmospheric and so very chilling! I also adore the character of Coco ❤️

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Took me a while to get through due to lack of reading time & there is so much to this book that it has to be digested in pieces. Bardugo‘s research is astounding and truly shines through. Plus, secret societies, ghosts, occult rituals, & the darker side of “old money” all make for book that is breathtaking! Can‘t wait for the next in the series! Also, my latest “book boyfriend” is a ghost 😂.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This quote truly deserves its own “image”. I feel like I‘ll be posting a lot of quotes from this book.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This book —- so beautiful right from the start. Quotes like this are part of why I can‘t put it down.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Thanks for the quick Latin lesson, Leigh Bardugo 😂

Cathythoughts 👍🏻😂 4w
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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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Now THIS is a “Halloween Read” if there ever was one! Why, it even takes place around Halloween and, (even while being Middle Grade), is so atmospheric that I could nearly smell the dried leaves & cornfields and the PERFECT amount of spooky and filled with unexpected surprises while still feeling “cozy”. It reminded me a bit of watching a beloved Halloween movie. Made even better with how I read it on a cold & rainy October day.

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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This isn‘t a horror story. It‘s about loss, life, death, and memory told in a bit of a “dark fairytale” type fashion. That said, the best word I can use to describe this book is “thoughtful”. Made me think and pulled at my heartstrings. It is the perfect read for this time of year because, while subtly “creepy”, there‘s something oddly “cozy” about it. Also, beautifully written & atmospheric. An October must-read ❤️🎃

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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This line stood out to me, as I‘ve been sitting here missing Greece SO much! That‘s pretty much what I was doing in Greece: “chasing the old stories to their source”. Gods, I miss being there!

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Here‘s Spike on all my “stickered” items (Kindle, laptop, and HydroFlask), just because. #catsoflitsy

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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This book just broke an almost month long reading slump (though two weeks of that slump were due to travel). But still, it was THAT good of a book 😍 Such witchy goodness and a lot of amazing themes about how the world isn‘t just black & white. Also, LOVE the characters! So well-rounded & realistic. Also, Reid & Lou are my new OTP. Just love them!

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Been absent on Litsy for the past week & a half because I‘ve been off at this AMAZING conference on Homer and mythology in Greece, hosted by the amazing Madeline Miller. I am SO blessed to have gotten to know her and have her take interest in my own book (series) that, like “Song of Achilles” & “Circe” is of a genre called “Mythical Realism”. As both a writer & Classicist, I am so honored to know Ms.Miller & have her in my life. She IS a goddess❤️

AmyG Wow! ❤️ 1mo
Jess_Franzino @AmyG Madeline is just a truly wonderful person. And so learned! Had a blast discussing classics and writing with her. 1mo
Birdsong28 So cool 😘📚📖 1mo
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Hi from Athens!

TheSpineView Wow! Have a great time and travel safe!😊 2mo
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The Odyssey | Homer
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BEST reason for a “reading slump” 😂

wanderinglynn That's an excellent reason! I hope you have an amazing trip! Greece is high on my list of places to visit. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @wanderinglynn I am SO amazed that I am actually going! It is SUCH a dream come true for me, as I‘m a Classics scholar and am writing a novel about Athena, the Trojan War. Etc. It‘s actually for a reading/writing retreat about Homer hosted by none other than Madeline Miller ❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn That sounds even more amazing! You will have an incredible time. I hope you'll share some photos when you get back. 2mo
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Jess_Franzino @wanderinglynn I‘ll likely be flooding my Litsy of pictures while I‘m there ❤️ Haha. It still seems unreal that I‘m actually going! Have had the hardest time sleeping because I‘m so excited! 2mo
Megabooks Have a great time!!! 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Megabooks Thanks ♥️ 2mo
ravenlee That sounds utterly amazing! Have a great time (but don‘t forget to go home). 2mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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It‘s with a heavy heart that I must rate this book as only ‘so-so‘, & even that is being generous. It‘s “so-so” rather than “Pan” simply because I love other books in the series & Kendare Blake as a whole. All things ending up in a “most boring & frustrating” way aside, It took me “Five Long Days” to read this book when it should have taken me no more than three at the most. If you‘ve read it, please comment for discussion, but mark spoilers.

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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The best way to describe the Cassidy Blake series is: “The Ghost Whisperer” meets “Harry Potter”. In other words, it‘s TOTALLY unputdownable, the right amount of spooky, and soooooo much fun! Loved this one as much as “City of Ghosts”. Wish more installments were out because this series is super binge-worthy ♥️

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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Awww! Look at the cute lil skull on the (naked) cover of “Tunnel of Bones” ♥️💀

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Crown of Coral and Pearl | Mara Rutherford
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WOW. One heck of a fantastic book! Multifaceted characters that were realistic & anything but stereotypical, gorgeous writing, yummy fantasy kingdom politics, poignant themes, & awesome feminist undertones. Just utterly fantastic altogether. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Can I have the sequel now, please?

xxjenadanxx I've been back and forth on whether to read this one but I'm sure I'm gonna add it to my list lol. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @xxjenadanxx You must read it, for sure! One of the best written books I‘ve read this year. 2mo
TheBookKeepers Agree! So impressed with this debut author & I'll be pre-ordering the sequel!! 2mo
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Jess_Franzino @TheBookKeepers I‘m doing that same! There was so much nuanced brilliance in the book that I‘ll likely read it again. I was super impressed by how she wrote Ceren. He was chilling because he was so multi-faceted. 2mo
TheBookKeepers Yes! I‘m hoping that since he has been drinking her blood, he has the ability to heal himself and we get to see more of him in the next book! 🙏🙏🙏 I really feel like he maybe the misunderstood villain and perhaps his brother is the villain in disguise! 2mo
Jess_Franzino @TheBookKeepers I think he‘s Dead Dead, sadly. I love Talin and think he‘s complex as well, but Ceren is just such so creepy! It‘s his subtly, ability to charm, & belief that he‘s “doing the right thing” which makes him so. I‘m wondering if he‘ll seem Dead for most of the next book, since Nor‘s traveling, but then when she returns to New Castle, he‘s like “hi.” 😂 2mo
TheBookKeepers Hahaha yes! Gaw, need book 2 ASAP 👁👁 2mo
Jess_Franzino @TheBookKeepers For real! Ugh. Series are such a double edge sword! It‘s like “Yay! More!” but also “And now I have to wait a year”. 2mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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Now I have them all! Aaaah! Nothing better than the release day of a book from one of your favorite series by one of you favorite authors.

Meeko93 I need to start this series. On my long tbr. 2mo
Jess_Franzino @meeko93 I highly recommend it! Everything Kendare Blake writes is pure gold, and this series is her masterpiece. 2mo
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Possibly my favorite reading spot of all time , view of the ocean included ♥️

Avanders Wow 2mo
readingjedi No, don't like it, not for me ... said no-one ever!!! That view is amazing, no wonder it's your favourite - it would be mine too. 2mo
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Crown of Coral and Pearl | Mara Rutherford
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Just loving this book ♥️ Thought provoking quotes like this all the way through, so far.

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Uh....so looks like I‘ll be finishing my 2019 Goodreads challenge several months early 😂

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Eh. Absolutely beautiful writing. A very loose “retelling” based off the story surrounding Snow White‘s birth, but that‘s about where the similarities end. Didn‘t mind that, however, as it was a very inventive story. Gorgeous symbolism. It‘s a “So-So”, though, because it felt very dragging...:enough to put me into a small bit of a reading slump that kinda ruined the #SummersEndReadathon for me.

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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After a late start on Friday & no reading yesterday, I managed to get in 8 hours today for #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. While I doubt I‘ll make it to 24 because I have other things to do tomorrow, 16-18 hours is a reasonable goal to reach before Tuesday. As of now, I‘ve completed 3 books and am 30% through the 4th.

TheReadingMermaid Remember it's all about having fun and reading. Not necessarily making it to 24. so if you are having fun than you are meeting the goal 😉 3mo
Jess_Franzino @TheReadingMermaid It‘s super unlikely I‘ll ever make 24 hours in a three day period, as I tend not to listen to audiobooks that often and still need to sleep, spend time with my fiancé, make sure everyone is fed etc ? I‘m actually pretty happy with how I‘ve been getting so much read in just 10 hours, though. I‘ll likely come out of this with nearly 5 books crossed off my TBR. 3mo
TheReadingMermaid That's awesome sweetheart that's something to definitely be proud of! 💪🌟 3mo
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jb72 That is a great time! 🎉 3mo
Andrew65 A great performance, well done. 👏👏👏 Agree with @TheReadingMermaid, all about the fun and enjoying reading with others, the time you get to is nowhere near as important as that. (edited) 3mo
Clwojick Way to go! ✨🌟 3mo
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Moroccan Folktales | Jilali El Koudia
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Book 3 for #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. While this isn‘t a book for those who want to get lost in fairytales, (as they‘re very direct old translations that get very ‘WTF‘ at some points), this is invaluable for those who enjoy comparative mythology/folklore/fairytales. I love that there‘s a motif guide after. Also, hints of ‘Snow White‘ & “Cinderella” in a few. A lot of ghouls. So many ghouls.

ulrichyumiodd So glad you liked it! I haven‘t read it yet, haha. As I told you, it suddenly got cheaper on Amazon, so I bought a second copy for you. (edited) 3mo
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After taking a day off from reading yesterday due to a headache & not feeling the best, I‘ve finished my 2nd book of #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. About 1/2 through my 3rd book too, so making decent time due to the extra day. Loved this book. One of my faves of “Twisted Tales”. Really enjoyed the tie in of Chinese Underworld Mythology & hoe of kept with the thematic spirit of Mulan.

Clwojick Sounds great! I‘m stacking 📚 3mo
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick I clouldn‘t put it down! I love Underworld mythology and Mulan as a whole. So, was a total win ♥️ 3mo
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The Traitor's Ruin | Erin Beaty
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After a late start today, (didn‘t start reading until after 8pm today), finished 1st book of #24b4Monday & #summersendreadathon. I really enjoy “The Traitor‘s Circle” trilogy. The characters are so in-depth & the political intrigue is top notch! Loooove the relationships between all the characters. Also, great dramatic irony in this book.

TheReadingMermaid A slow start is better than no start. Just keep it up sweetie 👍😃👍 3mo
Jess_Franzino @TheReadingMermaid I was just super tired today, but feel much better now. Will thankfully be able to get a fair amount of reading done this weekend. 3mo
Clwojick You‘re doing great! ♥️ 3mo
Andrew65 A good start, and the weekend is ahead. 👏👏👏 3mo
jb72 Good job! 3mo
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Think this graphic was originally made by @Megabooks , but I‘ve seen a few others posted. Anywho, will be doing both, as I‘m digging that extra day for #24b4Monday, and my #mountTBR is quite high! How are others setting goals for #SummersEndReadathon? Hours? Number of book?

Clwojick It‘s all based on personal preference. I‘ll be attempted to log the time, but I have a horrible habit of accidentally resetting my timer. 😅 ill also be setting a side a few specific books that I‘d like to clear from my stacks. My goal is to basically read as much as humanly possible. 😝 3mo
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick While I might be traveling over Labor Day, I‘m thinking of just going to try and get through as much of my Mount TBR of books I already own, as possible. 😂 A lot I‘ve been meaning to read for months, but then get sidetracked by buying other books I need to read THAT second. Let‘s see if I can stick to my TBR, or if I‘ll get sidetracked by others I wang to read. Haha 3mo
Megabooks I‘m definitely tackling Mount TBR this weekend/week, and yes, I made the graphic, but anyone can use it! 3mo
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Clwojick I feel you 💯! I know I can‘t be too structured with my Readathon otherwise I lose the flow. I‘ll set aside 3 physical, and a handful of audiobooks, and go from there. 3mo
Jess_Franzino @Megabooks I wanted to make sure I gave you credit because I REALLY didn‘t want to deal with making my own graphic 😂 3mo
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick I may very easily get sidetracked, especially seeing how there‘s a huge 50% off blowout sale at Barnes & Noble this Saturday 😂 3mo
Andrew65 Think I‘m going to go with number of pages. Good luck with both readathons.. 3mo
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The Traitor's Ruin | Erin Beaty
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I loooove the callbacks that show just how much Sage has grown and learned between this book and the first of the trilogy. She is truly an amazing character who learns and grows for her mistakes and even changes her ideologies and herself as she matures. Just the hallmark of a great character.

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The Traitor's Ruin | Erin Beaty
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I felt it my personal responsibility to share what this book looks like naked 🤣 The dust jacket is the most gorgeous shade of pink, too, but I‘ll share that later.

ulrichyumiodd So pretty ❤️ 3mo
Jess_Franzino @ulrichyumiodd I‘m falling super in love with this trilogy, too. 3mo
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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Despite being an easy read, it took me a few days longer than usual to get through this book, mostly because I found the characters and dialogue to be bland. While I appreciated the writing, the setting, the message, and the struggle, the characters just felt extremely bland. I like a little spice added to character interactions. All they seemed to talk about was the situation they were in. A lot of showing not telling when it came to relations.

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A day late, but just saw my tag from @DaveGreen7777 , so decided to join in the fun 😂

1.) cake! Especially funfetti. Ugh, how I love some good cake!

2.) Hmmmm. Other than books and a trip to Greece? Haha. I‘d have to say this one adorable and comfy sundress from Target. I wish I had bought more in different colors. I‘ve lived in it this summer.

3.) “Sky in the Deep”. It‘s ok-ish. Want to finish it.

4.) @ulrichyumiodd

#wonderouswednesday

ulrichyumiodd I‘m thinking about my favorite purchase, but nothing comes to mind right now 😂 I‘ll think about it! 3mo
Eggs Love your purchases🤗🤗 3mo
Jess_Franzino @ulrichyumiodd I had the HARDEST time with that question! Thinking back to things I bought this year was tough, so I went with a more recent purchase that turned out to be awesome 😂 I‘m likely forgetting something major and will remember it later. 3mo
Jess_Franzino @Eggs Thanks! I soooo need more of these dresses! Target is so wonderful, especially their clothes. Wish I had one closer to where I live. 3mo
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1.) Nope. Just whenever I have a book in my hand, which is often 😃

2.) Not really. Though, If I‘m going to the park to read, I like to grab either an ice coffee or ice cream before to bring with me.

#twofortuesday

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The Traitor's Kiss | Erin Beaty
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(Just HAD to take a pretty pic, as the cover & spine are gorgeous). Anyway, this book ended up surprising the heck out of me. I was actually starting to feel kind of let down because the writer is so sweet, but I was feeling a bit bored & confused for the 1st half of it. And then I wasn‘t. I had been tricked, just like Sage was (great writing) & it became awesome! Love the cunning & wits of the MCs. Love their relationship. Ordering the next 2.

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Dunno why I‘ve been posting a bunch of book selfies lately. 😂 But, decided I randomly liked this one enough to post, so here it is.

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Happy #BookLoversDay. This took forever to pose for and it still came out kinda ‘meh‘. But look, an owl!

AkashaVampie I love the pic! It came out great. 3mo
Jess_Franzino @AkashaVampie Thanks ♥️ I actually like this Litsy filter waaaay more than the one I had on Insta. 3mo
AkashaVampie @Jess_Franzino ur welcome sweetie. I really love the owl. It was a nice touch. Is it harry potter related or just an owl? 3mo
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Jess_Franzino @AkashaVampie It‘s just a regular owl. I‘ve collected owls since I was a kid. 🦉 However, I AM wearing a Ravenclaw shirt, (though you can‘t see it in the picture). I also have a Hedwig on my bookshelf. 3mo
AkashaVampie @Jess_Franzino that's what i thought becuz Hedwig is more white all around, right? But it still in a cute little owl. Maybe its your spirit animal. They say if you are drawn to a certain animal, that's usually why. 3mo
Jess_Franzino @AkashaVampie I always loved them, but REALLY started to collect them because of the goddess Athena. Always loved her and “identified” with her in a lot of ways, ever since I was little. I‘m even writing a fantasy series/Homer retelling about her 😃 I‘m soooo glad that owls became more popular over the past two decades, because now I can get a bunch of owl items. 3mo
AkashaVampie @Jess_Franzino that's so cool. 3mo
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Well, look who I finally got to pose with his favorite books 😹 #internationalcatday #catsoflitsy

Moony 😍😍🐈🐈 3mo
brit91 Cutie pie!😻😻 3mo
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Happy #Internationalcatday ! I tried to get Spike to pose with some books, but instead he decided to knock the books over and go lay on an extension cord. #catsoflitsy

bromeliad How fitting 😂 3mo
Jess_Franzino @bromeliad He‘s been in full “brat cat” mode tonight 😂 Though, I did FINALLY manage a picture of him with book. 3mo
brit91 So cute!😻😻😻 3mo
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Jess_Franzino
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Holy heck! This was SO fantastic that I might have a bit of a book hangover now. WOW. I had a review in mind, but upon finishing it, I‘m in such a daze that I can hardly find words. An atmospheric Gothic fairytale ‘retelling‘ that‘s exquisitely written with so many twists and turns. OMG. I can‘t right now. Even though I‘ve just finished the book, I‘m still lost in it.

Suet624 Yum. I love when that happens. 3mo
Jess_Franzino @Suet624 It was so crazy good. I could see why Stephanie Garber blurbed it, because I had the same sort of feel with her “Caraval” books. 3mo
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