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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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Dusk: A Novel by F. Sionil Jose
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Migrations: A Novel by Charlotte McConaghy
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Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
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The Sparrow: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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One of my very favorites. Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#alphabetgame

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Thunder Bay: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I took advantage of this rainy day to read the next Cork O‘Connor book. In this one we travel to Canada and learned more about Henry‘s past.

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Thunder Bay: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Thought I found a quiet place to read but these geese keep getting closer…

mcctrish We could do with fewer Canada geese in the world 20h
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish Hard agree 14h
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Lightfoot | Nicholas Jennings
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I am the coolest person at this pool party LET ME TELL YOU

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 4d
Leftcoastzen 👏😄 4d
marleed Haha. Two days ago I had Alexa shuffle Gordon Lightfoot! 3d
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This was a fascinating woman who lived almost to 100 in Ethiopia. It was written by her granddaughter and at times was confused, but overall an excellent read. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Ethiopia

Librarybelle Hooray!! 5d
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This book was up and down. Parts were thoughtful and interesting and parts were a grudge match against her do-goooder nemesis Blair mixed with a list of good deeds done for underprivileged kids in her daughters class. I don‘t envy the author- this is a tough topic.

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My August #BookSpinBINGO Looks like a good month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
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My July #BookspinBINGO Not bad! I still might change my August list to work in a few of these I didn‘t get to 😂

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 7d
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Black Water Lilies | Michel Bussi
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I could not stop reading this one until I found out what happened and then 🤯 #LMPBC #20in4 book 2/4 #FoodAndLit #France

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 1w
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Cruel Is the Night | Karo Hamalainen
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Whew, this was quite the ride! #LMPBC #20in4 book 1/4

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1w
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1. Paperback but I‘m not picky
2. Outdoors preferably by water
3. Right now I‘m sick of hot, sticky summer so I say fall. Ask me again during the cold winter and I‘ll say spring.
#wounderouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in! I concur on the heat…for several weeks its been 107 here until sundown 🥵 2w
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I‘m looking forward to #BookspinBINGO in August @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Black Water Lilies | Michel Bussi
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@DGRachel I‘m finally feeling better and home this weekend. I plan on tackling these both and getting them in the mail to you on Monday!

DGRachel I‘m glad you are feeling better. No pressure from me on the books - take your time and enjoy your weekend! 2w
PageShifter Hahaha, you're reading a book by a Finnish author and even I hadn't noticed this has been published 🤣🤣🤣 And almost ten years ago xD 2w
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Empire Falls | Richard Russo
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This was a good, slow read to get lost in. The ending was devastating 💔

AmyG Wonderful book. 2w
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs @PageShifter

1) when someone interrupts me to ask what I‘m reading
2) oh gosh, all of them!

#Two4Tuesday

Eggs ♥️♥️ 2w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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A comprehensive but sad book about the Challenger disaster. You just want to yell into the book and tell them not to get on that shuttle.

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Look Both Ways | Jason Reynolds
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Like every other Jason Reynolds book I‘ve listened to, this was excellent on audio. #AuthorAMonth2022

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Country Bookseller | Wolfeboro, NH (Bookstore)
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The perfect book that I never knew existed. I love independent bookstore finds like this. I can‘t wait to get into this on my trip to the Great Lakes next month.

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This was an incredible book. The author followed three people from a closed factory in Indiana made famous when President Trump tweeted about it. The book which covered the former president‘s administration really looked at the issues faced by factory workers in a way you won‘t see on the news no matter what channel you watch. Highly recommend.

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A well researched book about the fight for flight attendants to be seen as professionals and not just a pretty face. With everything going on in the US right now it was a good reminder of how women used to be treated and how hard they had to fight.

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This was an excellent book about growing up in Liberia, and later leaving as a refugee in the 1980‘s. I highly recommend the audiobook read by the author. #ReadingAfrica2022

Librarybelle Good recommendation…it‘s hot or miss for me when the author reads their own work, so I‘m glad this is highly recommended! 4w
BarbaraBB Glad you loved it too! 4w
Bookwormjillk @BarbaraBB thanks for putting this on my radar 4w
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Thanks @Catsandbooks for getting me to re-read this heartbreaking (in a good way) book. #FoodAndLit #France

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A neighbor gave me a bunch of tomatoes so I‘m experimenting with French cooking for #FoodAndLit2022

Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 1mo
Megabooks Yum! 1mo
Tera66 Those are gorgeous 😍 1mo
Catsandbooks Oh exciting!! 🍅❤️ 1mo
Texreader There‘s little I love more than home grown tomatoes. Your photo sent me off to our farmers market but I was too late. All the tomatoes had sold out! Enjoy yours! 1mo
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1) I keep my unread books on a separate shelf. They need to earn a place on my permanent shelves 🤣
2) All over but mostly on the shelves in my home office.
3) All of the above!
#ThoughtfulThursday

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Dennis and Barbara James spent their retirement going to some pretty hard to get places. Some of these stories were interesting but some were kind of cringeworthy given the James‘ desire to visit and take pictures of people who clearly didn‘t want them there. My favorite was Cuba- I loved the descriptions of the art. My least favorite was Venezuela for reasons described above. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Cameroon

Bookwormjillk This would also work for #Algeria #Ethiopia #Mali 1mo
Librarybelle Great review! Good to know about parts of this book! 1mo
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This was a read out loud with my daughter (11.) We loved the ending!

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Empire Falls | Richard Russo
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So long as the pool can fit my float life is good.

BethM I have that one in my tbr! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @BethM me too for about 10 years 😂 Finally trying to make some room on my shelves this summer. It‘s good so far! 1mo
Leftcoastzen I love that book & your photo! 1mo
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Wow, what a generous swap. Thank you so much @booksellerofyourdiscontent ❤️

I can‘t wait to read the books and I am a bit of a post it fanatic so this was perfect!

wisherwishinguponastar I hope you enjoy! Those post-it‘s were so cute! 1mo
KristiAhlers I just legitimately finished the Priory of the Orange Tree! Happy reading! 1mo
Kdgordon88 Great box. 💜💜💜 1mo
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I‘m starting completely over after flu in May and covid in June completely derailed my fitness goals for the year. I am still having trouble with eating, breathing, and energy but I‘m beginning to feel like I can do some things again. My goals:
Fitness- Try or re-try 5 new things and 2x per week at the gym
Food- fill the freezer with healthy/easy food
Reading- #bookspinbingo blackout
Mindfulness- replace festering with journaling!

rockpools Hope you start to feel better soon. Your goals are fab - I may need to borrow the new things and filling the freezer with easy stuff! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @rockpools thank you! 1mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
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Making progress on #Booked2022
(I haven‘t filled out the form yet- going to do it all at once at the end of the year.)

About royalty- Cinder
Written by journalist- When A Crocodile Eats The Sun
Born in Africa- The Girl Who Smiled Beads
My Own Prompt- Old School Mystery- B Is For Burglar
Nautical Novel- Prince of Tides
Murder Mystery- Indemnity Only

Thanks hosts- @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Stacking your chances🙃I like your approach ♥️ 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Cinfhen really just lazy and not great about filling out forms 😂 1mo
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I‘m so excited for this month of #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 1mo
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June was a pretty good month! The Lioness was my favorite. #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!!! 1mo
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Making the most of the three day weekend.

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This was a very emotional memoir written by a journalist in the US who was also trying to care for his aging parents in Zimbabwe. It was a story that was both un-relatable and completely relatable all at the same time. #ReadingAfrica

(This was a great audiobook- read by the author.)

Librarybelle So good to know about the audio! 1mo
BarbaraBB This sounds better than my choice for Zimbabwe 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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I feel so spoiled today opening all these packages! Thank you so much @LeslieO for the #SliceofSummerSwap

The book looks great! Is it wrong to be so excited about napkins? I love them!

ju.ca.no Looks great🥰 1mo
BrittanyReads Oh! One of my favorite books! 1mo
5feet.of.fury I loved that book! And the napkins are v cuuute 🍉 1mo
LeslieO So glad you like it. I love those napkins! 🤣 1mo
Catsandbooks So cute! 🍉 Have a great summer! ☀️ 1mo
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@Chrissyreadit this box is great! Your cat story cracked me up! My neighbor‘s cat has been living in my backyard for 3 days because he saw a chipmunk there. They want what they want! Thank you so much.

(And I was was writing this my Daisy cat jumped up and tried to steal the stuffie 🤷‍♀️)

#spookysummerswap

Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘😘 1mo
wisherwishinguponastar Are those teas? That is a great spread! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @booksellerofyourdiscontent yes, aren‘t they cool? 1mo
wisherwishinguponastar Absolutely!!!! 1mo
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Thank you so much @BethM !
I am so excited for this #staycationintime

Thanks hosts @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom

BethM The book sounded good, I was hoping you hadn‘t read it! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😍🙌😍🙌😍 1mo
DinoMom ❤️❤️❤️. The book sounds good 1mo
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Got these today. Thanks @kspenmoll !

I‘ll start next week and get them sent next month. #LMPBC

kspenmoll So sorry I dropped the ball! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @kspenmoll no worries! Covid hit me this month so they would have just sat with me. 1mo
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Finally finished Middlemarch today! It was slow in some parts but overall I enjoyed it. This was my #chunksterchallenge book for 2022.

Chrissyreadit Checking in to see if your Staycationintimeswap package arrived. 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Chrissyreadit yes, sorry, thought I told you. But maybe I dreamed that! It‘s here safe and sound. 1mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! I‘m currently reading this one - about 80% finished! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk @MaureenMc it‘s a good ending! 1mo
Amiable Hooray! Congrats on completing it! 1mo
EvieBee Yay!! One of my favorites and I love this edition, too. 1mo
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Colombiana | Mariana Velasquez Villegas
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I made Almojabanas for breakfast this morning, but clearly I wasn‘t awake enough because I added 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water instead of 2 teaspoons. Oh well, on to France. #FoodAndLit #Colombia

Catsandbooks Still sounds good! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Catsandbooks I would love to try them again with the correct amount. The dough had cottage cheese in it. 1mo
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I thought this book would be perfect for pool reading but I‘m kind of bored. Not sure if I‘ll finish or not.

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I can‘t believe it‘s almost July! Here‘s my list. I haven‘t changed my mind as much as usual so maybe that‘s a good sign 🤞

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This was a pleasant enough memoir about a writing student on a fellowship to write a novel in the Falklands. I could have done without the chapters of her failed novel, but I liked learning about what it was like to write when you‘re truly alone.

Soubhiville I like your photo. The pattern of the chair with the bricks behind it is really visually interesting. 👍 1mo
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Trying to stay cool😎❄️🐧

Ruthiella The power of suggestion! 😆 1mo
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Mrs March | Virginia Feito
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Once I realized this was not the modern retelling of Little Women I thought it was I settled in and enjoyed the messed up tale told by the unreliable narrator, Mrs March. The weirdest thing was how she referred to herself as Mrs March even in childhood flashbacks.

rachelm This is a really interesting one for sure and I also thought it would be about THAT Mrs March lol (edited) 1mo
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I‘m in the middle of something else, but started this on a whim tonight. It‘s super interesting so far!

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I appreciated this graphic adaptation of one of my favorite novels. Reading this on the longest day of the year might become a tradition for me. Next year I‘ll have to get some champagne.

SusanLee Nice! I didn‘t know there‘s a graphic novel! 2mo
wisherwishinguponastar The art looks so beautiful! I might need to look in to that! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Hi Jill! I‘m waiting for a special order for your spookysummer package. I thought it would arrive by yesterday. It says it will arrive tomorrow- if it doesn‘t I will mail your package and send it when it does arrive. Sorry- I hate cutting it this close. 2mo
Bookwormjillk @Chrissyreadit no worries! I signed up for a bunch of swaps that all have Jul 1 open dates. 2mo
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I‘ve been waiting months to read this graphic novel today!

DisneyFan Stacked it. Let us know what you think. Also have you read the original ? 2mo
EvieBee Oooh. That‘s an excellent prompt! I‘ll have to pull mine off the shelf too. 2mo
Bookwormjillk @DisneyFan yes, it‘s a favorite of mine. I‘ve probably read it 5-6 times. This is my first read of the graphic novel though. 2mo
DisneyFan Ooh please let us know what you think if graphic novel. I‘ve read a few graphic novel adaptations of classics and I feel like they always cut out too much from original for me to like the graphic novel. I understand why it happens, but I‘m same way with movie adaptations for the most part too. 2mo
Bookwormjillk @DisneyFan I liked it but was thinking it might not make sense if you didn‘t know the story. More of a companion than a substitute if that makes sense. 2mo
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#CampLitsy friends just saw this book will be available on Scribd starting June 25th. I believe you can still get 30 days free if you don‘t have an account yet.

Megabooks Thank you for sharing!! 2mo
BarbaraBB Thank you!! 2mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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A great book for sitting outside and reading on a beautiful summer day. I thought this was her best yet.

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this one! 2mo
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