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howjessicareads

Joined March 2016

Reading books, raising readers, working at a bookstore. howjessicareads.substack.com
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An Impossible Impostor | Deanna Raybourn
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I‘m reading while my husband stresses his way through the 49ers game. Then later we get a kid-free dinner, woot! Hope you‘re having a good weekend too. 😃

AmyG Hahahaha…I am doing the same. But stopped to check Litsy. 3d
BrittanyReads Perfect evening!! 🏈📖 3d
CarolynM Enjoy dinner🙂 3d
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#raisingreaders! (Apparently an exciting part of the book, based on her face. 🤣🤷🏼‍♀️)

Leftcoastzen Intense! 5d
mom2bugnbee Nothing makes me happier than #raisingreaders posts! 5d
Bookzombie Yes, it looks like something intense is happening. 💗 5d
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marleed This. Is better than tacos! 5d
janeycanuck Oh, how lovely! Has she been watching the new TV series? They‘ve done such a good job with it. 4d
howjessicareads @janeycanuck she hasn‘t! My eldest did. I bet she‘d love it too now :) 3d
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This is such a sweet Christmas book!

I especially love that it‘s not Santa-y (we don‘t really do Santa) or religious (you can only tell the Nativity story so many ways 😅).

It‘s just the tale of 2 sisters and negotiating Christmas kindness for both of them. 😍🎄

Prairiegirl_reading I really don‘t understand why people insist on the story of Santa. Good for you!! 1mo
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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Can‘t resist showing off the final pumpkin donut product.

Off to put my feet up and play some Two Dots while I keep listening to Aurora‘s End. I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH.

tpixie Yum!!!! 2mo
wanderinglynn That looks delicious. 😋 2mo
Cathythoughts Yum 👏🏻 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm so here for TwoDots 😂 2mo
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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Squeeeee! Listening to this one - FINALLY! - as I do some #thanksgiving baking.

I only get Thursday off work - Wed & Fri the kids and my husband get to hang out. But I‘m still thankful for the actual day. And for good books to listen to while I‘m working! 💜

Chelsea.Poole Yum! 2mo
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Grabbed this on Scribd on a whim… and am fascinated so far! #nonfictionnovember

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This was WONDERFUL on audio. A cozy, comforting, foodie book. 💜

Amandajoy Yay! I just got this on audio! 2mo
howjessicareads @Amandajoy are you liking it?? :) 2mo
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I love Jenny Colgan books on audio so much! Yay for Scottish accents.

And I managed to wait till 11/3 before I let myself start this one! *pats self on back* #christmasbooks

marleed I love her books too! I have a library hold on this one! 3mo
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I devoured this history / memoir of a pediatrician trying to expose the lead in the Flint water system. HIGHLY recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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It was a beautiful day for an #audiowalk! #audiowalking

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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🍂 I‘m having a very autumnal afternoon! 🍂

💨 Blustering wind and falling leaves outside? ✔️
🧩 Halloween puzzle? ✔️
🧙‍♀️ Cute witchy romance audiobook? ✔️
🍞 Bread baking? ✔️

It‘s so cozy! 😍 🍁

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My 11yo asked for some screentime, so I said sure. I was reading on my kindle app when an email notification popped up…. And she had sent me this. 🤣💀 #kidsthesedays

TrishB 😁 my daughter used to do that- with links on it to the cheapest place to buy things! 3mo
Bookzombie Our 5 year old nephew told my husband yesterday that Christmas is right around the corner. 🎅🏻 3mo
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Scene: the library books I‘m not reading lined up on my back porch railing. 😅

I‘ve been renewing some of these for 2 months. I probably should release them from purgatory.

DivineDiana 😂 3mo
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Numbers Game | Danielle Steel
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Books number 191 and 192 of October! I‘m so close to my goal of 200!!! #howjessicareads2021

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A Sprinkle of Sorcery | Michelle Harrison
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I highly recommend this series for an autumnal / witchy middle grade vibe! I read the first one last fall and I‘m loving book 2 right now.

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Autumn's Touch | Elizabeth Rose
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I know I‘ve been pretty MIA. Ever since we moved this summer, I‘ve struggled to get into a groove over here! 😣 (Also I‘ve been interacting a ton more w Instagram followers in my stories, so that takes a lot of my phone time.)

But! It‘s my first fall since 2004. After 16 years of desert-living, I‘m so glad to be back in tree-land again! 🥰🍁🐿🍃

Texreader Gorgeous!! 4mo
CarolynM Beautiful photo and it's always nice to see you here.🙂 4mo
howjessicareads @Texreader @CarolynM thanks! It‘s so pretty it‘s easy to take amazing pics almost by accident. 😅 That‘s just unfiltered iPhone! 4mo
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TiredLibrarian That's beautiful with the mountains in the background. 🍃🍂🍁 4mo
TrishB Nice to see you ❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 🍂❤️ 4mo
LauraBeth 👋👋 4mo
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Middle school orientation for this girl today. (😲🤯)
And we had to stop and snap a pic when we spotted this mural...

Arvena 👍 6mo
suvata ❤️ 6mo
Bookzombie ❤️ 5mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Currently reading! Liking it so far. #audiobook

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Olympics | Mark Stewart
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Soubhiville 🤣😂 6mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 6mo
Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 6mo
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#Currentlyreading — I‘m 13% in, and fascinated!

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I‘ve found 3 LFLs in our new neighborhood so far! And I got a new job! And I haven‘t been reading much. 😅
But I have a few days of vacation next week, and I‘m hoping to rectify that. 😍 #littlefreelibrary

Megabooks That‘s so cool! 6mo
Ruthiella Congratulations on the new job! 🥳 (edited) 6mo
CarolynM Congratulations on the new job 🎉 6mo
Susanita Yay!! 💃🏽💃🏽 6mo
marleed Oh congrats on everything- a new job and a new neighborhood with LFLs! 6mo
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Howdy howdy! I‘ve been MIA bc I was busy MOVING. Traded in desert and cacti for 7,000 feet of elevation and the wind in the pines. 😍🌲

I‘d lived in Tucson for 16 years (almost exactly to the day!) so this is a big big change. Our kids had always lived in the same house as far as they remembered (we moved 2 miles when our eldest was 2), so they‘re a little less on board haha.

But I think they‘ll come around, bc Flagstaff is great! 😄

AlaMich Congrats! I didn‘t realize Flagstaff was in the mountains. 7mo
marleed Oh congratulations on the move and the new experiences to come! 7mo
julesG Glad the move went smoothly! 7mo
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Libby1 Flagstaff is gorgeous. Enjoy! 7mo
TrishB Enjoy your new home. 7mo
Leftcoastzen Extreme temperature envy towards you guys from Phoenix!😄Looks beautiful! 7mo
MaureenMc Enjoy! 7mo
Megabooks Congratulations on your move!! Enjoy the better temperatures! 7mo
CarolynM Happy house warming💐💕 7mo
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I listened to this whole YA queer romance today while I was packing boxes in the kids‘ rooms (the big move is next week!).

It was super cute, and I love how the girls smashed the patriarchy at their posh private school (and how racism was called out as well).

Plus Australian accents on audio! 😍 #pridemonth #queerfiction

CarolynM I loved this one🙂 Glad you enjoyed it too. 8mo
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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I met Jen De Luca for brunch today, and it was so fun! Love chatting books with a delightful author.

marleed Oh how fun!! 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence That is so cool!! 8mo
howjessicareads It was super great @marleed @LiteraryinLititz! Yay for authors who don‘t think you‘re insane when you DM them on twitter. 😅 8mo
kspenmoll Wonderful! (edited) 8mo
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GAH. Imma need Blue to show up to smack some sense into Ronan. 🙈🙈🙈

And now that I binged the whole book in a day, I‘m going to have to wait sooooo long for another book!

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Squeeeee! So excited it‘s finally release day. Trying to pace myself... but I‘m probably just gonna devour it. 😬🙈 #maggiestiefvater

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Five Minutes' Peace | Jill Murphy, Maureen Lipman
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Happy Mother‘s Day!! 😂😂
#sillysundayshelf

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘ve been loving Shadow & Bone!! Who else has watched it? 😍 #shadowandbone

ladym30 I really enjoyed it!❤️ 9mo
MeganAnn 🙋🏻‍♀️ Me!! Loved it so much 😍😍😍 9mo
Soubhiville I‘m on episode 6 and loving it so far. I admit I didn‘t read the books first. 9mo
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Lauranahe I loved it! I hadn‘t read the books. I just finished the first one, and I like the show better. 9mo
Arvena Me :) it's a bit different than books, but I liked the show :) 9mo
JillsBookshelf It‘s so good! 😍 9mo
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My April in review! #howjessicareads2021 #AxeTheStacks

I liked the top row the best — they were all incredible. The bottom row were my least favorites.

Verity Is that an Ovidia Yu I spy on the second row?! I am suitably envious! 9mo
howjessicareads @Verity yes!! Book 2 :) 9mo
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Final #AxeTheStacks update!
Amari and the Night Brothers: ✔️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Share Your Stuff, I'll Go First: read 3 chapters.
The Warmth of Other Suns: ✔️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Camelot Caper: ✔️ ⭐️⭐️
Such a Fun Age. ✔️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lost States: Started
Hana Khan Carries On: didn't get to
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: didn't get to
The Summer Job: ✔️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Very Good Gospel: ✔️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stasiland: DNFed
The Betel Nut Mystery: ✔️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Unorthodox: ✔️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ruthiella Well done! 👍 9mo
Come-read-with-me Great job!!! 9mo
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Two chapters in, and my mind is already blown! 🤯🤯

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Overall I feel pretty great about my #AxeTheStacks!

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My physical #AxeTheStacks update! I‘ve got five more days... can I finish the rest?? I‘ll share my digital update in a minute.

Come-read-with-me Fingers are crossed for you! #AxeTheStacks really helped me get some long ignored books off of my list! Thanks for organizing this! 9mo
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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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I did it! I finished an #AxeTheStacks book on vacay!

It‘s compulsively readable, and I love/hated how Kelley could see Alix‘s racism, but not his own, and how Alix could see Kelley‘s, but not hers. Kiley Reid did a great job analyzing race in a clever, funny way.

But I found Emira herself super aggravating, and I spent most of the book being embarrassed/annoyed on her behalf.

BookishClaire I hated the coincidence that the plot relies on... 9mo
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#currentlyreading 🥱 🥱 🥱

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I‘m making pretty good #AxeTheStacks progress!

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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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Some #AxeTheStacks reading and toad-in-the-hole on this lazy Saturday morning! What are you up to today?

Ruthiella Waiting for my coffee to brew. ☕️ I liked Such A Fun Age a lot! Hope you enjoy it too. 😀 9mo
Linsy Oh my goodness, I don't know what either of those things mean, but reading this post brought me such delight! 9mo
howjessicareads Haha @Linsy - I know other people have other names for toad in the hole. Eggy bread? :) 9mo
howjessicareads @Ruthiella well I read 3 chapters and like so far!! 😁 9mo
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Someone just told me “I‘m having the best lazy morning ever! I‘ve just been lying in bed and reading all day.” 😂😍 #raisingreaders

AmyG Ha...sounds perfect. 9mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 9mo
5feet.of.fury Same, girl, same ❤️📖 9mo
marleed Yes!! 9mo
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I‘m loving AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS so much! I bought the print copy last month, and then the audio copy this morning, so I can zip right through it. I think I‘ll be happy to own both versions anyway, since my 10yo prefers audiobooks these days, but I can loan the other one to nieces or nephews. #axethestacks

5feet.of.fury That cover is beautiful! 9mo
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Today was the MOST EXCITING DAY! I got to take the girls to browse in the library for the first time in 13 months. AND, it was a brand new library branch, which was built in 2020, but just opened for limited quick browsing. It‘s so new I can‘t even tag it. 😅
But yay books!! 📚😍 #litsyloveslibraries

wanderinglynn How fun! 9mo
Scochrane26 Glad you all got to have fun! I‘m fortunate because my library has been open since last summer, so I can go pick up books but don‘t browse as much as normal. 9mo
Leftcoastzen Yay! 9mo
LaraS Hooray! Better times are on the horizon ☺️📚💕 9mo
mom2bugnbee Yay! My now 15yo LOVED the Weird But True books when she was a bit younger. 9mo
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The Camelot Caper | Elizabeth Peters
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Slightly comatose due to the consumption of a large number of Starburst jellybeans. 😅

Hoping to get a little #axethestacks reading in... but also tempted by a nap. 😬

Verity Oooooh. An Elizabeth Peters I haven‘t read! 10mo
Johanna414 The Starburst jelly beans got me today too 10mo
CarolynM ❤️ 10mo
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A Very Happy Easter | Tim Thornborough
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Happy Easter from me and my crew! (Yes, I get that “silly face” pretty often from the tween these days, lol.)

vivastory 😂😂 10mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 10mo
DaveGreen7777 😂🤣👏 10mo
Crazeedi Happy Easter 10mo
Come-read-with-me Happy Easter!!! 🐣 10mo
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My first title for my #AxeTheStacks challenge! I was struggling a bit around the 40% mark and almost bailed; but I‘m glad I pushed through! The last half was incredibly fascinating. #howjessicareads21

NaomiO If you haven‘t already watched the mini series on Netflix based on this book I highly recommend it. 10mo
Ruthiella I‘m currently about this one! 10mo
Curly_Reader Saw it on Netflix loved it 10mo
rubyslippersreads I enjoyed both the book and the miniseries. 10mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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And my audiobook / ebook “stack” for #AxeTheStacks.

Crazeedi I just now saw #AxeTheStacks! How did I miss this?? I'm in 10mo
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Here‘s my physical stack for #AxeTheStacks (with #gnorbertthegnome as a book stack bonus!)

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That's a Wrap | Heather Silvio
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My goal for the year is 25% nonfiction & 25% BIPOC authors. In March I read 7 BIPOC authors— 26%, but only 4 NF books— 15%. #howjessicareads2021

I've got a lot more to say about my March reading specifically & my overall thoughts for the first quarter of 2021. It‘s too long for a caption (since I‘ve read 75 books!) 😅

If you want the full round-up, make sure you're subscribed to my weekly-ish newsletter. https://howjessicareads.substack.com

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Working on my first #AxeTheStacks title! I also need to sit down tomorrow and make a specific list of books to attempt this month!

ElleSkel I love this! I am definitely joining! 10mo
howjessicareads Awesome @ElleSkel ! 😁 10mo
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I‘ve been over here frantically finishing a book or two to have some tidy statistics for March, haha.
But I‘m planning to pop in here more often for #AxeTheStacks in April!!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Who else has a #tbr that‘s out of control? Join me in trying to avoid shiny new books in April, as we #AxeTheStacks! 📚🪓😅

julesG 🙋🏻‍♀️ #MountTBR has been out of control for ages, but #MountARC might be the one that I should at least attempt to get under control right now. 10mo
Librarybelle Oh! I just might need this motivation! 10mo
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mom2bugnbee I'm in! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 10mo
kspenmoll This is perfect. Thanks! 10mo
RainyDayReading My TBR stacks are always out of control 😅 I‘ll have to see what I can do for April! 10mo
tracy_anne8 This is exactly what I need for next month! 10mo
Ruthiella I‘m in! 😀 10mo
Cathythoughts I‘ll give it a whirl 👍🏻 10mo
kaysworld1 I'm in if thats ok? X 10mo
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