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jen_hayes7

jen_hayes7

Joined May 2016

🥄,Ⓥ,cat mom,craft doer,nature lover,avid reader. she/her
📍Chicago, IL
https://www.goodreads.com/jen_hayes7
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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Keeping cozy tonight with a couple of cats and a new book. It‘s my first foray into Ursula K. Le Guin and I‘m very excited. #lennox #huey #catsoflitsy

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Battle Ground | Jim Butcher
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A little #audiocrafting tonight with Harry and crew. Lennox is helping, as usual. #lennox #catsoflitsy

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Huey‘s helping to keep me comfortable while I start this poetry collection. Been looking forward to this one all year for #readharder2022. #huey #catsoflitsy

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This was SO very good. The writing is beautiful. It‘s heartbreaking and yet uplifting. It is definitely in the running for my favorite book of the year. #huey #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Aww, that snoozy face! 2w
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Treated myself to a new Kindle with some birthday cash. I‘m into it! Was using a fire tablet before which was a much different experience. Started this book last night and it‘s already so good. I was immediately sucked in.

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Got some reading in while at the salon today. Almost done with this #readharder book. Some of these stories have been fantastic! There‘s one about the wolves of Isle Royale which was fascinating. One about the first spider in space, which was excellent. Some of them were a bit harder to enjoy; one talked about an animal testing lab which my vegan heart did not do well with. I also didn‘t realize my hair is the same color as my fire case. 😂

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The Strand on Columbus Avenue | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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While in NYC over the weekend, we made a (too quick) stop at The Strand. It was hopping for a Sunday evening!! What an incredible place. I made a kind of frenzied dash and walked out with 3 books I hadn‘t heard of and 1 I‘ve been looking forward to picking up! Will post those later!

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Someone might have a kidney stone (yippee), so I got the pleasure of having an abdominal CT scan today! At least there were nice quiet spots to read between getting poked and prodded. Getting close to the end of this #readharder2022 book!

LiteraryinLawrence Oh no! I hope they figure out what‘s wrong and you feel better soon! 1mo
jen_hayes7 @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you so very much for the well wishes!! 💕 4w
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Did a little audio baking tonight! The other half‘s birthday is on Sunday and muffins were requested for the occasion! Banana chocolate chip. 🤤 #vegan #audiobaking

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Perfect way to end a very long day. #lennox #huey #catsoflitsy

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Took advantage of the gorgeous weather in Chicago today by spending a some time reading outside. No complaints here!

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I‘ve got my little lap warmer, a hot cup of tea, my pumpkin candle burning, and my current read. About as #cozy as it gets. #ominousoctober #huey #catsoflitsy

Smrloomis Cute! 😻 2mo
Eggs How comforting😻🫖📚 2mo
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My other half is very into comics, so we have a lot of comic related art around the house. Doctor Strange (especially when played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is one of my favorite Marvel characters. #wizard #ominousoctober

Eggs Love Cumberbatch as Dr Strange ❤️ 2mo
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Excited to jump into this!! And happy to have some cat cuddles and warm coffee on this chilly morning!! #lennox #catsoflitsy

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#mystery is one of my favorite genres!! From middle grade to adult, I‘ll read them all!! This mystery series is so much fun. #ominousoctober #lennox #catsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚🖤💚 2mo
Eggs 💚🐈‍⬛🖤 2mo
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#orange for #ominousoctober! My super cute Sanderson sisters doormat and little Jack-o-lantern slippers!

peanutnine Super cute! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!! 🧡 🧙🏻 2mo
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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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This is probably one of the creepiest covers I have in my collection. You‘ve got a little bit of everything; witch, monster, demon, pumpkins, mummy. It‘s one of my favorite Halloween stories! #skeleton #ominousoctober

Eggs My choice too-nice and creepy 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover 🖤💜 2mo
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#black cats are a key design element in this house throughout the year, but even more so during spooky season. 🐈‍⬛ I haven‘t read this book yet, but it sounds great and has a fabulous cover. #ominousoctober

Eggs Love the cat 🐈‍⬛ 🖤😻 2mo
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It is safe to say that I have a wee obsession with the #pumpkin king (and Zero, and Sally, and…). #ominousoctober

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 🖤🎃🧡 2mo
Eggs 🧡🎃🖤 2mo
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Gosh, this book. It is so good and also devastating. I appreciate it opening my eyes to history I never learned in school. If you haven‘t read it, I highly recommend it. #ominousoctober #moon

tpixie Thank you! What a counkydink! Just yesterday I was trying to think of the name of this book!!! 2mo
Eggs Good recommendation! 2mo
jen_hayes7 @tpixie Oh my gosh, what wonderful timing!! 2mo
tpixie @jen_hayes7 yes! It‘s time for one of my favorite words: Serendipity! 😂 2mo
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One of my favorite witches for #ominousoctober with one of my favorite cuddle buddies. #huey #catsoflitsy #witch

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤 🧙‍♀️ 2mo
Eggs Nicely done! 2mo
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Meet My Pet Monster | William McCay
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I missed #ominousoctober yesterday…eek. But today I‘ve got a great little #monster to share! Two weeks ago we were cleaning out my mom‘s storage unit and found this gem. My brother shipped it from Michigan to Seattle. 😂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww awesome pic!! 💜 2mo
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This is what our guest bed looks like when we vacuum; kitty toy heaven! 😹 We‘ve got Lennox in the #candy corn for #ominousoctober #lennox #huey #catsoflitsy

Eggs Those eyes 👀 🐈‍⬛ 2mo
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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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Today, for #ominousoctober, I have one of my most favorite creepy books with the cuuuutest little #ghost pillow that has ever existed. If you like gothic mysteries, but have not read Rebecca…pick it up!! It‘ll haunt you, in the best way.

Eggs Great book 📖 👻🎃 2mo
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One of my favorite things about autumn is the availability of pumpkin candles. This one smells scrumptious. #ominousoctober #candles #catsoflitsy

Eggs I can almost smell it 😊🕯👏🏻 2mo
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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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My cuddle buddy is back at his emotional support work while I read my next #readharder2022 book. #huey #catsoflitsy

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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For today‘s #ominousoctober, it‘s a flashback to a camping trip in 2018. Had a lovely little fire pit to sit and read next to in Petoskey, Michigan. #campfire

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice!! 🔥📚 2mo
Eggs Great photo 🧡🔥🖤 2mo
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The Black Cat | Edgar Allan Poe
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Happy spooky season, littens!!! Hurray for Halloween month!! #ominousoctober #lennox #catsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🖤😻 2mo
Eggs Great cat 🐈‍⬛ ! And pillows! 2mo
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Peter Darling | Austin Chant
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Next up for #readharder2022, Peter Darling. Really looking forward to this queer retelling! #lennox #huey #catsoflitsy

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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Huey‘s keeping me company while I read this eery, slightly scary, story. #huey #catsoflitsy #readharder2022

peanutnine 😻😻😻 2mo
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I love a rainy weekend day. Perfect excuse to stay in and read with my kittos. The weather has been WILD in Chicago today. Lots of flooding (including our basement). Thankfully the rain has lightened. #lennox #catsoflitsy

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Got to wander around Big Foot Beach State Park in Lake Geneva, WI for a bit today. Now my other half is HAM radioing while I enjoy this book in the shade. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!!

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Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band | Christian Staebler, Sonia Paoloni
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Have the day off today and am looking forward to reading this graphic novel for #readharder2022.

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Peace Talks | Jim Butcher
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I haven‘t been feeling so great lately and my furry cuddle team has been in full effect. We spent a little time listening to Dresden files together while I worked on this gorgeous Swan today. #audiocrafting #catsoflitsy #lennox #huey

LiteraryinLawrence I hope better times are ahead! 5mo
Johanna414 I love that blanket! Hope you‘re feeling better soon 💙 Cat cuddles always seem to help 5mo
VeganCleopatra Beautiful. Your own pattern or are you following one? 5mo
jen_hayes7 @LiteraryinLawrence @Johanna414 Thank you both so much!! I really appreciate the well wishes. ♥️ 4mo
jen_hayes7 @VeganCleopatra Thank you!! This is a pattern by Hook Line & Tinker. They have beautiful stuff!! 4mo
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The Executioner's Song | Norman Mailer
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Spent a bit of time reading outside before it gets too hot and asking myself why I picked 1000 page book for a reading challenge. 🙃 Any other Ravenclaws out there? I‘m betting there are. 💙 #readharder2022 #ravenclaw

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Finished Hamnet while getting my hair done today. Gosh, this was good. I loved Agnes‘ character so much. The writing is beautiful. I‘ll remember this book for a very long time. #readharder2022

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Peace Talks | Jim Butcher
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Have a couple assembled so far! Not the easiest thing I‘ve made but they look pretty cool. The back fabric is vintage kimono fabric from Kyoto. Pretty neat! #audiocrafting

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Peace Talks | Jim Butcher
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A little #audiocrafting today. Getting ready to assemble these Sashiko coasters and listening to some Dresden files. Happy Saturday, Littens!

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Happened to have this in my hand right when tornado sirens went off. Odd way to start a book but I‘m happy to have it with me!!

LiteraryinLawrence Yikes! Hope you‘re ok! 6mo
jen_hayes7 @LiteraryinLawrence Thanks so much!! Everything turned out to be okay in our area, thankfully. 6mo
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I don‘t think it had ever occurred to me before picking up this book how many villains are “ugly” or “disfigured” making those things seem to be “bad” or “evil”. Or the many other ways that disabilities are portrayed negatively in stories. I found this book to be very thought provoking and appreciated the author sharing her story alongside so many familiar tales. #readharder2022

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Difficult to read at times and at other moments incredibly uplifting. I think this book is one that everyone should read. Sharing a page that I strongly relate to. #readharder2022

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Perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. #readharder2022

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Really looking forward to this book. I‘m sure parts of it will be difficult to read (and appreciate the trigger warnings at the start of each piece). #readharder2022

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Brief Cases | Jim Butcher
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#audiocrafting a cardigan with these Dresden short stories. It was kind of a shock to not have the whole thing read by James Marsters!!

VeganCleopatra I'd love to see the end result! Is the pattern on Ravelry? 5mo
jen_hayes7 @VeganCleopatra Oh, I‘ll take a picture with it soon! Thanks so much for being interested in seeing how it turned out. The pattern is from Lady Jay Crochet. I do believe she has some available on Ravelry; not sure if this one is. It‘s the Solvieg cardigan. 4mo
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I can‘t quit cozy mysteries!! Especially when they coordinate so well with my nail color. 😂 Seriously though, Mrs Murphy, Tucker, Pewter, et all really make this series fun. A few of the humans (like Mrs H) do too.

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The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern | Lilian Jackson Braun
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The perfect way to spend a dreary gray day. #lennox #huey #catsoflitsy

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Working on an MSU blanket for a friend that recently had a baby and listening to another Dresden files book. I‘m getting way too close to the end of the available books in this series!! #audiocrafting

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Enjoying some Dresden short stories while starting a new little critter. I was asked to make the cat pink. Can do, kid. 😹Happy Friday, Littens!! #audiocrafting

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Raybearer | Jordan Ifueko
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This cover is gorgeous!!! And so is my little meowdel. #readharder2022 #huey #catsoflitsy

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I‘m looking forward to seeing what Maud gets up to next. Happy March, Littens!! #lennox #catsoflitsy