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jolena_75

jolena_75

Joined December 2017

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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1) My daughters always get PJ‘s and coffee mugs that they open on Christmas Eve, then we watch Christmas movies all night.
2) Room
3) Atlas Shrugged, The Help
4) I always give books for Christmas 😀

TheKidUpstairs Hi Jolena, don't know if you still check Litsy or receive notifications, but if you do can you PLEASE check your email? I'm trying to get hold of you regarding #MugLove 2y
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Life of Pi | Yann Martel

I think I‘m going to try my first audiobook on the commute back and forth to work. I‘m afraid that it won‘t be able to keep my interest for long though. Any thoughts?

mabell I love audiobooks! It does depend on the reader, but a book where you would get pulled into the story would be a good type to start with. If you like travel, Bill Bryson would be good. PG Wodehouse for comedy ❤️ 2y
brilliantglow I don't know. I read this book in high school when it came out. My school librarian recommended it to me for a book report. I hated it though. Even to this day (many years later) I think of this book with so much hate. And seeing it everywhere again because of the movie so much rage lol 2y
Kendra.Diane I love them! I usually like it more than music so I can just relax and listen, without hearing the same song again and again. Harry Potter is great and also orphan train! 2y
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alibrarianslibrary My recommendation is to start with a celebrity memoir. They usually have humor to keep you entertained. And if you do zone out for a bit you don't miss crucial plot points. 2y
ptkpepe98 Listen to a sample before you make your selection. That way, you'll know if it makes you want to listen or not. A good reader is so important. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction, and have learned to select audiobooks of the latter that I don't want to annotate. Not good while driving.🤗 2y
Beckys_Books I also listen to audiobooks on my commute. I usually avoid anything over 10 hours. The type of book is very important, I can't do character driven literature, just straight forward plot driven books work best for me. And, if I just can't concentrate I turn it off. Somedays my thoughts are just too chaotic to focus. 2y
OrangeMooseReads It is an amazing book and he narrates 2y
Alicia I love audio! I started off doing mysteries like Gilllian Flynn because they held my attention. Now I read everything but really have preferred nonfiction. 2y
Sydsavvy I'm totally hooked! Great suggestion @OrangeMooseReads ❣️Also, try this for fiction: 2y
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Who is John Galt?

I LOVE this book! Rereading it!

PrezBookster But it‘s sooooo looooong!!!! 2y
jolena_75 @PrezBookster It is the longest book I‘ve ever read, I think it‘s longer than the text books when I was in nursing school lol 2y
PrezBookster Well kudos! And to re read it too!!! 2y
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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I was surprise to see the world didn‘t stop just cause my boy did.

Jensol77 I loved this book and the movie is pretty good too 2y
jolena_75 @Jensol77 I just started reading it today, so far I like it. 2y
Drebae29 Sooo good and funny 2y
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ReadingisMyPassion Loved the book and the movie. 2y
Richryan52 @jolena_75 Hi! Welcome to Litsy 2y
Jensol77 There's an interesting part about the history of zip codes 2y
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Gifting | K E Ganshert
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1) Orange Blow Dryer
2) Atlas Shrugged or Whitney, My Love
3) Older
4) Yes
5) 😀

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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica

But I smile when she looks at me, and when her hand touches mine, I let it stay because I know one thing: this girl might just change my life.
-Colin

Booknerd222 Definitely want to read that one 2y
LauraJ Almost finished with the audiobook. 2y
jolena_75 So far it‘s a really good book. I‘ve never read an audiobook, I‘m going to have to check into that, I could get my workout in and listen to a book while I did! Win win lol 😀 2y
TheSketchyReader Methinks I like Colin! 2y
jolena_75 @TheSketchyReader So far he‘s my favorite, but I‘m not very far into the book yet. 2y
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Coffeehouse Angel | Suzanne Selfors
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1) Pods
2) Medium or light
3) YES!!
4) YES!!

Tex2Flo 1. I think pods are a scourge on the earth and have done as much to contribute to waste as bottled water. 2y
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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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They‘re filthy rich. It‘s no wonder that I‘m procrastinating in the front seat of my car when I should be making my way up to the massive home with the clout I‘ve been led to believe I carry.
-Detective Gabe Hoffman

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Just joined my first Litsy swap 😀

TheKidUpstairs Yay! Welcome to Litsy, and thanks for joining the swap! 2y
jolena_75 Thank you so much! 2y
RaimeyGallant Woohoo! 2y
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Scurvygirl Welcome! 👋👋 2y
Centique Hi Jolena. Welcome to Litsy! Hope you enjoy all the book chatter 💕 2y
mabell Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 2y
Chelleo Swaps are fun (and mildly addictive)! 2y
robinb Welcome Aboard, and swaps are wonderful! 2y
sprainedbrain Welcome!! 2y
BookishBelle Welcome to Litsy! It‘s fun here with lots of nice people. 😊 2y
Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 2y
tpixie Yay!! This sounds like a fun exchange! Welcome to Litsy!!!! ❤️📘❤️ 2y
jolena_75 Thank you all so much 😀 2y
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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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Next on my to read list!

FlowerFairy Listening to this one on audio now. Very good! 2y
tpixie I enjoyed this also. @FlowerFairy 2y
jolena_75 So far I‘m loving it! @FlowerFairy and @tpixie 2y
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1) 50-The Popsugar challenge. I work two jobs and don‘t get to read as much as I want.
2) The Hate U Give, Something Wonderful, 1984
3)Romance/Thriller, Cyberpunk
4) I just joined Litsy, I‘m not sure what a Litsy swap is.
5) ?

Rachel.Rencher Welcome to Litsy 🤓 A Listy swap is where we'll sign up to send each other gifts. One that you could still sign up for is the #MugLove swap hosted by @TheKidUpstairs . Your Litfluence is the number in the top right corner. It goes up the more people interact with your posts! 2y
jolena_75 @Rachel.Rencher Thank you so much!! I just joined the #MugLove swap! 2y
Crystallinegirl I'm doing the PopSugar challenge too! It looks really fun. 2y
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jolena_75 @Crystallinegirl I‘m so excited about it, this will be my first year doing the challenge! There‘s a lot of books on my list that I wouldn‘t have read without the challenge. 2y
Crystallinegirl It's my first year too! And same. I read so many books as a kid, though, that it was hard coming up with the ones like "childhood classic you never read." Luckily my husband, who was brought up very different from me, had several to recommend! So now I have James and the Giant Peach (fruit or vegetable) True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (set at sea) and Are you there God? It's me, Margaret for childhood classic. I'm really excited! 2y
tpixie @Crystallinegirl those will be great reads! I just read Peter Pan- see if that meets any challenges. I l loved the narrator! 2y
jolena_75 Some of the prompts where really difficult for me to find one for, I had to go by the suggestions in the goodread group for a few of them, Like the cyperpunk prompt, I‘d never heard of the genre. For my childhood classic one I choose Matilda, I‘ve seen the movie a dozen times but never read the book. 2y
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‘Tis very strange Men should be so fond of being thought wickeder than they are.
-Daniel Defoe, A System of Magick

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1) No!
2) No
3)No, which is why 2 is no lol
4) No!
5) Yes

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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jolena_75 Thank you so much @RaimeyGallant! That was a lot of terrific tips! 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁📚 2y
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mrp27 Welcome to Litsy!! I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do! 2y
TK421 Welcome to Litsy! 2y
RaimeyGallant I'm so happy you found it helpful, and I look forward to your posts! 2y
AceOnRoam Welcome to Litsy 📚📚 2y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🎉 2y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it here. It‘s a great community. 😉👍🏽 2y
jolena_75 Thank you 😀 2y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 2y
jolena_75 Thank you @DebReads4fun 😀 2y
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