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melissajayne

melissajayne

Joined May 2016

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1) Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks
2) Reading
3) Northanger Abbey

#wonderouswednesday

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4⭐️ I quite liked this book. I have known about her property in Palm Beach and as I read the book, I was quite surprised at what an amazing woman she must have been. I wish she had had a husband who was better suited for her. #2022 #bookreview #bookstagram #historicalfiction #fiction #basedonatruestory #wwi #greatdepression #wwii

This was my October #bookspin book

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3h
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I pre-ordered this and I got my copy about a week before it was released #bookmail #newin

Karisimo I have a copy on my desk at work (library) waiting for release day! 3d
melissajayne @Karisimo I couldn‘t believe I got it early! 2d
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The Annotated Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
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This is the edition that I will be reading from for the #pemberlittens #readalong

sprainedbrain ❤️ 3d
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I normally don‘t buy these sort of magazines but this is a special occasion #magazines

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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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My #bookspinbingo list for October

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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3.5⭐️ It‘s wavering between a pick and so-so because I basically sped read it for my #bookclub meeting over the last couple of days. I like that the book is basically light #horror and there is not a lot gore in it, at least what I was interpreting. Like the #timetravel aspect to book & that while it‘s set in the contemporary world to a degree, it‘s still far enough in the past. #2022 #historicalfiction #bookreview #bookstagram

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Am joining in on the fun #20in4 #readathon

Andrew65 Great, good luck. 😁 4d
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5⭐️ I really liked the book. My favourite sections were the ones on HM The Queen and HRH Catherine, The Princess of Wales. I‘m not a huge fan of fashion, but I do like to see what the female royals are wearing. Very fascinating to look at how fashion can send a particular message. Wish the author had covered the current Queen Consort, Camilla. #2022 #nonfiction #royals #fashion #bookreview #bookstagram

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📚 The Harry Potter series
🖋️ Philippa Greggory, Elizabeth Gaskell
🎥 Harry Potter series
📺 Homeland
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🎶 Hello by Adele; Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (covered by k.d. Lang); Hello, Goodbye by The Beetles; Happy by Pharrell Williams; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland

#manicmonday #letterc

CBee Thanks for playing! How are you feeling? @melissajayne 1w
melissajayne @CBee you‘re welcome; I‘ve come down with a cold. I was feeling pretty rundown in the week leading up to me first with a sore throat and a very stuffy nose. It‘s a work in progress. 5d
CBee @melissajayne hope you feel better soon! 5d
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1) Not really

2) can‘t think of anything

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🌞 1w
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📚 A Gentleman in Moscow, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Giver, The Giver of Stars, A Great and Terrible Beauty
🖋 Joanna Goodman, Philippa Greggory, Daisy Goodwin
📺 Grey's Anatomy, Game of Thrones
🎥 The Godfather (Pts 1 & 2)
🎤 Greenday
🎶 Genie in a Bottle - Christine Aguliera, Gangnum Style - Psy, Get Back - The Beatles, Grace - U2, Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

#manicmonday #letterg

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1) Usually I reach for something like a cozy mystery

2) Sometimes I do

3) The Flavia de Luce series, the Ramona books, the Little House series

#thoughtfulthursday

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Greenwood | Michael Christie
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4.5⭐️ I really liked it and for a 500 pg + book it was surprisingly quick to read. I really liked the edge of the pages and the cross-cut of a stump. It was also sort of strange to see Estevan, SK take such a prominent position in the book, as my paternal grandpa grew up about 4 hours west in Main Centre. Love the story and how trees are central to the Greenwood story. #2022 #bookclub #fiction #historicalfiction #canadian #bookreview

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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1) I prefer reading alternate history.

2) 11/22/63

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Great book. Thanks for playing! 3w
peaknit I really enjoyed that one too! 3w
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📚The Five, Finding Gobi, The Flight Attendant, The Four Winds
🖋F. Scott Fitzgerald
📺 Friends, FBI franchise, Felicity
🎥 The Favourite, Forrest Gump, Frozen, Finding Nemo, A Few Good Men
🎤Fleetwood Mac
🎶Fame by David Bowie, Fairytale of New York by The Pogues, Fields of Gold by Sting, Fix You by Coldplay, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.

#manicmonday #letterf

CBee I love the song Fields of Gold ♥️ 3w
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In light of the health situation of Queen Elizabeth, I recalled this moment from about 20 years ago in Vancouver @ a pre-season game about 20 years ago. #queenelizabeth

KristiAhlers I know. I‘m so sad about this. She‘s just one of those humans you think will always be part of your fabric and lexicon. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇬🇧 4w
melissajayne @KristiAhlers me too. 🇬🇧🇨🇦 4w
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✨Tagged; was really surprised that I enjoyed it.

✨Still in summer mode; lots of people are still wearing summer clothes where I live. It‘s supposed to be 30°C in the next day or two

✨ Took this shot of Christina Lake in BC on my way home from a trip to visit family in late August.

#thoughtfulthursday

Susanita Beautiful! 1mo
MoonWitch94 Pretty! Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 4w
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1) Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, PEI, Bora Bora, Fiji, Japan
2) I would probably bring my tablet (have access to a number of ebook apps, including Kindle, Libby and Kobo, on there) or my Kobo ereader and probably an Elin Hilderbrand book.

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView New Zealand is high on my list. Thanks for playing 1mo
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Watch a lot of TV and movies at home, go for walks, go to the occasional movie, attend my two bookclubs, go out with friends (usually breakfast, lunch or coffee), spend time with family, do deep dives on the internet (mainly looking at Amazon for things I need for my apartment), spend time on Reddit, going to the beach (when I am able to do so), go on trips (going to Mexico in November with my parents)
#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh how I wish there was a irl book club where I live!! I should have thought of Amazon lol 😂 I stay on there too much!! 1mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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It's been a crazy week. I finally came back to my apartment this past Tuesday after nine and a half months at my parents place while undergoing active cancer treatments (I'm cancer free). I did manage to get two books completed during this crazy week. Looking forward to just relaxing and doing some significant reading this coming week. #weeklyforecast #bookreport.

AmyG Glad to read you are cancer free. 1mo
melissajayne @AmyG I am too 😁 1mo
TrishB That‘s good news 👍🏻 1mo
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ozma.of.oz Congrats on cancer free! 💖💖 1mo
melissajayne @ozma.of.oz thanks 1mo
Libby1 Take care. 🌸 1mo
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📚 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, East of Eden
🖋 Richard Paul Evans (I think I have read each and every Christmas book he has written)
📺 ER (1994)
🎥 Emma (1996; the one with Jeremy Northam)
🎤Enya
🎶 Extraordinary Girl by Green Day, Eight Days a Week and Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles.

#manicmonday #lettere

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Halloween | May Harte
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Scarecrow
Thanksgiving
Maze
Cute
Corn Maze
Both
Make
Treat
Drink
Save it and eat it slowly
#hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn ☠️🖤🙌🏻 1mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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On top are my favourite Halloween candies/chocolates and on the bottom are the three movies/tv shows that I enjoy watching at Halloween. #hauntedhollowswap

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1) probably I would pick an owl.
2) I loved the Bunnicula books as a kid
3) the person with their eyes covered.
4) Thriller by Michael Jackson
5) The Legend of Sleepy Hallow, It‘s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, The Nightmare Before Christmas

#hhs #hauntedhollowswap

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This Or That? | Joginder Singh
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wanderinglynn 🎃🙌🏻👻 1mo
wanderinglynn Did you get my email with the question about your TBR? 1mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Yes I have read a book more than once. The tagged book is one instance of this. I think I have read it 4 or 5 times. I have read some of the Harry Potter books 4 or 5 times as well. #littenswanttoknow

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Simon and the Oaks | Marianne Fredriksson
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As far as I am aware of the tagged book has been the longest on my TBR shelf. The reason being that I just haven't gotten around to reading it. #littenswanttoknow

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I am pretty much a person that needs to finish a book, but there are times that I am ok with finishing a book, especially when it is poorly written. #littenswanttoknow

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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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My September #bookspinbingo list

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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I feel pretty good about what I was able to complete 2 books during #20in4, one of which I had been read since March.

I only got one of my goals completed for the #readathon, Olympus, but I didn‘t get Pt. 4 of A Promised Land completed.

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Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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On its way to you @zenwldflwr #lmpbc

zenwldflwr Can‘t wait 1mo
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Light In August | William Faulkner
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August was a pretty decent month of reading. I thought I would get a bit more read this past month, but I think that the trip to Alberta and the tiredness from radiation treatments played a huge factor in not getting as much read as July. #august

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Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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4⭐️ I really didn‘t know what to expect from the book, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. There is a lot to mull on and am glad I took a little longer to read it. It would probably be a really good book club pick. #2022 #fiction #retelling #myths #bookreview #bookstagram #familyfiction

Read this for #lmpbc and will be sending it to the next person in the morning.

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My #roll100 selections for September

PuddleJumper Whoo! 1mo
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Booth | Karen Joy Fowler
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4.5⭐️ Took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did, I really enjoyed it. My mom is fascinated with Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil war (I didn‘t know this until she mentioned it a few weeks ago; she has an old book of his writings and speeches). I really liked how the author mainly focused on the other Booth siblings rather than on John. #2022 #bookstagram #bookreview #historicalfiction #fiction #basedonatruestory

melissajayne This was my #doublespin book for July 1mo
jlhammar I look forward to finishing this one over the weekend. I'm not very far in yet, but your review makes me even more excited to get back to it! I wonder if it will make the #Booker2022 shortlist on Tuesday. 1mo
melissajayne @jlhammar Great to hear 1mo
Graywacke Glad you enjoyed. I had trouble with it on audio. I recently finished but haven‘t reviewed it yet. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This is a hard one because a lot of the time it depends on the person you are recommending the book and the situation, but if I had to choose three to recommend, I would choose:
1) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
2) The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
3) The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love The Nightingale ❤️ 1mo
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My favourite quote from any of the books I have read is: “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” I found this quote to be really helpful during the early days of the Covid 19 pandemic about 2 years ago. #littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Scochrane26 This is a fave quote of mine, too 1mo
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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I would really like to see Burial Rites either as a miniseries or movie. I know that it was optioned as a movie about a decade ago and I haven't heard about its status the last few years, at least not since 2017. #littenswanttoknow

TheKidUpstairs I agree! This would make an excellent miniseries 1mo
Deblovestoread Great choice! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read this one! 1mo
melissajayne @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven't read it for a long time and I absolutely loved it; I would recommend getting an audio copy, as there are Icelandic pronunciations that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. 1mo
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Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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1) While I‘m not quite finished it yet (still have about an hour left to read of it), I have really enjoyed the tagged book.

2) I have really enjoyed the characters, as they are all deeply flawed in some sort of way and they feel really fleshed out, even though they are despicable individuals.

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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📚The Dictionary of Lost Words, Dreams from My Father, Dragonfly in Amber
🖋Charles Dickens, Emma Donoghue, Sarah Dessen
📺Downton Abbey, The Durells
🎥Downton Abbey (2019 & 2022), Darkest Hour, The Devil Wears Prada, Doctor Zhivago
🎤The Doobie Brothers
🎶 Desperado by The Eagles

#manicmonday #letterd

CBee Thanks for playing! 😊😊 1mo
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1) My breast cancer diagnosis; I am much healthier than I was this time last year; my surgery and treatments went very well.
2) For it can be stressful to read about a character going through change.
3) off the top of my head, I can‘t think of one

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz I‘m so glad you‘re doing better after your diagnosis! Thank you for sharing! ❤️ 1mo
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I just combined my first name with my middle name #littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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1) I read because I enjoy reading and it was something that I could do that would allow me to escape.

2) Probably my mom

3) I usually read when I am in a good mood.
#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agree with #1!! 1mo
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My plan is to complete reading Olympus, Texas and get part 4 of A Promised Land completed. #20in4 #readathon.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 (edited) 1mo
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It‘s a pretty decent book. It wasn‘t my favourite book overall, but was one of only two Z books I have read. #alphabetgame #letterz

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You Will Not Have My Hate | Antoine Leiris
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I can‘t recall how I found out about this book but I really quite liked it. It came across as something that was similar to When Breath Becomes Air. It really personalized the bombings in Paris on November 13, 2015. #lettery #alphabetgame

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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A little late with my #weeklyforecast but better late than never.

#weeklyforecast Am planning to finish up Olympus, Texas this week; just need a couple of hours to complete it. Will probably work on little bit of each of the other books.

#bookreport Only managed to complete Longbourn; radiation is really affecting me.

Cinfhen Hope you find the strength 💜 1mo
melissajayne @Cinfhen it will just take and patience 1mo
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Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
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1) Tagged. I have always wanted to read this one.

2) Where the Crawdads Sing. The description of the marsh was just amazing

3) a) Brazil
b) Montreal, Quebec
c) Victoria, British Columbia

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Agreed #2 📚👏🏻 (edited) 1mo
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1) I don‘t think I have ever done that. I have written titles down for future reference though.

2) The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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