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melissajayne
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I absolutely loved this book. I loved Eleanor‘s journey to hopefully becoming completely fine. It‘s interesting I read this book as I am struggling with loneliness and depression and anxiety as well. I thank Ms. Honeyman for tackling mental illness in a novel. 5⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #fiction #bookclub #bookstagram

melissajayne And yes I have self-harmed myself when things get rough. While I haven‘t drank myself almost to death, I have punched holes in walls, I have broken things, I have overeaten, I have overspent, and most recently I have purposely bitten on my own forearm (by the way: it left a nasty bruise that is still healing). I have also contemplated suicide, the most recent time being on Sunday. (edited) 1d
melissajayne I am going to a mental health unit tomorrow (Thursday) morning to see what kind of help I can get. 1d
Libby1 @melissajayne - I really hope you find help and comfort today. ❤️ 1d
Megabooks @melissajayne I‘m really glad you‘re getting help. 15 years ago, a friend made me an appointment with her psychiatrist, and it was one of the most positive, life-changing things a friend has done for me ever. I hope you find the right help the first time, but if you don‘t, keep knocking, keep asking because you are strong enough to fight for a good life. Put your whole self into it because that‘s what it takes. 💕💕💕 Sending strength! 1d
Sace So glad you made that appointment! 👏👏👏 And Hugs ❤️ 1d
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melissajayne
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Frantically #reading this for tonight‘s #bookclub

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Eleanor 💙 2d
Readswithcoffee Me too! 2d
melissajayne @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve almost done the book and I can see why. 2d
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Untitled | Unknown
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@MaleficentBookDragon is hosting this and I already signed up fo #jolabokaflodswap. Hope you join up. 😉

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Secret Santa | John Scognamiglio, Sabrina James

Anyone know if there is a secret Santa or a Christmas bookish #swap this year?

BookishMarginalia I‘m not going to be organizing swaps, at least for a while. Only about 10% of swappers create problems, but that‘s enough to drain the life and joy out of me... I don‘t want to deal with the drama any more. 5d
BookFreakOut I just saw @MaleficentBookDragon is doing one that's book+chocolate, there's also a #creepychristmas swap that you can sign up for through Nov 14. 2d
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melissajayne
The Kennedy Debutante | Kerri Maher
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4⭐️ Felt it got a little long in the middle portion of the book, but overall a pretty decent book. Read for #deweysreadathon #deweysreadathon2019 #historicalfiction #bookreview #fiction #bookstagram #2019 #k #letterk #atoz2019 #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2019

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melissajayne
Dear Rachel Maddow | Adrienne Kisner
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5⭐️ A fun light read told in epistolary format through a series of emails. Read for #deweysreadathon2019 #deweysreadathon #readathon #2019 #bookreviews #fiction #bookstagram #lgbtq

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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No of pgs read for #deweysreadathon

Andrew65 Big upswing 👏👏👏 3w
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Read 9 1/2 hours today 4 #deweysreadathon and towards #24b4monday (up to 11 hours 38 minutes)

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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What I read for #24b4monday #readathon

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melissajayne
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Really, really enjoyed this. An excellent overview of Justice Ginsburg‘s life up until about 2015. I can‘t wait until the 800 page biography that should come out on her at some point after death (don‘t want that at this point)

#lettern #atoz2019 #review #biography #rbg #nonfiction #2019 #bookstagram

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melissajayne
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The pile for tomorrow; have a couple ebooks planned as well. Not going to read everything from the stack #24hourreadathon

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melissajayne
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1. Just read it and loved it.
2. No
3. Yes
4. Size 11 or 12 ladies/ Size 9 or 10 Men‘s (sometimes I have to buy men‘s shoes, especially when it comes to runners)
5. I‘ll try

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the book. Liked how the author weaved in fact and fiction and she did get in touch with a woman who had worked on the gown. 4⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #book50 #bookstagram

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melissajayne
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Loved loved loved this book. Not only is it a biography of the first female creatives in Hollywood, but it is also a memoir of O‘Meara‘s journey of researching Milicent and how little has changed in Hollywood in the 70+ years since Milicent began her career. 5⭐️#biography #memoir #2019 #nonfiction #bookreview

ShyBookOwl So good! 1mo
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melissajayne
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1) Outlander, Little House, Ramona Quimby, Flavia de Luce, Chief Inspector Gamache
2) Third Watch, Mad Men, Outlander, West Wing, Downton Abbey, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls
3) Depends on who is in it
4) Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday evening; it‘s the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada
5) He reads, but it isn‘t his passion.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Part of my #fridayreads If you‘re wondering, yes, I did my own nails.

Linsy Cute nails! And I love that cover 🔥 1mo
melissajayne @Linsy Big Apple Red by OPI 1mo
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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A pretty decent book for a good portion of it. The last little bit was a bit harder to read because I just wanted to finish it. I will likely continue with the series. 3.75 ⭐️#bookreview #bookstagram #2019 #mystery

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melissajayne
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Mehso-so

Thought it was ok. The first half was better than the second half, but overall a pretty decent book. Felt the movie was better. 3 ⭐️ #2019 #memoir #nonfiction #bookstagram #bookreview

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melissajayne
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I can‘t wait for it to arrive. I heard her on Chris Hayes and she really sold me on the book.

AmyG I just got the ebook. I am sort of afraid to read it. She‘s amazing. (edited) 1mo
melissajayne @AmyG read it in small doses to start. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Just started the ARC. So far, so good! 1mo
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melissajayne
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Got a little bit of reading done. I‘m planning to do more tomorrow #24b4monday

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A little Friday night reading. #24b4Monday #fridayreads

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Been feeling depressed and sad over the last 24 hours due to the news cycle and was listening to HP and the Sacred Text and recalled this hope. It‘s helping.

Photo from Pop Sugar.

ruskigurl16 One of the most and memorable quotes of the entire series to me. It always brings me hope. 💙 2mo
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Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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Suet624 Shoot. I keep meaning to read one of his books. 2mo
melissajayne @Suet624 I read it about a couple years ago and quite enjoyed it. Deals with heavy stuff. 2mo
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Sage advice for 45.

CarolynM There are a number of so-called leaders who should take heed of this advice😔 2mo
melissajayne Yep 😉 2mo
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Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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Just noticed this. Am so happy.

Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🥳🎉🎉📚📚🍾🥂 2mo
Texreader Way to go!!! 🎉🎊❤️📚🎈 2mo
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BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2mo
Liatrek Awesome 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Chrissyreadit Yay! Congrats!!!!🎊🎉🎉🎉🙌👏🥳 2mo
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melissajayne
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Really interesting book not only on this specific trial, but also on the history of American criminal law. #nonfiction #2019 #bookreview #history #lincoln 4⭐️

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the pairing of 45‘s tweets and the photos of Obama. 45 is cra-cra. 4⭐️ #bookreview #2019 #obama

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melissajayne
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#7days7covers Day 1 Tagging anyone who wants to play.

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The World of Downton Abbey | Jessica Fellowes
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Went to a Downton Abbey movie screening on Thursday and enjoyed it. Movie was wonderful. Seeing it on Friday night with a friend.

Amandajoy Yay! I‘m seeing it Friday & I was a little nervous it wouldn‘t live up to the series. 2mo
melissajayne @Amandajoy it does live up to the series. 2mo
Tamra I think we‘ll see it tomorrow too. 😁 2mo
melissajayne @Tamra if you enjoyed the tv series, you‘ll enjoy the movie. 2mo
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melissajayne
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1) Two. The United States 🇺🇸 and Brazil 🇧🇷 (lived in Brazil for 2 years when I was a kid).
2) Both; depends on the mood. Living in BC I have both at my disposal fairly easily.
3) Notre Dame Cathedral
4) Beach

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the book. Well written but a little slow in places. Thought the ending was well done. #2019 #bookstagram #bookreviews #bookclub #summerreads 4 ⭐️

Jenken1998 One of my faves this year ❤ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the Count! 2mo
melissajayne @Jenken1998 same here. I missed so much when I read it. (edited) 2mo
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Photo I took prior to the start of the screening of Downton Abbey movie.

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1) I love Victoria. From my favourite bookstore (Munro‘s Books) to the beautiful inner harbour, I love the city. The weather is gorgeous there. Big drawback is the expense of the ferry.
2) Rainy.
3) Set up on a blind date a friend‘s friend‘s brother. The only date I‘ve been on.
4) Neither
#friyayintro

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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the book. There were times I felt it was a little slow, but definitely an engrossing read. 4 1/2 ⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #bookstagram #canadareads #canada #fiction

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melissajayne
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Am finding the book emotionally draining. I really liking it, but it just takes so much out of me when I read it. The novel is based on actual events that happened with Sri Lankan refugees the summer of 2009 that came to BC. Just so much relevance to what is happening at the southern border in the US. Wish this f—-ing nightmare would end. #bookclubread

Libby1 Take breaks if you need to. It can be quite difficult to read about things like this ❤️. 2mo
sprainedbrain Ugh. ❤️ 2mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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1) I was just pissed that he was a rich brat throwing his life away.
2) The Big Bang Theory
3) Coffee; depends on when I eat. Likely Mini-Wheats.
4) Pacific Time Zone (about 2 1/2 hours north of the metro Seattle area)
5) Yellow Churchill

#friyaintro @howjessreads

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melissajayne
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I really enjoyed it. An excellent look at the Obama presidency. #bookreview #bookstagram #2019 5⭐️

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My afternoon read.

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melissajayne
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I read about 3 hours and 40 minutes for 75 bloody pages out of the book. I‘m done reading for the day. Besides it‘s about 11:30 pm.

EllieDottie Oh no! That‘s the worst!! 2mo
melissajayne @EllieDottie actually it‘s pretty par for the course for the book; it‘s very dense. I‘m about 35% way through the book. 2mo
EllieDottie @melissajayne oh wow!! I know how that goes!! Good luck!! 🍀 2mo
melissajayne @EllieDottie I‘m around 1936/7; so the second part of the book is pretty close. 2mo
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melissajayne
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End of a very quotable chapter. Even if I disagree with a policies that a politician has, if they have shown to fight for what they believe in, I will tend to vote for them, most times, unless they are clearly amoral or racist, then no thanks.

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While some of the quote is outdated, a lot of it is still very relevant.

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Cultured people are merely the glittering scum which floats upon the deep river of production.

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1) I am less than 200 pages from Part 2; I‘ve read 323 pages and Pt. 2 starts on pg. 515
2)Hanging out on Saturday; working on Sunday and Monday (time and a half on Monday)
3) Whatever strikes my fancy
4) Used to play piano and clarinet; haven‘t played for 25 years
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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melissajayne
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1) The Vacationers
2) Jane Eyre, the Little House series, the Harry Potter series, All The Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill A Mockingbird, East of Eden
3) About 200
4) The Five by Hallie Rubenhold. 5 ⭐️
5) @Liberty @Andrew65 @Librarybelle @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @JacqMac

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 3mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😊👍 3mo
Eggs Some of my rereads and yours are the same !! 👏🏻🤗📚 3mo
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My #reading for today. I figure if I do about an hour of each I‘ll be satisfied.