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quietjenn

quietjenn

Joined March 2016

professional reader, amateur sleuth, punk-ass book jockey
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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Late-ish lunch. Finding it a but difficult to get into this one, but that's very possibly on me fortrying to read it in a busy office without headphones!

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Live and Let Chai | Bree Baker
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I supposed another beverage would be better, but what can I say? I'm a coffee girl. #ilovecozies

kspenmoll Coffee for me too please!!!!☕️☕️ 2d
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Re-visiting Bryson, whom I‘m seeing at the library this week.

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Victory Disc | Andrew Cartmel
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Feel asleep with like two pages of this left ...

RowReads1 Ohh is that a hummingbird water bottle? 1w
quietjenn @RowReads1 yes - mostly? I'm not sure that all the birds on it are hummingbirds, but I think many of them are? 7d
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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TGIF, y'all ...

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Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry | Elizabeth McCracken
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I bought this for my Kindle the other day when it was on sale and started commute reading it yesterday. It's so good that I keep hoping for delays. And it's inspired me to pick up some of the McCracken I haven't read yet from the library.

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Bookman Dead Style | Paige Shelton
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I am completely unable to resist a typography themed cozy! #ilovecozies

myellenbee I just discovered "To Helvita and Back" in an outlet mall. I've read her Scottish bookshop series and love it so was excited to find this 2w
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Sunday afternoon vibes

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Finding Mighty | Sheela Chari
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Bonus points for books that take place where you just spent the weekend.

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Death of a Gossip | M.C. Beaton
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Opening day for #cozyswap - thank you so much, @tdrosebud. I love everything, am stoked for all the books and the handmade touches make it especially lovely. Thank you!!! @Avanders

tdrosebud I'm so glad you like everything! 3w
Avanders That scarf is gorgeous!! Yay great fall fun! 🎃♥️🍁 3w
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Death's Autograph | Marianne Macdonald
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Slightly underwhelmed by this, but maybe it‘ll get better?

LeahBergen Dang. I have it waiting on my shelf. 4w
quietjenn @LeahBergen not giving up quite yet ... 4w
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Cozy | Parnell Hall
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My#cozyswap is here! Thank you @tdrosebud - I can't wait! @Avanders

Lynnsoprano If you have a package from @tdrosebud it will be spectacular! 1mo
tdrosebud Yay! I hope you like everything! 1mo
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Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃 1mo
quietjenn @Lynnsoprano @tdrosebud Good to know! Really looking forward to what‘s inside! 1mo
LauraBeth I would actually be happy with just his box! 1mo
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Treasure Island!!! | Sara Levine
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Super fancy lunch time !

batsy Aaah, Europa does it again with a fab cover! 1mo
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Cozy | Parnell Hall
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Finally made it to the post office today, although I obviously forgot the picture. It's been that sort of week ... But! It will make it's way quickly and arrive in plenty of time for opening. Thanks for understanding, @Avanders #cozyswap

Clare-Dragonfly I like seeing Fox Chase, even if it‘s not the library 😄 1mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🍁♥️📖☕️🔪🎃🖤🍂 1mo
quietjenn @Clare-Dragonfly 😃 glad I could give you a little smile 1mo
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It's been awhile since I decided into any sort stories. Trying out this collection with lunch.

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Having a lovely, lazy Sunday ...

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It's too hard to go further than the halal cart outside for lunch, but at least my reserve came in.

AlaMich This sounds very interesting, but I can‘t hear “Lake of the Ozarks” without thinking of the show Ozark on Netflix. 😬 2mo
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The True Queen | Zen Cho
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I loved the first book set in this world, but remember very little of it. This one started off a bit slowly for me, but now I'm fully feeling it!

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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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Having lots of trouble getting going today. Escaping from the Mondays with Sophie Kinsella on break.

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This Was Our Pact | Ryan Andrews
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Scene from this morning

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Spending any spare moment I've had today with this one!

JoyBlue Sounds like fun—can't wait until it's released! [Your pizza looks yummy, too! 😋] 2mo
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The Real McCoys | Matthew Swanson
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Free lunch is the best lunch

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Heading south on the train for a little getaway and family reunion.

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Commentating the moment when I think I've figured the whole thing out. Although there's still like 25% left, so time to be totally wrong!

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The Floating Admiral | Agatha Christie, The Detection Club
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Having with the Detective Club tonight.

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The First Rule of Punk | Celia C. Perez
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Such a week. Hoping to do very little today and tomorrow!

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I was hoping to finish this tonight, but I don't think it's going to happen. Sigh, what a Monday.

LeahBergen This sounds like a fun one! 3mo
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Making the most of the holiday weekend

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Camp | Kayla Miller
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Ideal summer commute reading!

Tamra My daughter gobbled up both of her graphic novels. 4mo
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Trying this series out. A bit dated, but ok so far.

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Raided the ARC/giveaway shelf at work for lunch reading.

LeahBergen What a great cover 👍🏻 4mo
BookNAround That looks like good fun. 4mo
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Thank yo so very much, @heikemarie for my #summersantagoespostal package! I'm so very pleased with everything you sent and it's hard to keep myself from diving into everything at once. (although it doesn't all quite show up in the pic) Never have I been so glad that I let a library book get overdue, either 😄 I really appreciate your thoughtful box. Happy summer! @BookishMarginalia

quietjenn @heikemarie p.s. you are an excellent wrapper! 4mo
heikemarie Thank you! so glad you like! When I saw you had it out from the library I was sweating 😂 enjoy and happy summer! 4mo
monalyisha Smashmallows are one of my absolute FAVORITE snacks! 😍 4mo
quietjenn @monalyisha they're so good! 4mo
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RaimeyGallant Squeeee! 4mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Missed my train. Bought a book. Those are the rules, no?

Eyelit That tracks 😄 4mo
Bookwormjillk Absolutely 4mo
Pruzy I think any downtime is an excuse to buy a book! 4mo
Nute Right on! 4mo
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Couldn't resist starting this. Not even 50 pages in and I already want to talk about it with people. And feeling sad all over again about Horowitz's death.

LeahBergen I really need to get this soon! 4mo
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Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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Library books due tomorrow that can't be renewed. To be overdue or to returned unread? It's still up in the air ...

Bklover I really enjoyed The Soul of an Octopus! 🐙 I‘d renew that one! 4mo
mandi1082 You can always take them back and ask them if you could check them right back out. Of nobody has a hold on them they usually do let you. 4mo
quietjenn @i can't 😣 I suspect it's on a summer reading list or two 4mo
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quietjenn @mandi1082 I know, I work there. These are things that can't be renewed. 4mo
PaperbackPirate I‘ve been wanting to read Soul of an Octopus! Did you get to read any of it before returning it? 🐙 4mo
quietjenn @PaperbackPirate only a few chapters. But then I got my own copy in a swap, so I'm going to get back to it soon, as I loved what I read! 4mo
PaperbackPirate Good to know! I‘ll keep it on my list! 🐙 4mo
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Poor Caroline | Winifred Holtby
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Have been reading this a bit before bed lately.

batsy I loved South Riding so of course I have to stack this 🙂 4mo
quietjenn @batsy yes! South Rising was such a wonderful surprise to me. This isn't quite as immersive, but I'm still very much enjoying it. 4mo
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Mom's Summer Swap Camp | Steve Masters
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It's been packed for days ... the bf has promised to take it to the post office today, since I haven't been able to manage that. #summersantagoespostalb @BookishMarginalia

Chrissyreadit The book title you used sounds like a perfect swap title. 4mo
quietjenn @Chrissyreadit ha, ha. I always like to opt for a slightly silly it obscure one. 4mo
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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Taking the train up to New York tonight for a concert tonight. Finally got this at the train station.

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Boy of Good Breeding | Miriam Toews
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I love being able to pop into the Friends store when I need a quick break and something to read!

TheNerdyProfessor I love Miriam Toews! My favorite was 5mo
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Loving this!

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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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Excited to get this off of Netgalley. I've heard it's creepy and great!

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The Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas
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Honestly, I never remember what's going on in this series from book to book, but I'm sure it will come back to me ...

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This has mostly been read on my commute, but I'm so close to finishing that I think I'll do so before sleep.

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Baby's first Persephone Biannually 😍

LeahBergen Is it your first? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen it is! So glad to have finally signed up. 5mo
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Before Lunch | Angela Thirkell
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Today was hard and somewhat disappointing. I shall comfort myself to sleep with more Thirkell.

cobwebmoth I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. 5mo
AlaMich Angela is a great comfort read!! 5mo
BethM Hang in there! 5mo
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LeahBergen I hope Thirkell helps (she‘s glorious!) ❤️❤️ 5mo
kspenmoll I hope She helps! 5mo
QuietlyLaura Angela Thirkell's stories are comforting treasures! 5mo
quietjenn Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate them. @cobwebmoth @BethM @LeahBergen @kspenmoll 5mo
quietjenn She really is! @AlaMich and I quite agree, @QuietlyLaura 5mo
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Totally living up to it's reputation, thus far 🧡

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The Night Diary | Veera Hiranandani
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Inadvertent color coordination

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By Night Vol. 1 | John Allison
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Much more Scary Go Round than Giant Days, but I kind of love it?

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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Went out to get some lunch at the food cart; accidentally bought some books too. *shrug*

scripturient Ooops, it‘s weird how these things just happen. I have no explanation for this phenomenon. 😁 6mo
BookNAround I accidentally buy books a lot. I can‘t imagine how this happens but I‘m glad I‘m not the only afflicted person. 😂 6mo
wanderinglynn A similar thing happened to me. I was checking my email and accidentally bought some books from Thriftbooks. 😂 6mo
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MidnightBookGirl I cannot walk into a bookstore without tripping over something and accidentally throwing a stack of books and my debit card at the register. By then I'm too embarrassed to say anything and just have to suck it up and bring the books home with me. 6mo
rretzler Seems as though my mouse accidentally slips and clicks on the Buy Now With 1-Click button on Amazon a lot. It doesn‘t seem to happen with anything other than books and it seems a shame to return them. 🤣 6mo
quietjenn @scripturient @BookNAround @wanderinglynn @MidnightBookGirl @rretzler truly, you are all my people. I don't understand how this keeps happening to us. 😉😆😃 6mo
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