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quietjenn

quietjenn

Joined March 2016

professional reader, amateur sleuth, punk-ass book jockey
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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! 😋] 1w
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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! 1mo
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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. 2mo
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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 👍🏻 2mo
BookNAround That looks like good fun. 2mo
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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! 2mo
heikemarie Thank you! so glad you like! When I saw you had it out from the library I was sweating 😂 enjoy and happy summer! 2mo
monalyisha Smashmallows are one of my absolute FAVORITE snacks! 😍 2mo
quietjenn @monalyisha they're so good! 2mo
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RaimeyGallant Squeeee! 2mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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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 😄 2mo
Bookwormjillk Absolutely 2mo
Pruzy I think any downtime is an excuse to buy a book! 2mo
Nute Right on! 2mo
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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! 2mo
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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! 2mo
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. 2mo
quietjenn @i can't 😣 I suspect it's on a summer reading list or two 2mo
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quietjenn @mandi1082 I know, I work there. These are things that can't be renewed. 2mo
PaperbackPirate I‘ve been wanting to read Soul of an Octopus! Did you get to read any of it before returning it? 🐙 2mo
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! 2mo
PaperbackPirate Good to know! I‘ll keep it on my list! 🐙 2mo
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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 🙂 2mo
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. 2mo
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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. 3mo
quietjenn @Chrissyreadit ha, ha. I always like to opt for a slightly silly it obscure one. 3mo
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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 3mo
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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? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen it is! So glad to have finally signed up. 3mo
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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. 4mo
AlaMich Angela is a great comfort read!! 4mo
BethM Hang in there! 4mo
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LeahBergen I hope Thirkell helps (she‘s glorious!) ❤️❤️ 4mo
kspenmoll I hope She helps! 4mo
QuietlyLaura Angela Thirkell's stories are comforting treasures! 4mo
quietjenn Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate them. @cobwebmoth @BethM @LeahBergen @kspenmoll 3mo
quietjenn She really is! @AlaMich and I quite agree, @QuietlyLaura 3mo
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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. 😁 4mo
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. 😂 4mo
wanderinglynn A similar thing happened to me. I was checking my email and accidentally bought some books from Thriftbooks. 😂 4mo
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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. 4mo
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. 🤣 4mo
quietjenn @scripturient @BookNAround @wanderinglynn @MidnightBookGirl @rretzler truly, you are all my people. I don't understand how this keeps happening to us. 😉😆😃 4mo
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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Finally starting this during lunch today. I loved the first book in the series. I usually like to wait until the series is complete to read, but occasionally I make a worthwhile exception.

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I find this series a little aggressively quirky and on a professional level I question the heroine's dedication to patron privacy and library policy. But I still mostly enjoy it.

mabell “Aggressively quirky” 😂😂 Cozies can definitely be prone to that! 4mo
batsy @mabell Yes, so true! I love that term @quietjenn 😆 4mo
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Lumberjanes Vol. 8: Stone Cold | Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
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It's been a while since I have a nice comic binge, but the time just may have come.

CaliforniaCay Seeing a bag full of reading materials always puts a smile on my face 😁 4mo
TK421 I love a good comic binge. I need one soon. 4mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Today, in Lunchtime Reading ...

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I need to go do dishes, but now that I've finally started this one, I just want to keep reading. 🤷

TheBookHippie We‘re doing this for our buddy read next month!!! #BOTMBUDDYREAD @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and I ! 4mo
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I am very much feeling the Angela Thirkell right now. Close to finishing the current one, so downloaded the next few, er, or six, in the series.

rretzler 🤣So, I‘m not the only one! Plus having them on the Kindle means you don‘t have to find shelf space for them and you can‘t see them, so you can avoid the guilt! 4mo
quietjenn @rretzler definitely not the only one! And the no shelf space is certainly an advantage! 4mo
BookNAround I have all of her Barsetshire books. 😁. She‘s fabulous. 4mo
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Found in a cupboard at work=quality lunchtime reading

mreads Looks delightful 4mo
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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Hoping I'll be able to pop into the event Krosoczka is doing at the library tomorrow.

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A Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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Trying out this one tonight!

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I wasn't going to play, because I'm not rereading Fight Club, but I enjoyed your pictures so much that I had to dig through the handful of ones I have to give you mine! #90sspringfling

Centique Awww! How cute are you?! 5mo
mcipher Oh the blazer and rolled acid washed jeans combo is just amazingly 90s!! Love it. 5mo
batsy Yup the blazer and jeans combo 👌🏽 Love the pics! 5mo
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LeahBergen Ack! I love it! Is that a scrunchie in your hair? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 5mo
CarolynM Gorgeous😍 5mo
TrishB Great pics 👍🏻💕 5mo
JaclynW Great pictures! I love the blazer and rolled up jeans! A scrunchie too! You have gorgeous hair! 5mo
Cinfhen Glad u joined us!!! Forgot about the scrunchies!!!!! #GoodMemories 5mo
quietjenn I was all about that fashion combo! @mcipher @batsy 5mo
quietjenn I think it was a fancy gold scrunchie, too! @LeahBergen @Cinfhen 5mo
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Black Amber | Phyllis A. Whitney
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Comfort reading with Whitney. I find her hit-or-miss, but am really enjoying this one.

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I'm in a bit of a reading slump. Keep trying, though. And it's a lovely sort of day 🌞

flying_monkeys For what it‘s worth, when I‘m in a reading slump, I re-read an old favorite or two. That seems to do the trick. 🤓 5mo
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Rainbow in the Mist | Phyllis A. Whitney
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So lovely to have a lunch break outside and finish up my book.

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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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Forgot to post this at lunch today. Great start!

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St. Dale | Sharyn McCrumb
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Somewhat surprised to find myself so into a book centered on NASCAR. But I always enjoy a rag-tag bunch of people coming together, so probably shouldn't be. Kinda want to watch a race now though, which is a new phenomenon!

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Scooter Girl | Chynna Clugston Flores
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It's been a weird weekend; let's read some comics.

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The Rose and the Yew Tree | writing as Mary Westmacott, Agatha Christie
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Seeing what Dame Agatha is like when she turns her hand to not-mystery.

LeahBergen I‘ve always wanted to try one of her books written under this pen name. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve never tried her books under this pen name either. 6mo
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