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thejillest

thejillest

Joined February 2018

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Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski
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I‘m thinking of leaving Litsy, but I wanted to leave you all with a must-read book before I go. Read more women of color. And once I‘m gone, find me on insta (@thejillest) for a less-carefully-curated peek at what I‘m reading.

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Book haul from vacation! This ottessa has been on my list for a while ❤️

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Only Revolutions | Mark Z. Danielewski
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I abandoned my Litsy for a little while, but not my reading! Just getting going in the only revolutions reading group on Facebook. Read some of this beautiful prose...

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Finding Beauty in a Broken World | Terry Tempest Williams
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Surprise mail from my sweet momma. We don‘t agree on everything, but we both love a Terry Tempest Williams. Can‘t wait to start this one!

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May 10th is when our story starts. What called her now calls you. Xanther lives.

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Great read about a part of history I knew nothing about. Ung says in the author‘s note “if you had been living in Cambodia during this period, this would be your story too.”

Jess7 I really want to read this one! 2y
knittedgnome I thought this was excellent! 2y
thejillest @Jess7 I‘d be happy to pass it on to you! (edited) 2y
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thejillest @knittedgnome me too! Very interesting and it made me so thankful for a kitchen full of groceries 2y
knittedgnome @thejillest really does. 2y
Jess7 You don‘t want to keep it? That‘s really nice of you. @thejillest 2y
thejillest @Jess7 some books are meant to be given away ;) 2y
Jess7 You‘re the best!! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Wow! I loved this book so much, I wish I could read it forever.

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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My tbr stack. Trying to pick a new book for bookclub, I think The Power is next?

Jess7 I‘ve heard good things about Americanah. I think my bookclub read it awhile ago 2y
thejillest @Jess7 I‘m excited to read that one! It would be a good bookclub read 2y
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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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This is the first VanderMeer that I‘ve read, I‘m super into it. And I love the hidden bear on the cover!

CountAlaric I'll be starting Annihilation soon. I've heard good things about him 2y
thejillest @CountAlaric oo let me know how it is. I was too chicken to commit to a whole trilogy 🐓 2y
CountAlaric Its pretty small as far as trilogies go... or at least it is if you're used to 1000+ page books, anyway 2y
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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The lovey @itskaylatb and I are reading this book for our inaugural book club read! Everyone is welcome to join! We will be reading the first ten chapters this week.

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Too scary!! 😱😱😱😱😱😱 I can only manage a few pages at a time before I need a break.

thejillest Ended up being less scary as it progressed, but still pretty disturbing. 2y
Autumnlong I read this when I was 22 and on vacation with my mom & I ended up moving to her room in the middle of the night because I was too creeped out to sleep alone !😂 it was all that under the house stuff. Eek. 2y
thejillest @Autumnlong there‘s no way I could‘ve read it at night, it was too scary during the day! 2y
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Birthday book haul 1 of 3 came in the mail today! Some of these have been on my tbr list for YEARS!

DimeryRene I just finished let‘s pretend this never happened today! So funny. ❤️❤️ 2y
thejillest @DimeryRene I‘ve read a few other things by her and they are all wonderful. Can‘t wait to get started on this one! 2y
sissynrg Have “S” and want PenPal. Where did you get your books? 2y
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thejillest @sissynrg on amazon 🤭 my local bookstore went out of business so online is my only option! Did you read S yet? I‘ve heard mixed reviews. 2y
sissynrg Just remember when reading it, the joy and story are in the margins of the book. The Ship of Theseus is a bonus 2y
thejillest @sissynrg ah! Thank you, I will do that! (edited) 2y
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Imagine Me Gone | Adam Haslett
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Taking a break from the HoL for a bit. Another recommendation, but I‘m not super into it so far. Maybe I‘m jaded against books this year. Anyone have a book recommendation that will pull me out of my funk?

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The Stones of Summer | Dow Mossman
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I finished, but I forced myself through, and admittedly I skimmed good chunks of it. I do not understand the appeal. I guess the documentary it inspired is better, but I can‘t find that anywhere. Do not read unless you‘re into torturing yourself slowly. And in italics.

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The Leftovers | Tom Perrotta
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This was recommended to me, it was fine. Not “The Best Book I Read All Year,” but a good enough vacation read. An interesting look at how grief affects us all in different ways.

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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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Got my clean copy for writing notes! Since it‘s been a few years (ok, more than a few) since I read through the whole book, I‘m planning on pre-reading it before the group so I‘m *extra* prepared.

Amabear I love that card 😂😍 2y
thejillest @Amabear me too 😂 a little too accurate maybe. 2y
Amabear @thejillest 😂 did you give it to someone or get it? 2y
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RachLovesTV Hahaha, that card is amazing! 2y
thejillest @Amabear I gave it to my hubby. He always catches the eye roll!! Ps I found it on Etsy by knotty cards :):):) 2y
thejillest @RachLovesTV thank you!! It made me laugh! 2y
Amabear @thejillest love! Thanks!! 2y
CountAlaric I'll be reading the whole thing from fri-sun and then starting the club with everyone else on Monday 2y
thejillest @CountAlaric great minds think alike! I want the story to be fresh on my brain (edited) 2y
CountAlaric @thejillest same here. Plus it's a book best experienced in isolation and without sleep for 72 hours 2y
thejillest @CountAlaric 😂 that‘s definitely how my first read went! 2y
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Love the little stack of anaïs nin on my bookshelf

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Only 50 pages in but I‘ve already cried.

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Intimations: Stories | Alexandra Kleeman
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Really fun to read, delightful little bites of surrealism. A perfect escape from the tedium if that *other* book

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The Stones of Summer | Dow Mossman
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A poem inside a story inside a book inside a novel. Bookception!

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The Stones of Summer | Dow Mossman
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In the tumult of the last two weeks I‘ve completely abandoned my #bookclub read. Sorry, book club! I‘m trying to catch up! (If only something would happen in the story. Anything. Reading this is like pulling teeth, but in italics.)

RaimeyGallant Doesn't sound promising. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 2y
Jess7 Welcome! 2y
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