anniebjones05 Posting twice in one day because this is going on my favorites of 2016 list. (Out in October, so mark your calendars.) 2d
  •   jaceyverdicchio I am currently reading A Little Life thanks to seeing it in your best of 2015 stack and oh. man. Stunning, beautiful, heartbreaking book. Which is to say I love it. 2d
  •   sherripuzey Saw this in your newsletter and can't wait to read it! 2d
  •   anniebjones05 @jaceyverdicchio oh hooray! A Little Life is not for everyone (lots of trigger warnings and tough situations), but I thought it was so beautiful and gut-wrenching. I'm so glad you love it, too. 2d
  •   anniebjones05 @lizho914 it's one of those that sticks with you -- I want to tell everyone I know about it! 2d

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anniebjones05 Less than a week until Haiti! So grateful for friends who are coming alongside me and praying for this adventure. 3d
  •   twylatjones 🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻🏻 3d
  •   halliedarphin So excited! Sending you an email this afternoon! 3d

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anniebjones05 Not bad for a Monday. 4d

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anniebjones05 I never feel more like my mom than when I'm hosting story time. (: @lulubeggs) 7d

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anniebjones05 Just wrapped a marathon recording session for the podcast -- three episodes in the books, including an interview with Lindsay from @pen_and_paint. Stay tuned for some fun new episodes! 1w

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anniebjones05 Is it Friday yet? 1w

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anniebjones05 Sometimes faraway customers send The Bookshelf thank you notes just for existing... A reminder that maybe it's time to write some thank you notes of my own. 1w
  •   lulubeggs lovely 1w
  •   sherripuzey Thank you notes are such a joy to receive! Also that notecard is🏼 1w

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anniebjones05 Fun to spend time together this weekend! (And now, let's play a game called "guess the siblings" -- who's related in this picture?) 2w

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anniebjones05 So happy to celebrate these two beautiful graduates this weekend. I sure have loved watching them grow up these last 12 years, even from afar. 2w
  •   judtarence Love you so so so much, Annie!!!! Thank you for everything and for being here for us tonight and always!! Y'all are amazing 2w
  •   twylatjones Loved the night and the people 2w
  •   ellietarence I love this!!! You and Jordan were so kind to drive all this way to be here!! I love y'all SO much, and it meant so much to be able to spend time with y'all tonight! 2w
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anniebjones05 It's a beautiful day to visit some old stomping grounds. 2w

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anniebjones05 This latest episode of the podcast is one of my favorites: Tom Brokaw! Kelly Ripa! Crossword puzzles! The Skimm! Do you listen? We'd love to hear what you think. Leave us a review on iTunes, or comment here. Happy listening! 2w

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anniebjones05 "The way I talk about God's grace is coming awake." Had the privilege of hearing Sister Helen Prejean at tonight's banquet for the Innocence Project. Her words were a reminder to open our eyes to the lives around us, to take up the cause of justice and to remember that every life matters. Every life should be treated with dignity. (Support your state's Innocence Project; the work they do is invaluable.) 2w

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anniebjones05 Too often I put off reading books because people I know and trust have already read them... I feel like I need to focus on "new" stuff nobody's read yet. But I finally succumbed to this backlist title, and I'm so glad I did. (Thanks, book club!) I hope you'll read it, too. (For fans of STORIED LIFE OF AJ FIKRY.) 3w

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anniebjones05 The older I get, the more I realize what a blessing a good and wise and happy mother is. And every year, I'm grateful for my loving, funny mom, and for all the women in my life who mother well -- whatever that may look like. 3w
  •   susieb1982 I love my girl@anniebjones05 3w
  •   butterwc Loved spending time work these 2 very special ladies in my life on Mother's Day. Awesome women, these two. 3w

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anniebjones05 TGIF. 3w

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anniebjones05 This job makes my feet tired and my back ache, but my heart -- and my TBR list -- is full. #tbt #indiebookstoreday 3w

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anniebjones05 Spontaneous beach day = just what I needed. 4w

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anniebjones05 "People need to read, as much as they need flowers." - Jay Snodgrass, who wrote this poem just for me during #indiebookstoreday. My feet hurt, but it's been a really lovely day. 4w

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anniebjones05 You could say my job is fun. (Go visit your local bookshop today! It's #indiebookstoreday!) 4w

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anniebjones05 I could not put this book down. It's FATES AND FURIES meets THE NEST meets SEATING ARRANGEMENTS, and it's just beautifully written and utterly compelling. After a few decidedly "meh" titles, this one kind of came to the rescue. Highly recommend (obviously). 4w

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