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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
The Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world shes always known. The acclaimed author of The Witchs Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic.
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nelehelen
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3.5/5
A charming #MG fantasy novel about a baby who gets sacrificed to the “evil” witch but instead gets accidentally magicked. Cover is gorgeous and the writing is pretty. It‘s not perfect but very cute.

#MiddleGrade: More than 250 pages
#BBRC

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗💗 4d
nelehelen @LibrarianRyan 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3d
nelehelen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks misty! 😘 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen you‘re welcome 💗 3d
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phatsallylee
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Getting some reading in during my lunch break. Only a few more hours until my weekend starts!

Chili OMG!!! I love that pillow!!! I 💜 flamingos!! 6d
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mack2799

“Knowledge is power, but it is a terrible power when it is hoarded and hidden.”

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mack2799
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I think this modern fantasy book contains lots of magical powers that can give life to a kid. They always dream of something like this, but to read it is different. It gives of an original creative plot that all kids enjoy, and tells kids you must protect the ones that have cared for you. The message is good and the ground story at the beginning set a pace that all kids can be become intrigued into fast!

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mack2799

This book is a story about a girl who was given moonlight by a kind witch on accident. Because of this, she was raised with extraordinary magic and one day was made to save the people she's known to protect her. I think its a cute story that kids can find enjoyable. Its something that keeps you on your toes, and is a story kids can kind of put themselves in.

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Tinks
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This wonderfully engaging book “The Girl Who Drank the Moon“ by Kelly Barnhill is about deceit, despair, love, and magic all rolled into one glorious page turner. The book tells of life lessons that readers will remember for years to come. In 2017, this delightful novel won a Newbery medal award. The novel is best under F due to the magical fantasy aspect of the story. Although this is categorized under young-adult, any age group would enjoy it.

Tinks The UDL principle 3.3 regarding guiding information processing and visualization along with E.L. 36 for asking numerous questions which requires higher level thinking responses. Additionally, this is in accordance with the teaching strategy of LC #UCFLAE3414F19 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on my list!! Cool pic 🧡 1w
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Juliafass

At the edge of the swamp standing right on the fringe of the flowering reeds growing out of the muck a very old woman leaned on a gnarled staff she was short and squat and a bit bulbous about her belly

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Juliafass

This is one of those books that you read the first paragraph and you gotta keep reading. Magic and wonder fill the pages and it‘s heart warming to see her care takers love and protect her.

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Juliafass
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The girl who drank the moon written by kelly barnhill and published in 2016 is a newbery medal winner for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This magical coming of age story is relatable to the reader as we all went through the uncertainty and difficulty that comes with being a teenager but hers is amplified times a million because she has powers and is being raised by a witch!

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Grrlbrarian
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We have an arrangement: I read, Clark snores, each cozy in our own way 😉😉

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JennaMichelleCohn
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This fantasy book would be great for fourth-sixth grade teachers to have in their classroom library. The story follows a society who has convinced the citizens they need to leave a baby as a sacrifice to a witch every year. However, the witch is actually a good witch and saves the babies. It would be great for LC because there is so much to discuss. It would also be great for IR because it‘s a book that‘s easy to get invested in. #UCFLAE3414F19

JennaMichelleCohn UDL 3.2, focusing on patterns and relationships would be good for this book, because the relationships between the characters are interesting and the patterns within the story are very detailed. Patterns also play a big role in the story. EL 9 would be great to use since the story takes places over a long, long period of time, and a timeline would be helpful. EL 45 would be great to compare and contrast characters. (edited) 1w
Lrobertson I hear one of the names of one of the main characters is Luna, which makes me want to read this even more because my pups name is Luna.

Your UDL for connecting character's relationships is a great UDL for all chapter books. With these books being longer, with more moving parts, using graphic organizers, such as a timeline like you mentioned, is a great way to help students keep track of important details.
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phatsallylee
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Another start this weekend is my last book for #lmpbc #groupP I'm hoping that I will finish this one on time 😏!

 @wanderinglynn @BookwormAHN @Laughterhp
#beerandabook #weekendreading #spooktober

wanderinglynn Great photo! 💀 ❤ 1w
BookwormAHN Love the photo 👻 1w
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Merchgal
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ReadingOverSleeping
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I absolutely LOVED this witchy read! The storyline graples you immediately, a small village gives up their youngest baby to a witch in the forest every year. Really enjoyed another book with strong female leads! Luna is a bright, strong and powerful little witch coming into her own but she is only part of the story. Definitely recommend this, especially for young readers. #teamnosleep for #girlwhodrankthemoon

Buechersuechtling By reading your review I realised that I have read that, too. I can‘t remember what it was that did not fully convince me but the clever plot idea was a winner, anyway. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
ReadingOverSleeping @Buechersuechtling there is a part of the book where it felt a little too forced but maybe because I read it as an adult? I agree, clever plot though! 2w
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Shannyblake
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If you are looking for a book that snatches your attention immediately and makes you feel warm and fuzzy but also curious and excited, this is the one for you my friend! This is a science fiction that won a Newbery Award. I have a love for stories of witches and creepy things so if that is not your thing, I might not recommend this book. But, I will tell you that the storyline makes it worth reading. The story of Luna and her growth is beautiful🖤

DrSpalding Make sure you use the rubric when posting about books for your official Litsy reading response project. 2w
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bullbunny
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A better picture of the books @KatieDid927 gave me, the one tagged is the middle, if you can't tell what it is XD

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KatieDid927
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Day 3 - I may have purchased this book based on the cover alone. Worth it.

#7days7covers #covercrush

wanderinglynn It is a beautiful cover. And the story is good too! 👍🏻 3w
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn It is, I love it. 3w
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Laughterhp
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This was such a cute fun read (and frustrating for some awful characters)! By the end I didn‘t want to put the book down and just needed to find out what happened. I don‘t want to say too much since M still needs to read this!

#LMPBC - Group P
#ReadingUSA2019 - Minnesota (author)

Librarybelle Hooray! 3w
wanderinglynn Glad you enjoyed it! 3w
BookwormAHN I also really enjoyed it 😺 3w
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Daisey
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#7Cover7Days #CoverLove #CoverCrush Day 5

@CharleaFinley Want to join in sharing 7 covers you love without explanation?

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Meaw_catlady
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#covercrush #7days7covers day 1 of 7
Finally getting around to this challenge!
Thanks for the tags @Megabooks @sudi @DaveGreen7777 @LauraJ
Tagging @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain What a gorgeous book! 😍 1mo
Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain I know!! And it‘s a gorgeous story as well! One of my favorites 💕 1mo
Branwen I love this book! And the cover is super pretty! 💕😍 1mo
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Meaw_catlady @Branwen yay! it‘s one of my favorite reads of the year and ever! So magical! And the cover is perfect 💕 1mo
LauraJ Dragon is looking great! 🐉 1mo
sudi Beautiful cover 😍 1mo
Megabooks Lovely!! 1mo
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Laughterhp
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I got the next #LMPBC book in the mail today! Can‘t wait to dive into this book. It sounds really good!

Thanks Lynn for the bookmarks, they‘re really awesome.

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TheSpineView
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Beatlefan129 Beautiful cover 1mo
robinb That cover is simply amazing!!! ❤️ 1mo
Eggs Lovely 😊 1mo
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BookwormAHN
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I forgot to post that Saturday I mailed @Laughterhp the next book for our #lmpbc 🤦🏼‍♀️
@wanderinglynn @phatsallylee @suvata

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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this book. Great pick @wanderinglynn The dragon Fryian is especially fantastic and this was a fun take on the witch in the woods troupe 💚
@Laughterhp I'll mail this to you Saturday.
#lmpbc @phatsallylee
Also 8th book for #BFCr3 #bookfitnesschallenge
Readers Choice for #BBRC #MiddleGrade @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ yeahhh 2mo
wanderinglynn So glad you liked it! 2mo
Lady_Tigana_20 This is such a great book. 2mo
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BookwormAHN
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I know I'm a little late but here is my Tbr for #SummersEndReadathon I don't usually do readathons because they are usually on the weekends when I'm the busiest, but I thought I'd give a week long one a shot 😺
@Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! Your stack looks great! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m the same way, I usually skip weekend readathons because more of my reading happens during the week. 😃 2mo
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Sarz
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5 ⭐
I thought this was a kid's book. It's not a kid's book. But it is really, really good. (It is for young people, but not children.)
I loved the characters and how real they felt. There was some significant life events that these characters dealt with and they had very real responses - they had clear flaws but they also learnt and grew.

TheBookKeepers I loved this one too! I read it aloud to my kiddo one year. I had to stop and kind of explain the plot as we went bc he didn‘t grasp all the pieces, but I found it beautiful! Agree it is more for young readers than for children 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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@BookwormAHN The tagged book is on its way to you for! (I forgot to take a pic of the package.) But it should be there Wednesday—I‘ll email you the tracking number.

#groupP #LMPBC

phatsallylee @wanderinglynn i mailed my book to you last week. It should arrive in the next few days. 3mo
Laughterhp My book should be going out to @phatsallylee this week! 3mo
BookwormAHN Okay, I'll watch for it. @Laughterhp I plan to mail you the book Wednesday. 3mo
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Kendylleonard
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is a MF story about a girl named Luna. She was raised by a witch after accidentally being fed moonlight. The witch is now dying, and Luna needs to figure out how to work her magic, quickly. This book won the 2017 Newberry Medal! I would use it for a LC or IR, depending on the age of your students. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard If you scroll down to the bottom of this resource, you‘ll see that it has many activities you can do with this book! From things like watching an interview with the author, to drawing maps, and even creating your own paper birds! https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p... I would use UDL 3.2 by helping facilitate comprehension through these activities. I would use ESOL strategy 29. 3mo
gabbymartin This is one of the best books we've read together this semester. I love the resource you posted that has the interview with the author, and I think students would love creating their own maps and paper birds too! 3mo
Kendylleonard @gabbymartin I loved that we used this book in a LC, because it allowed us to communicate about it! 3mo
DrSpalding I love that you all bonded over this book. That‘s what literature circles can do! Excellent resource from a high-quality website that I hope you will continue to use in the future. 3mo
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DawnS
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#UCFLAE3414SU19 This is a MF book that was the winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal. Depending on the age would be great for either IR or RA. It follows Luna one of the babies left in the woods and picked up by the witch Zan. Luna gains magical powers and then must be raised by Zan. The book follows her growing up and tries to uncover all of the sorrow that has been fogging up the town And the magic undulating within her. There‘s a cute dragon too🤗

DawnS https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p... has some interesting varied ideas on how to incorporate this book in different ways. I think this will serve UDL 3.2 highlighting patterns, big ideas, and relationships. Also, ESOL strategy 6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension which is important in this story. 3mo
julesG Would you mind explaining some of your acronyms? I know ESOL, but have no idea about the others. 3mo
DawnS @julesG happy to! Im in a class for elementary education so the hashtag relates to the class so we can locate our classmates. UDL is referencing Universal Design for Learning- so ways to help teach all students you can learn more about that here http://udlguidelines.cast.org/binaries/content/assets/udlguidelines/udlg-v2-2/ud... As for MF it stands for Modern Fantasy, IR(independent read), and RA (read aloud) 3mo
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julesG Thanks very much. 3mo
DawnS No problem!! 😊 3mo
julesG And, no, you don't want to know what my brain came up with for MF. Let's just say, I very much liked this book and had a choice swear word on my brain; it fits though. 😀 My family is all ESOL, I read this book with my 9 y/o daughter in German. I think we should pick it up again in English and do some RA. 😉 3mo
DawnS Lol! @julesG I think I know which word you may be referring to... I had a few points in the story where it came to mind 😂 Definitely fits! Thats great to hear, did your daughter enjoy it? Our class was talking about what age group might be really interested in it. It was such a page turner and really used such image provoking language to put you right in the story. 3mo
julesG My daughter loved it so much, when there were only about 80 pages left she hid the book. She didn't want to finish it and leave this world. A friend's daughter read it at 13 y/o and passed it on to her 11 y/o sister. I guess, depending on the child, age 9+. Hey, I'm 39 y/o and loved it. 3mo
DawnS @julesG aww that‘s too precious! And honestly same! I loved this book and even got my fiance hooked 😂 we were reading each night and arguing about what we thought. My literature circle group were all flying through towards the end because we just needed to know what happened next! We came to a similar sentiment though, that it depends on the child and how you go about using this book in a classroom setting really. Thanks for your feedback! 😊 3mo
DrSpalding The banter back-and-forth is just what social media around books should be… Creating a culture of readers! What did I say about our abbreviations!?!?!🤣 What more of an endorsement do you need than a parent of students that literally hid the book because they were loving it so much! 3mo
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KatieDid927
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I absolutely loved this gorgeous story and the world that the author created. Her characters were vivid and layered and the magic was beautiful.

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julesG
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We've finished this!!! I could persuade my daughter to finish it.

Wonderful magical story.

About to embark on a new knitting adventure. The yarn colour is called "dark night" - fitting.

julesG Does it count towards the #BBRC although we started it months ago? @LibrarianRyan 3mo
Aimeesue I really liked this one.❤️ 3mo
rabbitprincess Ooooo gorgeous yarn 😍 3mo
LibrarianRyan It only matters when you finish it. So yes 3mo
Crazeedi I love the color of that yarn!n 3mo
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gabbymartin
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This beautiful MF John Newbery Medal winning novel “The Girl Who Drank The Moon”, by Kelly Barnhill, brings the reader into a forest with a story about a young girl, a swamp monster, and her dragon. & another thing, magic. Also, consequences.
Teaching Strategy-IR,LC
UDL- 6.2 Plan to read the book in a specific amount of time which supports time management also.
EL- 6. Have consistent discussion during the book so they can comprehend the story.

gabbymartin Website: https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p... - teacher resource about the author, other books to read after the novel, display ideas, discussion topics, and even a book trailer! 3mo
Macker11 I love this resource! It has remarkable activities for all sorts of discussions and ideas for LC groups or in the classroom in general. 3mo
DawnS Literally finished this book last night and was enthralled with it! It is definitely a page turner and keeps you guessing through the whole story! I really love your resource too because it seems like it has a wide range of options. 3mo
DrSpalding This is a high-quality resource that includes amazing resources within it to utilize this book in your classroom. I love the idea of sharing a book trailer to entice your students to read. 3mo
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Mary_Dehner
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by: Kelly Barnhill is a NY times best seller and Newberry Award winner rightfully so. This MF book takes you through a magical and complicated voyage of how a little girls powers from the moon begin to grow. This book is great for older students to utilize LC‘s. UDL 6.3 goes along with the lesson attached below that encompasses small group story mapping! 🧝🏼‍♀️

jmartucci I like the use of the lesson plan, it sounds like a great idea. Also this book is amazing, I finished it a few days ago and loved it so much! 3mo
Mary_Dehner @jmartucci glad you found it useful! #happyreading 3mo
DrSpalding Your resource truly helps teachers and students better comprehend this wonderful award winner. Good choice. Use this book as a possible literature circle selection in your intermediate classrooms. 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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All the feels at the end. I especially love Fryian, “the simply enormous dragon.” (My GR review forthcoming.)

#LMPBC Team P: I got so caught up in the story, I forgot to make comments after page 35. So I‘m going back to do a reread as I have so many thoughts. But I should get this out in the mail sometime late next week to @BookwormAHN 😀

BookwormAHN Okay, great 😸 3mo
Annie_Belle_Ravenclaw7 I love that book so much! 3mo
julesG My daughter doesn't want to finish this. We have about 10 chapters left. She doesn't want to leave this world. And, her words, reading it a second time is not the same as reading it the first time. She wants an eraser for her brain to wipe out the memories of great books so she can read them ag8for the first time. 😍 3mo
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Peddler410 What is wrong with me? I‘ve tried reading this three times ... I can‘t get into it. 3mo
wanderinglynn @julesG I totally understand that. 💜 But then again, sometimes you get something completely different out of a book when you reread it. 3mo
wanderinglynn @Peddler410 Nothing is wrong with you! 💜 No two people ever read the same book. And that, my friend, is the awesomeness of reading. There‘s plenty of books I couldn‘t even finish that other people loved. But that‘s why there‘s a million different books. Wouldn‘t the world suck if there was only one book? For this particular book, if you look on GR, the reviews are mixed. I saw plenty of reviews that say they couldn‘t get into it. 3mo
julesG That's what I told my daughter, but she is stubborn. Wonder where she got that from. 😏 3mo
wanderinglynn @julesG 😂😂😂 3mo
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dianadiamond
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An interesting read with some dark themes, even though it was meant to be for a middle school level. Plot sometimes deviates from the true purpose of the main storyline. Not to mention that some parts were too descriptive and lacking substance. Overall a nice read with some short chapters. #bookreview #honestreview

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
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wanderinglynn
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#wonderouswedneday
Thanks for the tags @Klou @whatshesreadingnow 😘😘😘
1. Stationary! journals, bookmarks, bookish fun stuff
2. Useful? Hm, I guess my puzzle desk.
3. Love my pirate iclips! Arrrrrg!
4. 👋🏻 some new followers @Coffeymuse @Mahej @Peddler410 @Econaghan

tammysue # 3 🖤 4mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗 4mo
Klou No problem! 4mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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I put my book down for five minutes to go to the bathroom and make lunch....🤦🏻‍♀️😍 #kittenlitten #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #toebeans #mamashome #allthesnuggles

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cosmicbutton

”A story can tell the truth, she knew, but a story can also lie. Stories can bend and twist and obfuscate. Controlling stories is power indeed. And who would benefit most from such a power?”

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LibrarianRyan
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These came in safe and dry. I‘ll get them sent back to their respective homes ASAP. #lmpbc

TheBookAddict I enjoyed The Girl Who Drank the Moon. To me the ending felt a bit too rushed though. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂 4mo
wanderinglynn My group is doing The Girl Who Drank the Moon this round! 👍🏻 4mo
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn we are a little behind on the last round. But I think these won‘t take me long. 4mo
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cosmicbutton
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I picked up this signed copy on Independent Bookstore Day (also my birthday-woohoo!) and I‘m really enjoying the storytelling in this book! Such an interesting take on the Witch narrative floating around folk tales. The chapters are split between multiple character perspectives, and I love a good split story line! 😍

Suet624 happy birthday!!
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Lady_Tigana_20 I loved this book. Welcome to Litsy! 3mo
cosmicbutton @Suet624 Thanks! :D 3mo
cosmicbutton @Lady_Tigana_20 Thank you! I‘m so glad someone else has read this book! Everyone I‘ve talked to hasn‘t heard of it, so it‘s refreshing! 😍 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 I don‘t recall how I initially ran across it, but I liked it so much a bought a copy. 3mo
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mutlee
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I really enjoyed this one! It was perfect for an audiobook. Not too dense and a great narrator. The side characters are wonderful and the themes are pretty deep for a middle grade book. I‘d like to read this again with my kids when they are older.

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Meaw_catlady
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Tried to catch the Full Moon last night but I have a bad aim. #moonreflections 🌝 🌙

Kaye Your hair is gorgeous. 5mo
Meaw_catlady @Kaye thank you !!! 💕 5mo
Rachel.Rencher Still turned out to be a really cool picture 🤗 5mo
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julesG
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Sitting outside with my daughter. It's quite mellow. We are talking about the tagged book.

#moonreflections

CoverToCoverGirl WOW! Beautiful! 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading I loved that book! 😄 5mo
Meaw_catlady Really great book!! 5mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️👍🏻 5mo
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Johanna414
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Mehso-so

While I did ultimately end up enjoying this, it took me a really long time to get into it. Maybe it just wasn‘t the right time for me to read this one...
I did like the audiobook narrator.

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Johanna414
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Sat in silence and crocheted while the little man fell asleep in the next room. He‘s finally out so I can turn on my book and #audiocrochet
I‘m finally making some progress on this blanket after having to rip the whole thing out once. I‘m a few inches further than this picture and loving the colors!

Allylu What pattern is that? It‘s very pretty. I also love to crochet while I listen to audiobooks! 5mo
Johanna414 @Allylu it‘s called the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket, basically just a 12 point star. It‘s super easy and fun - I‘ll post a link to the pattern on Ravelry! 5mo
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Johanna414
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I had a less than stellar start to my work day, but then some 6th graders were passing out pie for teacher appreciation week. Things are looking up 😉
I am enjoying this book, but not totally loving it like I thought I would.

alexs.book.club That book was so creative! Loved it!!! 5mo
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Johanna414
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Another night of #audiocrochet (I had to rip out my previous blanket after 13” because I had made a mistake early on... 🤦‍♀️)
I‘ve been wanting to read this book since it was published- it‘s pretty good so far!