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Book Scavenger
Book Scavenger | Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new gamebefore those who attacked Griswold come after them too.
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Kaarin
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So FREAKIN adorable. Middle grade book but honestly just read it if you are in the mood to be delighted.

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Chittavrtti
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The new class read aloud. Codes, ciphers, and games, oh my!

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megnews
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Reminiscent of Escape from Lemoncello‘s Library, book, treasure hunt, & cipher lovers will find this lots of fun.
#MGMarch book 15

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BarbaraJean
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What a fun bookish adventure this was! I read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello‘s Library earlier in the year, and was underwhelmed—but this one was what I‘d hoped for out of Lemoncello. Characters with depth, fun puzzles, a nice little mystery, and some sweet themes about family and friendship. I would have loved this when I was 10 or 12, and I really enjoyed it now as an adult.

megnews I‘m reading this for #mgmarch. 1y
BarbaraJean @megnews It‘s so much fun—hope you enjoy it! 1y
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Loved it

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LibrarianRyan
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I spent my morning filling some little free pantries. When I found out 2 had Little Free libraries, well I had to take restock. Pictured in the top row is the Graham elementary food pantry. They don‘t have a little library, but it‘s an elementary school so I left some books anyway.

The second row is at one of the high schools. Their LFL is Nice. Metal coated and they may sure it‘s hard to damage. They had some books...⬇️

LibrarianRyan But as you can see it was kind of sad. So I stocked them up on some YA and some favorite adult from Litsy that would be okay for YA. Our first stop Washington also had a LFL (I forgot my phone and didn‘t realize it til first stop). There LFL was well stocked so I didn‘t leave anything. It also had a broken door but the person who made it was already aware and was coming to fix it. The liquid nails got to hot and came alert. 2y
Trashcanman Make sure you leave Dickens out there. Don't ruin reading for others! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Trashcanman I would have to buy dickens to leave it. Sorry my money is better spent on other things. I just left stuff from my done pile that I could grab quickly. I wasn‘t originally planning on going with Josh but hey it was fun and 2 birds. 😁. Now if I could just get my dad to build mine. 2y
rather_be_reading 👏👏 2y
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Lovelylottereader
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I really enjoyed reading this book after wanting to for ages. It is a perfect book for anyone who loves books, riddles, puzzles and scavenger hunts. I am glad to have read this and highly recommend it.

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Lovelylottereader
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Two eyes are better than one, no offense to the Cyclops!

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Negativity has never been a friend to anyone.

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You walk into dangerous territory when you make judgements against a person based on limited interaction.

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Matthew was right - you missed out on stuff either way. Or you gained stuff, depending on your perspective.

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Lovelylottereader
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“What‘s in store for me in the direction I don‘t take?” -Jack Kerouac

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How odd that she could be a solo book hunter for years and enjoy it, but now it felt like something was missing to be on her own.

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Lovelylottereader
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We went to the beach today and I enjoyed the view as well as the book. 🙃

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BramBresseleers
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"It's easy to miss stuff like that. That's why two eyes are better than one. No offence to the Cyclops."

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lele1432
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Work has really gotten in the way of my Halloween festivities, so this is last minute! 😤 #Scarathlon #TeamStoker

BeansPage Awesome job sweetheart you got six correct for 100 total points 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Chili
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Candyman
Halloweenland
Party Girl
Carving Pumpkins
Pumpkinhead
Trick or Death
Costume Design
Bite Me
Spooky Washington
Headless Ghost
Blackbeard‘s Sword
Hocus Pocus
Witch Finder
Spiderwick
Paranormality
Toil & Trouble
Monsterland
Happy Alchemy
Haunted Roanoke
Keepsake
The Great Mortality
Ghostbuster‘s Handbook
Batavia‘s Graveyard
Grimm‘s Grimmest
Stranger‘s Notebook
Nightwalker

BeansPage Congrats sweetie you got 12 right with a total of 148 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Candyman
Halloweenland
Party time
Carving pumpkins
Pumpkinhead
Trick or death
Costume design
Bite me
Spooky weird!
Headless ghost
Black collar
Hocus pocus
Witch blade
Spiderling
Paranormal intruder
Toil and trouble
Monster human
Happy cactus
Haunted moon
Keepsake
The great mortality
Ghostwalk
Bat mouse
Grimm's fairy stories
Stranger's notebook
Night seer
#teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage That's awesome sweetheart you got 14 correct! 164 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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jb72
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#scarathlon #teamstoker #scavenger

Candymakers
Halloweenland
Party Girl
Pumpkin Carving
Perfect Pumpkins
Trick or Treat!
Pretty Costumes
Magic Bites
Spooky Washington
The Headless Bust
Blackstock‘s Collections
Hocus Pocus
Witchfinder
Spiderwick
Paranormality
Toil & Trouble
Mostly Monsterly
Happy Days
Haunted Roanoke
Keep on Keepin‘ on
The Greatcoat
Ghostbuster‘s Handbook
Elizabeth Bathory
Grimm‘s Fairy Tales
Stranger‘s Child
Nightwalker

BeansPage Great job sweetheart you got five correct. 92 points in all!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3y
jb72 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! I had a hard time as Litsy for some reason kept giving me foreign books. 😂 3y
BeansPage LOL 3y
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ElizaMarie @TheReadingMermaid just reminding you of this post 3y
BeansPage That's awesome girl you got six correct! 100 points even!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Not sure if I have this right, but guess which book you picked for each prompt and tag it below? @TheReadingMermaid
#TeamStoker

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BeansPage
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#TeamStoker I've got a tough one for you all!
Finish the phrases above with names of books that are located in the Litsy database. Repost and tag the books!

HINTS: All of the books that I have chosen are on the 1st page of the search engine on Litsy. The words may be extended into longer words in order to create the book titles. All of the books begin with these words. No "a", "the" etc.

Points system in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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WoodsKatie
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The Book Scavenger, written by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman and illustrated by Sarah Watts, is a (RF) story about a girl Emily and the adventure she finds after moving with her family to a new city, San Fransisco. With help of her new neighbor, she tries to solve and connect clues from the game The Book Scavenger after its creator and her favorite author is attacked. This leads to a whole new mystery about his attack.

WoodsKatie This leads to a whole new mystery about his attack. The whole story is thrilling and great for students in 5–8th grade. The Book Scavenger has received over 35 awards, including being a New York Times Bestseller. In a classroom, this book can be used as a LC or IR. This book satisfies UDL guidelines 6.1 and 6.3 as well as ESOL strategies 4 and 5. 3y
WoodsKatie A high quality resource I found was on the authors website (jenniferchamblissbertman.com) and she has multiple resources for each of the books in the series, such as a teachers guide for the book (http://jenniferchamblissbertman.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/TeachersGuide.pdf) which include vocabulary words, common core activities, and guided lessons. #LAE3414sp19 3y
DrSpalding Are we still working on a project here? Make sure you bring back the book and let‘s have a chat! I would really like this to work out that we could create a book scavenger hunt here! Maybe we could present it as a professional development offering… Knight Ed talks? 3y
bobarlotte I love this book- it's so very good and actually what had me searching online for online book communities because Book Scavenger (the game) doesn't exist. And that's what led me to Litsy. I've also read the sequels. This is such a great series. 3y
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emtobiasz
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Working on this week‘s #homeschoolbookclub book and plotting my own diabolical codes and ciphers... #dogsoflitsy #kidlit #middlegrade #mystery

TheBookDream Are you homeschooled? Or homeschooling? 3y
emtobiasz @TheBookDream No, I‘m a children‘s librarian. I run a book club for homeschool kids in our area at the library. I have two different age groups that meet once a month. 3y
ravenlee That‘s a really cool program! 3y
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Tamra Want to read this one! 3y
MaGoose @emtobiasz That's a great program. 3y
emtobiasz @ravenlee @MaGoose thanks! @Tamra you should! It‘s super fun. 3y
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BookaholicNatty
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This is book #4 on the elementary Reading Special Olympics Booklist. This book looks like so much fun and I have heard the audiobook is fabulous and fun as well. It is about hidden books all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles. This is one your kids are sure to love! And if they do fall in love with this book there a few more books in the series! ❤️📚

amyrohn Love that cover! 3y
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BarbaraJean
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My Boxing Day sale order from Book Outlet arrived today and it is quite truly an embarrassment of riches. I went a little (okay, a lot) overboard (can.not resist cheap books!), but I am so excited about these!! #bookhaul

TrishB Great haul 👍🏻 3y
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BarbaraJean
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I‘ve been pretty good about not buying a ton of books & reading down my TBR this year, but I may have undone all that good work yesterday with Book Outlet‘s Boxing Day sale.😬I couldn‘t resist these prices—I spent $37 & got 12 books. (And that Madeleine L‘Engle bio—😍) This is half the haul: stay tuned for the rest!

Also—I meant to buy Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine & accidentally bought Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger instead. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Giveaway, anyone?

Leftcoastzen I succumbed as well.Darn Boxing Day sale!😂 3y
BarbaraJean @Leftcoastzen I‘ve been deleting their promo emails for weeks, but then I got on Litsy yesterday and it was all over... 😁 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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4⭐️ A fun mix of the Caulder books by Blue Balliett. Willy Wonka, and Mr. Lemoncello. It‘s a mystery, but it‘s a treasure hunt. I really liked how the author used real events such as the book Masquerade and its treasure hunt, as well as real characters like Poe, Hammett, and Karuack. This fun romp was not as fast paced as Lemoncello, but allowed itself to be funny in ways that are missing from Blue. I look forward to reading the sequels.

LibrarianRyan Full review on GR and LT 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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Done. A morning well spent but now time to mow the yard.

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I want to meet the Willy Wonka of book publishing.

alisonrose Unless he also has oompa loompas of publishing. 4y
JoScho I bought this but haven‘t read it yet. How are you liking it? 4y
LibrarianRyan @JoScho I‘m enjoying it so far. Very reminiscent of Mr Lemoncello. Only complaint so far is they mention another book inside and give away the ending. 4y
WanderingBookaneer I agree with your last statement. I had high hopes for this one and was a bit disappointed by it. 4y
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JoScho
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Visited a different Tattered Cover ❤️

ErinSueMreads Are you in town?? Is this the week?? I hope you are having fun!! @Amymeyerson is doing a book talk and signing on Wednesday if you are still here! 💜💜💜 4y
AmyG What a great store to visit!!! 4y
Amymeyerson Yes! Come to tattered cover! I‘m reading with the amazing Cynthia Swanson. It should be very fun! Thanks @ErinSueG for recommending! 4y
JoScho @ErinSueG I am! And unfortunately my flight home is tomorrow afternoon so I won‘t be here for the talk and signing. I couldn‘t believe the author line up Tattered Cover has planned. So awesome! 4y
Eggs More adventures😊😍❤️ 4y
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Meglet
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Often I have no patience for “childish” antics or behavior in YA books that may be appropriate or true to character. In this book, I didn‘t get annoyed. I liked the plot and puzzle (and the idea of book scavenging!). Good pace, interesting puzzle, good balance of action and character development. Didn‘t like the treatment of a bullying character - too one-dimensional and the main characters thought it fine to return the meanness.

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smilingshelves
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Continuing my personal readathon in my happy place. 😁

britt_brooke Ooh, love this spot! 4y
UwannaPublishme 😍🙌🏻 4y
Lmstraubie Great reading spot & a great book! 4y
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GinaKButler
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If you have a middle-grade reader in your home, add this book to his or her list! My fifth-grader LOVED it...but then again, we both love anything recommended on @annebogel podcast!

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Loved this book about books and puzzles. The puzzle the kids are solving is with Poe‘s short story The Gold Bug which is a story about a treasure hunt how perfect. 8 more hours of reading for a total of 17.5 for the #25inFive @Andrew65

Andrew65 Coming along very nicely. Well done! 🙌 (edited) 4y
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smilingshelves
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I love it when #bookmail arrives two days before the shipping says it will! I picked up book two of the Book Scavenger series on the bargain shelf at Barnes & Noble, so of course, I had to order book one. And somehow, the Pink Carnation book just jumped in my cart! #bookhaul

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iread2much
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I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was WAY better than Mr. Penubra‘s 24 hr bookstore. I used Book Crossing a lot when I was in high school and the author says it inspired the story. Two kids hunt across San Francicsco to find a treasure hidden by the Willy Wonka of books. A little danger, a lot of code/cyphers and a bit of fun SF and book history makes this book fun and entertaining. It also inspires me to return to book crossing! 4/5 stars

BookaholicNatty Ok your dog is soooooooooooo adorable!!!! Oh my goodness!!! 4y
iread2much @BookaholicNatty why thank you 😊 4y
TricksyTails Ohhhh look at that face! His paws 🐾 😍♥️ Castle just gets more and more handsome! 4y
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iread2much @TricksyTails thank you! He will be giving tanuki a run for his money in a few years 😉 4y
TricksyTails Castle already has him beat! 🤣 Trade?? 😂 4y
iread2much @TricksyTails 😝you would spend all your money on bandages as his little shark mouth catches our hands and feet all the time. 4y
TricksyTails Ohhhh I remember the puppy shark teeth! I have the scars to remind me. Tanuki was the worst mouthy puppy I‘ve ever dealt with. Never thought he‘d grow out of it! 4y
iread2much @TricksyTails it‘s good to know he grew out of it! You‘re giving me hope 4y
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Bookworm83
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First book completed! It was full of bookish fun and adventure! I loved everything about this book and will be recommending it to my students. It reminded me of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello‘s Library. #24in48

ReadingRover I‘ve been wanting to check this one out. 4y
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Bookworm83
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It‘s go time!! #24in48

Eyelit Yes! You‘re well prepared 😃 4y
Peddler410 I love this series ALMOST as much as the Mr. Lemoncello series! Enjoy! 4y
Bookworm83 @Peddler410 I was just thinking how much it reminds me of that series 😍 4y
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TheLibraryMonster Yes it is :D go go go :D !! 4y
Jody3 The author came to my daughter‘s school. She went to college with one of the moms at the school. 4y
Bookworm83 @Jody3 Oh wow! I‘m looking forward to reading the next book in the series! 4y
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Nebklvr
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This is a light, fun, middle school story. It has a treasure hunt set in San Francisco with literary references to the Beat writers, City Lights, and Edgar Allen Poe. A lot of info on ciphers too.

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BookInMyHands
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Emily moves to San Francisco just in time for the unveiling of the next anticipated book scavenger game from Mr. Griswald, only the reveal doesn‘t happen. Mr. Griswald is shot and in critical condition. No one knows what the game is meant to be.

But what if the book Emily finds is a part of the new game? And not just a piece of the game, but a clue to who shot Griswald?

Full of ciphers, books, and mystery, this is a fun read. And there‘s a # 2!

TheSketchyReader Oh this looks cute! 4y
Peddler410 I live this book! 4y
TheBookAddict I read this 2 yrs ago, I believe. I loved it! Is there a second book? 4y
TheBookAddict Thanks!!! 4y
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BookInMyHands
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I‘m having so much fun with this book. My brain is spinning with ideas on how to make a book scavenger hunt for my library/community this summer.

Also, this is my new favorite bookmark, made by my six-year-old.

BooksRockMyWorld That's such a cute bookmark! 4y
rockpools Great bookmark! 4y
LibrarianRyan I have that book as well. Better, worse, or on level with Mr Lemoncello? 4y
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BookInMyHands @LibrarianRyan I‘m liking this one better than Lemoncello, although I did think that one was fun too. I like the new-kid-in-town dynamic, the mystery is a bit more thrilling, the cyphers are fun, and it‘s also a love letter to San Francisco which I‘m charmed by. Anyone who likes Lemoncello would enjoy this one. 4y
Larkken Ooh. I used to love doing library scavenger hunts back when I was teaching college classes! 4y
Nebklvr I think it would be great fun to do this as a library program too! We‘ve done a scavenger hunt before but not one involving books. 4y
BookInMyHands @Nebklvr I think I might try one with a laminated book covers hidden in different locations around town with maybe a code on them? Then let people enter a drawing once they have the whole code written out... I‘m thinking on it, but I‘m excited! 4y
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Bookworm83
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It‘s a #hygge kind of day! Starting out my new year by finally finishing The Secret History since I‘m discussing it with @bookishgirl78 and @readingmommy this week for book club. Also starting one of my gifted books from @CaitMobley 🎄
Happy New Year, Litsy! I am so grateful for this wonderful community. I‘ve made so many incredible friends this year and feel like I‘ve found my people 😘

ApoptyGina69 Good morning!! ☕️ 4y
robinb Happy New Year! 4y
Hoopiefoot That looks so cozy! 4y
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SheilaChew I‘m reading The Secret History today too! 4y
Bookworm83 @ApoptyGina69 @robinb Happy New Year!! (edited) 4y
Bookworm83 @Hoopiefoot Thank you! ❤️ I love being cozied up! @SheilaChew Yay! It‘s good, but I feel like I have to really focus on it, so I‘m mixing it up with a lighter read, too. 4y
BeckaroniAndCheese The author of Book Scavenger is a friend of mine from college and my family has lives the series. The next book comes out this year - hope you enjoy it! 4y
Owlizabeth Happy New Year!! 💞 4y
Bookworm83 @BeckaroniAndCheese How cool is that!! I‘m really loving it so far...pure bookish fun! @Owlizabeth Happy New Year!! 4y
JessClark78 Happy New Year! 4y
youneverarrived So cozy! 💕😊 Happy New Year 🥂 4y
AnneCecilie Happy New Year 🎈🎊🎆 4y
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BookInMyHands
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This month my #TBR stack has
6 books to read for a title selection committee
1 book I‘m reading with my kids
1 book I‘m reading for work
1 book I‘m reading for book club
4 books I checked out because I was filling in at Circulation and couldn‘t resist.
And 3 audio books not pictured: Artemis by Andy Weir (Audible), Harry Potter 4 on tape in my car, and Mr Popper‘s Penguins- also for committee (LIBBY library app).

Tamra My son has read Roller Girl twice. 😁 5y
Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 5y
Krisjericho Roller Girl! One of my favorites. 5y
Bookzombie Adding to the Roller Girl Love, it was so cute. 💗 5y
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Jeg
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Found in library here at the Inn. Would be great fun for kids. @MrsMalaprop

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iread2much
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Saw this while shopping for the #wintersolsticebookexchange and had to buy it. I love when I find some fun new books at my local new/used bookstore

TricksyTails That Book Scavenger looks fun! 5y
iread2much @trickystails thanks, I saw it while shopping and had to get it 5y
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