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Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
87 posts | 2 read | 3 to read
The lives of three very different women--Lissy Snyder, a beautiful, insecure newlywed and unwilling stepmother; her resentful, nosey housecleaner, Michelle; and Angela Graves, the bookish, solitary head of a local book group--intersect over the course of a summer in the Hamptons as they find their reading choices changing their lives forever. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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BookishMarginalia
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Well-ReadNeck
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Another great summer reading list. I‘ve got several of these in my TBR stack and am working on a couple right now!! 👏🏼👏🏼🌞📚🌞📚

https://bittersoutherner.com/bitter-southerner-summer-reading-roundup-2019

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Jennick2004
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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#SummerSantaGoesPostal @BookishMarginalia my box is here! Someone was really on top of things 😉

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Sharanya
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Who spies a favorite 😍

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rather_be_reading
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Ok my Summer Reading Swappers.....MATCHES HAVE NOW BEEN DRAWN!! Head over to elfster to see yours! Let the fun begin! #SummerReadingSwap

RavenLovelyReads How did I not see this? 😕😢 6d
rather_be_reading @RavenLovelyReads if someone else wants to join i will gladly add you both! 6d
suzisteffen FYI, looks like I got paired with two people. That's fine with me, but just wanted you to know! :) 6d
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rather_be_reading @suzisteffen i redid the pairing so go with the 2nd draq 6d
RavenLovelyReads Let me know 😀 6d
suzisteffen @rather_be_reading ohhh OK! Awesome. Thanks! 6d
marleed Have fun everyone. I can‘t wait until I figure out Litsy well enough todo a physical swap. Next time! 6d
rather_be_reading @marleed they are so fun!! must join next time! 6d
ThrillerQueen I didn't even know this was a thing!!! I'm so bummed I missed it! 5d
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Kshakal
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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I made my best friend her annual summer reading list... I can‘t wait to hear what she thinks of these!!

BennettBookworm What a great idea! 6d
JenReadsAlot Love that! 6d
Kshakal @BennettBookworm @JenReadsAlot thanks!! This is the 4th summer that I have done it!! 6d
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rather_be_reading
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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I need 1 more person to make it even on the Summer Reading Swap. Any takers??? #summerreadingswap

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39319120/ztrl/

Texreader I can do it. I need a little more info though. I‘m not sure I understand the theme etc 7d
Texreader I signed up! I looked up the hashtag and think I know what‘s going on. 7d
rather_be_reading @Texreader you are not showing up on the swap. can you resign up at the link? 6d
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suzisteffen Whoops, I got excited and signed up - if I made it uneven, feel free to un-sign me up! 6d
rather_be_reading @suzisteffen no worries!! i will keep you in! 6d
rather_be_reading @Texreader can u please resign up today! urs did not go thru 6d
rather_be_reading @Texreader ty!! got it!! 6d
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rather_be_reading
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Ok guys the Summer Readin Swap is closing today!! Matches will be drawn tonight at 9 pm if no one else signs up! Sign up below if you want to join! #SummerReadingSwap

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39319120/ztrl/

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BookaholicNatty
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Summer is finally here for me! My nursing semester ended yesterday!I am so happy and have extremely missed this awesome Litsy community!! I‘m looking forward to reading these books along with catching up on book club reads!! This is @annebogel aka #ModernMrsDarcy summer reading list! If your into podcasts and haven‘t listened to hers yet you must check it out. It‘s called What Should I Read Next. Are you all using any special lists this summer?

LiteraryinLititz Welcome back and congrats! 1w
MelissaSue81 No summer lists for me. My semester end Tuesday, but I have a feeling with how my summer work schedule planned out I‘m going to have less time to read instead of more. 1w
Bookwormjillk I just added a bunch of books from her list to my library holds. Love her podcast 1w
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TheLibrarian Welcome back!!! 1w
fleeting I'm already preparing mine (summer starts in June for me) and there's going to be a lot of book series like Ali Smith's seasonal books, Rachel Cusk's trilogy, and a Chinese sci-fi trilogy because I figure this is a good time without many interruptions! 😊 1w
Suet624 Welcome back 5d
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ReadingMeagan
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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The Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide was released today. And I am SO excited. I added so many titles to my reading journal‘s TBR page!

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rather_be_reading
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Last call!!! Sign up for the #Summerreadingswap

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39319120/ztrl/

Sorry No International

cookreadsleep I haven‘t done something like this before. Each person posts a list of books they want and then other people buy one for them just for fun? 2w
rather_be_reading @cookreadsleep basically yes. sign up at the link. u will be randomly matched and then you have a month to find books and other items (theme is summer) to send to your match 2w
StephanieP1 So excited, just joined! 2w
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PaperbackReader Did this when they did a Funko POP swap and loved it. Would do know but so feckin busy :( 2w
rather_be_reading @PaperbackReader no worries at all!! 2w
sunshinelexi I might do this! I've never participated in something like this before, and it sounds really cool! :) 2w
rather_be_reading @sunshinelexi you should! it is so fun!! 2w
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rather_be_reading
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Just a reminder! Only 16 more days to sign up!

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39319120/ztrl/

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cobwebmoth
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Thanks for the tag @Chrissyreadit !
1. New Orleans has my heart.
2. Fresh made salsa!
3. Walking, summer reading program.
4. Iced coffee
5. Sunglasses, flip-flops.
6. Wherever I am.
Play along if you want!

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️New Orleans!!!! One of my favorite places ever! 4w
LaraReads Sames about New Orleans! 💜💚💛 Except in the summer! 🥵🤣 4w
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EH2018
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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rather_be_reading ty for sharing!! 1mo
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rather_be_reading
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Sign up for my Summer Reading Swap!! #summerreadingswap

Link: https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/39319120/ztrl/

Deets:
Sign up by: May 20
Send out by: June 10
Open on: June 20

OriginalCyn620 I just signed up! The open date is my birthday, so yay! 😃🎉 1mo
rather_be_reading @OriginalCyn620 yay! glad u signed up! if that wasnt a sign idk what is! 1mo
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Nevermore88 Sweet! I‘ll definitely sign up! 1mo
Avanders Heya — you might have an international person who signed up... is there a way for elfster to catch those addresses for us-swaps? Or is that just a host-obligation to double check before matches are made? Just wondering — never used it 😉 1mo
rather_be_reading @Avanders hey!! ya im keeping track thru a spreadsheet also. ty so much tho!! 1mo
Avanders Awesome 😁 Of course you have it together 😘😘 1mo
rather_be_reading @Avanders haha i try 😎 3w
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oOArankaOo
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Some of the books I'm hoping to read during my #summerbreak. Fingers crossed I'll read even more (although I haven't even touched a book in my first 3,5 days, lol!) 🤞🏼

#teachersoflitsy

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kellock
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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I'm on holiday and really should clean the house at some point however the lure of reading and chilling may get in my way!

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AmberWB
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Pickpick

So, this was totally not what I was expecting, but an intriguing read nonetheless. I was thinking it was going to be more of a beach read type of book. The story follows 3 very different women over the course of a summer in the Hamptons. I can‘t really explain it better than this line on the back cover: “The books, in fact, the act of reading itself, will influence the tough decisions the women must make.”
Quick & interesting read.

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AmberWB
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FINALLY home from Indiana after 13 hours in the car. My reward was being able to open my #JBswap package!
@JoScho Thanks so much! This is exactly the kind of book that I want to read right now!! 😊

@Kaye

whatshesreadingnow 💗💗💗 11mo
Kaye So glad you got what you wanted Amber. 💖 11mo
JoScho Yay! When I saw that on your TBR I thought it would be perfect ❤️ 11mo
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BookaholicNatty
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I saw this in the July Book Page magazine today and it looked perfect for those of you who staying out of the heat or those of you hitting the beach for vacation in the next few weeks! ❤️❤️📚

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LitsyHappenings
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Repost for @Kaye (check her page for updated info):
Litsy Summer Reading Club! 6-1 to 9-1. Sign up by emailing julieklabo@gmaildotcom. Subject: #LSRC
Read a book;Write a short review;Mail it ,along with one dollar to me.
You can read/ review as many times as you want,but must include one dollar each review.
Money collected will purchase an Amazon gift card for the winner, drawn from all reviews, 9-1
I will drop in weekly to update money raised

Kaye Thanks for reposting, Litsy Fairy 🧚‍♀️. I‘ve about given up on that. Thought it was a good idea but no takers. Still open if anyone is game. 11mo
LitsyHappenings 😘 Sometimes it's just the wrong time of year for something ☺️ 11mo
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thereadingunicorn
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Someone just sign up for the “Babies Summer Reading Program”. She gets a sticker for every book she reads or every book I read to her.
#summereading #teachthemyoung

wanderinglynn So adorable! ❤️ 11mo
Alfoster Awwww!😍 11mo
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sammisho
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1. Yes! Especially a sucker for a cover with a pretty dress on it.
2. Doing it right now!
3. Chapter finisher
4. Proper bookmark user... I'm not a heathen.
5. Every time!
@SilversReviews

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Judybskt
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I only have one kid left in high school. I always look forward to the summer reading list. Do your kids have required summer reading? Do your kids like to read? My oldest (25) and youngest (16) are not big readers. My two middle kids (24 & 21) love to read! 🏖☀️📚

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TheReadingMermaid
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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What programs, buddy/group reads, or summer books is everyone into?
#SummerReading2018

CocoReads Just doing the library summer reading challenge, doing some buddy reads with @CoverToCoverGirl and @theresidentromantic 12mo
2BR02B I'm in the early stages of planning a Robin Hobb readalong! Not sure yet when it'll start or how many books we'll be reading. 12mo
theresidentromantic I'm trying to get through my blog review list 😂 it's never going to end. Ever. But I am enjoying my Romance readalong with @CocoReads and @CoverToCoverGirl 💕 12mo
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wanderinglynn I'm doing the #GARBingo reading challenge, where you pick however many books off the Great American Read List of 100 you haven't read. 12mo
theresidentromantic @2BR02B I'm interested in that!! Can we start at the beginning of a series? I'd never heard of him before #Litsy, but how emotional everyone was over there ending to his series has me totally interested. 12mo
2BR02B @theresidentromantic Yes, I had planned to start at the beginning of the Farseer trilogy (since I haven't read any of them either!) and read chronologically. I'll add you to the tag list! 😄 12mo
BookwormAHN @2BR02B I'd also like to be added. I've been meaning to read Robin Hobb for a while now 😸 12mo
2BR02B @BookwormAHN Sure thing! 12mo
BookwormAHN @TheReadingMermaid I'm trying to read Accelerando but it kind reads like stereo instructions 🤷🏼 12mo
MirrorMask @BookwormAHN I'm reading The Diamond Age and it's not holding my interest. I was going to switch to Accelerando, but you're not making it sound very promising 😀 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN @MirrorMask both of those were hard for me to read too. But that's just because I'm not really a dystopian type person. A lot of these New Age Technology and dystopian books read that way. I chose these books because there are a few of the top technology and sci-fi books on the market right now. I'm reading Necropolis right now. Seems to be written a lot better with the storyline & characters. 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl Enjoying books by several different authors and series with the best #readingbuddies ever @CocoReads @theresidentromantic @Daughter-of-words 😀 12mo
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Samplergal
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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#13in13weeks. Stacked right in front of me so I can‘t ignore these.

PenguinInFlight Memoirs of a Geisha is one of my favorites. ☺️ 12mo
angel1 Great selections...the broken girls was an awesome book!!!😊 12mo
monkeygirlsmama Ooh gonna be a good 13 weeks. (edited) 12mo
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Samplergal Some of these have been in my pile for a while. Others are brand new. I‘m sure there will be some e books added. 12mo
Cinfhen Nice bunch of titles and genres 😊Happy reading 12mo
Lindy You‘ve got a nice pile there. If you want to start off strong, start with 12mo
whatshesreadingnow Great picks! Have fun reading!! 😊 12mo
olivia.ferz Happy reading!! 12mo
ChloeTallis Let me know what this is like please!! 12mo
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RainyDayReading
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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So excited to discover my new library has a Summer Reading challenge for Adults!!! I don‘t have to hate not being a teenager and being unable to participate in reading challenges anymore! Some of these spaces I have no idea what to read, but others I‘m already making plans 😈

rather_be_reading tht is so cute 🌞 9mo
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FreeReadAndWrite
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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WHATEVER. YOU. WANT. 🙌

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KimM
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Summer TBR. Just putting this here so I can see how much it changes by Labor Day.

Also includes:
Catch Me If You Can - Audible
Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Audible
And Then There Were None - Kindle
The Outsider - Audible
Tenth of December- Kindle
The House of Spirits - Audible
Being Mortal - Audible

Reviewsbylola Furies is phenomenal. I read it last summer and loved it. 12mo
sprainedbrain Oh you have some good ones planned! 😃 12mo
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MallenNC
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‪Does anyone else use Modern Mrs. Darcy‘s Summer Reading Guide? I look forward to it every year. My library holds really came through for me! The bottom three I already owned. Check it out at https://modernmrsdarcy.com/summer-reading-guide-2018-here/‬

readinginthedark Yes, this is my first year doing it. I have all but one so far! 12mo
MallenNC @readinginthedark I've read a couple from her list already. I usually like her taste, or at least she does a good job of describing so I know which ones I won't like. 12mo
readinginthedark Oh wait, I just realized I was confused, sorry. I was talking about her annual reading challenge, but I hadn‘t seen the summer reading guide! 12mo
MallenNC @readinginthedark Oh I‘m working on that one too! It‘s my first year doing the challenge. The guide might help me finish it. I haven‘t tried to match it to any categories. 12mo
readinginthedark That‘s a good idea! I need the “won an award in 2018” category. 12mo
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Nessavamusic
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Yay my #bookandbottleswap has arrived @ErinSueG can‘t wait to open! Thanks @JoScho for hosting!

ErinSueGreads Yayayaya!!!! Can‘t wait to open them! 12mo
JoScho I am so excited to see what everyone got!! 12mo
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Eggs
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@Syndelle777

I'm interested!😊

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BookwormAHN
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Summer Reading Program hosted by @Syndelle777
I'm in! #SyndellesSummerReading 📚

TheReadingMermaid Schedule posted 😉 12mo
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Traci1
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@Syndelle777 is hosting a Summer Reading Program that sounds like tons of fun. Go to her page for all the details. #SyndellesSummerReading 😎

TheReadingMermaid Tagging you for more details 12mo
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Jerdencon
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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TheReadingMermaid More info coming! 😉 12mo
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knotmagick
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer

Have you heard about @Syndelle777 's summer reading program for grown ups?

It's may 28-Sept 8.

See her original post to sign up!

TheReadingMermaid #SyndellesSummerReading will take you to the original post 😉 12mo
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monkeygirlsmama
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I‘m intrigued and will stick around for more info. 😛

#SyndellesSummerReading @Syndelle777

TheReadingMermaid More info coming 😉 12mo
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melissajayne
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My initial #summer2018reads list. It likely will grow bigger as I unbury books that I have at home. #summerreads #lists #reading #2018

RaimeyGallant Do What Happened by audio if you can. Hillary narrates. 12mo
melissajayne @raimeygallant I‘ll get it w/ my audible credit (edited) 12mo
RaimeyGallant And do a hard copy of Magpie Murders, because you're going to want to flip back to different chapters. So good. 12mo
melissajayne @RaimeyGallant I do have a hard copy of Magpie 12mo
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MrBook
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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So, I had a colleague refer me to this group of blog articles, and I thought I'd pass along to my favorite bookish people 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1262-your-summer-reading-preview

#TheLitsyNewsNetwork #LNN

BookishMe I had looked through the summer reading challenges and couldn't help being amused thinking - from so many books to so many reading challenges 😆😅 12mo
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callunakeep
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The Summer Reading Club starts today in my neck of the woods! My girlies and I are all signed up! 🙌🏻🎉

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Kshakal
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My principal approached me about making a summer reading list for staff wellness... 🤓

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Kshakal
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I made my best friend her annual summer reading list!! I am very excited for her to read these books!!! 🤓

Alfoster Good choices!👏👏👏 13mo
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MelissaSue81
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My first real library display.. summer reading... our leisure reading collection leaves some to be desired. I hope that these at least interest someone!

KathyWheeler Are you in an academic library? I am and we also have that issue with leisure reading. I also like your display case. (edited) 13mo
MelissaSue81 @KathyWheeler - yes. Small Academic library. very health science oriented. And not a lot of print books in general . 13mo
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scripturient
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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The last few weeks have made me dream of just escaping to my happy place to relax. So this is a picture which keeps me going till I can return there in August. 😍

ju.ca.no Lovely😊 13mo
Heideschrampf There‘s no happy place like scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿😍 13mo
Cathythoughts So lovely ❤️ 13mo
QuietlyLaura It‘s beautiful! 13mo
Mamalala13 Can I join? I'm also in desperate need of a dose of Scotland! 💚 13mo
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CuriousG
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My mind won't stay focused long enough to keep reading, but realized I haven't posted an update of the garden house (AKA Project Reading Shed). Take away the aluminum brake & add a set of French doors, & it's getting so close to being finished!

The senior Construction Tech class needed to build a shed & I need a place to go read back by the creek (minus the bugs). Perks of working in a school. Lots of interesting opportunities arise.

CuriousG And before anyone asks, it was not free (so don't go asking your local high school for a free shed. Lol) We fronted the money for materials and a donation to the Tech program at the school so they can keep doing awesome things 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great!!! 1y
BlameJennyJane That‘s so awesome!! Is it an alternative school or part of a mainstream tech program? Love!!! 1y
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CuriousG @BlameJennyJane Part of mainstream tech prgm at a public high school. In addition to this & full range of tradtional academic courses, have auto mechanics, farm equip't service, welding, manufacturing, graphic design, comm tech, hospitality (student run restaurant at school w/ chef as teacher) & cosmetology. Truly amazing. Only thing missing is respect from the snobby families in community that refer to it as the 'dirt' school b/c of the tech 😬😬 1y
BlameJennyJane Amazing programs offered at that school!!! I so wish we had something like that in my neck of the woods. Kids I work with are in desperate need of this! 1y
CuriousG @BlameJennyJane I really believe that these courses combined with our co-op and alternative ed programs are the backbone of engagement. I don't want to know how far our grad rates would fall if we didn't have this. Plus - skilled trades are a REALLY smart career move at this point 1y
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CuriousG
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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When your day involves 3 snow shoveling sessions, plus 2 visits by the neighbour with their tractor/snowblower, you start to daydream about summer reading. This year I'll have my very own mini house to read in while enjoying views of the river - built by the grade 11 & 12 Construction Technology students at my school. #readingshack #inprogress #hellyeah

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BookFreakOut
Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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I dumped 30+ summer reading prize drawing slips in the mall gift card option specifically for one store. 😁 Luckily my 10,000+ minutes payed off! (Slips awarded every 5 hours)

tpixie Congrats 🎉 2y
LibrarianRyan Way cool!!!! 2y
Heretherebedragons Congratulations! 2y
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