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My Diary from the Edge of the World
My Diary from the Edge of the World | Jodi Lynn Anderson
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Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. Shes a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebees along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die. To Gracie its all pretty ho-humuntil a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesnt exist: The Extraordinary World. Its rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each otherand to trust that the world holds more possibilities than theyve ever imagined.
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merelybookish
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On its way! @IndoorDame. Sorry for the lag. #lmpbc
And there's some long overdue mail coming to you too @RebelReader 😳

squirrelbrain Have you seen this pic @Rachel.Rencher ? He looks a bit like a baby Winston! 2w
Soubhiville Aaaaaaaaaaahhh so cute!!! 2w
Rachel.Rencher @squirrelbrain Ohhhh my goodness! Cute 😍 I'll post a picture of puppy Winston later 2w
merelybookish @squirrelbrain @Soubhiville @Rachel.Rencher He is super cute but I can take no credit. Just a random meme from the interwebs. 2w
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Picked up my #lmpbc book from the Tattered Cover yesterday.
I plan to read and send it off soon, as I'm leaving town in early July and won't be back till August. Sooo....for mailing, who sends to who? Shall we follow the order in @suvata's email or switch it up to go due west/ east?
@LibrarianRyan @Johanna414 @IndoorDame

LibrarianRyan Normally we do the order in the email. But I am all for east to west. Cheaper shipping to people that are closer. But that would put one person paying for a longer shipment. using book rate it is not much of a difference, and I am good either way, but I don't want to speak for the group.

BTW the miss the #TatteredCover. I probably say that anytime anyone mentions it.
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vivastory Are you going somewhere exciting? 2mo
merelybookish @LibrarianRyan I'm happy to do east to west. I was already slated to mail east so doubt it would make much difference whether it's to NY or MA. Did you live in Denver? And yes, The Tattered Cover is a wonderful bookstore! 2mo
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merelybookish @vivastory Well, I wouldn't say exciting, exactly but I am looking forward to it. ? I'm heading "home" to New Brunswick to visit my family in Canada. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @merelybookish Yes, for 5 years. I went to grad school at DU and worked for the Highlands Ranch Public Library (Douglas County) full time as well as Arapahoe County Libraries (hired for the Glendale branch that was a block from my apartment, but kept getting sent to Sheridan), and for Littleton Public Library (one of the worst libraries I have ever worked for) 2mo
IndoorDame I'm happy to do eat to west as well. Let's make a post with the order we're settled on. And have a fabulous trip! 2mo
merelybookish @LibrarianRyan Oh that's cool! I don't really know those areas. I'm in Lakewood so more west. Too bad about Littleton. I find JeffCo libraries pretty good but maybe they vary within a county. 2mo
merelybookish @LibrarianRyan My preferred Tattered Cover is the Colfax location. 🙂 2mo
LibrarianRyan @merelybookish I‘ve been in Jeff Co libraries. When I was there there was a major funding shortage for JeffCo libraries. My fav Tattered no longer exists. I loved Cherry Creek. I didn‘t live to far. Colfax just opened when I left. I went to the HR branch frequently but I know it has been shuttered as well. But then again I spent the most time at the Mall location because that was where the signings were. (edited) 2mo
Johanna414 I‘m good with East to West if that‘s what everyone else would like. 2mo
merelybookish @LibrarianRyan Yeah the locations are very different now! Colfax is where they host most of their signings, although Aspen Grove in Littleton gets the YA & MG authors. 2mo
merelybookish Okay if everyone is good with east to west the order would be @indoordame ➡️ @Johanna414 ➡️ @LibrarianRyan ➡️ @merelybookish 2mo
LibrarianRyan @merelybookish works for me. 2mo
Johanna414 @merelybookish sounds good! 2mo
Cathythoughts Looks good .. might look up fo #booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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So I may went have a smidge overboard at the school book fair today.... 😊

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Damn tho.

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Starts off goofy & quickly becomes littered with "ow" moments that sneak up on you. It's like magical realism got mixed up with Night Vale & the result is stellar. Whatever you think the resolution of this book is going to be, you're probably wrong.

Spacecowboytx The best thing about Nightvale is Cecil and Carlos ❤️ nothing like this :3 3y
Spacecowboytx This More like gravity falls off Disney XD 😝 3y
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