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The Bad Seed | William March
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This child is scary. #hoopla #audiobook

TheBookbabeblog84 I remember the movie 😬...she was a hot mess 4d
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @TheBookbabeblog84 She sure was! And the narrator on this audiobook is using this super creepy voice for Rhoda. I don't think I'll be able to listen to it at night 😂 4d
emtobiasz After you read that one, you can try its picture book title twin... 4d
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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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Just ok. I felt there were too many extraneous characters and the plot was not very original. 2.5⭐️ #Hoopla

The Binding | Bridget Collins
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I‘m so glad I did this one as an audiobook because the narration was fantastic. Carl Prekopp‘s voice is lovely and he‘s a great actor. I enjoyed the story as well. I was really rooting for the main characters to have a happy ending! 4⭐️ #hoopla

Godmotherx5 Pretty cover. 2w
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As I was reading this, I kept going back to reread passages. This is one of those books I think everyone should read, because otherwise the problems it mentions won‘t get addressed. I think African American women of any age will find themselves somewhere in these pages. Can‘t say enough good things about it.

This was a #Hoopla read, but I ordered my own copy. Definitely one I‘ll keep returning to over time.


Mid-year Report ... | Silk Association of America
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I just realized we are at the mid year mark for 2019‼️ Feel like sharing your #Top6Reads for the first half of 2019! They don‘t have to be new in 2019 just your favorite 6 reads so far this year. Interestingly 5 of my top 6 were nonfiction 🤓 I‘m tagging 6 friends to get this party started.... @saresmoore @LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @TrishB
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Cinfhen Please feel free to post your own #Top6Reads xx my TBR could always use some more books 😊😂 2w
KarenUK Only read the Alan Cumming which I adored 😍💕 2w
Cinfhen Share your 6 @KarenUK 🙏🏻 2w
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MicheleinPhilly I will ponder! 2w
Kalalalatja Oh, good idea! 2w
Cathythoughts Great idea 👍🏻🤔🤔 2w
LoveToReadLiveToRead Great idea! PS I absolutely love the Alan Cumming book too, I listened to the audio and it was fab. 2w
Cinfhen Same @LoveToReadLiveToRead I listened to the audio and his narration was excellent. Such a great storyteller 2w
britt_brooke Trauma Cleaner is one of mine as well - thanks to your rec! 2w
Reviewsbylola Fun, I‘ll have to look through my list! 2w
BarbaraBB Great idea! Thanks for tagging, I‘ll post mine! 2w
TrishB Only just in from a work thing! Will have a think 😁 2w
emilyhaldi Wow, 5 non-fiction!!! 😱👏🏻 2w
FantasyChick Trauma Cleaner is on my TBR! I'm dying to get to it 2w
Cinfhen I listened to the Trauma Cleaner on audio via #Hoopla @FantasyChick it was so good. I highly recommend the audio❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2w
kspenmoll Great idea! 2w
MarriedtoMrT Trauma Cleaner and My Sister the Serial Killer are awesome! I started Bad Blood on audio and it was fascinating and engrossing. I lost the library checkout before I could finish so I‘m eagerly awaiting my turn again. 2w
IamIamIam This is so fun!!! 2w
Chelsea.Poole Ooh Inheritance is great! I'm thinking about my list and nearly forgot about that one. So difficult to narrow down! Great idea 👍🏻 2w
batsy Love that image for mid-year book freak out! ❤️ 2w
GlassAsDiamonds Oohh.... Bad Blood would definitely be on mine too! (And Not My Father‘s Son if I hadn‘t read it last year!! 😊😊😊😊😊). What a great list 😊😊😊 2w
DebinHawaii Great picks! I loved My Father's Son when I listed to the audiobook a couple years ago & My Sister the Serial Killer made my top 6 too. I have Bad Blood from the library & I am hoping to start it over the July 4th holiday. 📚 2w
Cinfhen Bad Blood was SO GOOD @DebinHawaii @GlassAsDiamonds I hope you get your copy back soon @MarriedtoMrT !!!! I think that book might make my year end best list!!!! 2w
GlassAsDiamonds @DebinHawaii I think it may have been your review that prompted me to actually read it when it popped up on a kindle sale!!! 😊😊😊😊 So good!! 2w
fleeting Oooh I gotta do this to take stock of my reading as well! 2w
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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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This essay collection is a long meditation on the natural world. The author melds her training as a botanist with the knowledge of plants gained through her Native American upbringing to create a more holistic view of the plant kingdom. This is a statement on the hubris of western thought and how it often fails to recognize indigenous wisdom. Although the collection is long and sometimes repetitive, what it has to say is valuable. 4⭐️ #hoopla

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The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
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Just wanted to share with y'all my favorite comic I read this month! Another gem from #Hoopla
Definitely similar to LumberJanes (but I think I liked this better??!) The characters and the illustrations had me grinning throughout!! So fun! 😊 I'll be reading vol. 2 soon for sure

Here's a great bookriot article about different portrayals of masculinity in this : https://bookriot.com/2017/05/12/blushing-boys-and-the-backstagers/

cathipink I picked this one up for my daughter bc she works in her HS theater - I think she thought she was too mature for it (you know how teens can be at times) but it looks like so much fun 🙂🙂 3w
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Can someone explain to me why libraries limit online DOWNLOADABLE content?! 5 is not enough, stop limiting my nerd, hoopla! I need more books! #hoopla #stopthelimit

Eyelit It is frustrating! Also, I‘m jealous of your 5. I get 3 per month thru hoopla with my library 😄 3w
ReadingOverSleeping @Eyelit what I don't understand is that it's downloads! Or streaming, how do you cap that?! And omg, 3 is insane! I'm usually maxed out with a week and half left without fail at 5! 3w
charl08 It's money - your library pays a fortune for digital content! 3w
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SassyBookworm My limit on Hoopla is 10! And I use Libby too and have 3 library cards with a limit of 12 each card 3w
ReadingOverSleeping @charl08 but also I pay plenty of taxes to support these types of shenanigans. Also, good point tho. I'm still salty about it 3w
ReadingOverSleeping @SassyBookworm actively looking into Libby! Thank you!!! Also 10?! I'm so jealous!!! 3w
KathyWheeler My library‘s limit on Hoopla is 15. I buy books for a university library, and ebooks are expensive. The more access I want to allow to a book, the more I pay; a book that cost you $25 may cost me $250 to allow unlimited access. One ebook package I‘d like to provide is priced at $125,000 and it‘s not the most expensive. Public libraries are severely underfunded; not as much of your taxes go to them as you might think. 3w
BooknerdsLife My library used to have a limit of 5 ebooks & 5 audio books for download too but recently increased to 10 each! Yay🙌🏼 Maybe yours will increase the limit in future too 🤗📚💖 (edited) 3w
BooknerdsLife @KathyWheeler Wow!! I didn‘t know it cost that much for just one ebook! I wonder if it‘s the same for our public libraries here in Australia? 🤔 Make me feel so lucky that we are getting more & more new ebooks & audio books these days (edited) 3w
Bertha_Mason I love that cat. 3w
LibrarianRyan 1/ Time for PL ebook school. I 💝 Hoopla, but it is pay per use. I have not looked at the costs lately, so they may be off a little. A comic book is $0.99 each use. a novel or graphic novel is $2.99 o r$3.99 (cant remember), audio book $2.99-5.99 per use depending on book and publisher. Libraries are only charged after patrons down load something. Because of this libraries can set limits of how much $ they can spend in a day, month year etc 3w
LibrarianRyan 2/ So libraries start out with an limit say 5 (like my library), but i there is still funds avilable at the end of the billing cycle the automatic system normally opens it up for patrons to have more. My library I can not check out a book after lunch because the daily funds are normally used up, however, I can normally get more than 5 a month, just not all at one time. 3w
LibrarianRyan 3/ Hoopla is great because any patron can choose any book at at time. The library staff do not have to go and choose books that they want to purchase outright and hope someone will listen to.

Most other library lending like Libby, Overdrive, Cloud Library, and Axis 306, the libraries have to go and purchase individual books and audio books. You may think there are sales so get it at $0.99 and get going. Doesn't work like that for us.
LibrarianRyan 4/ Each publisher is different, what isn't different is the massive amount a library has to pay for each digital downloadable item. Most of these are one person use at a time. Very few publics have the option of multiple users at a time. That is usually for academics only. You could go pick up the brand new James Patterson from your favorite downloadable retailer for about $13.99. A library buying that same ebook is going to pay about $89 3w
LibrarianRyan 5/ that was not a typo. But each publisher is different. JP is PRH. Lets start with them. used to you would pay $$$$$$$ for a book but you had it forever, or as long as you had the platform. But they JUST changed that and are rolling it out next month, that access will now be metered. They are bringing the prices down, but also allowing your use of the ebook for so long (two years I believe). Oh and that cheaper price $69. HA!

LibrarianRyan 6/ for the longest time, McMillian would not even sell ebooks to libraries. When they finally did, they went about 2 years where they would only sell to non-consortium ebook libraries (i.e. very few). then when they did start selling it was metered access. 52 check outs or 2 years. Which ever came first. Then you had to buy the book again. And this was for each copy. You didn't get to let 5 patrons check out that copy @ once, one at a time 3w
LibrarianRyan 7/ then you have scholastic. They acutally have very cheep prices for libraries. we pay about what you would pay. however, we have to re buy them every 2 years. No matter how many times it has been checked out. This is horriable with kids books because of long series like Junie B and Magic Treehouse. UGGGGGGGHHHHHHH Having to buy the missing editions ever two year for series that are over 15 years old! 3w
LibrarianRyan 8/ what I am trying to say is that libraries want more open access but we are limited by why the publishers are willing to let us do. And we are fighting. But the publishers keep changing things up. My fav publisher TOR told libraries that we now have to wait to offer their ebooks to our patrons. 4 MONTHS!!!!! We are not even allowed to buy their ebooks until they have been on the market for 4 MONTHS. their reason? Ebooks sales are down. 3w
LibrarianRyan 9/ More and more publishers are going with metered access. Which means we only have access to a book we purchased for a limited number of checkouts or a limited time. IT SUCKS!!! Librarians wouldn't mind this, if the costs were lower or the time frame more in line with a print book. but its not. And there are so many libraries trying new things like Controlled Digital Lending, but they get push back from the publishers, or they get completely 3w
LibrarianRyan 10/ ignored. Other food for thought I will not go on my complete Amazon rant, just a mini portion. Amazon does not like working with libraries. Self published individuals and small presses who only publish though Amazon, are not available digitally to most libraries (except for some of them using Overdrive or Libby). So you may want some big indie book, or want your best friends ebook at the library, but we cant purchase it. this is why ... 3w
LibrarianRyan 11/ I tell people who want to self publish to go through someplace like Smashwords instead of Kindle.

I helped user in eReadIllinois. I still pay close attention to this topic because it frankly pisses me off (or could you tell). The way that libraries are seen as the enemy by publishers, and sometimes patrons, when it is the farthest thing from the truth. Our hands are tied, and our knife isn't shape enough to cut it. YET.

LibrarianRyan 12/ I will also not share my Amazon is the enemy of book lovers speil. But trust me when I tell you that you library wants you to use their services. And yes you pay taxes, but I bet the amount you pay in taxes for your library, are less than any service on your tax bill. As a former director I know this to be true. When libraries say we are financially strapped, its not because we are over paying people, but because we are being gouged. 3w
LibrarianRyan 13/ we are being stripped. We are seeing our funds fall while other departments like policing get funds because they are seen as essential and libraries are not. Illinois just passed $15 min wage. You think my libraries are struggling now, just watch what happens in the next five years. It's only going to get worse.

Sorry for the lecture.

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ReadingOverSleeping @LibrarianRyan that was a welcomed lecture! Thanks for the info, I had no idea the depths of the bs you guys are dealing with! How frustrating 3w
ReadingOverSleeping @KathyWheeler wow, that is insane! 125k is enough to purchase a small house! 3w
KathyWheeler @LibrarianRyan Thanks for explaining the purchasing model for public libraries. I only know the one for academics. 3w
KathyWheeler @BooknerdsLife I don‘t know for sure how the pricing works in Australia, but I am pretty positive that the price gouging of libraries regarding ebooks is a universal thing. (edited) 3w
KathyWheeler @ReadingOverSleeping it‘s very frustrating. Journal publishers are even worse; by the end of our 3 year contact with one publisher, my medium sized library will be paying close to $1 million a year for their database — we have almost 200 databases. Not all are priced like that but they aren‘t cheap. 3w
LibrarianRyan @KathyWheeler I‘m learning academic now. It‘s easier but much more expensive. Boss has had us upgrading our ebooks on Ebsco and yikes. But it helps us get it spent fast 3w
ReadingOverSleeping @KathyWheeler @LibrarianRyan what can we do to help? I never realized this was the case. While I'm feeling guilty about the post, I'm glad I got so much information! 3w
KathyWheeler @ReadingOverSleeping You should NOT feel guilty about your post. It gave us a chance to talk about an issue that is really frustrating for librarians. We know our patrons don‘t know the cost, but we rarely get a chance to explain it. 3w
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This book was first mentioned on Episode 064 of the Reading Envy Podcast by Tracy Landrith back in August 2016, but of course the recent death of Gloria Vanderbilt (and touching tribute by son Anderson Cooper on CNN) brought it back to mind. #hoopla ⤵️

ReadingEnvy Gloria Vanderbilt undoubtedly has a fascinating life that spans almost an entire century, her wealth and circle connecting her to many famous and influential people throughout her life. But due to painful losses in her childhood and an early abusive marriage she considers herself more of a self-made woman, a trait that she passed on to her son Anderson. ⤵️ 3w
ReadingEnvy The audio is basically the two of them reading emails they sent one another, much heavier on Gloria than Anderson (who is interviewing more than he is sharing.)

Even at 1x speed, we listened to this in a day.
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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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I'm listening to "The Last of August" by Brittany Cavallaro on the Hoopla app from Farmington Community Library.

I love Hoopla! Through my library I can get 5 titles per month for free; ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more.


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