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Christmas Blizzard | Garrison Keillor
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A modern-day take on A Christmas Carol. I‘m not sure how to feel about this book. With an oddball cast of characters & some seemingly hallucinogenic experiences, it felt disjointed but I think it was supposed to but that didn‘t work for me. But at times it was laugh out loud funny and I appreciated the story and transformation of James Sparrow at the end. ⬇️

#BBRC #YeahBaby #SnowedIn

Book 302 12/7/19

megnews Overall, I think I‘d recommend this if you are looking for a Christmas read but trying to stay away from fluff or romance. 2d
LibrarianRyan yeahhh 2d
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Cats of the Louvre | Taiyo Matsumoto
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This unusual story tells of what happens in the Louvre at night with cats who live in the attic and get tangled with an old man who believes his sister is inside one of the paintings. It‘s a little confusing to start, but then quite sweet and sad. #bbrc #yeahbaby #catsnap

LibrarianRyan Ahhhh 1w
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RachelO
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Squeezing another middle grade book into #BBRC #YeahBaby #WhenItRainsItPours - and in this case it‘s pouring paint!

Rosie is a young engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose asks her for help, she meets her Riveter friends “The smartest, sassiest, toughest bunch of airplane builders you ever saw.”

SO much to love in this! Scientists that keep experimenting, an explanation of valves, a bit of a history of Rosie the Riveter, and loads of fun!

LibrarianRyan This has been on my list for a while. I love the picture books I just haven‘t started the chapter books yet. 1w
Tamra Thank you for the reminder to check it out at the library! 1w
charl08 Really like this series. 1w
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RachelO @LibrarianRyan I‘ll have to check out the picture books, too. 1w
RachelO @Tamra Hope you and yours enjoy it 😊 - it‘s got all the things I loved about Professor Brainstorm as a kid, but with girls and real science/engineering/history... Well impressed! 1w
RachelO @charl08 👍 Will definitely try and find the others! 1w
LibrarianRyan @RachelO I love the picture books so much. There are 3, maybe 4 I think a new one came out this fall that I have not gotten to yet. 1w
RachelO @LibrarianRyan Going to have to find them! A completely unrelated question: Is SAGA an umbrella term, rather than an organisation? 1w
LibrarianRyan @RachelO Yep. It stands for Sexuality and gender acceptance. It means it just is. It's in the book and not explained. It's normalized if you will. 1w
RachelO @LibrarianRyan Got it - thank you! 1w
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The Snake Who Came to Stay | Julia Donaldson
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I‘m going about this challenge thing all back-to-front. Totally failed to shoehorn this into the EasyReaders section, so we‘re going with #BBRC #YeahBaby #LessThan150Pages

And it‘s a Julia Donaldson book read by Olivia Colman - that‘ll be a 👍 then.

Polly‘s looking after 2 guinea pigs, a mynah bird and Doris the 🐍 over the school holidays. What could possibly go wrong?

BookwormAHN Love Olivia Coleman 😸 2w
RachelO @BookwormAHN Lots of the court scenes for Broadchurch were filmed just outside the Uni library when I was working there, so we spent the summer watching her & David Tennant filming. Not sure huge amounts of work got done that summer!! 2w
BookwormAHN That sounds fantastic 💚 2w
LibrarianRyan Yeahh 2w
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Eleven | Tom Rogers
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I love how the author threads a boy‘s love for a dog into this #middlegrade 9/11 story. An important addition to a classroom shelf or elementary library.
#20booksby2020 #BBRC #YeahBaby #DogsRule

Book 287 11/15/19

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3w
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Grass | Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
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Powerful graphic novel about a part of recent history that I had no idea about (thanks Western-Centric public school education). This is the story of a Korean “comfort woman” kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery & service the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. You won‘t forget this story - highly recommend it.

LibrarianRyan I‘ll have to check this out. 1mo
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I‘m using this for #CatsNap for #BBRC #YeahBaby since Nina has Phil the cat who “talks” to her.
I didn‘t enjoy this book as much as I expected but it was still a cute read.

Book 280 10/27/19

LibrarianRyan Yahh 1mo
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Unbury Carol: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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It took me awhile to get into Unbury Carol but once I did I really enjoyed it. Thanks again @Gissy 👻
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#BBRC #yeahbaby Book Swap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Gissy I am glad you liked it! In this book world, things can be unexpected, we think that we will love the book and it can be so so or viceversa. I learned that you have to read the book if you want it and have your own opinion. I have that book too and I'm glad to read your comment because I have read mix reviews, but I want to read it. 2mo
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I love these books and I didn't want this one to end 🖤
And despite the fact I have the set (as seen above) I ordered the special editions from Barnes and Noble last night 🤦🏼‍♀️
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville @MinDea
This book was 637 pages so I'm counting it for #BBRC #yeahbaby Over 350 pgs @LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 2mo
Soubhiville I‘m almost finished with Darker Shade- it‘s really good! 2mo
RachelO Love the look of those maps. 2mo
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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I really enjoyed this book. Gaiman writes fantastic fairytales. Great pick @phatsallylee 🌠
@Laughterhp I will mail this to you Saturday.
#lmpbc @wanderinglynn @suvata
Also I'm using this for the #BBRC #yeahbaby When It Rains, It Pours - There are so many curses, witches, enchanted nuts, princes that are field mice, princes turned to birds, a tree nymph to a tree; that there could be at least 10 other tales inside this one. @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 2mo
Debdeb This is the only book I‘ve ever read where I‘ve preferred the film 😔 2mo
BookwormAHN @RachelO I forgot to tag you, this is what I came up with for When it Rains, It Pours. 2mo
RachelO @BookwormAHN Brilliant! You‘re storming your way through this. I think I‘m ready to throw myself back into challenges - I need to print out the list again and ramp things up for October 📚🍁📚🍂📚 2mo
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