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The Big Red Book of Beginner Books | Al Perkins, Philip D. Eastman, Robert Lopshire, Joan Heilbroner, Marilyn Sadler
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A bookstore opened in my town! Best day of 2023 hands down! A really good selection of books, diverse authors, solid sci-fi/fantasy, poetry and a lot of good romance authors mixed in with the fiction section. #shoplocal

charl08 👏👏👏 1mo
kspenmoll Lucky you! How wonderful!!!! Love it‘s look- so inviting & cheery! (edited) 1mo
TheBookgeekFrau Yayyyy!!!!! 🎉👏🏼 1mo
Tamra So cute! 1mo
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DenaeReads How did you manage to get your hands on this!?! 4w
LaceyDoesLit @DenaeReads I review books for publishers so I requested it several months ago and they sent me an advanced copy. 😊 3w
DenaeReads @LaceyDoesLit I want your job 😍😍 3w
LaceyDoesLit @DenaeReads you can! Start a book review Instagram, TikTok, etc and then request books! 😊 3w
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The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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Curled up on the couch with a book is utter perfection.

#quote #fantasy #grimdark #reading #reader #bookmark #readinglife

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Thoroughly enjoying #grimdark genre, as always. I can't believe it took me this long to get started on this series.

#grimdarkfantasy #darkfantasy #fantasy #fantasybook #reading #reader #books #bookworm #bookstagram #booknerd #booklover #bookish

The Worst Helper Ever | Richard Scarry
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I need recommendations for biographies/autobiographies which are good on audio, short (ideally under 8 hours. Shorter=better), not celebrities, quite light-hearted or up-beat & (VERY importantly) not a total miseryfest.

The lady asking is in her 90s, and we are really struggling to find her anything to read! I am Malala went quite well. I would totally go with Born a Crime if I could get it on cd… I am stumped!

Thanks in advance.

JamieArc Frances Mayes has a newer one that is 8 hours and not a misery fest. More memoir of places she has lived than autobiography. 2mo
rockpools @JamieArc That absolutely could work. We‘ll try it. Thank you! 2mo
Itchyfeetreader I M not a great audio book person but coming in on audible at under 6 hours there is a Roal Dahl book at 5 hours called Going Solo which sounds intriguing and potentially of interest to someone in that age bracket. Celeb but also of potential interest might be Dick Van Dykes ‘keep Moving‘. One of my issues with audio is that they are so long! 2mo
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Megabooks So I was looking through memoirs I‘ve read this year, and not sure if either of these would be appropriate but both are under 6 hours and not bleak. 2mo
Megabooks Tagging fellow memoir queen @Chelsea.Poole 👸 2mo
BkClubCare Twain‘s Feast narrated by Nick Offerman was really interesting. 2mo
BarbaraJean My caveat is that I don't know how any of these are on audio! But I think @Itchyfeetreader has a good suggestion with Roald Dahl's Going Solo. Dahl also has a memoir called Boy, about his childhood, which would be fantastic on audio if it has a good narrator! Steinbeck's Travels with Charley might be of interest, too. And the tagged book could be a possibility. It's not lighthearted, given the subject, but I thought it was fascinating & inspiring. 2mo
fredthemoose What about Stanley Tucci‘s book? A little under 7 hours and I remember it being charming on audio. 2mo
fredthemoose I‘ll put a few more in the comments. I‘m guessing most won‘t work, but just in case… 2mo
fredthemoose Not a biography but features Queen Elizabeth as the main character, so feels like it could be. And only a couple of hours. 2mo
fredthemoose Charming on audio of not too much of a celebrity 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick A bit more of a memoir about his work with animals and his travels, but this wasn't a misery fest and rather enjoyable. 2mo
rockpools @Itchyfeetreader @BarbaraJean Thank you both! These are absolutely worth a try! I‘m often looking for shorter audio myself (39 hours is just unacceptable!!), so I might well try them myself as well. Roald Dahl sounds like it could work really well. Thanks! 2mo
rockpools @Megabooks Brilliant - thanks Meg! You may well see those popping up in my own feed at some point 😁 2mo
rockpools @sblbooks That is a really good idea. And I can probably convince the library to buy a cd copy. Thanks you 😊 2mo
rockpools @BkClubCare Nice! I‘d not heard of that - I‘ll see if I can track it down. Thank you! 2mo
rockpools @fredthemoose Ooh. I think you might have cracked it. Thank you. I LOVED a Shepherd‘s Life, and I reckon Alan Bennett might be the tone we‘re going for, even if it‘s not biog. And I can get both of those straight away on cd. Thank you so much. 2mo
rockpools @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think memoirs might be more likely to work as shorter audio, so that‘s probably the way to go. I‘ll look it out. Thank you 😊 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Thanks @Megabooks 😊 I‘m a misery reader apparently…every single one I think of couldn‘t be considered “happy” 😂 I did find this link from the Seattle Public Library https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/list/share/86922331/201137603 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Here‘s a few that might work…? 2mo
Chelsea.Poole A bit sad but I wouldn‘t consider it “misery fest” lol 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Kind of about dolly but also really focused on the author, so I don‘t know if it‘ll work because of the celebrity aspect but 2mo
fredthemoose @rockpools glad to help! Let us know how it goes! 2mo
rockpools Thank you so much @Chelsea.Poole ! Wonders and Butterflies sound amazing - I think I‘ll stack them myself. Smile could actually work, though, if she‘s ok with medical stuff… I‘m tending to look at ‘cosy‘ stuff but I think she‘d prefer something a bit edgier/more interesting if it was hopeful. Hmm. We‘ll see what we can find. Thank you so much! 1mo
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A new beach read coming soon... #Quintĕssĕncĕ #TheCelestialBeingsTrilogy #scifi #iamwriting #author #reader


Little Bear's Visit | Else Holmelund Minarik
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School things in library closet

Totes- lanyard- picture is collage of LitsyLove letters
Entire collection of Little Bear readers
Picture books and required HS reading and YA

Bklover Lanyard is such a great idea! 2mo
TheBookHippie @Bklover I change the pins constantly each pin has a story - IF you read with me, you get a story and you pick the pin to hear the story. It also is in your face on my beliefs on social justice issues, it's brought some fun conversations in the store when I run errands after school .........bahahahahahaha....... 2mo
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Marking Harry‘s birthday with the re-listening of the books. I haven‘t re-read them in over two years. Reading the entire series on Harry‘s birthday was a long time tradition of mine….time to revisit my favorite series. #jkrowlingstillsucks #books #booklover #reader

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Last few poems left
What I loved, the momentarily poems are there, no hard and fast literature rules, just writing for the fun of it
#jamshedpurBlogger #reader #indian #bhartiya #RuskinBond

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4 ⭐ Amelia Bedelia was a staple of my childhood. She was the lady who always got it wrong. But she got it wrong in a funny and lovable way. In this book the surprise shower is a wedding shower. Amelia still thinks it‘s a shower with water. She‘s asked to scale and ice to fish and covers them in chocolate. She‘s asked to cut some fresh flowers and she chopped them up in a bowl. It‘s a simple word misunderstanding that most kids would have if they

LibrarianRyan didn‘t know better. Well Amelia Bedelia is an adult in the book, she has the same qualities and misunderstandings as kids which makes her such a lasting character in our modern society. The story was quite lovely, but it‘s a level two I Can Read book, and is more difficult than many other publishers level three and level for readers. 3mo
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