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4thhouseontheleft

Joined April 2017

Co-host #Booked2019 Reading Challenge | Host #Screamathon | Ravenclaw | Book Nerd | Mother of Cats Goodreads.com/4thhouseontheleft
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Sad to hear this news about Cokie Roberts. I like her books, and loved listening to her guest commentary on NPR. She had an amazing and trailblazing career. 😢

CBee She was an amazing lady! I was so sad to hear this today 😞🙁 36m
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri.
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I never read Heidi as a child, so I don‘t have any sentimental strings attached. I don‘t feel this one has aged as well as other children‘s books from the mid to late 1800‘s, like Little Women. It was also quite preachy, esp the 2nd half. It is a sweet story.

It did fill a lot of prompts!

#booked2019 #publicdomain
#bbrc #mgme #classic
#readingwomen : translated book published before 1945
#MountTBR

LibrarianRyan I agree. 1h
Cinfhen I‘m not sure if I could make it through a preachy tome written in the late 1800s 😜 sounds like torture 1h
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It wasn‘t too heavy-handed, and it was all in the 2nd half, so I was already committed by the time I reached it. I probably would have bailed if Heidi didn‘t ✔️ so many reading challenge prompts! And it‘s a quick read. 54m
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It does make the very short list of books I won‘t recommend to Maya. 😂 53m
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States of Matter | Krista West
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I struggled with science and 🧬 in my K-12 years, so I‘m taking advantage of my daughter‘s Google Classroom to refresh my memory on the periodic table and matter. Such as plasma...I have zero recollection that there are 4 phases of matter, not 3. Yes, I‘m both a #sciencenerd and #booknerd now. 😂

AmyG Wow that‘s so...neat. The writing! (edited) 6h
AlaMich 4 states of matter? I don‘t think I learned that at all...🤔 4h
4thhouseontheleft @AmyG Thanks! @AlaMich I‘m pretty sure I only learned about 3 in school. Plasma is the 4th (one example: the Northern lights), and despite being the most common in the universe, is one of the least understood. 3h
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Spending the evening doing herbal studies. 🌿🍂

Maia Toll‘s next book, Illustrated Bestiary, comes out on October 1!

#SelfImprovementSept Day 16: Book outside your comfort zone.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks interesting!!! 7h
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🎧 #audiowalk to the pool and I am torn between continuing to listen, and picking up my physical book. Gee, do I have some tough choices today. 😂

The bonus of the continuing 🥵 ☀️ September, extra pool days! #silverlining #IStillWantFallWeatherNow

LibrarianRyan Its so lucky the pool is still open. All the ones around here close after labor day weekend. Heck even most are drained. And it's 90F right now. 1d
4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan This is the first year it is open this late! Our neighborhood is testing out a Swim at Your Own Risk set up, since all the lifeguards are back in school but it is stil SOOO hot. It‘s like I‘m at a resort, so peaceful! 1d
LibrarianRyan @4thhouseontheleft I'm a lot Jelly as I sit here in my over air conditioned office. 😁 1d
rustoryhuf Got in our pool yesterday and it was so warm. Usually my cut off date is late August, but with the hot weather here in GA, I‘m looking at a new record. 20h
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I had a few spare moments this weekend to wander the nearby bookstore, and found a few newer books that caught my eye! #TBRtemptation

I usually don‘t go for books like the 💎 Doris one, but we happened to have shopped at the Charlotte David Yurman store the same week she stole a $33,000 💍 in 2015. 😲 It‘s a weird coincidence, so I‘m intrigued by the book.

MsLeah8417 I‘ve heard nothing but good things about Diamond Doris...Amistad Press has some great books coming out (edited) 1d
eri.reads I enjoyed the other books in the fearless women series and hope to pick up Women In Art soon. 1d
4thhouseontheleft @eri.reads We own Women in Science, and love it. 1d
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Mehso-so

Much of this 📖 isn‘t new info for me. I already do many of the things she suggests: I don‘t police my daughter‘s👗choices, I follow many of the tips for keeping lines of communication open, etc.

It‘s basically an easy to read guide filled with mostly useful advice for navigating the middle school years as a parent, but nothing ground-breaking. The heteronormativity in one chapter knocked it down to a so-so.

Hubby‘s bday 🍰 was yummy with tea!

BibliOHIOphile Where did you get that mug?? 2d
BibliOHIOphile So cute! 2d
Cathythoughts Cake looks divine 2d
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My opinion of this book just went down. An entire chapter on how parents can help their child navigate budding romantic relationships in middle school, but it was 💯 focused on cisgender, heterosexual relationships.

Heteronormativity is harmful, and even more so in the formative middle school years.

TrishB ☹️☹️ 2d
Megabooks 100% agree! 2d
tournevis For what it's worth, I agree. 2d
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😂😂😂

The author and I live in the same southern city, and this cracks me up. I noticed the pastel overload (on all genders) when I moved here, and the seersucker suits. And Lily Pulitzer & Vineyard Vines everywhere. It‘s great for people who like it, but I prefer black T-shirt‘s and dresses, and stick out like a sore thumb at fancy events. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

kspenmoll 😂🙌🏻 for being you! 2d
SW-T Pastels are great for, and on, other people. 😂😂😂 2d
4thhouseontheleft @kspenmoll Thank you! @SW-T Yes!! 😂 2d
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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1. 📖 Heidi, Middle School Makeover & The Illustrated Herbiary. 🎧 As You Wish
2. Gifts for #basicwitchswap and #screamathon plus The Testaments preorder.
3. Partly sunny, high 90F 🥵

#weekendreads

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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I have too many books going at once right now, but that‘s not going to stop me from starting another one tonight! 😂 Definitely in the mood for a sweet story. #bbrc #mgme #classic

#booksandtea

IamIamIam Do it!!! 3d
LeahBergen And now I feel like a reread. 💕 3d
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2d
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The Screaming | Jack Kilborn
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Thank you to everyone who has been posting their #Screamathon packages as they are sent and/or received! This is your friendly ghostly reminder that Opening Day is approximately two weeks away!

Now is the time to be preparing and mailing those spooky packages! Please don't forget to post on Litsy when you send and receive your swap packages. Hold on to your tracking # and receipt until it has safely arrived at its destination!

Shakespearience I am waiting for one more book to arrive (should be here soon) and then it will be sent off! 3d
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1. Set in Asheville, NC, one of my favorite weekend getaway spots.
2. Hot, but not as hot as yesterday, which set a record high for the date and was 98F. Thunderstorms later, we need the rain!
3. Double date, but both guys turned out to be interested in my friend. Super awkward night for everyone involved.
4. 1 daughter, 2 🐈 1 🐇.

#friyayintro

Zoes_Human Asheville is my home! 4d
Lynnsoprano Love Asheville! Always so wonderful. @Zoes_Human I‘m jealous 😄 4d
4thhouseontheleft @Zoes_Human We live near Charlotte, but hope to someday by a cabin near Asheville! 3d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Blessed be the fruit!

✨Deep breath✨

This book was incredible. It is not HT, but I did not expect or require another dazzlingly brilliant but shocking dystopian novel. Our political climate has changed, I have changed, I am no longer easily shocked.

This was *almost* everything I wanted in a sequel. Thank you Margaret Atwood for this gift.

#booked2019 #newin2019

marleed Couldn‘t agree more! 5d
RaimeyGallant Can't wait! (Under his eye.) 5d
Lovesbooks87 Plan on reading it this weekend! 5d
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OriginalCyn620 I bought my copy today! 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Praise be. 5d
Christine So glad you loved it!! 💙💚💙💚 5d
readordierachel Happy to see this review! Can't wait to read it. 5d
Cinfhen Great review!! All this hype & all the accolades are only going to make my reading so much harder. When so many people love a book I become over critical 😝 5d
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen That's one reason I wanted to read it immediately, before reading any reviews or articles about it. 4d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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#wondrouswednesday Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. I love reading gothic novels in Oct.
2. Nope, taking a break from travel to save up for next year‘s trips!
3. Yep, went back end of August.

TheSpineView 😊😊😊 6d
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗🍁🧡 6d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Loving the book so far, but still on the fence about how I feel in regards to the Aunt Lydia we see in this book. Part of me doesn‘t want to hear her back story. But this quote makes me just as angry with her as I was in HT.

Leftcoastzen I agree 6d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I see what you‘re doing there, Ms. Atwood. 👊🏼🙌🏽

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I was only able to read 30 pages before life intervened (namely, picking up my child from XC and making dinner).

The family is on their own for the rest of the night, because I‘m not moving until bedtime. 😂

BookwormM Good call 👍😃 7d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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It‘s here!!! 💚💚💚Time to DEAR! (including the library book due back tomorrow that I am nowhere near finishing)
#dropeverythingandread

BeccawithaBook Omggggg! I‘m so excited to read that! 7d
Gissy I need it!!!!😱 7d
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I could listen to Cary Elwes all day, and that‘s just what I might do tomorrow. 😂😍

Elwes could read appliance manuals, and I‘d probably still find it enchanting. Just his rattling off of the most well-known quotes at the beginning made me #laugh. Ahhh, nostalgia. #selfimprovementSept.

Ericalambbrown He‘s delightful! His turn on the show Psych was just wonderful as well. 1w
SauerPatch @Ericalambbrown Psych!! 😃🍍 I‘m always so excited to find another fan of that show! 1w
4thhouseontheleft @Ericalambbrown I‘ve seen a big chunk of his roles since the Princess Bride. I loved when he popped up on Stranger Things! 1w
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Ericalambbrown @4thhouseontheleft me, too! (Though I kinda wanted to punch him in the face at times on that show! 🤣) 1w
Ericalambbrown @SauerPatch I‘m a total Psych-O 🍍 If there‘s a Monk or Psych marathon, that‘s where the TV is parked while I do kitchen chores😊 1w
Ericalambbrown But I gotta say, my first crush on him wasn‘t The Princess Bride. It was the year before when I was 13 and this came out: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0091374/ True love lasts a lifetime 🤣💕 1w
4thhouseontheleft @Ericalambbrown His character is terrible! I loved when Hopper went off on him. 😂 1w
ValerieAndBooks @Ericalambbrown yes! I thought he was so cute in Lady Jane 😍 1w
OriginalCyn620 I bet this is fabulous! 😊 1w
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#bfcr3 #wrapup

Hit all my goals this week!
320/300 active minutes
2/2 restorative yoga
4/4 foot exercises

And I‘ve crushed my book goals! 19/12 books read 🥳🤩

#teamfitlit

Megabooks Woo hoo!! 🥳🥳 1w
TheSpineView Wow! Way to go!👏👏👏 1w
wanderinglynn w00t! Way to go! 🙌🏻🎉 1w
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School may be back in session, but we‘re still soaking up the last summer days on the weekend! ☀️ 📖 🏊🏼‍♀️

saresmoore How‘s the book? The cover makes it look a bit cheesy. 1w
4thhouseontheleft @saresmoore The book is fantastic! The author is actually a local (Charlotte, NC), and I‘ve been in her Less Stressed Middle School FB group for a while. It actually ties in well with another book I read recently: 1w
saresmoore Awesome, thank you! 1w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I did a lot of #audiopuzzling this weekend! Queenie‘s downward spiral of self-sabotaging and unhealthy decisions rooted in anxiety and trauma reminded me of a dear friend, and I was rooting for Queenie to rediscover her inner strength.

This book also powerfully highlights the many racial micro-aggressions that are often committed by white, liberal men and women, when we are blinded by our own privilege and unaware of our biases. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks Great review! 100% agree! 1w
BarbaraBB Great puzzle. I love to do that too at times 1w
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 10 | Rainbow Rowell, G Willow Wilson, Saladin Ahmed
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G. Willow Wilson‘s last volume of Ms. Marvel was an absolute delight, with much of the focus on the relationships between Kamala and her friends. I can‘t wait to see where this series is headed next.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Way to plough through! 👏👏 1w
Gissy Love that funko! 1w
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#selfimprovementSept #selfhelpbook

I sporadically read self-help books, and this trio has been on my TBR shelf for a really long time. Eventually I‘ll get to it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good! 📚🙌🏻 2w
marleed There‘s a story in Rising Strong that is so valuable to me - the story I‘m telling myself... 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1w
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 9 | G Willow Wilson
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This current illustrator is not my favorite, but Volume 9 was a fun read, with a big focus on Kamala‘s friends. On to Volume 10, and the conclusion of G. Willow Wilson‘s 5 year run at the helm. 😣

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 9 | G Willow Wilson
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I had insomnia last night, and just woke from a 3 hour nap! 😴 I never do that! I feel much better, but still groggy, so trying to wake myself up with tea and the last two volumes of Ms. Marvel.

marleed I‘m like you. When I fall asleep midday, I‘m off kilter for the rest of the day. 2w
AlaMich I like your mug. I sort of lazily collect those diner style mugs and keep them on a mug tree on the kitchen counter. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @marleed I‘ve been off-kilter this whole day (hubby would probably say I‘m off-kilter always 😂). 2w
4thhouseontheleft @AlaMich I love diner style mugs, I need to find more of them! 2w
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca | G. Willow Wilson
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Ms. Marvel has a crisis of confidence in much of this volume. The first issues are a thinly veiled allusion to Trump politics, and while the plot was a bit thin, I continue to love all the scenes with Kamala and her family. The second plot line, stopping a runaway train with Red Dagger, was cheesy but cute.

#pop19 : someone with a superpower

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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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1. I thought this book was the WORST.
2 The Daily Show
3. Treat day - 🥯 sandwich
4. EST
5. Black Marvel ... I Am not nearly so cool as Kamala Khan (my current read is Ms. Marvel, so yeah, I don‘t think this would work).

#friyayintro

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Gabrielle Union‘s book is less of a memoir, and more a collection of essays that are honest, smart, funny, and real. I prefer essays over a memoir, and I 💜 this book. Topics she talks about include sexual assault and rape, her “black bomb” discussions with her family, racism, and infertility. She is candid and thoughtful, and makes some powerful observations.

#nonfiction2019 written by a POC. 8 prompts to go & I currently have BINGO 3 ways!

Suet624 I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I really enjoyed the audio too. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Suet624 I had heard a lot of great things about it, since it has been on my TBR for a while, so I went in to expecting to like it. The audiobook is fantastic! I'm very picky when it comes to books written by celebrities, and this is one the best I have read in a while, up there with Yes, Please! and Born A Crime. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really liked this one too! 2w
Suet624 Agreed! I was so-so about Yes, Please but loved Noah‘s book. 2w
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#selfimprovementsept #whatyoulove

I love that my library is very responsive to purchase requests. My library has this as an audiobook and physical book, but I have been wanting to listen to it on audio (because I could listen to Cary Elwes all day 😂). And they purchased it within a few days of me asking!

Other things I 💜: 📚🍫🧘‍♀️🥾🎃🕶🐰🦄🐈🌳🍟🍿🌯🍵🚴🏻‍♀️

LiteraryinLititz That‘s really awesome! 2w
TheDaysGoBy Him narrating that book is everything. It was so enjoyable! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @LiteraryinLititz I have quite a number of audiobooks I want to listen to that my library doesn't have, I might get into the habit of suggesting one a month. 😃Following @clwojick has greatly expanded my audiobook TBR. 😂 2w
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4thhouseontheleft @TheDaysGoBy It's next up in my #audiowalk queue, once I finish 2w
Clwojick Hahah! Yeah, I have a bit of a mad obsession with them. I honestly can‘t clean without having my headphones in now. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!!! 📚🙌🏻 2w
jillrhudy As electronic services librarian I pioneered this kind of form on our website rather than making patrons use paper! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 1w
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This was a fun choose your own adventure romp through Austenland! You set out in the role of Elizabeth Bennett, with a mission to marry for love, avoiding family scandal along the way. I killed Mr. Collins, found myself at Northanger Abbey, and was killed by Miss Bingley before finding my way to Mr. Darcy and wedded bliss.

#pop19 : CYOA

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 | Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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1. My favorite when I WAS a kid. 😃 Different from what I would choose now.
2. Calypso by David Sedaris
3. Agatha Christie‘s
4. Scrambled eggs with sweet potato hash browns
5. @JenlovesJT47 @Cinfhen @TrishB

#wondrouswednesday

SamanthaMarie I LOVE sweet potato hash browns!! Well, and eggs! Haha! 2w
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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#selfimprovementsept #somethingnew

Clearing my reading schedule next week for this much anticipated 🚚 📦! I will absolutely DEAR when Atwood‘s LOOONG wished for sequel arrives on my doorstep. 🥳

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Let me know how this one is!!! 1w
OriginalCyn620 I really want this one too! 1w
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Enjoying some tea while dear daughter scrambled to get out the door and to her bus stop on time. I refuse to help on days she doesn‘t get out of bed with her alarm.

To her credit, she didn‘t get mad at my nonchalance. 😂 #toughlove

This choose your own adventure book is fun!

Bkwurm Woo Mama, it‘s hard not to help sometimes! But good for you, you‘re doing the right thing in the long run! Is that the book the Lost In Austen miniseries is based on? I never knew it was CYOA!! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Bkwurm it‘s not easy! No, this book is unrelated to the tv series. It turns the original story into a CYOA. I just married Mr. Collins and then proceeded to accidentally kill him by throwing a book at his head. 😂 2w
Bkwurm @4thhouseontheleft I think you just partially lived every P&P reader‘s dream! 🤣🤣 2w
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1. I love our county-wide library system!
2. Our closest branch has been closed for renovations for a year, so I only go every 3 weeks right now. We usually go weekly when that branch is open. I use Libby/Overdrive/Hoopla all the time.
3. Audiobooks, music, documentaries...all digitally.

#getlibrarycarded

rsteve388 Jeff Co Public Library Branch Lakewood CO. I go once a week to return books and pick up holds. I use axis360nfor Audiobooks, the library also uses Hoopla but it doesnt list chapters so i dont use it. 2w
heidisreads @rsteve388 FYI I believe chapters are coming to Hoolpa soon (this fall!) 2w
rsteve388 Thats great to know. Thanks 2w
4thhouseontheleft @heidisreads That is good news! I use Hoopla only for comics, mainly for that reason. 2w
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I, Eliza Hamilton | Susan Holloway Scott
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Despite the title, this is not so much about Eliza, as a story about Alexander - and their relationship - from her POV. I wish it would have spanned her whole life, considering she lived another 50 years after his death, and did many remarkable things during that time.

Isn‘t this 🌼 gorgeous? It‘s one of the few #flowers still blooming in our summer garden. #SelfImprovementSept

#pop19 : based on a true story

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌼 2w
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🌼 1w
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#selfimprovementSept

My favorite #Hobby in addition to 📚 is traveling! 🧳 ✈️ We go on trips as often as possible, I love to visit new places and learn about different cultures. I consider myself well-traveled, but I have only seen 10% of the 🌎 countries!

Lindy I love travelling too. Where are you off to next? 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Lindy We‘re hoping to go to Mexico over spring break (our daughter has never been). It was our trip planned for this year, but then I had to have surgery last spring. And next summer planning a big trip to Israel, Jordan, and 🤞 pyramids in Egypt. 2w
Lindy @4thhouseontheleft Oooh, the Middle East—that‘s an exciting trip. 🍀 2w
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Shadowfat Are you using an app to track it? I like the look of it! I have one of those scratch off maps that's similar 🙂 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Shadowfat I found this online, I keep a mental list. 😃 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would love to travel more!!! 1w
OriginalCyn620 I wish I could travel more! 1w
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Me: That was a cute movie.

Maya: Yeah, but the book was better.

Me: That‘s my girl. 😆💜

MallenNC She‘s right! I loved the book. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @MallenNC Me too! I read it a few months ago. But I almost always think the book is better than the movie. 😃 2w
4thhouseontheleft @MallenNC We were both really disappointed that Irene - the security guard - was cut completely in the movie. (edited) 2w
MallenNC @4thhouseontheleft I liked the two main actors but the movie felt low energy somehow. I know they can‘t include everything in a movie, but things that gave the book substance were missing. 2w
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The Witch's Daughter | Paula Brackston
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September #readinggoals 📚!

Hoping to get through this whole stack and then some! Includes my #currentread.

Up this month on 🎧 :
💫We‘re Going to Need More 🍷 by Gabrielle Union
💫Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

#selfimprovementSept #SeptemberTBR

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!! 🙌🏻📚💗 2w
MelissaSue81 Heidi is on my list too. Maybe not this month but for #readingwomenchallenge 2w
intothehallofbooks I love The Witch‘s Daughter! I‘ve read it twice! 😊 2w
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4thhouseontheleft @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙 @intothehallofbooks I was planning on reading it in Oct for #screamathon but don‘t want to wait any longer! 😂 @MelissaSue81 Which prompt are you reading Heidi for? 2w
MelissaSue81 @4thhouseontheleft - translated book published before 1945 2w
4thhouseontheleft @MelissaSue81 Oh, good idea, and I haven‘t filled that prompt yet, so I may do the same! 2w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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I think this is the best graphic novel I have read so far this year! I absolutely 🧡 it! Picked it up to browse at B&N, and before I knew it, I had read the whole thing. Oops. 🎃 What can I say, I live a Pumpkin Spice Life. 🍂 😃

#bbrc #teenangst : recommended by a Litten: @cobwebmoth & @Scochrane26 📚

cobwebmoth 2w
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
Meaw_catlady Need! 😊 2w
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Teen Titans: Raven | Kami Garcia
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Biked to Barnes and Noble today (with a stopover at Bruster‘s 🍨)! It was a beautiful ☀️ day, perfect for a family bike ride. 😎

Maya found a stack of books she was interested in, sadly none of them were included in the 50% off sale, so we‘ll request from the library instead. #bfr3 #teamfitlit

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As much as we wanted to go on a hike and see some wild ponies today, none of us felt like being in the car for 5 hrs going to/from.

Lounging and reading won out, with a bike ride later this morning! I‘m hoping she‘ll finish up this book soon so we can watch the movie together this weekend.

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#AugustWrapUp #augustreads

I read 13 books in August!

✨ 2 Non fiction
✨ 8 middle grade
✨ 1 YA
✨ 3 🎧

Favorites: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, How to Raise an Adult, and the two Raina graphic novels.

Working on my September stack this morning!

Megabooks Raina is a national treasure! Love her books. I‘m excited for Guts! 2w
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1. Pumpkin spice, apple pie, lavender, earthy and forestry smells.
2. Dark 🍫, gummy bears, popcorn
3. Black cats, crystals, tarot and oracle cards, hearth witch supplies.
4. The weather, decorations, movies, all of it!

#BasicWitchSwap

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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It took Maya exactly one week to find the fellow theater kids in 6th grade at her new school and invite them over for some Broadway shenanigans and Hamilton karaoke.

So far, we‘re both loving the transition to middle school. Plus, theater kids are just awesome, and so accepting of each other no matter their differences. 💜

Cortg Yay! I have a theater kid and they are the best! 3w
4thhouseontheleft @Cortg My daughter sometimes has trouble finding her tribe, since she equally loves drama and science, a unique combination. My 💜 sings when she finds friends who except her nerdy, theater, quirky ways. 3w
Tamra Awesome - arts kids are the best friends! 3w
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TrishB That‘s so cool 👍🏻 3w
Clare-Dragonfly That‘s wonderful! Some of my theater friends from middle/high school age are still my best friends. 2w
Cortg Our kiddo's sound like 2 peas in a pod! My daughter loves theater and singing/voice and she wants to research in the genetics field when she “grows up.“ She's a Junior this year and is directing the middle school musical this year. Theater is her “fun“ and her “peeps!“ Your daughter is not alone! 2w
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1. 🎧 book
2. Girl‘s night out at a wine bar tonight, hosting a few of Maya‘s friends at the pool tomorrow, hiking in Grayson Highlands Sunday, possibly hosting Dorian evacuees Sun/Monday.
3. Ben & Jerry‘s Chubby Hubby
4. Flute
5. 👍👍

#friyayintro

howjessreads Hello fellow flautist! 3w
jillrhudy Grayson Highlands? I'm from that county! 3w
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4thhouseontheleft @jillrhudy Very cool! We‘ve actually never been to the state park, even though I have family that lives somewhat nearby, around Galax and Fries. We live in Charlotte. 😃 3w
Nessavamusic Fellow flute player! 3w
mhillis Flute players unite😌🎶💕 3w
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“Here‘s to us being afraid, and doing it anyway.”
(A paraphrase of a Carrie Fisher quote)

I think this one is going to be much better than my last audiobook!

#summersendreadathon

KathyWheeler I enjoyed this book as audio. 3w
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this memoir!! Gabrielle Union is WAY MORE than just a pretty face🙌🏻❤️ 3w
Cinfhen And the audio is great 3w
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4thhouseontheleft @KathyWheeler @Cinfhen I‘ve listened to 2 chapters and love it so far! I scrolled through reviews last night, however, and was really dismayed at a recent review by another Litten that contained racist undertones, and thought this book had too much complaining. 😡 3w
Blaire I loved this one so much! The most real celeb memoir I‘ve read. Made me a huge fan! @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @kathywheeler Disappointing that there are reviews like that. (edited) 3w
KathyWheeler @4thhouseontheleft Too much complaining? I didn‘t see that; I saw genuine and well-warranted concern. 3w
Scochrane26 Stacked this to remind myself about it, thought I already had it stacked. I‘m sure this book is good, she‘s been through more than a lot of other actors. 3w
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Witching Moon | Rebecca York
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☕️ Tea - black and herbal, loose or bagged, I like it all!
📚 Both
🖤 Um, depends on my mood? 😂
🐈 Cats
🔮 Both
🖊 Both
🧙🏼‍♀️ Crystals
🧭 West

#basicwitchswap

Meaw_catlady 🖤🐈🖤 3w
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Panpan

This book is like getting a root canal. It‘s that bad. I‘m honestly not sure why I didn‘t bail. Nothing really happens, and much of the book consists of the Post family laying around the pool talking, arguing over dinner and their problems, and driving around Mallorca. The one decent character, Carmen, everyone hates for no legit reason. Did I mention nothing really happens? 😬

#summersendreadathon

emilyhaldi OMG I hated this book with the fire of a thousand suns!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 3w
4thhouseontheleft @emilyhaldi I love that description. 😂😂 Glad I‘m not the only one! 3w
Melissa_J So, what you are saying is that I should avoid this one? 😂 3w
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Sarahreadstoomuch Yikes and I always put this on display with beach/vacation books. Guess I should rethink that! 3w
Clwojick 😂😂😂 Apparently I marked it as a pick, but I honestly can‘t remember anything about it lol. 3w
Scochrane26 I read that a few yrs ago & also don‘t remember anything about it. 3w
baes I bailed early too. Shame because I saw a lot of rave reviews. I just don‘t think it‘s my cup of tea. 3w
Megabooks Totally agree!! 3w
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