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Aimeesue

Aimeesue

Joined September 2016

We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one. ~ Doctor Who Yep, I'm holding a brain.
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #covercrush Day 4

Share covers you love, no explanations. This allows for viewers to speculate about my psyche and personality, I suppose. Any theories about why I seem drawn to trompe l'œil images of skulls? 😄💀💀💀

Aimeesue FYI, I've always loved the cover to Cher's Heart of Stone album, too. 😂 http://www.optical-illusionist.com/illusions/cher-heart-of-stone-illusion 5h
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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I may be enjoying this post- apocalypse tale a bit too much, but to be fair, it does star three of my favorite animals.

TamTracy I‘ve heard this was hysterical. What do you think? 18h
Aimeesue @TamTracy It's funny in spots, and ST's observations about humans are amusing, but I wouldn't classify it as "hysterical." Kinda depends on what kind of humour you like - some of its pretty dark, so I can see why some don't quite get it. ST can be pretty crass, so I'd guess that that's also why some find it off-putting. I personally am enjoying it! 7h
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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

Post a cover you love, no explanations, one a day for seven days.
(Sounds like a prescription. It'll cure what ails ya, at least for a minute.)

Who wants to play?

HO HO HO!

britt_brooke Love it! 20h
Aimeesue @britt_brooke I read it every December! 7h
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Just started this one, so I‘m not sure what I think of it yet, but I do love the cover.

Megabooks I looovvveed this book!! 2d
Aimeesue @Megabooks It was very, very good! 20h
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

Anyone want to play? @Hoopiefoot ? 7 covers that you love, one per day, with no explanation. Tag an unsuspecting new player each day. It's like a #pyramidscheme but we all win!

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Right?

Aimeesue Serious spoiler. Don't read post unless you've read the book to the end. 3d
tournevis According to the radio thibg I heard yesterday, it's confirmed. 3d
Aimeesue @tournevis Oh, good. Thought I might've Been imagining things! (edited) 3d
Gezemice Yep. She does not say it outright but strongly implies it. 3d
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

Anyone want to play? @jillrhudy ? Post 7 covers that you love, one per day, with no explanation. Tag an unsuspecting new player each day. It's like a #pyramidscheme but we all win.

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LeahBergen I like your analogy. 😆😆 4d
vivastory Fantastic analogy! 😂 4d
batsy 😅 4d
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DGRachel Perfect analogy!🤣🤣 3d
jillrhudy Sure, I'll play. Or I would if this work week would ever end (gnashing teeth). What makes me hesitate is. . .seven CONSECUTIVE days? I guess no one is counting. 3d
Aimeesue @jillrhudy Librarians get to stretch it out as long as they like. They're busy getting important tomes to the teeming millions! 3d
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A timely read, as it becomes increasingly urgent that we deal with environmental issues.
On sale in US ebook stores, free to read for Amazon Prime members.

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First American edition, 1939, with illustrations by the author and endpapers by Robert Lawson. Just a gorgeous book that almost got sent to the discard pile at the Book Sorting this week.

Lcsmcat 😮 I‘m glad you saved it! 5d
batsy Oooh 😍 5d
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat @batsy I've learned over the years that one of the best jobs at the Book Sorting is the resorting of the discard pile. Those books either go to thrift shops or libraries for their sales, or straight into the recycling bin (we get a lot of torn, stained, smelly, or mildewed, falling apart books.) I find a lot of gems in there! 4d
Suet624 💕💕💕 17h
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Detective Stories | Peter Washington
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From the Book Sorting: Modern editions
#EverymansLibrary

jillrhudy Keep up the hauls! I love it when you get overwhelmed and ship me a bunch of excess tomes. 5d
Aimeesue @jillrhudy I always keep my eye out for stuff you might like. Especially when it's going into the Recycle pile. 😄 That's really just stuff we discard because it doesn't tend to sell at the booksale. A lot of Brit lit and older books get discarded, and then I pack them up to either go straight to an actual recycle bin or to charity shops or library sales. The libraries are getting a bit overwhelmed too these days though, so a lot of it gets tossed 5d
Aimeesue But NOBODY wants textbooks from 1971. Those go straight into the recycle bin. 5d
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Book haul from the Book Sorting: Old books
There‘s something to be said for living in an area where the people are book lovers and hold on to books for DECADES. #ModerLibrary #Thurber and an illustrated Shaker Cook Book from 1953!

ValerieAndBooks Are you in a college town? 5d
Aimeesue @ValerieAndBooks Right outside of DC. Donations mostly come from retired Federal Employees, college profs, and former military. We get a lot of books from older people downsizing, too. 5d
Aimeesue Oh, and former Congresspersons. That's happened once or twice that I know of. 5d
ValerieAndBooks I was thinking college profs because they tend to stay put once they get tenure 🙂. The rest makes sense too. If we hadn‘t had to move as often as we did, I‘m sure my library would be twice as big 😂 4d
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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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On sale in US ebook stores today!

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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OMG, y‘all! There‘s also a Handmaid on the back cover! Wow, great cover design. 💚💚💚

Cinfhen Ponytail girl 💚 6d
BookwormM When you read the book you will know who she is 😃 6d
Aimeesue @BookwormM I'm already halfway through. This was just a comment on the great graphic design. 6d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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How did I not notice ponytail girl in the front cover image til just now? Wow. Nice graphic design.

JoScho I noticed her right away and now she is all I can see! 7d
saresmoore Oh, I didn‘t notice her either! 7d
Ruthiella I only just now see it that you have pointed it out! 7d
Aimeesue @JoScho Yep, you can not see her after noticing! 6d
Aimeesue @saresmoore @Ruthiella There's also a design hidden picture on the cover for Educated. I did t notice until my daughter pointed it out (it was her university's Common Read this year.) 6d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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THE TIME OF THE TESTAMENTS DRAWS NEAR!!!!

Yes, I am stalking the mail carrier.

Leftcoastzen 😂 1w
Tex2Flo This amuses me more than it should. ( Too close to home perhaps?) 7d
LeahBergen 😆😆 7d
jillrhudy You're a scream.
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Boy, this is terrible. I was planning on going in to work tomorrow, but my kid gave me his awful, awful cold and I am sneezing explosively and probably getting viruses EVERYWHERE, so to save my co-workers, I Think I should probably stay home and not infect them while I read The Testaments and drink tea and take Sudafed.
It's the only humane thing to do.

LeahBergen Of course! #martyr 😆😆 1w
mcctrish A sacrifice for the better of all, Praise Be 1w
sprainedbrain Bless you for being such a conscientious human! 😂 1w
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Graciouswarriorprincess Lol!!! 🤣😂 1w
Crazeedi Get well soon, but maybe not too soon!😉💞 1w
Leftcoastzen You are such a considerate person , and wise!Blessed be the fruit! 1w
Ruthiella Absolutely! 😂You must think of others at a time like this! 1w
Reggie Lololol how unselfish of you!!!! 1w
Aimeesue @Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella @Reggie @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime We must all take care of each other in these trying times. Mayday! (edited) 1w
Aimeesue @Crazeedi That is EXACTLY what I am hoping for! Achoo! 1w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Great interview from 1999 focusing on The Handmaid's Tale. The episode actually runs about an hour, despite the counter shown here. Lots of interesting questions.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bookclub/id515895451?i=1000412924548

jillrhudy It came into the library yesterday and has not emerged from processing, of course. I haven't peeked! 1w
Aimeesue @jillrhudy You are a stronger person than I am, that's for sure! I'll be stalking the mail carrier tomorrow. 1w
jillrhudy @Aimeesue You're a nut! I'm #3 on the holds list so I might bring it home or not, depending on how many copies we have in so far. As systems administrator I prevent everyone on staff from monkeying with the holds list including myself. I don't need that kind of temptation. 1w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Taken in Atlanta in 2013? 2014? I forget when I lived there.
Anyway, I saw her at readings twice that year. This one was at an art school. It struck me how different the audience questions were - more about creativity and process and less trying to show how "literary" they were. Also, I learned that she and her husband are bird watchers. ??????

Leftcoastzen Nice! 1w
Lcsmcat How great that you‘ve heard her twice! I‘m going to hear her in November. 1w
4thhouseontheleft 😍😍😍 1w
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat I've been to three or four of her readings, because if she appears anywhere in my travel radius, I'll be there. It was just weird that she was in Atlanta twice in the span of 8 months. Two completely different venues and atmospheres, though. 1w
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue The presentation I‘m going to is for “genetics in literature “ so there will be a lot of scientists there. It should make for interesting questions. 1w
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When your book review says more about you than it does about the book. Oh, Sherry. 🙄

Not every reader has to like every book, of course, but maybe make an attempt to hide your racism and intolerance of different experiences? I'm not a huge fan of fantasy either, but Sherry definitely convinced me to buy this book. I hope I like it just to spite her review. 😂

On sale today in US ebook stores, $2.99

Cinfhen OMG! For a moment, before I saw your comment below, I thought YOU actually posted that review 🤬I bought it today too!!!! I like “foreign type names” 😜The more names, the merrier!!! (edited) 1w
saresmoore Yep, makes me want to read it even more! 1w
TheBookHippie We read it for #BOTMBUDDYREAD feel free to read our discussions. Other than the Romance tiny part it is really well written and beautiful. Look up the Weretiger and Confucius stuff if it‘s not familiar —it‘s very interesting IMO. (edited) 1w
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TheBookHippie @Cinfhen the names are what makes the story 🤣🤣 Sherry wasn‘t intelligent enough to figure it out even though the author CLEARLY walks you through it!!! 1w
batsy Yikes! 1w
Aimeesue @Cinfhen Hahahaha, no! I would NEVER! Reading and listening to audiobooks set in cultures different from the one I was raised in has helped me with my job. I live outside DC, and the population is made up of people from all over the world. Languages have differing pronunciation rules, and names from other cultures can be tough to figure out. Books have definitely helped me stop butchering peoples names! 1w
Aimeesue @saresmoore Oh, good, I'm not the only contrarian around here! 😂 (edited) 1w
Aimeesue @TheBookHippie Thanks! I'll take a look at it. 1w
Aimeesue @batsy Right? I kind of feel sad for people like her. She must spend a lot of time feeling confused and angry these days. And it doesn't have to be that way! 1w
jillrhudy Crimony. 7d
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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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I'd put this one down for a while, because, well, I got distracted by new shiny books, but took it up again today. We were stationed at Ft. Irwin, CA for a couple of years, and spent a lot of time sightseeing and travelling around the area. Spent a lot of time in Barstow and Victorville, as those are the closest towns to post (30-ish miles across the desert.) The descriptions of the Amargosa salt dunes ambushing towns is brutal.

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Way ahead of you, Will. The Beeswrap is fairly new, but we've been using cloth napkins, steel straws and reusable teacups for a loooooong time now. Hoping to find some more good ideas about cutting down on the use of plastics.
Pretty sure this was #BlameitonLitsy purchase.
One thing I like about this book is that he makes allowances right up front.🔽

Aimeesue Not everybody will be able to give up all plastics all the time. I'm a diabetic- I would literally die without plastic insulin pump sets. There are a LOT of medical uses for plastics. Some people with disabilities need plastic straws: substitutes just don't work for them. That is all perfectly OK. Reduce and replace where you can, and use what you truly NEED. 2w
SamanthaMarie Stacked! I like that he allows for the necessary plastic uses. Makes it seem like a good book from the get go when you can allow that some people need plastic to survive. :) 2w
Aimeesue @SamanthaMarie Agreed! The important bit is rethinking how you use plastics, and giving up what you can, without dying, hopefully. 👍🏽 2w
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Tamra One major thing I did that is a big saver in the kid department is investing in Planetboxes & accessories for my kids‘ lunches. Lately my husband is even using one! They are 6 years old now and look/function like brand new. No plastic baggies or silverware or bottles or straws. No new plastic box every year either. 👍🏾 (edited) 2w
Aimeesue @Tamra Those look nice! My husband and daughter went with glass bento boxes. The lids have some plastic (the locking bits) but they've worked well, don't leak, and can be used in the microwave, which is apparently VERY important. I work from home, so my lunch is just there in the fridge. 😋 We do use wax paper baggies once in a while. They work well for most things, unless they wettish. (edited) 2w
Tamra @Aimeesue do you make the wax paper baggies or can you buy? I don‘t know if I‘ve seen them. 2w
Aimeesue @Tamra I bought them. Target carries them, near all the plastic baggies and lunch boxes. Amazon carries them, but that comes with its own issues. 😂 I have the Reynolds ones, but the Lunchskins ones are cute. Those must be new. https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=wax+paper+sandwich+bags&category=0%7CAll%7Cm... 2w
Tamra @Aimeesue I will look!! Thanks! 2w
Weaponxgirl I like the sound of this book, it should also be said when giving up plastic that if you already have it in your house don‘t throw it out to be more zero waste! That‘s just as bad for the environment. I have lots of plastic boxes from takeaways that I reuse constantly. They don‘t look the prettiest but they do the job. 1w
Aimeesue @Weaponxgirl Indeed. I have Tupperware that‘s at least 12 years old. I‘m not throwing it out! A lady at church keeps all the containers/platters/disposable dishes that people bring food in for potlucks and coffee hour. We acquired some pretty heavy duty stuff! 1w
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I guess there's a reason Christianna Brand isn't read widely. I like short stories, mysteries in particular, but there were no real standouts here. Some stories were just so ridiculously convoluted that the "solution" seemed incredible, in that I was unable to credit the possibility of the solution being actually achievable. There were a few good ones, some amused me, but I don't think I'll be reading more Brand.

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Wednesday book haul from the Book Sorting. I was surprised to see the Atkinson turn up this soon, but, hey, lucky me. The Ellis Peters was one I‘d never heard of, a 1966 edition. Sometimes when old books come in, I do wonder why people held on to them for so long. Why keep a 1950 PB Kon Tiki? 🤔

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I LOVE Slightly Foxed day!
#SlightlyFoxed

LeahBergen Ooo, I can‘t wait! 🦊 2w
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It's a great issue! Worth the wait. 2w
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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | Matt Goulding, Jose Andres
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After hearing Andrés' ebullient presentation at the #NatBookFest, I went down to buy this book and We Fed an Island. It was win-win-win, because profits go to World Central Kitchen (the NGO Andrés founded to serve meals in disaster areas,) Politics & Prose was the festival's bookseller, so I got to support a local independent business, and I get a gorgeous new cookbook. It really is a thing of beauty. ❤️❤️❤️

Aimeesue @BarbaraTheBibliophage Just like Andrés himself - the man is positively effervescent! ? 2w
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#Audiobookwalk with the doggos and Levar Burton reading stories to me. ❤️❤️❤️

Aimeesue I adore the Levar Burton Reads podcast. Available on Stitcher, Apple, and Spotify. Highly recommended. http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com 2w
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Barbara Kingsolver. Now I must read this book.
#NatBookFest

Samplergal I loved it. I‘ve heard mixed reviews, but it struck a chord in my heart. 2w
Aimeesue @Samplergal She talked about the real people behind one strand of the story. Mary Treat sounds amazing! And the guy who founded Vineland, NJ sounds a right horror show. Charles K. Landis owned pretty much everything, was a millionaire "land developer," made it a dry town, and shot the paper's editor in the head, in broad daylight, and was found not guilty. Hmmmmm. Remind you of anyone? (edited) 2w
lynneamch Wasn't she super? She said, "A novel is the territory of the human psche." I've loved every on of her novels and definitely putting this one on my tbr. #NatBookFest 2w
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tpixie What a great time you had there! @lynneamch @Aimeesue 2w
Aimeesue @lynneamch She was fabulous! @tpixie It was a GREAT day! Really, really crowded, though! But that's a good thing, over all. Just not when I need to use the restroom. 😄 2w
tpixie @Aimeesue glad it was fun!!! Yes short lines to the bathroom or better! Especially when there are other places to go stand in line!! 2w
Aimeesue @tpixie I'm incredibly lucky in that I live in the area so I get to go every year. This is the biggest crowd I've seen there, but I'd bet that RBG was a big reason for that. It's SO much fun, though! 2w
Samplergal @Aimeesue LOL. It does remind me of someone.... 🤡 2w
Aimeesue @Samplergal She was pretty clear about that resemblance. ??? And she also said that the book is kind of a défense of Millenials - people talk about Millennials "ruining" everything (paper napkins, golf, homeownership, "and, I don't know, avocados?") which, given what we've left them to deal with makes no sense! (edited) 2w
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Other Americans | Laila Lalami
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I need to read this one, as it takes place in the Mojave Desert, where I lived for a couple of years. Miss those date shakes
#NatBookFest

lynneamch She was fascinating at #NatBookFest. Definitely on my TBR now. 2w
Aimeesue @lynneamch I have The Moor's Account, but haven't read it yet. Looking forward to both of her books, though! We lived in the Mojave for 2.5 years at Fort Irwin, CA. There really is a huge population of Middle Eastern immigrés in the area. And a heck of a lot of date trees, farms, and shakes. ? 2w
tpixie @Aimeesue date shakes! I need to try one! 2w
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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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The communication collaboration between the fungus and the trees is called the Wood Wide Web. 😂😂😂
#NatBookFest

lynneamch He blew me away at #NatBookFest today. I loved this book and so admire him. Two quotes: "Environmental activism is a big tent."
"Literature can widen sense of kin."
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Aimeesue @lynneamch He was great! My daughter is majoring in Environmental Sci + is peer mentoring a Plants and Literature class this semester. The Overstory is the first book they're reading. We're Unitarian Universalists, so the kinship with all creatures + the environment thing is not exactly new to us. It's one of UU's basic principles. That's one of the reasons the WWW joke cracked me up- we talk about the interconnected web of existence all the time! 2w
Aimeesue @lynneamch And totally superficially, did you notice how BLUE his eyes are?? 2w
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tpixie @Aimeesue we‘re reading Overstory this month for @litsybookclub another great book is 2w
Aimeesue @tpixie Lab Girl was great! So many trees! 2w
tpixie @Aimeesue yes!! ♥️🌳♥️ 2w
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My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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There are no words big enough. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The crowd was HUGE. The Fire Marshall actually shut down the whole floor because there were too many people up there. By the time I got up there, she was 10 minutes into her talk and a lot of us just sat outside and watched the live-stream. Still pretty cool!

#NatBookFest

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Nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden, to Be Librarian of Congress | United States Congress, United States Senate, Committee on Rules and Administration
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Carla Hayden!!! Librarians rock.

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#NatBookFest

Ruthiella Love her skirt!❤️ 2w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella So many books! 2w
tpixie @Ruthiella great skirt!!! I have shoes like that! I need that skirt! @Aimeesue 2w
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Awesome interview. If you ever get the chance, see Andrés! He was headed to the airport from here to get to Florida ahead of Dorian. ❤️❤️❤️
#NatBookFest

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National Book Festival | Library of Congress, Laura Welch Bush
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IT‘S MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY TODAY!!!!!
#NatBookFest

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Super hard to read when a pibble wants to cuddle. The snuggle struggle is real.
#Stella
#pibble
#pitbull

TheSpineView 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Sad we even need this, but it‘s very, very good.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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On sale in US ebook stores today. I'm exited, since I missed it the last time it was on sale.

jillrhudy It's so great. 3w
Aimeesue @jillrhudy It was on sale avec months ago, and I didn't buy it, then I saw your review and was sad. Then I put a hold on it via Libby and I'm STILL waiting! So now I have my own copy, yay! 3w
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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There you go - The Grapes of Wrath with the pretty, pretty cover. I was wrong, though, it‘s not a 1950s edition, it‘s 1939. Second printing before publication for distribution in Canada. Virtually worthless, but I love it anyway.

saresmoore The virtually worthless ones are my favorites! This is a beautiful edition! 3w
Aimeesue @saresmoore still has its original dust jacket, too, although it's a tattered mess. The spine piece finally tore out when I picked up the book, so I had to back the whole thing with Crane paper (cotton rag, so it's acid free) stuck on with acid free sheet adhesive. Now it's DEFINITELY worth nothing, but at least it won't fall apart! 😂 3w
Aimeesue I got it at the Book Sorting, which is clearly the best volunteer gig ever.😋 3w
rather_be_reading wow! 😻 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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About halfway done - I have to take allllllllll the books off the shelves so we can have this BEAUTIFUL pink carpet torn out and hardwood floors installed. 😂😂😂
It really is awful carpet. I can't imagine what they were thinking when they put it in. 😳

mcctrish All this work will be so worth it 💪🏻 3w
Lcsmcat Been there - just last spring! It was so difficult to have all my books packed up, but worth it for the new floor. 3w
Tamra Hang in there! Ours are still packed up after a year. 3w
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Megabooks That rose thing in the late 80s. Damn. I just don‘t know 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 But I know your hardwood will look amazing!! 3w
Aimeesue @Megabooks Old people lived here for a very long time. And under that rug is an asbestos tile floor! So we are paying hella extra to have the hardwood floor floated over it. Yay. 3w
Aimeesue @Tamra I never finished rearranging these after my new large bookcase was finished earlier this year! 😂 3w
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat @mcctrish Goodness, I hope so! And redoing the floor has made my husband think that he would like custom shelves built for down there. THAT would totally be worth it! 😄 3w
jillrhudy The pups like it. They run 200 happy circles on it when you remove the gate. 3w
mcctrish What a thoughtful husband ❤️ 3w
saresmoore This is the exact carpet that my grandmother has in her house. No excuses for her, because she is the one who chose it! 😱 3w
Aimeesue @jillrhudy They're gonna have a tough time doing that on the hardwood! Maybe we'll put some throw rugs down there so they at least have a landing pad when they galumph down the stairs. 😂 3w
Aimeesue @mcctrish I think he just want things to be "neat" and "squared away" down there. He spends more time down there than I do because his computer and the gigantic tv and game systems are down there. Military guys hate messy. ? 3w
Aimeesue @saresmoore My grandparents had a very low-pile GREEN rug in their living room. Spring green. With designs carved into it. 😋 3w
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The River | Peter Heller
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Why, oh why do all my library holds come in at once? Not entirely sure I'm in the mood for this one, but I suppose I should read it since I have it.

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Asterix In Belgium | Ren Goscinny
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Found at the Book Sorting last week. I was so thrilled!

tournevis Woot! 3w
tournevis Also, Obélix et Compagnie is my favourite Astérix. Yé! 3w
Aimeesue @tournevis I was SO excited! And for some reason I never put Asterix and Le Petit Nicolas together before., as Goscinny wrote and drew both. I have all the Nicolas books, too. ❤️ (edited) 3w
tournevis @Aimeesue 😁😁😁 3w
batsy Nice!! 😍 3w
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Forgot I even put this one on hold until it appeared on my Libby holds.
BG photo: Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy's disc (Hubble)
Science is so freaking cool.

ShyBookOwl I love that feeling! It's like a gift that you know you'll love because u picked it lol 3w
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Welp, can't argue with that logic.

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Welp, this is timely. On sale in US ebook stores today.

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If you took RL Stevenson's Treasure Island and crossed it with George Stewart's Earth Abides and added The Incredible Journey, this is just what you'd get. Very, very good. And also: DOGS.
A lot of the fun is in all the apocalyptic novels the protagonist has read. He reads a lot, as does his family - his father believes in "Liebowitzing" - keeping knowledge from past civilizations safe and passing it on, from the book A Canticle for Leibowitz. ?

rretzler Loved A Canticle for Leibowitz! 4w
Aimeesue @rretzler I love post-apoc stories. It gives one something to appreciate. Even when the present- day world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket, they remind you that there are still good things in it that we haven't yet lost. 4w
rretzler @Aimeesue They are also some of my favorites. I love any kind of dystopian novel in general, for the same reason. 4w
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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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#Stella‘s keeping my lap warm while I start this one, which I‘ve been looking forward to. Stamped from the Beginning was excellent, and this one promises to be as well. Kendi is scheduled to be on NPR‘s 1A tomorrow, and I want to listen to that interview too.

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Stopped to straighten up this Little Free Library and found a Narwhal! ❤️❤️❤️

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John Marshall Library | Alexandria, VA (Library)
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Me and the lady in the flowered skirt - Library seating rebels! 😁😁😁
I got some looks when I sat down.

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Need to return this to the library, so Stella and I read it after lunch. Well, I Reads it and Stella put up with being bonked in the head with the cover.
Two old friends run into each other and spend some time drinking and catching up. There‘s a lot of disappointment and sad pasts and present denial aboutLBGTQ topics so it left me a bit melancholy, but the painted artwork is gorgeous and the “found” b&w linear graphic novel within is well done.

jillrhudy Stella! Don't bonk her too much. I love her collar. 4w
Aimeesue @jillrhudy Caylie picked that one out. She has to have a slidy adjustable collar to fit over her big potato head. 😄 4w
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LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL. | RONAN. HESSION
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After a rough week, here‘s hoping this is the gentle, hopefully at-least-slightly-uplifting book I‘m looking for. Humans can be so awful to each other. *sigh*

catiewithac Sunfish!! 1mo
mabell I hope next week is better! ❤️ 1mo
Aimeesue @mabell Thanks! I live just outside D.C., and I think I spent too much time listening to the news this week. Add in work deadlines, and it's as if I'm surrounded by a l'âge shallow puddle of muck that I keep stepping into unexpectedly. Nothing major, just wet, cold, mucky feet. ? 1mo
mabell @Aimeesue That sounds extremely unpleasant 😆 1mo
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