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Betty_Bookworm

Betty_Bookworm

Joined March 2017

Reference librarian, bibliophile, Bodhisattva in-training. "There's more to life than books you know, but not much more." -Morrissey
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Seeing her journal, in person, after loving and reading these very words for 30 years- it meant a lot to me. I think I was more reverent than when I saw a Gutenberg bible. 🖤

batsy I imagine it must have been something 💜 1y
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Almost done with volume one. And this part just killed me. 💔

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🖤

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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As someone with hearing loss, I completely identify with this.

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Girls Girls Girls | Michael Montlack

Am I the only person completely over seeing GIRL in the title of a book? I am refusing to read any- this is how incredibly annoying it is to me.

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This is such a special movie for me and i am so happy to finally have my hands on this book.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

"He loves a version of me that is incomplete. I always thought it was what I wanted: to be loved and admired. Now I think perhaps I'd like to be known."

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Heard about this on #allthebooks and I enjoying it, only a few pages in.

Cathythoughts I highlighted this sentence too. Great short story ✨ 2y
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Book of Speculation | Erika Swyler
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I'm really enjoying this read but there is one thing I am finding so hard to buy- the reference librarian who has a hard time doing his own research and needs help. Total BS. The author knows swimming, but she does not know librarians.

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This book is hitting close to home as I am dealing with my own parents aging and their need for more help from me. Sigh.

batsy Yes, I feel like elder care is not something that's talked about enough. Need to pick up this book. 2y
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 | Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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I'll play! #LETSTALKABOUTBOOKSBABY
1- Rhode Island
2- The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead
3- Off the Cliff (about Thelma & Louise)!
4- Ramona books
5- Breakfast at Tiffany's...no wait, Shawshank Redemption! No- actually The End of the Affair.
6- New Roz Chast about NYC

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Need I say more?

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Back from retreat (Buddha camp) and starting a new job. Life feels hectic. Feeling like I have no time to read. 😔

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Appropriate reading while I'm away at my yearly Buddhist retreat. Also my #readharder #poetry pick

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I love anything #bronte and I am just geeking out over this book.

rubyslippersreads I can't wait to read this! 2y
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My Dad Wrote a Porno | Jamie Morton
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Oh. My. God. Cannot stop laughing.

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"'She has beautiful skin' means she's as white as a tampon." I've heard this before. And yes, I am.

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Witches: Salem, 1692 | Stacy Schiff
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Hellish is the word that comes to mind with this read. I am pretty disappointed. While Schiff obviously did her research, she states in the first chapter there was not a lot to go on. This period in New England history is so embarrassing to me. Reading about the ridiculous accusations is frustrating. I'm just kind of trudging along since this is my #readharder pick for a book that takes place 100 miles away.

Somasis I agree, but I thought the author did the best she could, given the material. There is only so much variation you can get from "this aweful thing happened, and people were aweful about it, and did aweful things to each other" again and again. Talk about depressing ? 2y
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1984 | George Orwell
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Anyone who loves books will love this new #podcast from #bookriot They put so much work into this! It's like Serial but about a book. Check it out! ❤️

Redwritinghood Just finished listening. It was very good. 2y
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Love seeing my little one read. Look. That's an iPad NOT being used nearby!

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Ahab's Wife | Sena Jeter Naslund
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#fave5 books of all time. Thanks for the fun contest @Oryx

blankpagesofmine I haven't read any of these!! Which one would you recommend the most? 2y
Betty_Bookworm @blankpagesofmine Depends on what you are in the mood for. They are each so very amazing in their own ways and I reread them all regularly. 2y
blankpagesofmine I will definitely add some of these to my tbr. I'm probably most curious about Station Eleven and The Bell Jar, since those I've heard the most feedback anout 2y
Liatrek I really enjoyed the Namesake been meaning to find the movie and watch it. 2y
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In such a reading slump right now. Everything feels mediocre. So I grabbed something I've already read and know is amazing. I love doing this- coming back to books I haven't read in 20 years. They are always different reads now.

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I just spent the last three days, sick in bed and pretty much bookless. This is the first book I pick up upon feeling better. Am I insane?

Kathrin Maybe a little! 😝 2y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Who else has #literarytattoos ? I got this one 4 years ago and I hate to say it's blurred over the years- but here's the picture from the first day! #sylviaplath #obsessed

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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Such a great book. I wish teens would go wild for this instead of crap like Twilight.

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Ravina the Witch? | Junko Mizuno
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Gorgeous!!!

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Feeling sicky and crappy today but I'm laughing and crying with this amazing book.

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Big Machine: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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I am enjoying this but...wtf is going on?

bitterbear Lmao... I loved this book but I thought the same thing! 2y
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The Gutenberg Bible | Martin Davies
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The Buddhist goes wild for the Bible. Well, when it's a Gutenberg. And it's the second one I've seen this year! The Morgan has 3 copies but this was the only one on display.

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More geek out moments from my NYC book tour. The Morgan Library. Mr. Morgan is my new dead boyfriend.

Redwritinghood 😍😍 2y
goodbyefrancie Ohhhh myyyy. 💚💚💚💚 2y
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I got to totally geek out this weekend and had a book tour of NYC. Rose reading room at the New York Public Library.

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I think my youngest son may enjoy this. So rare I actually read a comic or graphic novel that I can expose my children to. 😜

howlinglibraries This is legitimately one of the greatest graphic novels ever written, in my opinion. I LOVE Nimona! 2y
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I love books about books and this one speaks to me in so many ways.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I read this recently but the audio took it to a whole new level. Amazing.

Somasis Oh man, that cast looks amazing! Guess I need to add that to the ol' TBR 2y
Betty_Bookworm @Somasis definitely. I enjoyed hearing it much more than reading it myself. 2y
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Imagine Wanting Only This | Kristen Radtke
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Mehso-so

Not really what I thought it was going to be, but lovely nonetheless.

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Hinges Book Two: Paper Tigers | Meredith McClaren
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❤️ #hinges

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Omg. Just YES. I am loving this.

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Good morning.

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Possibly one of my favorite sentences. Or first half of a sentence, technically. This books is wonderful too.

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I always loved listening to the #moth on NPR. This book is wonderful.

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I am simply amazed at the art in this book. Loving it.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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What. An. Asshole. #ihaterochester

Redwritinghood 😂😂 2y
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This book is gorgeous.

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Meh. As I read this book I feel similar to when I read Lake of Dead Languages- another Secret History inspired book and no one can write like Donna Tartt.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I feel rather disturbed by the last paragraph in this book.

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My other obsession. ❤ There are more books on top that didn't fit into the square crop.

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I've spent Mother's Day rearranging books. I am reminded of my #jeanrhys obsession.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Suitable reading for Mother's Day.

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I might need to own this.