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Brenley

Brenley

Joined April 2016

Writer. Educator. Adventurer. IG @brenley22 Pics of Books and Cats and Books and Cats and Books and...
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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Some people would say I have too many books; they would be wrong.

This is essentially my xmas/bday book haul. And now I will go on sabbatical I definitely to finish my TBR.

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Loving my bed time read!! RBG is so inspiring. Kind of want to start my second career in law...???

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Books I've kept on my shelves from the last two years. I've read a lot from my shelves this year, but I usually take a lot to my class library. My goal next year is to read what is on my shelves so I can make room for more!

Megabooks I loved The Interestings! 7mo
ephemeralwaltz Room is a favorite! 7mo
Lcsmcat Lots of great reads there! 7mo
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I Hotel | Karen Tei Yamashita
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This feels like a book that you need to talk to other people about. So ... has anyone else read this? What do you think?

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I'm lucky I get book money for my classroom and I have few students who love Nova Ren Suma as much as I do!

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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This. Book. !!!!

Ncostell Loved this book too and I just finished watching the movie on Netflix yesterday which was great also. 7mo
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Legend | Marie Lu
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Trying to get through some YA so I can take them back to my classroom and review for my students! Legend so far is awesome - a close dystopian world (one that semi-matches our own) is fascinating to me. I love the characters so far too.

APLitlife This trilogy is a favorite in my classroom. I have two sets and they are always checked out. 8mo
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Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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I've heard so much about this book, but it also seems I haven't heard much about this book. I'm going in with 0 expectations and am loving it so far.

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The Merciless | Danielle Vega
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Holy Satanists, Batman! This is a wild ride of horror and fun. Kind of campy, but definitely kept me guessing. Not the ending I was expecting, but definitely what this book deserved.

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Light weekend reading. 📚

RadicalReader @Brenley love the gorgeous glass where did you get such a perfect possession? 8mo
Brenley @RadicalReader lol they're plastic from Walmart. Although the picture makes them look tres chic. 8mo
Cinfhen We‘re currently reading this book as a buddy read!! Check out @EadieB page for the discussion questions. They‘ve been really fabulous 😊 8mo
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RadicalReader @Brenley wine in a plastic cup people could feel like a descendant to Queen Elizabeth with such a terrifically tres chic characteristics 8mo
Brenley @Cinfhen that's awesome! I've been dying to read this for months and got a lucky find at a library giveaway shelf. Can't wait to check out the discussion questions. 8mo
Chrissyreadit @Brenley yes- @EadieB is posting great questions and the discussion has been fun- this book is intense! 8mo
EadieB @Brenley I‘ll tag you starting today. Just search #thestrangerbesideme. 8mo
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I‘ve only read 8 books so far this year, but my reading life has honestly never been better. All 8 of the books have been winners!

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#lifegoals I bought this book for my class library and so far I‘ve been the only one who has checked it out! So amazing and wonderful.

Brenley Actually and seriously one of my goals to have a house large enough to do stuff like this!! 1y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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We‘re moving (again) in a few months which means I have to pack up all my books (again). Sigh.

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Finished A Darker Shade of Magic and returned to my short story collection (that I still haven‘t finished)! Although, I am really loving this story so far!

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Wow. So glad I picked this up at the library!!! Started it on audio last year and decided to read it in print for my #allfemaleread !! So good so far!

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This book is soooooo weird and creepy!!!! Holy moly.

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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Went a little crazy at the goodwill bookstore... 🤷‍♀️ Also my friend and I agreed that Robert Galbraith counts in the #allfemale reading challenge of 2018... thoughts?

Aloisi_tribe The Robert Galbraith books TOTALLY count! 2y
Brenley @Aloisi_tribe thank you for confirming!! 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Ughhhhh!!!! This book!!!! So great. Everyone should read it! I‘m about to buying this book in bulk to just start passing out to people.

Bookladylinda I agree! So good!!!! 😍😍😍😍 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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There‘s so many serious feels in this book, but I love Angie Thomas for making Starr so relatable!! #currentread #seriously

iamtoddseal I just read that part today! 2y
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I got 3 books in at the library, 1 ebook on Libby and just bought 2 more at the goodwill. #idonthaveaproblem 😂 in other news my all female read of 2018 is going really well!!

Lyn-Mara I never stop either. Reading is my best problem! 🤓 1y
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So I‘ve been reading... and doing #nanowrimo ... and teaching. And this picture is an accurate representation of my #mood. All I can think about is I have 9 days off after tomorrow and I don‘t care what family stuff I have to endure as long as I can sleep! (And maybe read and catch up on my word count..?)

callielafleur Hope you can get lots of rest, ie lots of book time!! 2y
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The History and Practice of Magic | Paul Christian, Jean Baptiste
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“The library is the temple of the human spirit, the tabernacle of the written and printed word.” This book I found for .50 cents(!!!) is one of my most favorite possessions!

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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Reading this on a friend recommendation! Very good so far!! Thanks @Lizzyg4

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October 1st by the pool. A real fall day in Florida.

GabrielleDubois October 1st under the rain, a real fall day in France! 😊 2y
Brenley @GabrielleDubois ❤️ it!! 2y
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Had the pleasure to sit through jury duty on Monday (didn‘t get picked 😢). Got some reading in and actually talked to some strangers about books!!!

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I finally finished this giant book last week with my reading buddy 😻. It was slow at parts where it seemed the story was just going back and forth, but it picked up near the end and reeled me in. Glad I bought it!

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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Got my friend book box!!! Love me some book mail from @Lizzyg4 📚👍❤️

RanaElizabeth The Patrick Ness is a great book! 2y
Brenley @RanaElizabeth Yeah! I've heard some cool things about it! 2y
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I haven't read a hardcover in a while!! But I'm super into this big book! We've weathered the storm, but school is still closed due to power outages. I'm trying not to think about make up days while I binge read all day. #currentlyreading #teachersoflitsy #hurricaneirma

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Thank you for the concern on my previous post about the Hurricane. Hanging in safe and sound so far! #wegotthis #catsoflitsy

Cinfhen Great! Stay safe💜 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Keep yourself and the kitty safe. 2y
DebinHawaii Glad to hear you are staying safe. 💜 2y
ReadingSusan 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
minkyb Happy to hear this. 2y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Tfw you know you can text your book friend weird things about the book you're reading and they'll totally understand you. (Also seriously question: Doodletown? The book is so intense and then "so and so is going to Doodletown" it's just so random.)

Bookzombie It is strange. Maybe it's the way he translated it. 2y
Brenley @Bookzombie I thought that too. But it does start to be very distracting when you get to the intense parts of the book. 2y
Debiw781 Doodletown?!? 😂😂 2y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Only on page 40 and I'm hooked. #socreepy #countdowntohalloween

Aloisi_tribe This is one of the best books I read last year. I read lots of horror and it's hard for me to find something that truly creeps me out but this book did from the very beginning. 2y
EvieBee I heard about this one on a podcast and it sounded sooooo scary! 2y
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Hurricane | Cherry Adair
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Had to take an emergency trip to the bookstore to stock up for the storm! #hurricaneirma is coming!! We're prepped and ready to wait it out.

Suet624 Where are you??? 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Good luck! 2y
Brenley @Suet624 we're in the center of the state well away from the evac zone, but much in the way of the storm. We're hoarded up in our house though. 2y
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Brenley @bookish22 thanks! 2y
Suet624 Oh gosh. I so hope you weather the storm. 2y
minkyb Be safe! 2y
BookBabe Stay safe, good luck! ❤️ I loved HEX, hope you enjoy it and it gets your mind off things! 2y
Debiw781 @Brenley we're in the center of the state too! 2y
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Signal boost to Sherman Alexie. If you haven't already read anything by him: get to it! #currentlyreading #lgbtqa

Reggie This makes me think of Jon Stewart in the early 2000's when he reported that the Navajos met to discuss gay marriage and voted it down. And then he says,"But let me ask you this, Navajos. Who will make all your turquoise jewelry." lol I miss Jon Stewart. 2y
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SLAM! Vol. 1 | Pamela Ribon
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Ahhhhhh!!! So excited about volume 1!!! I only read the first issue and I'm just so into this ❤️💜💚💛

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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It's been a minute since I've been this into a book. Listening on the audio and reading at night = sure sign I'm hooked. #currentlyreading #abouttime

AlaMich I have never read this. Everyone and their uncle tells me I have to and I MEAN to, I just never do. 2y
Brooke_H It's hard for me to pick a fave book, but if I HAD to, it would be this one. (edited) 2y
Brenley @AlaMich this is the first time I've ever read it! It feels like the right time and the right book for me. 2y
Brenley @Brooke_H it was great! Got me out of my reading slump! 2y
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Back to School with Betsy | Carolyn Haywood
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All set up for the school year! #backtoschoolagain #readingcorner #shelfie

Bookworm83 Ooohh!! I love it! 2y
Daisey Awesome! 2y
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Giant Days Vol. 4 | John Allison
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And the weekend reading fun continues... #currentlyreading

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Paper Girls Vol. 3 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Saturday night plansssssss #YAS

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This book is gonna sucker punch me isn't it?

ohyeahthatgirl Most of Alexie's stuff does. But he has such a great sense of humor it sometimes catches me by surprise. 2y
Brenley @ohyeahthatgirl I really enjoyed Absolutely True Diary and a friend sent me this. I'm really digging it so far! 2y
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I've done about zero reading this summer, but I've kicked butt on #writing and lesson planning for the new school year. #backtoschool

Librariana I was a middle school teacher for 5 years down in Texas. Taught ESL, AVID, and Language Arts. Seeing this makes me all 😍😍😍 What a fun, awesome format to present information in to your young people! 2y
Melwilk I teach middle school English. I have read this summer and done nothing for school 😂 2y
Brenley @Librariana that's awesome!! Thanks! I stole the idea from Pinterest! 😉 2y
Brenley @Melwilk well most of the writing I did was for personal WIP so... lol! I wish I had read more, but I had a few that I just could not get into... 2y
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Mythology | E. Hamilton
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Research and Writing. 📚👍🦄

tournevis My edition of this book is as old as me, and as decrepit as me. Some of the interpretations may be dated, but the facts are inescapable. And the illustrations! 2y
Brenley @tournevis That's awesome! It's still useful! 2y
tournevis @Brenley I still buy it for people! 2y
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It | Stephen King
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I hate to be that person who posts pictures of themselves by their pool all summer, but then again... I don't hate it ☀️🏝📚#summerread #currentlyreading

8little_paws Own it! I'm a city dweller, my "outdoor space" is the landing between floors on the back stairs overlooking the alley ? 2y
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Here are my #yellowcovers for #riotgram today! Perfect day to reorganize my books! ☀️⭐️🌟

Crystalblu Lullaby!!! Loved it!! Captain Blue Bear is on my TBR shelf! 2y
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I don't know what I'm going to read this summer, but I know I'll be making my way through what's on my shelf and I'll be writing some stuff. Either way, I'll just be glad to have some time off!! #junemostanticipated #junebookbugs @RealLifeReading

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Descender Vol. 2 | Jeff Lemire
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#mayreads still trucking on the Series of Unfortunate Events books AND reading some killer comics! Descender is getting better and better, American Vampire is so addicting, and Sarah Anderson's doodles are so welcoming during the end of year stress.

vivastory I have American Vampire in my tbr, i was thinking of tackling it soon. Glad to hear you enjoyed it 2y
Amanda.T American Vampire is so good!! 2y
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In high school, I could not STAND The Scarlet Letter. After revisiting it in college, I found a weirdness in Hawthorne and fell in love. A colleague just gave me a box of books and I found this gem - I think the 'connections' section is what makes this edition for me. #TeachersofLitsy #TOC

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I think Helquist's illustrations in this book are my favorite so far. He has done a fantastic job in the previous books, but I just love the theme to this one the best. #currentlyreading

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Obligatory photo of my Memorial Day weekend enjoying this series (I'm almost through with it!) and my pool and the Florida sun. #memorialday 🏝☀️📚

QuietlyLaura This looks absolutely lovely! Have a great day! 2y
Suet624 Gorgeous 2y
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Eight Days | Edwidge Danticat
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Today is the 9th day before school ends and it's already started so it doesn't count. 😊 I'm so tired and all I want to do is stay in bed and read books. But instead I'm going to spend 8 more mornings with my students and listen to Hitchhiker's Guide. #TeachersofLitsy #8moredays

Bambolina_81 You're almost there! You can do it! 2y
Aswenson Hope your last few days are great! Down to 3 days here... :) 2y
Nat_Reads You can do it! We are done June 5th! 2y
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minkyb Hang in there! 2y
Onlaughterandliteracy You got this! I have 2. I cannot wait to read all day! 2y
Brenley @Bambolina_81 @Nat_Reads @Onlaughterandliteracy @minkyb @aswenson thanks for the pep talk! Each morning gets harder to stop hitting that snooze button, but I can do 8 more. 2y
Lizzyg4 You're so close!!!! 2y
TheBookHippie 12 more school days for my son -15 for me !! 2y
shanebeth our last day Wednesday, thank you lord Jesus. hang in there! 2y
asiriusreader You're so close! Hang in there! 19 days and counting here! 2y
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Finally starting this, despite getting he recommendation last month from @Lizzyg4 ! Already LOLing 😂😂 #currentlyreading

AlaMich ❤️ Christopher Moore! Especially Fool on audio...totally hilarious!! 😂 2y
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