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Brooke_H

Brooke_H

Joined April 2016

Reader/Library Worker/Nonpracticing Editor - A real dingbat 🛎 🦇 according to That Guy on NextDoor
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The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
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Isle Royale by John Hamilton
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Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
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Some unwinding before what is going to be a hectic day.

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Better Nate Than Ever | Tim Federle
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Recent reads. Loved them all except Bad Twin…

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Better Nate Than Ever | Tim Federle
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I watched the Better Nate Than Ever musical film on Disney Plus not too long ago and enjoyed it. So I thought I'd just read the middle-grade novel it was based on. Not at all suprisingly, the book is better. Like way better. Like I was surprised at how excellent it is. Nate is sweet, smart, charming, resourceful, brave, and so funny. I LOL'd at various points (and yes, got choked up too). And I loved all the musical references.

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Superbat | Matt Carr
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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This was my blind date with a book! 😱

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Book Soup purchase. My first blind date with a book! Any guesses?

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My June so far…
Malcolm X ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Marley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nyxia ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Detransition, Baby ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Atonement ⭐️⭐️
His Hideous Heart ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Consumed ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stumptown V2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hilda and the Troll ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Everything I know about Malcolm X comes from Alex Haley and Spike Lee, so I learned plenty of new info here. (It would be an interesting project to read the Autobiography first, then this bio.) Although it is slow in places, almost too exhaustive, I found it interesting.

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Just so incredibly good. Maybe the best book I‘ve read this year? We‘ll see.

CarolynM A contender for best book I‘ve read this year too. 2w
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Eggasaurus | Jennifer Wagh
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Adorable picture book of the day

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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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“As a child, Turner had once tried to persuade himself that preventing his mother‘s sudden death by avoiding the pavement cracks outside his school playground was a nonsense. But he had never trodden on them and she had not died.”

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My Fine Fellow | Jennieke Cohen
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I went to an author event at my local B&N for author Jennieke Cohen. She was in conversation with fellow author Kate Abbott. (Full disclosure: I used to work with both of them at a publishing company.) It was really fun, and I‘m excited to read her new book!

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Today‘s #morningread

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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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Morning reading. You can tell how long I‘ve had this book by the “soon to be a major motion picture” sticker on the cover. 😂

SRWCF IDAHO???? I'm from Idaho!!! 2w
Brooke_H @SRWCF My husband is from Idaho. We‘re in CA now. But I love my Idaho mug! ☺️ 2w
SRWCF @Brooke_H Where in Idaho? I live in Boise and have been here for 45 years. (Lordy, that makes me sound ancient - I'm 50.) 2w
Brooke_H @SRWCF He was born in Rigby but his family now lives in Idaho Falls. 2w
SRWCF @Brooke_H Oh, very nice!!! 2w
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We really wanted to do Jolabokaflod this year, but Xmas Eve isn‘t exactly a super relaxing day to read and eat chocolate. So we decided to do Jolabokaflod in May!

Julsmarshall Love that! 1mo
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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Anyone who is using Beanstack to track their reading will earn a fun badge today! 🔍🎻🐝

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I often find myself drawn to the tagged book at the library where I work because it is incredibly popular, and I‘m a huge Twin Peaks fan. But the Goodreads reviews are pretty bad, so I‘ve been staying away. Today this note fell out of the book while I was pulling it out of the book drop, as if to remind me why I really shouldn‘t read it. 😂

FlowerFairy 🤣 1mo
Tamra 😂 love it! 1mo
Megabooks Lol!! 1mo
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Morning reading

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If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes short stories, you will enjoy this Solar Pons collection. You could literally do a find & replace swapping the names in this with the names we all know from Conan Doyle, and it would be a Sherlock Holmes collection.

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I just really like the word “mathemachicken.”

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It Fell from the Sky | Terry Fan, Eric Fan
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Cute picture book of the day…

AnneCecilie Love this cover 2mo
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My new staff pick display!

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True Grit | Charles Portis
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I bought the tagged book on Friday at Gatsby‘s Books in Long Beach. It‘s a nice quiet used book shop…with a cat named Ruby!

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Nobody Lives Forever | John Gardner
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My purchases from The Last Bookstore. They have a Sherlock Holmes section AND a James Bond section!

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The Last Bookstore | Los Angeles, CA (Bookstore)
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Went to The Last Bookstore in LA this weekend. It‘s a gorgeous store in an old bank building & it has a bajillion books. I definitely recommend going on a weekday! Yesterday was PACKED not only with book browsers, but also photographers staging photos. And the checkout lines were 😵

Nute Awesome photo! 2mo
Brooke_H @Nute Thank you! 2mo
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My purchases from Skylight Books…

Megabooks Loved both! 2mo
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Skylight Books | Los Angeles, CA (Bookstore)
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Visited Skylight this weekend…One of the best bookshops in LA! Definitely plan a stop if you‘re ever traveling there. And the neighborhood is so fun!

LiteraryinLawrence It looks adorable! 2mo
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This weird little book is basically 1945 Sherlock Holmes fan fic. This copy is from 1974, in pretty great shape. 🐝🔎🎻 (Also, the cover Litsy has for this title has me 🤔)

thegirlwiththelibrarybag 😂 I had to click through to see for myself. Love myself some published Sherlock Holmes fanfic! 2mo
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Starting a new one this morning.

Readergrrl I‘ve not seen this one before. That looks like a Barnes and Noble publication. Is it? 2mo
Brooke_H @Readergrrl No, it‘s from a company called Flame Tree Publishing. I received it in my monthly Feminist Book Club box. 2mo
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Just got my Feminist Book Club box for May, and I literally cannot believe how gorgeous the book is. I really feel like I got my subscription $$$ with this one! 😍 Will also be following the doings of Sistah Scifi in the future. 📚🪐

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All about Lulu | Jonathan Evison
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This cover is so weird, I don‘t even know how to photograph it. Should I stick my thumb in her eye? Nose? Mouth? 😂

Butterfinger Lol 3mo
EvieBee 🤣🤣 3mo
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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Engaging history told through historical vignettes, poems, short fiction, and personal and scholarly essays. I didn‘t realize how much I didn‘t know about this period of American history, and I learned so much about how it has impacted not only US history, but also current events.

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Alice | Christina Henry
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Has so much potential, but moves too quickly with no character development. Also needlessly gruesome and violent. The relationship between Alice & Hatcher is pretty toxic, but I think we are supposed to root for them? I won‘t be reading the rest of the series.

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Vinny Gets a Job | Terry Brodner
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Cute book of the day #LibraryWork #PictureBooks

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Squeezing in a little early morning reading before work today

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Cute book of the day #LibraryWork #PictureBooks

keys_on_fire Love that cover! 3mo
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New book day!

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Starting another one. This is only my second manga, and my first actual hard copy (the other one was on my kindle).

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Just a Girl | Jane Caro
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Starting a new one before work this morning

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This book is dated and problematic. But it's also emotionally powerful and so compelling. It kept me up reading way past my bedtime on several nights, and that does not happen for me very often. One of King's best, I think.

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Pretty book of the day #LibraryWork #PictureBooks

Tamra It‘s a great book! 💚 3mo
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Gangster Nation | Tod Goldberg
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I'm completely hooked on the darkly comic, excellent murderer Sal Cupertine. Or maybe I prefer David Cohen? Either way, I'll read this smoothly written, fast-paced gangster series (I hope?) forever. The writing is perfect, and I loved the addition of the Native Mob as well as 9/11 and its affect on mafia business. Warning: Ends on a cliffhanger. Book 3, please, asap? (I'll read The Low Desert to keep me going until then.)

RamsFan1963 The Low Desert is really good. You get a background story on what really happened to Sal Cupertine's dad. I read The Low Desert before Gangsterland & Gangster Nation. 3mo
Brooke_H @RamsFan1963 ohhhh, interesting! 3mo
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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My haul from Semicolon Bookstore today. I had to buy the tagged book after hearing @annebogel rave about it several times. I‘ve been meaning to read Chloe Brown forever. And I got Miles Morales from the store‘s “free books” shelf! (Bonus bookmark from After-Words, another shop we visited today.)

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Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery | Chicago, IL (Bookstore)
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For anyone who loves in/near Chicago…pay Semicolon Bookstore a visit! The staff were so inviting, the layout and art are outstanding, and they even have a shelf of free books! Loved our visit there today.

TrishB Looks great 👍🏻 4mo
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I don‘t know anything about this book, but I kind of want to read it because the title makes me giggle.

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Thunder Cake | Patricia Polacco
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Every single time I shelve this book, I think it reads “Murder Cake.” 😂

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Squeezing in a little reading before work this morning. I‘ve had this bashed-up old paperback for literally decades, but I‘m just now reading it. I like the $.75 price tag. 😂

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The Abbess of Crewe | Muriel Spark
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I am just not into this one at all. Bailing at 62%.

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The bookmark I found in this Titanic book today 😆 #LibraryWork

DogMomIrene Too cute! 4mo
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