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Carleneishere

Carleneishere

Joined May 2016

Aspiring librarian. Ballerina. Roller derby skater. Floridian in Alaska. Bad photographer.
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My #libraryhaul to celebrate Juneteenth, Pride Month, and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Which to read first? (Books in the background are husbands, not mine!)

bookishkris Martha Ackman is a professor at my alma mater, but I‘ve heard great things about The Prince and the Dressmaker, so I‘d go with either of those! 7d
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Summer stacation in Alabama

Bklover Staycations are wonderful!! Enjoy! 2w
teainthelibrary I'm also reading this - it's pretty fantastic! 2w
Pruzy If that is a mint based alcoholic beverage next to you, sign me up! 2w
Carleneishere Sadly, I‘m dieting, so it‘s like sparkling water with ice and tequila 2w
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I thought this was a brilliant program! (Is it really common and I‘m only just finding out about it???) so I wanted to spread the knowledge so maybe others can benefit!

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We work with middle schoolers a LOT at my job and we‘re constantly reminding ourselves “it‘s not their fault, they‘re literally brain damaged...”. Love that Karen put it here too!

Southern_Mel_13 That's so true! I used to teach and my first year I had 7th graders. I would (only half-jokingly) tell family and friends that 7th graders are terrible human beings, but only because they're still learning how to be decent human beings. 4w
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We were just talking about how frustrating it is to be an environmentalist living in Alabama!

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THEY FOUND THE CLOTILDA! This is big news! The last slave ship to bring Africans to America (50 years after international slave trade was abolished 😡) was found in Mobile! As someone that works as an educator, at a maritime museum, ON THE MOBILE DELTA, I am so pumped! I‘m going to drink a Haint Blue Cain&Kazoola beer to celebrate. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/05/clotilda-the-last-american-sl...

8little_paws That's so cool 1mo
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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I not only lightened my hair for the first time EVER, but sitting in the chair gave me three hours of only slightly interrupted reading time!

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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Finally starting this classic! My Daisy Jones hangover has me clamoring for some mid-century drug addicts...

marleed I‘ve always wanted to read that. Love your logic! 1mo
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My friends and I had a running pool about who would be alive, who would be dead, and who would have the Iron Throne at the end of the series. We kept a list of all the deaths so we wouldn‘t miss anyone. Here‘s where we ended... (the cursive I‘m pointing to says “our hopes and dreams for someone decent on the iron throne)

sprainedbrain This is awesome! 😂 1mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I mean... yeah 💁🏻‍♀️

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Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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My local independent bookshop is run by romance author Angela Quarles and her shelf tags are always good for a giggle! #romantsy

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My Fair Concubine | Jeannie Lin
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I had THE WORST day at work. Lightning struck the museum. Which caused a lot of our computerized exhibits to go down. And our AC to go out. We had two schools bringing field trips. Both with incompetent parent chaperones. Then a third school showed up without reservations. We sweated thru our shirts so we went to the storeroom to get more. Cockroach infestation. And the AC caused a flood. And the guests were angry we didn‘t give them attention 🤬

Carleneishere Update: less than ten minutes into Naked Drunk reading hour, the cat took a massive shit in the litter box next to the tub. Because of course she did 2mo
Soubhiville Oh gosh, what a day! I hope your evening gets better! 2mo
Louise Oh, my goodness! Sometimes it all happens at once! I hope you will treat yourself to some goodies and a relaxing weekend! Sending a hug from Massachusetts. 💕 2mo
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😂😂😂

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Weekday off work+beautiful weather+a clean house with no chores=hammock time and summer reading (and also solo day drinking)

rather_be_reading yum! rose in a can! 2mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Why have I been so drawn to romance this year? 🤷🏻‍♀️ This one is lovely! It would be obvious to compare it to The Rosie Project (protagonist on the Austrian Spectrum finds love!) But it‘s very different! #weneeddiversebooks

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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When it‘s impractical for me to be able to listen to Daisy Jones and the Six, at least I have this Spotify playlist to tide me over! Go listen, it‘s on Random House Books channel! I love when books come with soundtracks!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My plane listening! I didn‘t get very far because I kept dozing off, but it inspired me to put on Walk the Line, A Star is Born, and Bohemian Rhapsody as my movies to doze off to.

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Just arrived in #Barcelona! Not to brag or anything, but my AirBnB has a rooftop patio! 😍

TrishB Lovely 💕 2mo
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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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Pretty cover!

Megabooks 😍😍 2mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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My sister in law and I are tight, but we have completely opposite pop culture tastes. I like dark and tragic, she likes light and fluffy. I like characters from faraway times and places and cultures, she likes ones she can relate to. I like movies and tv, she likes podcasts and music. Contemporary romance novels are the only thing we agree on. We‘ve been swapping recipes as we both read Jasmine Guillory‘s foodcentric Books!

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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These are the books I‘m bringing to Barcelona with me next week! I‘d like a romance or a YA novel too. Any suggestions? #travel

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Couldn‘t sleep. Downloaded this book. Started reading. It‘s now 3am. I have three schools bringing field trips to my work tomorrow (Today) at 8am plus two important meetings after the kids leave. I have no interest in stopping reading this.

Also my husband is in bed next to me and he‘s a MILLION DEGREES! Maybe I could sleep if he wasn‘t sweating me out.

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I‘m usually not a fan of Regency era romance (too many magic vaginas that fix broken heroes), but I‘m really liking this one

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Full disclosure: I‘ve never actually read a single Jane Austin novel. But I throughly enjoyed this opening in Ibi Zoboi‘s reimagining.

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Hammock chair. Quilt. Wind rustling through the oak trees. Cold Coke. Husband working in the evenings. Perfection. Now I‘m just waiting for my housemate/tenant to get home so she can fetch me the canned wine I left inside. This nest is too perfect to risk messing up.

sprainedbrain Perfection! 3mo
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Continuing with my morbid audiobook theme...

(And lets admire that cover art!)

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A few quiet minutes at work gives me time to start this little beauty.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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My husband and I always joke that if Reese options it or recommends it, we‘ll enjoy it. We haven‘t been wrong yet! So glad Barnes and Noble is catching on!

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Tough Luck Cowboy | A.J. Pine
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Blegh. The author tried too hard to incorporate characters from the rest of the series. The sex was lukewarm. The characters were one-note. I didn‘t hate it enough to bail before finishing, but I want those hours of my life back.

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Friends of the Library | Terry Anderson, Clarion State College. Center for the Study of Rural Librarianship
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My $38 #bookhaul!

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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When your friend borrows a book for two months and doesn‘t mention it

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Friends of the Library | Terry Anderson, Clarion State College. Center for the Study of Rural Librarianship
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Our local Friends of the Library had a book sale today and CHECK OUT THESE PRICES! #bookhaul post coming soon. Have to consolidate with the husband.

Soubhiville Yay! I love those sales so much! 3mo
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Getting ready for my trip to Spain!

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The husband and I were Unintentional cover twins on this mornings plane ride!

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My audiobook tastes have been leaning a little morbid lately...

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Pirates! | Celia Rees
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I loved Witch Child and Sorceress, and this is very obviously written by the same author. Nearly identical writing style, very similar plot development. However, I‘m loving the story!

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I have never agreed with anything more than I agree with this romcom blog‘s comment on the movie “It‘s Complicated”

mcctrish I agree 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Your spelling is top notch 😂

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Loving that my book matches my cup

Reviewsbylola I‘ve got this one on my TBR. 5mo
DoonTheGoon This book was adorable!!! 5mo
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I just started this but I‘m already hooked. Listening and cross stitching.

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A 20 year old coworker has been crashing in my guest room for the past few months and voraciously reading my book collection. When I came into work this morning, this was waiting for me

Bookzombie Aww, so sweet! ☺️ 5mo
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 | Christopher Paul Curtis
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“Poor kids growing up in Alabama” is the theme of the books on the nightstand of this upper-middle-class grown woman in Alabama.

Kimzey Greetings from Alabama! 6mo
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Maker Space | K.B. Spangler
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 7mo
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Bought it for the pretty cover. Staying for the intricate exploration of marriage

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Alabama Moon | Watt Key
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Anyone in the greater Mobile AL area on Thursday? Watt Key is doing a free event: storytelling and book signing at my work, the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. Find the event on FB and reserve your seat!

I‘m trying to read this by Thursday so I can have good questions!

Carleneishere @kylienoele I know you‘re local ish! 9mo
kylienoele I was for a while but I‘m back in Florida now! I would have loved this though, hope you have fun!!! 9mo
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I feel ya, Diana.

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Currently reading... all three of these very different books

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘m so prepared for Tropical Storm slash Hurricane Gordon. Plants and lawn flamingos are inside, grill is secured, devices are charged, work is cancelled, junk food is prepped, Kindle is full, champagne is poured.

TheAnitaAlvarez That‘s waiting for a hurricane in style 😂 10mo
AmyG Oh no. Stay safe! 10mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It fizzled out where we are in Louisiana - hope all‘s well with you! 10mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh hey - just saw you have listed that you‘re a derby skater. What team? I used to play for Red Stick in Baton Rouge. 10mo
Carleneishere @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I play for Mobile Derby Darlings now, but I started with Sitka Sound Slayers in Alaska 10mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh cool!! 🤘 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Champagne is a nice touch. Here in Oklahoma I always grab my best bottle of Single Malt Scotch when heading down to basement during tornado warnings. If I'm gonna go its gonna be while enjoying a big dram of Laphroaig! 8mo
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