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Caryl

Caryl

Joined May 2016

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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Books on my nightstand this January.

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I find Mary Shelley‘s life fascinating. This evening, I‘m settling into this new telling of her story.

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Feed | M.T. Anderson
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Glad I finally read this dystopian YA science fiction novel. Sardonic, sad, and chillingly prescient.

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After an extremely busy fall semester, I finally picked this one up again and finished it. Sad to be done with the books, but looking forward to watching the 2017 Holiday Special!

merelybookish Welcome back! ☺️ 2y
Caryl Thanks, @merelybookish ! I've missed you all. 2y
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"Once upon a time, I was a kid who read fairy tales." --Kelly Barnhill, winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal

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Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA | Sue Bradford Edwards, Duchess Harris Jd, PhD
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Duchess Harris is a wonderful speaker. I loved hearing her grandmother's story, and about the research she did at NASA for this book. 🔭👩🏽‍🏫🚀

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How I Discovered Poetry | Marilyn Nelson
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#fivestarpredictions -- All from my #TRBBingo card.

Thank you for tagging me, @Lcsmcat !

Hey, all: If you haven't joined in yet, consider yourself tagged by me!

Dragon I really enjoyed Case Histories and there's a British tv series with Jason Isaacs, 💚 2y
kspenmoll How I Discovered Poetry❤️ & Case Histories- enjoyed both! 2y
Caryl @Dragon & @kspenmoll -- I really need to get to Case Histories soon! 2y
WhatDeeReads I've been tagged twice now. I still haven't take the time to collect them. Maybe I'll get there tonight. 2y
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Amina's Voice | Hena Khan
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Need something sweet yet powerful, timely yet uplifting? Read this beautiful middle grade novel by Pakistani-American writer Hena Khan. #SouthAsianWriters #anditsaugust

whatsjennareading This cover is so gorgeous 2y
Caryl @hrhthebookqueen - Isn't it? 💖 2y
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The Forest Lover | Susan Vreeland
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Has anyone read either of these? Recommended? I've had them on my TBR shelf for a long time...
#framed #anditsaugust

LeeRHarry The Forest Lover is on my shelf unread too 😊 so sorry can't help you 😊 2y
Caryl @LeeRHarry - I love Emily Carr and think she'd make for a fascinating story. Just haven't gotten to it yet. So many books and all. 😊 2y
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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As the new school year approaches, I've been craving Austen. #comfortreads #anditsaugust

RealLifeReading ❤️❤️❤️❤️ makes me want to reread P&P 2y
Caryl @RealLifeReading - I don't think I could ever tire of that book. ❤️ 2y
bedandabook I'm reading Persuasion at the moment and loving it. You're right; Jane Austen is a wonderful comfort read. 2y
Caryl @bedandabook - I ❤️Persuasion, too! Truly, I love them all. A book for every mood. 2y
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I like how poems use
Line breaks and
Repetition and
Spaces and
More

To #punctuate
To emphasize
To clarify the words
To shape them into something

Meaningful and
Thoughtful and
Beautiful and

More

#anditsaugust

readordierachel I ❤ this 2y
WhatDeeReads This is gorgeous! 2y
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bedandabook How wonderful. 2y
DivaDiane Nice. 2y
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Princeless: Save yourself | Jeremy Whitley
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I love #sassy Princess Adrienne. #anditsaugust

EchoLogical I keep meaning to read this and I always forget. It's finally been #stacked so maybe I'll actually remember now. Lol 2y
Caryl @EchoLogical - Me, too! I finally got to it today, and I'm so glad I did! You'll love it. ❤️ 2y
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Vacation is... playing a rousing game of Marrying Mr. Darcy.

CoffeeCatsBooks How did I not know about this?! (edited) 2y
DebinHawaii I need this game! 💜💜💜 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I need it too! 2y
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Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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While visiting my parents, I picked these up at the local indie bookstore. Wintering (signed) is for me, and Behold the Dreamers is a gift for a friend.

tpixie Signed!! 2y
batsy Wintering has a lovely cover and the description sounds good! 2y
Caryl @tpixie - Yup! 😎 He was at their bookstore for a visit this summer. @batsy - I haven't read Peter Geye yet, but all of his books sound good to me. This one won the Minnesota Book Award this year. 2y
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tpixie 🎉🎉🎉 2y
merelybookish My library hold of Wintering just came in! 2y
Caryl @merelybookish - 😍👍 2y
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"Sister Monica Joan had the instincts of an actress, and her timing was impeccable."

#seniorcitizens #anditsaugust

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Want | Cindy Pon
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Lots of #runningandjumping in my current read.

#anditsaugust

Louise Someone put a thesaurus to good use! 😂 2y
Caryl @Louise - Yup! 😁 2y
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Secret Coders | Gene Luen Yang
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My local children's bookstore is promoting a Reading Without Walls bingo #challenge. (This idea comes from Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador of Young People's Literature.)

#anditsaugust

Bette Terrific, thanks.👍😊 2y
Caryl @Bette -- Looks like fun, doesn't it? 😎💕 2y
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Black Lives Matter | Edwards, Sue Bradford
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Inspired by many of you, I made myself a #TBRbingo grid of books! I've started several of these, and need to focus & finish. I decided must get a bingo before I can stray from these choices, and I can only stray by one book before coming back for another bingo. We'll see how this goes...

WhatDeeReads Excellent strategy and selections! 2y
Caryl @WhatDeeReads - I went to look at your posts, and see you inspired this great idea -- thank you! 💖 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Whenever someone says they like my Wrinkle in Time shirt, I tell them I can't wait to watch Meg Murry #savetheworld in the new movie. It's going to be fantastic. March 2018, everyone. Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/R-oDUQgoKn8

#anditsaugust

BookFreakOut Yes!!! So excited for the movie! I'll be wearing my shirt as well. 😁 2y
Caryl @BookFreakOut - Yay!!! 😎💖 2y
L_auren This cast 😍 thanks for posting! 2y
Caryl @L_auren - Isn't it great? 👍 2y
tpixie Awesome T-shirt! I love this book. We're going to read it for #LitsyBookClub for September. There's also going to be a #MGBuddyRead reading of it in February! 2y
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L'amante | Marguerite Duras
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#addiction led me to alcoholism led me to Hemingway & Fitzgerald led me to this article:
"The long list of male alcoholic authors is well known, but what about their literary sisters?"
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/13/alcoholic-female-women-writers-mar...

#anditsaugust

DebinHawaii Really Interesting article! 2y
batsy The Lover ❤️ 2y
Caryl Glad you liked the article, @DebinHawaii ! @batsy - I think I read it long ago, but I don't remember it at all. I should read it again! 2y
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American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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I bought these #diverse titles for my Social Justice in Youth Literature class. I can't wait to add them to our school library this fall and recommend them to students!

#anditsaugust

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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These mysteries all have #twowordtitles. I've read all but the tagged one.

#anditsaugust

Zelma Well, you are in for a treat. It's not a typical mystery but is so well-written and full of interesting characters. I loved Case Histories! 2y
Caryl @Zelma - Okay, I'm moving it up on my TBR list! I loved Life After Life and A God in Ruins. You've read those, right? 2y
Zelma @Caryl I tried Life After Life and really couldn't get into it. I do want to read her other books though, as I think her writing is stellar. 2y
Caryl @Zelma I have this one waiting for me, too. (edited) 2y
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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Here's what my kid & I have been listening to as we #drive. His review: "Thrilling. Sometimes very dark. Definitely a must-read for Roald Dahl fans."

#anditsaugust

LauraJ The kid has a bright future in writing book cover blurbs. I'm impressed! 2y
L_auren Love his review and loved this book (and the movie too!)! 2y
Caryl @LauraJ - 😎💕 @L_auren - I'm trying to track down the movie. I bet he'd enjoy it! 2y
L_auren @Caryl Angelica Houston is the main witch!! 2y
Caryl @L_auren 😬😱😍 2y
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Letters in the Attic | Bonnie Shimko
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I liked this MG/YA novel a lot. A touch of historical fiction (it's set in 1962), a sweet first love (main character Lizzy falls for her best friend Eva), interesting characters, and a plot I couldn't predict. I think I would have loved this book as a young teen.

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Eighth-Grade Superzero | Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich
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I want more people, young & old, to read these two books! #needsmorelove #anditsaugust

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Lumberjanes #1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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LauraJ I'm a Jo 2y
Caryl @LauraJ - Jo is great! 2y
LauraJ @Caryl They're all great, but Ripley is my favorite. 2y
Caryl @LauraJ - I love them all! 💖 2y
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Ethel & Ernest | Raymond Briggs
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I stopped at the library today to pick up a book for a friend who injured her foot and needs good reading material to motivate her to rest so she can heal up. She told me to feel free to pick up any other books I thought she'd like, so I curated this stack for her -- plus the one I tagged. (I'm a terrible cook, but I can do this to help!)

Blaire Good choices! 2y
Caryl Thanks, @Blaire ! @Lindy - E&E is a favorite of mine. ❤️ 2y
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J books were tricky to find! Here's what I've got. #startswithj #anditsaugust

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A Year in Provence | Peter Mayle
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The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Short stories are great #quickreads. These made me want to pick up The Sympathizer soon. Looking forward to seeing Viet Thanh Nguyen when he's here in September. #anditsaugust

ReadingEnvy He's a great speaker! 2y
becausetrains @ReadingEnvy he is, he's compelling and funny! He spoke at the library here not long ago. 2y
Megabooks Loved this book! 2y
Caryl @ReadingEnvy @becausetrains - Oh, I can't wait! He will be talking with Kao Kalia Yang, so plan to read The Latehomecomer, too, before the event. @Booksandcooks - 💖😎👍 2y
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Listening to Lin-Manuel Miranda read Aristotle & Dante. Smiled when he read this line. (This audiobook is as magnificent as you'd expect.)

Maike You could almost hear him smiling when reading this line 😊 2y
Caryl @Maike - Yes! So fun. 😊 2y
saresmoore I loved this audiobook! And I tend to really dislike audio, so that's saying something! 2y
Caryl @saresmoore - He's truly a master. He's got these characters and this story down. I'm laughing & crying as I listen in the car. 2y
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This picture book is stunning. I had the honor of hearing the author, Bao Phi, read it tonight at one of our local indy bookshops. Six starred reviews (so far 😊), and very much deserved.

#livetotell #AugustGrrrl

Cinfhen 💕💕 2y
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This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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This beautiful book won a Caldecott Honor in 2015. In 2016, it took the number one spot on the ALA's Top Ten Most Challenged Books list. It's been pulled from some school library shelves, including one in Minnesota: http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=6559

#ireadbannedbooks #bannedbooklove #backtoreading

kspenmoll Thanks for sharing- great article. 2y
batsy Need to read this, loved Skim 2y
Caryl @kspenmoll - I was really happy to find that article! Glad to share. 2y
Caryl @batsy - We read Skim for class; I like that one, too. 2y
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Goodbye Stranger | Rebecca Stead
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One of the narrators in this YA novel uses the second person point of view. And yes, author Rebecca Stead makes it work. I think she can do anything. 💖

#unusualnarrators #anditsaugust

merelybookish I loved this book. And agree, her writing is exquisite. 2y
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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@merelybookish - Can you see the two alternating colors? (A couple of the spines include both colors.) This was fun! Thanks for tagging me. #bookcolortag

Anyone else want to give this a try? I'm happy to pick a color for you, too. Just let me know.

merelybookish Fun! And lots of great books in purple and orange. ☺️ 2y
Caryl @merelybookish - 🍊💜🍊💜🍊 2y
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I loved Rad American Women; this one is just as rad. 40 women from 30 countries, with a list of 250 more to explore when you're through. This is Hypatia, "the first known female mathematician and scientist." #girlsinscience #backtoreading

@Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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If our class had to vote for our favorite book, this one might be it. It inspires us not only to #think but also to take action against injustice. #AugustGrrrl

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Cinfhen This was a powerful novel! Definitely made me #think 👍🏻🤓 2y
Caryl @Cinfhen - 😎👍💕 2y
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A Wish After Midnight | Zetta Elliott
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I love learning history through well-researched historical fiction. I'm good with a little time-travel, too. Zetta Elliot was definitely inspired by Octavia Butler, and she also did her research. Elliot speaks highly of the Weeksville Heritage Center; I'd love to visit someday. Stepping back into the Brooklyn of 1863 with main character Gemma was both scary & fascinating. Recommended.

#itshistory #anditsaugust
@RealLifeReading

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Castle Waiting Vol. 1 | Linda Medley
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#comicsbywomen - part two

Have you all read Linda Medley's Castle Waiting? It's fantastic. I'm due for a re-read. #anditsaugust

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batsy I loved it! I borrowed both copies and need to get my own ❤️ 2y
Caryl @batsy - We got our Volume 1 at the library, but then invested in our own. I've read it twice now, and daughter countless times, so worth the investment! Plus: Pretty. 💖 2y
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Lumberjanes #1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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#comicsbywomen - part one

Here are a few issues of Lumberjanes and Goldie Vance from my daughter's collection. 💖📚💕

@RealLifeReading

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When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead
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On Friday night, we had a reunion for our mother-daughter book club that started when the girls were in third grade. They will be college freshmen this fall. Here's one of the shelves where we keep the books we read together. (We read a total of 47 books!)

#shelfiesunday #backtoreading
@Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

DivineDiana How nice!👏🏻 2y
tpixie That's incredible! How wonderful! Both all the reading and the reunion! Great memories !! 2y
Caryl @DivineDiana & @tpixie -- yes, it was lovely. ❤️We hope to have a reunion every summer! 2y
tpixie 🎉📚🎉 2y
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Such a fun story! Reminded me a little of The Penderwicks. Recommended, especially as a readaloud.

#bookswithdogs #booksacrossoceans
@mellisarock @pri_bibliophile

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Princeless: Raven: The Pirate Princess | Jeremy Whitley, Ted Brandt
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The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies | Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
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Secret Coders | Gene Luen Yang
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Signed books from Gene Luen Yang. (If you ever get a chance to see him, do.) #signedcopies #booksacrossoceans

@mellisarock @pri_bibliophile

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Here's our to-go reading: The Witches with my 12 year old, and Aristotle & Dante for me. ❤️ #audiobookstogo #backtoreading @Tiffy_Reads

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A quote from author Lorna Landvik: "I do, however, think that book clubs are the beauty parlors of the millennium--a place where women meet regularly and talk about everything." #hairthereandeverywhere #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

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It was fun to search my bookshelves for titles to share for today's theme! #forfontssake #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Great variety of fonts! 2y
batsy I really like the Spark one. Is that a New Directions edition? 2y
Caryl @batsy I just checked, and yes, it is. I love Muriel Spark, but I haven't read this one yet. 2y
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