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CrazyLibraryGirl

CrazyLibraryGirl

Joined April 2016

Musician, student, occasional seamstress, and book lover. I only really post during school breaks because time.
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Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams
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“Indeed, is not that all, and what more can be desired? A little garden to walk, and immensity to reflect upon.”

#lesmis #classiclit

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Music teacher reading!

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The Grand Tour: A Novel | Adam O'Fallon Price
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I got a few chapters in and decided that was enough. I‘m not quite sure why I didn‘t like it, but it just seemed depressing and wasn‘t really holding my interest. Maybe now just wasn‘t the right time for this book.

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New favorite podcast! I love poetry, but have had a difficult time finding new poets I like. But no longer!
#poetry #howardnemerov #trees

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Little House in the Big Woods | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Summer re-read! It‘s been years since I read this series, so it‘s time for another go at it.

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Definitely one of the best music books I‘ve found so far! It‘s mostly about teaching music, but I found it helpful in my own practicing as well.

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What Every Singer Needs to Know about the Body | Melissa Malde, MaryJean Allen, Kurt-Alexander Zeller
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As a beginning voice student, I found this to be a really helpful guidebook to how my body is actually structured and how that affects singing. I also definitely had some misconceptions about where stuff is in my body. Did you know your diaphragm is inside your ribcage right under your heart? I didn‘t.

#Music #singing #voice

mcipher And the diaphragm is a crazy shape! It‘s really interesting. 4mo
CrazyLibraryGirl @mcipher I know, right?! 4mo
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The Prague Sonata | Bradford Morrow
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Mehso-so

This was a pretty good book really, but I didn‘t enjoy it as much as the last few I‘ve read recently. The author seemed to think that if they didn‘t make a musical reference every other sentence the reader would forget the book was about music, which annoyed me. I also didn‘t really find the book interesting until I was about 200 pages in, which seemed like a long time. But it did get better, and by the end I liked the story.

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Crazy Horse the Librarian | Alan Duckworth
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I chose Crazy Library Girl as my handle because when I was in middle school, my mom was friends with the mom of a boy in the grade above me. Apparently, he told his mom that all I ever did was “hang out in the library and read,” which he thought that was weird (books weren‘t really his thing). When I heard about this, I thought that was kind of funny, and decided to own my so-called weirdness.
#whatsyourhandle. @kaye

Kaye Well, I believe you have a whole gang of crazy library folks in here to hang out with. 9mo
CrazyLibraryGirl @kaye That‘s for sure! 9mo
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I love Jamie Ford‘s books. They‘re always such a perfect balance of bitter and sweet; light and dark. This story follows Ernest Young, a Chinese-American who is raffled off at the 1909 world fair to the owner of Seattle‘s most famous brothel. Now, many years later at the 1962 World Fair, Ernest and his wife must reconcile their past with the present. Certainly worth the read.

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Isn‘t this a lovely turn of phrase? “...loitering in the shadow of the future.” I‘m in love with this book already.

If anyone‘s wondering why I‘m posting all of a sudden, it‘s because I‘m on winter break from school, and actually have time to read things now 😅
#vacationreads

LiteraryinLititz Welcome to your break! 9mo
CrazyLibraryGirl @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! I‘m enjoying it 😊 9mo
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Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Reminiscent of Middlemarch by George Eliot, Wives and Daughters explores ideas of the late 1800s, and the relationships between family and social classes using a compelling story. I love long, wordy books exploring relationships, so this was right up my alley, but if you like a fast-moving story, this is NOT the book for you.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read this one for years! 9mo
CrazyLibraryGirl @Reviewsbylola Well, maybe 2019 is the year! 9mo
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Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Never done this before...

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The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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Comfort reading on a sick day. 😷📚

If the saying “laughter is the best medicine” is true, then I‘ll be feeling better in no time!

mcipher Feel better! 12mo
CrazyLibraryGirl @mcipher thanks, I‘m working on it! 12mo
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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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Guards! Guards! is one of the few Terry Pratchett books that my local library inexplicably does not have. Pratchett is one of my favorite authors, so I‘m happy to finally get my hands on this, but I‘m also a little sad because it‘s one of the last that I‘ll have the pleasure of reading for the first time.

Aims42 Preach 🙌🏻 he‘s an author I wish I could re-read too! 13mo
CrazyLibraryGirl @Aims42 😄I know, right?! His books are delightful. 13mo
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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Since I‘m a new fan of the podcast, I thought it would be fun to give the book a try, and I was not disappointed. It was weird, unpredictable, and funny. Most of the time I had absolutely no idea what was going to happen next, and was surprised in the best way possible.

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This was a fun read! Robyn Okrant spent 2008 living by every word that proceedth out of the mouth of Oprah, and wrote a book about the experience. I thought it was thought-provoking and very entertaining.

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A Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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Revisiting this!
#reread

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Sometimes I just want to read something purely for entertainment value, and this fit the bill pretty well. It tells a good story that‘s sad and uplifting, with a little bit of humor now and then.

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Day 7

Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.

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Day 6

Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.

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Day 5

Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.

smilingshelves I love James Herriot! 1y
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Day 4

Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Day 3

Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.

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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Day 2

Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.

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Day 1

Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.

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Sad to see this in the paper today. 😔 Richard Peck was one of my favorite authors growing up. I read his books over and over, and still own most of them.

biblio_ginger Oh goodness 😔 I loved his books growing up too! 1y
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A fascinating book about the cultural differences between Asia and North America. Both fun to read and informative.

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Collected Novellas | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Reading one of my favorite authors on his birthday!

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Not the book to read if you don‘t want to tear up a little, but a beautiful book if you do. I throughly enjoyed this one.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Spending my evening sitting by the fire and reading. Only 50 pages in, but so far so good!

SassyBookworm Ohhh I loved this book! Hope you enjoy it!!! 2y
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A fascinating book about all things office-supplies from post-it notes to pens, pencils, and of course, the paper clip. Ward discusses the history, trivia, and culture associated with these useful everyday objects, and it‘s a must-read for anyone (like me) who has a major thing for stationery.

rubyslippersreads This sounds right up my alley! I ❤️ stationery! 2y
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Very thoughtful, very French, and very beautiful.

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A cool word I found in my current read 😎📚

RaimeyGallant Nice! 2y
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I love this book 😁

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Excellent! Jacky gets into plenty of trouble (as usual) and adventure when she and her fellow Lawrence Peabody girls get trapped on a ship.

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“If is the biggest little word in our language, Miss”

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After a month and a week, I've finally finished Middlemarch! This fascinating novel is set in a rural English town in the 1830s, and Eliot's rich and diverse cast of characters come from every walk of life. I especially loved how complex the characters were, and how their choices shaped their future. I must admit there were some parts that moved really slow, but in the end, it was all worth it.

rubyslippersreads I've been meaning to read this for ages. 2y
emilyhaldi Someday I will get to this! 2y
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"And, of course, men know best about everything, except what women know better."

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"But Duty has a trick of behaving unexpectedly--something like a heavy friend whom we have amiably asked to visit us, and who breaks his leg within our gates."

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"But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope."

Louise Oh, this reached in deeply this morning. Whew! One day at a time! 💜 2y
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I'm loving this Bloody Jack series! This latest installment has Jacky running her own ship (for awhile) and getting accused of piracy.

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I loved this book! The narrator was so funny, and I even learned a bit about German occupation of the channel islands in WWII.

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Beautiful braids | Judy Rambert
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A book passed on to me a few years ago. The copyright is 1990, so it's not exactly in the latest style, but I still learned to fishtail braid from it.
#hairthereandeverywhere #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

twohectobooks OH MY GOD. I'm pretty sure I owned this book! Haven't thought of it in years. 2y
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An Irish Country Doctor | Patrick Taylor
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This was something I randomly saw on the library shelf, and, on a whim, decided to read. I was pleasantly surprised- it's actually quite good, and I'm glad it's a series. As far as the story goes, it's kind of what you'd get if James Herriot lived in 1960s Northern Ireland, and was a doctor instead of a vet.

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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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A classic tale set during the French Revolution. It's fairly thick, making it a great vacation read. It took awhile for me to get into it, but the ending was really good.

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Books about travel for traveling times.