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Daisey

Daisey

Joined April 2016

Junior high teacher📓Sourdough baker 📚Reader of #FellowshipofTolkien, #1001books, YA, MG, and more 📖https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2408113-daisey
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Ulysses by James Joyce
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Outlaws of the Marsh by Luo Guanzhong, Naian Shi, Luo Guan-Zhong
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This short book is an interesting perspective on WWII and the Holocaust. The author collected stories from survivors, mostly children at the time, about their pets. As one would expect there are a few happy stories of the pets that survived while waiting for their people to come back home but many sad stories of pets that did not survive. All of them emphasize the bond of love between people and their pets.

#StudentRecommendation #Nonfiction

tpixie An interesting angle of WWII 2d
tpixie Pets were a big thing with Hurricane Katrina- so it makes sense it was a big thing during WWII also. 2d
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
Well, this week‘s graphic includes no completed books and the same current reads as last week. School is busy, and I‘m in the middle of several long reads.

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 Eats, Shoots and Leaves
🎧 Deep River
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

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Chapter 12 brings us some drama, and I really did not want to stop listening even though I finished the chapter just before reaching the end of my drive today.

#PemberLittens #audiobook

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I would agree that as a reader of Tolkien‘s work, I always want a little more, including some of these very topics. His world building is immersive in a way that makes it seem that information should be available.

From Letter 187 written April 1956

#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters #KindleQuotes

BookwormAHN Agreed 😺 1w
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Writers & Lovers #LitsyBookClub
🎧 & 📖 Henry VIII #ShakespeareReadalong

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 Eats, Shoots and Leaves
🎧 Deep River
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Today was an absolutely beautiful day, and I enjoyed a good part of it outside. This evening I started the Cyclops episode of Ulysses while getting the grill ready, paused for supper itself, and then finished the rest of the episode. Overall, I found this to be an entertaining section. I started out confused, but the Ulysses Guide website was helpful in clarifying the writing style.

#SandCoUlysses #ReadAndEat #1001books

Leftcoastzen Love that book ! 2w
BarbaraBB I used Shmoop making et way through Ulysses. Very helpful too: https://www.shmoop.com/study-guides/literature/ulysses-joyce/summary 2w
Daisey @Leftcoastzen I can‘t say I‘m loving it, but I‘m definitely appreciating the read. 2w
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Daisey @BarbaraBB Thanks! I just went and skimmed through the summaries of the sections I‘ve already read. I‘ll add this to my list of resources. 2w
BarbaraBB It really did help me to make it a bit more accessible! 1w
JazzFeathers The Cyclopes? You mean the Ulysses really echoes the story of the Homeric Ulysses? 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, most of the episodes are named in reference to the Oyssey. Some of the connections are clearer than others, but the whole wandering journey can be seen as a comparison. 1w
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I started listening to The Tenant of Wildfell Hall this evening on my walk. This is a first time read for me, and I‘m planning to listen to this audiobook version. I‘m looking forward to the #ChapterADay posts!

#audiobook #audiowalk #PemberLittens #1001books

BarkingMadRun Fabulous!! 2w
inthegreensandblues I'm listening to this one too 2w
Grandma8 What app are you using for audiobooks? 2w
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Daisey @Grandma8 I use several, but I‘m listening to this one through my library using Hoopla. 2w
BookBabe Beautiful building on the cover! 😃 2w
Daisey @BookBabe Yes, I think this cover makes Wildfell Hall out to be a nicer place than it sounds in the book. 2w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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April was a very different reading month from March. I continued reading with various groups, including keeping up with the #BibleBuddyRead, completing 2 books for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead, another #PemberLittens read, our #LitsyBookClub pick, and 4 #1001books. The French novel L‘Assommoir by Zola ended up being my favorite because of its amazingly detailed description of everyday life in Paris.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats #BookSpinBingo

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Fear of Flying
🎧 Kilmeny of the Orchard #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 & 🎧 Henry VIII #ShakespeareReadalong

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Start The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

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Kilmeny of the Orchard | L. M. Montgomery
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This was a light and enjoyable listen for a long rambling walk today, but I can definitely see why it‘s a lesser known book of Montgomery‘s. It was just too sweet and simplistic. I wonder how she decided to write from Eric‘s perspective and how it would have been different from Kilmeny‘s. I had never read it before, so I was glad to finally make time for it.

#audiobook #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

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I can appreciate this book for what it was at the time it was published, there were some interesting individual quotes, and I enjoyed recognizing various literary references, but this is not my cup of tea. I got tired of Isadora‘s ramblings, and I find it hard to believe she actually grew and changed through her journey.

#audiobook #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown April 2022

Daisey This is my #DoubleSpin for April and a book finished during #DeweyApril #Readathon. 3w
JazzFeathers When l was a teenager, Erika Jong Eason my TBR list. I supposed the time has passed 😜 3w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yeah, I would not recommend it at this point. 3w
LKK526 @daisey OMG, I read this when it was first out in paperback because the hardbacks were too expensive for me. It was so revolutionary! I bet it‘s really dated. Another in that vein also popular at the same time was The Women‘s Room by Marilyn French. I had a chip on my shoulder about men for a week after I finished. Bet it seems kind of silly today 3w
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It‘s been a great week for fun mail thanks to Litsy!

I got more #LitsyTeaSwap cards, and these teas sound amazing. Thank you! @alexus_sb @Kshakal @julieclair @Sharpeipup @Nutmegnc

I stopped by the post office yesterday afternoon to pick up a package of books from @BarbaraBB and I‘m intrigued by these titles from the #1001books list. I hope the books I sent have made it or are very close to making it to you.

Nutmegnc 😍😍😬 3w
BarbaraBB I am glad they arrived safely and I hope you‘ll enjoy them! I‘ll be waiting patiently for your books coming from across the ocean! 3w
julieclair Enjoy! 🫖 3w
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Daisey @BarbaraBB Just sent you an email as the books I sent came back to me today. 3w
BarbaraBB I read it. I am so sorry for all the trouble you went through. I have no idea what went wrong. Sent you an email back! 3w
alexus_sb Hope you like it! 2w
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Henry VIII | William Shakespeare
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I‘m a few weeks behind schedule, but today‘s Sunday morning #BookAndBreakfast included a breakfast enchilada and finally starting Henry VIII.

#ShakespeareReadalong #ArkAngelShakespeare

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 The Borrower #LitsyBookClub
🎧 The Blue Castle
📖 Love in the Time of Cholera

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
🎧 Fear of Flying

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Still need to catch up on #ShakespeareReadalong
📚 Probably pick up another shorter book for at school reading

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I finally finished Love in the Time of Cholera, and throughout I needed the advice to just “keep calm and carry on.” This is not my idea of a great love story, and many times I set it down and waited a while before picking it up again. Yet, when I read the final pages today, I can‘t quite say I hated how it all came together either. I do wish the parrot had been in the whole story. 🦜

#1001books #translated
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown March 2022

Daisey On a much more fun note, more #LitsyTeaSwap cards arrived this week, and I‘m so looking forward to trying them. @wordslinger42 @curiouserandcurioser @KateReadsYA 4w
curiouserandcurioser @Daisey i hope you enjoy:) 4w
CarolynM Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't love this book😆 4w
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Daisey @CarolynM I‘m pretty sure I‘ve seen just as many strong negative reviews for this one as positive ones. It‘s interesting just how polarizing it is. 3w
wordslinger42 I'm glad they arrived and hope you enjoy them 😊 3w
CogsOfEncouragement I just recently put this on my tbr. 3w
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The Blue Castle | L. M. Montgomery
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This was a reread for me, but I honestly remembered nothing from my initial read years ago. I enjoyed this more adult Montgomery story as a lovely change of pace from my more serous reading. It has the same beautiful appreciation of nature and moments of humor I always love in her writing. So glad I made time to listen to it again, even if a month late for the buddy read.

#audiobook #reread #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

CogsOfEncouragement I haven‘t read this, but I‘ve loved the other books by Montgomery that I have. 3w
Daisey @CogsOfEncouragement Of her lesser known books, this one might well be my favorite. (edited) 3w
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The Borrower: A Novel | Rebecca Makkai
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This story of a librarian and a 10 year old boy on a cross country road trip that‘s technically a kidnapping is too unbelievable to take seriously, but it was a fun read. The bookish references and entertaining side characters (her Russian family) made it all worthwhile to me. I appreciated the theme of the importance of books on our lives.

#LitsyBookClub #audiobook

jewright I thought the characters and the allusions were the best too. 1mo
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I received my first tea swap today, and I‘m looking forward to trying it. My cards all ready to put in the mail tomorrow. Additionally, all the posts with beautiful teacups and teapots prompted me to get mine out as well. This is the teapot and one of the cups from my grandmother‘s childhood set.

#LitsyTeaSwap

Nutmegnc Gorgeous set!! 1mo
julieclair Such a pretty photo! Your grandmother‘s tea set is beautiful. I love Lustreware! 1mo
JazzFeathers I love that tea set 😍 1mo
Daisey @Nutmegnc @julieclair @JazzFeathers Thank you all! It‘s one of my prized possessions from my grandma, and I love it. 1mo
BookBabe What a lovely remembrance of your grandma ❤️ 3w
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 North & South #PemberLittens
📖 The Rejected King
🎧 L‘Assommoir
📖 Ukraine in Histories and Stories

#CurrentlyReading
📖 Love in the Time of Cholera
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
🎧 The Borrower #LitsyBookClub

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Catch up on #ShakespeareReadalong

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Ukraine in Histories and Stories | Volodymyr Yermolenko
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I saw this book mentioned in a Book Riot post and downloaded it immediately. It is a collection of essays by Ukrainian authors published in 2019. Some of the essays are easier reads than others, but together they provide history and insight from Ukrainian perspectives.

Available for free download: https://ukraineworld.org/articles/books/essays-intellectuals

#nonfiction #essays #Ukraine

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L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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This book is amazingly descriptive, bringing the reader right into the lives Gervaise and her family. The first half was fascinating to listen to and then as things really began to spiral downward it became an increasingly more difficult listen. There‘s so much pain and misery in the lives of these people that Zola so unflinchingly describes.

#audiobook #1001books #translated #France
#Reading1001 BotM April 2022

EvieBee Are you reading through his Rougon-Macquart series? 1mo
Daisey @EvieBee No, I‘m mainly reading his books that are on the #1001books list. So far, that‘s been Germinal. Nana is also a group read this month, but I need a break between the two so not sure I‘ll get to it soon. 1mo
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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This morning‘s reading included continuing Ulysses. Sirens is definitely written in an interesting style and one I very much appreciate listening to with audio.

#SandCoUlysses #1001books

OriginalCyn620 Love your mug! 😁 1mo
Daisey @OriginalCyn620 Thanks! This one was a Christmas gift and it might be my new favorite non bookish mug. 1mo
JazzFeathers What is Sirens about? Is it a fairytale retelling? 😜 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers It‘s referencing the sirens of the Odyssey and includes a couple of barmaids as well as plenty of not so subtle innuendo. The whole episode had a very musical style of writing which made it especially interesting to listen to. 🎶 1mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I went ahead and finished this ahead of schedule because I kept losing track of the right chapter and my library borrow was expiring. Overall, it‘s a low pick for me. I just didn‘t get caught up enough in or care enough about any of the characters‘ stories and the ending felt abrupt. I can see that it had important things to say, but I just kept wanting something more.

#PemberLittens #audiobook #1001books

janeycanuck I haven‘t finished yet but am feeling very much the same. 1mo
Daisey @janeycanuck Yes, I was continually waiting to like the characters more and feel they had grown in a way that made me want them together. That never completely happened. 1mo
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I read this for a student, and it was a light YA romance with little substance. It made me chuckle a few times, but it was also very predictable.

#YA #StudentRecommendation

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Sleeping Beauty & Other Tales #ChildrensClassicRead2022

#CurrentlyReading
📖 Love in the Time of Cholera
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 L‘Assommoir
🎧 North & South #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads! Finish at least one of the #1001books in progress.

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L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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I‘m about halfway through listening to this novel, translated as The Drinking Den, and Zola‘s description of the every day life of these working class people in 19th century Paris is so incredibly detailed. I‘m completely drawn into the story of their lives while continually cringing as I see things beginning to spiral out of control. I want so much for Gervaise to turn things around again although I know it‘s not to be.

#audiobook #1001books

BarbaraBB I have send you two books today! 1mo
Daisey @BarbaraBB Thank you! I just saw an email that they were on their way as well. 1mo
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I checked out this collection of Perrault‘s fairy tales that includes 8 stories, read The Sleeping Beauty last night, and read Cinderella this morning. These versions were very familiar and enjoyable to read again. I‘m going to continue revisiting each of the fairy tales in this collection over the next few days.

#ChildrensClassicRead2022

TheBookHippie Oh how lovely. Enjoy. 1mo
tpixie For living in a small town, you seem to have a great library! 1mo
Daisey @tpixie I actually don‘t use the small local library much. I use a central Missouri regional library and a KC regional library. 1mo
tpixie @Daisey that makes more sense! 1mo
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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After reading very little of it in March, I‘m back to Ulysses. To be honest, I got stuck in Scylla & Charybdis, so this morning I just pushed through it without trying to follow closely or check any references. Now, I‘m on to Wandering Rocks with the Joyce Project.

#SandCoUlysses #1001books

JazzFeathers I'm still not sure I'll ever have the guts to read Ulysses. Joyce's youth stories are already difficult enough for me 😱 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers It‘s definitely tough! I‘m pairing audio with print and using a few different sets of annotations as well as often listening to explanatory podcasts before the chapters. The goal is to read it between the publish date and the date on which it is set in June, but I‘m not sure I‘ll keep up to finish on time. 1mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey It does sound like hard going 😰 1mo
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 The War that Saved My Life
🎧 Prairie Lotus

#CurrentlyReading
📖 Love in the Time of Cholera
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 Ukraine in Histories and Stories
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 L‘Assommoir
🎧 North & South #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 This week‘s goal is to catch up, keep up, and complete something.

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The War that Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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March was a good reading month. I ended up going pretty much all in on the middle grade reading so that I didn‘t finish some other things in the plans. Although I‘m in the middle of some, I finished no books from the 1001 list and got behind on Ulysses, but I did mark 7 books off the owned TBR list.

Favorites this month were The War That Saved My Life & The Lions of Little Rock.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats #BookSpinBingo

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading more middle grade historical fiction books this month! I won‘t finish another tomorrow, so here are all the books I read or listened to for #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime. These 10 books included 6 books from my class library shelves that I had yet to read myself which also made for a successful month of progress on my owned TBR list.

#MiddleGrade #HistoricalFiction

EvieBee What a project! Awesome! 2mo
Nebklvr I loved The War that changed my life 2mo
megnews Thanks for joining! What was your favorite this month? 2mo
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sblbooks I'm so glad you enjoyed it, looks like you had some great books. 2mo
Daisey @Nebklvr @megnews @sblbooks I think The War that Saved My Life & The Lions of Little Rock were my top picks, but Prairie Lotus & The Great Trouble were fantastic as well. 2mo
Daisey @EvieBee Thanks! It was a lot of fun and made me pay closer attention to the time than I often do. (edited) 2mo
Nebklvr @Daisey Prairie Lotus is on my TBR. I read quite a bit of middle grade. There are some real gems 2mo
megnews Of the ones on you‘re list that I‘ve read I‘d say the same about The War that Saved My Life. 2mo
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The War that Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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This book was incredible, and Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is becoming a must read author for me. It‘s a story of a brother and sister evacuated from London to the countryside in the early days of WWII, but it‘s also a story of found family. Ada and Jamie learn there‘s much more to life than the limited and abusive home life they left behind.

#MiddleGrade #HistoricalFiction #MsDsLibrary
#MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime 1939-1940

Jensol77 My first novel I remember reading as a YA was Summer of My German Solider. I think I was in 6th grade. 2mo
BookBabe @Jensol77 I read that too around that age and loved it! 2mo
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Prairie Lotus | Linda Sue Park
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This was a wonderful story on its own, but it‘s also a perfect companion read alongside the Little House books. In 1880, Hanna is a half Chinese girl hoping for friends, education, and a future doing work that she loves. I appreciated the author‘s note about her own love for Wilder‘s books and this story as a response with another perspective.

#MiddleGrade #HistoricalFiction #audiobook #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime 1880

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 The Sweetness of Water #LitsyBookClub
🎧 The Great Trouble
🎧 The Lions of Little Rock
🎧 90 Miles to Havana

📖 & 🎧 North & South #PemberLittens
📖 Love in the Time of Cholera
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
📖 Ukraine in Histories & Stories
📖 The War that Saved My Life
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 1-2 more #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime

BookBabe @Daisey , I think you shortchanged yourself by a book—I don‘t see the Bible itself on your neat graphic! ❤️ (edited) 2mo
Daisey @BookBabe Somehow I completely missed your comment. Yes, I include just the devotional image in my graphic as I read various different versions of the Bible and have limited space. I‘ve thought about switching it out, but I like the consistency. 1mo
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90 Miles to Havana | Enrique Flores-Galbis
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This is another #MiddleGrade choice from my class library that I ended up listening to in order to fit it in this month. I appreciated it, but it didn‘t pull me in like some others. Set in 1961, Julian leaves Cuba with his 2 older brothers and the plan that their parents will join them soon in the U.S. Once there, the boys face bullying and separation, and Julian must learn to make his own decisions.

#MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime 1961

Daisey I also realized as I was listening that I am just a few days early to officially consider this an April #FoodAndLit choice for #Cuba. #HistoricalFiction #audiobook #MsDsLibrary 2mo
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NRSV Bible | Anonymous Anonymous
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This morning‘s book and breakfast included catching up on a few more Psalms for this week. It‘s a pretty perfect way to start a Sunday morning.

#BookAndBreakfast #BibleBuddyRead

BookBabe Agreed! ❤️ Cute mug 😄 2mo
TLC49steps Nice retro shot! 👍🏼 2mo
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The Lions of Little Rock | Kristin Levine
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This was a fantastic story of friendship set at specific point in history. Marlee makes amazing growth and finds her voice through her friendship with Liz. Public schools being closed rather than allowing integration is not talked about enough, and based on my supplemental reading, this story does a good job of summarizing and explaining the situation.

#MiddleGrade #HistoricalFiction
#audiobook #MsDsLibrary
#MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime 1958-1959

megnews Sounds great! Stacked. 2mo
Daisey @megnews It‘s been one of my favorites this month. 2mo
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It‘s Tolkien Reading Day! Today‘s theme from the Tolkien Society is Love and Friendship, so I‘m sharing this quote from when Sam, Merry, and Pippin pretty much tell Frodo he is stuck with their friendship and company on his journey.

I haven‘t been reading much Tolkien lately, but I am going to read another letter or two yet tonight.

#TolkienReadingDay #FellowshipOfTolkien #KindleQuotes

BookwormAHN I love that quote 💚 2mo
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The Lions of Little Rock | Kristin Levine
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This book has been on my class library shelves for years, but I‘ve never read it. It‘s one of those great historical fiction books that has me researching things I thought I knew a bit about because I actually know almost nothing. After the dramatic public scenes of integration of the Little Rock Nine, the public high schools of Little Rock were closed the following year because enough people with power did not want integration. More info ⬇️

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I love it when the books I‘m reading intersect. Yesterday while listening to The Great Trouble, set in London in 1854, the main character mentioned North and South, my current #PemberLittens read. 📚 😁

#BookSerendipity

megnews I love when that happens! 2mo
Suet624 Ooohhh, spooky. 2mo
inthegreensandblues That's the best! 2mo
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I first saw this book a couple years ago at a Scholastic book fair. However, neither the cover nor the synopsis seemed like an easy sell for my students, so I didn‘t buy it. Today I listened and was fascinated by this story of the 1854 Broad Street cholera epidemic and Dr John Snow, who I knew a bit about from previous reading. I thought the intertwining of Snow‘s real research with the fictional character of Eel was fantastic.

megnews Sounds interesting. I‘ve never heard of the blue death. 2mo
Kangaj1 I read this with my kids when they were younger and I still remember it! 2mo
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Daisey @megnews I don‘t know that I‘ve ever heard cholera called the blue death before either, even though I had read about this specific epidemic in London. 2mo
sblbooks This one is next up for me. Great minds think alike. 2mo
Daisey @sblbooks I‘ll look forward to seeing your review! 2mo
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The Sweetness of Water | Nathan Harris
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I enjoyed this historical fiction set in the South immediately following the U.S. Civil War, but it didn‘t wow me. I am looking forward to discussing it next weekend.

#audiobook #LitsyBookClub

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 & 📖 Coriolanus
📖 Poison in the Colony
🎧 Ninth Ward

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 North & South #PemberLittens
📖 Love in the Time of Cholera
🎧 & 📖 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
🎧 Sweetness of Water #LitsyBookClub
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🎧 & 📖 #BibleBuddyRead

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📚 Continue current reads
📚 Maybe more #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime

Daisey @rubyslippersreads I‘ve heard so many good things and enjoyed other books by this author. I‘m looking forward to it! 2mo
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Daisey
Ninth Ward | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Mehso-so

I‘ve thoroughly appreciated books by Jewel Parker Rhodes, so I was looking forward to this one that has been on my class shelf for a while. However, it didn‘t live up to my expectations. It‘s hard to explain without giving away major aspects of the story, but I think the ghosts and narrow focus of time and location kept it from making clear the reality of Hurricane Katrina.

#audiobook #MsDsLibrary #MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime 2005

Magdalenka How was escape from Chernobyl ? 2mo
Daisey @Magdalenka I think it will be good for my class library as a way to introduce for younger readers. After having read nonfiction myself, it was just ok to me. 2mo
megnews I agree with you the ghosts didn‘t seem to really be anything but a distraction. 2mo
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Daisey
Ulysses | James Joyce
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I haven‘t been reading much of Ulysses during the week, but I felt I should read a few pages of this Irish classic to celebrate St. Patrick‘s Day. I started Scylla & Charybdis and will continue it this weekend. I paired my reading with some Jameson.

#SandCoUlysses

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This was a good sequel to Blood on the River. Virginia Laydon, born near the end of the first book is now 10-12 years of old and still very good friends with Samuel, who is like an older brother to her. The story includes Virginia having a kind of second sight that she calls the knowing, and it helps her warm her family and friends of danger while also putting her in danger of being accused as a witch.

#MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime 1620s

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My 7th graders recently finished reading Blood on the River together, and now I‘m finally reading the sequel or companion novel, Poison in the Colony. This story takes place mostly in the 1620s with Virginia Laydon as the main character, but Samuel Collier from the first book is also an important character.

#MiddleGrade #HistoricalFiction #MsDsLibrary #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime 1620s

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As we have discussed a bit, I can‘t say I‘m especially impressed with this book as a Bible study guide. One of the reasons for me is that it has just one devotional per week and only sometimes a prayer for the week. With that being said, I did appreciate this last week‘s prayer and made a note of it to use again.

#BibleBuddyRead #Christian

EvieBee 😽🤗🤗 2mo
maeveflannery I prefer a daily devotional, too. Thanks for sharing! 2mo
BookBabe Agreed on all points! Love this image you made. 💙 2mo
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