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DogEaredBooks

Joined May 2016

Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read. https://www.goodreads.com/dogtales
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Coup of Tea | Casey Blair
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Lives up to everything I wanted as a cozy fantasy! This books is warm and heart felt with a low level of intrigue and adventure to keep everything moving along. All of the characters are masterfully composed and fully formed, I felt like they always existed and were just waiting for me to arrive. I can't wait to read the rest of the series! They were original published as a web series and are being complied into books, and I can barely wait!

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A wonderful book on the Search for Sasquatch using the Scientific Method. A great intro to research and media literacy (what's a good source, how to check your facts and assumptions) are great tools for everyone nowadays.
The author is personable, curious, and fun while keeping a sense of serious skepticism.
I started listening to the podcast this is pulled from (Wild Thing), and I really like it too!
#netgalley Pub Date: Oct 11, 2022

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Measure | Nikki Erlick
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This book looks at: What if everyone in the world knew exactly when (not how) their life would end? How would humanity handle that? Does that change what the meaning/measure of your life is?

A beautiful, thought provoking, compassionate, heartbreaking book. This is one of those books that grabs your heart and doesn't let go. It also gives concepts that I don't think I will start thinking about for a while.

#netgalley Pub date: June 28, 2022

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The Three Dahlias | Katy Watson
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A fun book themed mystery! I love a good book themed mystery -- and the author went above and beyond by crafting a whole fictional book series, author, movie and tv series, and convention for this book. Adding in the actresses who portray the same role added a new element than the usual bookstore, library, book collectors.

I can't wait for the next book!

#netgalley Pub date July 21, 22

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If you love learning about music look no further! This book looks at the brain's music preferences by examining different aspects of songs. Sprinkled in with the musical examples, scientific studies, & the authors genuine enthusiasm for the topic is Susan Rogers' stories as a multiplatinum record producer working with artists (like Prince!). I loved this book and I highly recommend to anyone who is even a little interested.

#netgalley Pub 9/20/22

AmyG Sounds quite interesting. I listen to alot of music.. 1mo
DogEaredBooks @AmyG it is absolutely fascinating! And it really makes you think about what you listen to and why you like it which I loved 1mo
AmyG I listen to many different genres. I‘d be curious what it says about me. 1mo
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Dirty Little Misery | Tracey Martin
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Another solid book in this series! The author has a great world built with satyrs, slyphs, gryphons, furies, and magis who addict and consume human emotions. The plot is fast paced, all the characters fascinating and well written. I can‘t wait for the next book (October 2022)!
#netgalley #kindleunlimited

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Death in Door County | Annelise Ryan
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A lovely cozy mystery with the fun twist that the main sleuth is a cryptozoologist. I found this book delightful and I loved the interwoven facts about different cryptids and the Great Lakes!
There were a few sections that could have benefited from a bit more editing but overall well written with a great cast of characters.
I can't wait to read more in this series, it looks like a Sasquatch book was alluded to next? Heck yeah #netgalley

Sparklemn I gave my parents a Ring camera for Christmas so they could keep an eye on wildlife in the woods behind their house. I keep hoping for a Sasquatch. So far, just squirrels and deer. 😂 😂 2mo
Palimpsest Fun! Door County is one of my favorite places! 2mo
DogEaredBooks @Sparklemn 😂 love that and I would be 100% doing the same!! 2mo
DogEaredBooks @Palimpsest I‘ve never been but now I want to! I love finding new places on the Great Lakes! 2mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Just started this book and this exchange already has me laughing. Also this is maybe the best book blurb ever?

(I 100% wouldn‘t read it but it gives a very vivid picture of the book and isn‘t that the whole reason for a blurb?)

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Is there such a thing as a cozy thriller? I think this book might make for the argument.

I devoured this book and I can't wait for more in this series.

I was pleasantly surprised at every turn with this book. It's fun mix of magical realism, thriller, mystery with a dash of romance (with bonus points for LGBTQ rep).

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I couldn‘t believe my email today! I‘m so excited to be approved for this #ARC from #netgalley!! Day made!

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Runaway Groomsman | Meghan Quinn
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A cute rom-com! A MMC who is a romcom screenwriter gives a nice meta thread as he narrates tropes and scenes. I loved the female main character & fell in love with the quirky town of Canoodle, CA, but the miscommunication trope at the end left a bad taste in my mouth and a real dislike of pretty much the whole cast and a personal ick is friendzone plotlines.
Also note: there is a Alzheimer's plotline that gets intense if that is a no-go for you.

DogEaredBooks Thank you #netgalley for a review #ARC 3mo
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I loved this book! If you have any interest in cryptids read this book! The author strikes the right tone of playful but not mocking, passionate but not obsessive. The whole book (and the museums mentioned) reminded me of the Mystery Shack from Gravity Falls. And now I have books full of road-trip destinations. #netgalley #arc (but I already pre-ordered it)

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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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OK so - this book is adorable. And hits all the romantic comedy checkboxes (sassy heroine, banter, plot other than love, HEA). It was heartwarming with moments that made me tear up, and moments I laughed so hard I had to pause (if for no other reason please read to the cow encounter - if you still don't like it THEN bail, I was dying).

#netgalley #ARC

Alfoster Oh yes, her books are so good! I loved this one too!❤️👏 4mo
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A solid fantasy book - sassy main character, found family, action filled. I do wish there was more of the bounty hunting before the kick-off (but maybe a novella in the future). There were some character inconsistencies, but generally a good fantasy pick in a unique new world.

#netgalley #ARC

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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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I adore this book! As with all of her books, there is a fictional town that I wanted to get lost in, a tone that is warm but not too sweet, a touch of serious substance and a sprinkle of magic. Told with multiple POVs, there are just enough twists to keep you guessing, but with characters that you'll love and champion.

My favorite book from this author - I want to reread this already (and that cover -in love 😍)

#netgalley #ARC

JenReadsAlot I'm so excited to read this! 4mo
DogEaredBooks @JenReadsAlot it is so good!!! I can‘t wait for you to get hands on it and love it too! 4mo
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Cover Story: A Novel | Susan Rigetti
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Told through diary entries, emails, texts, articles, and memos, this book tells a story that is ripped from the headlines about Anna Sorokin (Inventing Anna & My Friend Anna fame) but publishing and fashion industries. Who doesn't love reading about a con artist - and in fiction there is the extra perk that you can have all the answers and twists that the real life story isn't as quick to provide.
I couldn't put this down, and the ending was !!

Caroline2 Oh thanks for the heads up. I do love a good con story. 😆 4mo
DogEaredBooks @Caroline2 haha me too! Glad to share 😅 4mo
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I may have read this and said out loud “but his name is right there?”
Come on peeps. How did this make it through?

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If you love reading animal non-fiction writing this is a great short intro to hawks and falconry by one of my favorite authors. The author takes lessons and contemplates the complete difference between their species and ours.
Note that this is pulled from her book Birdology with a new introduction. Also if you are squeamish there is a lot of description of the animals hunting (not gratuitously, but just a heads up).
#netgalley

Nute That photograph is an absolute visual treat!🤩 4mo
Soubhiville Great photograph! I have Birdology on my TBR, looking forward to it. I do love her writing! 4mo
Bookzombie That is a gorgeous photo! 4mo
DogEaredBooks @Nute @Bookzombie (photo credit to google and Connecticut Beardsley Zoo) - it's a Harris Hawk and aren't they just stunning!! (edited) 4mo
DogEaredBooks @Soubhiville it‘s a good compilation! I love her writing so much 4mo
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Immortal Rising | Lynsay Sands
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I drop in & out of this series because while a bit formulaic I find them to be perfect comfort reads & this one lived up to my expectations - the characters are well-rounded & sympathetic and the romance and outside plot are given equal time. Despite darker plot points the story itself doesn't lean into the dark or horror. I love that the male characters are wonderful feminist without the toxic masculinity that is typical of the genre.
#netgalley

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The Recovery Agent: A Novel | Janet Evanovich
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A bit different than the classic Evanovich - the plot is a bit more serious with plotlines that included drug running, violence, and cults. That said there were multiple times I laughed out loud and some great one-lines. There is a good balance of serious and funny moments, with a good match of bickering ex-spouses (I do wish there had been more banter) but the plot did feel slow at times. A great summer read. I do want to read more of this series

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Lost Coast Literary | Ellie Alexander
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This is a warm magical realism book with a heavy dose of book love. A great cast of characters and a sweet plot make this a great example of the genre. The magical manuscript plot line didn‘t disappoint and the book also handled some more serious topics deftly. Overall such a good book - if the description sounds like your thing you won‘t be disappointed.
#netgalley ARC

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Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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My signed copy showed up a little early!! Another reason to love indie bookstores (and the authors that love them)! Can‘t wait to start

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Untitled | Untitled
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These are pretty cute - just added to the #botm store. Let me know how they look if you order them!

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The Sunny Nihilist | Wendy Syfret
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“Our lives are a meaningless twist of chance, a bundle of luck and random events. But to exist, to have been able to experience a moment of this pointless planet, feels like such a bizarre gift, it requires no point at all”

If these two quotes resound within you too …. You too might be a Sunny Nihilist.

Soubhiville I might be! 6mo
DogEaredBooks @Soubhiville welcome! There are cookies 😂 6mo
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The Sunny Nihilist | Wendy Syfret
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I really liked this book - it‘s more of a series of essays on nihilism and today‘s society than a deep dive into nihilism. I thought it was a good starting point and I learned a lot about the background and it got me thinking more deeply about it.

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Found this article and I have been scrolling through all of Harland Miller‘s artwork. Love them all

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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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There is a new candle up in #BOTM boutique if anyone is interested. It‘s described as “a dusky scent with light herbal undertones. Dust not included”

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And now we‘re at the completely obvious next part of this banana pants story: when Purdue Pharma decides to hire Rudy Giuliani (who the author takes pains to remind us used to be at least mildly respected in the early 2000s)

MicheleinPhilly I had a good laugh about that when I read Dopesick earlier this year. 8mo
EvieBee Lol! Crazy. 8mo
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God, Arthur Sackler (and brothers) are just the worst 🤢

Current cringe inducing is not even related to his sketchy businesses - mostly his weird romantic life (nothing too weird just typical rich male disregard for his wife - and second wife - and third wife)

Everything he did is just ~~ ughhh~~ 🤮

DogEaredBooks Also as a museum nerd I didn‘t expect so much about the museums but I am here for it! His art collecting antics are also not surprising but leave that classic slimy feeling quintessential of rich (white) people doing whatever the hell they want 8mo
JenReadsAlot They are awful humans... 8mo
DogEaredBooks @JenReadsAlot 100% without a doubt 8mo
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Suet624 Love this post. And yes to all of it 8mo
Megabooks This book made me burn white hot with rage!! 8mo
DogEaredBooks @Megabooks you are not alone! 8mo
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This dedication is 👌

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Lady Chatterley's lover | David Herbert Lawrence, Lawrence Durrell
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My display for Banned Book week (classics) for work. I think it turned out really well.
The shelf reader have quotes from why it was banned. My personal favorite is for Animal Farm: “Orwell was a Communist”

Avanders Love 11mo
Cortg Nice job! It looks great. 11mo
mrp27 Awesome! 11mo
Bookzombie This is great!! 11mo
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Lodi Library | Lodi, OH (Library)
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I found all of these stunning near mint books at the Library bookshop. I have been to a few others lately and been let down so this was a wonderful surprise. And a thank you to whomever donated these (and the rest of three boxes)

Beachesnbooks loved the rook! 11mo
DogEaredBooks @Beachesnbooks me too! Such a good series! Did you see there is a third one coming out next year? 11mo
Beachesnbooks no i didn't know that! awesome! 11mo
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Book of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Just saw this on Goodreads. I‘d bet it‘ll be a #BoTM as well. I own but haven‘t read this series but it is definitely moving up the list

JenlovesJT47 Yay!! I‘m so excited! I loved Practical Magic when I finally read it last year and the prequel was great as well. Still haven‘t read the other prequel that goes way back because I‘ve been saving it - didn‘t want the series to be over yet. So now I can finally crack that one open soon. I love her writing style. 🤗 12mo
DogEaredBooks @JenlovesJT47 I‘m excited for you! I haven‘t read them yet but they are on my list. And I love it when I good series gets more books (even if my tbr might tip over 1000)! 12mo
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Break-Up Book Club | Wendy Wax
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I‘m crying from a letter introduction. Oh boy. 💔

Librariana "I refuse to write dark and heavy just because the world sometimes feels that way." OOOOPH!! That GOT ME! ? Gut punch... truly. But really... this entire letter is a gut punch! So incredibly sad and tragic to lose your partner to this horrible disease! ???? 13mo
MicheleinPhilly Oof. That got me. 😢 13mo
DogEaredBooks @Librariana exactly how I felt too 💔 12mo
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This book is hilarious. This quote made me literally laugh out loud and I had to share.
Context: the original technophobe wrote his 1400 page book outlining why the printing press the worst. This is the authors‘ (joke) response about his complaint that his fellow monks would made excuses to get out of writing books to labor outside.

It‘s always funny to me to see the people acting fairly similar to today but hundreds of years ago.

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How can you not love this book. I want to hang all of the pages up all over my home - art and trivia and food, oh my the perfect combo.

I got a personalized book and I have an extra that I can‘t decide who to gift to (sister, nephew, friend) but I know they would all love it.

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It feels weird to love a book about the racism that happens to black women in the US. But I do. I love this book. I listened to the audiobook and it was perfect. Amber is as hilarious as always and the stories that happen to Lacey are crazy and told so well I felt part of their (wonderful) family hearing these stories at the table/group chat. READ THIS BOOK!!

eraderneely Just bumped it up my list! 1y
DogEaredBooks @eraderneely you won‘t regret it! 1y
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So I am loving this book but every so often. I notice this “cut x lines from this page”. I‘m sure it‘s editing notes that weren‘t removed but it feels like a secret code and if I do it in the right order I‘ll get a cool poem or a treasure map.

rockpools 😂😂 I love that idea. Do let us know where you end up! 1y
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My main point in posting this is TW: there is A LOT of violence against dogs in this book. I get that it‘s the culture of the area at the time but with my current headspace I probably wouldn‘t have read it now if I had know.
This book had parts that were laugh out loud hilarious (my favorite was his bringing home a fish on a bike) and it was written in 2004 (at this point almost 20 years ago). But this is not a book for the squeamish.

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One of my all time favorite bands just said they are signing tip in sheets for their new BOOK! I am so psyched. What better news could there be for a book nerd? Any other Johnnyswim favs out there?

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Found this treasure on Etsy. An ARC by my favorite author! #itsagoodday I‘m so happy to add it to my (maybe ridiculous) Fforde collection (I have multiples of almost all of this series- but this is the first ARC!).

lynneamch Love these. He's just so darned clever! 2y
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Constant Rabbit | Jasper Fforde
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I loved this book so so much.

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I can see why this has been described as Tiger King for flowers. The Orchid obsessives in this book have similar fascinating yet disturbing pull.

I‘m not done yet but it‘s been really interesting so far. Also the narrator has the best voice for this. She sounds intrigued but baffled. (And sounds so familiar).

MicheleinPhilly I love the movie Adaptation. 2y
SamAnne I thought the movie was the best!!!! A crazy Charlie Kaufman film with Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and Nic Cage. Doesn‘t get any better than that. Called Adaptation. 2y
DogEaredBooks @SamAnne @MicheleinPhilly I had seen mention of the movie but I didn‘t know what it was called. I‘ll have to watch it now! 2y
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No offense to any summer savor-ers out there but I am ready for Fall and Halloween. I scoped out my library and pulled some cozy Fall/Halloween themed books to get a kick start (and watch all the Ghostbusters and Halloweentown movies). Also open to any recommendations for cozy/paranormal fall/Halloween books!

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Book Loft | Columbus, OH (Bookstore)
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I love this bookstore so much. I just wish I lived closer and had endless free time.

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This book is like a mix of GLOW, and Animal House. By turns hilarious, disgusting, serious, and just wholely unbelievable I loved it. It details a amusement park from 1977-1997 by the founder‘s son. Stories include: The Alpine which is basically concrete surfing, water rides that rip off clothes, go carts that go 50mph, and the endless injuries.
I‘d never want to visit but Action Park is fascinating to read about (nostalgia alone pulls you in)

Ncostell I immediately had to Google this to see if I had been there as a kid as I grew up in NJ and remember the concrete alpine slide. I don‘t think this was the one I went to but it was a similar place. I‘m sure we were taking our lives into our own hands there now that I look back on it! 2y
TheDaysGoBy How cool! I listened to an episode about this on The Dollop. It‘s an American history podcast hosted by two comedians. Highly recommend if you‘ve never listened 2y
DogEaredBooks @TheDaysGoBy I will have to listen to that! I have been spending my free time learning more so this sounds like a great addition to my now (mild) obsession with this park! 2y
DogEaredBooks @Ncostell if you read it I would love to hear your thoughts as someone with a personal connection to the area. I can only say that 70s and 80s theme parks sound like no joke compared to today! 2y
Ncostell I‘ll have to check it out! 2y
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I don‘t know why but this is the book I was looking for. So far a memorable line: “he called me ‘college boy‘ because he once saw me reading a book”

What even is this book?!

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You‘re breaking my heart here! The masking tape owner also used paper clips. The writing is sort of endearing to me in used books. But the paper clips and masking tape are killing me

Texreader Omg! That‘s crazy! 2y
DogEaredBooks @Texreader right? Definitely unexpected 2y
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I got this book online for $4 which seemed like a great deal except it turned up looking like someone ran it over. But the worst part - the previous owner used (and left) masking tape as a bookmark!!! Who does that?!

Thought you all would share my pain here!

BookDragonNotWorm Isn't there a tenth level of hell just for people like that? 😱 2y
Tamra How bizarre! 2y
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Museum Registration Methods | Rebecca A. Buck, Jean Allmam Gilmore
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This beauty just arrived! I have been waiting since April (but publishing got paused so here we are). This is the end all be all for my career and I am so excited. If you would have told me I would be this pumped for basically the new edition of my grad school textbook well I‘d probably believe you bc I am a nerd. (Also my favorite professor is one of the new editors).

MRM5 is dead long live MRM6!