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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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This is a great book haul for the Little Free Library. Most came from the recent annual used book sale on campus ($1 an inch gets you a LOT of books!). I bought some and some were donated to us by patrons of the sale. (They always let me have a donation box by the checkout.) A few of these also came from a moving sale for our local indy book store, who set up a new shop down the street from the old place & a VFW yard sale. #littlefreelibrary

britt_brooke Excellent! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Zelma Ooh, I nice choices! 👍 2y
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I'm excited to start this book for my YA Book Club. So far, it also looks like it has some good potential for use with my students. #teacherlife

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Library at Mount Char | Scott Hawkins
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I decided to look and see if there was some cool fan art for this book (there was), but then I got distracted laughing at this photo and how well it describes this story. 😂 This is a fascinating, crazy, hilarious, and terrifying read. I wasn't overly thrilled with the ending but it does have some of the best chapter titles in existence. It you're looking for something a bit different, it's probably this. 🍌👖

Ashley_Nicoletto This book is so strange and so wonderful. 2y
Ellsbeth @Ashley_Nicoletto I rather enjoyed the experience. 2y
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This was a fun read for my YA Lit #bookclub. Two of us enjoyed the ride and two didn't like it as much. There was a lot of talk about why this might be a Newbery winner. I appreciated the different take on magic, even though some things were a bit predictable. Like I said, it was a fun read and I am glad we picked it up. #litsychallenge book: "Girl(s)" in the Title.

CrowCAH Like the graphic you chose to post, so cool! 🌕 2y
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Thrawn | Timothy Zahn
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It was fun getting to revisit my favorite Star Wars character. I've had to read so much for work lately that my personal reading really went to the wayside. I figured this was just the book to help, and it did. I also rather enjoyed the perspective of Eli Vanto. In addition, I'm rather curious about the briefly mentioned "greater evil."

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Friendshape | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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Today my department got to volunteer at our nearby elementary school to read & have breakfast with kids whose parents were unable to attend their event. I got to hang out with 3 precocious and fun 1st grade boys. They were all given a copy of Friendshape, which is a great read aloud book with colors, shapes, friends, and puns. One of the boys had Bad Dog in his bag, so we read that too. It was a great way to start the day.

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I ❤️ our university's annual used book sale. Books are $1 an inch and the money goes to a student organization I love. Today I walked out with a full canvas bag and a box of books for $23 to help restock the #littlefreelibrary. I'm volunteering to help out tomorrow afternoon. It's a lot of fun.

Dragon I love booksales. Sounds like a lot of fun! 2y
HeatherBookNerd Always happy to see a post from a fellow LFL steward 📚❤️ I love that pay-by-the-inch idea! 2y
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This is what is left of my beautiful bookstore! 😭😭 But it's going to be ok. They are just moving down the street! However, the building was sold to someone who wants to open another bookstore, which will focus on new books (hardcover). I can't believe I'm saying I don't want another bookstore, but I don't know if this is sustainable in our little rural town. We'll see how it goes.

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I tried, but I just couldn't do it. Shanda is a great storyteller, but I just can't do this book right now. I think I listened into chapter 3. This is one of those books so many people seem to like and I'm over here just like, "Meh..."

unabridgedchick I hate that! 2y
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9 out of 10 Pell Grant students graduate college with debt. The average debt for these students is $30,000. Pell students are often those with the most financial need. Our financial aid system is broken & Rab explains why with lots of research & detail. This is a good book for students, parents, educators, student affairs staff, & more. It's an important read that dispels misconceptions. Also, hard to condense to 2 pages of notes! #bulletjournal

bookishkris This looks so interesting. I was lucky, I had a bunch of factors that tipped the fin aid formula in my favor. That said, I worked two full time jobs every summer and maxed out my work study hours every year to meet my EFC and have book $$. A majority of students at my alma mater received aid, and while those of means were in the minority I experienced a lot of ignorance from them about the realities of paying for one's own education. 2y
Ellsbeth @bookishkris Working with college students, it is incredibly easy to spot those who don't have to pay their own way or work for it. I have a lot of respect for students who earn so they can get their education. They really seem to value everything more. (edited) 2y
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Heart to Heart | Lois Ehlert
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"Avocado crush on you." This kids' book is adorable and resulted in lots of produce based giggles. My 4 year old loves this book.

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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When your friends get you. (And no, I couldn't resist!)

Zelma 😂😂😂 2y
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The humor in this book is much better than I expected. Reading while the kids play at the indoor park/kids museum. It's hard not to laugh out loud. (That's a ship with portraits of Lewis & Clark in the background.)

britt_brooke 😂 2y
CrowCAH Lol funny 2y
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This is my $5.50 book haul from the VFW Yard Sale. This history teacher is happy. 😎

DebinHawaii Great haul!! 📚👍 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk My dad is a retired history teacher and I'm pretty sure he owns every single one of those. 2y
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The first part of this book is particularly interesting, with the histories of the Lipizzaner and Polish Arabian breeds in Europe. (I am still thinking about the Bolsheviks horrific impact on the Polish Arabians.) If you enjoy military history or stories about horses, this book is a good choice. Photo: Witez II, the famed Polish Arabian stallion who traveled across Europe during Wild War II and later ended up in CA.

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Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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This has been on my TBR list for a while, since it keeps getting recommended to me. Today, Tor is giving it away for free! My only problem now is figuring out how to get it on my Kindle since the file is too big to email. Ha.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Google "Send to Kindle" and there are a few work arounds. That's what I had to do for this very book a few minutes ago, and I got it to work pretty easily. 2y
Ellsbeth @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Thanks! I'm excited to read this one. 2y
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Wolf Hollow | Lauren Wolk
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Well...this book wrecked me. I think you should go read it so it can wreck you too. It's worth it.

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Art of Raising a Puppy | Monks of New Skete
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I was asked to provide some book recommendations on dog training for a family member with their first dog. They've entered the "teenage years" and need some guidance. I've read a few, but nothing that sticks out. Do you have any recommendations? Also, this is my Elkhound, Kira. #dogsofliysy ?

britt_brooke Hi Kira! 💚💚💚 3y
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Eyelit My friend loves the four books I just tagged. She adopted a stray dog about 10+ years ago and it had a few behavioral problems - but now she's the sweetest most well behaved dog I've ever encountered. Your Kira is super cute by the by 💜 3y
8leagueboot Kira has the absolute sweetest face. 3y
Ellsbeth @8leagueboot She's by far the sweetest dog I've had. ❤️ 3y
Ellsbeth @Eyelit Thanks for all the great recommendations. I appreciate it! 3y
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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For Women's History Month, Loganberry Books in Cleveland turned their books by male authors around, so only the spines of books written by female authors remained visible. The owner estimates only 37% of their fiction collection is written by women. I think this is a creative way of demonstrating one of the imbalances in publishing. You can read more at https://goo.gl/aT5nhc #lemonadesyllabus #womenshistory

SomedayAlmost Wow! Creative way to send a message. 3y
LitLogophile This bookstore is on the road I live on! 😊 2y
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Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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The whole "I love you," "I know" exchange now has a new meaning. I enjoyed listening to Carrie narrate her story in this audio book. The choice to have her daughter, Billie, read Carrie's actual diary entries was a nice touch. It took three months to finally get it on OverDrive & only two days to listen (it's less than 6 hours), but I liked it. It was worth the wait. I love that she is also a fan. #audio

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I'm excited to start this book today. I've wanted to know more about the rescue of these famed horses during WWII since I was a kid. I saw the traveling show perform a few times and got to spend an afternoon hanging around the horses with some friends. I'd love the opportunity to visit the Spanish Riding School. Thank goodness for books! 📚🐴 Photo: Alois Podhajsky, Director of Vienna's Spanish Riding School during WWII.

CrowCAH The Lippizaner horses! I've seen them perform a couple times too! 🐴😍 3y
Ellsbeth @CrowCAH They are very cool! 3y
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Highly Illogical Behavior | John Corey Whaley
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A quick read, this is a good story that touches on important issues related to mental illness. This is the current selection for my YA Lit Book Club. I'm excited to discuss it this week.

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It is so hard to pick from the many quotable passages in this book. The students in one of my classes picked to read this book for a project & I am so glad they did. Those who reread it were really excited they got to revisit this story, including me. We had great conversations. If you haven't, please read this (it's only a little over 150 pages). If you have read it, I highly recommend a reread. This will probably become a regular reread for me.

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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#MarchIntoReading 4. Didn't like it, still finished: I hated all these books, but for various reasons, felt I needed to finish them. I've since learned that it really is ok to DNF books that just aren't working for me (I'm specifically looking at you, Girl on the Train). 😎 @RealLifeReading

MicheleinPhilly I hated The Historian too! 3y
Ellsbeth @MicheleinPhilly I have a degree in history and I was so excited about it when it came out. It was awful. 3y
LindsayReads Oh man, I wanted to love Mists of Avalon, but I could only get halfway before bailing (I have a soft spot for the made-for-TV movie though!). 3y
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Ellsbeth @LindsayReads I loved the concept. I think I kept reading it because I was holding out hope it would get better. 3y
Shaunesay I DNF'd girl on the train too, found myself dreading it, and decided that was my sign! Loved Mists of Avalon and Jurassic Park, read Doomsday Book and felt kind of traumatized after though I felt it was well done. Wicked I finished but wasn't crazy about, though I am interested to see the musical. 2y
Shaunesay Oops, Lost World, not Jurassic, I admit I have only read Jurassic, so I don't know about Lost World yet (if ever) 2y
Ellsbeth @Shaunesay I loved Jurassic Park. Lost World did not impress me. What I know of the Wicked musical is that it appears to be different enough I would enjoy it. (I do have the album!) 2y
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It's a Book | Lane Smith
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A friend at work brought me this picture book to read during a lunch conversation the other day. It details the differences between physical books and electronic devices. It's fantastic.

Zelma I love Lane Smith! 😍 3y
Ellsbeth @Zelma I obviously need to read more from him! 3y
angrylilasian Love this book! But I read the other version to my 3 and 4 year olds. 😄 3y
Ellsbeth @angrylilasian It's great to know there is a younger version. Thanks! 3y
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This is the graphic novel version of Ender's Shadow. It the story of Bean, right up to the point where he is assigned to his first army. The story is engaging, with some intriguing mystery. I enjoy stories like this that bring a new perspective to a "known" story (in this case, Ender's Game). I look forward to the next volume. I just need to find it, since I'm trying not to buy books & it's not available via ILL in my 2 libraries. #comicbooks

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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This was my quick #audiobook read this weekend. I enjoyed listening to Carrie tell her stories in her own voice. I am #6 on 3 copies of The Princess Diarist audiobook for the library. It didn't take long for them to add it to their OverDrive collection. #LitsyAtoZ

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As I re-read chapter 2 with Montag and Faber last night, I couldn't help but think of the current leader of our executive branch. In this passage, Faber explains one of the three things that are missing in a society that no longer reads. Our new leader prefers to get all his information from TV and never picks up a book. If I could change one thing about him, it would be to get him to love to read.

BookishMarginalia I agree. Reading builds empathy, background knowledge, the capacity to imagine and to analyze, to be open to other points of view, to appreciate complexity and ambiguity... #RaisingReaders is so important! 3y
Ellsbeth @BookishMarginalia Exactly! And I think being able to slow down and process ideas and information in a deep way, as Bradbury explains, is also very important. I love how reading allows me to do that. 3y
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Crenshaw | Katherine Applegate
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At a little over 3 hours, Crenshaw is a pretty quick, but good audio book. It thoughtfully addresses some issues that are tough for young children. This story is worthwhile for any age. #audiobook

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When you bring your kid to a Friday night birthday party she's super excited about, but you know no one there and are too tired from a long week at work to make small talk. I appreciate that they let me be anti-social on the side with my brew and a book. Also, reading this book after yesterday's press conference is freaking me out a little. 😎

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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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This is part of a mural painted outside the door of an elementary school library I passed by today. I thought you'd enjoy it.

TheLondonBookworm 😻 I kinda want to paint that on my wall... 3y
Ellsbeth @TheLondonBookworm You should! 🎨 3y
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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My Sci Fi book club decided to read Ender's Game. Since this was a reread for me, I opted for the 20th Anniversary audio book. It did not disappoint. It was a great version of this book, with multiple voices. This story still sucks me right in. #audiobook #sciencefiction

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This is a very interesting and thought provoking book. I was pleasantly surprised by the specific attention paid to teaching and parenting. I listened to it on audio, but it has so many intriguing ideas, I plan to reread it in print. I also bought it for a family member. This JFK quote tied in with the book nicely. #audiobook

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This was a fun read about the life of an elementary teacher. There were some parts that had a tone I wasn't fond of, but a lot of it seemed dead on and had me laughing. #audiobook

Serotonin Ooo, my sister is an elementary school teacher. Perhaps she'll enjoy this 😉 3y
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This cookbook is the kind of cookbook I love. It has lots of great explanations about dishes and ingredients, along with their geographic connections. It also has gorgeous photos of Myanmar throughout, and a history chapter in the back. The recipes are delicious and some are now in regular rotation at our house. I renewed it twice and didn't want to return it. #litsycooks #cookbooks

BethFishReads Ooohhh looks great 3y
queerbookreader I loved her book called "Persia"!! Been looking for this one at the library ? 3y
Ellsbeth @lemonlime799 I really need to get Persia! It looks great. Don't forget about Interlibrary loan! I may have to use it to get Persia because I don't think my library has it. 3y
Serotonin My in-laws have cooked Burmese food for our family. Sooo yummy and refreshing! 3y
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The Powell's cookbook store was pretty fun. I don't know how I did it, but I managed to go in TWO Powells locations and bought nothing for myself but the Leuchtturm I needed & planned to get. I did buy gifts for other people, but no reads for me! I'm trying hard not to add to my already huge TBR. It was tough. 😎

451Degrees #willpower 🙌🏻 I can't do that when I go there. I was lucky enough last time to only leave with four books😳 3y
AWahle I've never made it to the Powell's Cookbook store. Sounds like heaven! 3y
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I'm in PDX for work today, so of course I went to Powell's after diner. This time, I went on an adventure to the Hawthorn & Home and Garden stores. Since I'm here for a literacy institute, I found this display of snubbed books particularly compelling.

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#RiotGrams 2/7 My Local Library - Pierce Library, the academic research library on my campus, has added exercise bikes this year! You can rack up some miles as you study. The webpage keeps track and says they've been ridden for 358 miles so far.

BooksForYears This is amazing! 3y
abbiereadsbooks That's such a good idea! (edited) 3y
LindsayReads Genius! 3y
Zelma That is great. The health sciences library I used to work at had treadmills with adjustable work desks. We sometimes had short meeting on them. 3y
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I dropped a book off at my friend's house today and couldn't resist looking to see the latest in her #LittleFreeLibrary. I had to restrain myself from taking the Fikry to put in the LFL I run. It's a good read!

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I started reading Paying the Price for Bryan Alexander's online book club (link below). The second part of this book's title is "College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream." So far, this book mirrors my experiences working with mostly low income students at my institution. Students are too busy working to provide for themselves & their families to be involved beyond class time. This impacts academics & retention.

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This book does a good job explaining why Shostakovich's music meant so much to so many people. It's tough to read about the Siege of Leningrad and the time period surrounding it, but it is history worth knowing. If you teach AP Euro, this could be a good choice for your students. And yes, while this is a serious book, I could not resist posting this picture once I saw it! #harrypotter #LitsyAtoZ #teachersoflitsy

youngreadrshelf Thanks for the review. It's sitting on my #TBR pile. I'll have to get to it sooner. 3y
MrBook Well I'll be! 3y
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It is fascinating to read about real life accounts such as this one during the Soviet era as I'm rereading and teaching Fahrenheit 451.

Iindseyosborne One of my favorites! Not sure why it's still not on more people's radars 🤗 3y
Ellsbeth @lindseyosborne I finished it today and I loved it. Now I want to teach this one too. (edited) 3y
Ellsbeth And now I am reading the commentary in the back of my copy of F 451. Bradbury WAS heavily influenced by instances such as these in Stalin's Russia. 3y
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This book is an amazing read about human endurance. This section is about the Leningrad Public Library during the 872 day siege of their city.

Nebklvr This was a GREAT book! 3y
Ellsbeth @Nebklvr While the topic is tough, it's a great book. 3y
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I went to grab a book from our library to see if I will use it in a future class, and it had these two bookmarks in it! This is a great HP bookmark. Well done, ProQuest! #harrypotter #bookmark

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I am so in love with Dustin Nguyen's watercolor art in this series. This volume was interesting with all the backstories, but like the other reviews, it wasn't quite what I was hoping for. I'm awaiting volume 4 and the main story with anticipation. #comics

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? I finished this one up today. The first half was really interesting, with "Bat Boy." The second half went in a different direction that I'm not totally on board with at this point (but keeping the theme of civilization). The new Big Bad is an intriguing approach. The ending...well, I'm not going to talk about the ending. ? Also, these compendiums are just huge!

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While I am bummed I am not participating in #24in48, I am having a blast on my family's trip to Salt Lake City. Today I had a crazy adventure at Sundance that resulted in a free ticket to The Discovery. Meanwhile, my friend got accidentally stuck in the Women's March & ended up giving a ride to Kogonada, the director of Columbus. I later got to see Kinky Boots. It has a great message that I think fits well with the Women's March. 📽❤️🎭

lynneamch Loved Kinky Boots on stage and the movie! Yes, great message and great fun. 👢💜 3y
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We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change | Paulo Freire, Myles Horton, Brenda Bell, John Gaventa
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When you need to take reading notes, what is your preferred method? I typically do text annotations right in my books, but lately, most of my professional reads are from Interlibrary loan. I started just marking w/blank sticky notes. Later, I was able to review the book as a whole w/stickies & deciding what to write in my notes. I like how this contributed to my overall understanding & synthesis of the text. What do you do? #bulletjournal

LitLogophile So inspired by this! 3y
cleoh I usually use blank sticky notes for the books I have to read for class! 3y
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APLitlife This is so cool! I write in my books, but I would love a way to keep all quotes in one place. Great idea. 3y
Seonjoon LOVE this! I love writing in my books too, but like you I also rely a lot on my library. Great inspirational for note taking! 3y
melrailey This looks great! 3y
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I was surprised to find this story actually dragged on a bit for me. It seemed like you needed a little too much prior knowledge of Serbian history to follow the narrative. The art is interesting, especially the backgrounds and interludes. This is my #ReadHarder #comics challenge choice for a book about war.

BookishMarginalia Love that panel, though! 3y
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We have another winner from the Burma cookbook! Mix the spices above together to make a paste (the book uses 1 T fresh minced ginger & 2-4 dried red chiles), then add the water. Use the paste to coat your meat (chicken or pork is good), then cook. Sprinkle with scallions or coriander. It's very yummy. #litsycooks #cookbooks