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Emily92Bibliophile

Emily92Bibliophile

Joined May 2016

📚High School Librarian Aide🏋🏻‍♀️Crossfitter ☕️tea enthusiast 🎓Currently studying for MLS Certification through TWU💙Type 1w2💚ISTJ
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Monday's Not Coming | Tiffany D. Jackson
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When I say everyone needs to read this book, I mean EVERYONE. This story and it‘s haunting truth will stay with you, and the gut-punching realization that the horrors described in this book are a reality for thousands of children, maybe even strangers we have crossed paths with…. Read the rest of my review: ➡️https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4305696077

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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I really wasn‘t expecting how much I would enjoy this book as I did. I went into reading it just to be “in the know” about this TikTok YA famous book, and with no plans to finish the trilogy. Oh, how wrong I was. Other than not being a fan of the “enemies to lovers” and “one bed” tropes found in many YA books, this one so far is an exception. The rest of the review is on my Goodreads! 👍🏻 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4297838352

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The Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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What a sweet and cozy book! While the storyline didn‘t have the depth I was hoping for, overall I loved the characters, and their eccentricities ! 📚 I have had really bad Vertigo this last week, and am just now recovering. Wasn‘t able to read during that week due to how dizzy I was, but today I made up for it by finishing the book and feeling better !

slategreyskies I‘m so glad you‘re feeling better! Yay for books!! 📚✨ 1mo
Emily92Bibliophile @slategreyskies thank you! Using this week to rest/ read/ study and will go back to work next week 💙 1mo
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The Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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It‘s been a tough week at work. Still acclimating to a new head librarian who‘s personality and idea of the library is VERY different than I have ever worked in/with, and I am utterly exhausted. My mom offered to pick up a book for me at my favorite bookshop Fabled Bookstore in Waco when visiting my aunt, and that sweet gesture was a good start to the week💙

Texreader I hope it improves this coming week. And can we talk about how gorgeous that pillow is? (edited) 2mo
Emily92Bibliophile Thank you 💙It‘s still been tough, but working through it. 👍🏻@Texreader 2mo
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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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100 pages in & I could not get into it. As many of you know, I LOVE books & am currently in my Masters for Library Science to work as a Public Librarian Youth Services Librarian, & with a focus on Collection Development. HOWEVER, the language was too stilted for me, & I felt disconnected from the characters. We need more books like this that presents racism in our history, and how many struggled to live as passing White for their own safety⬇️.

Emily92Bibliophile Will try to read it again or listen to it as an audiobook, but I guess it wasn‘t for me at this time. 2mo
KristiAhlers I felt the same way. Which made me sad as I have enjoyed this authors titles in the past. 2mo
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Emily92Bibliophile @TheBookHippie Thank you!! I definitely will! @Katbooklover I‘ve never read her other books! And it made me sad I couldn‘t get into this one- the message is vital and we need more like it, as well as the librarian theme, but sadly couldn‘t. 🥲 2mo
TheBookHippie @Emily92Bibliophile I knew the real story having visited the library several times and gained a lot of knowledge from guides. I was put off by Marie messing with time line and truth and gossip being added to the story when the real story is so accessible. 2mo
Emily92Bibliophile @TheBookHippie that‘s horrible she did that! I am totally new to the story/ real story, and the library, but would love to learn the real facts about it. Hopefully one day I‘ll be able to visit the library as well! 2mo
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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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When I started it, I was afraid it would be too similar to “Circe” and “Ariadne”, both in themselves each retellings of mythological women whose tales fail to tell their true stories, and give them a voice.
I loved each of those books, but I wasn‘t sure how the author would tell the tale of the little-known giantess witch who married Loki…. For the rest of my REVIEW https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4230208865

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Book mail! Other than Gaiman‘s “Norse Gods” and the D‘ aulaires Book of Norse Mythology, I have read very little on the subject. Excited to read a woman‘s side of the story, the wife of Loki, the Norse Giantess witch Angrboda. I have heard that what Madeline Miller gave to the voiceless Circe, Genevieve Gorbachev gives to Angrboda 🎉Here‘s hoping it will be wonderful 💙

BarbaraTheBibliophage I am definitely stacking this baby. I love Norse mythology and it has so many amazing women. 3mo
Emily92Bibliophile @BarbaraTheBibliophage it‘s good so far! And I can‘t help visualizing Tom Hiddleston as Loki 😍 please Let me know of your other favorite reads about Norse Mythology + women if you get a chance ! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Emily92Bibliophile Here‘s one that‘s history, mythology, and a bit of fiction all rolled into one. It‘s excellent! 3mo
Emily92Bibliophile @BarbaraTheBibliophage that sounds amazing! Thank you! 3mo
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This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron
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Notice the bookmark- I picked it at random at the library I work at, not knowing the Greek mythology roots within this story. Very fitting!🪴🏺🩸

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This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron
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🪴 The weaving of Greek Mythology, Gothic Elements, and poisonous plants formed into a magical story of Black Girl Magic. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into when I started this, and had few expectations- all I knew was that librarians raved about this book, and it took BookTok by storm… I just had to read it and I am so glad I did! 📚read the rest of my REVIEW at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3999250193

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This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron
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Taking a Personal Day Off from work today for my birthday 🎉 🎉 it‘s been a stressful couple weeks at work, so I‘m planning on resting, reading, maybe a little bit of grad work, and CrossFit today. Slow mornings are something I am not used to !

LibrarianRyan Happy Happy. !! 3mo
LauraBrook Happy birthday!!!🎂 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 3mo
Emily92Bibliophile Thank you @LibrarianRyan @LauraBrook @JessClark78 ! It was a wonderful day of rest and almost finished my book 💙 3mo
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A Time to Dance | Padma Venkatraman
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Beautiful!

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Kent State | Deborah Wiles
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Unsurprisingly, I hadn‘t learned about the May 4th 1979 Kent State Massacre in HS or undergrad. While I knew anti- war protests went on during the Vietnam War, I didn‘t know the horrors of what happened at Kent State. This short novel in verse is beautifully crafted to bring you, the reader, into the events of that fateful weekend, to pursue your own research, & ask questions. For more of my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4222252872

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Displacement | Kiku Hughes
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This is such an important graphic novel that depicts the horror & injustice of the Japanese forced incarnation/ internment camps, as well as the current racist hysteria & xenophobic policies reawakened by Trump. The subject & facts were presented in such a way that brought the history to life, compared it to present day racist policies, & the illustrations were not only beautiful, but extra powerful as well. It belongs in libraries & classrooms.

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What an inspiration! I struggle with imposter syndrome in a variety of ways, & confidence in my abilities. This book was a good reminder of the truths of when my inner critic arrives, and when I don‘t hold space for myself. I will be adding this book to the High school collection and my students are excited for this one-I have had some great conversations with students! For the rest of my review !⬇️
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4061608368

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Personally, this one is too slow for me. The first one was a whirlwind, and this one moves at a pace of a 🐢. Due to the stressors of work with a new head librarian / changed environment, and starting the fall semester for grad school, I haven‘t had much time to read for pleasure, and this one doesn‘t help with having limited time to read 🥲 wanted to love and finish it, but couldn‘t !

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Haven‘t had the time to get to review this book in a while, so here it is! A wonderful and helpful to to help thinking about social media in a different light, and bring awareness to what information I consume daily, and my perspective on that information. Highly recommend!

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Drum Roll🥁 Ladies and gents, after the most difficult semester yet of my grad experience, where the phrase “ blood sweat and tears” felt many times quite literal… I got a 4.0!!!!🎉🎉🎉 Happy tears were shed- I gave this fast summer semester my all! Next class on the agenda : Youth Programming, starts 8/23

Soubhiville 🤩 amazing! 3mo
rubyslippersreads Congratulations! 🎉 3mo
Texreader That‘s so fantastic!! Many congratulations!!! 🎈🎉🎊 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
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Girls with Sharp Sticks | Suzanne Young
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Oh. My. Stars. Why has it taken me so long to read this one??! 🤯 Last year, I had about ten of my students ( majority were not big readers) RAVE to me about this book, make me promise I would read it, and make sure I would put the third book on order.⬇️

Emily92Bibliophile I haven‘t read a Dystopian book in a hot minute, and I don‘t regret reading this one. In short, I was hooked from the beginning. Every spare minute I had I would hungrily read what I could in between my schedule, and then staying up late to read more. I will definitely be finishing the trilogy, and read anything else by Suzanne Young. This book is in my top five of my favorite books so far this year. (edited) 4mo
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Girls with Sharp Sticks | Suzanne Young
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Going to give this one a try. A lot of my teen girls last year RAVED about this series to me, and were begging us to order the third book. This was especially popular among the girls who weren‘t/ aren‘t big readers. 🎉I haven‘t read a dystopian in a hot minute, so hopefully this series will keep me intrigued.

Dcueto Ooooooo thanks for the info! Will check it out 4mo
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I‘ve been having a hard time connecting with current / contemporary MC‘s recently. Also, retellings of classics are hard. For me, this one was slow and I was already past halfway point and not very invested. I try to give myself 100 pages or middle of the book to see if I am hooked on the story. If not, I DNF it. 📚it‘s a neat idea, but not for me 🥲

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Started working on getting new books into the library system to be ready for kids on Thursday. Had to check this one out! Retelling of Jane Austen‘s “Persuasion “ - hope it is good!

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My Contrary Mary | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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It‘s been about 2 weeks since I have picked up a book thanks to grad work😭 I survived my two major projects - got a 93 on my Public Library 26 page paper on the need for more diversity in YA literature, and a 💯 on my informational database paper on a teen public library app for YA to find diverse books 🎉🎉 Now a 2 week break from grad work until my fall class , YOUTH PROGRAMMING starts, and I am going to READ and sleep 🙏🏻📚😍

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My Contrary Mary | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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(illus. Yaoyao Ma Van As via Pinterest) Hello all! I have been MIA for the past couple of weeks due to my 2 MLS summers courses (about 15+hours each per week). This illustration is how I feel currently about my Public Library project- Grant Proposal, that is due tonight, and my other database project due Thursday 🥲I am optimistic and trust the process- learning over perfection, but GUYS, grant writing makes me feel like I‘m growing gray hairs!

katy4peas You can do it! That was one of my most useful courses that I decided on last minute. I have won 4 of the 5 grants that I wrote and submitted, including my very first one that I wrote as my class project while working! Good luck! 🤞🤞🍀😘 4mo
Emily92Bibliophile @katy4peas thank you! That is such an encouragement! And congrats !! I am using the Texas Book Festival Collection Enhancement Grant as my program of choice- their guidelines have helped so much, it‘s just a lot! I wish I would have taken the Public Library course over a normal semester than the summer- that way I would have been able to give all of my focus to just the one class instead of two. But I have learned a lot in this summer course👍🏻 4mo
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My Contrary Mary | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Library haul! I brought about 40 ish books from the HS library when I left for summer. I finished over half but I realized the ones I have left are mostly of the Realistic Genre they deal with hard subjects💔That being said, I had to grab a few YA books that might be a little lighter, as well as some adult fiction that I have been wanting to read ( not under the “light” topics). 📚I (& other librarians of the district) go back on Thursday!🥲⬇️

Emily92Bibliophile I miss my students but I‘m not ready for summer to end! Thankfully we have a couple weeks until kids come back, and we have some time to get to know the new Head Librarian 4mo
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While I still got some Princess Diaries vibes while reading it, it stands alone for itself for this coming of age princess tale. Izumi is witty, sarcastic, and honestly a delightful character, and is far from a surface-level In character development. Emiko Jean has created characters that are lifelike and realistic. I cannot wait to continue to read this series, and read as these characters continue to grow.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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While not my favorite of Reid‘s books (I love “Daisy Jones and the Six”, if anyone is interested!) I did really like this book & it grew on me. The first half I wasn‘t really sure how I felt about it, but by the end I fell in love with the Riva‘s siblings. I loved how throughout the book I got to learn more about each of the siblings, layer by layer. ⬇️

Emily92Bibliophile If you are looking for a fun, summer/ beach read, but also a book that holds depth about sibling love and family endurance, this is the book for you. 4mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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An insane accident that led to the craziest of cover ups? ✅ a Crazy involved Family? ✅ the sweetest romance ? ✅ This is one of the best laugh- out- loud but also “utterly melt from how sweet it was” Comedy/Romance/ Mystery book I have ever read! I knew going in it would be hilarious, but I didn‘t expect to fall for this sweet family as I did. Excited to hear this will be made into a Netflix movie, & a sequel is in the making for book number 2!

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Six Crimson Cranes | Elizabeth Lim
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A story intricately woven to create its own unique story of princess Shiori, & the quest & trials she must endure to save her brothers from their curse. Thankfully I had no expectations for this book- the story was honestly more than I could have hoped for, & I couldn‘t put it down. I haven‘t read a good fantasy book that has drawn me into its world in quite a while, & I have found that book in Six Crimson Cranes and the kingdom of Kiata.

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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My book haul (to me!)- first three from B&N, and last from Half Price Books! Money is a little tight bc I am redecorating my bedroom and bathroom, but I had to get some books on my book outing with my friend!📚 I will share my reading corner when I get it all set up 💙

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Six Crimson Cranes | Elizabeth Lim
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I‘m back! Decided a 30 day break from Litsy was a good break, compared to the 40 day from Instagram! A lot has happened & much has been read in the last month, & I can‘t wait to share them with you all. 💙Went on my first major bookshop spree in a while to Banes& Noble and Half Price Books, and took advantage of the teacher/ librarian discounts ! 📚 THIS ONE, my dear friends, is AMAZING so far. I can‘t put it down.

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LIFE UPDATE: Hello all! I‘m taking a month long social media sabbatical. While Litsy has been the most positive social media experience I have ever been a part of, I am taking some much needed rest time from here and Insta and basically all social media in general. When I come back from my break on July 17, I will update y‘all with what I have read in my time not taken up by social media, and get back to socializing with this great community 💙

Alfoster It‘s always good to unplug for awhile!👏👏👏👏 5mo
ErinSueMreads Yay! Good for you! Enjoy your break 5mo
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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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SOS!! I am fairly new to the YA Supernatural genre. Haven‘t read any since the Twilight series when I was in high school. I have had MANY students recommended me these series. However, the Last Hours seems more intriguing to me than the others right now- AND THE COVERS 😱😍➡️📚 Is it ok to read the LH books before the others, to see if I enjoy the writing/ world building? Or do y‘all think I need to go in order of series chronologically?

butterbeerheist I think in the later series it is already established that the reader knows about the world, so maybe there are things that are not explained and it would help you if you read from the beginning (and there are a lot of the same characters that are mentioned or appear in the different series). Other than that it‘s not important which series you begin with. 5mo
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Not sure if I‘m mentally or emotionally prepared to start this last book of the series 🥲 I have loved this series from its beginning and am hopeful Riggs will write another unique series 💙

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When Stars Are Scattered | Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
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On my summer schedule of about 24-30 hours per week total for my two grad classes. That means, LOTS OF 10 minute reading breaks!! Today I got a Novel in verse book finished during lunch break, and two graphic novels done ✅ this one is a powerful biography of the realities of being a refugee.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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This is the story of George Takei (yes, from Star Trek!) and his family‘s forced and unlawful imprisonment in one of American Concentration Camps, overall which held 120,000 Japanese Americans and was enforced by the US government, during WWII. All due to mass hysteria and racism ➡️ for the rest of my review, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3069112956

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The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta
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I had a couple of students this past year recommend this book to me, especially since I love books in verse. Glad I got to read this one in my short summer ! 🦩 The LGBT+ YA genre is a new one for me to read, and I love getting my student‘s input on their favorites !

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Chlorine Sky | Mahogany L. Browne
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Great coming- Of- age story!

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Luck of the Titanic | Stacey Lee
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I‘m SOBBING. However, this is a story that needs to be told. This is a fictional account of the Titanic disaster, and the 6 Chinese persons- out of 8 who started the journey- who survived. Little is known about their stories, because, in the time of the Chinese Exclusion Act, those of Asian descent were vilified and treated abominably. ➡️ to read the rest of my review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4051770563

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Luck of the Titanic | Stacey Lee
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First day of summer for me for a month and a half! For my Public Library course, I had to observe a Program. Did so with the Tweens ( animal Fuse Beads- so great !) and found out that the librarian during the 9 months of closure has done this to all the Teen books! So cool- might have to steal the idea for the high school !

Texreader That‘s awesome!! 6mo
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Fable (Fable #1) | Adrienne Young
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DNF‘ed it. Wasn‘t motivated to read it, and couldn‘t hold my attention. Might put it on my AUDIOBOOK listening list for the future

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We Are Inevitable | Gayle Forman
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This was something I went into thinking it would be a light read about a failing bookshop. I could not be more wrong. However, I am thankful it was not what my original expectations were. The second part was correct, but it was so much more. To read the rest of my review😊 ➡️➡️https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4046012724

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9 week summer MLS courses officially started today! I have 2 courses: The Public Library and Special Populations, and The Organization of Information 📚 Color coded organization is my must for these classes!

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Such a fun read! Liz is honestly one of my top favorite YA characters of YA books I have read thus far this year- hilarious, witty, kind, and loving. The author‘s writing is spectacular, and her character development of not only Liz and Amanda, but her other characters as well make it a very great read. I had heard so many good things about this book, and I am glad to have finally read it! ⬇️

Emily92Bibliophile If you‘d like to read the rest of my review for this amazing book, here‘s the link to my goodreads review! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3419776772 (edited) 6mo
Crazeedi Excellent review 💞 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence I loved this too! 6mo
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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AMAZING. I just can‘t fit all my thoughts about this amazing story in here , so PLEASE take a look at my goodreads review, and let me know what you thought of the book! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3937518223

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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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This is my favorite “books about books”. It is a fictional story based on true events& true people within the American Library in Paris during WWII, & the lengths the librarians went to fight against injustice during the time when Paris was occupied by the Nazis. The various points of the main two characters was very interesting and written well enough that there was no confusion.⬇️

Emily92Bibliophile I fell in love with all the characters, especially the librarian staff of the ALP, and the small ways they defied the Nazis and continued to bring hope to the oppressed in their city.

This book reminded me of and would pair well with the book, “ When Books Went to War”, by Molly Manning.
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Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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I had really high expectations for this one. I LOVE retellings of Greek mythology. It was good, but not great. Very slow until the halfway point of the book. However, I loved how the downright awfulness/ inhuman emotions and character of the gods was explored. Id call this story New Adult ⚠️Pedophilia, detailed violence done to Men, women, and children, gore. ⚠️

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SOON TO BE RELEASED: June 1st!! 20 minutes in, I pre ordered a hard copy of this phenomenal collection that captures the the heartaches, loss,& fears that we all experienced at some point during the pandemic since last year. Very honest and vulnerable, Gill presents encouragement and hope “even in this”. This did such healing for my soul and mental health. Verdict: a must read for all! Hopefully will be able to add to my teen library next year.

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Major praise: my summer classes don‘t start until June 1!! ( Info I found said classes started today 🤪)
Not so great news: library classes are only offered at 10 weeks. So it‘s going to be really fast and furious with two classes, both which are known to be difficult professors/ classes.
Good news: I have a 2 1/2 week break from grad school until then! 🎉🎉 Will be catching up on my reading during this needed break!

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A collection of poetry that was created during the beginning of the global pandemic, COVID 19. The intro ALONE is amazing!

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Audiobooks always take me a while, wanting to take time to absorb the story while listening. This book was such a treat, and I loved the various tween/ teen‘s stories and how they were all interwoven. Highly recommend!

MandaMT I loved this one too! The format was really fun. 7mo
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