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Gnora

Gnora

Joined February 2017

Book Gnome | Makerspace Librarian | Enthusiastic Tea Fanatic | she/her/hers
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Lore Olympus: Volume Two | Rachel Smythe
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I love this comic so much, it‘s so expressive! 😂

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Last monthly wrap-up of 2022! I read 9 books in December. :)

Working on my 2022 year in review and it will be up soonish.

#bookreport #scifi #romance #surprises #librarybooks #library

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Dragon's Bride | Katee Robert
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For what this is, it‘s a lot of fun, but it‘s certainly not for everyone.

That take on the classic clinch cover is so amazing that I had to read it. 🤣😅

#romance #novella #fantasy #erotica #libby

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November was by and far my slowest month of the year. I was in a major reading slump.

#roundup #bookreport #nov2022 #2022 #audio #manga #romance #scifi #memoir #queer #libby #librarybooks #library

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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October 2022 was a pretty amazing reading month! I actually took an entire week off at the beginning of the month as a belated summer break and read 6 of the above books during that week. It was glorious.

Two of my most anticipated 2022 books, Nona the Ninth and Just Like Home, were every bit as amazing as I hoped. I finally got around to Convenience Store Woman, The Midnight Library, and Ten Thousand Doors of January, all of which rocked!

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Madison Public Library | Madison, AL (Library)
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This morning I was a book bike librarian on wheels! 🚲

#sotired #librarybike #librarin

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Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve been on a pretty major Agatha Christie kick this year, and the weirdest part has been the sheer amount of time her career spans.

Her first book was punished in 1920, shortly after the end of WWI. This books was published in 1969 and references “Hemp” and LSD in the first chapter. The changes in culture over that period for a pop culture writer are staggering.

#mystery #seasonal #halloween #audio #hoopla #librarybook

Gnora All this made more complicated by the fact I always associate her with the 1920s, and therefore am so surprised when she references things that come much later. 3mo
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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11 books for September 2022! Finished up three that had been lingering in limbo that I didn't want to DNF.

Favorite: Love on the Brain - Ali Hazelwood
Least Favorite: Knot My Type - Evie Mitchell

#roundup #bookreport #sept2022 #2022 #audio #manga #romance #horror #memoir #queer #libby #librarybooks #library

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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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I could not have asked for a better book to kick off spooky season with! 🏠👻

#vacationreads #horror #hauntedhouse #fall #librarybook

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Scout's Honor | Lily Anderson
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Getting very close to actually finishing the #Popsugar Challenge this year! Only 11 more titles to go and I think I've got books picked out for all of them. c:

#audio #horror #fantasy #bookreport #roundup #romance #readingchallange #nonfiction #bookreport

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Busy month! Lots of audiobooks, a few graphics and just a ton of really good reads.

#roundup #bookreport #aug2022 #2022 #audio #manga #romance #horror #comedy #queer #libby #librarybooks #library

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Book of Night | Holly Black
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Feeling very lukewarm at best about this one thus far. I‘ve been reading Holly Black‘s books since I was in middle school, but her first foray into adult lit@isn‘t really doing it for me. 😅

Gonna give it some more time though.

#fantasy #audio #darkfantasy #library #libby

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Confidence | Denise Mina
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The pace of this book is really strange, but the mystery is keeping me engaged. It‘s like the every man‘s DaVinci Code.

#audio #series #libby #mystery

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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July felt like a month where I struggled to read anything, but in reality I only struggled with print books. Seven of these were audio, only two non-manga print. I finished Chef's Kiss in basically two sittings and it was adorbs.

I also journaled a lot about this month's books. They left me with a lot to think about.

#roundup #bookreport #july2022 #2022 #audio #manga #romance #horror #comedy #historical #queer #libby #librarybooks #library

Johanna414 I've been feeling the same way all month! Im flying through audiobooks, but can't seem to find time to sit down with a print book 6mo
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Chef's Kiss: A Novel | TJ Alexander
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Y‘all! This is queer Bon Appétit fan fiction. It‘s so good. ???

#romance #queerjoy #nonbinary #bi #love #food #librarybook

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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More progress on #popsugar2022! Sailed past the halfway point and ready to party. 😃

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June books! More audio, a few of my BOTM books, some romance and some graphic novels. I pretty well rounded month all things considered and the most books I've read in a single June in years.

#bookreport #roundup #romance #audio #mystery #scifi #YA #manga #series

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Slippery Creatures | KJ Charles
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Audio and cross stitch since I‘m stuck awake all night on account of the fireworks. 😤

#crafts #audiobook #stillreading #itcounts #crossstich

The.Great.Catsby That looks beautiful!!! Wow! So well done. Is that a little corgi pin?! How cute! 7mo
Gnora @The.Great.Catsby Thank you so much! The corgi pin has the pin part cut off and a magnet attached so I can use it to hold my needle in place when I need to stop. It's my stitching buddy. :) 7mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Still spinning to work through my BOTM backlog! I‘m a little embarrassed to admit this is my first Colson Whitehead book. 😳

#BOTM #random #chance #historical #backlist

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The Woman in the Library | Sulari Gentill
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When I say I devoured this audiobook, I mean I couldn‘t put it down and read it in two days.

LeslieO My library hold for that one just came in. Can‘t wait to dive in! 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence I‘m going to give this audiobook a try for a long road trip! 7mo
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The Resting Place | Camilla Sten
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Books and snacks on my work break!

#thriller #library #librarybook

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Conviction | Denise Mina
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect out of this one, but so far it‘s very compelling.

#audio #mystery #thriller

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Not a really busy month, but a few really good books! All of the Agatha Christie and Mary Kay Andrews/Kathy Trocheck were audio.

#bookreport #roundup #romance #audio #mystery #scifi #YA

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Hotel Magnifique | Emily J. Taylor
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This one is reminding me a lot of Caraval - and I‘m not sure that‘s a good thing? 🤔

#ya #fantasy #magic #library #librarybook

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Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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Alllllllmost halfway there! The challenges get harder from here on out. :)

#audio #horror #fantasy #bookreport #roundup #romance #readingchallange #bookreport

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April 2022 #bookreport!

I was leaning really heavy on the audio this month, with everything but the comics being audio books. I need to actually finish a print book to help break the slump.

#audio #comics #horror #fantasy #bookreport #roundup #romance #mystery

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Reading on vacation and this feels very appropriate. 😊

#scifi #picturesque #vacation #librarybook

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My Hero Academia, Vol. 5 | Kohei Horikoshi
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🥳🥳🥳 It‘s only April!

I‘m also 23/50 books on the Popsugar Challenge, but only 5/16 on the BOTM Challenge.

#readinggoals #goals #challanges

CoverToCoverGirl 👏🎉🥳 9mo
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Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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March 2022 #bookreport! 15 books and only 4 on audio. A bunch of graphic novels and other fun reads this month.

#audio #comics #horror #fantasy #bookreport #roundup #romance

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Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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Chugging right along with my Popsugar Challenge this year! Another six books completed. So far I have been picking out the books then finding a matching challenge, but soon I'm going to have to start picking out books for specific challenges.

#audio #comics #horror #fantasy #bookreport #roundup #romance #readingchallange #bookreport

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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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This book was excellent! I really enjoyed the story, the concept, the characters, and the way everything slowly unraveled.

#BOTM #mystery #magicalrealism

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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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This color is perfect for this book and this character!

#readingchallange #colors #fantasy #scifi

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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February 2022 #bookreport! Several graphic novels this month, and Saga is a re-read that I am super enjoying!

#audio #comics #horror #fantasy #bookreport #roundup #romance

ShyBookOwl SAGA 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
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Saga | Brian K. Vaughan
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“This is how an idea becomes real.”

As new issues roll out of Saga I‘m revisiting the beginning.

#graphics #favorites

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Another one for the Pantone challenge! This is such a dreamy color and the name even matches this book. 😍

#readingchallange #colors #fantasy

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Girl at the Grave | Teri Bailey Black
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Dark and spooky book for this dark and spooky night! 👻

#ya #librarybook #gothic #mystery

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Other duties as assigned! Today I‘m making nice.

#audiobook #library #librarian #crafty

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How to Read a Story | Kate Messner
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First ever meeting of my How to Read a Book book club! Wish me luck!! 🍀

#library #librarian #librarylife #bookclub

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Decided instead of doing this monthly I'd just do it every time I finished six novels. Honestly, I feel like 12 books may be the furthest I've ever gotten on the Popsugar challenge. I know it's not - it just feels like it is.

#readingchallange #bookreport

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It‘s very clear I have a preferred setup. Don‘t knock it if it works! 😂

#cozy

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Work break means it‘s time to start a new book! 😄

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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“By the time Alex managed to get the blood out of her good wool coat, it was too warm to wear it.“ -Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo

#FirstLineFridays #BOTM #currentlyreading #fantasy
@ShyBookOwl

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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I love this pink and blue cover so much! And the Pink matches Gossamer perfectly. 😍

#Pantone22 #Pantone2022 #romantic #romance #Pink #gossamerpink

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Once again, I'm attempting the #Popsugar Reading Challenge! Here is a round-up of the challenge prompts I completed in January.

I have a few more that are currently work in progress, so maybe I have a chance of actually completing it this year. :)

#roundup #readingchallange #readingwidely

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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So green! So lovely! I feel like fragile sprout can read both “spring“ and “fresh“ but also “uranium“ and “ghostly“. I decided it matched the latter here.

#Pantone22 #Pantone2022 #fragilesprout #BOTM #horror #scary #green

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Tiny tiny bit early, but I won't finish up any other books this month. Here are my January 2022 books!

The Sentence destroyed me, Mexican Gothic and Home Before Dark where dark and atmospheric. The Thursday Next Books were a romp, and that is the final volume of Sweat and Soap ( 😭).

It was a great way to start 2022!

#audio #comics #horror #fantasy #bookreport #roundup #romance

cariashley Impressive and love all the Thursday Nexts 💛 12mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Ended up spending the evening working on my cross stitch and listening to the audio version of The Love Hypothesis.

These two flowers are rocking the sunshine/grumpy trope. 😊😠

Side note: This was my favorite book of 2021. 🥰😅

#crafts #audio #romance #comfortreads #librarybook #libby

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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Finished the book and the puzzle! 5 stars for the puzzle and 4 stars for the book.

#audio #puzzle #relaxing #crafts #hobbies #librarybook #romance #hoopla

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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A puzzle and an audio book are a great way to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon! 🎧🧩

#audio #hoopla #romance #librarybook #puzzle