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Grrlbrarian

Joined March 2016

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The Best Bad Things: A Novel | Katrina Carrasco
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FINALLY. ❤️

Tanisha_A Ah! Everything is so good about this photograph! 1w
Grrlbrarian Thanks, @Tanisha_A 😘 1w
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So I went in to pick up the tagged book on hold for me.... #sorrynotsorry #LitsyProblems

GatheringBooks oh wow. the priory looks like a serious chunkster. 1mo
Addison_Reads That's an awesome TBR stack. 😍 1mo
Grrlbrarian It‘s a roach killer all right, @GatheringBooks - 804 pages plus appendices 1mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Come over to my house! We can eat breakfast cake and read all the good books. Also, you can wear your pajama pants since I, too, will be wearing my pajama pants. 📚🍰

gradcat I would love to visit your house! ♥️ 1mo
AmyG I‘m in! Sounds wonderful. 👍🏻 1mo
RealLifeReading Ooh breakfast cake and books! 🙋‍♀️ 1mo
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LibrarianJen To bad I already ate. Put pants on, and am at work. I would love to read and eat breakfast cake. 1mo
Grrlbrarian Come one, come all @gradcat @AmyG @RealLifeReading and @LibrarianJen - and I sadly put on pants and went to work as a librarian as well 😉 1mo
gradcat @LibrarianJen @Grrlbrarian Can I just say here that I love, love, love librarians! 🥰❤️👍 1mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Bedtime reading ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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No Panties Fridays | Sean Robertson
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1. 90s purely for selfish reasons. I want a re-do on my career path. Culturally: none
2. Depends on where / when I‘m reading. Love all
3. 11 years older 😊
4. I am 11 mi from the hospital where I was born and 4.2 mi from where I grew up. I‘d love to move but my fam is here ❤️
5. Happy Fri-Yay, all y‘all Littens!
#Friyayintro

DebbieGrillo Hey, same age friend. 2mo
mdhughes72 Why this book?? 2mo
CouronneDhiver Haha! Your book choice 👌🏽Not crazy about that idea @mdhughes72 ? 😂😂😂 2mo
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Megabooks Family can be wonderful! 💕💕 2mo
mdhughes72 @CouronneDhiver Oh I‘m a fan! I just didn‘t make the connection between the book and the post. 2mo
Grrlbrarian Hey, @DebbieGrillo 👋 Also, @mdhughes72 I just used the same book that several other #Friyayintro folks chose today. 😊 (edited) 2mo
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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#WeekendReads
1. Oof! This is a chunkster.
2. At home: Quantum of Solace. In theater: Captain Marvel.
3. Coffee with Bailey‘s or Rum Chata, please

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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1. Bagpiping and more bagpiping. Soooo many gigs!
2. Having two great daughters
3. Done! And WOW this fantasy was intense, violent, yet good.
4. So many, but in honor of the holiday, Gráinne Ni Máille. Pirate queens ?❤️?
5 @howjessreads @Coleen_Nieto
#friyayintro

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March / April TBR. Almost finished with the tagged read. It‘s very thought-provoking and makes me want to travel to Morocco, Iran, Palestine... well, everywhere! ✈️

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Need to Know | Karen Cleveland
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Later: -18 windchill, library instruction across campus, wrangling with the boss. For now: just this. Just this.

Reecaspieces This is a good one...I hope there is going to be a sequel 3mo
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This holiday season, I refused to let my employees buy me anything at all. Instead, I asked them for book (or music or food) recommendations. They put together a binder full of pages like this. Result: The Christmas gift that keeps on giving and easily my favorite thing I received😍

MelissaSue81 Love this!!! I want to see more!! 3mo
Cinfhen What a fabulous idea!!!! And such a brilliant gift 💝 3mo
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Uh 😳 This sounds like great advice - but I‘m a bit stunned to receive it from someone who‘s aged between 80 & 100. Also, WHO HAS SIXTEEN... please don‘t answer that. 🤯

Bookladylinda 😂😂😂😂 3mo
Annl Haha! 3mo
SleepyDragon Reminds me of Talk Sex with Sue Johansson. Also, I guess keep the one that sparks joy? (Sorry, couldn't resist!) 3mo
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CouronneDhiver Priorities 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
CouronneDhiver I forgot about her! 😂 @NeesyBeth 3mo
Grrlbrarian Ah well, I guess that makes a certain kind of sense @NeesyBeth - though I SO DO NOT want Kondo‘s thoughts on the optimal number of devices! 😂 3mo
SleepyDragon Hopefully it's less than her idea of optimal number of books ... 3mo
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Margareta Magnusson knows what‘s up. Also, I like this book‘s advice MUCH more than Marie Kondo‘s. 👌

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Live in Venice? Well, Donna, if you insist 😍

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After a long day of ‘must do,‘ #LitsyPartyofOne starts now. 😍❤️ Blessed relief! Thanks, @Ambrosnazzy 🙌

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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First up: Black Prism. Yes, I‘m in bed. No plans to leave either. 😊 Stay warm, all y‘all!

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When it‘s so dadgum cold you bring your freshly-baked cinnamon streusel muffins and hot reads within easy reach of your bed for tomorrow AM 😊 Thank goodness we have an inclement weather day. Now if I could just teleport some coffee up here 🤔

Joanne1 I‘m suffering through the opposite conditions. Melting just stepping out of the a/c. Thankfully there‘s a storm brewing so the temp should drop soon. 4mo
hes7 Yum! 😋 4mo
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I see your polar vortex and raise you a cinnamon hot chocolate with rum chata and a hygge book. 👍

CouronneDhiver 🤘🏽 hell ya 4mo
valeriegeary Take that polar vortex! 👊 4mo
Literaturenut That sounds delicious. I might need a night cap now. 4mo
Scurvygirl I do not envy you guys... that is heading our way (New England) and just not feeling it right now. Will take freezing rain to subarctic temps! Yea winter! 4mo
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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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#weekendreads

1. The tagged book, Warcross / Lu, Cry of the Kalahari / Owens
2. House ‘Claw checking in
3. Steven Universe

rachelsbrittain Love Warcross and Steven Universe! Thanks for joining in 💙💙 4mo
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Warcross | Lu Marie
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-4 this morning though the snow has stopped for now. Kicking off the reading with Warcross, then heading back to the Kalahari. Drink: a Cinnamon Toast Me with rum chata, vanilla vodka, milk, and cereal garnish. Oh and some oatmeal with blueberries 😋

DivineDiana What a fab concoction!!! ❤️ 4mo
monkeygirlsmama Brrrr, but mmmm the drink sounds yummy. 4mo
Grrlbrarian I can‘t take credit for the recipe, @DivineDiana and @monkeygirlsmama but I enjoy the results 👌 4mo
Eggs 🙌🏼👏🏻👍🏼 4mo
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Cry of the Kalahari | Mark Owens, Delia Owens
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How to endure the third consecutive weekend of snowstorms: 1) Drink plenty of hot buttered rum; 2) Immerse yourself in the Kalahari Desert (virtually); 3) Wear your warmest pair of #HarryPotter socks (not pictured).

Bookish.SAM Great mug !! 4mo
PrezBookster ❤️ the mug 4mo
Melissa_J I also love the mug 😊 4mo
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bookishkris Where did you get the mug? I‘m having mug envy. 4mo
Chrissyreadit Jumping on the mug loving bandwagon. 4mo
Grrlbrarian @bookishkris My mom got it for me from Bas Bleu. Thanks, all! 4mo
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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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1. Oliver Twist, The Invention of Murder. May start a mystery before bedtime too.
2. Many - got an hot buttered rum currently in hand, but also love coffee, chai tea, & more
3. Cinnamon brown sugar latte this AM. I limited myself to one and it was a struggle!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 4mo
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Injection | Warren Ellis
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Five eccentric geniuses battle a rogue artificial intelligence that they unleashed on the world. No, this isn‘t the Avengers - Age of Ultron: it‘s Injection. No spoilers, but the AI takes the form of Celtic / British myths and legends to control humanity, and it‘s picking up speed. Each of the five geniuses battles the AI in their own special way: hacker. Investigator. Special agent. Cunning man. Professor. All compelling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MrBook Great review! 4mo
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It‘s 2 pm and we‘re fairly snowed in. I‘m still in my pajamas, have done almost no chores, and am tucked up reading the book that @Ashley31 got me for Christmas. Life is good ❄️📚

8little_paws Snowing here too! So the rest of the day will be on the couch with books :) 4mo
mrsmarch Where are you snowed in at? 26 and windy here in BOS but no snow in sight! 4mo
RealBooks4ever High winds here in Portland, Oregon! Can‘t stand wind so I‘m staying cozy inside! 🌬 ☕️📚 4mo
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Grrlbrarian @mrsmarch Central Illinois. Not sure how much snow we‘ve gotten total - somewhere between 9-12 inches today probably. Stay warm: and you too, @8little_paws and @RealBooks4ever 4mo
8little_paws I'm in chicago and we only got like maybe 2 inches I think but it was like flurries all day 4mo
Grrlbrarian @8little_paws 10-11 inches total here. Blech! 4mo
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Evening plans: Fiction & nonfiction combo platter with a side of hot buttered rum ❤️

rubyslippersreads Great mug! 5mo
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Borderline | Mishell Baker
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Evening reading. Neurodiverse urban fantasy with a fresh take on the Sidhe = ALL THE YES. This is fire so far🔥

Owlizabeth You had me at neurodiverse! Staaaaacked 5mo
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I love nonfiction! This bingo challenge👌 Got my first square sorted yesterday with this amusing if grisly collection of anecdotes from medical history. 10/10 would recommend, and on I go. Thanks, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa #NonfictionMatters

twohectobooks Ooh, great idea! Something to try in a future year maybe.. 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great start!!! 5mo
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Pre-dinner reading. Believe it or not, the wry humor in the writing renders this book laugh-out-loud funny 😂😂😂

Reviewsbylola This sounds awesome! Stacking. 5mo
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Monstress #3 | Marjorie Liu
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Time‘s up! Finished City of Ghosts and worked on four more books. Can‘t remember the last time I got to read for FOUR HOURS IN A ROW. Gosh I hate adulting - and #minithon18 was a lifesaver. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Working on #minithon18. Decided to finish some backlog. City of Ghosts: Completed. The Antiquities Hunter: 100 pages to go. Onward!

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Enjoying this A++ surprise book gift from the amazing @Ashley31 ❤️ It‘s such a juicy, anecdote-filled deep dive into the dawn of detection. Thanks a million for the spellbinding read! 🔪💉💀🕵️‍♂️

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A Dog for Christmas | W. Bruce Cameron
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Merry Christmas, all y‘all!

JoScho Merry Christmas to you ❤️ 5mo
BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 5mo
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It‘s almost Jolabokaflod and I am SO EXCITED!! 😍📚🎄

CareBear 😍😍😍😍 5mo
AmyG It‘s almost tomorrow! ❤️ 5mo
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Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy! | MS April Thomas
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I spy with my little eye... a #FeedaReader package headed out to @AmyG tomorrow! Hope you enjoy everything. I had fun choosing recipes, reads, and more for you!

AmyG Oh wow! Thank you. ❤️ 6mo
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Page 54 and this novel still doesn‘t grab me. Is it a slow burn? I‘ve read good things about it but if it weren‘t a book club read, I‘d probably drop it. Please tell me it will reward my persistence! 🤔

Soubhiville I really liked it, but it is slowly paced without a lot of plot. For me it was all about the characters, relationships, and their experiences regarding race and immigration. 6mo
DivineDiana Just seeing your post. Wondering if you finished and liked it. I did like her writing in this, and since I live in the Philadelphia area, appreciated the local connections. 5mo
Grrlbrarian I did finish the book, @DivineDiana 👍 Never visited Philly or most other locales but it made me curious to taste Nigerian food (on my way to a Nigerian-Senegalese restaurant now in fact). I found the details of immigration and acculturation interesting. Her assessment of race in America was dead-on, IMHO 5mo
DivineDiana Nice! Enjoy the food! 👏🏻 5mo
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Adopted a new reading buddy this weekend. See his pet bed on the floor? 10-year-old Labrador Clark informed me dogs ARE TOO allowed on the couch then climbed up and fell asleep. Would you argue? Me neither. Sweet dreams, friend. ❤️🐶

Soubhiville Aw, that‘s sweet. I‘m glad you adopted a senior. It‘s so hard for the older guys to find homes. 🥰🐶 6mo
Tamra My lab will affirm that dogs do not belong on the floor. 😜😍 6mo
Nebklvr My dog and I had this discussion. None of the furniture is big enough for both of us and I am the one who buys his dog food. 😉 6mo
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DGRachel So sweet! I had a dog trainer try to tell me my dogs shouldn‘t be allowed on the furniture. We fired her. 🤣🤣 Congrats on the new reading buddy. 😍🐶😍 6mo
Jinjer Dogs belong anywhere I am. 💕💕💕 He looks like a sweetie. 6mo
valeriegeary What's the point of even having a dog if they aren't in your lap all day?! 😄🐶 6mo
JoScho Love that you adopted a senior dog 🤗❤️ 6mo
whatsthEStorey Senior dogs are wonderful. I love that you chose him! 💛 6mo
Zelma Congrats on the new family member! 👏 (the only place my dog is not allowed is the bed, so that the cats have one spot away from him.) (edited) 6mo
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When you gotta bake those pies but can‘t quite give up your reading time. Happy Thanksgiving, y‘all!

Lynnsoprano Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. 🍁🦃 6mo
Dragon 🦃🧡🥧🍁 6mo
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#friyayintro

My daughter and me at Versailles in April 2017. We did a mom-daughter trip to Paris etc her HS graduation 😊 Easily one of my happiest times ever - and I‘m sitting at a conference missing her (and wearing this red coat) right now! ❤️

tpixie Great photo! Great memories! I‘m hoping to go in September 2019- and then realized that I‘ll miss the greenery! Oh well! 6mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 6mo
AmyG That‘s lovely! 6mo
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Grrlbrarian You might still luck into a bit of greenery, @tpixie though they may have disabled the fountains by then. We missed them by about three weeks ourselves. REALLY recommend booking a behind-the-scenes tour via the Versailles website. You skip the monstrous gate queue and walk straight in. Have a GREAT trip! 6mo
LeahBergen Lovely photo! 6mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous!! 6mo
tpixie ♥️ 6mo
tpixie @Grrlbrarian oh! Great hint! Thanks!! 6mo
tpixie @Grrlbrarian I really should pick your brain! 6mo
Grrlbrarian Absolutely you can if you would find it helpful, @tpixie 👌 Find me: grrlbrarian at yahoo.com 😊 6mo
tpixie Wow thx! 6mo
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Making a lasagna for dinner but pining away to finish this book 😩

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Evening view. I may have procrastinated slightly on reading this one due for book club tomorrow night. 212 pages to go - not so bad - but I‘ve got miles to go before I sleep. 😱👻

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Servant of the Underworld | Aliette de Bodard
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My Old Fella Jake just a few weeks before he passed away May 1. He took a queer fancy one day, blind as he was, to get into my books and scatter them everywhere. He didn‘t hurt them, just pushed them about, and it amused me greatly. I miss him every day. #petsofLitsy

Reviewsbylola I‘m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 7mo
Grrlbrarian Thanks, @Reviewsbylola ❤️ 7mo
Q84 Oh no! I'm sorry for your loss. 7mo
Grrlbrarian Thanks, @Q84 Such a funny old fella and so dear ❤️ 7mo
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Bring on the sanguivores! Deliciously creepy 😈❤️

ohyeahthatgirl His book on cannibalism is great! And, weirdly enough, it got me my job at the library. 8mo
Grrlbrarian Fantastic, @ohyeahthatgirl 👏👏👏 I‘ve got the Cannibalism book on my Kindle. Got to queue it up soon! 8mo
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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I still don‘t like romance novels. But even I have to admit this tale is pretty cute, even if the story is a little TOO perfect at times. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Peddler410 Curious, why did you pick this one? I don‘t read romance when romance is the main point. Throw in a twist, I‘ll give it a go. So far, I like this one. I‘m reading it because it‘s one of the titles for The Big Read at my library. (edited) 8mo
Grrlbrarian I heard such great reviews from various BookRiot people, and I loved the cultural aspects of the current teenagers contemplating an arranged marriage from differing viewpoints. I agree with the twist concept, @Peddler410 👍 Thought I‘d try something outside my norm for a change as well! 8mo
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At 2.30 am I woke and couldn‘t get back to sleep. Remembered this advice and elected to take it. Looked up 1 1/2 hours later and I was still not sleepy. Full day of work ahead. I‘m a fool of a Took. SEND HELP I AM DECEASED 😩😩😩

pppooraikul A fool of a Took usually turns out to be doing things right anyway. Wish you a lucky day! 😉😁 8mo
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Ohhhh, YES. Already loving this book! 🔥🔥🔥

RealBooks4ever Wow! 💜 8mo
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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See, I *would* do a thing, but I‘m super busy just now. #introverting #TGIF #bookndinner

RaimeyGallant You're probably exhausted from all that page turning anyway. 8mo
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ALL THE EMOTIONS ❤️❤️❤️ #greatamericanread #pbs

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Pandora's Boy | Lindsey Davis
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#2018checkin
1. 115
2. 135
3. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions. Nonfiction, stunning, required reading for anyone with even a slight interest in immigration.
4. I‘ve been saving Pandora‘s Boy against some rough days. They will arrive this week, and comfort reading is in store! ❤️

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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OOH Y‘ALL. This book is fabulous thus far. Post-apocalyptic Navajo fantasy with a badass female monsterslayer? Sign me up for KEEPS. 👊💪🙋‍♀️

Lindy I loved this too. 😁 9mo
Owlizabeth I‘m so glad this is going to be a series - I need more of this world! 9mo
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#tellmetuesday

1. Married
2. Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth, Persuasion
3. Marcus Didius Falco & Lucius Petronius Longinus fm Lindsey Davis‘ series
4. Terry Pratchett‘s Witches
5. Why HELLO THERE, Mr. Darcy #glances at him sideways through a pair of rather fine eyes 😂

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#HelloThursday
1. Academic librarian
2. Clerk at a Hallmark shop
3. Worst: Data conversion operator for the USPS
4. Retirement, frankly

wanderinglynn Ah, I‘d love to “work” at retirement. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 😀 10mo
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