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HighShelfEsteem

Joined April 2016

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So excited about this ARC I got at the ALA Midwinter meeting last weekend!!! Books about music are my jam.

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Need to get some puffy sleeves before Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow! 😄 Happy holidays, y‘all!

DivineDiana Lovely! 🎄 2y
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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Reminds me of the Younger episode about the book P is for Pigeon. I‘m surprised there isn‘t an T is for Turkey book coming to bookstores soon 😋

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Wine For Dummies | Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan
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A wine with the name Well Read??? I could not resist 😋

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Had a lovely afternoon outside reading and enjoying my last official day of summer vacation 😎

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The Giant's House: A Romance | Elizabeth McCracken
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Have been wanting to read all three of these for a hot minute and got them all for $3.00 at the library's used book shop!

Bookcation74 One of my all time favorites!! 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Elizabeth, Jane, Darcy, and Bingley all at home in their story 😀

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The Municipal Library of Prague's tower of books is bonkers awesome!!!

LauraBeth Wow! 😍 2y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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This cover is kinda chic but I think I like the American cover better

Karkar Oh I like this cover! Black on black too awesome! 2y
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Camino Island | John Grisham
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Reading/listening to my first John Grisham book ever! The fact it's about an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript heist totally sold me.

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Caraval: Chapter Sampler | Stephanie Garber
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I have my YA and middle grade reading work carved out for me before he school year starts!

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Seven Novels | Jane Austen
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Loving that my Jane Austen pillow is sewn back together and in commission again - let the reading commence!

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Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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Trying to wrap my head around why anyone would themselves through this kind of hell...

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I think Eva would approve of this hot sauce selection (it's most of the sauces from the Hot Ones YouTube show) especially Blair's Mega Death!

DeborahSmall I love Crystal hot sauce ❤️️ 3y
Purrfectpages Curious about what you think of this one. I want to read it! 3y
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Goooooo bookends!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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So, I am a Crazy Not-Rich Half-Asian ☺️ I got the book for $1.50 at a used book sale and the audiobook is from the library so very little was spent on obtaining this super fun book - check out other ways to find cheap books in my most recent blog post: bit.ly/2tgx3Dr !

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Savage Trust | Cassie Edwards
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Super steamy shopping cart at Goodwill 😄

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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My third-grade diary - man, I was a nerd!!! 😆

tpixie Fun!! Join us Tuesday! #lotrchapteraday with @freyaheart starting with 3y
shanebeth too cute!! 😂💜 3y
Joyfulmimi Thats awesome you still have this! 3y
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lamaman2boys That's so sweet! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is awesome!!!! 3y
tpixie I love this! I had to read it again!!! 3y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Found these super fun library card catalog notecards while cleaning. It may be selfish but I don't want to mail them... I think I'll use them as bookmarks instead 😋

MrBook Ooooh! 3y
JSW I miss card catalogs. 3y
heikemarie I got these from Zulilly like two years ago! I like matching them to the people I send them to :) 3y
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The Sisters Chase | Sarah Healy
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My next read - I am woefully behind on my BOTM reading!

tammysue This is a great read. I hope you like it! 3y
HighShelfEsteem Thanks! 3y
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I am enjoying the crap out of this book!!! And love that that we get to see the primary source material for "The SantaLand Diaries" !

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The Morgan Library in NYC is simply gorgeous!

Emiller 😍😍 3y
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Going with the hybrid reading experience for this one. I've only listened to the Introduction and have already laughed at least 10 times!

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Wooooo! My books are here!!! This time I got Goodbye, Vitamin and Hunger. It's going to a great month of reading 😀

Reviewsbylola Jealous!! 3y
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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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Finally finally getting to a Man Called Ove!

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Really heavy but enjoying it so far. Though things might feel rather messy in our country at the moment, I'm still grateful for the America I live in now.

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Alex and Eliza: A Love Story | Melissa de la Cruz
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Pretty nice YA selection at Sam's Club! I've been interested in Alex & Eliza... thoughts???

DGRachel I enjoyed it. I thought it was sweet and well done - a nice, light, quick read. 3y
rubyslippersreads On my TBR list. 3y
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Wish I lived on Read Street! 🤓

JoeStalksBeck Ha! I want to live there . I live on Elm street. Yup, just like Freddy Krueger 3y
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Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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❤️❤️❤️ Sarah Dessen! This perfect summer audiobook listening!

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There are 83 people on the hold list for Killers of the Flower Moon at my public library, so I treated myself to a copy using gift cards from my students on the first afternoon of summer break!!! 😀😀😀 😀😀

charl08 For the win! 3y
Smrloomis 👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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A new Murakami book makes me want to Dance, Dance, Dance! 😄

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Yay! Grace Lin at Politics & Prose in DC!

syasutake Oh so sorry to miss this!!! 3y
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I promised my sixth grade book club I'd make Twinkie Pie for them, and I always keep my promises when they have to do with desserts! 😋

tapgurl Lucky students !!! 3y
LauraBeth 😋😋 3y
Readingrobin I read this when I was a children's librarian and I craved Twinkies the whole time! 3y
jlondon1963 😋🍮 3y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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My Book of the Month box is here! I'm just now reading The Mothers which was my October BOTM so who knows when I'll read these two, but who cares??? New books are always welcome! 😀

Mariposa_Bookworm Now I wish I'd added the Paula Hawkins book to my box. I wonder can I go back am purchase anyway? 🤔 3y
Karkar Holy cow. That was fast. Mine shipped on the first but it never gets here until 2 weeks later. 3y
HighShelfEsteem As long as they have it available, I think you can add to your order next month 3y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Day two of my literary margarita challenge in preparation for Cinco de Mayo. Say hello to the Margarita Atwood 😋

rubyslippersreads 😂😂😂 3y
lamaman2boys Best challenge ever 😂 3y
DimeryRene Oh my word. I love that. Ahaha 3y
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Trying the "Are You There God? It's Me Margarita" recipe as part of a literary cocktail themed Cinco de Mayo blog post... I'm not a huge tequila fan, but this recipe ain't half bad!

thec0zy This looks amazing 3y
Bookcation74 I buy this book for gifts quite often! It's always a hit. 3y
KVanRead Guess what just found its way into my Amazon cart...oops! #BlameItOnLitsy 3y
HighShelfEsteem Love the hashtag @KVanRead 😀 3y
Bookish.SAM I got this book for Christmas... it was definitely my favourite gift. We made very good use of it New Years Eve ❤️😄🥂🎉🍹 (edited) 3y
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Loved her first book - hoping this one is as good!

AliBG I liked this one too--though not *quite* as much. :) 3y
TbrandBeyond Can't wait to read 😍 3y
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Grace | Natashia Deon
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I actually won a giveaway! Hope it's good!

DGRachel Congrats! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Yay! Enjoy! 3y
lamaman2boys Fun!! 3y
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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I think one of my students might just be the next Ron Chernow!

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City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg
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My book spine poem of the night! #nationalpoetrymonth

CrowCAH Great job! 3y
Kaylamburson 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 amazing! 3y
HighShelfEsteem Thanks! I just love nerding out during Poetry Month 😋 3y
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Reading the short stories mentioned in S-Town including this one by the amazing Shirley Jackson. I found links for free versions all the stories talked about on the podcast, so if want more John B in your life, check them out on my blog: bit.ly/2pmX6Xc

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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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Got to meet Gene Luen Yang and the Librarian of Congress today!

Lacythebookworm 🙌🙌🙌 3y
CherylDeFranceschi So awesome! 3y
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The Nest | Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
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Had an extra copy of The Nest and tried out some book crafting 🌹

CrowCAH Awesome, so pretty! 😍🌹 3y
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The Golem and the Djinni | Helene Wecker
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Only $25 at the used book sale! Any particular title I should read first???

Karkar I loved Golem and the Jinni 3y
Alytrue Oh my gosh - so much goodness there! 3y
Alytrue Loved Vampires in the Lemon Grove and 13th Tale. Also Golem! 3y
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Book spine poetry for National Poetry Month! Would love to see your poetic creations... 😋

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Omg I have been reading through for two weeks and now I'm six books behind on my Goodreads challenge!!! I appreciate Ms. Gabaldon's work very much, but sheesh, these books be loooong!

jlondon1963 The audio versions read by davina portor are awesome! 3y
DGRachel I second @jlondon1963 assessment! 3y
HighShelfEsteem I'm listening to it in addition to reading it (to move the whole process along and I agree the narrator is fab) but it's still taking forever! I just need some encouragement 😝 3y
jlondon1963 @HighShelfEsteem so worth it and once your hooked you tend to go back for a reread. I squeeze them in between when I see I am ahead on my reading goal for the month I will pick one for a reread😜🥃📚 3y
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Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling , Newt Scamander
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Pizza, bourbon, and a trip to the world of Harry Potter... I love spring break!

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Love Beauty & the Beast retellings! Read about my faves: http://highshelfesteem.com/2017/03/21/the-best-beauty-and-the-beast-retellings/

Songsofhome Yes yes, I loved that theme in Uprooted too! It's obvious and well played at the same time. 🌱🥀 3y
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Embarking on a hybrid reading experience. If I read AND listen to Dragonfly in Amber maybe I'll actually finish it before the month is out. The audio is a whopping 38+ hours long! Wish me luck!

lamaman2boys I have been working on it for so long! I might have to try the hybrid idea myself! 3y
CrowCAH That's a long book, but you can do it! 😊 3y
HighShelfEsteem Thanks, guys! Ill let you know how the hybrid method goes 3y
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The Night Bookmobile | Audrey Niffenegger
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The Baltimore County Public Library's bookmobile is called the Read Rover! Love it!