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Karisimo

Karisimo

Joined July 2022

LibraryThing member Karisimo

middlegradefiction*literaryfiction*historicalfiction*mystery*sci-fi
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Oranges by John McPhee
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Lock In by John Scalzi
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Cinder and Glass by Melissa de la Cruz
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Good Different | Meg Eden Kuyatt
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#coverlove #purple this is a middle grade novel in verse about a neurodivergent girl who feels like “a like dragon in a world of humans”

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 💜 17h
Eggs Perfect 💜💜 6h
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The Blackbird Girls | Anne Blankman
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There are so many to choose from, but I loved this historical fiction about two girls whose fathers worked at Chernobyl and have their lives upended when the disaster occurs. They start as enemies, but a friendship develops through hardship.

Share your favorite friendship stories for #middlegrademonday !

sblbooks I loved this one too. I'll have to think on this a while. I'll create a post after work today. 4d
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 4d
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#coverlove #orange Just finished this one last night for #authoramonth Babel is still my favorite for this author, but I had been curious about this one and now I can say I tried! I'm not planning to continue the series, there was more action than I prefer.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville

Eggs Brilliant 🧡👌🏼🧡 4d
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Eggs My choice too🥳😍😊 5d
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Saved this #auldlangspine rec from @meganann specifically for a summer read! It was a fun family drama. I really liked the creative way things resolved in the end!

@monalyisha

Itchyfeetreader Oh I enjoyed this one ! 6d
monalyisha I love that you saved it! I‘m thinking of putting Malibu Rising on my list for next year but it would seem like such a waste if my match read it in January. 😅 5d
Karisimo @monalyisha I understand! Reading books in the right season can make all the difference!! 5d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Horse: A Novel | Geraldine Brooks
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Couldn‘t pass up this one by a must-read author for me! #coverlove #horse

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect 💛🐎🧡 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 6d
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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My favorite fantasy of the year (so far) is loosely based on rumplestiltskin. #silver #coverlove

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful 🩶🤍🩶 7d
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Up next in my audiobook queue! #coverlove #gold

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 💛 1w
Eggs Perfect 🧡👍🏼💛 1w
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Queen of the Tiles | Hanna Alkaf
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~any musical 🎶
~probably Rummikub
~tagged book is about kids at a Scrabble tournament!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Ooo I love Scrabble! Stacking 1w
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Eggs Perfect 💚🌿🟢 1w
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The Mystic School of Musicraft is magical boarding school story where the students are sorted into houses based on their musical instruments (woodwinds, brass, etc) and magic is transmitted by playing them. The MC struggles to find her place and prove her abilities until she is needed to save the school!

#middlegrademonday
#musicalinstrument

play~share~tag

dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 2w
lil1inblue The audiobook for this fantastic! 😍 2w
Karisimo @lil1inblue I think I read the hardcover, maybe I should listen the sequel?!?! 1w
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Lalani of the Distant Sea | Erin Entrada Kelly
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 🤎 2w
BookmarkTavern A gorgeous cover! Thanks for posting! 2w
Eggs Loved this one 🤎🧡🤎 2w
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The Measure | Nikki Erlick
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#Coverlove #yellow @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

My favorite book club discussion came from this book!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m reading this now! Really makes you think about things… 2w
Karisimo I brought a little box for each person which made the discussion more real- some opened it, some didn‘t! 2w
Eggs Stacked! 💛📚💛 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Karisimo thats so cool! I don‘t think I could open it 🫣 2w
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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“Take your clothes off.”

Well, that got my attention! 😂

#firstlinefriday
@ShyBookOwl

Blueberry Caught mine too! 2w
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#coverlove #pink
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

A helpful little nonfiction by my favorite podcaster! #whatshouldireadnext

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💛💗 2w
Susanita ❤️Anne 2w
Eggs Love Bogel💞 2w
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Independence Day | Richard Ford
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Only 23 of 80 🤷🏻‍♀️ #threelistthursday

Favorites:
Hamilton
Music Man
Oklahoma

See a theme here??? 😂

I do watch some war movies with hubby and son, but my favorite is 1917. We‘re planning to watch Glory today.

Thanks @dabbe !

dabbe You are a #musicalmaven! And GLORY ... what a movie. Thanks for sharing and playing! 💙🇺🇸❤️ 2w
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛🧡 2w
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Put Me in the Zoo | Robert Lopshire
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#coverlove #dots @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This is the first that came to mind for dots!

willaful Oh, I loved this when I was a kid! 2w
dabbe @willaful #metoo! 🔴⚫️🔵⚪️ 2w
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Eggs Oh yeah!! Perfect 👍🏼 2w
Susanita This is one of the books I had as a kid that literally fell apart. 2w
DebinHawaii @Susanita Same! 🤗 2w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 2w
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My #bookspin is also my #authoramonth pick that I started last night!

My #doublespin is one I've been on hold for a long time through my library consortium, I may have to break down and buy it!

Thanks for hosting @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 2w
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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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Eggs Beautiful ❤️🥰❤️ 3w
dabbe And boy does the color RED have significance in this book. ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Karisimo @dabbe ha! Yes! 2w
Lesliereadsalot Loved this one! 2w
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🪄Let's share favorite magical characters for #middlegrademonday

Thirteen year old Amari is a favorite of mine from recent years. She is first exposed to the magical world when her older brother (her hero) goes missing. In her quest to save him, she encounters many challenges that offer positive messages to the readers! The third (final?) installment is due out this year!

All are invited to play~share~tag

Sace Oh this one was so good! 3w
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 3w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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This was a good reading month considering I took a grad summer school class as well! @thearomaofbooks

2 BINGOs
19 Total
1 DNF
8 Audiobooks
9 Middle grade
1 Graphic novel
4 Nonfiction
#camplitsy24
#bookspin
#doublespin
#AuthorAMonth
#ShardlakeBR
#LitsySciFiBookClub

kspenmoll Outstanding!!!!🎉🎉 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 3w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I've got a lot of middle grade reading to do on assignment this month, but will try to fit in some adult reading too!

#bookspin #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Shell Seekers | Rosamunde Pilcher
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#summersouls #shells @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

From my favorite comfort read author 🐚(although the title is actually referring to a painting!)

Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 3w
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Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 3w
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Out of Range | Heidi Lang
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Is your library using the summer reading theme of Adventure Begins at your Library like mine is? To go along, let's share middle grade books about outdoor adventures for #middlegrademonday!

The tagged book is described as a cross between Hatchet and Sisters by Raina Telegmeier!

All are welcome to play~share~tag!

KadaGul The libraries 📚 I know doing Summer 🌞🌻🍉⛱️😎 Adventure ⛺🏕️🔦Theme is #FoxRiverValley #McHenry #Brookfield #LaGrangePark. I think 🤔 is adorable that they use Summer 😎 Adventure ⛺🏕️🔦🥾 as their theme. #SummerReading 4w
dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 😘 4w
sblbooks I remember this book been on an anticipated reads list for me a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, I never got to it. Maybe this year... 4w
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The Last Beekeeper | Pablo Cartaya
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#Summersouls #insects

In a future world bees are extinct. When the robot bees begin to fail so does the MC‘s strawberry farm. She is also fighting against corrupt leaders and propaganda. A great kids-save-the-day environmental story!

@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect! 3w
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Out of My Heart | Sharon M. Draper
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#summersouls #fireflies this beautiful cover contains a beautiful story as well! A girl with severe disabilities gets to go to summer camp!

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Excellent choice👌🏼 4w
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This could keep me busy for a while! #summergoals for #summersouls

#cocktail 🍹

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍹🙌🏻🤩 4w
Eggs Ah excellent 👌🏼 4w
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Esme the Ice Cream Fairy | Daisy Meadows
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I mean, if I had to be a fairy, why not be an ice cream fairy?!? #summersouls #icecream
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

kspenmoll Great idea !!!🧚🍦 1mo
Eggs 🍦💛🍧 4w
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I‘ve used this book for so many prompts, but it fits! #summersouls #sunglasses

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 🖤🕶️🖤 excellent 👌🏼 1mo
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Lawn Boy | Gary Paulsen
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#summersouls #grassy A funny MG book where a used lawnmower and a client who pays in stocks makes for a summer job only Gary Paulsen could imagine!

@eggs
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Brilliant 💚🤍💚 1mo
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In honor of Fathers' Day yesterday, let post books that feature dads. I'll start with this one about a girl and her dad traveling and grieving the loss of their family together. Has anyone read the recently released sequel yet?

All are welcome to play along!

#middlegrademonday

Play~Share~Tag

Daisey Loved this one! I‘ve seen that there‘s a sequel, but I haven‘t had a chance to pick it up yet. 1mo
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Just started this one for #shardlakeBR and think this “hidden gem” sticker on the spine bodes well for the experience! Two chapters in and so far I agree! @dabbe

dabbe Yay! I'm thoroughly enjoying it the 2nd time around, too. I had forgotten so much! 🤩🤗😀 1mo
mcctrish I love that ‘Hidden Gem‘ sticker ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Beautiful Day | Kate Anthony
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“After the flood all the colors came out”
#summersouls
#rainbow
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this song 🎵 1mo
Eggs Brilliant ☔️🌈❤️ 1mo
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#summersouls #camp /campfire @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Not sure if I read this particular one but everyone loves Mary Anne!

Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 1mo
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This was my first SACosby book! When I was reading, I was fully engrossed in the story, forgetting where and when I was physically. This is exactly what I love in a book. I have one major plot question I will hide in the comments! #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Karisimo Why didn‘t Titus search for Gabriel once the neighbor revealed there was a biracial boy that had been abused? Seemed like he just accepted that the boy disappeared and didn‘t pursue the lead even though he suspects him as the murderer? Or did I miss something? 1mo
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Rain Reign | Ann M. Martin
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I read this so long ago, I need to revisit it! An endearing story of a girl with Asperger's and an obsession with homonyms searches for her lost dog in a storm.

#Summersouls #rainy @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙🩵💙 1mo
Eggs Love this book ☔️🩵🌧️ 1mo
Suzze Oh, yes! Loved this. Read it almost exactly ten years ago. 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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39/100 for me. My favorites will reveal my age in the 1990s!

1. Beauty and the Beast
2. Sister Act
3. Men in Black

@dabbe #threelistthursday #tlt

dabbe The 2000s are up next week! I'll probably be lucky if I score 10/100! 💚 your choices. Thanks for playing and sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Sunny Side Up | Jennifer L. Holm
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I love Jennifer L Holm but haven‘t actually read this graphic novel yet!

#summersouls #sunny @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect ☀️🤩🌞 1mo
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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#summersouls #birds @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This book uses birds in a unique magical way!

Eggs Yes it does-her books are fun to reread 🩵🩵🩵 1mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On@my shelf 💫 1mo
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I recommend this book so much at my library that I had to buy extra copies to keep it on the shelf! It's an epic story set in medieval like times. The book starts the series with 15 year old Will just learning what being a ranger is all about.

#middlegrademonday #spies

Daisey I‘ve heard good things about this book but never read it. May have to move it up the TBR. 1mo
dabbe #ditto what @Daisey said! 🤩 1mo
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The scene where Chummy learns to ride a bike was a favorite in the PBS show!

#summersouls #bicycle @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs I remember! Love the midwives❣️ 1mo
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Wow, not what I expected! 😂

https://bridgertonportrait.com/

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Oranges | John McPhee
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#summersouls #fruity @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This prompt reminded me that I want to read this one! Especially because I grew up in Florida in the town where Tropicana orange juice was made! 🍊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 😍 1mo
Eggs Excellent 🍊🍊 1mo
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#summersouls #sea @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This is my favorite Lisa See book!

Eggs Mine too! 1mo
LiteraryChanteuse I haven‘t read this one yet, but I love her books! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf 📚📚 1mo
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Swim Team | Johnnie Christmas
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#summersouls #pool @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A great middle grade story of a girl trying something new and learning a little history too.

Eggs Loved this one! 1mo
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