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Kidsilkhaze

Kidsilkhaze

Joined August 2016

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Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas
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Here's the current haul of library books for #Cybils still a week left before nominations close!

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I see what she did there!!

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Great day of book mail!

EloisaJames I love both authors!! Sonali's new book is very different from her others--creatively dark, I'd say. 3y
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The structure of being excerpts from 4 different texts ultimately felt slightly gimmicky as the narrative ended up being largely straight forward. The story was effective and moving without the superficial framework.

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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Woodson's sparse prose reads like verse. I highly recommend reading it aloud to fully appreciate the rhythm.

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One week left to sign up for the CYBILS. Join us!

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Fun book swag with my autographed copy via WORD Bookstore. It's a giant magnet!

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Great, short read about Prohibition in DC-- the politics and the reality both in the halls of power but also the city in general. DCs experiences were different--bootlegging wasn't controlled by organized crime here like it was in most cities. Props also for looking at how The District's African-American population was effected and placing it in the larger context of changing race relations in the capital. Plus, recipes!

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If you think DC "gets spectacular thunderstorms," you've never summered in the Midwest.

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My library book is an autographed copy!

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Kidsilkhaze I just learned it's actually 5 POC authors. 3y
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Mine Till Midnight | Lisa Kleypas
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Hoping the baby will sleep long enough for me to enjoy a bath. *fingers crossed*

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A rare novel fromChina that looks at the Great Famine. Shortlisted for the Man Booker

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Sadly, Buffy and Spike don't have the same chemistry on page that they do on screen. This plot to was eh, but the end sets up a new arc I have high hopes for.

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Bloodline | Claudia Gray
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I'm not hugely into expanded universe, but if it's a Leia-centric story? Grabby hands. A great look at how the New Republic fell apart, the cracks in Leia and Han's relationship and great political intrigue. Plus blaster fights. **pew pew**

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Spooky coloring for fall. Now, if only it weren't 90 degrees outside.

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Bloodline | Claudia Gray
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Nightshifted | Cassie Alexander
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Love this series about a nurse for the paranormal who gets embroiled in paranormal politics. Thinking it's time to reread. (Super obvious Alexander is a former nurse-- unloved all the hospital politics, too)

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"Evil creatures stalk the city streets after hours, and they can only be hunted with the help of magically mixed cocktails...
This sharp and funny urban fantasy blends alcohol and magic with a dash of wit and strains it all through the muddle of postcollege life"

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Sarong Party Girls: A Novel | Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
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Fun light read about young women in Singapore who like to party and are looking for the right type of guy, but not necessarily love. The end was a bit abrupt--I don't trust Jazzy's character growth to last a full day. What I love is the language-- it's written in Singlish, the patois of mostly English sprinkled with other languages and a distinctive grammar and cadence. Using Singlish helped paint a vivid picture of Jazzy and her Singapore.

Kidsilkhaze Don't be fooled by the marketing. This book has nothing to do with Emma. At all. 3y
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A Buffy/Angel reference on page 6? This book gets me.

Kidsilkhaze OMG. More Buffy references. Love. 3y
Kidsilkhaze And some original Star Wars! 3y
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Pretty sure this is the most correct way to Saturday morning.

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Even the footnotes are funny.

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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas

3 weeks until it pubs! Cannot wait!

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About halfway through and loving it. I'm a sucker for an epidemiology book anyway, but this is special. It's got the science and mystery and covers several diseases, but it also has policy recommendations and deals with how out infrastructure can help or hurt response. Even better, it's super-engaging, often funny, and under 300 pages.

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A Gypsy at Almack's | Chloe Cheshire
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Wink wink nudge nudge gag me with a spoon.

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A great and fast read of some of the many fascinating women who lived in DC. I love the fact that it was originally supposed to be Wicked Women of Washington DC, but what made these women "wicked" was often just being too awesome and ahead of their time, so they changed it. History Press is for local history, but this has wide interest. The author is a tour guide and can really tell a story.