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LibrarianJen

Joined May 2016

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Finale: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber
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Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer
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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
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I need short story recommendations.

I haven‘t been on in a while. I haven‘t been reading in a while either. I‘m in one big ole depression slump. I can‘t focus on much but maybe I can handle short stories. I honestly don‘t know.

Rachel.Rencher I love the ones written by Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allen Poe, or I have on order the tagged one which I've heard good things about. I hope your spirits lift. ❤ 2w
inthegreensandblues I read this years ago and just remember that I loved it, have long been thinking of a reread. 2w
Bookzombie Do you read any series that have in-between stories? They would be short, but with characters you probably already love. I hope you feel better. 🙂 2w
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ravenlee I can‘t help much, as I struggle with short stories, but I second the Edgar Allan Poe rec. I hope you can get some rest and recovery soon. Good luck! 2w
BlameJennyJane This one is $1.99 today on Kindle U.S. so good. Feel better. 2w
annamatopoetry Kelly Link is both brilliant and in-season. Hope that helps! 2w
Reggie It‘s October 1st and this is one of THE definitive zombie short story collections EVER. Give it a try. These authors use zombies to talk about voting, abortion rights, second chances at love, everything. And the first story is about a teacher, and you work in the schools right? Give it a shot. 2w
UwannaPublishme When I‘m in a slump, I turn to comic and graphic novels. Maybe Paper Girls or Lumberjanes? Feel better! 🤗❤️ 2w
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1. There are many places I love to visit but my family roots are so imbedded in New Mexico that I always want to come back.
2. High of 87, low of 59 and ☀️
3. My high school boyfriend took me to a fancy restaurant for Valentines Day. He picked what he wanted then counted his money and said I could pick something that costed x amount. Needless to say he got a nice surf and turf while I got a salad. 😡
4. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🐶🐱🐟
5. 💖💖💖
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madamereadsalot1 Wow, what an asshat! Good riddance to that guy! 1mo
BarbaraJean 3– wow, that is AWFUL!! Assuming he was no longer your boyfriend after that date?!? 1mo
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1. I just can‘t.
2. Futurama? Friends? I‘m stuck a decade back in time.
3. Eggs, apple and all the coffee. ☕️ ☕️ ☕️
4. Mountain GMT-6
5. Black Thieves 🤘

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melissajayne Too much of Harry moaning and complaining 1mo
LibrarianJen @melissajayne For me it was the death of Sirius. 1mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @LibrarianJen that destroyed me 😭 1mo
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LibrarianJen @Reading_in_the_meadow I know! I spent the rest of the series hoping there was some magical way to get him back. Now when I reread the series I stop at book 3. The rest of the series can stay in the freezer. 1mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @LibrarianJen 😂😂😂 The freezer!! I did the same! His death was the hardest of the entire series for me. Well, along with Dobby's. 1mo
melissajayne @LibrarianJen that would do it too. 1mo
Reggie Awww that was the moment I kept me wondering, what worse is going to happen to him?!!!!! 1mo
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Poor Vladimir, it sure does suck making new friends only to have them stab you in the back.

I love this kid!

Also, 9th grade really is the worst. I see Freshmen walking down the hall and it‘s so easy to spot them. They are tiny compared to the juniors and seniors. Also their maturity level is still that inbetween innocent and reality phase so a lot of them wander around shell shocked. ok, enough of my tangent!

Megabooks I don‘t know how school systems decide whether to have a 7-8-9 or a 9-10-11-12 because it seems like either way a lot of 14 year olds don‘t fit in! 1mo
Nevermore88 I have the vampire slayer POV book and all of the series it was pretty good. My daughter is now reading it. 1mo
LibrarianJen @Megabooks here it‘s pre-k through 5th and then 6-7-8 then 9-10-11-12. Although they are building these new schools that I don‘t know how I feel about. I worked at one for a semester and it was interesting. They are K-8 schools with elementary on the bottom and middle on the top. It‘s just weird because 4th grade girls hormones kick in and they drool over the middle school guys. 1mo
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LibrarianJen @Nevermore88 so far I‘m loving it. 1mo
Megabooks @LibrarianJen Even if you separate them it‘s hard. The sophomore boys at my high school, when they‘d get cars (25 years ago before graduated licenses), would drive down the street to the middle school and pick up their 7th grade girlfriends. 🤢 One of the girls in my 6th grade class got pregnant with a high school boy and her parents forced her to marry him...in the 90s!! 1990s not 1890s. 😡 1mo
LibrarianJen @Megabooks Wow! That‘s just. Ugh. 1mo
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Ninth Grade Slays | Heather Brewer
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1. 🧛‍♂️
2. Going to Pagosa Springs. It will probably be my last chance to go this year. I‘m going to relax and catch up on all my Litsy mail.
3. Mint Chocolate Chip
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4. Played guitar and base in school, but haven‘t played either in years.
5. 👍🏼

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Has anyone read this book? I was looking for a fitting title for this post and found it. Kinda sounds interesting!

We all know now how forgetful I am! Here are week 3 stats! I just barely didn‘t make my exercise goal, but I crushed my step goal!

This week is a no exercise week. We have been breaking our record high temps and it‘s just miserable outside.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And definitely take this week to focus on self-care until the temps drop. 👍🏻 2mo
CocoReads Yeah I‘m no exercise either. I should be able to do some stretching on Friday. Our weather is actually pretty nice which is great because I‘m going to a baseball game (we have a cubs farm team) on Saturday and a riverboat cruise on Sunday. 😁 2mo
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julesG Self-care week! Very good. 👏👏👏 2mo
imabusybee Great job!! Enjoy your week 2mo
Reecaspieces Have a great week. I have not done much either. Just yoga. Got to get back to it 2mo
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1. My new book is called “A good night for dinner”
2. Hidden Identities (title of the book I‘m writing)
3. Yes! I love writing, it‘s fun. I‘m re-writing my NaNo novel from last year. Maybe it will be good enough to publish some day.
4. My therapist says I need the creative outlet.

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Bow-Wow-Meow | Blanca Lacasa
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Last one for the day!

Fabio is a dog who doesn‘t like to do dog things. In fact he sneaks out at night to hang out with cats and do cat things! A great way to introduce transgender topics and tolerance. #ZeekApproved #BBRC

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 2mo
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Little Taco Truck | Tanya Valentine
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Hmmm, the book cover is wrong in the database.
Little Taco Truck has his spot that he goes to everyday. Then a falafel truck comes along and soon a gelato, arepas, and noodle truck cram into his area. Taco truck gets sad because everyone took his spot. Teaches sharing and introduces cultural food, complete with a small glossary at the end. #ZeekApproved #BBRC

LibrarianRyan 😁 👍 2mo
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I Need a New Butt! | Ross Kinnaird, Dawn McMillan
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I realized that I haven‘t posted anything for #BBRC in a while. This poor guy needs a new butt. He thinks he farted so hard that it cracked so now he has to decide what kind of butt to get to replace it. Charlotte has been running around the house saying “I need a new butt, butt, butt!” 🤣

LibrarianRyan I need to read this. 2mo
LibrarianJen @LibrarianRyan Yes you do!!!!!! 2mo
gossamerchild This one is hilarious!
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#BFCr3 week 2. Our city hosts 4 summerfests and this evening one was at a park only about a mile from my house so of course we walked! I was super bummed though when I found out that the 80‘s band Starship had to cancel. I love those guys!

LibrarianJen It was a great week fitness wise. The top picture is of me walking and laughing because I wasn‘t sitting in the back to school traffic line. It seriously would have taken me the same amount of time to drive as it did walking. I managed 76,402 steps and 266 exercise minutes! @CaroPi was a huge help with her encouragement and check in this week. (edited) 2mo
britt_brooke Great week!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 What a bummer about Starship, though. 2mo
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imabusybee Looks like you had an awesome week. 👏🏻👏🏻 its been a very quiet week for our group I havent been tagged or seen anything except for @CocoReads Glad you checked in!! 2mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏 Great week. @imabusybee I hope this means we were all busy getting fitter. 😉 2mo
Reecaspieces Wow! awesome! I love Starship. Hate they cancelled (edited) 2mo
CaroPi I am really the one to thank you! You had an amazing week!!! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week. 2mo
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Who would you chose for questions 9 through 12?

I'm filling this out along with my students and I can‘t think of good answers for question 11 what literary character would you like to have as a classmate, well there are so many, and question 12, what literary character is most like you...I have no clue! I barely know myself let alone able to point out similar traits in others.

Any ideas? @LokiDokey you know me...

ravenlee Hermione Granger would be a good classmate, because she‘d always help you if you got stuck (as long as you‘ve put in the effort first). She can be overbearing, and she‘ll always take top marks, but overall she‘s probably a good pick. 2mo
LokiDokey I agree that Hermione would be a good classmate. I would probably pick the Weasley twins or Luna. As for who you are most like, that's a little harder. Every book loving, librarian character I think of is fictional but from tv/movies. Giles and Belle are my picks. 😁 2mo
LibrarianJen @ravenlee I think I want someone more fun. Yes Hermione would help with homework but I am a Ravenclaw. @LokiDokey OMG why didn‘t I think of Giles? Jake has even asked me if I‘ve gotten my letter from the watchers council yet. 2mo
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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My week in a recap. Walking, reading, back to work trainings and a BBQ at a friends house so the kids could play in the pool before they all head back to school on Monday.

I managed to get 217 out of 200 minutes of exercise in and 63,217 steps out of 75k. I think I set the step goal too high but we will see next week once students return and I‘m back to full on educator mode.

britt_brooke Great work, Jen! 2mo
julesG Very good week! 👏👏👏👏 2mo
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CocoReads Great week! 2mo
jb72 Awesome! 2mo
Reecaspieces Awesome job! 2mo
CaroPi That are great accomplishments. Amazing progress for the week 2mo
Annl I wonder where @wanderinglynn is? She did not do the weekly reminder and has not posted in a couple of days? 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! And if you find your step goal isn‘t working for you, definitely adapt it. 👍🏻 2mo
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1. Outside unless it‘s weathering.
2. Coffee is a necessity, beer is a luxury.
3. Tough question. I would say somewhere old like a historical novel, but I also require plumbing so...🤷🏼‍♀️
4. Light pink
5. Yes
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gradcat Weathering? Great word 👍 2mo
LibrarianJen @gradcat Yes! It‘s one of my favorite words to use. It encompasses everything from breezy to blizzard and everything in between. 2mo
gradcat Perfect! 👌🏻 2mo
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Here are my stats for the day. Yes, I walked to work which also means I had to walk home-It was only 96 degrees outside. 🥵 In other news it was great to see some of my students. They make me so happy! As for the audiobook, I‘m only 3% into it but am already hooked.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
CocoReads I‘d melt. Lol great job! 2mo
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CaroPi 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
julesG 👏👏👏 2mo
imabusybee Great job🙌🏼 thats hot! 2mo
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You guys it‘s too effing early to be up and even think about walking to work. Arthur agrees. I know I‘ll feel better if I walk, but a part of me is like, no I should ease myself back in. The plus side of walking is the tagged audiobook came in last night which I‘m excited to listen to. The down side is I can‘t walk my dog while listening to it.

It‘s 6:30. I have 15 minutes to decide.

Reecaspieces #teamletsdothis. And walk! You got this!!! Go go go!!!! 2mo
wanderinglynn You got this! 🙌🏻 2mo
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LibrarianJen @Reecaspieces @wanderinglynn ok ladies, Im walking. Im still not sure about this but my coworkers can scrape me off the road if I don‘t make it! 2mo
imabusybee Lol You got this!! So proud of you 💜💜 2mo
jb72 Wow! So proud that you got up and walked to work! 2mo
britt_brooke Nice work, Jen!! 2mo
CocoReads You did it! Yay! I‘m not round of you! 2mo
CaroPi Congratulations! Every day is a small step! 2mo
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Here it is! My fitness challenge round 3 goals. Tomorrow is back to work so no more summer slacking. I epically failed round 2, but it wasn‘t a total failure because I consciously worked towards exercising more. I didn‘t always reach my goals, but I was more aware of my fitness vs. slacking so that‘s a huge improvement right there.

 @julesG @britt_brooke @imabusybee @reecaspieces @jb72 @Caropi @cocoreads @moony #BFCr3

julesG 👏👏👏 Good goals! 2mo
TheEllieMo Good luck with no. 6!😉 2mo
CocoReads Excellent goals! I don‘t really think it‘s considered failure when we don‘t meet our goals, we pick up, readjust if needed and move on. That‘s what I took from round 2. Also, being more aware helps. 2mo
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imabusybee Great Goals 💜 I ditto what Colleen @CocoReads said pick up and move on No failures here!! You did great💜🙌🏼👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
britt_brooke Love your list! 😆💪🏻 2mo
CaroPi If I was a proffesor I will also write goal #6 2mo
Annl #6 🤣 2mo
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1. Coke (although I‘m a New Mexican, everything is “coke”)
2. Cheerios buy I do like Chex mix
3. Barefoot! But it depends on the outfit and flats or vans for work
4. Ruffles with French onion dip. There are no chip or onion emojis.
5. Really? I have to choose? Is this like life and death or just a 1st world problem?
6. Waffle fries! I think tater tots are gross.

#BBRC

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️🤓🤣🤣 2mo
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I'll Be There for You Friends TV Show Journal Lined Notebook | Friends T. V. Show Notebook, Friends Tv Show Journal Notebook
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I took Arthur to the river this morning and clocked 50 minutes of walking. I even have the mosquito bites to prove it! This evening was spent at the neighborhood taproom with lots of friends for Friends trivia. I only wish @LokiDokey was there. Can you believe it‘s been 25 years since the show aired? @Moony @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow @wanderinglynn

gradcat I wanna play “Friends” trivia!! Looks like you guys had a great time! 2mo
julesG Wish I could have been there. Looks like a great time! 2mo
LokiDokey If Brandon and I had been there we would have killed it. Friends is our favorite show. ♥️ 2mo
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CocoReads That looks like fun! 2mo
britt_brooke Sounds like a fantastic day! 25 years ... that blows my mind. 2mo
wanderinglynn I can‘t believe it‘s been 25 years! I love Friends! Sounds like a great day! 🙌🏻 2mo
imabusybee That really sounds like alot of fun!! 👏🏻 2mo
twohectobooks Whoa whoa whoa, 25 years since it FIRST aired! Only 15 since it LAST aired. Which feels much more reasonable lol 2mo
LibrarianJen @LokiDokey it was fun, Laura got grumpy, Tony got mad, you know the typical status quo. Which is why we love them! 💖 2mo
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Is it sad that I had to look up the rules for this? I made a few comments on other littens posts and was wondering why everyone was posting emoji cocktails 🤣
1. Never have I ever played never have I ever
2. Never have I ever read an Agatha Christie book
3. Never have I ever paid a library fine
4. Never have I ever not spilled coffee on a book
#humpdaypost

DebbieGrillo Not sad at all! Thanks for playing. Oh and 🍷🍷 2mo
LibrarianRyan 3 drinks again. Luckily I don't drink coffee. 2mo
QueenJen 🥃🥃🥃 😉📚 2mo
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AsYouWish 3 drinks, but only because I don‘t drink coffee. 2mo
Exbrarian 🥃🥃🥃 2mo
ImperfectCJ 🍸🍸🍸Three for me. My kids have spilled my coffee on books, but so far I haven't. 2mo
Hestapleton 🍷🍷🍷🍷 2mo
rretzler 🤣 Never have I ever done your never have I ever list! (Translation-I‘m the exact opposite of your list!) 🤣 🍹🍹🍹🍹 (edited) 2mo
gibblr 🍷 2mo
TheEllieMo 🥃🥃 2mo
IndoorDame 🍷🍷🍷🍷 2mo
Kaylamburson 🍸🍸 the first two! 2mo
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A Quiet Night In | Jaylee James
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I‘m using the heat as an excuse not to go walking. 90 degrees isn‘t that hot but I‘m being “lazy” watching America‘s Got Talent, drinking a beer, and doing some writing. 💖

 @laurenslibrary @Moony @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow

wanderinglynn Sounds like a good plan to me! 🙌🏻 2mo
CocoReads Great plans. And to me, 90 degrees is very hot! 2mo
Reecaspieces Everyone needs a night like that! Enjoy 2mo
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imabusybee That sounds good to me! Enjoy! 2mo
britt_brooke Sounds like a peaceful evening - cheers! 2mo
julesG Sounds like a very relaxing evening. Wish I could swap. "My watch begins." I have been up for half an hour already, it's 6.05am now - or stupid o'clock. 2mo
LibrarianJen @julesG yeah we have an 8 hour time difference! I hope your day has gone well. 2mo
julesG Bit more relaxed than the last two. Got some reading done. Finished one project. 😁 2mo
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Stan the Hot Dog Man | Ethel Kessler, Leonard P. Kessler
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#BBRC Part 2, we don‘t lack easy readers in this house! We have a whole shelf dedicated to them. A lot I saved from when I was a kid and I let #Zeek pick one out when we go to the bookstore. I‘m using the tagged book for written before 2000 prompt, Wild Kratts for the TV character, Nat Geo for non-fiction, and Moo Dog for readers choice. I already used Pete the Cat for published in the last 5 years. #raisingreaders

LibrarianRyan LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!! 3mo
Blaire My son loved the wild kratt ones! Nat geo is a great choice for non-fiction. 3mo
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I think for round 3 of BFC one of my goals should be to remember to post my weekly totals Saturday night. I think it‘s because I always think of Sunday as the last day of the week.

Anyways, my totals are 123/150 exercise minutes and 1562/60k steps. I read 4 books for #BBRC .

The photo prompt was for your favorite exercise equipment. This is an old pick of Arthur and me, before the 2nd kid, when we used to run 3 miles a day.

julesG Cute dog! 🐕 I forget so many times to post in time. Great stats! 3mo
Reecaspieces I am terrible at posting! Terrible! But I enjoy reading all of y‘alls! Keep up the good work! 3mo
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britt_brooke Such a cute photo! 💚🐾 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 And cute pup! ❤️🐶 Thanks for sharing. 3mo
imabusybee Aww so cute!! 3mo
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Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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What the actual what? The ending was going great until the last sentence which was completely baffling and now I have to wait for the library hold to come in to figure out what it meant.

This book was definitely an easy page turner, with great writing, and I would have finished it in a day if I had the opportunity to.

Now to finish my coffee and get off my lazy butt and take Arthur for a walk. He‘s impatiently waiting in the entryway.

tjwill I‘m planning to reread this after I finish a couple of my current books! 3mo
imabusybee I joined a read along for this series I can't wait 😀 3mo
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imabusybee Arthur looks like he is fine with you relaxing 😍 3mo
julesG I listened to it. That wasn't as magical. I'm not intrigued to read the rest of the series. 3mo
julesG PS: I could lend you an ebook copy of the next book in the series. 😉 3mo
LibrarianJen @imabusybee I think you‘ll like it! Arthur is happy doing whatever I‘m doing. 🥰 3mo
LibrarianJen @JulesG Im sorry you didn‘t like it. The library says my hold will be ready tomorrow so I‘m good, but thanks for offering me your copy! 3mo
CocoReads Oh Arthur looks like he‘s comfortable. My dogs are usually in that same position. 3mo
britt_brooke Arthur is a cutie! 3mo
julesG I swear it was due to the audiobook. Somehow the narrator(s) made me roll my eyes once too often. 😉 3mo
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1. People look at me funny when I say the book is actually better than the movie but you have to watch the movie first so you can read the book with the proper character voices.
2. Detective Pikachu
3. Grilled corn
4. Umm I‘m Latino so who really knows, but 12 that I talk to regularly and 2 that I consider to be brothers more than cousins.
5. 💖💖💖
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Bookzombie That‘s a really good point about the book! 3mo
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It was so hot this week that I barely did anything and even ended up with a migraine as if I wasn‘t miserable enough. In all though my totals don‘t look too terrible and I‘ve already got one 30 minute walk in today so that‘s a good start for this week. @laurenslibrary @Moony @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow

imabusybee 👏🏻Great job even with all the heat!! You did great! 💜 3mo
julesG You did very well! Hope you're feeling better now. Migraine is no fun, nor is heat. Stay hydrated! And go with the flow. 😉 3mo
CocoReads That‘s not bad with the temps being what they were. Way to go!! 👏👏 3mo
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Megabooks Illness is rough! I‘m proud of you for doing as well as you did! 3mo
Moony 👏👏 You did it great! I hope you feeling better now. 3mo
britt_brooke Still doing great, Jen! 🙌🏻 3mo
sprainedbrain Great totals, especially considering the distrusting heat! 3mo
Reecaspieces You go chick! 3mo
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Todd Parr is the best for tackling big issues and simplifying them for young children. This one didn‘t disappoint and it had yoga for me and underwear for @LibrarianRyan 😀 #Zeek has already asked me to read it 3 times since yesterday. #raisingreaders #ZeekApproved #BBRC

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Blaire Cute! 3mo
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Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin
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1. I mean, who doesn‘t love tacos?
2. Both! (No joke, I have a student who can‘t wait to turn 18 so he can get a Cheeto tattoo 🤣)
3. Sunrise
4. Pay bills ☹️
5. Elementary was rough but my favorite teacher was in 3rd grade.

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Rio Grande Stories | Carolyn Meyer
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I got out of the house today and took Arthur to the bosque. He couldn‘t even wait for me to get to a less muddy part of the river before jumping in! The area I went to had a really bad fire quite a few years ago and a local artist made a bunch of wood carvings out of the tree stumps that were left behind. It‘s really beautiful and one of my favorite places in my city.

julesG That looks very interesting. Thanks for checking in with us. 3mo
LibrarianJen Also if anyone needs a middle grade book for #BBRC the tagged book is really good. I think It would count for the “own voices” prompt. @LibrarianRyan @Blaire 3mo
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britt_brooke Beautiful! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Cool. 3mo
wanderinglynn Wow! That looks like a great place to walk! And how neat what the artist did. ❤️ 3mo
Reecaspieces Lovely photos!!! 3mo
imabusybee 😍 that looks like a fun walk..maybe not the mud part but everything else 💜 3mo
LibrarianJen @julesG @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn @Reecaspieces @imabusybee I forgot to say that this is the Rio Grande River. There are nature trails all along it including a 16 mile bike path that goes from one end of the city to the other. 💖 3mo
CocoReads Beautiful! 3mo
IndoorDame Beautiful! Both the landscape and the art are stunning! 3mo
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Biscuit Meets the Class Pet | Alyssa Satin Capucilli
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Working on the #BBRC reading challenge. #Zeek loves Biscuit and I love Pete the Cat, so I read Pete to him and he read Biscuit to me! I love that he‘s starting to read. He was reluctant at first but then I assured him that I would always read to him whether he could read or not and since then he‘s taken off with the reading. 🥰 #raisingreaders

LibrarianRyan ahhhhhhhh.. 3mo
britt_brooke Good job, Zeek! PS. love Pete the Cat, too. 😉 3mo
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Faces in the Crowd | Valeria Luiselli
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Here is my #nomakeup #nofilter #selfie for bfcr2 just me with damp hair, my books, and the sun shining through the windows. Now to go put my tinted moisturizer/sunscreen on! It‘s a high UV index of 12 today.

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@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow @wanderinglynn

Megabooks Beautiful!! 3mo
julesG Beautiful! Enjoy the sun! 3mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful! ❤️ A lovely photo! Thank you for sharing. (edited) 3mo
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britt_brooke Looking good! 💚 3mo
imabusybee Looking beautiful 😍 3mo
kspenmoll Looking good!!! 3mo
sprainedbrain Lovely! ❤️ 3mo
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I'm back!: more rare air | Michael Jordan, Mark Vancil, Walter Iooss
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Honestly if Ezekiel didn‘t have school I would have stayed in the mountains. 100 degree weather with humidity but very little monsoon rain plus an evaporative cooler means it‘s hot both inside and out. 🥵

My week 3 totals for #BFCr2 are 163/150 exercise and 60,471/60k steps. This week I‘m just hoping for the best but probably won‘t get my step goal in.

Now to wade through and respond to all my Litsy notifications. 💖

julesG 👏👏👏 Humidity is my nemesis. 3mo
CocoReads The mountains are where I‘d like to be always. Or the beach. 3mo
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britt_brooke Beautiful photos! 3mo
LibrarianJen @JulesG I live in a desert. Humid should not exist. The monsoons are important though. 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 And great photos! 3mo
imabusybee 💜 the photos! 👏🏻 keep up the great work 3mo
Reecaspieces Lovely!! Keep it up! 3mo
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San Juan National Forest, Colorado | United States. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Region
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I wasn‘t sure if I was going to get to post my week 2 results but I had to come into town to get more salad fixings for dinner. Here are some pictures from some of my walks that I‘ve been going on. I will check all my messages and tags when I get back into the city on Tuesday.
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@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 3mo
Tamra Beautiful! 3mo
julesG Such beautiful walks! 3mo
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britt_brooke Nice photos! 3mo
imabusybee Oh wow Have fun!! 3mo
Megabooks Cute pups!! 3mo
CaroPi Squirrel!!! Did the dogs Chasse them? 3mo
kspenmoll So pretty! Enjoy! 3mo
LibrarianJen @CaroPi Yes! Not only that but the squirrels sit at the base of the trees out front and chitter at the dogs and then race up a few branches when the dogs get near. They are such mischievous brats and my poor dogs! 3mo
CaroPi @LibrarianJen oh! I always thought it was a myth.... Created in the movie Up... But from your comments I see they are full of bad behavior 3mo
LibrarianJen @CaroPi nope UP got squirrel-dog behavior spot on. It‘s funny though ever since that movie we point them out and say “squirrel!” Just like the dogs. 3mo
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The Mountains of My Life | Walter Bonatti
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The first thing I did yesterday after we unpacked was go for an evening walk. It‘s so nice to get out of the hot city and into the cool mountains. I‘m going to take another walk this morning but first, coffee! ☕️ 🌲 @laurenslibrary @Moony @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow

CocoReads Beautiful! I just got back from the store to get food for today. I was going to workout first thing but I knew that if I didn‘t hit the store before they got too busy, I‘d be all sorts of cranky. So I‘m back and foods put away til later. 3mo
CocoReads Going to read for a bit and then crank out some cardio. 3mo
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LibrarianJen @CocoReads Smart move. The stores are always super busy on holidays. 3mo
Reecaspieces Oh enjoy! 3mo
CocoReads @LibrarianJen yes. My intention was to go last night but after work and the shower to get all the yuck off me, it was already dinner time so we just carried in Portillos and called it a day. If ever a day screamed for bacon cheeseburgers and cheese fries, it was yesterday. 3mo
LibrarianJen @Reecaspieces Thanks! @CocoReads Totally understandable 😊 3mo
britt_brooke Beautiful!! 3mo
julesG Beautiful! Enjoy the countryside! 3mo
Moony Sooo beautiful! In two week I'm on holidays at the coast. I'm looking forward it. ^^ 3mo
wanderinglynn Lovely! Enjoy your vacation! 3mo
JulAnna So beautiful! 3mo
imabusybee So beautiful Enjoy it💜 3mo
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You can clearly see my packing priorities! We are going to Pagosa Springs, CO for the holiday. Hubs comes back Sunday because he has to go on a business trip but kids and I are staying until next Tuesday!!! Hoping to get lots of hikes and reading done.

Also, if anyone plays Pokémon Go, here are our trainer codes. There is a field research that we both have that requires us to make a new friend. ?

LibrarianJen @laurenslibrary @Moony @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow Not sure how my cell service will be but I will try to post or at least text Julia my stats for week 2. Keep up the good work everyone! We‘ve got this! 💖
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cobwebmoth I sent friend requests.❤ 3mo
rretzler We are going to Mexico next week so the whole household re-downloaded Pokémon Go. Saving the codes to add you 3mo
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LibrarianJen Woohoo! Thanks @cobwebmoth and @rretzler hope you guys have fun in Mexico! 3mo
rretzler @LibrarianJen Thanks! Sent a friend request a little while ago from SherlocksMom (my gamer tag) 3mo
TK421 Cobwebmoth let me know about this. I just sent friend requests as well.😊 3mo
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The Yoga Game by the Sea | Kathy Beliveau
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OMG this is the cutest book ever! First there is a riddle to solve and then on the next page is the yoga pose. #zeek had so much fun trying to figure out which pose the riddle referred to, and then we had to stop reading so he could do the pose! The boy sure does love his yoga. 🥰 He also got a kick out of the seagull on each page doing the poses too. #ZeekApproved #Raisingreaders #yoga #namaste #BBRC

Clwojick Cute! 3mo
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Momo and Snap | Airlie Anderson
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Took #Zeek to the library after school today. It‘s July 1, meaning the start of the #BBRC ! The first couple of sections will be easy since I have littles. The adult stuff will give me more of a challenge. Anyways, I told Ezekiel to pick a picture book from authors A-G. Of course like me he got distracted and picked more than 1 of some letters. 😍
#raisingreaders

4thhouseontheleft I picked multiples from some letters, because I couldn't decide on just one! 😂I haven't figured out what I will do for X yet. 3mo
LibrarianJen @4thhouseontheleft you are doing multicultural books right? Are you going by author or title? 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m doing books that include diverse characters and have an emphasis on being inclusive, and/or have strong female characters. Authors are for the most part female and/or POC. 3mo
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LibrarianRyan Nice pile. I love the underwear book. Actually I love most underwear books for kids. 3mo
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Week one is in the books. I did 125/150 exercise minutes and exceeded my step goal 93,356/60k! I probably would have made my exercise goal if I hadn‘t had a migraine on Wednesday which carried into Thursday. Then my daughters birthday and yeah. Life!

This week is the start of July so I will be adding in my Camp NaNoWriMo and #BBRC goals into the mix.

CocoReads I‘m late to the #BBRC party. As in, I just signed up. And I‘m doing Camp nano as well. Didn‘t think to add those into my goals. 3mo
julesG Still, great stats! You've done well. 3mo
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Moony 👏👏👏👏🍹 3mo
Reecaspieces Wow! Great job! 3mo
laurenslibrary 👍🏻💜👏🏼 3mo
britt_brooke Nice work!! 3mo
CocoReads @librarianjen are you joining the kitten cabin for camp? I dithered around until Friday trying to decide if I was even doing it but @TK-421 graciously sent me the invite. 😁 I discovered the cabin format works great for me because of the encouragement of other Littens. 3mo
LibrarianJen @CocoReads Yes! Thanks for reminding me to accept the group invite. I was in the Litsy cabin in April and loved it. I‘m so exited! 3mo
LibrarianJen @TheWordJar thank you! Are you doing this round of Camp? 3mo
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 3mo
Peddler410 Nice job! Enjoy your writing camp! 3mo
imabusybee Great job!!👏🏻👏🏻 love how organized you are💜 3mo
Dawnrod1970 Nice job! 3mo
TheWordJar I‘d love to do this camp to work on the project I started last NaNoWriMo, but I‘m just too busy. The last half of the month clears up, so I may have to declare a mini camp for myself! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl You crushed it! 👟👟👏 3mo
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Finished reading this book with #Zeek last night. I love how much important things they can stuff into the pages of a J fiction book without it feeling forced.
Taking care of pets? ✔️
True animal facts? ✔️
Environmental sustainability? ✔️
Aging people going into nursing homes? ✔️
Consequences of keeping secrets even when they are against the law? ✔️

#ZeekApproved

RealLifeReading Aww cute photo! My kids used to have that barn! 4mo
LibrarianJen @RealLifeReading Little People are a household staple! We have this and a vet clinic one. Both the kids play with them constantly 💖 4mo
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Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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So I woke up with a migraine this morning. There is no way I‘m making any kind of goals today. My medication kicked in this afternoon though so I managed a bath in my garden tub and then decided to get a pedicure. I still feel awful, but it‘s more of a hungover feeling. Time to pick the goobers up and then I think it will be a quiet night. @laurenslibrary @Moony @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow

britt_brooke Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
CocoReads Feel better. I ride that migraine cycle myself, not as often as I used to, but I still get them. A quiet night sounds like just what you need. 4mo
wanderinglynn I feel you. I had a migraine yesterday. Relax, recuperate, & I hope you feel better. 💚 Tomorrow is a new day. 4mo
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imabusybee Oh I hate that feeling Foggy, and just plain drained I hope you feel better. Self care first! 4mo
dragondrool Hope you're better soon! That hangover bit is often the worst part.

I'm kind of surprised that I don't have one with the thunderstorms here today.
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julesG Hope you're feeling better soon! Take it easy! 4mo
Moony All the best for you I hope today it's better. Here it is too hot for sports 🤨 4mo
LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @CocoReads @wanderinglynn @julesG @Moony Thanks everyone Im feeling better today. Just a residual headache. That I can deal with! @dragondrool yes I think it was the afternoon storm that did it. We didn‘t even get rain from it, just lightning. 4mo
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Naptime | Elizabeth Verdick
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Walked Zeek to school before it got too hot, and then did a lot of shopping getting ready for Charlotte‘s birthday party this weekend. It‘s only 2 pm but I am completely exhausted now. I‘ve also gone way over my daily step goal!

Now it‘s time for a nap before picking up the goobers and then hopefully I can read the rest of the afternoon/evening.

julesG Enjoy your nap. I'm way under my daily goal and heading for bed. See you tomorrow! 4mo
Reecaspieces I had a nap today too...aren‘t naps wonderful! 4mo
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CocoReads Naps sound great! I‘m home from work and technically over my goal (because I set it at 8k) but I‘m not over 10. I‘m so exhausted from last nights adventure and work today was not hectic (heck we‘ve only got 20 patients right now), which oddly, makes me more tired. I‘m seeing an early bedtime tonight! 4mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And enjoy your nap! 4mo
Dawnrod1970 Great job! 4mo
Minispok Great job! 4mo
imabusybee Great job getting in those steps 👏🏻 I hope you enjoyed the nap! 4mo
LibrarianJen @julesG @Reecaspieces @CocoReads @wanderinglynn @Dawn_Rodriguez1970 @Minispok @imabusybee Thank you! My nap was good. I‘m closing out my day with almost 15k steps. I may take tomorrow off of exercise to rest. 4mo
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Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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A light Pilsner, kids playing, sun shining, watering plants and delving into a book. Some of my most favorite things wrapped into one! I‘m finally after I don‘t know how long the book had been on my shelf, I‘m cracking it open. I can‘t decide if I like Gansey or Adam more. I‘m only on chapter 5 though so it‘s still early.

hermyknee This series is amazing!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
howjessreads One of my favorite series!! I would tell you who‘s my favorite... but don‘t want to spoil anything. 🙂 4mo
LibrarianJen @howjessreads can you tell me after book one or will it still ruin it? 😬 4mo
Tamra Epitome of summer. 🌞 4mo
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I keep Charlotte home from daycare on Mondays and Fridays during the summer. Today we walked #Zeek to his summer program at his school. Now we are home eating breakfast and watching Amazons If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series that they adapted from Numeroff‘s books.

 @laurenslibrary @Moony @LibrarianJen @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow

imabusybee Great start to Monday 4mo
julesG 👏👏👏 4mo
heikemarie What a great idea! 4mo
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CocoReads Excellent! 4mo
Reecaspieces Awesome 4mo
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Waiting for Fitz | Spencer Hyde
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Two teens Addie and Fitz escape a psych ward to help come to terms with a siblings death. It gets messy. The ending is hopeful though for Addie and Fitz. It‘s not perfect, but mental health doesn‘t ever fully go away; you just continue to learn new ways to cope and live the best way you can.

I hope there will be more YA books to come that deal with this topic because 1 out of 5 teens have mental illness of some form.
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LibrarianJen Also if you like Waiting for Godot, bad jokes and sarcasm, this is a must read. I listened to it on audio and it was perfect. 4mo
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Waiting for Fitz | Spencer Hyde
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Good morning #BFCr2 people! I got out early because the air quality is supposed to go down. We‘ve been getting heavy smoke from AZ past few days and I‘ve been cooped inside. I did a short 30 minute walk and then was so into my audiobook when I got home I did dishes, made coffee, and spent an hour weeding my garden all before the husband woke up!
 @laurenslibrary @Moony @LibrarianJen @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG

CocoReads Excellent! 4mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏 4mo
wanderinglynn Wow! Fantastic morning! 🙌🏻 4mo
Clwojick I love when audiobooks grab you like that! I can always tell it‘s a good one when I‘d rather #audioclean than watch tv or study lol. 4mo
britt_brooke A good audiobook makes me want to do the menial chores, too! 😆🙌🏻 4mo
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1. We are home to the International Balloon Fiesta. I love walking amongst the balloons and all the people from around the world
2. Getting to go to the mountains (without snow)
3. Fry bread from roadside stands on the way to the mountains
4. Both, sometimes simultaneously
5. 👋
#FriYayIntro

wanderinglynn I‘ve been wanting to attend the balloon festival. My mom went one year and said it was amazing. #bucketlist 4mo
CouronneDhiver That‘s very cool! 🎈 4mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Yay for Wizzards Unite! Honestly though I‘m so into Pokémon Go that I don‘t know if I will get as into the HP one. Don‘t get me wrong I love Harry, but I‘ve loved Pokémon longer. Anyways, my friend id is 1280 5549 9458 if you want to add me!

LauraJ Great pic! 4mo
GingerAntics Wait, what HP game is this? I could always use more wizardry in my life!!! 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl We‘re agreed on Pokémon! I started playing it with my kids twenty years + ago and never stoped.. everyone thought it was just a fad. ?? 4mo
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LibrarianJen @LauraJ thanks! 4mo
LibrarianJen @GingerAntics it‘s called Wizards Unite and was developed by Niantic who developed Pokémon Go. It‘s very similar. 4mo
LibrarianJen @CoverToCoverGirl I was 14 I think when my cousin got the game for his Game Boy. It quickly caught on and soon we were fighting who got to play and then we would watch the show. Now my son is totally into all things Pokémon so we play Pokémon Go together. 4mo
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I have a lofty to-do list for July. Camp #NaNoWriMo the start of #BBRC and #BFC round 2. Hoping to start the new school year off in August refreshed, accomplished and with more energy.

What do you think Team 6?
 @laurenslibrary @Moony @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG

CocoReads Great goals! You can do it! I thought about camp nano this year because I miss it but we‘re short handed until August so I‘m pretty sure I just don‘t have it in me this year. 4mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
LibrarianJen @CocoReads that‘s understandable. Camp NaNo is more flexible in how much or little you do. It‘s the November NaNo that you have to write 50k words in one month. 4mo
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Reecaspieces Awesome!!! 4mo
CocoReads @librarianjen yes, I‘ve done camp before. I‘m still on the fence because I have stuff that needs editing, stuff the needs major rewrites, and always new ideas percolating. I guess I still have time to decide. It‘s not July yet! 4mo
imabusybee Wow Great goals 4mo
Moony Good goals! I wrote some years ago also at nanowrimo. :) Have fun! 4mo
julesG Oh, great goals, especially the writing and the B&B challenge. I should commit to writing, too. 4mo
Clwojick These are some great goals! I just signed up for #BBRC too. 🙌🏻 4mo
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Kissing Tolstoy | Penny Reid
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What a cute book! I loved Russian literature in undergrad so to read about other people who love it as well was fun.

There were some loose ends that weren‘t tied up at the end like, what was Luca going to do with the grant money? How was his family going to react to meeting Anna? Those aren‘t necessarily consequential to the story as a whole though, so you can treat those questions as a choose your own adventure.

BookishTrish ... and why does the title say Tolstoy and the cover show Pushkin? 4mo
LibrarianJen @BookishTrish good question. I know they discuss Pushkin in the lectures but the Professor Luca considers him and Anna to be Natasha and Andrei. Kind of cliche but it was a fluff read. 😊 4mo
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The kids are out of the house, it‘s quiet except for the relaxing sound of the fish tank burbling, I have a fresh pot of coffee and ooh look the cat! Also bills, dishes, laundry, a recently borrowed Penny Reid novel, Litsy! There must be something wrong with my brain, preferring to do adulting things than to sit down and write. My brain must be on summer break with my students.