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LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan

Joined May 2016

Book crazy, or just crazy? You decide. ----------Same screen name on Litsy, Twitter, GoodReads, LibraryThing, BookSirens
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LibrarianRyan Hey all, Matches we‘re sent out Tuesday. They should be in your mailbox. Please be sure to reply to the email so I know you got it. Please check your spam if you don‘t see it. If you still don‘t have it, let me know and I can resend. 23h
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Dang it, I always forget to reply. But I got it and all my cards were sent off a couple days ago. 💌💚 23h
shellleigh33 I got mine. Sorry I forgot to reply. Thanks so much for doing this again!!! 22h
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Nute List received. Thanks for this wonderful event, Ms. Ryan! 22h
Allylu Got it! Thanks! 22h
TheSpineView Got the list ✔, have the cards ✔, stamps purchased ✔... just need to sit done and get them ready to mail. 22h
Kshakal I got my list… can‘t remember if I responded or not! It has been an insane week! 21h
Allylu @LibrarianRyan Well, I just got this list here. Should I get one in my email? (edited) 21h
DebinHawaii I thought I had been checking mail but it was hiding. 😉 Got it now. Thank you! 19h
ShelleyBooksie Got mine 17h
LibrarianRyan @Allylu yes. If you don‘t see it let me know and I can resend. 16h
LibrarianRyan @Allylu sorry I didn‘t cross reference before I sent the last response. 16h
Allylu @LibrarianRyan I‘m sorry. I don‘t see it. Please resend if it‘s not too much trouble. 16h
LibrarianRyan @Allylu not at all. Just resent it. 16h
Allylu @LibrarianRyan I just got my list!! Thank you, thank you! 😊🎄🤶📪🎶 16h
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Where Snow Angels Go | Maggie O'Farrell
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
Wow – what a wonderful story, and beautiful recording. t is the story of a girl, who meets her snow angle. After a long illness wants to see them once more. She tries different things to make her snow angel appear, after all her snow angel is her guardian angel. This is a perfect family story. Not to long, not too short, and I can see some big name animation house, taking this story and making an Oscar winning short!

SolaRaynor What a unique idea! 2d
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4 ⭐Rosenfelt knows how to keep an audience entertained. His lawyer Andy Carpenter, reminds me of Jack Lemon in Grumpy Old Men. He wants to be left alone and semi-retire. He wants to play with his dogs, and not get involved. But when his beloved dog finds a body in the snow, he is pulled back into a case that is about political sabotage, murder, and explosions. This was a fun holiday listen.

booksellerofyourdiscontent Sorry to bother you. I just wanted to make sure you got your manga back! 16h
LibrarianRyan @booksellerofyourdiscontent yes. I‘m sorry. It‘s still sitting on my table. I think I got it Tuesday. It was the week. 16h
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4 ⭐ Stories from the Rick Riordian Presents series. I have read at least one book in most of the series, but not all. Stories I knew were easy to jump back into the characters and action, like with Gum Baby, or Sal. For stories I had not read yet like Storm Runner and Dragon Pearl, it was easy enough to grasp what was going on, and exciting enough to make you want to get back to those unread series. Plus the new Irish story from Riordian himself.

LibrarianRyan No points, this was my last read of November. 2d
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I can‘t find my fav fingerless gloves I got years ago at BN. I think my nephew has them as that is where my hat went. 😡. So I fought myself a new pair. #wishes&blessings @egg @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #wintergames2021

Bookzombie Those look snuggly. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your journal 📔 ❤️ 3d
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Lunchtime | Rebecca Cobb
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The #festivephotochallenge today is Red and Green. I think I have that covered. Pic 1 is today‘s mask. Yes I bought myself grinch masks for the month. 2. They got the tree up at work and apparently we are having an event tomorrow, 3. Lunch from Portillos. I know a lot of you love them, and it was good, but both work $17. Ughh.

#wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers

ChasingOm I love the mask! 3d
sharread That sandwich looks so good! 😍😍 3d
SolaRaynor That burger looks good! 3d
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1. I could tag a ton, but how about just who share my day - @BKlover @KaylaD
2. @EdnaC and I both love Bridge to Terabitha
3.Myself and @rsteve388 are both planning to read Children of Time
4. @Cinfein - her posts are always so pretty.
5. @chrissyreadit
6. MY MOM (But I cant tag her so ...) @Magpiegem showed her's off
7. @Soubhville - definitly!
8. @TheSpineView and everyone in the #LitsyCardSwap
9. all MOMS - off the top of my head @johanna414

Chrissyreadit Awwww😘 3d
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TheSpineView 😘🥰😊 3d
Clwojick 💙💙💙💙 3d
LeahBergen Aww, thank you for brightening my day! 😘😘😘 3d
LibrarianRyan @Clwojick or @StayCurious. - Is this week like October, where the week is actually a week and a half? 3d
Clwojick This is a shorter week. 1st-5th. Week two starts on the 6th. 3d
LibrarianRyan @Clwojick thank you! 3d
Bookzombie Aww! Same! ☺️💕 3d
Magpiegem Thanks for the tag 😁 🎄 3d
StayCurious @LibrarianRyan it actually only goes till Dec 5. Week 2 begins Dec 6 3d
StayCurious Btw this is great! Thanks for playing! 3d
Johanna414 Haha you are not wrong about the moms! The holidays are so fun with kids though! 3d
sprainedbrain Right back at ya, Ryan! ❤️ 3d
Bklover Woohoo birthday buddy!!❤️ 3d
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December #bookspin is ready to go. @TheAromaofBooks

Cheshirecat913 Cute set up! 3d
Bookzombie So creative! 3d
Linsy Love it! 🎄 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And your tree is adorable!!! 3d
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Also here are the holiday audiobooks I downloaded from the library for my #wintergames #tbr. @StayCurious

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Christmas Evil | Mark L'Estrange
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I don‘t know that I have an actual #wintergames #TBR but here are most the holiday books I own that I have not read yet. I hope to get at least 1 done. @StayCurious

Clwojick The spine on Nutcracked is stunning! 😍 4d
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Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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4 ⭐ Noor are giant red eyes in the sky on top of towering structures. They are the energy producers for the people of the world. This story take place in a futuristic Nigeria. AO is our main character who is half human, half not. Her legs, one harm and part of her head are all robotic due to birth defects and an accident at age 13. She is a wanderer who is just living her life, but one day at the market, she ends up on the run, with a herder

LibrarianRyan named DNA. They are trying to escape the all-seeing and all-knowing eye, but that is pretty hard. As the story of AO and DNA unfolds there are ethical questions on biotechnology, body autonomy, and even government oversite. This book is part 1984, part I Robot and all Okorafor. It is a fabulous read or listen, that you will want to revisit many times. 5d
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Panpan

2 ⭐
This book is from 1990 during the heart of the “Satanic Panic”. This book is how to talk to a child who was abused in satanic rituals at day care. This book may have been considered fine at the time, but there is no way this would be reprinted today. First off we deal with children‘s trauma in different ways now than they did 30 years ago, plus, while there was a day care doing satanic rituals, it was nowhere enough to need a book.

vivastory This book was mentioned in a recent read 5d
LibrarianRyan @vivastory Really that's interesting. I got it from a list on Book Riot of the books that wouldn't be published now. No that makes me want to check out whisper down the lane. 5d
Zoes_Human @LibrarianRyan I know that list! I read the one with squirrels and crackhouses. 5d
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LibrarianRyan @Zoes_Human I read 8 of them. I don't think I read the squirrel one. And I didn't read the aztec because I read it years ago when it came out. I love that entire series and I think they could be printed today.

And that Crack House book - WOWOWOWOWOW. My fav was Little Zizi
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Zoes_Human @LibrarianRyan I remember just sitting aghast and thinking “Did ... did ... this book just burn down a metaphorical crackhouse?“ I was just floored. Not at all what I expected from the authors of “Serendipity“, “Flutterby“, and “The Wheedle on the Needle.“

But again, I do remember that era and EVERYBODY has a anti-drug thing going.
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LibrarianRyan @Zoes_Human yes they did. I was just 👁👁. 4d
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards This is my favorite book featured on the Awful Library Books blog! Most of them are just outdated, but this one had a whole WTF? element. 2d
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Flying Witch, 1 | Chihiro Ichizuka
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3 ⭐ This book was so boring. I can see some readers liking it, as it is a character study of a new witch coming into her powers and moving in with extended family. But for this reader, the book spent way too much time telling you the main character had no sense of direction and would frequently get lost. That was most of the story. The Harbinger of Spring was the most exciting part of the story. Overall this book was just blaaaahhhhh……………..

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
Beetle is a goblin. She wants to do more than magic, she wants to do sorcery, but as a goblin, that is not in the pages for her. But still she must learn from her grandma the ways of the goblin. Her best friend is Blob Ghost (BG) but they cannot leave the mall. Yes the shopping mall, that is almost empty. They have to find a way out. Not only has Beetle‘s old friend and crush Kat come back to town, her aunt is going to tear

LibrarianRyan down the mall!. The two friends have to find a way to save BG, come to terms with their feelings for each other, and figure out who really has all the power. After all, Aunt Hollowbones is out to get them. This book was just adorable. It has adventure, it has magic, it has heart, and all sorts of other feelings. The storytelling is spot on, and the art is amazing!. This will be a book I will be telling others to read for years to come. 5d
ozma.of.oz Gorgeous art! 😍 5d
LibrarianRyan @ozma.of.oz Yes it was. I loved it. 5d
IndoorDame Love the art style!!! If this wasn‘t already on my list I‘d be adding it just from that photo. 5d
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
I love a book that takes normal story tropes and spins them on their head. This juvenile graphic novel does just that. We have two princesses, one stuck in a tower, and one alone adventuring on a unicorn. Amira wanted to be more than a cook and clean and rule by her husband‘s side princess. She wanted action, she wanted adventure, and she wanted a life of importance. Sadie is trapped in her tower. Her trap is one not just of

LibrarianRyan location, but one of words. With a vile sister that constantly reminders he she could never rule because she is fat and ugly, Sadie lacks confidence in herself. Amira helps Sadie find that confidence, and together they help out a laddie in distress, learn to be themselves, and rule with a kind and loving heart. They show that love is love, and that is all that matters. This book was amazing. It was a bit short and simple, but the heart 5d
LibrarianRyan screams loud and proud. These princesses are destined to live happily ever after. 5d
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3 1/2 ⭐ Kami Garcia is back with her intro to the Teen Titans series. First we got Raven, then Beast Boy, and now they come together. Most the book follows Raven and Gar finding and falling for each other. They get kidnapped, and need to be rescued. Overall I liked this book. It has a bit too much “instalove” for my taste, and just felt like filler for bigger action that is on the way.

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Crocodile Hungry | Eija Sumner
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4 1/2 ⭐ This book was so much fun. Crocodile is hungry, but he can‘t go to the grocery store, he can‘t eat a canned ham. There is a plethora of reasons that his crocodile cannot get his meal. It makes him sad and he cries big crocodile tears creating a lake and bringing flamingos. Now he knows how he can have a meal. The illustrations are great and the flow of the story is lovely. This would be such a fun book to read at story time.

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Midnight and Moon | Kelly Cooper
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3.5 ⭐ Clara is a little girl who does not speak. But she loves to draw and write. Midnight is a horse, who introduces the world to her foul Moon. Moon I believe is blind. The book never directly says that, but it does indicate that Moon has to do everything by sound. This book follows both Moon and Clara as they become friends without words. The illustrations in this book are lovely and a bit heartbreaking.

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4 ⭐
This book is about the loss of a pet. What I like is that it does not try to explain that loss, just shows a child in their feelings, or in their “shell”. It also shows that it may take a bit, but one day soon, that shell will crack and the good things will be remembered, new friends made, and lives changed. This book was lovingly done, and a great title to add to a collection on grief.

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The Button Book | Sally Nicholls
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3 ⭐
The illustrations are more entertaining, and the conventions of what happens when you press a button work really well for at home reading. I wouldn‘t want to do this at story time, and many of the kids may be strangers to each other and pressing a button that requires everyone to hug, could cause problems. Overall I liked this

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Your Birthday Was the Best! | Maggie Hutchings
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
Birthday parties can be hit or miss. But Your birthday was the best. I should know, I was there. I was on the cake! You scream. I was sucked into the vacuum. I had a great time! Did I mention I was a cockroach? Yeah, I‘m a cockroach and I loved your birthday party. Great fun read. Disturbing, but really really fun.

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
A bird family finds an egg, takes it home and lets it hatch. Turns out it‘s a crocodile, but instead of turning him away, they keep him, and he is family. All the other animals in the bush may wonder why, but the family has no need to wonder, Croc is family and he belongs. This is a wonderful allegory of an adoption story. It shows that belonging is all that matters. Someone isn‘t “kept” because they are useful or fun.

LibrarianRyan They are kept because they are family and they belong. The message of this book is absolutely wonderful and the bright colorful graphics help bring up the funny and make this book truly a joy to read. 5d
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4 ⭐
This is a great addition to a great series. I find that they cadence in this book can be broken in places and it takes the reader from the story, but overall it‘s a fine read. Sofia wants to change a landfill to a park, but realizes she cannot do it alone. She goes to city hall to get her dreams accomplished and realized what it takes to bring others together for the betterment of her community.

Bookzombie I really like this series. 5d
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Beware! | Bob Raczka
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
This author has topped Seuss‘s 50 words for Green Eggs and Ham by writing an entire book with only the letters in BEWARE. And it completely works. This would be such a fun read for story time. The illustrations are great and reminiscent of the Bearenstain Bears. This was a lot of fun for a single reader or an entire storytime.

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4 ⭐
Jasper is the fast talking and moving fox, and Ollie is the slow sloth. Today this set of friends are going to build a fort. Nope, correction, they are each going to build a fort to see which is better. This was a joy to read, and kids are going to love the fun of Jasper and the steadiness of Ollie. Pair it with vibrant illustrations and you have a book that will spend years getting checked out of the library.

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Just Read! | Lori Degman
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4 ⭐
This book is quite simple. It is about all the ways one likes to read. I love that it included reading on ereaders, and braille. It lets the reader know that reading is reading, no matter how or who it is done with. It‘s an absolutely lovely addition to any library.

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Mermaid Dreams | Kate Pugsley
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐
Not my personal favorite mermaid book. Maya is at the beach and really wants her parents to play. But they want to rest. She falls asleep and goes on a wild adventure where she becomes a mermaid. And she meets another mermaid. She wakes up to find that only some of it was a dream. There is nothing wrong with this book. Many kids will love it. I just didn‘t.

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Oak Leaf | John Sandford
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4 ⭐
This book has amazing illustrations. The wording is simple. It‘s the journey a leaf takes from falling from its branch, being caught, and eventually pressed into a book. The story is told by the illustrations, not by the few words. This book is absolutely beautiful. I suspect it will be on a few people mock Caldecott lists.

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Mehso-so

3 ⭐
The poems and the background information in this books are done quite well. I just have an overall issue with how Lincoln is glorified and we teach children that he is the ‘greatest” without looking at flaws. That is my only issue with this book. Otherwise it is well done.

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Just a reminder there is just a day left to join the holiday card swap.

https://forms.gle/yuwR1astG1kxzQQj6

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Pillow | Jimmy Perrin
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For those wanting to see the book “pillow”. It‘s not quite a pillow not quite a stand. It works with any size book and my iPad. It has a lip to hold everything in and is surrounded by pickets. It‘s hard to see but I do have a chain book mark in it. And usually the remote is sticking out the side. It unfolds and becomes longer but I‘ve never needed it.

And caus I know someone will ask. I got it on Amazon. It‘s a moko tablet stand.

Chrissyreadit That looks like fun! 2w
RaeLovesToRead Ooh, looks great.. I'm struggling to hold Rhythm of War up 😅😅 2w
LibrarianRyan @RaeLovesToRead I get it. Because of my arthritis I have a hard time holding things up as well, which is why I took a chance. 2w
Crazeedi I like it! 2w
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Hey if I tagged you below, I can not find where you showed off your #alternednightmareswap package. You may have already contacted your senders about it, but I have to ask. Have you opened them? are you willing to show us, or has something happened. If you need to talk to me, feel free to email: MissRyanAF at Gmail dot com.

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kaysworld1 @LibrarianRyan Hey there I've just checked mine and your tagged in mine and you commented on it xx 2w
LibrarianRyan @kaysworld1 sorry I don‘t know how I missed it searching for it earlier. The funny part is I can‘t even see any of the comments I made on it except the one I just did. Litsy has been weird for me though so that must be it. Thank you. 2w
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Hey all, the 2021 #Overbookedclub is almost over for the year. Above is what they read. And they are getting ready to choose title for 2021. If you are looking for a bookclub, why don't you check them out. Hit the tag or @sblbooks for more information.

sblbooks Thanks for the tag. We normally pick historical fiction, but we sometimes read other genres. @megnews and I co-host every other month. Everyone's welcome! 2w
megnews Thanks for sharing @LibrarianRyan ! 2w
TheBookHippie So grateful for this group I found such wonderful reads! 2w
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The Town Square | Ava Miles
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Ever wondered how to find out what all is happening at litsy? Well you should be following @LitsyEvents. This is our town square, or local newspaper if you will. If you are having an event, make sure to tag this account to help spread the word, and all littens, you should be following it. It will only be Litsy events and happenings.

Great job all!

#litsyhappenings #litsyEvents. @Chrissyreadit

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2w
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1. I like them. But I don't always end up liking the book.
2. I have this book “pillow“ but it's more of a stand for on the couch. it works with my books, and my ipad. and it has pockets. If I get a chance tonight. I'll take a picture.
3. Opps I should have read this before I tagged the book I did. So lets go with the Garth Nix Keys to the Kingdom Series (if I was paying attention I would have tagged Sir Thurday.)

Thank @moonwithc94

RaeLovesToRead Ooh... a book pillow... I'm intrigued... 2w
Chrissyreadit I want to see the book pillow😍 2w
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Hello everyone, for those not in the know every year i host the #LitsyAwards. Our answer to the Goodread Awards.

However, last years awards were never finished, because no one was voting. (Pictured above is the 2019 winners).

Before I start all the work on this annual event, I want to gauge if this is still wanted/needed. So please leave me your thoughts below. If it's a go, it will start Dec 1.

kplovesbooks Sounds good! 🙋 2w
Magpiegem I think it sounds like a great idea... last year was ... a different year... maybe give it one more go this year if it has been successful in the past. Xx 2w
Soubhiville I love seeing what everyone recommends and I would definitely vote if you hold it again. 2w
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Kimberlone I love the Litsy awards and was sad it wasn‘t able to conclude last year, if you decide to go ahead I promise to vote in all rounds! 2w
Emilymdxn I‘d love to take part and vote! 2w
kspenmoll I would take part 2w
sebrittainclark I'd definitely take part 2w
Bookwormjillk I voted last year and would love to do so again because these are SO much better than goodreads. 2w
Butterfinger I will vote. 2w
BookwormAHN I voted last year and would happily do so again this year. 2w
Laughterhp I feel like I didn‘t vote last year, because I didn‘t read any of the books. I probably won‘t have read any this year either because of how my reading mood has been. I‘ll vote if I can! 2w
Nessavamusic I‘d love to vote! 2w
Avanders If I didn‘t vote last year, it‘d be for the same reason as @Laughterhp … I feel like I‘ve actually read some current books this year, tho, so would feel like I could weigh in better ☺️ 2w
Tera0707 Yes please! I‘ll vote! 2w
BookBelle84 That would be awesome! I was disappointed in the goodreads one 2w
Suet624 Sure! 2w
DrexEdit Yes, please! I would vote as best I could. 2w
SamanthaMarie Can we have a separate children's and MG section? 😒😅 2w
peanutnine This sounds great! I'd love to vote and see everyone's favorites of the year! 2w
kamoorephoto Yesss! 2w
Chelsea.Poole I‘ll try also 😊 I‘m sure it‘s so much to get together though! If it‘s not too much trouble, can you tag me in the posts? 2w
Scochrane26 I feel like I‘ve read more current books this year. Last yr, I only had a couple. So, I was hoping we could do this again! 2w
Chrissyreadit I am a bad gauge for this- but will post and share info if you do it. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Chelsea.Poole I will try. I use the desktop app a lot rather than my phone, and I tag people and it does not always show up. So just heads up just in case. 2w
LibrarianRyan @SamanthaMarie Always!. I believe there are 18-21 catagories (I can ot remember and haven't opened the forms in a while. But Picture book, YA, YA Fantasy, and MG are all seperate. 2w
julesG Wait, what? No one was voting? I voted last year. Was wondering why you didn't post results. Did Google have an off-day? Anyway, should you do it again, I'd definitely nominate and vote. 2w
AbigailJaneBlog I would be more than up for this! 2w
SamanthaMarie @LibrarianRyan Love it!! So exciting!!! 2w
Larkken I am up for trying! 2w
Chelsea.Poole No problem! Thanks for putting this together 🏆 2w
TheRiehlDeal I‘d be down for this 💯% I recently deleted my GR account and kind of miss award season. 2w
rsteve388 This sounds interesting. I would vote. Though I haven't read too many new books.this year. 2w
Desha Interested! 2w
4thhouseontheleft Interested! 2w
bthegood I'm interested - thank you for doing this 💜 2w
coffeewithbooks Interested!! 2w
CarolynM I'm interested2🙂 1w
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Hi Eveyone, Sorry i have been MIA the last few days. It's been crazy. I am going to try to get to everything tonight, but no promises. I am going to start with all the tags and work my way from there.

I also posted the #CardSwap for the holiday.

Hope all is Merry Merry, and Happy Happy.
Ryan

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Joy of Card Making | Leisure Arts
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Hey everyone, the holiday #cardswap is now open. This is for ALL winter holidays, not just Christmas. This is also CARDS ONLY! No packages.

More info in the sign up sheet, or just ask.

https://forms.gle/e8BmqhNspMnSis3G8

Crazeedi @LibrarianRyan I just signed up twice, because the first time I only put my name on the name/address line! I did not completely read they went on same line! So sorry. Please let me know my second form came through? 2w
Allylu Thanks for hosting this! I love sending and receiving cards! 😊🎄🤶🎶 2w
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The Mystery of the Midget Clown | Ann Bradford, Kalil I. Gezi
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3.5 ⭐ This book was recently on a list of books at Book Riot that would not be published today. I can see why. Right from the title the reader sees the word midget which is a derogatory term for a little person. However, that is about the only thing wrong with the book. The story is a mystery, the mystery of the cave if you will and the traveling circus with a legend about hidden treasure.

LibrarianRyan The book is short and everything about it screams “I was published in 1980” but the story was rather nice once the reader got past the words. In a way it was a bit like the Scooby gang minus the dog. 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures Bizarre this book was published now! The title alone makes me uncomfortable. 4w
LibrarianRyan @ChaoticMissAdventures it‘s from 1980. They take out the derogatory word and the rest of the story is fine. 4w
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3 ⭐
What the heck did I just read! This book is about the drug cocaine and how it destroys lives and neighborhoods. It is written in the style of The Napping House, where one sentence builds on the next to create the story, and each is repeated when a new sentence is added. There is NO WAY this book would be published today.

LibrarianRyan We would look at this book very differently today, and would find softer more fact driven ways to talk about drug abuse. And oddest of all, this was written by a comedian. It‘s all just too weird. I would say this is a book that should be purged from library selves. 4w
Bookwormjillk This is a real book?? 4w
LibrarianRyan @Bookwormjillk yep. From 1992 I think. Even weirder, the first page is all the great and star reviews it received from Kirkus, publishers weekly etc. 4w
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Hiroshima No Pika | Toshi Maruki
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
This book should still be published today. Maybe be giving new illustrations as modern libraries would not a low a naked woman‘s nipple to be on the cover of a book in the children‘s department. This is the true story of a little girl and her mother on the day of and days after the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. This story is bold, this story is powerful.

LibrarianRyan This story is heartbreaking, and should still be in libraries, so children can learn not to repeat the mistakes of the past. 4w
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Little Zizi | Thierry Lenain
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4 ⭐

They say this book could never be published today. And they are probably correct. It is about a little boy Martin who is worried about the size of his penis. He was seen naked in the changing room at the pool and the kids made fun of his small member and now he is worried that it will keep him from being liked and having kids when he gets older. I think this book is very sincere.

LibrarianRyan I very much picture boys I know and knew growing up wondering these things. Before someone gave them the “me and my body” books to help answer all these types of questions. I loved this book, and found it adorable, but oh yeahhhhhhh would lots of parents complain if they found it on the shelf in a children‘s room. 4w
LibrarianRyan I loved this book, and I wish could see the questions of childhood that are asked in this books pages, rather than information that should be sacred and personal. 4w
tournevis That's a classic! It would not be published in English, for sure, but in French I still see it in bookstores. Just in case you didn't know, zizi is the Fr equivalent of weewee. 4w
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LibrarianRyan @tournevis yep. This was originally published in Canada. And I loved it. I‘m jelly you still see it in book stores. The staff has been having a laugh at all the weird books I called in. Only us “older” staff enjoy this. The “young‘uns” think it‘s inappropriate. 3w
tournevis @LibrarianRyan I see it in French. Not in English. TBH I didn't know it had once been translated 3w
LibrarianRyan @tournevis Some really small press I had never heard of out of Texas. (of all places). 3w
tournevis @LibrarianRyan Texas? That's almost ironic. At least it was translated into English once. It's a fun book. 3w
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Alfie's Home | Richard A. Cohen
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0🌟 This book is complete and utter garbage! Alfie was sexually abused by his uncle as a child, thinks he is gay, and a psychiatrist tells him he‘s not gay, just missing his dads love. This book is a bunch of bull shit written by a big time believer and leader in the ex-gay movement. If this was my copy I would burn it. Utter garbage!!!.

Book Riot put our a list of books that would never get published today. https://bit.ly/3qnMzh2

Amiable That sounds absolutely horrible 4w
LibrarianRyan @Amiable it was. If it was our libraries, I would have burnt it. But I understand why it is in the library collection it is in. 4w
mrp27 Wow, these are some fascinating titles! 4w
LeahBergen What the hell?? 🙄 3w
Leftcoastzen Yikes ! 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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For those of you on your #NaNoWriMo adventure!

Jari-chan Story of my life 😂 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Except I'm past 30 so I'm gonna have to move the goalposts... publish novel by 40... 1mo
Zoes_Human I am totally the pig in this cartoon. 😂 1mo
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Snail Mail | Samantha Berger
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Okay @bibliobard @Jadams1776 @WanderingBookaneer I have #LMPBC coming your way. Two to end a round, and one to start.

bibliobard Hahaha — yeah I need to get my butt to the post office 1mo
MatchlessMarie I love those mailers! 1mo
DinoMom Super cute mailers! 1mo
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Just an FYI,

I will be hosting the #HolidayCardSwap again this year. This is an easy swap, holiday cards only. Any winter holiday is okay.

Sign up-s wont begin for another week at least. shortly after sign up you will get a list of names and address and you send a holiday card. That is it.

If you have any questions, just ask. Sign up will be next week.

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It‘s new Tor FREE ebook club time. You have 3 days to get your copy.

https://ebookclub.tor.com/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=eblast&utm_term=tor...

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I did not do so well on my Bingo board this month. Maybe next time. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks however I did get my Book Spin title read.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress this month, and bonus points because your layout is adorable! 😂 1mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio

@staycurious and #teamhendrix, I was bad this week. I did get reading done, but it was at work and in random times. I only have 98 points to add to this week.

This makes my overall point total for the event.

6740

Clwojick Way to go! Thank you for joining us again this year! 🖤 1mo
StayCurious You still did amazing! 1mo
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Bob Goes to Jail | Rob Sedgwick
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2 ⭐I guess this book is supposed to be a memoire. The first thing I hate of the bat is all the name dropping. You can‘t look up anything about this book without seeing a list of his famous family. At the same time, the author uses that to point out just how much of a black sheep he is. Josh and I listened to this in the car, and when I got out I was done. Bob just does stupid thing after stupid things. ⬇

LibrarianRyan It‘s like watching Super Troopers from the criminal‘s side. I didn‘t care and DNFed the title. Josh however, wither the humor of the correctional officer that he is, was rolling in the isle. He could not stop laughing. So while this book was not for me, It was for someone. 1mo
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