Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan

Joined May 2016

Book crazy, or just crazy? You decide. ----------Same screen name on Litsy, Twitter, GoodReads, LibraryThing, BookSirens
blurb
LibrarianRyan
The Replacement | Brenna Yovanoff
post image

Just for @TorieStorieS

#7covers7days

Day 9 person 16

And anyone else wanting some freaky reads for a freak month ahead.

TorieStorieS Hahahahaha!!! Thanks!!! I actually own this one but I read it pre-Litsy back in 2012!! 😄😄😄 9h
55 likes1 comment
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

@Trashcanman I will have you know I have been having a twitter conversation with they author and it‘s all your fault. It‘s been really interesting.

blurb
LibrarianRyan
Nighty-Nightmare | James Howe

okay all you #NightmareSwap Participants, the matches have gone out (@bookzombie, email me please).

Please remember to reply to your emails.

Gissy I thought I completed the form but I guess I did something wrong😫Well, it will be a next time☹️ 1d
Bookzombie I emailed you. Thanks! 1d
See All 13 Comments
LibrarianRyan @Gissy I‘m sorry. 1d
MatchlessMarie I like the idea of using litfluence to match people I hope it's helpful! 1d
LibrarianRyan @MatchlessMarie we are a small enough group I thought it would be s good expirament. 1d
AmyG Thank you! I am already shopping. 1d
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🖤🧡🖤🧡🎃🧡🖤🧡🖤☠️☠️☠️ 1d
LibrarianRyan @AmyG m pretty bad, I had almost all mine purchased before I even sent the matches. 😜 1d
JoScho Hey lady-I meant to sign up and it slipped past me. If something happens and you need at extra person I would love to fill the spot. 16h
LibrarianRyan I might be able to arrange something. @gissy you still game. I can add you both real quick but it would be a direct match. 15h
Gissy Ok. I just left from work and saw your message because I can't have cell phone at work 5h
Gaylagal2 Got it thanks! 3h
50 likes13 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
The Storm Runner | J.C. Cervantes
post image

#7days7covers

day 7 person 15 and DONE!

blurb
LibrarianRyan
You Don't Know My Name | Kristen Orlando, Kristen Ricordati, Milestone Media, LLC
post image

#7days7covers

Day 7 person 14

57 likes1 stack add
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

#7days7covers

day 7 person 14

@Chrisyreadit, another for your son. Beware, book 1 is just called The Gateway now, but it retains most of the cover art.

blurb
LibrarianRyan
Ptolemy's Gate | Jonathan Stroud
post image

#7days7covers

Day 7 person 13

@chrissyreadit your son would probably love this series. This is book 3.

Chrissyreadit I will show it to him. thanks! 1d
54 likes1 comment
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Reawakened | Colleen Houck
post image

#7days7covers

Day 7 person 12

blurb
LibrarianRyan
The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
post image

#7days7covers

Day 7 person 11

52 likes1 stack add
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 | Alexander Gordon Smith
post image

#7days7covers

Day 7 person 10

LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit - look at this one for your boy. The new covers are a bit more eye catching. A little horror, a little steampunk feel, all kids in trouble. 1d
Chrissyreadit We have it - he liked it! 1d
47 likes2 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
The Arsonist | Stephanie Oakes
post image

#7days7covers
Day 7 person 9

madamereadsalot1 This is an excellent cover! 1d
59 likes1 comment
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

#7days7covers

Day 7 person 8

52 likes1 stack add
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

#7days7covers

Day 7 person 7

blurb
LibrarianRyan
The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
post image

#7days7covers

Day 6 person 6

kspenmoll Love this Lion!!! 1d
47 likes1 comment
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
post image

#7days7covers

Day 5 person 5

Zelma This is one of my favorite covers ever. 1d
LibrarianRyan @Zelma have you read the book. Its kind of funny. Lord of the flies meets a beauty pageant while it feels like you are reading reality TV complete with commercials. 1d
Zelma @LibrarianRyan I absolutely loved the book! 😁😍 1d
47 likes3 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
post image

#7days7covers

Day 4 Person 4

LibrarianRyan This cover would make me read this book. The original cover I had to read in school: No thank you. 1d
Zelma Another absolute favorite of mine. 1d
Blueberry Ugh, awesome cover 14h
61 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Gunslinger Girl | Lyndsay Ely
post image

#7days7covers

Day 3 person 3

LibrarianRyan Great cover, so so book. 1d
marleed But that cover! 1d
LibrarianRyan @marleed It is a great cover. It almost represents the book. It is pretty close. The paper back cover just sucks and doesn't represent the book at all. I liked the books, and this cover got me to buy it, but I didn't love it because it needs a sequel. 1d
50 likes3 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

So I have been tagged by about 20 people to participate in this challenge. It's my own fault since I am the #coverlove girl. So I am not sticking to 7, but to one for every person who tagged me. Sorry I don't remember who it all was, and I admit to being to lazy to go look. @Jennifer88 had the first day and I posted Across the Universe.

Book 2 is the paper back edition of the ragged book. The hardcover cover sucked.

#7days7covers

LeahBergen I prefer this video cassette cover but I do like the hardcover. It looks exactly like my 1980s high school yearbook. 😆😆 1d
Crazeedi You're very popular!😉❤ 1d
55 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Double Down | Fern Michaels
post image

I loved the Revenge of the Sisterhood series by Fern Michaels. I have never read the spin off series Men of the Sisterhood. However, Kingston Publishing is giving us all a chance to win the sequel series and a Vera Bradley Bag.

Check out the give away here: http://gvwy.io/g7x0nln

60 likes1 stack add
quote
LibrarianRyan
The Creakers | Tom Fletcher
post image

Sometimes people who are different get laughed at, but it‘s always the different ones who make a difference.

youneverarrived This is true! 2d
Just_reading Love this! 💖 1d
78 likes2 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
The Creakers | Tom Fletcher
post image

I am 6 pages in and completely in love already. For my Nerd Friends our there, remember in the Labyrinth where the goblins are watching/listening to Sarah and having private conversations with each other awaiting the right words. That is what this story reminds me off, at least for the first bit.

Asthecroweflies I‘m am a total Labyrinth nerd! I always laugh at that scene. 😂 2d
Avanders ♥️♥️♥️ even just seeing this pic makes my heart happy ☺️ 2d
73 likes1 stack add2 comments
quote
LibrarianRyan
The Creakers | Tom Fletcher
post image

A great beginning.

70 likes2 stack adds
blurb
LibrarianRyan
The Creakers | Tom Fletcher
post image

Today‘s lunch time read. I grabbed it quickly while I was walking out the door so it has no hugger yet. Here‘s hoping I keep from spilling my H2O everywhere.

61 likes2 stack adds
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

I wanted to take the boys something g so I took them each a Pop. And while I was at BN I picked up a few books. The two YA books were 1/2 off and the kids one was not. But it sure looks fun.

JoScho Oooh The Creakers does look fun. 3d
ReadingOverSleeping Oooo there comes a darkness sounds good!!! 2d
71 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

Just had to show off my new shirt from Josh. He said I had to have it.

Btw the tagged GN is not worth the read.

CBee OH.MY.GOSH. I looooove this!!!! 😍😍😍 3d
GypsyKat Love it! 😍😍😍 3d
Avanders 🤭🤯🤭🤯🤭🤯🤭🤯🤭🤯🤭 3d
Gissy 😍 2d
70 likes4 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Ruthless Gods: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
post image

Saturday‘s #bookmail. Now I just need to get Wicked Saints read.

61 likes5 stack adds
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

Friday‘s #bookmail. This looks like a fun holiday read.

TheHeartlandBookFairy I love holiday books, I'll have to check this one out! 😁 3d
BethM I love Christmas books! 3d
Avanders @BethM me too! 😍🎄💚 3d
59 likes5 stack adds3 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Family Man | Calvin Trillin
post image

Not book related but I had to share. It‘s been a busy weekend because this was the first time we have seen these little monsters in 3 years. It was a pretty nasty divorce , but we finally convinced my broS ex that we deserve to see the kids. Pictured are ➡️ Jace (5yo named after the Mortal Instruments), Grams )(my mom), and Jaxon (named ofter steel Magnolias. )

LibrarianRyan And we are going to be able to see them more. About monthly. I have to be the go between which sucks. But I‘ll do it. Hopefully Danny will have permission to see his kids by Christmas. 3d
SamanthaMarie Oh my goodness, 3 years?! That is terribly sad. And being the go between is awful. I hope the together time is very much worth it ♡♡ 3d
LeahBergen I‘m so glad you can see them now!! ❤️❤️ 3d
See All 6 Comments
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Divorces can be so nasty. Happy to hear your family has been reunited! 💖 3d
Avanders ❤️❣️❤️so glad they‘re part of your lives again!!! 3d
Chrissyreadit Yay!! So happy you were able to be with them. ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
71 likes6 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Got my swap books ordered. And a few for myself. Not many really but a few. I was staying in budget.

Gissy Good girl! In every swap I buy something for me too and also I finish adding some more books to my wish from the list of my match!🙄Do I have a problem? I think I do, but a happy problem. 5d
Twainy How do I contact you about the October book swap? 4d
LibrarianRyan @Twainy you can email me at MissRyanAF @ Gmail . Com 3d
Twainy Thank you, resent. 3d
66 likes4 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
The World of Downton Abbey | Jessica Fellowes
post image
Pickpick

If you are a Downton Abbey Fan, see the movie. It was perfect.

Tera66 Can't wait!!😀 6d
Kimberlone Did it come out already?! Need to see it ASAP! 6d
LibrarianRyan @Kimberlone no. Next week. They were doing a special early showing. I tripped over tickets so a group from work went. There was only like 50 seats. 6d
See All 11 Comments
mom2bugnbee Have tickets to go with my BFF next Friday! 😁 6d
RaimeyGallant Ahhhhh! It's out! 6d
RaimeyGallant Ah, next week. I'll survive until then. :) 6d
Kimberlone @LibrarianRyan nice! Lucky you. I will have to check it out after it comes out. I love downton 6d
julesG Can't wait!!! 6d
PickwickPlockPlock I'm stalking the website of the cinema in my city, but they don't have dates yet. Bah! 6d
Scochrane26 I‘ve never actually watched the show, even though I would prob love it. But, I might still go w/ my sis to movie because I know she really wants to see it. I think I know enough about it, & I can see Maggie Smith. 6d
TorieStorieS Yay!! So glad you liked it!! My mom and I bought our tickets already for next week!! 👏👏👏 6d
86 likes11 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
The World of Downton Abbey | Jessica Fellowes
post image

Take a guess at what I‘m seeing. They are doing a special early screening.

kylienoele I‘m kicking myself for not finishing the show in time for the movie. I hope you enjoy it immensely!! 6d
AmyG Oh please tell us how this is. I have to wait for my daughter to visit to see this with her. SO excited. 6d
mdm139 I went tonight too for my birthday. It was fantastic. Very Downton. They give you a little previously on Downton review at the beginning. 6d
74 likes3 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
Pitch Dark | Courtney Alameda
post image
Pickpick

Why did I wait so long to read this. I quite liked it. It reminds me of Illuminae lite. More later.

Melissa_J That cover is spooky! 1w
aprilpohren Ooohhhh!! What a cover!! 1w
94 likes4 stack adds2 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
Nightmare Academy #1 | Brandon Dorman, Dean Lorey
post image

Just reminder there are just a few days left to sign up for the Halloween themed #NightmareSwap.

https://forms.gle/48KH8nVrq9aaMqgG7

allureofbeauty Just signed up tho I didn‘t think of it til now but are adults paired with adults and so on or so forth or? 1w
Shakespearience Signed up! 1w
KaylaD All signed up!! 1w
See All 13 Comments
LibrarianRyan @allureofbeauty yes. So far only adults have signed up but I like to offer. 1w
allureofbeauty Okay. I just wasn‘t sure I wanted to be paired with a kid since I went mostly gore and what not. 1w
LibrarianRyan @allureofbeauty nope it explains in the sign ups that kids will be matched with kids or myself, teens will be matched with teens or long term trusted littens (six digit club and above that I know like YA). 1w
Bookzombie Hi, I just signed up for the swap. I hope my form went through. 🎃 5d
Chrys A little late to the party, but I just signed up 4d
LibrarianRyan @Bookzombie I don't have a sign up for you. Did you get a confirmation page?

If not, let me know and I can get you added real quick.
3d
kamoorephoto Hey @LibrarianRyan I know the swap is closed but I‘m wondering if I can make a special request for my 11-year old son: we recently had to move out of our home, and he and I are in a transitional apt provided by a women‘s DV shelter. I‘m wondering if I can make a special request for a surprise Halloween package (I don‘t know if I can afford to reciprocate right now) if I make some suggestions if someone has extras. Let me know 🙏🏼 (edited) 2d
LibrarianRyan @kamoorephoto Send me an email with the address it needs sent to. I will be happy to send him a surprise package. I have plenty of extras and am always saving things for when I need prizes, etc. So I know I can come up with something he will enjoy.

MissRyanAF @ Gmail.com
2d
Bookzombie Hi @librarianryan Sorry, I just saw this. I did not get a confirmation page. Maybe it‘s because I did it on my phone. If it‘s too late, I understand. 2d
LibrarianRyan @Bookzombie nope I saved your spot. I tried to email but the address I have is 3 years old. Drop me an email at MissRyanAF @ Gmail.dom andill get matches out tomorrow. 2d
54 likes13 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
Thornhill | Pam Smy
post image
Mehso-so

2.5 🌟
I feel this book has been over hyped. For a while there every October people pulled it‘s dark pages out and said it was the haunted house book middle graders are craving. I heard everything from a middle grade version of House on Haunted Hill, to a shorter version of Rose Madder. Ummmmmm, I think not. To me this feels more like Flowers in the Attic by way of Brian Selznick without the incest.

DGRachel Well, at least it skips the incest... 😱 1w
65 likes2 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
post image
Pickpick

4.5🌟
Be still my ever lovin‘ child's heart. This book took me back to my freaked out happy childhood place where the Skeskies were crazy scary looking villains, and Gelflings were the heroes to save the world. This is a prequel series to the original 80‘s Jim Hensen masterpiece the Dark Crystal. I put off reading it because I didn‘t want my childhood memories ruined. They are happily intact and I am extremely glad I have books 2, 3, and 4 on hand

hannah-leeloo My fiancé got me the shadows of the dark crystal book, I'm really looking forward to reading it 🙃❤️📚 @Jackal121 1w
72 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
post image
Pickpick

4 🌟
I like this book. I know some don't, but I don‘t understand why. It is a primer on women around the world who have done amazing things, and helped make our world a better place. Some are artists, athletes, teachers, doctors etc. All had to overcome someone saying no. They persisted. And while some names like Malala, Rowling, and Curie, there are women who have not appeared in other books for children.

68 likes2 stack adds
review
LibrarianRyan
Be Brave Little Penguin | Giles Andreae
post image
Pickpick

4 🌟
The rhymes in this book flow with a near perfect cadence. Pip-pip is scared. He is worried about the water. He is worried he might drown, might get eaten, might get cold, etc. But with some convincing from his parents, he will find his bravery and learn to jump. This book is better read aloud.

55 likes3 stack adds
review
LibrarianRyan
When Pigs Fly | James Burks
post image
Pickpick

5 🌟
This was so much fun. Brother pig is determined to fly. And he tries almost everything, cardboard wings, fans, balloons, kites, etc. With no luck. And just when he is about to give up, is sister comes up with a brilliant plan. This book was simple, but fun. It would make a great storytime read.

53 likes1 stack add
review
LibrarianRyan
Dress Like a Girl | Patricia Toht
post image
Panpan

2 🌟
I really wanted to like this book. The ending made up for a beginning I hate. The beginning says that there are rules to dressing that girls need to find their own ways to “adhere” to. And then the next few pages are about wearing white or wearing a dress. I think it would have been better to explain while certain things are standard or considered proper than saying you must obey some arbitrary rule.

quote
LibrarianRyan
Pitch Dark | Courtney Alameda
post image

Yep!

hannah-leeloo That's brilliant 😁 1w
71 likes2 stack adds1 comment
quote
LibrarianRyan
Pitch Dark | Courtney Alameda
post image

What do you think? In 400 years will anyone get the reference above?

marleed I want to believe yes! 1w
Gezemice I hope so! We still get Shakespearean quotes! 1w
BooksAndYarn We had better 1w
ruskigurl16 They better. 😳🙄 1w
61 likes4 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
Hector and Hummingbird | Nicholas John Frith
post image
Pickpick

4 🌟
This book was lovely, and I am in love with the illustrations. Hector is the old bear and Hummingbird is the hyperactive kid that doesn‘t give the old man any peace and quiet. You have seen stories like this told over and over and they are classic. It could be Dennis the Menace, or the animated dogs from the Looney Tunes cartoon. This classic story is told in a new way, with a much nicer outcome. Plus the ILLUSTRATIONS!

review
LibrarianRyan
Rabbit Moon | Jean Kim
post image
Pickpick

4 🌟
This is a sweet story. Instead of a man in the moon, there is a rabbit in the moon who helps light up the night with stars and grant wishes. Rabbits wish is for new friends, and he makes his wishes come true. But the night sky is not lighting up any more and Rabbit has to go home, but he finds a way to maintain his friendships.

review
LibrarianRyan
post image
Pickpick

4 🌟
This would be a cute book for story time. It starts by saying monsters do something, like eating snacks and then asks the reader to guess what snack they eat. The story continues that was with the monster doing things that seem funny to humans, until the potty question comes up, then it aligns to what we teach most kids. This book was fun and I know the kids will love it.

Leftcoastzen Cute illustration! 1w
62 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
LibrarianRyan
Unplugged | Steve Antony
post image
Pickpick

5 🌟
This is a wonderful story that was touched by a master illustrator. Blip has always been plugged in and they love it. Until the day of the black out and Blip actually has to go outside and learns of the wonders that match her computer, if not surpass it. This is a great allegory for kids with too much screen time.

63 likes3 stack adds
review
LibrarianRyan
post image
Pickpick

3.5 🌟
This is a graphic memoir about one girls dream to dance. Unlike what a reader expects, this does not show a dancer who starts out young and becomes the best ever, youngest ever, prima ballerina, but a real story about someone who tried. They never failed, but they did try. And they still love to dance. It intermixes the dance with stories of amazing choreographers, and a little girl living though her parents divorce.

62 likes1 stack add
review
LibrarianRyan
Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
post image
Pickpick

4.5 🌟
Overall I really enjoyed this story and learned quite a bit. There are parts that are a bit confusing, but I think that is from taking a long and varied history and converting it to graphic novel form. I think this book isn‘t only interesting to read, but to discuss. I think it should appear on banned book lists, even if it itself has not been banned. It opens up a wider discussion on why people and governments police what others read.

62 likes4 stack adds1 comment
review
LibrarianRyan
post image
Pickpick

4 🌟
This is a collection of the Snug Harbor Stories that are syndicated in various newspapers and other outlets. I love this group. They are witty, but still have touching moments and sections you want to hang on the fridge. Kids and adults alike can enjoy this collection.

Oldschool_millenial Me with golden age EC comics 1w
LibrarianRyan @Oldschool_millenial EC? Is that Europe Comics 1w
Oldschool_millenial Nope, Entertainment Comics, formerly known as Education Comics. Their stories were known for having twist endings. 1w
Oldschool_millenial @LibrarianRyan Wally Wood, whose work was in "Spawn of Mars" that I just read, was one of their most famous illustrators 1w
LibrarianRyan @Oldschool_millenial Okay. Education comics I recognize. I just haven't paid much attention I guess. 1w
61 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
LibrarianRyan
post image

🛏🛌 tagged a classic comic/gn
🛌🛏 bed knobs and broomsticks
🛌🛏 twinkle twinkle little star

@JoScho #manicmonday

mcipher I was just recently thinking about Bedknobs and Broomsticks and how I need to watch it again soon! 🛏 1w
JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1w
56 likes2 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
Thornhill | Pam Smy
post image
Mehso-so

Not as good as I was expecting. Longer review later.