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Librarybelle

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Exercising | Robin Nelson
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I wish reading would be considered a form of #exercise ! We all know how it exercises the mind, but I‘ve yet to find it as an activity on the Weight Watchers app... 😂😂😂 #SelfImprovementSept

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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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Thanks for the tag, @EadieB !

1. Only two, one being the United States. I‘ve only visited Canada twice, and that was Campobello Island. If you count countries visited in books, well, it‘s a lot more.

2. Mountains

3. England

4. Anywhere in Europe

#wondrouswednesday

Hooked_on_books Maybe we should start some sort of hashtag/challenge for countries visited in books. It would be interesting but would get complicated with fantasy worlds, etc. 2h
Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1h
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I find #inspiration in books. When I walk into my library at home, there is such a presence of knowledge and stories waiting to be told. These books inspire me to learn more. #SelfImprovementSept

emilyhaldi 😍😍😍 17h
BarbaraBB Great place 😍 17h
OriginalCyn620 Great shelves! 😊📚 17h
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Avanders 🥰🥰🤩 16h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 📚💗 16h
Crazeedi Wow you have a great library!! 16h
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled LoveLoveLoveLove 15h
Gissy Big library😱❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2h
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2 Round 2

Anyone wish to play? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

ReadingDownUnder @Librarybelle The Renoir Girl!! #GilmoreGirls 😛 17h
Librarybelle @ReadingDownUnder Gilmore Girls!! 😁 17h
EadieB @Librarybelle Very nice! 17h
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The Good People | Hannah Kent
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Not set along the Mersey River, but water and rivers play a role in this newest by Kent. Kent has become one of my favorite authors for her writing style and her ability to evoke such raw emotions. I absolutely love Burial Rites, & while this one is excellent, I think BR is still my favorite. This centers around the battle between religion & superstition & a tragedy that ignites investigations into a way of life. #merseyparadise #RedRoseSeptember

Cinfhen I bailed on this one even though I loved Burial Rites. 18h
Librarybelle @Cinfhen It‘s not for everyone. This one is so tragic, it makes Burial Rites look like a happy story. 17h
arlenefinnigan Sounds interesting (if heavy going!) 17h
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Cinfhen @Librarybelle 😂😂😂😂TRUTH 16h
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Will be starting this soon! BR was so amazing too. 15h
Crazeedi @Librarybelle I read this for LMPBC and I wasnt sure till I got to the end, then this book hit my heart 15h
Crazeedi @Cinfhen and thank you for giving this one to me! 15h
Redwritinghood I loved both of her books. 13h
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Finally starting this one tonight. #LiteraryCrew #buddyread

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I was so sad to hear of the passing of Cokie Roberts. I‘ve seen her work as a journalist, but I‘m more familiar with her nonfiction. This is a newer work of hers, and probably the one I like the best. She has also focused on the Founding mothers of the US.

Tony Horowitz this past spring. Now Cokie Roberts. I‘m getting a bit concerned for some of my go to nonfiction authors!

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Remember how popular these books were years ago? I think I have a copy of her other popular one somewhere. In this one, Guiliano discusses beauty in terms of makeup, grooming habits, and just general style. Whether your prefer a #KinkyAfro or a sans makeup look, you can pick up tips in this book. Alas, another one I‘ve yet to read, but I had to pick it up because of the hype. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Interesting! 2d
Cinfhen I recall one about what French Women eat and drink 🍷 2d
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1 Round 2

Anyone wish to play? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Thanks to @EadieB and @ReadingDownUnder for asking me to do a round!

Cortg I just bought this book at a library sale the other day! 2d
Librarybelle @Cortg I liked this one...the author writes in the style of 19th century gothic horror. Lots of description and at times convoluted sentences. Bonus, pretty cover! 2d
EadieB Beautiful cover! 2d
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The Surgeon | Tess Gerritsen
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This was a #bookoutofyourcomfortzone ...the storyline got way too real, and I had to put it down. A serial killer preys on single women and breaks through their bedroom window. Yup. No thanks! My imagination is vivid enough without worrying about people coming through my bedroom window.

I try to read a variety. Part of my job is recommending titles to people, so I like having a well-rounded reading experience. But, not this! #SelfImprovementSept

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I read this one years ago!!! Creepy!! 3d
Mollyanna This was definitely an eerie one! I do want to continue reading the series though 😳 2d
Blaire I‘ve read this one too and several in the series. I liked them but needed a break. 2d
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Librarybelle I‘d really like to read the series. Maybe if I read this one during the daytime... @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mollyanna @Blaire 2d
OriginalCyn620 Yikes! Seems scary for sure! 2d
Hforrester12 Loved this book! 2d
Librarybelle @OriginalCyn620 I thought it was! 2d
Librarybelle @Hforrester12 The writing is great! 2d
Hforrester12 @OriginalCyn620 the tv series is pretty good as well 2d
Librarybelle @Hforrester12 Yes! I‘ve seen a couple episodes and liked it 2d
ferskner That's a hard NOPE. 2d
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#SelfImprovementSept catch up!

While not a #journal , this was a fun chick lit read for me back in my early 20s. I‘m pretty sure it would be dated now! Holly converses with #friends through email about life - work, love, relationships, situations. It‘s funny and cute, if I remember correctly.

CaramelLunacy I think I read bits of this one online once upon a time and remember liking it 2d
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2d
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Do you look for helpful lessons from Russian literature? No? Maybe you should?!?! I‘m so interested in reading this one, as Groskop touches on handling situations like Inner Conflict or Unrequited Love by reading Russian literature. #WonderfulLife #RedRoseSeptember

Blaire I‘m intrigued. 3d
arlenefinnigan I've never read any Russian literature. I attempted The Brothers Karamazov and gave up after 3 months. 3d
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AnneCecilie I want to read this one too. I also want to read more Russian Literature, I‘ve only read “Anna Karenina” and “The Master and Margarita”. 3d
Librarybelle @Blaire It has to be fun! 2d
Librarybelle @Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Librarybelle @arlenefinnigan Yeah - the Russian authors loved using words! 2d
Librarybelle @AnneCecilie I have several titles in my library. I‘m still making my way through War and Peace. I‘ve read Anna Karenina and works by Pushkin. Others, I‘ve sampled through school over the years. 2d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

Anyone who would like to play, please join in! Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Thank you to @Melissa_J for tagging me for this round. Tomorrow, I‘ll begin a second round of 7 covers, thanks to @EadieB ! I already have some in mind! 😁

robinb Love the cover AND the title! 😊 There are sooo many wonderful covers out there, right?! ❤️📚 3d
Librarybelle @robinb Yes! Lots of #coverlove ! 3d
DaveGreen7777 Dat cover!!! 😍😍😍 3d
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EadieB Love this one too! 3d
Cathythoughts Lovely 2d
teainthelibrary Lovely cover! 2d
Librarybelle I made sure to buy the European cover. I‘m not sure if it‘s the same in the US or not! I love Book Depository. @DaveGreen7777 @EadieB @Cathythoughts @teainthelibrary 2d
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The Strays | Emily Bitto
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#7Books7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

Anyone else want to play? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days with no explanation.

KarenUK Love this cover and book! 😍 4d
Melissa_J Oh, this one is pretty! 4d
Kalalalatja Good choice! 4d
youneverarrived Lovely 😍 3d
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Six Wives | David Starkey
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Henry VIII had the whole #GroundsForDivorce down to a science. He also knew how to sentence wives to death, but that‘s a discussion for another day... #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan The comedian Mark Steel once said "when I was at school we had a rhyme to help us remember Henry VIII's wives:'divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived". It'll be a lot easier for kids studying the modern Royal family:' divorced, divorced, divorced, divorced, divorced, crashed. '" 4d
Librarybelle @arlenefinnigan 😂 That‘s good! 4d
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CarolynM @arlenefinnigan 😂😂😂 I love Mark Steel. Have you read his book on the French Revolution? It's hilarious 4d
Maggie_Reads Oh man, I tried to read this a few years ago but I bailed. He had great info and it was well researched but it read like a dry textbook to me so I DNF it. 4d
Librarybelle @Maggie_Reads I‘ve heard that about this one - very dry writing. I haven‘t read it yet. Dryness in tone doesn‘t bother me, but I also need to be in the right mindset to read something dry. If I‘m super stressed or anxious, I can‘t read dry texts. 4d
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House of Gold | Natasha Solomons
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I had a really busy afternoon into evening, shopping and dining with family. We were so close to my favorite Dollar Tree that I casually mentioned stopping there, and then proceeded to walk out with most of these beauties. The tagged book is from our stop at Target. See any favorites in the stack? #bookhaul #dollartreehaul #targetbookhaul

Jerdencon Love dollar tree!! Nice stack!! 4d
ValerieAndBooks Wow! My local Dollar Tree doesn‘t have this good of a selection— if I leave with two from there, I consider myself lucky 😊 4d
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Librarybelle @ValerieAndBooks I have several near me, and there is only one of them that has such a big selection. Though, when I went in today, I noticed the book shelves were smaller than the last time I visited. They were still double stacked! The one closest to me does have a selection, but it‘s smaller than my favorite one. 4d
lele1432 I'm impressed! I wish the Dollar Trees near my home and my office had a larger selection as well. 4d
Megabooks I liked The After Party! 4d
Librarybelle @lele1432 It‘s very interesting how they each offer different amounts. The largest store in square footage only has a few books. Weird! 4d
Librarybelle @Megabooks I thought it looked good! 4d
DivineDiana Haven‘t read any ... yet! 😉 Great haul! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 4d
Rachel_nyc I am currently reading the tagged book and enjoying it! 3d
Librarybelle @Rachel_nyc Good to know, thanks! 3d
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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

Anyone who would like to play, please join in! Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Amiable Ooh, I like that cover. And the blurb in the front looks enticing, too. 5d
batsy So pretty. 5d
robinb Very pretty! 4d
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Austenland: A Novel | Shannon Hale
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Jane loves Mr Darcy (Colin Firth), so when she is given the opportunity to visit Austenland and become immersed in Austen, she jumps at the chance. Love complicates things when she starts to develop feelings for other the men of Austenland. Austenland is an amusement park of sorts for Janeites, a place to live and breathe her world. This is fun, quirky, filled with humor, and probably every Janeite‘s dream. #BizarreLoveTriangle #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Perfect! 5d
Amandajoy The movie adaptation was really cute. 5d
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A #GoodHabit I‘m trying to establish is meditating. I love the Calm app - it has helped me through a lot lately and has helped me gain #positivity in my life. It‘s rare that I pay out money to get an expanded app experience, but I did with Calm. If you‘re looking for guided meditation, I highly recommend Calm. #SelfImprovementSept

SauerPatch I‘m so glad you posted this! I‘ve been considering something like this but wasn‘t sure where to start. Thanks! 💚 5d
Librarybelle You‘re welcome, @SauerPatch ! 5d
SW-T I have the app but I‘ve only used the freebies. Thanks for the post! Least now I know paying for full access is worth it....sometimes you‘re not sure! 5d
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wanderinglynn I‘ve been working on this too. I also recommend the book 5d
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve been wondering too if paying for full access was worth it! I think I‘ll try it out! 😊 5d
Librarybelle @SW-T @OriginalCyn620 I think the full access is worth it! Meditations, sleep guides, lessons on how to help anxiety and depression. There are also movement guides, which is a pretty new feature. 5d
Librarybelle Thanks for the suggestion, @wanderinglynn ! 5d
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arlenefinnigan Good choice! 6d
LeahBergen Eeek! 5d
Cathythoughts Loved it 👍🏻 5d
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I‘m a little behind on #SelfImprovementSept !

My #bucketlist includes traveling to England and visiting Jane Austen sites. Until I can accomplish this, I‘ll live vicariously through travel guides that take the reader step by step through Austen‘s world. This is one of them. 15 walking guides are included, as well as a narrative about the significance of locations along the walks.

OriginalCyn620 I want to do the same thing! 😊 6d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day 4

As others have stated, I‘m not sure who has been and who has not been tagged to do this challenge at this point. If you have not, please feel free to join in on the fun! Post 7 book covers over 7 days that you love, with no explanation.

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Challenge Accepted | Carol Rose
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So sorry for flooding the feed tonight - I had some time at home to read through all of the #ER books for #BBRC . I went #beyonddickandjane tonight and recorded everything on the form. Another piece of the challenge done! The rest will take much longer to do...

megnews I flooded it Sunday with picture books. Only 4 letters to go! Have to redo my form because it didn‘t save for some reason. 6d
Librarybelle @megnews Way to go with 4 more letters! 6d
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh😁😁👍🏻👍🏻 6d
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How I‘ve missed Amelia Bedelia Stories! Amelia Bedelia helps out at a local school by being the head editor for a day. What could possibly go wrong?? It‘s funny! I‘d love to know Amelia - she may not have the best common sense, but she is also such a sweet person. #readerschoice #BBRC #ER

Lcsmcat I loved Amelia Bedelia when I was a kid! 6d
SassyBookworm I absolutely loved Amelia Bedelia when I was a kid! Such cute stories! 6d
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Librarybelle @SassyBookworm Totally cute stories! 6d
Mollyanna This made me smile. I adored Amelia as a kid. Thanks for reminding me 😍 6d
Librarybelle You‘re welcome, @Mollyanna 🙂❤️ 6d
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A sweet, basic biography on Helen Keller, describing the inspirational things she did in her life. The back of the book contains a timeline and quotations and little tidbits about Helen. There is also a very brief lesson on Braille. I liked the illustrations and the basic highlights of her life. A good early reader book for more confident readers. #nonfiction #BBRC #ER

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 6d
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Mouse Soup | Arnold Lobel
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Classic early reader book! Mouse tells Weasel a series of stories to put into his Mouse Soup. The following four stories help build sequence and repetition. Definitely a good early reader book for kids who have more confidence in reading. It was so good to revisit a work by Lobel. #PublishedBefore2000 #BBRC #ER

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Pete, Bob, and Dad go to the supermarket. What treats will they find? Using simple language for early readers, Pete and company‘s adventure in the supermarket offers lessons in mostly healthy food choices, as well as a countdown of aisles (they cleverly go through aisles 10-1. It‘s a nice story, and I love the illustrations. #publishedwithin5years #BBRC #ER

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 6d
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I chose this one for #populartvcharacter because my nephew loves Paw Patrol. In this book, Chase and his friends have to track down an alien that has crashed to Earth. What is the alien‘s motive? I really do not know anything about Paw Patrol, but the basic level reading would give early readers who love the show a chance to read about the characters in book form. #BBRC #ER

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 6d
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Lost Queen | Signe Pike
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Our latest #LiteraryCrew #buddyread starts Sunday! Can‘t wait to dive into this chunky book.

Use the above timeline as a suggestion for reading - read as much or as little as you‘d like during the buddy read. Use the listed tags and tag the co-hosts @CouronneDhiver and @Librarybelle in your posts.

Looking forward to another great buddy read!

lele1432 My hold came in; I'll pick it up tomorrow! 🙌🏽 6d
Librarybelle @lele1432 Hooray!! 😁 6d
TamAnder Thanks so much! Looking forward to jumping into this one with everyone. 6d
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Mollyanna Just picked up my copy from the library. This looks so good. Can‘t wait to get started. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
Librarybelle @Mollyanna It does look so good! 6d
Crazeedi Thanks!! I have a couple chapters read, but I need to review them and read more 6d
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Sugar, a prostitute in 19th century London, is determined to lead a better life. #MoneysTooTightToMention , so she decides to find someone who can lift her out of her current circumstances. Enter Mr Rackham. Faber‘s epic story is spellbinding. I read this ages ago but can still remember descriptions of Mrs Rackham‘s wife and how dry Sugar‘s skin is. #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Sounds an interesting read! 7d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too! I still remember the descriptions of the lavender fields. Love this book! 7d
SauerPatch I‘m glad to see a (good?) review of this. I sometimes wonder what I missed out on because it was a hard DNF for me. :/ 7d
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Librarybelle @arlenefinnigan It‘s a #chunkster , so a big commitment! 😂 7d
Librarybelle @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Faber seems to have a descriptive flare to his writing. 7d
Librarybelle @SauerPatch I did like this one! It‘s been at least 15 years since I read it, but I do recall Faber‘s language to be much more literary. Also, the length and the commitment to it seemed rather daunting. But, he somehow grabbed me in his story of Sugar. That‘s why books are so incredible - we each have a different experience with them. I definitely know some who have tried to read this one and just couldn‘t. 7d
Cinfhen I bought this book because @Centique has not stopped raving about it along with @Reviewsbylola & @Kalalalatja 7d
Kalalalatja And I won‘t stop until you read it @Cinfhen 😉 7d
Reviewsbylola Yup, one of my favorites! @cinfhen 6d
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

@kspenmoll , have you been tagged yet? Would you like to play? Post 7 book covers that your love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 7d
LeahBergen I almost picked this one, too! (edited) 6d
kspenmoll Thanks. I would love to join in & catch up😃 (edited) 6d
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Not about Saturn, but this nonfiction tale is set in NASA and stars a major egomaniac who will do just about anything to gain notoriety. I‘m not a fan of this book, but I know some people who are. Mezrich writes about the guy who decides to steal moon rocks from NASA. #Saturn5 #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan That's a hell of a title 😂 1w
Cinfhen Oh, I‘m in the liked it camp ❤️ 1w
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Cathythoughts Love this title 👍🏻🤣 1w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen My library system selected it as the One Book choice several years ago. I was the only one on the committee that did not care for it. It turned out to be the lowest participating One Book by the community in the One Book history. A lot had to do with the title - I cannot tell you how many people yelled at me for having the title on display. Personally, I may not like it because I really don‘t like the guy. That‘s probably swayed my mind. 1w
Cinfhen Patrons can be ridiculous 🙄 1w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Yes. Those who didn‘t verbally complain would move the display around so certain words were not visible, either by turning the book cover or rearranging book ends to hide parts of the cover. It became a daily thing for me to straighten the display. My staff and I certainly will never forget that year! Sigh... 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Misleading title 🤨😄 1w
gradcat @Librarybelle That is the most ridiculous thing I‘ve ever heard! Omigod! I worked in the library when I was in grad school, but since it was a university library, I suppose that kind of thing never arose. How pedestrian! Btw, I, too, am in the did not like camp. ♥️ 1w
gradcat @erzascarletbookgasm Yes, and I‘d be willing to bet that the title is the reason why the reaction to the book is so mixed—those words get into your subconscious and color the book, in a way.... 1w
Librarybelle @erzascarletbookgasm Definitely misleading! 1w
Librarybelle @gradcat It did seem rather silly! 1w
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

Would you like to play, @DaveGreen7777 ? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

DaveGreen7777 Awww, thank you for the tag, @Librarybelle I will play along! 😊 1w
robinb I like that one! ❤️ 1w
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I‘m testing out some books for a committee I‘m on that happened to be part of my personal book collection. Part of my #SelfLove routine is purchasing books and allowing myself to indulge in reading. I also recently purchased the weighted blanket under the books - it‘s warm and comfy, so I look forward to cool nights snuggled under the blanket reading books. #SelfImprovementSept

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
OriginalCyn620 I LOVE my weighted blanket! 😊❤️ 1w
Librarybelle @OriginalCyn620 I‘m loving it so far! 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff That is an excellent part of any self care routine! ❤️❤️ 1w
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

Thank you for the tag, @Melissa_J ! 😁❤️

@robinb , would you like to play? Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Kaila-ann This isn‘t the cover that my version had but I really enjoyed this book. 1w
Librarybelle @Kaila-ann Amazing book! 1w
emilyhaldi Beautiful cover and book! ❤️ 1w
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Librarybelle @emilyhaldi ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
robinb Thanks @Librarybelle for the tag! I‘ll play! 💕 1w
Melissa_J Great choice! 1w
LeahBergen I like this cover. 👍🏻 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! What a cover! And the story doesn‘t sound too bad either! 1w
Librarybelle @chaoticgoodhufflepuff One is my favorite books! Kent is an amazing writer. 1w
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Obligatory photo to show my hold arrived this morning!

I was very hesitant to read this - I thought The Handmaid‘s Tale was perfect - but now I have to admit that I‘m a little excited.

BarkingMadRun Is this new? My library doesn‘t have it! 1w
Librarybelle @BarkingMadRun Just came out today! 1w
Johanna414 Im so nervous to read this one! 1w
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Librarybelle I know what you mean, @Johanna414 . I was hesitant, like I said, but now a little excited. And also, nervous. What if it doesn‘t meet my expectations?? The worries of a reader! 1w
mrp27 I'm waiting on reviews before I borrow or buy. 1w
Librarybelle @mrp27 Good idea! 1w
Rachel_nyc For once, I‘m not at all nervous and have total faith in Atwood. I hope I‘m not disappointed! 😬 1w
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No offense meant for Grandma Gatewood - her story is an inspirational story, and I‘m sure it would be a hoot to have heard her talk about her adventure. The low rating is really due to the construction of the book. I wish the writing was as glowing and glowing throughout the entire book rather than at the end. Too choppy in a way, and I think it‘s because every detail from her journal is used. I can see why people gush over this, but not for me.⬇️

Librarybelle #SomethingInspirational for #Nonfiction2019 , because she had such a terrible life and found inspiration in nature. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 1w
Librarybelle And, my choice for #withmylittlestickofblackpoolrock , because she had a walking stick and climbed over rocks! 😂 Probably as close as I can get for today‘s #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan 1w
arlenefinnigan Good work! 😉 1w
Cinfhen Ha!!! Great review and nice way to tie in today‘s prompt!!!! 1w
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Admittedly, I don‘t really seek out a book for a #laugh . The best books for that are those that I find unexpectedly. Usually, when someone says a book is funny, I don‘t really have the same take on it. Different humors, I suppose! 🤷🏻‍♀️

But, this one had some pretty funny scenes to me. It also had some really touching scenes. Eleanor is a mess, and yet I couldn‘t help but cheer her on. #selfimprovementseptember

OriginalCyn620 I love this book so much! ❤️ 1w
TheBookKeepers Yes loved this one! 1w
mcctrish She is a mess and this book is all the feels ❤️ 1w
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I hope to read this one this year; it‘s been on my #tbr for far too long. #NeverForget #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan A classic. I've never got round to it either #stacked 1w
Cinfhen Lots of people read for #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor and they all gave it high praise 1w
lynneamch I want to read this one too after hearing him on NPR 1w
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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My #SelfCareSunday included being silly with the cats (poor #Zeke had a photo op) and putting up new images on my walls, thanks to my dad. My brother and sister in law gave me a layout with my cats for my birthday, and it now hangs in my living room. For the rest of the night, finish up laundry and read. #catsoflitsy #selfimprovementsept

Eyelit Aw! 😻 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 1w
Leftcoastzen 👏😻❤️ 1w
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QuietlyLaura Zeke is so cute! 😻❤️ 1w
Crazeedi Precious kitty!👋👋 1w
Mollyanna Love it 😍 1w
BookNAround Sweet boy! 1w
Tamra Sweet!! 1w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 🐱❤️ 1w
eri.reads Very nice and I ♥️ the 🎃! 1w
Librarybelle Thanks, @eri.reads ! 1w
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I love big, chunky #history books. This one is over 900 pages. No, haven‘t had a chance to read it yet. But, her book Book of Ages is amazing...tagged in comments! #RedRoseSeptember

Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure this book was on lots of Best lists last year 🤩 1w
arlenefinnigan I really enjoyed her book about Wonder Woman. 1w
akaGingerK I somehow hadn‘t connected the author of this book back to Book of Ages! That bumps this book higher on the TBRs 1w
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And with my last post, I‘ve completed the #A2Z portion of #BBRC ! My list is updated on my form, and I‘ve updated my records as well. Hopefully my holds start arriving next week to begin the #ER part of the challenge!

Daisey Congratulations! 2w
LibrarianRyan Who hop!!!⭐️👍💗⭐️👍💗 2w
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The Detective Dog | Julia Donaldson
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Dog Nell has a keen sense of smell. She is on the case when all of the books from the school disappear. There is humor and mystery in this book, and the illustrations complement the story very well. The rhyme is absolutely perfect and lends to a wonderful read aloud rhythm. A fun book for all ages! Letter D for #BBRC #A2Z

Tamra 💜 Julia Donaldson 2w
Librarybelle @Tamra This was the first book I read by her. Really good! 2w
LibrarianRyan Stacked. 2w
Tamra @Librarybelle we love her picture books! My favorite is 2w
Librarybelle @Tamra Thanks! 2w
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Remarkably You | Pat Zietlow Miller
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Guys - I got ready-eyed reading this one. This is such a positive book that exclaims no matter your talent or disposition (quiet, loud, outgoing, shy), each person makes a difference in his or her own way. The simple text express various interests and personas, and along with the illustrations, share how each young person can make a difference. If I still did story times at the library, this would be on permanent rotation! Letter R for #BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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One of these days, I‘ll have my library organized, so it will become my #FavoriteReadingSpot . Until then, I bounce around between comfy chairs around the house. My favorite part, though, is holding at least one cat whilst reading. #Vladimir has been so sociable lately. I think he senses I‘m going through some rough things and has taken every chance he can get to crawl into my lap, like right now in my library. #selfimprovementsept #catsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks He‘s beautiful!! I hope everything is ok!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cat! 2w
Leftcoastzen Aww😻hope things get better! Cats are like little nurses , they want to help & sense when you need support. 2w
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Librarybelle Thanks, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! My mental health isn‘t the greatest at the moment, but lots of cat purrs and good reading have helped. Litsy is such a great place! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Librarybelle @Leftcoastzen They definitely are! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
squirrelbrain @Leftcoastzen - I agree, my cats always used to give a bit of extra love when I needed it. @Librarybelle - sending positive thoughts and love your way ❤️ 2w
Clare-Dragonfly What a good boy 😻😻😻 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Librarybelle sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
kspenmoll Sending you ❤️. You so deserve it fir all you do for Buddyreads & just for being you. One of our cats is quite empathetic like that. I am so happy you have your kitty. 2w
erinreads Such a good boy! 😻 2w
LiteraryinLititz Sorry to hear you are going through a hard time. Sending strength and I‘m glad your cats are giving you extra love! (I‘m currently surrounded by 2 of my cats now, so I know how comforting it is) 2w
Librarybelle Thank you @Clare-Dragonfly and @erinreads ! 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @kspenmoll and @LiteraryinLititz ! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Mollyanna Sending positive thoughts and big hugs ❤️❤️❤️. You‘re an amazing person! Glad your kitties are helping. 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Mollyanna ! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Aww! Pets are awesome! 🐱❤️ 2w
Librarybelle @OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
gossamerchild Sending positive thoughts and wishes your direction 💖 I'm glad you're getting kitty snuggles, they definitely help. 2w
Dragon 😻 2w
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Shout out to Ada Lovelace, a woman with a #mathematics background, whose brilliance helped advance computer programming!

For me, Chiaverini‘s writing is hit or miss. I got this one in a subscription box and have yet to read it. However, I do like her ability to highlight women often obscured in history. #resroseseptember

arlenefinnigan Sounds really interesting! 2w
Cinfhen I agree with @arlenefinnigan who knew there were so many books about #mathematics?!?! 2w
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Starting this tonight...I should be reading other books, but Evelyn Hugo is calling to me... #BOTMbuddyread

MellieAntoinette So good!!! 2w
Crazeedi Love it 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She is awesome 💚💚 2w
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For those of us who are introverts, one of the many books out there on how we can function in a constantly noisy world. #selfhelpbook #selfimprovementsept

Crazeedi I'm so lucky to live in a quiet place, retired and just hubby and 48 acres. 1/2 mile from road, no neighbors, it's kinda paradise...I'm over noise and cant even do violence and destruction on tv anymore, grates my nerves 2w
Librarybelle @Crazeedi ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
TheDaysGoBy Sounds great! Stacked 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼❤️😊📚 2w
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No, No, Kitten! | Shelley Moore Thomas
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I love this book! And note, cats will listen to it as you read it aloud...I even had Sebastian walk by and rub the book. Kitten loves to get into things, but as the young heroine discovers, Kitten has a plan that is not a usual plan for kittens. This would be a fun, interactive story for story times with guessing what happens next; counting; and overall laughs and giggles. Letter N for #BBRC #A2Z

Just two letters left, and this part is finished!

rubyslippersreads This looks like a good one to read to my cats. They know the word no; they just choose not to understand it. 😹 2w
Librarybelle @rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 So true! 2w
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
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While basic in execution, this story tells of cooperation and camaraderie between siblings. Jinx and her little brother The Doom used to fight, until one day they decided to become superheroes and fight evil together. This reminded me of growing up with a younger sibling - we didn‘t play superhero, but we had more fun getting along than fighting.

Letter J for #BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
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