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LindsayReads

Joined September 2016

Punk ass book jockey☇omnivorous reader☇goodreads/yeaheavy
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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#bestofmarch #marchintorreading

Ha, my initial plan for today's layout didn't really work, so now we have a crude doodle of a medusa jellyfish. 🙄

And even though I've read 15 books this month, it doesn't feel like much (prob bc half were comics). I'm working on trying not to be too hard on myself that my reading has slowed this year and just enjoying what I am reading. Radical, I know.

PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like you had a great reading month!👌🏽 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder That's inspiring! I'm actually thinking to myself that I want to go home and set up a page for April! 2y
LindsayReads @PurpleyPumpkin Thanks! I did read a lot of good books. 🤓 2y
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LindsayReads Thanks, @Sace ! I never used to think about the bigger picture of my reading habits until Litsy came into my life (and this reading challenge). 😊 Hope you write out your reading, too! 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I've tracked on library thing, but mainly just books read per year. I know I can tag and stuff, but I don't. And honestly I rarely turn in my computer. Paper and pencil is a better way I think. Then I can just put it all on LT once a month. 2y
LindsayReads @Sace Do it! I look forward to spying if you post it. 😎 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I'm not much of an artiste 😂 2y
Reviewsbylola Sometimes I am hard on myself too. But really, it's supposed to be for fun. Easier said than done, I know!!! 2y
rachellayown Hey, that's great! Nothing to be hard on yourself about! 2y
LindsayReads @Reviewsbylola @rachellayown Thank you for the encouragement! 😚😚😚 2y
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Was She Pretty? | Leanne Shapton
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Three graphic novels I've really enjoyed on being young and figuring out your place in the world. #startswithuvw #marchintorreading

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These have been sitting by my desk since I got back to work. They contain Summer Reading Club items. I am in denial. If I don't open these, I don't have to deal with SRC, right? 😭😭😭😭😭😭 #librarylife

Brenley Sorry, but I'll be ready to get these kids out of my classroom for a couple of months! Lol! Good luck! I miss the librarian life sometimes! 2y
LindsayReads @Brenley Hahaha, I bet! It's the set up of SRC that I dread, more than the actual implementation. I've been working on revamping it for the past 3 years from being the hot mess my predecessor made it. 🤤 2y
BookInMyHands Oh, I hear you! We are revising our program this year to be less staff intensive, which will be great, but I have to rework EVERYTHING. So. Much. Work. 😳 2y
LindsayReads @BookInMyHands Yes! That is exactly what I've been doing. Who knew making it simpler would be so much work? Off-hand, how much do you ask kids to read? 2y
BookInMyHands We ask them to read 20 minutes since that's what our schools ask. We try to keep them in the reading habit. They get a book when they sign up, a coupon book for reading for 3 weeks, and a finisher prize at 6 weeks (although there are 10 weeks of SRP at our library). Then we have a bonus program to encourage kids to read different kinds of books. They can enter for a chance to win as often as they finish the sheet for an "experience" prize. 2y
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Like any good book fanatic, I have a closet full of totes. I get enough wear and tear on them that I try to keep to using just one at a time. My bestie bought this souvenir for me...she also sent me a photo of the Brighton library and made up Nick Cave lyrics with my name in them because she is dutiful and I love her.

#bookbag #marchintorreading

LeahBergen 😍 2y
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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces | Isabel Quintero
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#crazycovers #marchintorreading

It seems like everyone's divided on this one...you either love it or hate it. I personally love it and all the more after learning its context.

brownekr I loooooove this book, and I love the cover in theory but the background colour just doesn't quite work for me. 2y
Cinfhen GREAT choice for cover 💞 2y
LindsayReads @brownekr Ah, I love that color! It's so in your face! But I can understand if it rubs you the wrong way. 2y
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LindsayReads @Cinfhen Thanks! Love this one. 2y
Reviewsbylola It's very interesting. Not sure how I feel about it. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I do not like the cover, but I admit it made me want to know what the book was about. Added it to my TBR. 2y
LindsayReads @Sace It is a great book! 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder It sounds like it. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Ok. I just caved and bought it. On Kindle. That way I don't have to see the cover sitting on my nightstand. 😂 2y
LindsayReads @Sace 😂😂😂😂 2y
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Red: A Haida Manga | Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
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If you want to check out a truly unique and mind-blowing comic format, seek out Red: A Haida Manga. It gives classic Haida storytelling and imagery a manga sensibility. It is painted. AND its panels can be arranged to form a 13 FOOT mural. I mean, seriously.
#canadianauthors #marchintorreading

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Prisoner B-3087 | Alan Gratz, Jack Gruener, Ruth Gruener
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I can't decide whether I'm a chatty introvert or quiet extrovert, but there's something about conferences that really takes it out of me. Settling in with a glass of wine and ready to relax for a couple hours before hitting the hay in my lovely quietnoisy city apartment.

I won a signed copy of Prisoner B-3087 tonight! I've been eyeing it for a while, and after hearing Gratz talk about it this evening, I'm even more intrigued.

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Trouper | Meg Kearney
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Got to meet Meg Kearney and EB Lewis today--they won our picture book award for Trouper--and I got to introduce Lewis for a session today (just floored to have that honor). However much I enjoyed Lewis's work before, hearing him talk about his childhood, craft, and body of work has garnered lifelong admiration from me.

Didn't realize my colleague got multiple shots...looka me being all fangirly. 😊

ValerieAndBooks Wow, very cool 😊👍👏! 2y
LindsayReads @ValerieAndBooks They both are great! 2y
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I confess: I've never read Lovecraft and have no desire to, so maybe what irked me about this is due to my ignorance. I really liked the fact that Vellitt is a woman in her 50s(?) going on a solo quest, but otherwise, how is this supposed to be so feminist? All knowledge keepers are men, she seems to want to uphold the complacency of women, and then there was a reference to rape like it was NBD. Language was too flowery. Kinda boring euro fantasy.

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First day of conference was blessedly short, AND I got my two presentations out of the way. Returned home and put on my jammies ASAP for more novella reading! I finally got a good start on this at lunch today and apart from a little typical fantasy silliness, I think this is going to be fun!

And then Lois.

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I Am Princess X | Cherie Priest
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kalinichta 🤘 2y
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The Honest Truth | Dan Gemeinhart
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Oh yeah, Red Queen is totally a goth band

#marchintorreading #greatbandnames #maslsc

kalinichta I can already see the kohl eyeliner and teased red and black hair. 2y
LindsayReads @kalinichta YESSSSSSS! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 2y
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The Leveller | Julia Durango
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kalinichta There is a folk rock band called the Levellers. 2y
LindsayReads @kalinichta hahahaha nailed it 2y
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Forget Tomorrow | Pintip Dunn
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Forget Tomorrow is totally an emo band with a goth-y bent.

#marchintorreading #greatbandnames #maslsc

saresmoore And just a hint of screamo. 2y
LindsayReads @saresmoore oh definitely!!! 2y
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Why not do #marchintorreading, conference style! So many MG and YA #greatbandnames!

I imagine The Doublecross would sound like a ska-y Bad Brains.

#maslsc

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Because today's Binti binge has given me a sudden urge to read down the Tor novellas on my TBR...

Can we take a moment to lament how crappy #mapsinbooks appear on a basic Kindle screen? It's just cruel!

#booknerdproblems

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Truth. Also, Tor novellas are consistently phenomenal. 2y
LindsayReads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I am falling doen the rabbit hole of looking up even more Tor novellas! Rockin' Saturday night! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The Builders and Spiderlight are both on my TBR and both sound better than amazing. 2y
LindsayReads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Oooh! I'll have to check those out! 2y
Lupita.Reads 😩😩😩😩😩😊 2y
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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YAAAAAASSSSSSSSS. This book puts the first book into such perspective; really, the crux of the story actually seems to take off here. I was on the edge of my seat for most of it, and there is so much more magic and humor and mystery than the first Binti. In many ways, it has the feel of Okorafor's earlier MG & YA books. I love love LOVE getting into her magical worlds. Book 3 can't get here fast enough (September 12th?!?!?!!!)!

Sue I know! I wonder how many instalments there will be. 2y
LindsayReads @Sue Last I heard, Okorafor signed on for just the three in the series.... 😢 2y
Sue Oh, that makes me sad! I was hoping for more. I just love the characters and the universe. 2y
LindsayReads @Sue Agreed! 2y
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Kind of reminds me of Dr. Chef 💝💝💝

LectricSheep Yes!!!!!!!! ❤️ 2y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I loved this even more the second time around! Nnedi Okorafor creates some of my favorite world-building, frealz. I don't know why this didn't occur to me last year, but I now know my jelly needs to be named Okwu. (I find it somewhat entertaining that the critters in my Cannery Row sleeve are being named after characters in other books.🙃)

I am fed and ready to devour Binti: Home!

Keyoung Okwu + El Chavo Flapjack Foreva (edited) 2y
LindsayReads @Keyoung 🤙🤙🤙🤙 2y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Snuggling with my kitties, waiting for a delivery truck, on this cool, overcast day. I have a 3-day conference starting tomorrow, so I absolutely MUST be a bum today!

I love being in Binti's world again. She is definitely a superhero in my book.

#femalesuperhero #marchintorreading

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Time for a reread before I dive into Home!

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Shadowhouse Fall | Daniel José Older
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I somehow missed the new cover!

MarriedtoMrT That is gorgeous. 2y
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Unterzakhn | Leela Corman
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Oh! I loved this tale of Jewish twin sisters whose lives take divergent paths--one becomes a dancer and prostitute, the other a protégé of an OBGYN who performs illegal abortions. The stark black and white was just perfect for the turn-of-the-century New York setting, and the use of Yiddish really puts you right into their community. This is SO SAD but SO GOOD.

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Unterzakhn | Leela Corman
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Doing a little #porchreading on this gorgeous (if slightly stormy looking) evening!

Lacythebookworm How is it?!? I've been wanting to pick this one up 😍 2y
LindsayReads @Lacythebookworm I'm really liking it so far! 2y
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I admit, I rarely buy books *right* when they come out, but here are authors I'll buy without reading the book first at the library.

💯Daniel José Older
💯Nnedi Okorafor
💯Becky Chambers
💯Louise Erdrich
💯G. Willow Wilson
💯NK Jemisin
💯Lynda Barry
💯Sherman Alexie
💯Erika Moen
💯BKV for Saga
💯KSD for Bitch Planet

#autobuyauthors #marchintorreading

saresmoore AWESOME choices! 2y
stargazerblue49 Great choices! Rick Riordan is on my list! 2y
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Jealous of everyone's #nationalpuppyday photos... I hope to be in the position to own a dog one day. I did get to see one of my favorite dogs tonight for PAWS for Reading at the library. Here is a photo of King from sometime last year (sorry for the poor quality of the library's iPad).

stacybmartin Gorgeous dog! 💜 2y
LindsayReads @stacybmartin He's such a sweetie! 2y
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California Dreamin | Pénélope Bagieu
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I went into this with a lot of interest but without high expectations and was FLOORED by how much I loved it! The drama surrounding The Mamas & the Papas is just as juicy as you'd expect, but getting Cass's story is THE BEST. She was so talented and passionate and fought so hard against the haters in the best way she knew how. At first I wasn't thrilled with the art, but by the time I was about halfway through, I even loved that.

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I am not long for this world. #catsoflitsy

Suet624 😂😂 2y
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Trying to see what I've missed on Litsy tonight, and Oskar's apparently very interested, too.
#catsoflitsy

DebinHawaii Sweet kitty! 🐱❤️ 2y
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Bklover Oskar you are beautiful! 2y
LauraBeth 😻😻 2y
Hollie Hello Oskar! 2y
Loretta Hi Oskar! 2y
LindsayReads @booksandsympathy @DebinHawaii @Sace @Bklover @LauraBeth @Hollie @Loretta Oskar sez, "Thank you, thank you, all. I enjoy being a turd most of the time, but I trick my human into liking me by my snuggling tactics." 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder 😂😂😂😂 Yeah, his face in this picture is definitely turdy. I've got a turd just like him. 2y
LindsayReads @sace 😊😊😊 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Seriously that's the best cat face ever. 2y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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It took me a long time to get accustomed to audiobooks. I'm still not always the best listener, but now I don't know what I'd do without them! Here are the reasons behind why these particular ones are #awesomeaudiobooks:
🎧BF: Bahni Turpin is my fave reader
🎧BaC: Noah's life in his own voice is a MUST
🎧BB: I missed my exit--TWICE--on the highway because I was so 🤤
🎧HtBB: It's hilarious, pertinent, & you actually hear the Black Panel speak.

JenFowler Seems like Born A Crime is popping up on everyone's list! I need to get that one fo' sho! 👊👍 2y
LindsayReads @JenFowler You do! His delivery, of course, is fabulous and necessary if you're unfamiliar with African languages. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I just added Born a Crime and How to Be Black to my wishlist. 2y
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LindsayReads @Sace 🖐💥🖑 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Why doesn't my library have Born a Crime??!! In any format?! 2y
LindsayReads @Sace Oh gosh...yeah, it is only available through Audible atm... I indulged in the free trial month just to get it (and then canceled the subscription). Totally worth it. 😄 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder But still... They don't even have it in book form? Sometimes I'm amazed at the things my library doesn't have. 2y
LindsayReads @Sace Boo! I'm sorry!!! 2y
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Hung out with one of my good friends tonight from my rekkid sto days--this book was just hanging out on the coffee table, so of course I flipped through it and tried not to drool too much. Then I realized I needed to sneak in a #bookface obvs. 😂😂

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Rapunzel's Revenge | Dean Hale
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Read this again, this time for my book club. I just...I can't. I feel like a spoilsport. I like that Rapunzel is set on rescuing her mother, in theory I like the pseudo Wild West setting, I like a diverse cast. But...the diversity felt like it was being used as a ploy because of the many stereotypes found throughout. I'm not a huge fan of the art. And for as inventive as it was in retelling this fairy tale, something about it just seems boring.

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California Dreamin | Pénélope Bagieu
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Oh what the heck. I've already got three books going right now. Let's just add a fourth!

Reviewsbylola That sounds interesting! 2y
LindsayReads @Reviewsbylola It is just fantastic so far! 2y
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Rapunzel's Revenge | Dean Hale
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Totally slacked on rereading this fractured fairy tale for my kids book club this Wednesday. I felt ho-hum about it the first time around, but my clubbers are suuuper into this stuff. Gotta please the masses. 🙄 At least it's 77° on this vernal equinox! #porchreading!

LeslieO So jealous! I love porch reading! Not quite possible here yet. Still in the 30s 2y
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"No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose they are like himself."

This entire passage contains some of the most beautiful, melancholy, loving thoughts I've ever read. ?????????

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And #aseasoninthetitle adult books edition!
☃The Iron Tonic, or a Winter in Lonely Valley by Edward Gorey
🌱Arab Spring Dreams, ed. by Nasser Wedaddy and Sohrab Ahmari
☉Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
🍁When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön

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#aseasoninthetitle children's books I love edition:
☃Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen
🌱Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual by Kate Samworth
☉Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
🍁Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

tpixie Great covers, too! 2y
LindsayReads @tpixie Yes! The art is these are 🔥 2y
tpixie @LindsayReads 🎨🎨 2y
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I waited all day yesterday for inspiration on #setinthe1920s, which came only at bedtime. So maybe an art collection isn't the best use of "set in," but we're going with it. ?? Also, Man Ray ?????
#marchintorreading

diovival Loving this page flip pic!! 2y
LindsayReads @diovival Thanks! It was one way to get around posting nude photos 😂 2y
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"You know, when I was a girl, I used to read quite a bit."
"Oh, we all do strange things in our childhood."

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I am losing a little momentum on the main Princeless thread--as pointed out in my previous post, it's feeling a little sloppy and I'm not terribly into the wolf/elf/princes side story. There are two discussions that bookend this volume that feel pedantic (being a 30-something reading an all-ages comic could be part of the reason). Still, there were really fun elements... I suppose it's a pick b/c I'm not giving up just yet.

Keyoung I spy a new couch 😉 2y
LindsayReads @Keyoung YES! I feel like I have a new lease on life. You need to come over and sit on it and talk books and LIBRARIES. 2y
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HAPPY DANCE!!!! SUNDAY MORNING PRINCELESS BINGE!!

Yossarian Resuce? 2y
LindsayReads @Yossarian HAHAHAHAHAHAHA 2y
LindsayReads @Yossarian Totally missed that! 2y
LindsayReads @Yossarian Reason #1648034 I shouldn't do anything before I've had my morning coffee. 2y
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So excited to finally read an installment of the Science Comics series! I have a newfound interest in dinosaurs after listening to My Beloved Brontosaurus last month. This is a middle grade non-fiction comic (#ReadHarder all-ages comic!) that will surely appeal to tons of kids and adults interested in learning more. I loved the humor and the framing in this. Science is so freaking cool.

Aswenson My now 5 year-old has been obsessed with dinosaurs since he has 2. I'm pretty proud of my Dino knowledge now. 😄 2y
LindsayReads @Aswenson I hosted a preschool dino program with the science center last year, and the presenter said it was the only program they always had to send someone out with a paleontology background because inevitably a 4 yo is going to lay down some hardcore dino facts. Sure enough, that happened. 😂😂 2y
Aswenson I can totally see that happening, hilarious! 2y
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The Sofa | Bonamy Dobrée, Crebillon Fils
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Littens. LITTENS. LITTENSSSSSS!!!!!! I have a couch!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to read and relax so hard tonight.

Suzze Pretty! 2y
rachelm 💚💚💚 2y
Alfoster Nice!😀👊 2y
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BooksForEmpathy Yay!!! 2y
Julsmarshall Lovely! 2y
LeahBergen Nice!!! 2y
SuperPunkNinja Couches rock! 🤘 2y
rachellayown 👍👍👍 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder And what a lovely couch it is! 2y
LiteraryinLititz So cute!! 2y
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Women | Susan Sontag, Annie Leibovitz
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Check out this stunning photo anthology by the one and only Annie Leibovitz if you get a chance. Susan Sontag: "So this what women are now -- as different, as varied, as heroic, as forlorn, as conventional, as unconventional as this." #thebacksofwomen #marchintorreading

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When China began to open up in the 80s, Xinran created a radio show to give a voice to previously silenced Chinese women. #thebacksofwomen #marchintorreading

erzascarletbookgasm I heard this is so good..waiting for me on my shelf :) 2y
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Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships | Las Comadres Para Las Americas, Adriana V. Lopez
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Loved this collection of essays on the powerful bonds of Latina friendships. #thebacksofwomen #marchintorreading

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I'm going for a more figurative interpretation. Louis Leakey had the backs of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas. When science was *particularly* dominated by men, these women became pioneers in their fields of research partially due to Leakey's initial support. Do you have an alternative to #thebacksofwomen? #marchintorreading
(And yes yes, good morning, Oskar. You may snuggle now.)

saresmoore Oh, Oskar! 😻Also, I LOVE this interpretation! 2y
DiruVamp Look at those adorable little paws 😻 2y
Joybishoptx Beautiful kitty! 2y
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A Streetcar Named Desire | Tennessee Williams
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Oh yeah, I went to an orchid show today!

tpixie Fun!! 2y
britt_brooke 😂👏🏻 2y
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My mom set the bar high. These Boris Vallejo #bookplates were in all her books when I was a kid...whenever I saw one, I knew the book was serious business, and it instilled in me a love for the little boogers. #funfridayphot
@Liberty

SuperPunkNinja Your mom is cool! 😍😍😍 2y
LindsayReads @McShelfington She's something else. 😉 2y
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