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MaggieCarr

MaggieCarr

Joined January 2018

I buy, barter, and borrow all genres for all ages. I read cross format, both released and pre-released. Librarian by day and avid reader by night.♡
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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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Can't believe I've read all three titles this year and was so apprehensive about it. I love that previous characters continue showing up in the latest books. I think I've said this before but the characters and what drives them, their childhood and histories complete the character development perfectly making them more than just romance stories but really give the stories an arc that just works.

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Dear Justice League | Michael Northrop
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Newest advanced reader previewed by the kids after reading it together as a family.

Expected publication: August 6, 2019 for ages 6-12
Short stories × graphic novel × epistolary

The Justice League come together with a single message, that they aren't always perfect, sometimes they have to try again, they worry about peer pressure, bad ideas and teamwork just like everyone.

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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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Eeek! I kept snapping at my family today because they were interrupting the last few chapters of The Au Pair and I was so engrossed. This book took me on a journey through emotions and what-would-I-do thoughts. It felt like a tangled mess and for some reason I kept thinking of the old movie Mystic Pizza while reading. I did kinda see things pulling together at points but was so into the story I kept hiding from my family in effort to finish. 4.5☆

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Becoming Us: A Gather Novel | Robin Jones Gunn
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Let's be honest when you find your "people" aka ladies who fangirl over fictional characters you create a book club to gush over all things series related. Even better? Our group was chosen to test a downloadable author pack ♡ In a podcast just released this week, author Robin Jones Gunn even mentions us! If we weren't already swooning, now we are even more! Check out #ThatSoundsFunPodcast https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=62643639&refid=asa

wanderinglynn That‘s so cool! 💜 5d
BookDragonNotWorm I want a reading tribe too! You're so lucky! 5d
Crazeedi Love the aprons!❣❣ 5d
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MaggieCarr @BookDragonNotWorm in all honesty, it came together so easily. When I heard a new title was coming out I created a public event party of Facebook and was shocked to learn so many of my friends also enjoyed the same author. Many didnt know each other, but due to our gathering are becoming friends now too ♡ we even have our next gathering planned. All you can do is try. Good luck! 4d
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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I needed a quick Rom-Com after reading the believability of Internment, Christina Lauren hasn't let me down yet. Sometimes these can be a bit overboard steamy-wise but this one was perfect. While swapping places as twins has been overdone, the rest of the characters balanced out the plot perfectly. I'll never look at buffets without thinking of Ethan, or of horrendous bridesmaid gowns without remembering Olive. P.S. serial cheaters are the worst!

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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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This is supposed to be dystopian, yet with so many details it makes it feel as if the horribleness that is this storyline is believable. Tomorrow believeable. I pray that there is a profound understanding that only God may judge us and that we can all live in peace. Rise up, speak out. Don't let people get so much power that they lose themselves and instead of learning from history, they repeat it with devastating consequences.

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Camp | Kayla Miller
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Started at bedtime Thursday and finished at daycare Friday. At pick-up... "Mom! I finished Camp! Their camp was 2 weeks long! I like when Willow was playing the drum like bum bum bum bum. It was a beautiful sound. They did art and science and cooked hotdogs on tree sticks! The map helped me know where everything was and I like that they made new friends and stayed friends too. This book gets 5☆s for being the best story I ever read!" -age 7

MelissaSue81 I have this out from the library for my girls to read. My eldest read Click by the same author as well. 2w
MaggieCarr @MelissaSue81 She asked me if Willow and Olive have another story. I'll have to get it ASAP! Thanks! 1w
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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Wow. Supposed to be dystopian but this storyline is tomorrow-believeable.

Bklover No kidding! 1w
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Mera: Tidebreaker | Danielle Paige
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I'm a fan of the fins. So when tasked to read Manga, not my go to genre, I was elated to find this story. While Mera and Arthur are of the sea, it wasn't quite what I expected. Not bad, but not what I expected. Question for those who did read Mera, is it the prologue for the Aquaman movie?

P.S. Garage sale day 2: bust. No customers :(

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Mera: Tidebreaker | Danielle Paige
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City-wide garage sale and not many buyers. Lucky for me, I have plenty of books to read while we wait.

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Walk the Edge | Katie McGarry
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With every YA books I read/live/experience I'm still floored to hear people refer to teens as only having two moods: angsty and dramatic. The reality is they are so much more attuned to all the feelings adults choose to ignore. These characters were flawed, and they were delt so many different social issues that they faced and grew from: labels, expectations, bereavement, anger, suicide, love, parental relationships, sibling relationships, etc.

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Lonnie by Freeda Schwietert Helmuth
I was raised by an Amish lady whom all of us babysitting kids referred to as Grandma Freeda. But she wasn't just a sitter, she was also a foster parent to 46 kids in 25 years. One was Lonnie, born to an unwed teen with a hole in his heart and many other medical problems, he wasn't expected to live to 18 months old yet he lived to be 42y, 9m & 14d! A worthy reread.

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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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When I learned of another time switch author, I was excited as I really enjoy Rachel Hauck, but this one was different than I expected. I didn't expect this book to have a stronger political storyline than romance. The story felt like a sophisticated Letters To Juliet (movie from 2010) to me. I didn't dislike it enough to DNF but wasn't finding excuses to keep reading either.

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Represented my library today in the Independence Day Parade. We have yard signs to share with our community and I used one while walking. Others pushed our book carts and passed out our programs fliers, flags, and glow sticks. #Blessed

DGRachel Fun! 3w
Librarybelle That‘s awesome! 3w
MaggieCarr @DGRachel it really was! Hot (95°F) but so fun. :) 3w
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MaggieCarr @Librarybelle Thanks! I'm in charge of our Community Connections committee, our goal is to represent the library outside the brick and mortar. I hope our customers enjoyed seeing us, as we did them. 3w
Megabooks Sweet!! 3w
jillrhudy Yay!!! 3w
MaggieCarr @Megabooks so so hot! Lol 2w
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Happy 4th of July, to my fellow Americans. Thankful for the ability to read whatever I want, in a world where not everyone can say the same due to illiteracy, privilege, and laws. #IndependenceDay #USA #4THofJuly

Drocchio03 What a beautiful centerpiece. Happy Fourth! 🇺🇸 3w
MaggieCarr @Drocchio03 thanks! My friend @bloomingbooksbycha on Instagram made the book page flowers 🥰📚🌼🌸 3w
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A book by an indigenous women ✔
I underestimated this title. I thought, oh this will be a quick easy read to complete a task. Wrong. I have Native American blood in my own family line and yet I have allowed society to cloud my lense on people I know little about. I'm humbled. Art, poetry, interviews, and more, this collection definetly made me rethink what I know and what I thought I knew about a culture as old as it is modern.

Soubhiville Hi Maggie! 👋 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. 👊🏻📚 3w
MaggieCarr @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks Barbara! It really has opened my perspective. I hope you get a chance to read it. My library didn't have it, so I borrowed from another. Hope you have a great weekend! 3w
MaggieCarr @Soubhiville Hello! I love your hair! I not so secretly desire to be a mermaid when I grow up and with that comes hair in many colors. 🧜‍♀️🥰 3w
Soubhiville Thanks 😊. You should do it! 3w
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Full review on Goodreads.com/MaggieCarr
It was nice to introduce a theme about embracing your own differences and being your own hero thanks to this title. The science behind "eating" sunlight yielded a fun plant life discussion for us. I liked the origin story, how Swamp Kid came to live with his adoptive parents. The text and illustrations reflect and interracial, interfaith family that doesn't let differences keep them from loving one another.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Ohmigosh—your kids are adorable! 3w
MaggieCarr @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks! My husband and I are definetly blessed. I couldn't be more excited to be raising readers. ♡ 3w
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Nowhere but Here | Katie McGarry
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Sons of Anarchy × West Side Story × YA
Family isn't always what we think, sometimes it's more than blood. I absolutely loved the step-dad in this book. That role is often given negative traits, so this was a nice change.

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Nothing = reading

Karisa Just add in multiple interruptions from kids and pets and that's about right for me too. 🤣 3w
Susannah I do this exactly, and I don't even have kids. 😀 3w
kezzlou85 Relate to this so much. 3w
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MaggieCarr @Karisa for real though! 😂 3w
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Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Unlike any I have ever read before from this author, told in a first person letter to his son sharing destinct memories of preparenthood and being a father. The sarcasm and humor, the punch in the gut feelings of love are so accurately described, I felt the emotions myself. Warning: a few spots had me snort out loud, it's a good thing I wasn't drinking at the time or I'd have spewed liquid all over the book. Go now. Read. Enjoy.

Jeannie I haven‘t read this one but I really enjoy his sense of humor. 3w
Soubhiville I haven‘t read this one yet either. I do love him though. I just picked up Us Against You last weekend. 😊 3w
MaggieCarr @Jeannie my notes were wrong. I thought that it didnt come out this fall but then my preorder showed and and I couldn't have been more excited! It took me awhile to get into Ove (my first Backman) but once I got used to his writing, boy did the emotions roll in. The humor was much needed and hit me exactly right at this time in my life. 3w
MaggieCarr @Soubhiville I was so excited to get Us Against You that I read through it in two sittings. He is such a talented author. 3w
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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I'm always down for a romantic comedy, regardless if it is on film or between the pages of a book. So while this book was totally predictable it was a fun, quick read with oodles of romantic comedy film details. If you are looking for a closed-door romance to cleanse your pallet between heavier topic reads, this book is for you.

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We Speak in Storms | Natalie Lund
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Spending the afternoon in the ER with my mom was not how I planned my day, but at least I have a book in my bag.

TheLibrarian Hope everything will be ok. 4w
Spillmrj BOOKS: Don‘t leave home without one... 4w
Soubhiville I hope it worked out alright. Did you like this book? I love the title. 3w
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MaggieCarr @TheLibrarian It's been a rough week of ct scans and mri tests but we'll know more next week. Thanks for keeping mom in your thoughts. 3w
MaggieCarr @Spillmrj the 11th commandment! 😂 3w
MaggieCarr @Soubhiville lots of distractions, I'm half way though it. So far so good. 3w
Spillmrj Right 3w
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Challenge -Read a book in translation, by a female author ✔
I'll be honest, I mostly picked this up because the book was thin and I figured it would be a quick read to complete a task. What I didn't expect was to find a neuro diverse character, Keiko Furukara, who like Eleanor Oliphant or Stella Lane (The Kiss Quotient) just operate differently in day to day life even when it's against conventional society norms.

MarriedtoMrT You had me at Eleanor Oliphant. 1mo
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This story could have been 5☆ for me, I'm always up for a good romantic comedy. Yes, the storyline has been overdone: big brother's best friend returns home to discover friend's little sister has grown up. Regardless, the story had great potential, the backstory and character development was good. HOWEVER... THE GAUDY SEX SCENES WERE TOO MUCH! They felt disconnected from the characters and I hated it and had to skip ahead in places. What a loss :(

WanderingBookaneer That‘s how I felt about 1mo
Heatherfeather @WanderingBookaneer The romance industry is now packaging "standard" romances (with open-door sex scenes) as more women's fiction-y. And I feel like it's confusing the readers. Tessa Bailey is known for the sex in her books, and yet you'd never know it by this cover. ? 1mo
charl08 I thought this cover was a bit syrupy, but then I'm not a fan of the 6 pack ones either. 1mo
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Superman of Smallville | Art Baltazar
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"Superman had cool powers." -my 7 year old
"I loved all of the pictures." -my 4 year old
2 of 2 #arc bedtime story

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Superman of Smallville | Art Baltazar
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(1 of 2) First time for everything, I read an #arc to the kids as a bedtime story. This review is mine and 2 of 2 will be theirs. As a mediocre fan of Superman, with a working knowledge of the story, I struggle to rate this beginner graphic novel because of its simplicity. It is clearly an elementary reading level with soft cartoon like illustrations, so I'm very curious as to what my 4 and 7 year olds think compared to my adult perspective.

GondorGirl Art and Franco are awesome people. I adore most of their work... especially Tiny Titans and Patrick the Wolf Boy. I have a few little ones who will be excited to read this one. 1mo
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Novella ✔ Many people who don't know the ins and outs of Amish life may feel this novella could never happen. That abortion would never be considered an option for those who live the plain life nor that they would own a cell phone. I can 100% disagree with you. Living in a community known for it's Amish population, I can attest that this novella is the most accurate depiction of the Amish I have ever read. Not a cozy read, but accurate!

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Cozy mystery challenge - ✔
The title drew me in (love me some coffee), the location intrigued me (25 minutes from my hometown), and I was only half correct in my assumption of 'who done it'.
3.5☆ and now I have to talk myself into keeping my Saturday plans that involved biking the path where some of the vandalism took place in the story. LOL

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The Memory House | Rachel Hauck
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What do you call a genre that has duel narratives, both past and present that weave together to create a beautiful story? I have no idea, but Rachel Hauck does it effortlessly every time. She is an author I know I'll enjoy no matter what I read by her. Her words paint vivid pictures while I read, as if I'm watching it all play out in my head. 5☆

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Each night for the last six weeks, our family has read a few of the biographies in this book. Many were women in the Bible, others civil rights leaders, activists, martyrs and more. I learned a lot and was challenged, even as an adult, in my faith after reading their stories of selflessness and true in our one truth God. We finished the last 12 this morning on our roadtrip and had great discussion about how we can share our faith with others. 5☆

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Books written in verse and poetry are always stumbling blocks for me to read myself. Thank goodness for audiobooks when it comes to these genres, even better... when they are narrated by the author. So much emotion translates through the words.

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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This book was easy to follow and didn't need much thought. I chuckled to myself at parts because, ignoring the arranged marriage storyline, I treated a guy with the same distaste as Dimple and was flat out mean to him when we first met. I married that same guy 27 months later. This was a cute story, simple romance, with a coming into oneself progression. I enjoyed the little glimpses of what Indian life, family, and culture can be like.

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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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While I enjoyed the multi POV of Two Can Keep a Secret, I figured out the killer early on. Of McManus' two books in this series, so far, I definitely preferred One Of Us I Lying over this one.

BookDragonNotWorm Ditto! 😁 1mo
LibrarianRyan It‘s actually not book 2. It‘s just in the same world. She has a direct sequel coming out next year. 1mo
LibrarianRyan This is the direct sequel. 1mo
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MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan Goodreads fail :( 1mo
LibrarianRyan @MaggieCarr yeah, overeager gr “librarians” 1mo
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SLAM!: The Next Jam | Pamela Ribon
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In my next life I want to be a jammer with serious wheeler rage and huge bruises earned from a won bout. In my next life I won't be timid. Quiet. Afraid to let my body tell me I can't do what my heart tells me I can be capable of. Until then I'll read about my hearts desire and live it out in my dreams. I'm going to my second roller derby bout on Saturday night. I'd need a good literary name to call myself. Any recommendations?

ravenlee Killer Mockingbird? 2mo
MaggieCarr @ravenlee just left a bout. 'Splatticus Finch' was a visiting player! 1mo
ravenlee Nice! 1mo
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Front Lines | Michael Grant
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✅ Read an alternate history for Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge. Having never sought out this genre before, I was pleasantly surprised to have a familiar face appear in my book search. It's been nearly 7 years since I saved Mr. Grant from consuming a beverage with a dead gnat in it at a conference. I didn't know he was a famous author (& husband to another famous author who also dined with us, Katherine Applegate) until after our meal. 4☆

LibrarianRyan I didn‘t realize Michael Grant is married to Katherine Applegate. 2mo
MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan small literary world. Huh? CeCe Bell is married to Tom Angleberger too. Did you know that? My husband could care less about my surplus of useless facts lol 2mo
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My 6 year old brought home her first book report and I'm elated! #RaisingReaders

JennyM Your 6 year old is a superstar! (edited) 2mo
Velvetfur That's soooo cool! 👍😁 2mo
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I have this guilt that if I don't like all books written about librarians or libraries I'll be shunned from my career with the written word. However, this book was simply just meh for me. I finished it but wasn't overly invested in the characters beyond loathing the father. Oh well, on to the next book.

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I'm gonna be quite frank and say not many books have made me as mad as Period Power. It took me over two months to read because I was so angry I almost didn't want to finish, yet most of it was from a perspective I had never considered before. Why does the pink tax still exist when Rogaine & Viagra are tax exempt? Why are menstrual products rarely listed as needs for homeless shelters? Pads & tampons should be readily available for all in need!

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I know Martha cares for her parents until their death. The book tells me that much. But I'm not loving this book, the only reason I haven't bailed is because I've convinced myself she needs revenge for how awful her father was. Why she would feel the need to care for him instead of leaving him, is beyond me. I hope she does something soon before I give up on this book!

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Binti (Binti, #1) | Nnedi Okorafor
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I consider myself an all genre reader. Not much trips me up but Binti did just that. I tried audio first but couldn't understand the narrator (not her fault, dialects can be tricky, when listeners are HOH). So I got the physical book but struggled pronouncing words as I read them. Not wanting to give up, I ended up pairing the two- listening with the book in front of me. Anyway, it worked and helped a lot. I won't be continuing with the series. 2☆

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m HOH also, and audiobooks are both awesome and difficult. My aids are Bluetooth, which means the audiobooks come right into them. But accents and faster paced voices can be so difficult. I‘m glad you found a work around. 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I read all three of these and had trouble figuring out what the hype was all about. They were okay, but not the best thing I‘ve read this year. If I didn‘t own all three when I started reading I probably wouldn‘t have finished them. 2mo
MaggieCarr @BarbaraTheBibliophage jealous! I consider mine G.I. Government Issue. They were dated when I finally got though all the paperwork to receive them. I know their longevity is a ticking time bomb but my insurance will only cover 50% of 1 aid every 3 years. :( 2mo
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MaggieCarr @Ashley_Nicoletto I'm glad I won't be missing out on something great in the next two books. No harm, no foul, but too many books and not enough time always trumps a book that doesn't give me all the emojis :) 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MaggieCarr It‘s not right. Hearing isn‘t optional. My hubby and I both need them. We dread the times we need to replace them. 🙄 2mo
MaggieCarr @BarbaraTheBibliophage agreed! Do you supplement with sign at all? 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MaggieCarr Not yet but the time is coming. I‘d like to sign when Mr. B has his aids out. The yelling gets old ... 2mo
MaggieCarr I read a unique YA ARC this spring that will come out in a few months. In it, different font styles represent verbal vs. sign language. I really enjoyed it. If you do reading challenges, it would count as #ownvoices... anyway, worth watching for :) 2mo
tpixie @Betty @MaggieCarr ‘s post right before mine might interest you 3w
Betty Thanks @tpixie ! Interesting conversation. I cannot imagine living without ASL or signs! 3w
tpixie @Betty they are essential! And I thought this would be interesting (edited) 3w
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A Promise Is Forever | Robin Jones Gunn
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There aren't a lot of books that I read over and over. However this series is one that I do. The Christy Miller volumes are short and sweet and over the years her and her forever friends (numerous series, characters transitions in and out) have become like friends. I "see" them in my world, I "hear" their quirks and mantras in my head, I remember them when I see a coconut or drink tea. So, I'll continue re-reading them in every season of my life.

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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5☆☆☆☆☆ Awesome book! I'm always worried for the second book from an author that writes such an amazing debut. 'The Kiss Quotient', in this case. However, I may have enjoyed this one even more. I loved Esme's strong drive, and how the culture/language break redefined the shadowed view of the autism spectrum in adult men. They both learned a lot from each other through their arranged relationship. Even better, the sub family storylines. Stack this!

Liatrek I order this one with my Mother‘s Day B&N gift card❤️ I can‘t wait to read it 😊 2mo
MaggieCarr @Liatrek great choice! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 2mo
LibrarianRyan I finished this yesterday too. I 100% agree 2mo
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MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan I feel like we are often reading the same books at the same time. Is it weird that I like that? I just assume you will comment now lol 2mo
LibrarianRyan @MaggieCarr that is weird. Currently reading. 2mo
MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan Hahahahahaha 2mo
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It took me a while to pick up 'Everything, Everything'. As a mom, that story made me angry with the mother, while also finding sympathy for her. In return for the emotional rollercoaster that book gave me, I held off reading this one as punishment LOL. I can get on a soapbox about kids and immigration law and just wasn't ready to dive into this one until now. Hallelujah for the epilogue. 3.5☆

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Becoming Us: A Gather Novel | Robin Jones Gunn
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This book was exactly what I needed at this point in my life. I'm mourning lifelong friendships that are getting too hard to maintain and in a season of feeling uninvited, and unknown. It's the beginning of a series (sub-series if you read all of this author's books, as many characters shift series to series) but it could be read alone. I loved that the story didn't have a huge climax, it felt like real day-to-day life. New friends, connecting. 5☆

Prettytears I enjoy quiet books of this sort, there's always that day when reading them is exactly what you need😊 2mo
MaggieCarr @Prettytears exactly! Best yet!?! I bought it, now I can experience this feeling of peace everytime I see it on my bookshelf. ♡ 2mo
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Becoming Us: A Gather Novel | Robin Jones Gunn
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For me and my crew, book club at my house.

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Meet Cute | Helena Hunting
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"Meet Cute" : defined as the moment when two opposite protagonists meet for the first time in a story, movie, or on stage. Fun storyline, though the endless reminders of how cute/hot/buff/adorable etc etc Daxton is was over the top. I got it, he's cute, girls flock to him. Reminding me throughout the entire book is unneccessary. Anyway, 3.5☆, cute rom-com, get the bad guy, drawn together in grief is worth your time. Some descriptive sex.

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Practicing breaking the stigma by reading about menstruation in public.

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Carlos was introduced in 'The Wedding Date' (2018) as will the main characters in 'The Wedding Party' (July 2019). While Carlos & Nik's rebound relationship turns into more, no surprise there, I was more impressed by the side storylines: Nik's best friends, Carlos' tight family relationships, but most impressive was the clear, strong message about how easy it is to wake up in an emotionally abusive relationship. Recovering from that isn't easy.

Kloves2read I keep seeing great reviews for this Book! I just moved it up a few spots on my TBR pile. 😊 3mo
MaggieCarr @Kloves2read great plan! I would also recommend preordering book 3 coming out this summer or getting on hold for it at your library before its released :) 3mo
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Americans everywhere are flocking to the children's section and asking how to get a library card...
21 days (10.5 hours worth of playing sans commerical breaks) and he's accumulated $1,608,630 so far...
And yet there are those that say libraries are no longer relevant!

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The Thousandth Floor | Katharine McGee
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I've waited a long time for this trilogy, wanting to read them back to back once they were all written. I was so disappointed in the first one I'm not even continuing on in the series. Everyone I spoke to loved it and I thought it just fell short.

LibrarianRyan Finally someone else who thought as I did. I was expecting so much more. Not a gossip girl wanna be. The building would have made for incredible world building if it was explored better. If it had truly been the mystery/thriller it proclaimed to be rather than a high society snob fest. 3mo
MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan yes! Yes! Yes! 3mo
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