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Mandigolightly

Mandigolightly

Joined July 2018

📚Librarian📚 💙Momma💙 👓 Geek 👓
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Pretty solid! Looking forward to the TV show! 4/5 ⭐️

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Interesting perspective!

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An absolute must read for any feminist. I loved it

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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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Gave me lots to think about

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Interesting. I could have done without the Puppy Surprise comparison, but hey.

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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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So...this is a new development!

Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🎉 2y
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s awesome!! 2y
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh. Welcome to my previous club. 2y
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Mandigolightly Thank you everyone! 2y
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I read this for the Popsugar challenge that was to read a book in a format that you don‘t normally read...which after frantically trying to decide what to do (as I read just about all formats!) I settled on “coffee table book.”

This one was really interesting. Serious academia mixed in with just beautiful bright pink illustrations

Reviewsbylola Absolutely gorgeous! 2y
Mandigolightly @Reviewsbylola it really was! 2y
RaeLovesToRead Ooh looks great! I'm doing an Audiobook for this prompt. It's the first one I've ever listened to! 2y
Mandigolightly @RaeLovesToRead if I had this prompt last year, that‘s what I would have done, but I‘ve been listening to a lot of nonfiction audio! 2y
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A little um, light weekend reading

Ruthiella I‘ll say! 😅 2y
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Swim, Mo, Swim! | David A. Adler, Jr.
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Last chunk for today are three of the ER selections: POC Character published within 5 years, Nonfiction ER and Indigo Girls. The Nat Geo Kids books always have a lot of great, accessible information, and the Living In... books are really accessible in Geography and Culture. Love them! Swim, Mo, Swim was extremely funny and cute. @LibrarianRyan , I need help finding a digital only ER book!

LibrarianRyan How do you read digitally? If by iPad I love Matthew Ryan. I think he is on kindle as well but don‘t quote me on that. 2y
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Ruby Finds a Worry | Tom Percival
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Jumping up to R in my #BBRC is Ruby Finds a Worry. I did this one for story time this week! From the author of Perfectly Norman, this book does an amazing job—both with words and illustrations—explaining worry and anxiety to wee ones. Five very enthusiastic stars

Butterfinger How adorable!!! 2y
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍💗 2y
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D, E, and F of my picture book #BBRC selection! Dewdrop is a great motivator, Edgar (and his sister Lenore) were a super fun take on the Tell-Tale Heart for little ones, and Festival of Colors was a great primer for Holi! Another 5 star collection

LibrarianRyan I‘m going to have to read a few of these. 2y
Clare-Dragonfly My toddler really likes the Edgar books! Edgar and the Tree House of Usher is his favorite. “Mama wead twee bwoke.” 😆🌳💀 2y
Mandigolightly @Clare-Dragonfly I love them! They‘re so cute! 2y
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amber_ldsmom So cute! What is #bbrc? I can‘t find the original post for it. 2y
Mandigolightly @amber_ldsmom Birth and Beyond Reading Challenge. It *was* on here, but if you can‘t find it, there‘s a list on Story Graph under reading challenges! 2y
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Cece Loves Science and Adventure | Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes
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A, B, and C on my #BBRC list! Love the positive STEAM and representation of Ada Twist and Cece, and Bunnies!!! was just a wildly fun read aloud. 5 stars to all

LibrarianRyan Nice! 2y
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Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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Favorites in YA mythology!

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Stargazing | Jen Wang
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A very moving middle grade graphic novel! It was insightful and had well-developed characters. The illustrations were delightful. My 10 year old also read it and enjoyed it. #libraryreads

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This series has been our Christmas tradition for the last three years, and my son (nearly 11 now) has enjoyed them immensely. I continue to love how Haig tempers all the cheer and magic of the holiday with real tragedy and depression.

This one had references that were a little too obviously about our modern political climate—which probably would have been okay if we‘d read it last year, but with everything going on this year it was...a lot.

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The Wickeds | Gayle Forman
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It wasn‘t *bad* but it just was kind of. Blah. Everyone was whiny and put-upon, all three generations, and it was just...really oversimplified. Also, I found the sexual violence against two of the characters to be completely unnecessary.

Eyelit Agreed! I read 4 out of the five in this series and only really liked 2 of them. I found the troll one so-so 2y
Mandigolightly @Eyelit the troll one was okay. I REALLY like the Cleaners. 2/5 of them used sexual violence as just a random plot point, with a third going for human trafficking. Like get it together 2y
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The Cleaners | Ken Liu
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I‘ve read other things by this author, and he really is a master of short form. The world building was exquisite on such a short piece. Very profound

Eyelit This one was so interesting! 2y
Mandigolightly @Eyelit agreed! It almost didn‘t fit the collection because it was so profound! 2y
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Auburn Public Library | Auburn, IL (Library)
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Mandigolightly @eri.reads are you enjoying it? 2y
eri.reads I am, but I think I enjoyed the first book more. I'm still early on. Only 34% in, so maybe it will get as good as the first. 🙂 2y
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kaysworld1 It started great but then fizzled out 2y
EmilyM Reading 2y
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Absolutely must read. Was blown away by how much misinformation and misogyny shaped what we think we know about what happened

Prairiegirl_reading I recently watched the ripper on Netflix and that was very the same as far as the misogyny. Infuriating! 2y
Lucy_Anywhere This is a great book! One of my top reads from last year 2y
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emmaturi I am reading this just now too! So good! 2y
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Book recs we put together at my library!

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Auburn Public Library | Auburn, IL (Library)
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The prompts for my library‘s adult reading challenge! The theme is “Reading Colors Your World”

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The Princess Game | Soman Chainani
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I‘ve just...outgrown stories where violence against women is just a fun narrative device. 2 stars only because I enjoyed the epistolary format.

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Hazel and Gray | Nic Stone
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I waffled between giving this 2 and 3 stars. The writing was great, but the story felt like it was too big for short form.

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The Prince and the Troll | Rainbow Rowell
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This is the absolute definition of a modern fairy tale

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The Prince and the Troll | Rainbow Rowell
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Rainbow Rowell, the Prince and the Troll

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And now Goodreads!

LeslieO I just tried to set my goal and I think Goodreads is broken! It said too many visitors, try later. Haha! 2y
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And here we go! Happy new year all!

blithebuoyant I can‘t set my goal! Ugh 2y
Mandigolightly This is Storygraph! Goodreads won‘t let me yet! 2y
IamIamIam I was having an issue finding it on Goodreads also... I thought it was just user error! Lol... good luck!! 2y
julesG Happy New Year! 2y
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Jemgirl2014 "The Twelve Dates of Christmas". Almost done. ? 2y
Mandigolightly @Jemgirl2014 awesome! Are you liking it? 2y
Jemgirl2014 @Mandigolightly Oh, my gosh, yes! Very different from your typical comical 12 blind dates gone wrong plot. Also, I love how the characters are in their 30s and have real depth and maturity. A perfect Christmas romance for sure. 😊 2y
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Freespirit I am reading another Michael Connelly 2y
Scochrane26 Going to finish Geekerella & start Ayesha at Last. 2y
Blueberry Mr. Dickens and His Carol 2y
Augustdana Just started luster!!! 2y
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Cinfhen I love the font 2y
Mandigolightly @Cinfhen it‘s homemade apple from Canva! 2y
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The Listeners | Anthony J. Quinn
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Hey littens! I‘m almost done with my current nonfiction audiobook and I‘m looking for a new one!
I‘m looking for some good, chill nonfiction as we head into the holiday season—not necessarily holiday themed, but trying to avoid my usual heavy stuff while I‘m decorating cookies!

Thanks!

annahenke This is such an amazing audiobook! 2y
CoffeeNBooks I really enjoyed listening to Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe. 2y
Cortg My favorite nonfiction audiobook is Trevor Noah‘s, Born a Crime. David Sedaris is always good on audio. 2y
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Forgot to post this! Book #56 of 2020, 4/5⭐️

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I didn‘t like this as much as I thought I would. A large part of that is likely due to the book‘s age. Much of the language and perspectives are extremely outdated 2/5 ⭐️
Book #57 of 2020

Prairiegirl_reading Thanks for the review, helps me get that one of my tbr! 2y
JessNevertheless Great perspective! I hated this book and never could articulate why but the outdated-ness was certainly a part of it 2y
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Rose Madder | Stephen King
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Library patrons are some of the most wholesome, hilarious people

julesG 😁 2y
marleed That‘s too cute!! 2y
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Well that‘s intense

Buechersuechtling Yepp. Not soon to forget but the part about tedious drudgery sadly resonates with me more often than it does not. – But it‘s 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ by now, so everything will get better. 🥳 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Today in “stuff you find in a library book” someone covered up all the (completely non-pornographic) cleavage in this how-to-draw book. They covered it up with paper and tape, and several of the pages/illustrations have been ripped out entirely

AkashaVampie wow!!! I would return the library book and tell them what u found. (edited) 2y
Mandigolightly @AkashaVampie I‘m the librarian 🤣🤣 we found it on the shelves like that. It hasn‘t been checked out the entire time I‘ve worked here 2y
Librarybelle So annoying! I feel your pain as a fellow librarian...the things we find on the shelves 😂 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly Though TBH I don‘t think I‘d want to learn to draw from someone who draws like that! 2y
Mandigolightly @Clare-Dragonfly I mean sure but also if it‘s not your jam, don‘t check it out right? Don‘t check it out and deface it 2y
Clare-Dragonfly That is absolutely true. I would never do such a thing no matter how much I disliked a book. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Not cool to do that to a library book but I'd find it hilarious if it was found at a used book sale. 2y
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Very interesting, though a bit dry 3/5⭐️

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I did the audio book of this one, which was great, but I also felt like I was missing out on what I was sure was great supplemental material in the physical copy—so I ordered it from the library. I was not wrong

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Slippery Creatures | KJ Charles
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5 stars! The first actual read that‘s made it through covid brain!

CarolynM I loved this one too. Can't wait for the next book. 2y
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Today‘s #bbrc A-Z Picture Book! I ALREADY loved Llama Destroys the World, so couldn‘t wait for this one. This author also does Tiny T Rex and the Impossible Hug, Tiny T Rex and the Very Dark Dark, and Don‘t Feed the Coos, all of which are adorable to a wild degree

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Holes | Louis Sachar
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Virtual story time with my chapter book kids! #librariansoflitsy

Mrs_B I love this book! 2y
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Vamos! Let's Go Eat | Ral the Third
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My last #bbrc today! This one is ¡Vamos! Let‘s Go Eat! This one would be fun to read to kiddos BUT it would require pre-reading from non-Spanish speaking parents. There‘s a helpful glossary in the back, that will really help you in the inevitable “what does that mean?” throughout the book. I found the illustrations super crowded, as well, but still a fun read!

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We Are Water Protectors | Carole Lindstrom
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Another #bbrc picture book! We Are Water Keepers is an amazing story told from an indigenous POV. And look how beautiful these illustrations are!

Clare-Dragonfly That is absolutely gorgeous! 2y
Mandigolightly @Clare-Dragonfly right?? 2y
Clare-Dragonfly Not only do I want the book, I want the picture for my wall. Or maybe my desktop background. 2y
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Mabel: A Mermaid Fable | Rowboat Watkins
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#bbrc started today, and I‘ve gotten a jump on new picture books for the A-Z. This is Mable: A Mermaid Fable. It...didn‘t make much sense but was cute!

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Listening to this audiobook at work before we opened today. It‘s a super serious book with a super serious topic. What part does my boss hear, you ask? The random sidebar about the USSR experimenting with orgies for productivity. Honestly, my life

Scochrane26 😂 2y
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Junebug | Cherie Doyen
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This was a real audio-heavy month, but that‘s okay! One day my attention span will recover from plague and unrest but June wasn‘t to be!

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I‘ve recently been listening to a lot of nonfiction audiobooks and I‘m LIVING for it. I love biographies and micro histories the most. What are some of your recs, littens?

Booksnchill The Five was my 5⭐️ nonfiction- especially good on audio- taking back the histories of the women killed by Jack the Ripper- NOT a Ripper book, a book about the women (who were not all prostitutes- newspaper sensationalism and societal prejudice) 2y
Schnoebs Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Norwegian Wood by Lars Mytting, Culinary Reactions by Simon Quellen Field, and The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. I listened to all of these on audio and absolutely loved them! 2y
Scochrane26 Gabrielle Union‘s book. Born a Crime. Both excellent audiobooks. 2y
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Aseleener Anything by Erik Larson. 2y
Emilymdxn My favourite history book of all time was The Warmth of Other Suns, which tells the story of black Americans moving from the south to the north in the twentieth century through the lives of a few individuals. I read it a few years ago but I still think about it all the time, so good 2y
JackOBotts @Aseleener and I are on the same wavelength- Erik Larson. I loved Devil in the White City. Just started Splendid and the Vile. 👍🏼 2y
Trashcanman Anything by Noam Chomsky 2y
wanderinglynn I recently enjoyed Me by Elton John, The Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson, Into the Magic Shop by James Doty, and Oliver Wendell Holmes by Stephen Budiansky. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Scochrane26 I‘ll second both of those!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This memoir is unique and sciencey, I loved it 2y
Mandigolightly Thanks everyone! 2y
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So I‘m reading this, and there‘s this but about how King John (a la Robin Hood fame) imprisoned his young nephew, Prince Arthur, and I looked up more about it. This paining has really stayed with me. It‘s Prince Arthur with Hubert de Burgh, who guarded the young prince during his imprisonment.