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Joined March 2016

I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.
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Today I went digging around in the old files to see if I could find our Trustee bylaws. Instead, I found this amazing list of all the Trustees since 1897! The longest term served was 33 years.

Crazeedi That is very cool!! 2d
NHLibrarian @Crazeedi It made my day. There was also circulation and librarian pay data going back to 1916! 1d
Crazeedi @NHLibrarian that's so great to have those records! 1d
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Started this book yesterday and I‘m really loving it! But the weather was also perfect, so being on the lake was a must.
☀️🛶🌳

Hoopiefoot Beautiful! 2w
NHLibrarian @Hoopiefoot Days like yesterday really help make up for enduring March weather 😆 2w
Suet624 Good for you!!!! 1w
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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Pickpick

A not overly complicated YA about two people who find each other and help one another to understand life and figure themselves out.

Bonus shot of my desk 🤓

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Untitled | Unknown
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This was under the heading “Exceptional Gifts.” It‘s that alright 😂
#weeding #librarylife

(Actual book not in Litsy: Afghan-Stitch Crochet.)

LibrarianJen 🤣🤣🤣 ugly sweater spring edition 1mo
LeahBergen I just snort-laughed. 1mo
NHLibrarian @LeahBergen I‘ve been at this job almost 5 years and finding this stuff still makes me ridiculously happy. 1mo
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NHLibrarian @LibrarianJen Better World Books wants this so there is hope that someone will make this in the future 😆 1mo
LibrarianJen Yassss! 1mo
Suet624 Wow. Can you imagine making that? Can you imagine wearing it? 1mo
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All the stars, I really just loved everything about this. I then went online and ordered four more of his books 😆.

Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 1mo
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The Wreath Book | Rob Pulleyn
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“Instead of peeling potatoes, why not put them in a wreath?”

😆😆🥔

Samplergal 😂😂😂😂 just silly. 2mo
Suet624 That‘s a reach. Just seems like a varmint attractor. 1mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 That is such a practical Vermonter reaction 😆 1mo
Suet624 Hahaha. Who comes up with this crap??? 1mo
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Big Black Bear | Wong Herbert Yee
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Two minutes into my #audiowalk this morning I saw these black bear tracks on the side of the road. 🐻

I‘ve been listening to David Tennant Does a Podcast and recommend it!

LeahBergen Eek! 😬 2mo
DivineDiana Oh my! 😲 2mo
Suet624 Um, yikes! 2mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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Relatable essays for women who feel like they always have to know the answers, do everything right, and get everything done. However, by the end Philpott basically says this is crap because there really are no “right” rules for living life.

“You can always start over.”
“Try it again, more like you.”

Suet624 I was thinking about you this morning. How are things? 2mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Not bad! I had to be two people at work the last couple of weeks while staff were on vacation, so I‘m even more behind on email 🙄. I hope you are well!! 2mo
Suet624 I‘m hanging in there! 😁 2mo
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I didn‘t read at all this weekend because we did some major spring cleaning. However, we did take some time to go see the first screening of “Change the Subject” a documentary about a group of Dartmouth students confronting anti-immigrant sentiment in the subject headings of library catalogs. They went all the way to the Library of Congress where it ignited the immigration debate on Capitol Hill. Continued ⬇️

NHLibrarian Not only were the students in the film amazing, it had special meaning for me because I began my library career in the cataloging department at Dartmouth. It was also a great reminder that even though librarians are pretty open minded, we still have work to do. Words matter. 3mo
Suet624 That‘s amazing. 2mo
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It‘s that time again: the five colleges book sale weekend! This year‘s haul: 30 books (47 lbs.) and all the money goes to a scholarship fund.

mcctrish Oh my gosh what an amazing haul ( and a great cause) 3mo
MelissaSue81 Love! Some great books too! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Sounds like the best book sale ever! 3mo
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Suet624 That is fantastic! You got so many good ones! 3mo
ChasingOm I love that Yoga book as a reference. 😄 3mo
NHLibrarian @mcctrish @LiteraryinLititz It is! I think they generally raise over $40,000 after expenses. 3mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 You should come next year 😁 3mo
NHLibrarian @ChasingOm I‘ve been playing with the idea of doing a teacher training 🧘‍♀️ 3mo
Suet624 I would LOVE to. If you think of it, give me a heads up. 3mo
ChasingOm I did my YTT last year; this year I‘m doing an online Anatomy intensive. I‘m not teaching yet, but it‘s been an amazing way to deepen my practice. ❤️ 3mo
mcctrish That‘s fantastic 3mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Will do! 3mo
NHLibrarian @ChasingOm Are you familiar with Katy Bowman? I just took a weekend Move Your DNA class and I‘m taking another in June. Before I take YTT, I‘m trying to figure out which flavor of yoga most compliments her ideas of movement. 3mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Sometimes living near an Ivy League school is pretty great. Today I got to hear Margaret Atwood give a talk thanks to the ethics institute. For free. And it. Was. Awesome.

AmyG Nice! 3mo
Aimeesue I've heard her speak twice, and I'd go back to see her again and again, because she is THAT awesome. ❤️ 3mo
Suet624 Oooohhhhh, I‘m jealous. How delightful. 3mo
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The Magicians Trilogy | Lev Grossman
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Mehso-so

Parts of these were very good and I liked how different threads all ended up tied together. But I also found too many parts to be juvenile and clumsy.

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I‘m guessing the chance that there is something creepy in here is quite high. Don‘t you agree? #weeding #librarylife
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(And when I went to add the photo to my post I saw it was #666 in my camera roll 😳🙀)

Suet624 That‘s really creepy. 4mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I know I do this.
And everyone should have a friend like Camila.

BarbaraTheBibliophage This was such a great moment. 4mo
NHLibrarian @BarbaraTheBibliophage So many great quotes in this book! 4mo
punkinruth Camila is my spirit animal. 4mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I don‘t often snag the new releases at work, I prefer to leave them for my patrons. But this has been getting a lot of love and it‘s the type of book that will catch on slow at my library.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I spent my holiday day off doing whatever I wanted and it was glorious! I continued watching my Coursera class on the science of well-being, talked with my relationship coach, went for a long walk in the falling snow, and read my book in front of the fire.

Do I have to go to work tomorrow??

JulAnna Beautiful photo! ☃️ 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sound wonderful! 5mo
Suet624 This photo is so lovely. What a great day you had. 💕 5mo
NHLibrarian @JulAnna Thanks! I was getting tired of winter but it was nice to be reminded of it‘s beauty. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 It really was such a great day! 5mo
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A satisfying end to the series. Vasya is strong and brave while also being imperfect and real. She grows a lot over the three books and I‘m sad to leave this world.

A perfect read for winter especially if you have a wood stove.

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My current view. The high(!) today was -1F (-18C). I did have to go outside earlier, but I find that if I‘m bundled properly, really cold weather can be quite beautiful. I once walked a mile to work when it was -17F (-27C). Probably that just makes me some kind of weirdo 😆🥶.

Rereading this to refresh my memory before I start the third book.

Suet624 It was unbelievably cold! Wish I had a fireplace! 6mo
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Help! We Need a Title! | Herve Tullet
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Going to get a little personal: I‘m going through a rocky bit in my marriage and I‘d love your recommendations for relationship reading. People that stayed together, women striking out on their own, anything that doesn‘t assume traditional marriage is the strict default. There is no abuse and we‘ll be seeing a therapist, I think we are dealing with being different people at 40 vs. 22. Books about women and middle age also 👍. My email ⬇️. Thanks!

NHLibrarian farkleberrie at gmail.com 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m not too into self-help type books, but I found this one interesting, just ignore the few parts where he gets a bit too preachy/religious, and one huge problematic sex example...but having said all of that I found the bases of it interesting and useful... (edited) 6mo
merelybookish I'm sorry! And I understand! Marriage is hard. 😔 I am drawn to these kinds of books as well. I'll look over my Goodreads and send you a few suggestions. 6mo
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CouronneDhiver Hang in there. It‘ll be worth it in the end. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 6mo
mauveandrosysky Here‘s my rec. Also, I admire your honesty and self-awareness and am hoping for the best for both of you, whatever that may look like. 6mo
Lynnsoprano Thank you for sharing, because I know it‘s not easy. No recommendations that I can think of, but know that I‘m sending as much positive energy your way as I can😘 6mo
NHLibrarian @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for reminding me that I have that at home. 6mo
NHLibrarian @merelybookish @CouronneDhiver @Lynnsoprano Thank you. Right now I find I‘m struggling to express myself well and not make decisions rooted in frustration and stress. 6mo
NHLibrarian @mauveandrosysky That looks interesting. More people to share the relationship load is sometimes appealing. 6mo
GypsyKat I don‘t have a recommendation, but I want to wish you all the best. I was divorced when I was very young, and my current husband and I went through counseling several years ago and now we have a wonderful relationship. You never know where your path will lead, but stay strong and remember that you‘re never alone. ❤️ 6mo
NHLibrarian @GypsyKat Thank you. I feel lucky that I have people I can reach out to no matter what happens. 6mo
Suet624 Hi! I have no book ideas to offer, but happy to chat about my experiences and/or listen to yours. My email is suet624@gmail.com. 6mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Thank you. Hearing from people who have been there, done that is invaluable. When I get some free time to organize my thoughts, I‘ll send them to you. Stay warm! 6mo
Suet624 Please do. 💕 6mo
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Ringing in a New Year | J. K. Norry
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Happy New Year everyone! I don‘t post much, but I do check in here every day because I‘m continually grateful for the encouragement and kindness you all show all the time.

I hope the next year is wonderful and brings you what you need.

(These are all the books I stress bought in December 🤭)

ericarobynreads Happy new year!! 7mo
RaimeyGallant It's a beautiful pile of stress. :) 7mo
DoonTheGoon I do the same thing... it's a healthy stress response if you ask me! Happy New Year and happy reading! 7mo
Reggie Happy New Year!! 7mo
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Closing Down | Sally Abbott
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The Dartmouth Bookstore is closing at the end of the year. It opened, and has been on Main Street, since 1872.

We probably bought a couple books a month from them, but this was our haul today now that everything is 30% off.

Suet624 Oh, that‘s sad. 😞 7mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 It is. And I heard that the Norwich bookstore is looking for buyers. Current owners want to retire. 7mo
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These are all the books that trickled into our house in November. There are 30 of them. I only managed to read two books last month because of work and travel... and one was a reread and the other was a library book.

I am never going to catch up 🤣.

DoonTheGoon I just read this and it was pretty great! 7mo
NHLibrarian @DoonTheGoon Glad to hear it, I really liked his first one! 7mo
DoonTheGoon @NHLibrarian I've heard amazing things about that one and I definitely want to read it!!!! 7mo
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Suet624 That‘s not a trickle, my friend. 😁😁 7mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Well, they arrived one by one, does that count? 😆 7mo
Suet624 Yes it does! 😀 7mo
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City Of Crows | Chris Womersley
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Picked this up at the airport... only three hours until my flight leaves for Amsterdam!

Suet624 Wait, you went to Amsterdam??? That‘s awesome!! 7mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 I did! Right after thanksgiving with my mom and sister. It was amazing!! We went to all the museums and walked for hours. 7mo
Suet624 That‘s so great. I went once for just a few days and have very warm memories of the place. 7mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Mehso-so

I like strong female characters, but for me, being strong means standing firm for your values while knowing the affect that has on others. Instead of strong, I found Miryem to be demanding without knowledge or forethought. While the men were either bullying or only considered the women by what value they were to men. The story was interesting, but the majority of the characters made this easier to put down.

ericarobynreads Thanks for the heads up about this one! 8mo
NHLibrarian @ericarobynreads I think maybe she tried to do too much with this book... fairytale combined with social issues. But each part ended up feeling not quite fully formed. I liked Uprooted and other people loved this, though I did find other reviews similar to mine. 8mo
ericarobynreads @NHLibrarian ah yeah... I‘ll have to make sure to still check out Uprooted! 😁 8mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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15 degrees here, so we‘re having our first fire of the season!
📚🔥

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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After working 40 hours in 4 days and a week of no reading at all, this has been my afternoon and evening 📚🍲

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I keep the library open late and we provide homemade cookies on voting days. We‘ve had record numbers here today: 170 people in the library, assigned 10 new library cards, and had about 2,000 voters.

MelissaSue81 Is the library a polling place? That‘s a great way to engage new patrons! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! 8mo
NHLibrarian @MelissaSue81 Same building, polling is upstairs in the theater. We‘re sandwiched between the theater and the town offices, it‘s a great setup! (edited) 8mo
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ValerieAndBooks Wow! Hope there were enough cookies for everyone...they look delicious 😋 8mo
NHLibrarian @ValerieAndBooks Just enough... thankfully we were smart enough to make a double batch! 🍪🍪 8mo
Suet624 I can‘t believe I missed so many of your posts! 7mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 And I don‘t even post that much 😆. I hope you are well and staying cozy in our suddenly arrived winter ❄️ 7mo
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The Agony House | Cherie Priest
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A simple, yet solid, YA novel about a haunted house. I liked Denise, who is open minded enough to believe in ghosts, but also very practical because of her life circumstances. Graphic elements were a fun addition, and a nice twist at the end.

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The Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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Cataloged this today... best author photo ever! 😺

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 makes me want to read this author more! 9mo
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“Actually, ‘Bend Don‘t Break‘ is a good way to characterize the strategy that we have to employ if we want to survive as a public sector administrator.”

This book is outdated and supposed to be humorous, but it does have a few gems that I‘m finding useful for my current situation. #librarylife

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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I love the National Theatre Live stuff and will see Ian McKellen in anything, so last night we went to see King Lear. As always with Shakespeare, for the first 20 minutes I wonder why I do this to myself, but then something clicks and it starts becoming understandable.

“O, sir, to wilful men,
The injuries that they themselves procure
Must be their schoolmasters.”
Jumped out at me as I deal with certain people in my life now.

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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I‘m on vacation! Well, it doesn‘t officially start until Sunday when we leave for Maine, but I took a couple extra days. It‘s been hard to get away and I haven‘t had a whole week away from work in a year 😬. That was the goal this week, too, but I already failed this morning 🙄.

At least I‘m home reading now 👍.

LeahBergen Enjoy your holiday! 10mo
NHLibrarian @LeahBergen Thanks! The hardest task is today... picking which books to bring! 10mo
Suet624 I hope you had a wonderful vacation. 9mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 I did! Got away to the Maine woods: no cell service, internet, or electricity. Just days of reading and hiking, it was lovely. 9mo
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Our small display for Banned Books Week 🤓

Samplergal Yay for banned books! Proud to have read most of those! 10mo
NHLibrarian @Samplergal Same! And I wish we had a bigger table. 10mo
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I‘m waiting for my car to be inspected/repaired, so I‘m working on my book order at a cafe.

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Infinite in Between | Carolyn Mackler
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I just spent the past 6.5 hours reading and it was glorious.

This was a perfect mindless read after a few stressful weeks of work. It was a bit shallow, probably because it‘s the story of 5 people and covers 4 years. Despite that, I think it was still a pretty accurate depiction of high school.

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Mehso-so

Between a so-so and a pick. I like books that follow a family‘s history, so really liked how we follow each generation of the Orchiére women. But by the middle of Morwen‘s story I was wondering where the story was going and by the time we start Veronica‘s story in 1937 it was starting to get a bit repetitive. Some cliches, but overall not bad.

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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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For quick, fun reads I really like this series. Despite my sweet tooth, I actually think I‘d hate living in a world like Confection. But I like the idea that food can be magic and change the world.

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Battle Royale: Remastered | Koushun Takami
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I‘m with you, Shinji.

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Mythology | Edith Hamilton, Aphrodite Trust, Apollo Trust
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It seems we got rid of our copy so I‘m hanging out in the Dartmouth Library this evening. Even though I used to work here, I still had to ask for directions to this part of the stacks 😆🙄.

CouronneDhiver Makes the rest of us feel better... I, often, have a hard time finding specific titles at the library. 🙃 11mo
NHLibrarian @CouronneDhiver I could remember what the area looked like, but not how to get there. The library has been expanded over the years and getting from the old parts to the new parts can be weird. 11mo
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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Work has been so busy that I haven‘t finished a book in a month 😳. But now not only is my big project over, it‘s also cool and rainy so I‘ve spent the weekend like this.

On page 100 and definitely wondering where this is going.

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After I made my purchase at the Northshire (previous post), I was given a raffle ticket. The prizes were 3 gift baskets. I (of course) couldn‘t choose because I wanted something from each 😆. So my sister said to put in for the one she wanted and I could give it to her if I won.

Well, I won! So she‘s giving me the gift card and Novel Destinations and keeping the rest 🤓👍📚

Suet624 Fantastic! 11mo
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The Ecliptic | Benjamin Wood
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Friends and family converged in my hometown this past weekend, so I spent a lot of time with a 5 and 3 year old and also did some touristy things. I still managed to spend about 15 minutes in my favorite bookstore though, where I found this. I usually can‘t resist books set in artists‘ colonies or schools.

Suet624 Where was the horse racing? 11mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Saratoga Springs NY. I hadn‘t been in years because us “locals” usually avoid Saratoga in August. But I‘d forgotten how beautiful the grounds are and how fun it is to bet 🐎 (edited) 11mo
Suet624 How far away is Saratoga from you? 11mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 About 2.5 hours. 11mo
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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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So true 😂.

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Fancies and Goodnights | John Collier
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My haul from the one day NYRB sale finally arrived yesterday!
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BookaholicNatty ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
GatheringBooks that is awesome!!!! i had mine delivered to my in laws in California. They received it last week and my mother in law is bringing them here to Singapore by 01 August. I can‘t wait!!! 12mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! 😍😍 12mo
NHLibrarian @LeahBergen My reward for going through a massively frustrating project at work 👍 12mo
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Omg there is a character named Fart! Once again, Litsy hasn‘t let me down. 😂

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Someone just donated this pristine, never been read copy. It was still wrapped in plastic!

I think I‘ll introduce it to its friends at my house 🤓

rohit-sawant Great pic! 12mo
NHLibrarian @rohit-sawant My messy (but organized) desk at work 😆 12mo
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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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This is a great story about young women standing up for themselves and fighting back against sexism. I liked how they learn not to just accept things because they were always that way, educated those around them, and supported each other. An important read for young men, too so they can see what everyday life is like for women.

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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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These two have been getting a lot of Litsy love lately. I‘m most of the way through Moxie and loving it, so have high hopes for The Animators. Going to read all morning before a party at 2:00, happy 4th everyone!

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In January a librarian friend passed away. I found out last week that he left instructions for his books that included having me take whatever I wanted. So this is the bunch I chose.

On one hand, it was pretty fun going to someone‘s house, being shown all the books, and hearing “take whatever you want!” But it was also really sad. I kept wanting to know what he thought of the ones I was choosing.

Reggie 😭that‘s so nice/sad. 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s a bittersweet experience. Lovely book haul, though! 13mo
NHLibrarian @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reggie Yup! And oddly intimate as well. This was a man I wished I‘d gotten to know better, but also someone I felt I understood on a deep level if that makes sense. It was an honor to be thought of. 13mo
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merelybookish It looks like you got some wonderful books. He must have known you'd care for them. 13mo
rubyslippersreads He obviously knew you'd give his books a good home. ❤️📚 13mo
NHLibrarian @merelybookish @rubyslippersreads They‘ve already been cataloged and shelved with their friends 😆 13mo
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It seems a little weird marking this as a pick when I found everything about it horrifying. But there you go.

MayJasper That's just the way it is sometimes 😊 13mo
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