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PatienceFortitude

PatienceFortitude

Joined May 2016

I'm not a bookworm, I am a book dragon!
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Reading on my parents porch and listening to the summer noises of crickets and cicadas

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Starting a book that has been on my TBR shelf for ages

PatienceFortitude Update: I don‘t think I like it 3w
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Evening reading. I should pace myself and read one story at a time, give myself time to think about each world she offers a glimpse of. But I‘m so hooked I am just binging from one story to the next

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“buns so tight you could bounce a yak off his left buttock....” This book is both wise and hilarious!

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Yet more books happened to me #librarianproblems #bookhaul

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School Library Journal Day of Dialog. Epic book haul. How am I going to haul these home? #librarianproblems #bookhaul

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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She pursued overdue fines with a vengeance, depositing them in a leather purse she wore slung across her chest like a bandolier. The adult male patrons respected her. Among her regular responsibilities was refereeing their chess and checkers games, which were played all day long in the reading room. She was also constantly settling bets between patrons who were arguing points of trivia.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I‘m on vacation. From the library. And here is what I am reading. Busman‘s holiday!

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The Unbound Empire | Melissa Caruso
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Finished the book, and the whole series last night. It was even more amazing than the previous books led me to hope. A few points made me gasp out loud. I may also have put a sizable dent in the candy. Plot twists this complex need dark chocolate! So very good!

imyril Yeeeeeeeees this series needs chocolate! 5mo
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I am feeling very thematic today. I didn‘t plan it this way, it just happened. Not pictured: phone case design with due date slip. And I am wearing a cardigan. #librarylife #librariansoflitsy

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The Unbound Empire | Melissa Caruso
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My plan for today. I was very good and didn‘t start it last night, because I knew I would have stayed up all night if I had.

PatienceFortitude The series starts with 5mo
Shley9225 That cover 😍😍😍 (edited) 5mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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Beautiful and mystifying and touching. I‘m going to need to reread this at some point to sort out a few plot questions #librarybook #scifi #graphicnovel

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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Can‘t finish it before it‘s due at the library. Back on the holds list I go

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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Enjoying this so far. #pastmybedtime #yalit #fantasy

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The mix of personal narrative with solid science writing and whimsical metaphors really worked for me

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Had dinner with Dad and now I am finishing my book on the snowy night. Funny to read about tropical marine life from under a wooly afghan on a stormy night.

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“The genetic and anatomical features of the jellyfish were so different that it didn‘t qualify for inclusion in any of the known jellyfish families. If [biologists] could have put the Hogwarts sorting hat on the creature‘s bell, it would‘ve said that it was time for the school to expand and introduce a new house of wizards.”

WanderingBookaneer I want to read this! 7mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I had a bunch checked out and renewed, and renewed and renewed.... and then more holds came in. Whee! I wonder how long it will take me to read all these! #librarybooks #bookstack

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Cozy morning with book and tea

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Book and soup as I try to get over this cold. Very good ramen from a local spot. The book was sweet. I liked how clear the voices were in alternating chapters, and boy did it bring back memories of awkward first teenage love! though full of awkward moments that made me cringe and have to put it down.

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Not how I wanted to spend Valentines night, or weekend but, cold germs didn‘t get that memo. Bed and couch and book until I am better. Sigh.

Sassy_Steph I loved this book!! 7mo
Tamra Wishing you good books. 7mo
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I found the Bunnicula books as an excellent audiobook from my library. I‘m delighted to revisit an old childhood favorite and get reacquainted. Listening to Howliday Inn especially brought back memories of being deliciously creeped out by reading the book.

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Great world building and the end surprised me. Not sure if I want to keep reading the series though

Shley9225 CONTINUE IT ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I don‘t know why I didn‘t pick this up until now. I‘m zooming through it. Nice cozy reading night! I‘m not keeping track of #24in48 but I guess I am getting a good few hours in.

Grimscythe I didn‘t even realize this weekend was a 24in48 or I‘d have taken part. Ugh. 8mo
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Date night. We‘re reading different books

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Wow. I wasn‘t sure about this initially. Even though I love poetry, I am dubious of verse novels. But this was incredible. The verse format worked, I think because the characters were so strong and emotionally complex. Metaphor was maybe the only way to say some of what Xiomara was feeling. I also appreciate how characters grapple with religion in what becomes a conversation through the book.

PatienceFortitude Reading the last 30 pages of this book at work today was a major tactical error because it made me misty eyed 8mo
GondorGirl Gah! I adored this book! 😍😍 8mo
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Just finished this! Any other Littens reading the #PeterGrant books? Or want to start a #RiversOfLondon buddy read? I would love to go back and read the whole series in a few months, because I cannot wait until the next one!

Grrlbrarian I‘ve read all the other #RiversofLondon and this is next up on my TBR 👌 8mo
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I will not stay up late and finish this book

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1. get my Goodreads TBR more under control. I also set a goal to read 150 books.
2. Best New Year food memory: I took a trip to Madrid over New Year‘s once, and the tradition is to eat 12 grapes with the 12 bells of midnight, which gets messy when you don‘t expect seeds!
3. My favorite superhero is Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan.
4. Yay for January birthdays! You start a new personal year with your calendar year, how cool!
@howjessreads #friyay

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I learned so much, and really enjoyed her prose. Lovely and evocative. This is my favorite kind of nonfiction: reads like a novel. Also, I just got a massage today so I feel like a nice, boneless octopus right now. 🐙

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Having a lazy morning with coffee and book. Hoping to get this finished soon so my mom can take it on vacation next week

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I really liked this. The callbacks to Pride and Prejudice work subtly and well, to focus on the characters and the neighborhood in Brooklyn. Tackling gentrification and urban development as well as the original Austen questions about money and status and reputation and family and love

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Making Comics | Scott McCloud
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I‘m joining the #GraphicNovel2019 challenge hosted by @GondorGirl I‘m looking forward to helping recommend some great series as well as reading ones that are new to me. See the comments for a handful of my absolute favorites

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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He and I are reading the same book. This is what librarians do for fun. (And for book group, but that also counts as fun!)

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From my parents. I laughed so hard I‘m blurry in the picture! #Christmas #squirrels

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Found in my stocking. I laughed so hard!

BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 9mo
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Enchanted, Inc. | Shanna Swendson

A fun bit of brain candy

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The Defiant Heir | Melissa Caruso
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50 pages in, and I have already yelled at the main character three times. So, just as much fun as the first book! Excellent fantasy with heaps of intrigue

PatienceFortitude The series starts with 11mo
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And then, I still have my heaps of books from BEA last spring. I have read many of the books from that glorious week but these are the remains #tbrmadness

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Library books! A bunch of hold came in at once, and I have been renewing a couple of books I have had out for a while. Planning to spend this stormy, blustery day with a book or three #bookhaul #tbr

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“Harriet was not good at waiting. Most of her adventures involved whacking things. She was very good it whacking things. (Also smiting, something, and general mayhem.) But waiting… All she could think about was how easily things could go wrong.“

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Love, Triangle | Marcie Colleen
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I did not see the comma at first. And I was astonished that it was a kids‘ picture book. Heh. Nearly did a spit take! 😳

tjwill 😂 11mo
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Triple Threat | Gwenda Bond
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I‘m pretty sure this is the end of the series, and I‘m going to miss Lois and her friends going up against mad science and villainy in Metropolis. The entire series is a good pick for teenagers and grown-ups

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Love Poems | Pablo Neruda
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For the #favoritepoetswap I‘m most excited to share and discover favorite poets, especially meaningful personal favorites, or local favorites. I‘m sending my match a copy of a collection from a poet I really like & will be surprised if they‘re familiar. 2. Not completely 😊 but I need to get on that!
3. Coffee or flavored black tea 4. Dark chocolate 🍫

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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones

Curling up with this. Whimsy is just what I need

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I never read the original novel. I think the graphic novel form really worked well to tell a complex and painful story, and to evoke Melinda‘s inner voice. Because so much is about art, the graphic novel format works especially well, I think. At times, reading this was brutal... be warned

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This was right in my sweet spot, combining nostalgia for the books I remember reading as a kid with really smart social commentary on the different subgenres in context… And it was laugh out loud funny. I got this as an ARC at the Book Expo, and I am planning to buy a finished copy when it comes out in November, that‘s how much I loved it.

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So: the good news is I have read 99 books so far this year (okay, so some of them were graphic novels, and fast reads)....
But now I feel like... choosing my 100th book is all weighty and significant or something. Library book? Reread an old favorite?#readerproblems #99problems

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Sweet, brainy romance between awkward and adorable teenagers. With oddball science facts and magic tricks!

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I‘m reading about Lafayette and the Revolutionary War, and all I can picture is Daveed Diggs from #Hamilton. It‘s not a bad way to experience the book.

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