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PolaroidPoet

PolaroidPoet

Joined October 2017

American high school English teacher living and teaching in Italy. Goodreads.com/polaroidpoet
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Trying to read by book light... these two think it‘s a cat lamp. 😹 #catsoflitsy

WellReadCatLady Such pretty kitties! 3mo
squirrelbrain Lovely picture! 😻😻 3mo
brit91 😻😻😻😻 3mo
thewallflower0707 Two royals! 3mo
Nute OMG! Such a cool photo and funny post!😻 2mo
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💜#botm

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Started July‘s #BOTM ❤️

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Final check in for #24in48 !! Although I didn‘t meet the 24 hour goal, I deeply enjoyed these books. It was a great way to spend the weekend. Ask Again, Yes was a slow start, but ended up being one of my favorite reads of the summer so far. I started Dark Matter before falling asleep and will most likely finish it today. I enjoyed this #readathon ! It was my first time. ❤️

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳 3mo
Mollyanna Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Librarybelle Awesome! 3mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 3mo
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The Hunger Games Trilogy | Suzanne Collins
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Hour 30 challenge. The young adult series that I have read multiple times as an adult but also shared with both my kids (and all my high school students) is The Hunger Games. Katniss is one of my top 5 favorite female protagonists. #24in48 #hour30. My checkin time is just under 12 hours (11:56) as I‘m working my way through Ask Again, Yes

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Starting back up again this morning with #24in48. Although I don‘t think I will make my goal by midnight my time, I have deeply enjoyed dedicating my weekend to reading. I‘m starting book 3. #botm

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Stopping for the night. (Unless insomnia hits). Finished two books.. 1 ebook and 1 audio. #24in48

brit91 I loved this book so much!!💖💖📚📚 3mo
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Several chapters into book two. I‘m listening to this one to give my eyes a break. #24in48

AbhisekBasu Check out the scariest book you'll read this year. Link in bio! ☠️ 3mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Hour6 challenge is to show my #sff book. This one is currently downloading on audible when my eyes need a break. I will fit it into my #24in48 #readathon!

Megabooks It‘s really good! 3mo
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My first reading break.. 223 pages into the book and loving every word. I‘ve never read historical fiction about the Japanese Americans and their struggles during WWII. So many tear jerkers with these characters. #24in48 #readathon

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I‘m getting a late start, but can‘t wait to begin my stack! Book number 1 has been on my TBR for most of this year. #24in48 #readathon

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Workshopping the Canon | Mary E. Styslinger
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NCTE‘s summer reading. This book demonstrates how to make literary classics relevant to today‘s teenagers by pairing classics with high interest novels through reading and writing workshops. #ncte #teachersoflitsy

Daisey Sounds interesting! @jewright @CharleaFinley This might be worth considering. 3mo
jewright I‘d be up for reading it together. 3mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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I read an article today that suggests replacing The Great Gatsby with Behold the Dreamers in the classroom.
#teachersoflitsy https://www.bustle.com/p/5-classic-books-we-should-skip-in-high-school-5-to-read...

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Three weeks into summer vacation and slowly working through my TBR pile. Recursion was my favorite so far! . #teachersoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!! I‘ve read all but the middle and Recursion!! 💗📚 (edited) 4mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book has me pausing and pondering so many different passages. Great read so far.. 🤯 #botm

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Finally getting to June‘s #botm

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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My summer reading stack for next year‘s 9th and 10th grade ELA classes. #teachersoflitsy

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Beyond the Point | Claire Gibson
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I have found very few books that have captured the complicated dynamics of a female friendship so well. It spans many years similar to the Kate and Tully friendship in Hannah‘s Firefly Lane. I think the book jacket blurb misled me into thinking this story would be more centered around September 11 (which was glossed over in the novel), but it was a great emotional story. #botm #catsoflitsy

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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When you want to read but your kitten has other plans. 😻 #catsoflitsy

TheLibrarian 🤣 5mo
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If You Come Softly | Jacqueline Woodson
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Finishing up book 1 of John Green‘s book club #lifeslibrary

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Santa brought me two reading buddies this year. Lexi and Astro. ❤️ #kittensoflitsy #catsoflitsy

Bookzombie Cute! 💕🐱🐱 10mo
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My 6th and final #feedareader box was sent today. I‘m visiting family in NV, so you should have it before New Years. I greatly enjoyed these swaps! Happy New Year!

MinDea 👏👏👏👏👏 10mo
Kappadeemom Thank you!! Can‘t wait to get it! 10mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I love this box! The book is a duplicate from a box I just received but my local book club will have someone that will swap with lme. I LOVE the journals and pens and notecards. Thank you so much for all the supplies!! ❤️

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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This was such a great collection of items! I love the pasta recipes but even more.. I love the pasta journal (for recording my own versions of recipes!) the measuring spoons are just perfect and the office supplies and highlighters will be put to good use. You outdid yourself. That gatsby journal ❤️❤️❤️Thank you @JenlovesJT47 I deeply love it all!! #feedareader

JenlovesJT47 Yay I‘m glad everything made it there in one piece! 🤗❤️ 12mo
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Although it is still October, this will be late arriving to you PatriciaU. It‘s coming from Italy, so maybe 7-10 days to arrive. Time slipped away. I hope you enjoy everything!! @TricksyTails @MinDea @PatriciaU #feedareader

PatriciaU No worries! Looking forward to it! hank you! 12mo
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I‘m starting October‘s #BOTM

PenguinInFlight I love Kate Morton! I can‘t wait to read this one. 😍 12mo
9999 I didn't realize you could do BOTM overseas. Wow. That's great! 12mo
tjwill It is amazing. 🙌🏽 12mo
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Genius: The Game | Leopoldo Gout
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All of this for $135 at book outlet! My new favorite online bookstore. Most of this is for my classroom library but some are for me. #teachersoflitsy #bookoutlet

kspenmoll Wonderful haul!!! 12mo
TheLibrarian Now that‘s a stack of books. 😍 12mo
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Adding some nonfiction to my high school classroom library #buildingaloveofbooks #teenreads #teachersoflitsy

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Halloween | Laura Marsh
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My Halloween shirt arrived!! #teachersoflitsy #ireaddeadpeople

PolaroidPoet I bought this shirt from user: buildingbooklove on Instagram. Love it!! 🖤 12mo
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Such a great read... our October book club pick. So many great talking points. This one will have you asking the hard questions.

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Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
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I forgot how much I LOVE this book!! A mix of youth, fantasy, horror and mystery. Definitely on my top 10 all-time favorites! ❤️❤️

TrishB Have this on my tbr! 12mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Another amazing British cover. ❤️

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Beautiful cover in Europe. The British version.

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Every Day | David Levithan
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I bought this for my classroom library and couldn‘t get any of the teenagers to read it. I showed the movie trailer in lieu of a book talk and now there‘s a long waiting list to read it. They are loving it (both boys and girls). Here‘s a link to the trailer (even though we all know the book is better!) https://youtu.be/tqoAMfe_rPM

APLitlife Loved that book. What a concept. 12mo
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I'll Meet You There | Heather Demetrios
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I meant to just read a few chapters to have a talking point with my students, but I got sucked in to these characters and can‘t put it down! Love them!

JenlovesJT47 Hey! Just wanted to let you know I‘m working on your #feedareader package but it‘s going to be a week late probably because I‘m waiting on some stuff in the mail. Hope you‘re doing well! 🤗 @MinDea 14mo
PolaroidPoet @JenlovesJT47 no worries! We just started back at school and life has gotten busy! Take your time :) 14mo
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My July / August package is going out today! @mabell I hope you love it all!! #feedareader

MinDea 👏👏👏 1y
mabell Yay!! I'm so excited! 😁 1y
Meeko93 Beautiful wrapping paper 1y
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I'll Meet You There | Heather Demetrios
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Every once in awhile, a dedication page speaks to me.

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Romeo & Juliet | William Shakespeare
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I updated my classroom library to include high interest novels that are thematically related to Romeo and Juliet. Money well spent!! #teachersoflitsy

Wan.der.love Would have loved you as a teacher!! Now you just need a field trip to Verona ❤️ 1y
Linsy That looks amazing!!! Your students are so lucky! 1y
Lovesbooks87 Wow! So many amazing books! 1y
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Best news all day!! #firstreads #amazonprime #primeday

DGRachel Yes! I totally took advantage of this. 1y
Christine Fun, thanks for sharing! There was one title I really wanted but couldn‘t get for free because I had already snapped up the children‘s book offered. 1y
TrishB Not in U.K. - or I can‘t find anywhere? 1y
PolaroidPoet @TrishB I have an American prime account, so I don‘t know about the U.K. Sorry 😢 1y
TrishB I‘ve had a good look and doesn‘t seem to be UK 😔 you wonder why.... 1y
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The Monster of Florence | Douglas Preston
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I had no idea Hannibal Lecter was possibly based on the Monster of Florence. 😱

JamieArc I liked this book a lot! It‘s one of the true crime books I always recommend because a lot of people don‘t know about it, and my book had commentary in the afterward about the Amanda Knox trial that was really interesting and fit with the book. 1y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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We just got home from vacation and this package was waiting. I love it all immensely! The recipes are *cherry cheesecake cookies *3-ingredient Bleu cheese appetizer *overnight French toast *nachos Napoli. I‘m super excited about the 3 books and notebook, all 3 of which I have been wanting to read. I will let you know when we try the recipes! The spatula and mitt are adorable. I can‘t wait to try the pb!! Cute cactus tabs and clips! #feedareader

MinDea Awesome box! Great book choices. The book thief is one of my all time favorite books. And Home plate peanut butter is so good! 1y
mabell Yay!! I'm so glad you liked everything! ❤️❤️ I hope you like the recipes! 😊 1y
mabell @MinDea I'm a Home Plate Peanut Butter fan girl! 😂 1y
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Using my summer to read through some award-winning young adult books to use as book talk examples for my incoming 9th graders. I love this one so far... a friendship between two Mexican-American teenage boys. ❤️#teachersoflitsy

elizabethlk I'm listening to this audiobook right now (about halfway through) and I'm absolutely loving it. 1y
ElishaLovesBooks I loved this book! I have recommended it to many students and always gotten positive responses! 1y
staci.reads This one is fantastic! 1y
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1. Little Fires Everywhere
The Hate U Give
Eleanor oliphant is completely fine
Eleanor and Park
2. Hot tamales, gobstoppers, starburst, chocolate and raspberry treats but in summer they melt when shipped.
3. Spatulas
4. Small sticky notes for annotating texts, bookmarks, colorful pens, highlighters, journals #feedareader

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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I received my package today from @PatriciaU for #feedareader I love the recipes and the vintage recipe book. What a treasure to include! The kitchen gadgets are awesome and will definitely be used. Lilac girls was an awesome read. We read it in my book club a few months ago, but I will pass it along to another reader who I feel will love the WWII setting. Thank you for your kindness. ❤️

TricksyTails 👏😄 Lovely haul!! 1y
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This is going out early because I‘m including a baby gift for Jen. Although you‘re my may/June match, please open when you receive it. Congratulations on your baby boy! I can‘t wait for you to open my box! Only partially photographed contents since the rest is unwrapped. Mailing out today. Enjoy! #feedareader

JenlovesJT47 Aww thanks so much! 😘❤️ 2y
PolaroidPoet @JenlovesJT47 I also forgot to tag the box!! Haha it‘s for #feedareader. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2y
TricksyTails Yay! How sweet! Congratulations @JenlovesJT47 !! 🎊 👶 🎉 2y
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I finished the book and finally watched the film. Kenneth Branagh must be my theme of the month. He played Hamlet in the version I‘m showing my seniors. Agatha Christie writes her genre well. It was an easy read and fun to piece together.

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1. Matilda
2. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
3. 13 Hours
4. Garfield
5. Seinfeld
6. J.K.
7. Poe
8. Shakespeare
9. Joe Hill (pen name of Stephen king‘s son)
10. Fannie Flagg
11. J.K. Rowling
12. There‘s a sweet valley twins books titled “Jessica + Jessica = trouble”
13. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bonus. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

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Vampire Academy | Richelle Mead
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@Aurora0044 sent me HER favorite book as part of a swap. I love when someone steps outside my wishlist and recommends something completely different. I‘m hooked so far.. thanks again for sending this.

Aurora0044 YAY!!! I‘m so glad you are loving it! 2y
LibrarianJen I loved this series! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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As most of us will begin spring cleaning soon, consider donating your used books to U.S. military members and their families. This is a wonderful, legit program that I have participated with in the past as both a donor and a recipient. I don‘t think many people know about them. They are appreciative of all books, any level, all genres. #operationpaperback www.operationpaperback.org/

Aims42 How cool! I didn‘t know about this, thank you for sharing the info 2y
Mollyanna Thanks for sharing this information. I will definitely be contributing... 2y
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Omg.. I love my blanket and books!! We know the swap rules said “1 book,” but she and I chatted before and sent each other the same #. Thank you thank you thank you for these pens. Mine had dried out and they don‘t sell anything like that in Italy. I can‘t wait to read the two books you picked! I love surprise books recommendations. It‘s still freezing temps here so this blanket will be used immediately! Love it all! #blanketandabookswap

BeckyandBooks So glad you like it all! 💕 2y
Kappadeemom I LOVED Behind Her Eyes!!! 2y
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