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R.L.Walker

R.L.Walker

Joined December 2018

Teacher, avid reader, hiker, traveler, history nerd, and author of The Disappearing Act and Kai's Secret
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Great read while waiting for furniture delivery.
Virginia Hall was an American woman recruited as a British spy who lived in occupied France set up spy networks for the British and helped organize and train the Resistance all with a wooden leg! Impressive read!

booklover76 I started reading this last night! Awesome read 1mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Started out not digging this.... but am enjoying the character growth!

LibrarianJen I got about halfway through on audio but had to return it to the library. Now I‘m impatiently waiting in the hold line. 1mo
BooknerdsLife Happy reading 🙌🏼📚💖 It‘s a little slow but I love Circe so much! 1mo
Bindrosbookshelf I ended up loving Circe ❤️ 4w
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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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Started this during our school readathon and have to say it's the best yet and helps tie together all those parts of the other books.

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Loving this!!!

EmilyM I am almost finished with this book--it's so good! 2mo
10MoreMin On my TBR 2mo
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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Loving this!!!

Crazeedi I have this on my next read pile! 2mo
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The Spitfire Girls | Soraya M. Lane
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Loving this read so far!! My husband loves spitfires so I thought I'd try this book since I love reading about female pilots and learning more about how women helped during WW2

Princess-Kingofkings I need to share this book suggestion with my daughter. Thanks 2mo
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Seafire | Natalie C. Parker
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This is making my drive to work an adventure filled with pirates and strong females

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Spring swing read. Sort of The Night Circus and Goosebumps combined. Interesting pick by my students

Johanna414 That looks like the perfect reading spot! 3mo
R.L.Walker @Johanna414 it is!!! Can't wait til summer! 3mo
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The War that Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

So far I am loving this read with my students! Helps them understand ww2 and what it was like for kids.

Bookwormjillk My son loved those books. 3mo
TracyReadsBooks This book is very popular with students and parents at our school. I think it‘s a great read! 3mo
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My students recommended this archaeological mystery for me this weekend and it's so good so far. Can't wait to figure out who is stealing the artifacts!

BlameJennyJane Looks gorgeous there! 3mo
R.L.Walker @BlameJennyJane it is in central Ohio. Our beautiful magnolia just stopped blooming. 3mo
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Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
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Awesome read along with my students. It's encouraging a lot of empathy!!

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The Orphan's Tale | Pam Jenoff
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This book caught me from the beginning!! So many feels and an interesting take on WWII.

Sassy_Steph Great book 3mo
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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel | Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
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Great read so far. Love all the description! Very different

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Uprising | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Hmm a great book to read to get my students pondering worker rights.

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Ghost Boys | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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My students selected my next read!!

LibrarianJen I love everything about that sentence! 💖 4mo
SarahBradley This book is so well done. Brought me to tears. 4mo
staci.reads I love that you let them choose! 4mo
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This looks intriguing! Need more WWI era literature!

Just_reading Agree! I wonder why there are so much fewer WWI novels than WWII? 3mo
R.L.Walker @Just_reading I think because WWII is more romanticized. My students even prefer. I think it's because the good vs bad guy is hard to figure out in WWI. It led to WWII so we should read more about it. 3mo
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Apex Five | Sarah Katz
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If you like scifi and diverse characters this is an interesting story! I'm not a huge scifi fan and I enjoyed it.

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Breed | Niki Cluff
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Interesting end of the world YA read that I found on sale for 0.99.

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This makes my commute more enjoyable!!

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This looks so interesting!!!

DGRachel I really enjoyed it. 😊 5mo
Book_Gobbler Looks interesting & love this book jacket - very nice artwork! 😍👍🏻 📖 4mo
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Excited by this Amazon shipment. Can't wait to read them. Which to start first?

Crazeedi Oooo, what a great dilemma to have! Enjoy! 5mo
Book_Gobbler The Atomic City Girls was immediately added to my TBR pile! ☺️ 📚 4mo
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Excited by this Amazon shipment. Can't wait to read them. Which to start first?

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Poems of Tennyson | Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
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Love finding old books at antique shows. Found a nice addition with this poem set.

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My student sent me this! Love that they are reading and my book. #localauthor #teacher #inspiringstudents

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Starting this? Thoughts??

ReadingOver50 On my TBR 😄 6mo
TheSpineView I just bought it and am super excited to read. 6mo
mountainsandlace Loved it! 6mo
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Liatrek I loved it! Hope you enjoy 😊 6mo
Lchnessmnstr I loved it and can‘t wait for the next one to come out this summer!!! 6mo
Raemorales Favorite book of last year! I couldn‘t put it down 6mo
Palimpsest Loved it! 6mo
R.L.Walker Loving it so far. I didn't realize it's a series! Now I want to know what happens! 6mo
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Anyone else all snowed in and cozy reading?? Love snowy Sunday reads.

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J.O.Y. Journal | Cathy Hanlin, Kayleigh Hanlin
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Great day to do some journaling with this fun journal!

Crazeedi ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
EchoLogical That looks awesome. Do you think it would work for kids, too? 6mo
R.L.Walker It was created for kids actually! It would work for boys, but more for girls. Has all kinds of quests. It's on Amazon and great local authors. 6mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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While the time and place changing made it difficult at first, I love how it ties in with the magic of the circus. Anyone else love circuses or carnivals?
Anyone else grow up in the carnival like me?

Redwritinghood It‘s been so long since I‘ve even been to one, but I loved this book. 6mo
Butterfinger I had a student who traveled with a carnival. She had wild stories. Called herself a "carnie." 6mo
Aaronlisa This is one of my favourite books 6mo
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CaitZ Me! My father would take us to the circus every year. I also loved this book. 6mo
Parisbookworm I loved this book! 6mo
Zee3 Love this book!! ❤️❤️ 6mo
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Who else loves reading in cozy blankets??😍

LiteraryinLititz Always! Give me a cozy blanket, a book, and my cats and I‘m happy. 7mo
readordierachel I do! 7mo
Zee3 Yes!! Except it is soo hot right here at the moment 6mo
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R.L.Walker @LiteraryinLititz that sounds like you have good reading buddies. 6mo
R.L.Walker @Zee3 I sort of wish it were warm 6mo
Zee3 @R.L.Walker I agree, we put up with the crazy summer heat for the beautifully mild winters. But December and January is a bit overkill on the humidity! 😂 6mo
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Interesting insights. But it was hard to follow at times, still eye opening into slave life and life as a runaway.

lynneamch A friend who read both recommended this instead and I thought it was excellent 7mo
Smrloomis @lynneamch I second that recommendation although I also loved Colson Whitehead‘s book. Be interested to hear what you think about Underground Airlines if you get around to it. (edited) 7mo
R.L.Walker @lynneamch @Smrloomis thank you so much! I will add it to the list. 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 7mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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#firstbookoftheyear
Excited to read this before the movie.

KerriNTurner Love both the book and movie! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💙 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
R.L.Walker @KerriNTurner I am excited to see the movie. I backpacked SE Asia and I'm curious to see the crazy rich side that I'd never witness irl..:) 6mo
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What are your reading goals? I increased mine from 25 in 2018 to 35 in 2019. I also want to read more diverse authors and read more with friends.

Redwritinghood I‘m going for 150! 7mo
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Wow! Another well researched and moving WW2 novel. Very intricately told about how these 3 women's lives intertwined. I'm glad these women's stories got told and revealed the horrors they faces. Can't wait to read the prequel.

Zee3 Can't wait to read this 6mo
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The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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Interesting WW2 story intermingled with Cuba and 9/11. I enjoyed learning about those who were able to flee Germany, yet not all on the boats were lucky. Has relevant ties to modern problems too.
I found the stories of the 2 girls confusing at times but that might have been the point and had some dark thoughts moments.

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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Fun quick read with pirates! Could have been more intriguing and revealed the plot in a more developed way, but entertaining.

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One of the best things I like to do is set reading and writing goals with my students. It was great to beat my own challenge. #teachbydoing
Challenge accepted and exceeded! I know it's not 100 or more, but teaching, writing, and wedding planning took up a lot of reading time this year. :)

cassiopia That's ok. I just started reading again this year (in August to be exact)and I've only read 10 books. I think reading is about the journey, not the destination. I'm setting a goal of 100 for 2019. I hope I can reach it with a move coming up. 7mo
Redwritinghood You did great! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
R.L.Walker @cassiopia what a great goal and improvement! Audiobooks help so much! 7mo
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R.L.Walker @Redwritinghood thank you so much! 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚 7mo
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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Any other teachers read this? This book helped me understand my students who live in the foster system a bit more.
This book shed a lot of light on the little known orphan trains. I love how the relationship between the older woman and young girl grows.

Crazeedi Great book 7mo
lynneamch Still need to read this one. I did really enjoy this other one 7mo
lynneamch More Litsy reviews at 7mo
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I was excited to read about a female aviator since my husband is a pilot. However, there was little in this book related to planes or flying. At best it was a bad romance novel that taught me a bit about bush life in Africa.

smilingshelves You should read Beryl's autobiography! It was so much better, and talked a lot more about flying. 7mo
R.L.Walker @smilingshelves thank you! I've read The Aviator's Wife which was better. I will add this one. It sounds like she had an interesting life, sadly Circling the Sun gave me a negative impression of Beryl. Perhaps this book will help redeem her character. She had great accomplishments, it is sad not to know more about those. 7mo
Kaye I thought parts of the book were ok, but I‘m with you. Leave out the Romance stuff. Ruins a perfectly good book. 7mo
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Ender's Game: Command School | Christopher Yost
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Great futuristic space novel that makes you question and wonder about our motivations as humans.

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Really enjoyed this different book. Loved the theme and setting. You don't find many books about strong Viking like young women. Reminded me of Xenia Warrior Princess a bit from childhood.

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Timebound | Rysa Walker
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Really enjoyed the first book of the series! Really enjoyed the idea of traveling historians, but in the last book of the series it was hard to follow the time traveling. If you like time travel and history this is for you!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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Loved this book and can't wait to read the others!

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Very interesting book. Things I liked and didn't, but would recommend it. Maybe a bit overly descriptive.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Wow! This book was amazing! Seriously had me crying. Love how you didn't find out which sister til the end! The older lady reminded me of my grandma. This book really helped you understand how awful living in occupied France was during WW2.

Buechersuechtling This one is on my sub, too. At first I was really excited because I liked “Magic Hour” very much. Now I doubt my enthusiasm a bit as I read it‘s about World War 2. I‘m not so much into books with that topic. 🤷🏽‍♀️ But your reviews sounds as it‘s worth a read anyway. I‘m curious. Maybe you will catch what I think about it when I beginn reading – which still might take a while. 7mo
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Carnegie's Maid: A Novel | Marie Benedict
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I wish this book were true! However, it was a great read and loved the audiobook voice.
Benedict did a good job of researching and showing issues Irish immigrants faced. Great comparisons of immigrant experiences plus I learned more about Carnegie.

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Anyone else love getting old books for Christmas or anytime? Love that my in laws know me so well. Can't wait to read these beauties. #toooldtotag #vintagelibrary

Kaye Welcome 🌸 7mo
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Caraval | Garber
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Enjoyed this enchanting read. Quite different and def pulls you into another world. Not quite sure how I feel about the sister, but still intriguing.

Reggie Lol, this is one of my only pans of the year. I hated myself for finishing this book. Not all books are for everyone, right? 7mo
R.L.Walker @Reggie I can see this not being a guy book for sure. My husband had no interest. I grew up in the carnival and write about it. So I wanted to see what it was about. There were parts I did not like, but enjoyed the premise. Yea, not all books are for everyone. 7mo
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The It Girls: A Novel | Karen Harper
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I was quite excited to read this book, yet it was quite unmemorable with a lacking storyline.

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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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What a fun book! Would have loved it more as a teen, but still enjoyed it.

CoffeeNBooks I really enjoyed this one! I 💙 Bumbersnoot! 7mo
R.L.Walker @CoffeeNBooks bumbersnoot was a great addition!! 7mo
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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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Fun YA book haul! Just finished The Hate U Give. Can't wait to read more.