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Joined April 2016

The usual stuff goes here! Books! Theatre! Snark! Etcetera etcetera! https://linktr.ee/reviewsmayvary
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Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
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The Night Diary | Veera Hiranandani
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I‘m not saying this book made me cry. I‘m just saying my #ReadWomen book club leader owes me a box of tissues. That‘s all I‘m saying. #MiddleGrade #WNDB #AmReading The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

marleed Well, you made me laugh! 6mo
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Love Like Sky | Leslie C. Youngblood
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Today, i “helped out” at the ACT Lit #LitCircle featuring Love Like Sky by Leslie Youngblood, facilitated by Proff Tokeya Graham, hosted at The Avenue. It was amazing to see these kids engaging so fully with the book. They asked great questions. And we got to talk about how when bad things happen, it can change your outlook on life and what kids can do to feel better when they get down. #RepresentationMatters, y‘all. #KidLit #ListenToKids

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘m home sick from work today. Which means: tea, extra #booktime, and fuzzy socks. What are your required #mustHaves for a #sickDay? Besides a nap, which is we‘re i‘m headed now.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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The book is just so looooong.

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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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Sequel in a story about a rogue security unit whose trying to find out about an incident when it malfunctioned and killed a bunch of people. Great read.

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Sawkill Girls () | Claire Legrand
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Gonna try for a few #readathon minutes, but I‘m being distracted by the sun and all the broken sticks in the yard. I‘m definitely That Neighbor.

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An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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I‘m torn about what to read next. What are y‘all reading this weekend?

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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“We hope or we falter.” #bookQuotes

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Beasts Made of Night | Tochi Onyebuchi
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Sunday reads. #WNDB

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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“I wondered if falling in love looks like a crisis to the observer.” #BookQuotes #AmReading Heart Berries #ReadWomen #Audiobooks

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Saints and Misfits | S. K. Ali
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Hoping to get this started tonight!

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Now I Rise | Kiersten White

‪“That is the best we can do for our children, turn them into strangers with better hope than we ever had.” #AmReading Now I Rise by Kiersten White. #YALit #BookQuotes

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Untitled | Unknown
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Here‘s to another awesome year. Happy New Year!

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Hey! Did i tell y‘all this ended up being a TOP pick for 2018? I loved it. It‘s kinda like Oliver crossed with a fairy tale. Golems might be my favorite mythical creature. Well. After dragons and phoenixes. Anyway, I think that the lesson here is to never let #LibraryFines define you.

“We save ourselves by having someone to save.” #BookQuote #MiddleGrade #KidLit

Llanphear I‘m reading this right now! 🤗 11mo
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I‘ll give this sequel to A Gentleman‘s Guide to Vice and Virtue a #WNDB for the Ace main chick, the gay couple (who are the main characters of book one), and some solid consistency on race, gender, and sexuality woven throughout.

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“Our best is all we can do, and all we can hold on to us each other. And, zounds, that is more than enough.” #BookQuotes #AmReading A Lady‘s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. #readersofinstagram #YALit #IReadYA

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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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And I Darken by Kiersten White❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I loved this book. Likely to an degree unwarranted by the book... but it is what it is, y'all!

Lada is a reactive, emotionally unavailable princess. Her brother, Radu is a bullied sissy-man. They meet a prince who was never meant to lead, born of an ambitious concubine. You can see where this is going. It's gold, I tell you. Gold! I'm on hold for book 2. #YALit #AmReading
https://buff.ly/2Gvo0tB

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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The @nypl is doing 12Days of #bookness. I figured it‘s a great excuse to countdown my favorite 2018 reads. This was my #JanuaryReads #MustReads. #WNDB #readersofinstagram

GR review: Read my 4-star review of Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2103041086

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#ReadHarder Done and done.

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Blanca & Roja | Anna-Marie McLemore
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‪“Sometimes what a story needed was not a girl who would do what the prince told her. It needed the girl who took the prince‘s orders and crushed them between her back teeth, who bound his wrists if that was what it took to set him free.” #BookQuotes #WNDB

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This is an awesome idea. Thirty dollars awesome? Maybe.

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Glorious | Bernice L. McFadden
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No way am i going to get to all the library books that have checked out, especially with a Thanksgiving trip. This one‘s already a few days late and racking up 35 cents per day in late fees. Eeep! So, releasing these back into the wild. I did read Mirage, which was pretty good.

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Glorious | Bernice L. McFadden
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No way am i going to get to all the library books that have checked out, especially with a Thanksgiving trip. This one‘s already a few days late. So, releasing these back into the wild. I did read Mirage, which was pretty good.

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Found this bag of new books in the closet while cleaning up. I wonder who i was hiding them from. 🤔📚

RavenLovelyReads 😂😂 13mo
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American history is just a nightmare. #Audiobooks #Circus

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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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This was an irresponsible trip to the library. At least it‘s not actual crack, I guess.

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Census | Jesse Ball
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So far, I‘m kinda bored. But I‘m optimistic.

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Better Off Undead | James Preller
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Always wear your helmet,kids!

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Zora and Me | Victoria Bond, T R Simon
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Attempting to sort through my books from the Rochester Children‘s Book Festival. But Mabel may be an anti-intellectual.

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Pignic | Matt Phelan
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Matt Phelan can illustrate a dumpster fire and I‘ll buy it.

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At least when i go overboard on picture books, i know i can read them quickly. #RCBF

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Beauty and the Clockwork Beast | Nancy Campbell Allen
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#OctoberReads part 2: i really like the Beauty and the Beast retelling. Needed more kissing!! Did not like the sleeping beauty erotica that I read tho. Gag.

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Conspiracy in Belgravia | Sherry Thomas
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A top read for October. Even though i don‘t care about the mystery parts. #OctoberReads part 1

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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Damn it. I accidentally checked out more books! The #newBooks shelves are a trap, y‘all! #readersofinstagram #AmReading #BookBeast

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Weird stuff, y‘all. #RIPXiii

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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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‪My kid‘s friend came over in the summer to borrow a book and i butted in and loaned her a few faves of mine. Including several hard covers. I was immediately filled with the warm, squishy feeling of INSTANT REGRET. I just found the picture documenting the books. Urgh. ⚰️#YALit #KindnessOrStupidity?

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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My Name is Memory | Ann Brashares
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Y‘all. I just finished My Name Is Memory and am prepared to find every copy of it and burn them in an epic bonfire so no one is subjected to this HEARTBROKEN RAGE about the ending. Everybody read it so we can be rageful up together.

#ReadWomen

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Bunnicula | Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel
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Jim Howe definitely wanted fans to talk about his newer series The Misfits, but everyone really wanted to hear about that damn vampire rabbit. Ah well. #TBF2017 or 16.

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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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“All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

“But what I'm trying to say, I'm not sure
But I wonder if inside my head
I'm not just a bit different from some of my friends
These answers come into my mind unbidden
These stories delivered to me fully written!”

Matilda The Musical Original Cast - Quiet Lyrics

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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Went to the mall for season appropriate work clothing. Bought a pair of lacy shorts and 3 books. At least i got a Starbucks sample. 🤷🏾‍♀️

TheNextBook I am thinking I may try and squeeze in Dactyl Hill Squad this week. I want to read it before I let my kid get to it! 14mo
ReviewsMayVary It‘s hard to get everything in!! 14mo
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The Night Parade | Ronald Malfi
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Maann. This guy! I would be excellent in an apocalypse. I hate people. Not that I plan to survive one. #AmReading The Night Parade. #RIPXIII #Audiobook

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Was planning to read this tonight. But i have a book due back to the library tomorrow... so i gotta read that one instead. Blub.

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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‪When you‘ve got the perfect books to bring out your new sugar skull art! #Squeeeee Of course, I‘m not putting signed books by a window. What am I, insane? ‬

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Anger Is a Gift | Mark Oshiro
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‪“He could deal with it as long as his mother was there.” That‘s a #bookQuote kiss of death y‘all! I‘m definitely gonna throw this book at some point. #AmReading Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro ‬

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Neverwhere | Ne?l Ga?man

“You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.”

It always makes me nervous to start rereading a previously loved book. What if I‘m a different person now?

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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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Top pick of the month: Ghost. I‘d say the #YALit led the reading pack this month. #MonthlyWrapup #JulyReads

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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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This would be a great illustration for several parts of it. I loved the part where Martha had to release a bunch of enslaved because their freedom was delayed until her death and they spoke fondly of her demise. #GirlPlease I was also struck by what was an ability for Washington to be surprised by duh things (eg his enslaved weren‘t motivated by his success. Wow.)

National Portrait Gallery—
“Behind the myth of benevolence,”
by: Titus Kaphar

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Went to bookstore for a book. Bought too Books. Can‘t decide which book to read first. Waste away on phone instead.