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RiaWritten

RiaWritten

Joined November 2016

LibraryThing member RiaWritten

Book garbage. Cross stitcher. Reader of shampoo bottles when the magazines run out. They/them pronouns. Black lives matter.
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
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Book two of two that I won. Again, really sweet. I liked it a lot.

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I won two books in a drawing at work! This one was really cute.

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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Surprise casual NB rep makes my day. Also, this book is just really great so far.

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Checked this out from the library yesterday and finished it today. It helped me realize it was time to drop out of NaNoWriMo and focus on writing in a way that works for me. Looking forward to that!

KristenDuck 100%. You can only succeed when you feel most comfortable with your own process. 2mo
tpixie That‘s amazing to find out!! I remember when I was in school I was great at studying and then I switched schools and somehow lost confidence in myself so then started trying to do everybody else‘s study habits and then finally realized I need to stick with my own study habits. Good luck 🍀 2mo
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Horror stories and a Midsommar mug of tea on a lovely October Tuesday off.

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First day of a new job! Guess where. :)

4thhouseontheleft Congrats! That is exciting! 😍😍 4mo
slategreyskies Wow! So excited for you!! :) 4mo
tpixie Congrats! 🥳🥳🥳 I spy Leo Aster- North & Leo Lennox- South
Or: Patience & Fortitude 🦁
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TrishB How cool 😁 4mo
CaitZ Congrats! 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh so exciting! Congratulations!! 4mo
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Hoooooolyyyyyyy craaaaaap (this book punched me in the face with awesome and I loved it)

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Absolute Sandman Volume One | Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth
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My spouse has been on me to read Sandman for ages and I'm finally getting to it courtesy of their giant tomes. Loving it so far.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Mehso-so

Audiostitching over and the book was...meh. the author has some writing quirks I didn't love and the ending sort of made me roll my eyes to the heavens but it held my attention. Probably won't be going back for more Michaelides though.

CarolynM Totally agree. 5mo
dragondrool I was so underwhelmed by this book and the ho-hum ending. 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Audio stitching today! Almost done with the book and just starting the cross stitch. Interested to see how this wraps up...

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New apartment, New city, New library. Hello, Staten Island!

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I was a bit nervous to share this but here goes. My book is on sale officially! If you want an autographed copy there are still some left. Lulu and Amazon links forthcoming. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1050456837/signed-copy-of-the-tenth-tier-a-novella

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Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron
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It's been a while since I've posted a #LibraryHaul and I feel like this needs to be remedied at once. Brought a book back today and didn't mean to get more but here we are.

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The Graduate | Charles Webb
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This is what I found when I came in to work today. I had a good cry. The coursework for my MLIS is done. Now just waiting on my degree.

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No Vacancy | Tziporah Cohen
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I made myself a library book bingo for when I graduate in a week(!!!) and am pretty thrilled with it. Sorry for the bad picture. Yes I have all these checked out right now. No this isn't all the books I have out. If you want author names for any of these let me know! They're all on the back...haha

LiteraryinLawrence Early congrats on your graduation! That‘s huge! Hope you enjoy the reading fest to follow. 💜 8mo
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Capstone | Misty Provencher
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*excited screaming*

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The Finish Line | Cliff Ryder
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I'm so close to being done with grad school I can taste it but I'm nowhere near out of the woods yet. This is the progress on my capstone. Each thing that's not crossed off is about three paragraphs of writing I need to do. I'm about to run off into the sunset never to be heard from again.

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 9mo
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The Escape Artist | Brad Meltzer
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I honestly enjoyed this one a lot more than I thought I would. I definitely called a lot of the twists but it was a lot of fun.

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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I honestly had a pretty miserable time reading this book, in spite of it having a lot of fascinating history and culture in it. Did anyone read it and disagree? I'd love to hear why!

RidgewayGirl Did you have the audio version? 10mo
RiaWritten @RidgewayGirl Yes I did. The performance was good. My issues were with the text. 10mo
SamAnne I really enjoyed it but it has been a couple years. I liked the dark humor. Looking forward to the sequel that just came out. 10mo
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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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With five days left til it's due. I'm reading this one for school and loving it so far. But then I've pretty much loved everything I've read by this author so I'm not too surprised.

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Just as I Am: A Memoir | Cicely Tyson
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Watching the incredible Cicely Tyson at ALA Midwinter. Can you believe she's 96??

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Just got this gorgeous Hanukkah gift from my cousin and im so excited to read!

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The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
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I proposed to my partner this past Tuesday and they said yes! We're so excited we've barely been able to focus all week.

MicheleinPhilly Congrats! 🥂 1y
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🎉 1y
AmyG Congrats you two! ❤️ 1y
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candc320 Congratulations!! 1y
AkashaVampie Congrats 1y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Congratulations!! 🥳🥳 1y
Chelsea.Poole Congratulations! ♥️ 1y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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FINALLY!

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Say what you will about how I have no s(h)elf control, but this looks like exactly what I need right now.

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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This was SO GOOD! I had a great time reading it. Can't wait to snag the others.

Jesstifies They are all really fun IMO. I haven‘t started her latest full length novel in the series but can‘t wait! 1y
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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This book is overdue and school just started but I'm gonna try and read it anyway.

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Bunny's Staycation | Lori Richmond
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I'm staying with my partner at an AirBNB 10 minutes from my house for like 11 nights, and will likely have no time to read. Think I packed enough books? (In my defense some of them are textbooks...)

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The Return | Rachel Harrison
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My library book situation has gotten worse. 🙀🙀🙀

emz711 You can take all those out of the library at once? 1y
Branwen You make me feel so much better about my own library book decisions! 🤣😂👍 1y
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Wonderland | Zoje Stage
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Current library book stash. I have no shelf control.

LiteraryinLawrence How long of a borrowing period do you guys have? My library only lends for 2 weeks, so even if I had off for 2 weeks with nothing else to do, I couldn‘t get through your shelves! 😋 Still, it‘s always good to have options... 1y
RiaWritten @LiteraryinLititz We get 3 weeks with the possibility of renewing. I work at the library though so I'm there all the time. 1y
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The Clockwork Dynasty | Daniel H. Wilson
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This is my assigned book for the week and I'm a bit dubious for some reason. Has anyone read it?

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So I'm still in recovery but doing a lot better than when I made my initial post a few days back. The tests came back and as it turned out I was carrying 50 STONES in my gallbladder. The largest was .5cm in diameter and the oldest was over 8 years old. I'm gonna feel GREAT when this is all over wow.

Megabooks Omg, that is a lot of stones!! I hope you‘re able to get relief soon!! 💙💙 2y
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I just had surgery on Thursday (surprise!) and now I'm home recovering. Enjoy my recovery nightgown.

AmyG Feel better! 2y
MaureenMc 💕💕 2y
Karkar Sending healing thoughts your way! 2y
Lcsmcat Wishing you a speedy recovery. 2y
quietjenn Healing wishes to you! 2y
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Bought some books by Black authors this month and the first two finally arrived. :)

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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Currently reading for school and having a heck of a time focusing. :(

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Whose Butt? | Kathy Tekiela, Stan Tekiela
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I found my new favorite book at the library yesterday. 😹

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Mouthful of Birds | Samanta Schweblin
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Flipping through an old magazine and found a short story by a favorite author. This makes me want to revisit that book. But I have no time right now.

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Such end papers! 😻

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Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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Culled several hundred books from my TBR but I'm still well over 1,000. I better learn to read faster.

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Slytherin looks. 🐍🐍🐍

Should I do the other houses next?

Branwen You look awesome! 🤗💕 2y
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 2y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I thing I have always believed. It's nice to see it in print.

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Showing off my new buzz cut and Gryffindor colors (for some reason) today. Hey, it's not my fault red and gold look nice together. 🐍🐍

sprainedbrain Love your hair! 2y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I have 200 pages to read and approximately 8 hours to do it. Doesn't seem like much, at 25 pages an hour, but I'm at a complete standstill. I don't know why reading is so hard during this time.

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Here's my summer. Not pictured (because they're on the Kindle, or will be): the tagged book, Code Name: Butterfly, and Dear Martin. This is gonna be an adventure. Good thing I snagged a book on speed reading too!

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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First YA novel of the semester! This one is a reread of a book I love so very much. It's hard to read right now because it's so intense, but it's stunning.

Curiouser_and_curiouser I didn't realise this book is in the YA category. Would you know what age group YA covers? Would it be 12-18? My girl is 11 so I've had her in mind whilst I'm reading it but as I'm only halfway through I was kind of waiting for some possible adult scenes to appear which might mark it as "not for her age". I'm thinking now there won't be if it's YA. 2y
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Let's Talk About Love | Claire Kann
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Getting ready for the upcoming semester like oh snap I gotta read a new YA book every week. I'm excited and scared. 🙀😻🙀😻

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Fire Sale | Sara Paretsky
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As promised, here is a link to my book sale form! There's another link within to a spreadsheet that has all the books and that information in it. If you're interested in having me mail you books in exchange for currency, I highly suggest you click here! https://forms.gle/NFsQ3Tv9EdKCF4un8

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It | Stephen King
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A mug my partner gave me. (They totally get me.)

Karkar This is awesome!! 2y
BookwormAHN Nice 🎈 2y
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Fire Sale | Sara Paretsky
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I have a ton of great quality hardback books d be willing to part with for not a ton of money. If there's enough interest here I'll make a spreadsheet and a Google form for those interested and you can PayPal or venmo me.

RiaWritten I noticed I have a bunch of good paperback and graphic novels too! Lmk if you want that spreadsheet. :) 2y
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