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Saknicole

Saknicole

Joined May 2016

North to the future ❄️ HS English Teacher 📚 Reading in the Last Frontier 🌲
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Got this graphic novel for my dear Magicians loving friend Sara. Anyone else excited for season 4?! #graphicnovels #gifts #teachersoflitsy

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Moby Dick: bílá velryba | Melville Herman
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My darling boyfriend and sometimes ocean captain asked me why I was photographing an ugly boat. ?? The boat may be "ugly", but I like the name! I'm always looking forward to the next chapter! #boatsoflitsy #harbor #alaska #boats #teachersoflitsy

Reggie Nice!! 2w
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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I've been recovering from surgery this week and have actually felt too tired mostly to even read. In between naps I've finally started watching A Discovery of Witches, which has been on my watch list for ages! I haven't read the books, although @Kimberlone has read the first. So far a bit dull, but Matthew Goode is enough to keep me watching till it picks up 😍 Should I read the series? #witches #adaptations #surgery #recovery

LaurenReads I liked the first book, but then couldn‘t finish the second one. 1mo
Saknicole @LaurenReads that's the same thing @kimberlone said. If I'm jonesing after season 1 I might try! 1mo
Kimberlone I have the second and third books. You can have them if you want to try. I kind of think the books are like a mix between outlander and twilight 1mo
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Glorydamn Darrow #reread #scifantasy

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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I'm loving my reread of Red Rising. It is so gorydamn thrilling. Plus Dillon is reading Iron Gold right now, so I can talk his ear off about it all. It has been insanely hot here in Alaska (according to Alaskans). We have been seeking some cool air where ever we can get it- today on Dolly Varden Lake. #teacheroflitsy #YA #summervacation #alaska #heatwave #dogsoflitsy #atleastimnotinafrysuit

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Waiting for our flight home in Minneapolis. Sadly this part of the terminal does not have a huge bookstore (WTF), so I'll have to deal with these small shelves. Maybe a Moby Dick Break? #airports #flying #travel #summervacation

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Moby Dick: bílá velryba | Melville Herman
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Today I am headed home from a massive road trip. Dillon and I drove over 3,000 miles, from Alaska to North Dakota and Minnesota. I'll post a picture of the sexy 1982 brown truck we drove for context some time 😂. Moby Dick has been my constant companion throughout! Hopefully the plane home will be some good Dick time too.

#roadtrip #dickjourney #Alaska #NorthDakota #teachersoflitsy

monalyisha Pretty edition! 2mo
jupebox How are you liking it? 1mo
Saknicole @jupebox it is good when I'm reading it, but I think I am frustrated I just enjoy it as beautifully written and a great adventure, and then remember I am supposed to figure out what it all means 😩 1mo
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jupebox Good point. What page are you at? 1mo
jupebox There are a few points where he makes that more clear (he‘ll get philosophical for a paragraph or two), but a lot of it, you‘re right, is about the journey. 1mo
Saknicole @jupebox 108 of 419 in my edition 1mo
jupebox Nice. 332 of 582 in mine. 1mo
Saknicole @jupebox I have to catch up! Also let me know what you think in the end. 🐳 1mo
jupebox Have Twitter? It‘s tough to find people reading this at the same time. 1mo
Saknicole @jupebox yes, I do! Sorry I didn't reply. I just never use it, but I'll give it a try. I think my handle is @ curiousniffler 1mo
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Moby Dick: bílá velryba | Melville Herman
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69/419 or 16% done with my #dickjourney . Currently Dillon and I are driving through Alberta in route from AK to ND. We've already driven 2070 miles! Moby Dick is a good read for the trip because: A. I have to finish it by fall to teach it somehow, and B. Dillon has read it before and thus is entertained by my reading sections aloud dramatically! #roadtrip #Canada #antitranscendentalism #teachersoflitsy

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Having movie night with friends. I love this movie adaptation 😍🔥📖 #filmadaptation #bookstofilm #movienight

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Moby Dick: bílá velryba | Melville Herman
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"Thought he, it's a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."

Dillon is getting the "Jumbo White" (his choice of a boat name) ready for the summer, which is the perfect background for restarting my #dickjourney , as @Kimberlone calls it. Wish me luck. I'm 12 of 136 chapters down.

#romanticism #transcendentalism #teachersoflitsy

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Finally finding a little reading time. I'm in Homer AK to help the handsomest man I know time a track meet. It is dreary and rainy, and I'm happy I could go inside for a tick.

Tamra Love Homer! Best halibut is fresh halibut. 😋 3mo
Kimberlone I see you are avoiding 3mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone I'm still grading essays I need to have some joy in life left 3mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole lol I hope you will be documenting your dick journey on litsy though 3mo
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Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Sometimes I just want to rewatch favorite shows and listen to deliciously bad dystopian teen romanaces. #oldfavorites #maytheoddseverbeinyourfavor #dystopian #YA

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I'm already loving this book. It's pulling me in deep and quick.

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I listened to the first season of the podcast when it came out years ago. I am super interested in picking this up sometime! Also seeing this made me think... Hum maybe season 2 was made? It was, I'm sold. #libraries #podcast #suspense

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Fairbanks | Montana Hodges
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This cellphone booth at the #Fairbanks library is pretty great! Finishing up school work while up here and got some parent calls done in there. #libraries #FairbanksAK #teachersoflitsy

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In #Fairbanks this weekend of my BFs sisters army promotion ceremony and trying to get some work on at the #NoelWienLibrary. I think the #Alaska section is a good place to camp out! #libraries

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The Original Watergate Stories | The Washington Post
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Ladies trip to #HomerAK earlier this week yielded some interesting used bookstore finds! Yes this book includes actual recipes. #watergate #springbreak #cookbooks #political

Tamra Love Homer! 5mo
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The Collapsing Empire | John Scalzi
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New bed for a few months while I'm house sitting means I had to migrate short list of #TBR same stack new location 📚📚📚

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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"They'll keep out of my way," she insisted. "It takes two to make an accident."
"Suppose you met somebidy as carelss as yourself."
"I hope I never will," she answered. "I hate careless people. That's why I like you."

#modernism #lostgeneration

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My bedside always devolves into the stack of unread shame. I need to purge to the shelves of unread potential. Somehow I'm sure Matterhorn will remain for another year or so. #readinginbed #weeknightfun #bookguilt #bookstacks

Stacypatrice “Unread shame.” 😂 7mo
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Song of Myself | Walt Whitman
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I adore the hell out of Walt Whitman. This is the final line of section 1. I Match make sections of this poem for each of my students. This part is theirs and they annotate, outline, and write essays about it. My favorite part of the year! #transendentalism #teachersoflitsy

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Books keep me sane at the DMV. This is the second day I've sat here for hours. 🤦‍♀️

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The Collapsing Empire | John Scalzi
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I saved this exciting package from @hermyknee for a post Christmas surprise! In addition to the book, Liz sent delicious smelling coffee, a book mark, sweet coffee cup, and literary pillow case! Thank you!! #bookmail #postchristmaschristmas

hermyknee Oh I‘m so glad you like everything! That coffee was a special edition, so you can‘t get it anymore! It‘s my favorite, so I hope you like it too! 8mo
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@Kimberlone and my nephew already tearing through his Christmas gift from his Aunt Kimberly. Next will be my gift Airborn by Kenneth Oppel.

hermyknee Hey! Did the package I sent you ever arrive? It should have arrived last week. 8mo
Saknicole @hermyknee yes! Got it right before I left home for my parents in a different town and decided to save the fun! When I'm back home I can't wait to open it! 8mo
hermyknee @Saknicole hooray! Happy Holidays! 8mo
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Using my new flask ice fishing 🥃 ❄️ Definitely enjoying another beautiful winter in the land of the midnight sun!

LauraJ That will only get prettier with use. Drink up! 8mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Carrying on her amazing habit of themed book wines, @907Margaret brought the magic with these two wines for book club at my house. Another great wine choice was Earthquake in honor of our exciting day in Alaska.

Kimberlone Yay you finally finished it?! 8mo
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This cuteness was in the Peninsula Clarion today. Probably in a million other papers too. #newspapers #alaska #readingtogether #adcouncil #libraryofcongress

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The metaphor and unpacking of this particular line is endless! I've been working on "The Raven" with my American Lit classes. Updated my quote board in honor! This is my favorite part of the year. Almost time for my absolute favorite #transcendentalism ! #romanticism #americanliterature #teachersoflitsy

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Reping my #staygold button today at school. Thank you all my alma maters for convincing me that green and gold look great together. #teachersoflitsy

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Finally working on my November book club pick! I'm hosting in a few weeks! @907Margaret already has given great feedback! I am also working on my Greek mythology unit with my sophomore classes, so I'm digging the vibes all around. #teachersoflitsy @Kimberlone I know it's taken me sooo long to start!

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Updated quote board at school! Shout out to all the strong women of color around the world! I loved this poem when I read the book, the accompanying illustration is also strong! #womenofcolor #bookspines #poetry #teachersoflitsy

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Jesus' Son: Stories | Denis Johnson
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Starting this for the plane trip home from our San Francisco weekend! It was recommended and lent to me by my former department chair at school. #planereads #SanFrancisco #teachersoflitsy

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Loved this one and the movie is excellent! 10mo
tpixie Did you have a favorite place (s) to go in San Francisco? I‘m heading there today! 6mo
Saknicole @tpixie sorry! I loved it all! Hope you had a great time. I was just dreaming about the Irish coffee at Bueno Vista coffee 6mo
tpixie @Saknicole had a great time, thx!! 6mo
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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
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Cherry is funny, honest, & really took me on a journey with a surprisingly likeable junky. The narrative felt like it was going somewhere, to some kind of climax, or rock bottom, but the result was meh. There didn't feel to be any resolution, just circular tapering off to meet the opening scene of Emily shoving ice down his pants to bring him back to life. But that scene was the beginning; and there was no life to hold on to at the end. #heroin

Smartypants Just because it is set in Cleveland, I‘ll check it out. 10mo
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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Not only did this sandwich place in Oakland have bomb sandwiches, they clearly love The Outsiders as much as I do! From day one of @Kimberlone and my trip to San Fran for our mom's bday! #quotesinunusualplaces #ponyboy #oakland

scripturient I saw the pic before I read your caption and immediately added ‘Ponyboy‘ in my mind. 🤣 10mo
sprainedbrain @scripturient Me too! Then, I thought of Butch Walker, because he has a song and an album called Stay Gold... and he includes the ‘Ponyboy.‘ 😂 10mo
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Another stellar interactive display from the loveliest librarian in the world @Tamrawear #teachersoflitsy #librariansoflitsy #libraries #bannedbooks

Kimberlone Omg so great! How‘s BOB going?! 10mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone I'm bringing them in this year! Going great! 10mo
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The other night we had a power outage, and I was rewarded with the rare joy of seeing my lovely roommate Desirae read with me on the couch. Her reading is usually exclusive to airplanes. #reluctantreaders #poweroutage #alaska #roommate

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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
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Some of you may remember my horror at realizing my copy of Into the Wilderness was missing 30 pages. What to do with such a book? 🔥 Well it's been sitting in my kindling pile for months! Tonight we had a power outage and in honor of #bannedbookweek I figured I'd snap a shot of the burn. Don't burn books y'all, except of course in times like these. Don't worry I own the ebook now 😉

Kimberlone Yes! Alaska status!! 11mo
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Julius Caesar (Revised) | William Shakespeare
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I updated my quote finally. I am falling in love and the gooeyness is seaping into all aspects of life. This is a small section of my gallery wall behind my desk. Kudos to all the talented students who have allowed me to keep their literary interpretations over the past 3 years! #teachersoflitsy #poetry #love

UrsulaMonarch What a great wall!!! 11mo
britt_brooke Love it!! 11mo
Kimberlone ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
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I'm in army phase of this story. This book is so real, and unreal at the same time. Like he is realistic and almost reasonable, but insane, and that's kind of the appeal. #armymedic #addict #fuckedupbooksaboutfuckeduppeople

Book_Fairy_Mary I'm roughly at the same part. Definitely an interesting book thus far. 11mo
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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
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Weird how this feeling isn't just for junky bank robbers. So far I'm loving the dark humor and honest tone of the book. #quarterlifecrisis #drugaddiction

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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
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Enjoying the last bit of summer in the hammock before Alaska gets chilly! Just got this book in the mail. I heard an interview on NPR a few weeks ago, and what can I say Terri Gross got me intrigued! #readingoutside #iraqveterans #authorisinprison #bankrobber

Kimberlone I want to borrow this when you‘re done! 11mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone absolutely! I'll bring it when I am done 11mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Wowza! Thank you a million times over for the lovely package @DebbieGrillo ! I definitely don't own the books yet, and can't wait to start on them! All the thoughtfulness blows me away! Yeah! #tcps #laborday #teachersoflitsy

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All American Boys | Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
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It's that season battle minded readers!!! ⚔️ I just got my cart full of this year's Battle of the Books books from librarian extraordinaire @Tamrawear I'm really excited for the choices this year! #battleofthebooks #alaska #teachersoflitsy #ya #gottareadthemall

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The feeling when I see the wealth of my sister @Kimberlone 's Kindle library 🙌 Definitely had to delve into To All the Boys I've Ever Loved after the cuteness of the film. #sisters #kindle #sharingiscaring #ya #romancy

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Thank you @DebbieGrillo for the lovely box (can't wait to see what's inside!!), it was delivered ages ago while I was gone this summer, but I have neglected the litsy posting, sorry! #TCPS #teachersoflitsy

DebbieGrillo Glad it has arrived and I hope it makes your start up a bit brighter! 12mo
Kimberlone What did you get?!! 12mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone I don't know yet... Oh the mystery! It's a teacher's swap for the beginning of the year and we are all supposed to open them on Sept. 3rd! So I'll know soon! 12mo
DebbieGrillo Hey!!! It is opening day! 11mo
Saknicole @DebbieGrillo I know! I can't wait to get home from my labor day trip tonight to open it! 😍 11mo
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It may be hard to see, but please share my horror in discovering that there are 30 missing pages in my paperback! I was reading in a tent in Glennallen at the time of this horror and was so thankful to be in cell service to download the ebook right away! #readinghorrorstory #wtf #missingpages #thatpartwasimportant #printingmistakes

CaliforniaCay This happened to me before! I was flabbergasted and devastated. I waited for months before buying another copy of the book. But luckily, the one with the missing pages is now repourposed and used for bookish art 🤗 12mo
RaimeyGallant Oh no! 12mo
Saknicole @CaliforniaCay good idea to use it for book art! 12mo
BiblioLitten Has happened to me too...very frustrating. But bookish art is a good idea! 12mo
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Despite being confused that the directions were primarily written lower 48 to Ak while we were travelling the opposite direction, @Murphytall and I managed our way from home on the Kenai Peninsula to Skagway and back! The Milepost is an Alaskan institution and we enjoyed flipping through and doing things old school! Pull out map included! #travel #ALCAN #Alaska #Canada #driving

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@Murphytall and I hiked the 33 mile Chilkoot trail this week! We stayed 5 night on the historic trail, leaving lots of time for reading! Along for the miles were Canery Row and the first half of Into the Wilderness (sorry @Kimberlone ). Megan lugged the weighty House of Spirits on the trail! This is at Happy Camp, the morning after we summited 🏔 #hiking #backpacking #nature #alaska #canada #chilkoot

Kimberlone Now you need to finish that book! 13mo
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