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SarahBradley

SarahBradley

Joined October 2016

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Simply a beautiful, sorrowful, introspective gem of a story. PS. Picture is “harvested” off the inner-webs, but isn‘t it lovely?😂

Eggs Yes!!! 2mo
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“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” -Virgil. I had a 9/11 read-a-thon today! Never, ever forget! #Relatedto911

Texreader ❤️ 💙 🤍 3mo
Texreader Such a good idea. Wish I‘d thought to do the same. 3mo
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Entertaining and heartwarming.

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The Bright Side Of Disaster | Katherine Center
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June recap #2. Tagged book and Float Plan were favorites. Lots of variety 😂

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
robinb Katherine Center 💛 5mo
Eggs I see some on here that I might like....💞 Great reading!! 5mo
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This is Who We Are | L R Patton
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Summer Reading June Recap #1. Tagged book was my favorite. Reading whatever I want, whenever I want😀

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
Eggs I loved Who We Are as well❤️ 5mo
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Float Plan | Trish Doller
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Don‘t let the illustrated cover fool ya. This was much more than a cheesy romance. A grieving Anna sets off on a voyage to honor a lost love, her journey takes her to the most unexpected places. @Eggs

Eggs ❤️ 🐚👏🏻 5mo
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The Lost Husband: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Y‘all, I am in so many challenges this month I‘m having trouble keeping up with everything! I‘m reading and listening every minute of every day! 🤣 our local library is using the reader zone app for participants to log their pages and it also displays the leaderboard in real time. Here are two books that were quite enjoyable. I‘ve read almost everything by this author. #audiojune Currently reading book 19 of this month!

Eggs Go You 👏🏻🥂🥳!!!! Ms Center has more books than I could‘ve imagined! 6mo
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Fairly proud of my May bookspin bingo board. Wasn‘t really sure what I was doing LOL so I started with 20 books, reading all but 3.5 of them. No life-changing books, but all enjoyable reads! Now, bring on June! @TheAromaofBooks

Eggs Great job ❣️❣️ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!! 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
Eggs 💗💗💗💗 6mo
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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town | Kimberly Willis Holt
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Don‘t mind me… Just having a little Kimberly Willis Holt book fest over here. Three sweet, sorrowful, southern stories. Read the tagged book and Louisiana Sky many many years ago but both were worth a re-read. @Eggs

Eggs Love Holt 6mo
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What to Say Next | Julie Buxbaum
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A young adult book about the joy of finding unlikely connections. Two teens, one nuerotypical and the other not, forge a friendship surrounding the accidental death of one‘s parent. Love Buxbaum‘s timely narratives. @Eggs @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 7mo
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Kisses and Croissants | Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
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Pink cover love 💕 Two YA summer romances set in Europe. Ballerina finds summer love while studying in Paris. Aspiring baker from Miami finds new love and inspiration in England. Enjoyed the tagged book‘s plot a bit more than the other.

Eggs 💗💗 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Sepetys is a master storyteller. This book was in a word, rich. Rich in setting, characters, folklore, with a dash of suspense. New Orleans historical fiction (1950). I relished this story about a young woman‘s plight to find a better life. @Eggs @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Once Upon a Quinceaera | Monica Gomez-Hira
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#DoubleSpin Sweet story-Carmen‘s quince was ruined three years ago due to family drama and love interest,Mauro. What will happen when the meet up three years later, the summer after senior year? @TheAromaofBooks @Eggs

Eggs 🧡🧡🧡 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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This is how the author describes her latest work: “...a book about not just dealing with, but celebrating the strange and broken parts of ourselves.” Hilarious, honest, hopeful, oh and hilarious. (Warning: do not read this book anywhere that loud laughs might offend others). Addressing topics from mental health issues to a plethora of names for lady parts; I believe every reader can connect to Jenny‘s thoughts and musings. #bookspinbingo

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Dear Hank Williams | Kimberly Willis Holt
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Bittersweet treat of a story. Holt‘s books appeal to any age. Set in late 1940‘s Louisiana with historical tidbits woven into a memorable cast of characters. This is #3 on my May bingo board. @Eggs @TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love your sweet mom ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
Eggs Must. Read. 😘😘 7mo
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@TheAromaofBooks ok lol now what do I do?😂

TheAromaofBooks haha Great start!! Okay, so I drew two numbers this morning, 2 & 18. Those are the “official“ BookSpin/DoubleSpin reads for the month & if you read them & let me know that you read them, they will count as two entries for my end-of-the-year giveaway!! If you want to do the bingo part, go to my page & I've posted a bingo card - you just match the numbers with your numbers (i.e. the top left corner on the card is 11, so you check that off if you ⬇ 7mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) read Anne of the Island, etc.) If you tag me when you review books, I'm always interested to see how everyone is progressing!!! 7mo
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Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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Book 20 #YApril Maverick‘s younger days...a hopeful coming of age story amidst the harsh throes of Garden Heights.

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In Paris with You | Clmentine Beauvais
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Found this listed in one of my many searches for Young Adult novels in verse. It was written in poetic form, but actually a love story alternating between the characters as teenagers and ten years after. A quirky plot that centers on how views of love change as we mature. I‘ll go ahead and include it in #YApril -Book 19 #poetrymatters @Eggs

Eggs ❤️📚❤️ 7mo
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Toffee | Sarah Crossan
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Books 17 & 18 #YApril , two more in verse, with teens in trouble as the theme #poetrymatters

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On Pointe | Lorie Ann Grover
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I stumbled across this novel in verse that follows Clare‘s tumultuous summer. She‘s trained for years to be a company ballerina, what will happen if she doesn‘t make the cut? And when a family emergency changes everything, Will she learn to see what is truly important? Book 16 #YApril #poetrymatters @Eggs

Eggs Must have 🥰 7mo
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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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An ooey-gooey-two-teens-on-a-train love story. 💕 Book 15 #YApril

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I'm getting a free audiobook from @librofm for shopping at my local bookstore! Learn more here: libro.fm/ibd #IndieBookstoreDay

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Because I Am Furniture | Thalia Chaltas
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Two more teen novels in verse (that you may not have heard of), each centering on topics relevant to young adults. High interest and intense situations. #YApril Book 13 and 14 #poetrymatters @Eggs

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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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Evocative novel in verse. Nima, a Muslim American teenager, feels like an outsider, unsure of her self and purpose. Vivid language depicts Nima‘s feelings and culture, rich in emotion. Elements of magical realism thread metaphorically to help Nima see her life for what it truly is; full of love and promise. For fans of E. Acevedo (author names her as the book‘s godmother) Book 12 #YApril #poetrymatters

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The Truth Project | Dante Medema
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Book 11 #YApril and #poetrymatters Enthralling plot, intense imagery, and relevant teen topics flourish in this novel in verse about a high school senior who uncovers a life-changing secret during her senior project revolving around her heritage and identity. @Allylu @Eggs @megnews

megnews I love a novel in verse. This sounds up my alley. Stacked. 7mo
Allylu YAy! That sounds amazing! 7mo
Eggs Just finished this novel in verse-so awesome ❤️❤️ 4mo
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Eleven | Tom Rogers
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We read to remember...I purchased this book at my recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial in NYC, erected upon the remains of the tragedy‘s site. So much to take in and process. Read the book on the plane home, feeling the need to stay immersed in the memories of so many lost. @Eggs

Eggs It was unforgettable yes💔😓 Thank you for making this happen for me 😘😘😘😘😘 7mo
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Shark Girl | Kelly Bingham
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#YApril books 9 & 10, both in narrative verse, both addressing teens with extreme physical challenges. #poetrymatters @Eggs @megnews

Eggs Loved the book and cover of One ☝️Haven‘t read the other book 📖 7mo
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Interference | Kay Honeyman
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#YApril Book 8. I was expecting a cheesy teen romance, but what I got was a sweet story that was part Friday Night Lights , part Emma, set in a Texas town amid a feisty political race. @Eggs

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Mazie | Melanie Crowder
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An intriguing story with an entertaining glimpse of yesteryear. Eighteen-year-old aspiring actress, Mazie Butterfield, seeks performance dreams and sense of self in the bright lights of Broadway, leaving Nebraska and lingering love interest behind. Set in 1950‘s. Book 7 #YApril @Eggs

Eggs Sounds lovely💕 8mo
megnews Starting this soon! Can‘t wait! 8mo
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What I Like About Me | Jenna Guillaume
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Adorable. Just what I was in the mood for. 16 yr old Maisie chronicles her vacation full of family, friendship, romantic prospect, body image issues, oh and throw in a beauty pageant. Reminiscent of Dumplin‘, yet unique and fun. Book 5 #YApril @Eggs

Eggs 💗💗💗 8mo
Allylu Sounds fun! 8mo
megnews Never heard of it but sounds fun. Stacked! 8mo
megnews Also I love her red hair 8mo
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Instant Karma | Marissa Meyer
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Cute YA Rom Com Book 4 #YApril-Perfrctionist Pru is quick to judge lazy, rude, or irritating residents of her coastal town. She dreams of people getting what they deserve. Justice comes true when she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on others. But there is one person on whom her powers backfire: Quint, her slacker lab partner, who turns out to be noble helper of sea wildlife. Hate to relationship mixed with saving animals.

Allylu Good job! 8mo
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1. Tagged book was such a wonderful, humble text. Relished every word as an educator. 2. Love realistic fiction-Liane Moriarty or Fredrick Backman always deliver. 3. Jenny Lawson will make you laugh til ya cry.

megnews 🤔 let me think 8mo
Eggs 💗💗💗💗 8mo
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We Come Apart | Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
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An intense tragic love story. Two teens from different worlds find each other while fulfilling community service for theft. Dual voices and in verse. Book 3 #YApril #poetrymatters @Eggs

Allylu Great job. I love books in verse. 8mo
TheSpineView 👍 8mo
Eggs ❤️👏🏻❤️ 8mo
megnews I love novels in verse. Stacked 8mo
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Happy Easter Littens! @Eggs

Eggs Beautiful photo ❤️❤️ Winnie the Pooh 8mo
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Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
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Julie Buxbaum crafts young adult romances with such depth, you‘d swear the characters are real people you know. A little high school “You‘ve Got Mail” in this one, but it‘s not a cheesy plot; two kids dealing with loss find hope and solace in one another. Book 2 #YApril

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Love and Leftovers | Sarah Tregay
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Book 1 #YApril and #poetrymatters -a full of teen angst novel in verse. Marcie‘s relationships are shattered when her parents separate and she has to navigate life in new and old places. This is the book I wished I could have read when I was in high school. A little dramatic at times but engrossing and bittersweet overall. Who else is a sucker for novels in verse???

Eggs I live for them 👍🏼😘🌟 8mo
Allylu Me!!! 8mo
TheSpineView 👍 8mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Finished #MGMarch with 32 books. On to #YApril!

SaturnDoo You did awesome ❤💜❤ thanks for tagging me!! I want to go back and add some of your books to my tbr😊 I'm participating in #YApril as well. 8mo
Allylu Glad you‘re doing #YApril, too. 8mo
Eggs 👏🏻🥳👏🏻 8mo
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War Stories | Gordon Korman
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Book 31 #MGMarch History and insight are packed into this nuanced tale of battle, memory, and family. 12-yr old Trevor learns harrowing truths about war when he revisits Normandy with his veteran great-grandfather. Chapters alternate between a 17 yr old infantryman trying to survive and Trevor as he travels through France to learn how war affected lives. Great detail, but the reader has to pay close attention to follow the action in this one.

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Red, White, and Whole | Rajani LaRocca
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“I have one life, /where I try to merge all the places/I‘m from: India and America,/ mother and father/ past, present ,/ and future.” Book 30 #MGMarch #middlegrademarch Absolutely beautiful story in deftly flowing verse. @Eggs @megnews @SaturnDoo

Reign_1982 I had to bail on this one too. 8mo
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Wish | Barbara O'Connor
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Another treasured story of friendship and family in unlikely places. Set in North Carolina with the sweetest characters. Book 29 #MGMarch #middlegrademarch

Reign_1982 I enjoyed this book 8mo
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 | Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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Take me back to elementary school...where every afternoon I was transported to Klickirat Street...sprawled on the lawn getting to know my new friend Ramona (and all her thoughts, worries, and laughs).

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Summerlost | Ally Condie
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Story of 12-year-old Cedar‘s first summer after her father and brother were killed A myriad of emotions permeate the novel: a deep connection between a girl and a boy, an interest in the life and early death of an admired actress, and the struggle to find footing after learning that nothing is ever certain. Genuine characters, unique setting and tender treatment of tough issues result in a sweet, hopeful, even wistful story. Book 28 #MGMarch

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Life in the Balance | Jen Petro-Roy
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Veronica struggles to balance softball, friends, and family turmoil. Right before All-Star team tryouts, her mom enters rehab for alcoholism. Her dad says they may not be able to afford for her to be on the team. In effort to earn money, she begins to doubt her feelings for the game she thought she loved . Is her mom the only one learning balance, or can Veronica find a way to discover what she really wants to do with her life? Book 27 #MGMarch

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Off and Running | Gary Soto
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I have read/used many of Gary Soto‘s stories, plays, and poems as mentor texts being a middle school for nearly 19 years. With humor, Hispanic culture, and lively imagery, he casts characters with which many kids can identify. This was a quick little book I found on my library app. While not riveting in plot, it‘s an enjoyable girl power” tale. Book 26 #MGMarch #middlegrademarch

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As Brave As You | Jason Reynolds
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Been on my TBR too long...A delightful summer adventure with elements of forgiveness and struggle woven into the story of two brothers from New York spending time with their southern grandparents. Jason Reynolds has a writing voice you cannot help but love. ( I‘ve read every single one of his books!) Book 25 #MGMarch #middlegrademarch @Eggs

megnews I love Jason Reynolds. This has been on my tbr a long time too 8mo
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Ground Zero | Alan Gratz
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“It isn‘t me against the world, Brandon realized. It‘s everyone, working together. And not against the world either, but for each other.” What an INTENSE, important, and informative read-told from alternating settings and points of view. Gratz always deftly narrates the toughest scenes with such clarity and sensitivity. #MGMarch #middlegrademarch Book 24 @Eggs

Eggs Great photo! I know where that is!! I gotta read this!! 🥰🥰 8mo
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These Unlucky Stars | Gillian McDunn
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Book 23 #MGMarch #middlegrademarch Annie struggles with the belief that she‘s perpetually unlucky-And that‘s why her mama left her with brother and Dad years ago. Her feelings of isolation begin to unravel as a failed prank results in an unlikely friendship with Gloria Crum. Can Annie learn to see past her self and her own troubles to make the connections she so desperately needs? Similar tropes, yet told with anauthentic voices. @Eggs @megnews

Eggs Wow you are reading a lot of books this month 👏🏻👏🏻💗🤗 8mo
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Book 22 #MGMarch #middlegrademarch Marcus is a BIG kid who is misjudged as a bully and extremely protective of his special needs brother and mom. A spontaneous trip to Puerto Rico leads to encounters with his heritage, family, his estranged father, and ultimately important self-discovery. Rich in heart and humor. @Eggs

Eggs ❤️🧡❤️ 8mo
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