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Sarahreadstoomuch

Sarahreadstoomuch

Joined February 2016

Librarian, reader
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Bolla: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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I‘d be hard pressed to find a character that made me feel more disgusted by who he is than Arsim. He so selfish and cruel; heartless. This is his story, from the time just before Serbs & Albanians went to war in Kosovo. Newly married, wife pregnant (unplanned) & he has fallen in love with a man. The way he treats his wife, then his lover, is just terrible. Then we see after the war…. Ugh. The writing (and audio) is so good it pissed me off

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Real talk here: I have been struggling more than ‘usual‘, enough for me to start seeing a therapist for the first time. I found this book in our library catalog (though I think it‘s a UK publisher, and I‘m in US) and it seems to connect to some things I‘ve been thinking about. This doesn‘t claim to have the answer for everyone, but has positive stories from people, and some things that have worked for them.

sprainedbrain ❤️ 2w
ravenlee I‘m glad you‘ve found a therapist - that‘s a step a lot of us never take. Good luck on your journey. 💓 2w
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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This was not at all what I expected, and so much better for it! I think my book group is going to love it! More than a mystery around the disappearance of two girls in remote Eastern Russia, this is more like interconnected stories from viewpoints of people affected by the crime - and another similar one with a Native girl years earlier. I love how it came together at the end…. But that ending!! Thumbs up to the audio too.

BookBelle84 I loved this one! 3w
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What has plot holes the size of submarines, is snort-worthy funny, and also quite disgusting and maddening? This book right here. Excellent on audio, was hooked from the beginning to find out what happens and how, all while also feeling nauseated by the gross patriarchal system of this boarding school. Still thinking about it, wondering whaaaattt?? And happy I listened. It was a total fluke.

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Gold Diggers: A Novel | Sanjena Sathian
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This was a fantastic audio! Loved the story - a satirical look at the quest (and cost) of pursuing the American Dream by the child/community of children of Indian immigrants. I forgot how much I enjoy a splash of magical realism in my reading.

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This was an alright story…. Nowhere near as good as News of the World (tho Capt Kidd makes a quick appearance). Very atmospheric and slow paced…. Excellent narrator on the audio, but my mind drifted at times. Not bad, but not great either.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Hi all! I‘ve missed you! But my book clubs at the library are restarting and I‘ve nearly finished my YALSA reading (which I‘m not allowed to publicly discuss) so I‘m Slooowly coming back to Litsy. This is the first book club book of the year and I cannot wait to see what the group thinks. I had trouble with the audio to start, but when it clicked- I fell in love. Such creative writing!

Tamra Yes! 💜 2mo
megnews I loved the format and everyone says the audio is great but I don‘t think I could follow it. 2mo
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Mail Call | R. Lee Ermey
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Heads up @AmberWB ! It took me the full month since I received the package for me to read what‘s in the package... but it is now on its way to you!! Enjoy!! @Tattooedteacher @EH2018 #lmpbc

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Just raced through this book in 2 days to be ready for a book group and woah... I‘ve liked Shusterman in the past, but I had forgotten how easily he gets me wrapped up in the story! As soon as I have control over my reading choices again, I will read the rest of this trilogy.

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Latest Readings | Clive James
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I hate not sharing all the great books I‘m reading, but I am enjoying my work, reading for YALSA‘s Quick Picks list. Here‘s a snapshot of my reading stats for February. #bookreport #monthlystats

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Cane we get a big Litsy #welcomewagon hello to @Cfuhr716 who just joined! She was looking for a new bookish community because FB was feeling too negative. OBVIOUSLY I suggested Litsy - such a fun positive place!

TheSpineView 😍Welcome to Litsy @Cfuhr716 the best bookish community around! 😍 9mo
bibliobliss Welcome 💗📚 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you on Litsy @Cfuhr716 !!! 9mo
Tattooedteacher Hi there! Welcome to Litsy @Cfuhr716 9mo
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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Finished this reread for book group tomorrow night; 8 years since I‘d first read this. It did not age well. And while Eleanor‘s story still reads as tragic as ever, my discomfort comes more with being more aware of Park‘s character. It feels like a case of #fakediversity where he is half Korean just to be an other, a matched misfit to E‘s redhead with a terrible family situation. I‘m still processing. I loved this the first time. Now...

LibrarianRyan Ahhh. Former staff member spent years telling everyone hoe glorious 100 years of solitude was. The book club she hosted at the library decided to read it, so she did a reread. 20 years later and a different perspective, she couldn‘t understand what she used to see in it. 9mo
Butterfinger I was wondering about this one for fake diversity. 8mo
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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There were so many places this story could go and really explore... instead it was boring, included too much political theory & strategy, and had a blah non-ending. I think it maybe was trying for too much all at once. The narrator for the audio was fantastic- no fault of hers.

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Seriously this was very cute & fun! #picturebook #readingwhileworking

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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I couldn‘t help myself and read this book yesterday and today. And I‘m so glad I did! Great ending to@this series- very strong. Nikolai is still my favorite, so I am looking forward to his duology... but now I REALLY DO have to turn my reading choices over to work and YALSA Quick Picks! For real! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘m almost never a fan of the second book in a trilogy... there‘s really a lot of moving plot on to book 3 and it always feels a little too long. This was peppered with some action, humor, and some great characters. I‘m a big Nikolai fane right now. Hoping I can squeeze the last book in before I‘m completely buried in ‘required‘ reading that I mostly can‘t post about! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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Also finished this audio today, read by the author. It was set up like a trip through time - the evolution of Seinfeld‘s stand up through small bits. I enjoyed it, but don‘t expect continuous lol moments... audiences help create those.

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Fangs | Sarah Andersen
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Andersen is breaking out of the “Sarah‘s Scribbles” - but not too far. This is about a relationship between a vampire and werewolf, but is still mostly sequential comics and not a developed story. Also, some funny, but some obvious/predictable jokes. #bookspinbingo #lastfreespace #probablyunpopularopinion

Butterflyamore I understand your perspective. I had been really interested in reading it until I took a closer look at it in the bookstore. It wasn‘t quite what I was hoping for! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks I found this one quite adorable (and loved the actual way the book was printed/bound) but was sad that there isn't more of an actual plot to it. 10mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @TheAromaofBooks yes, the “presentation” was really well done. I think that may have led me to think there would be more to this than there was! 10mo
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Just finished this for one of my book clubs.... such a sweet story! I loved Don‘s perspective, and how he processed different situations from what to have for dinner to falling in love (and realizing that it was love). #bookspinbingo

Soubhiville I loved this book, and the second. I have book 3 lounging on my TBR. Someday! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to read this one for quite some time! 10mo
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Um, not really sure how to take this one. On one hand, pretty much nailed the personality of a 6 year old. Other hand, I can‘t imagine reading this to a child and they being very interested. I could be wrong, but... #rorygilmorereadingchallenge #bookspinbingo

Butterfinger My child, currently 9, loves Eloise. I have read those books a million times. In our copy, there is a page that opens out to show Eloise's map or journey of the elevator and floors. We have spent hours on just that page. Nahnee!!! 10mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Butterfinger this had that too - which was pretty cool. I‘m glad that kids still like it! It‘s a classic for sure, but I wondered. 10mo
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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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It took me a bit to warm up to the story, but then it took off! Thanks to @Endowarrior21 for including this on your #newyearwhodis list! I don‘t think I would have found it on my own. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks I've seen mixed reviews on this one, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!! 10mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @TheAromaofBooks I should say the big “reveal” was not terribly surprising, but I liked how it finally dawned upon the characters. 10mo
Endowarrior21 I am glad you liked it 😊. I am waiting for the two I picked from your list to be released from the library they are in quarantine. 10mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Endowarrior21 yay! I can‘t wait to see what you chose and what you think!! 10mo
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Dad Is Fat | Jim Gaffigan
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Quick listen that made me laugh out loud in the car and while audio-puzzling!

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This is a sweet picture book to help small children think and deal with sadness. I loved the illustrations and colors used. Thanks to my children‘s librarian friend who mentioned this one to me!

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I chose this audio on a whim, and it was a good choice! Creepy with some fun, a bit of sad, and a few jabs at the patriarchy and systemic racism. #bookspinbingo #freespace #centersquare

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The Wedding Party | Jasmine Guillory
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What a freaking day. Thankfully I finished this up and got a happy ever after despite all the crazy in the Capitol today. #justtwoweeksleft #thanksgeorgia #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress! 11mo
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The Final Score | Jaci Burton
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I was just about to permanently shelve my 2019-2020 book journal when I realized I hadn‘t given my final score for #teamereadnosedreindeer in #wintergames2020! My final score is - 4,762 points! Thanks for a great month of reading and events @StayCurious and @Clwojick !

StayCurious Great job!! 11mo
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The Good Sister | Jamie Kain
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Just finished my December #lmpbc book - and realized I left these books completely off my January #bookspinbingo card. Whoops! #freespace it is. Mailing out as soon as I can!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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Giant Days Vol. 14 | John Allison
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They‘ve graduated. We see glimpses of their lives past uni and... is it okay that I‘m still not ready for it to be over? Because I really loved these girls and this series. #firstbook #bookspinbingo #boardnotreadyyet #wintergames2020 #lastday #teamreadnosedreindeer 11pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
ravenlee I just checked out the first volume from hoopla. I hope I like it as much as I want to, but I‘m a little anxious. Does that make sense? 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @ravenlee makes total sense! I hope you do like it, but don‘t sweat it if it doesn‘t work for you. 😉 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @TheAromaofBooks turns out this was my #doublespin! Woohoo! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Alright!!! 11mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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10 more than last year! Happy reading in the new year everyone! #bye2020

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This was so fun! And filled with such heart. I‘m glad to list it as my last completed book for 2020. It feels right. And a sequel coming in July? Count me in! #bookspinbingo #BOOKSPIN #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 11mo
rockpools That‘s a fab book to end the year on! 11mo
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The Good Sister | Jamie Kain
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My December #lmpbc book just arrived - a full 2 1/2 weeks after it was mailed. Thanks, USPS. It shouldn‘t take that long from NY to NH! Lol. I will get this read and mailed as soon as I can!

EH2018 Oh, wow, that took a long time! 11mo
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Here‘s my list for January. But here‘s the thing - it might be my last list for a while... or not. I‘m not really sure. I‘m really excited to be on a YALSA committee starting Jan 1, but that means I can‘t really share what I‘m reading on social media. Or at least not give any indication of what I thought about it... so this might be it. We‘ll see. But YAY reading for a committee again!! ⬇️

Sarahreadstoomuch The books will start arriving by the end of January, so we‘ll see how much of this actually happens before then! 11mo
Librarybelle Oh! Congratulations! 11mo
CaitZ Congratulations on the YALSA committee! 11mo
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TheAromaofBooks Oooo exciting!! Well, if you want to use those books to continue participating in #BookSpin, you can make an anonymous list - just use cover colors, or initials, or whatever you want to do to keep track of which is which!! 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @TheAromaofBooks great idea!! Because I think I can post pics of my board without giving positive or negative feedback on the book itself... And I wonder if I can still fit in my TBR books, outside the required reading... it‘s my goal anyway! 11mo
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Scored | Sloane Howell
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The word game gave me a huge boost in points this week! My total score for #teamreadnosedreindeer in #wintergames2020 is..... 4,685! Just a couple days left to earn points now!

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Fun little mystery stories! Very Agatha Christie, honestly. #bookspinbingo #cornersquare #wintergames2020 #teahreadnosedreindeer 26pts #readmyowndamnbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 11mo
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The Tradition | Jericho Brown
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My husband I have watched It‘s a Wonderful Life, at least in part, every Christmas Eve since we started dating... 20 years ago. #tradition #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 26pts

kspenmoll We watch it too-never gets old! 🎄 11mo
Texreader That‘s so awesome! 11mo
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White Christmas | Irving Berlin
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Watched White Christmas for the first time ever while finishing my Christmas jigsaw puzzle! Bing Crosby‘s eyes are super blue.. never knew! Got 3 more bingos on the movie bingo cards too. #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 66pts

StayCurious Great job! 11mo
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Big Bang: Poems | George Bilgere
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Watched a Christmas episode of Big Bang Theory, then 3 Christmas Simpsons for #teamreadnosedreindeer in #wintergames2020 21pts

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Crooked House | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie is amazing. She leads you through the mystery, and you trust her, and then BAM she pulls the rug out, or opens a concealed door to what should‘ve been seen all along! Love her! #authoramonth2020 #bookspinbingo #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts #readmyowndamnbooks

TheAromaofBooks I LOVE the way that everything you need to know to solve this one is RIGHT THERE, you just don't realize that you aren't looking at the puzzle the right direction until the very end. This one was just fabulously plotted all the way through. 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @TheAromaofBooks exactly! It‘s brilliant!! 11mo
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A Christmas Memory | Truman Capote
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Sweet story of the author‘s childhood Christmas in rural Alabama with his closest friend - his elderly cousin. #bookspinbingo #freespace #BINGO #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer +46pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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Mistletoe and Mr. Right | Sarah Morgenthaler
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I like this series.... and this was a fun love story with larger than life Lana and quiet Rick. #bookspinbingo #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 26pts

TheAromaofBooks I've really been wanting to read this series!! 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @TheAromaofBooks I really love the setting. I‘ve always wanted to go to Alaska, and I love small towns! 11mo
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Scored | Sloane Howell
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Current score for #teamreadnosedreindeer in #wintergames2020 is..... 692 points. I‘ll take it.

StayCurious excellent! 11mo
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Watched A California Christmas today, and scored 6 more bingos across 3 boards for #teamreadnosedreindeer! #wintergames2020 126pts!

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Santa's Elf | Igloobooks
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SANTA!! I KNOW HIM!! Not there yet, but one of my favorite Christmas movies ever. #elf #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 6pts

Linsy 😆 Love that movie so much!!! 11mo
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Hey! I wore my Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress to work today! #uglychristmassweater #teamreadnosedreindeer #wintergames2020 11pts

LibrarianRyan Such a pretty old library. Carnegie? 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch No, it‘s by HH Richardson in 1883. At least this room was part of the original building. There was an expansion in 2000, but this room is the prettiest 😍 11mo
charl08 It looks lovely 😍😍 11mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Alright, I‘m in. Need more points for #wintergames2020 #teamrednosedreindeer! It‘s a busy week, so my goal will be to read 20-25 hours in this timespan. Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Love hosting these. Good luck, you can do it. 😍 11mo
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Giant Days Vol. 13 | John Allison
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I love these girls so much!! But now they‘re almost done at Sheffield and thoughts are turning to post-uni life. #bookspinbingo #freespace #BINGO #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 31pts

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!!! 11mo
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Fence: Rivals | C.S. Pacat
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Volume 4 of this series brings the team together for their first team practice match. I am fascinated by the fencing and enjoying what seems to be some slow burn relationships brewing..... #bookspinbingo #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts

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I liked this... I saw myself in a lot of these comics. Especially the realization as an adult that there‘s nothing “wrong” with me, I‘m just an introvert (that can operate as an extrovert for short periods of time) and the exhaustion from that is normal. #bookspinbingo #doublespin #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 11mo
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Last Days of John Lennon | James Patterson
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My library is one of several in MA that are co-sponsoring an awesome event right now with Hank Phillippe Ryan interviewing James Patterson 😊

Sarahreadstoomuch Sometimes I‘m shocked at what my job entails, and how I am getting paid to watch this. #lovemyjob 11mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Finished my other book club book! 2 days to spare! This was a reread, technically, but I found I had no solid memory of the story, just impressions. Like I knew what was going to happen but not how exactly. I never continued with the series back then though, and given how much I enjoyed Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom-I feel like I don‘t have a choice now! #bookspinbingo #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
cewilf Wait a minute - I‘m in that book club!! 😂 I think I knew I followed you on Litsy by some crazy chance but had forgotten!! 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @cewilf omg!! Hi!!! So funny 😂 11mo
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