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SheilaChew

SheilaChew

Joined May 2016

Teacher ~ Library patron ~ Ravenclaw 📚 Love to read, knit, bake, and play games. Living the dream in Southern California.
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The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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“We are all guilty of seeing things through the lens of our own lives.”

This guilt is my current heartbreak. It helps to see my feelings articulated on the page.

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The Austin central library is six stories of beauty and light. I bought a tshirt. I think this is going to be a new thing for me - to visit libraries when I travel and buy stuff to support them. What library do you love? #publiclibrary #library

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Reading at a cafe in Austin, Texas. This book is SO long. I‘ve been reading it all week all over Austin!

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Reading poolside today. I have nine school days left, but today feels like summer. #teachersoflitsy

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The Road Trip | Beth O'Leary
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Listening to the audio while on a road trip this weekend. I have two hours left - need to fit it in while I do errands. I love the two narrators and the flashback to “then” and back to “now”.

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I really enjoyed reading this book about a modern woman at a crossroads in her life and an apothecary who specializes in poison.

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Hazel2019 Cute doggie 🐶 🥰 3mo
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💙 when your coworker brings you a book at work 💙

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Current read in my new bedroom reading chair!

Bookzombie Looks comfy!! 5mo
DivineDiana How nice! 4mo
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Library haul. This should keep me busy.

DivineDiana It certainly should! 4mo
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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January has been a good month for reading for me! All the Bright Places was a good one - funny, sad, and great characters.

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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The Four Winds is an epic story of one woman‘s life during the Dust Bowl in Texas and heading west to California to search for a better life. Heartbreaking and unforgettable.

2022 off to a good start - reading wise. I have time to read because I am home sick. So that‘s no fun.

Bookzombie Hope you are feeling better. 6mo
SheilaChew @Bookzombie Thank you - today I am! 6mo
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Fool: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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Ended the year with an audiobook on a road trip. Christopher Moore‘s Fool is a hilarious retelling of Shakespeare‘s King Lear. Very inappropriate in all the funniest ways. A great way to close out 2021.
Happy new year everyone!

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Knitting a second sock and reading about Nina Hill.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks LOVE this book!! And your socks too!! 6mo
JamieArc Those socks look so cozy! 6mo
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Merry Christmas!!! Reading by the fire in the afterglow of gifts. Thankful for the season!

Nute Merry Christmas, Sheila!💚🌟❤️ 6mo
SheilaChew @Nute Merry Christmas and happy new year! 6mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Great book and I met my goal for 2021!

Texreader That‘s awesome! Congratulations! 🎉 7mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 7mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 7mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“…it‘s so horribly, desperately easy to fail at being grown up.”

It really is.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Just read the first few pages, and I‘m speechless at how Backman puts my feelings about life into simple humorous prose. It‘s just lovely.

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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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I really enjoyed this book. It is so clever and a mix of history and fiction. A witch and a vampire fall in love and travel back in time to find a teacher for the witch. Amazing plot and great characters. Can‘t wait for the third book to be available!

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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Ah I am enjoying this book so much!

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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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One of the things I love best about my kindle is being able to go to the library while I‘m in bed. Checked out six books. Starting with the second book in the Discovery of Witches series!!!

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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2001.
New York.
September, 2001.
Why didn‘t I see it coming?

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Ooh this book is so good! It‘s keeping me up past my bedtime three nights in a row! #witches #vampires Happy Halloween! 🎃🦇👻🧙‍♀️🧛🧡🖤

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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Audiobook!

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You Suck | Christopher Moore
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Good morning, mortals. This book is so crazy and fun!

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You Suck | Christopher Moore
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Currently reading this stack. The top one is just so much fun. The next three are challenging me in very good ways. The bottom one is something I‘m looking forward to unpacking. #teachersoflitsy

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Ahh this was so fun! I listened to the audio version and it was delightful! Alex and Poppy are best friends who travel together. Reminded me of When Harry Met Sally. Fun read for summertime!

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Another day to read by the beach.

bookaholic1 Beautiful view 10mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Mini vacation 💙

JamieArc Nice! This is my current read too. 10mo
wanderinglynn Great view! 10mo
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I read this book awhile ago, but thought it would be fun on audio. Yep - it‘s good.

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Re-reading this - I adore Jacqueline Kirby, and this one is hilarious! She decides to go to a romance writers conference, because she is bored, and then decides to write an historical romance. Oh, and solve a murder mystery too. Easy and delightful reading.

CarolynM I love all Elizabeth Peters books❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
SheilaChew @CarolynM me too! 10mo
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Wild Seed | Octavia E Butler
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I started the audiobook, but I needed the print version to finish. The audio is a good reader, but the cadence was comforting and I kept falling asleep. Once I switched to print, I was able to connect to the story and finish it.
This is the story of Doro and Anyanwu, two immortals with exceptional gifts. Doro uses his power to gather and breed gifted humans. Anyanwu is a healer.
Excellent and disturbing. I want to read the series.

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Reading this slightly disturbing book about a young mother while enjoying the sunset and a boozy drink.

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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I listened to the audiobook on Audible. Delightful - fun story set at a local renaissance faire.

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The Baking Bible | Rose Levy Beranbaum
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“Let‘s make croissants by hand from scratch “ he said.

“Great idea! I need to go to the library and do some research first..” I said.

As one does…..

SheilaChew Also, found some knitting books, because it‘s summer and I have free time! 12mo
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I loved this slightly crazy fictionalized story featuring the works of the Bronte family. And now, of course, I need to read the ones I haven‘t read yet. Thank you, used book store! These are my summer goals.

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My dog is guarding my book for me! My friends gave me this to read and it‘s perfect so far - a young woman starting her studies at Oxford and waiting to find out what she has inherited as she is the only descendant of the Brontes.

TaciturnWhenReading I have this book too but haven‘t started it yet! Sounds so promising! 12mo
SheilaChew @TaciturnWhenReading It is quite delightful and I am avoiding all of my responsibilities and lying in the backyard reading. I am one happy bookworm! 12mo
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Summer work reading. It‘s challenging in a good way!

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I read this for a second time. It‘s really the perfect summer mystery - it takes place in Rome and has a little bit of history thrown in with the best main character, Jacqueline Kirby, librarian.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I had a great weekend - read two books 😁! Highly recommend Binti - it was amazing.

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Confess: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Started this book over breakfast. What a mistake! Colleen Hoover‘s books pull me right in and now I want to go back to bed and read all day! But I have stuff to do so I‘ll be an adult and get my act together. Pancakes were delish!

SheilaChew Stayed up past my bedtime to finish this. Every damn time, Colleen Hoover! I regret nothing! 13mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I‘m a teacher, so many people have recommended this book to me and it‘s been on my list for awhile. I started it on Monday and finished Thursday night. Wow - I was enthralled with the story, with the writing, with the fact that this is all true. Well, it‘s Tara‘s story. It is her truth. Which she wrestles with in such a genuine and heartbreaking way that you cannot help but believe her. And cheer for her. And then cry with her.

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Third floor patio poolside in Waikiki - not a bad place to read and drink my coffee. I‘ve been meaning to read this book for ages and finally have time and headspace to read it. Thankful!

Cinfhen How awesome 😎 ♥️enjoy 14mo
kspenmoll Fantastic! 14mo
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Another great story from Colleen Hoover! All of her books should come with a warning: do not start to read this if you have to work tomorrow. Stayed up to finish!

Also, so happy that I can sit in a coffee shop and read by myself. I missed this.

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Very cute novel! I enjoyed this!

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Spellbreaker | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Nice way to start the day. 💚

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Wow. I read this in one sitting. It‘s that good. And I‘m reeling from the ending. WTF.
Lowen is an author hired to finish a series of books by Verity Crawford, who has been seriously injured in a car accident. While researching in Verity‘s home office, Lowen finds a manuscript for an autobiography. So she reads it.
This reminded me of Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier.

Aswenson I‘ve heard great things! I need to make time for this one soon. 1y
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Decisions, decisions. One library book, one borrowed from a friend, and one I bought for my son. Verity is up next!

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I stayed up late reading! I feel like one of the best parts of me - the lover of books - is coming back after a long absence. Also, knitting this beautiful yarn into a scarf.

CSeydel That is beautiful! 1y
SheilaChew @CSeydel thank you! 💕 1y
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Ahh. I stayed up past my bedtime to finish and find out how January‘s story ended. A lovely wonderful book full of adventure and magic. I‘m so thankful I‘m able to read again! I missed it so much.

LoverOfLearning I loved that story! It was the first time I've ever something in that genre! Definitely magical and creative. 1y
LoverOfLearning @SheilaChew I've good things! Definitely on my TBR thanks! 1y
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