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TiredLibrarian

Joined April 2018

If libraries had ice cream and cats, and allowed afternoon naps, they would be Heaven.
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

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Teresereading Love it 12mo
HiMyNames_Alyssa "I know you don't know me but please, please, please you have to help me" 12mo
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Just started this. I'm not a huge romance fan, but I did enjoy Book Lovers, so I have hopes for this one. We're having a book discussion of it at the end of the month.

CrowCAH I‘m reading this too AND having a book discussion at the end of the month! Are you a #MittenLitten, part of GDRW Greater Detroit Romance Writer‘s? Your name doesn‘t ring a bell as one of our members. 12mo
TiredLibrarian @CrowCAH No, I'm in upstate NY. I'll be interested to hear what you & the group think of it! 12mo
CrowCAH @TiredLibrarian awesome, glad your group chose this book too for a summer BEACH READ! Same, let me know what you think. 12mo
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I really enjoyed this. There's more Eleanor in me than I'd like to admit, and I'd love to have a Raymond (minus the cigarettes)!

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A lot of food for thought in this one; I'll need to go back and revisit parts of it. I have a feeling it simplified and Westernized the Tibetan Book of the Dead almost beyond recognition, but it's great for where I am right now.

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I enjoyed this one about a death doula who may have forgotten how to live. It was a bit too cute in places, but I could relate to the main character, and I liked the insights into our attitudes toward death.

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Enjoying this one so far; I can really relate to Clover.

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Restoration | Rose Tremain
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I'm not big on challenges, but I think I'll try the #BookedInTime challenge for July. This has been on my TBR for years! After I read it, I can see the film, which apparently stars a very foppish looking Robert Downey Jr. @Cuilin

Cuilin I like this plan. If I don‘t read this book I definitely have to check out a foppish RDJr. 13mo
Deblovestoread I‘ll be interested in your review. Rose Tremain is an author I‘ve been meaning to read and I definitely want to checked out the movie. 13mo
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A thought provoking little book. More religious that I expected, but some wise advice on how and why to carry on when the very act of getting out of bed seems to be too much.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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A heart warmer. I was prepared to find it too cutesy with an octopus character, but it really worked well. Got something in my eye toward the end.

ju.ca.no Sounds cute! 13mo
Aims42 Yep. Someone was chopping onions at my house without my knowledge at the end 😉🥹😭 13mo
MatchlessMarie I read this one recently and I think Marcellus has become one of my all time favorite book characters. 🧡 13mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Going to try this one next; I've heard good things about it.

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The author follows three teachers through a school year, and adds some research about teaching in this day and age. I would have liked more of the personal stories and less of the factual content, but it's still an eye-opening read. #nonfiction #education

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A Maryland administrator to a group of female math teachers: "Long-term subs are really hard to find, so I need you to not get really sick or pregnant this year." #FirstlineFridays @ShyBookOwl

kspenmoll Serious? OMG!!! 13mo
behudd This book sounds fascinating in the worst way 13mo
TiredLibrarian @behudd That pretty much describes it. Great read, but definitely has its share of "what the hell??" moments. 13mo
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About 1/3 into this, and really enjoying it. The teachers profiled are amazing. #nonfiction #education

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I've read parts of this before, but now seems like a good time to go back to it. There are some difficult things going on in my life right now, and I can use the gentle wisdom of Pema Chodron. #spirituality #Buddhism

TheBookgeekFrau Wishing the best for you 🙏🏼 14mo
Leftcoastzen She helps me too! Hope things improve! 14mo
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Ruthiella Hope Pema can help. ❤️ I‘ve not read her but my sister is a big fan. 14mo
DivineDiana I have this book, which I bought after Hilary Clinton lost the Presidential election. Sending good wishes to you. Time for a reread for me. ❤️ (edited) 13mo
TiredLibrarian @DivineDiana I find her helpful. I think it's a book best dipped into a bit at a time, so you can digest her words before moving on, or revisited periodically. 13mo
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Small Mercies | Dennis Lehane
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This was so good, but it's not for the faint of heart: there are no heroes, and there's a fair amount of violence. But Dennis Lehane can write like nobody's business. #mystery #thriller

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Small Mercies | Dennis Lehane
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Just started this last night & couldn't put it down! Great so far, even if the main character is hard to like at times. Can't wait to see where this is going. #mystery

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The Rescue | T. Jefferson Parker
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Just started this one; the opening really hooked me! Looks like a combo thriller & shaggy dog story.

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I read the previous books in the Bill Smith / Lydia Chin series and enjoyed them, so I expected this to be a good read. Instead it was a bit of a slog. Slower paced, less of the relationship between the two, and a less-than-compelling mystery plot. The bright sides were the few scenes with Lydia's mother, and the commentary on the New York art scene. ⭐⭐⭐ / 5 #mystery

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1. New York City

2. I like London and NYC, but really anything where the author writes with such detail that you feel like you're in the place, with the sights, sounds, and smells.

3. The Shire

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing ❤️❤️ 1y
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I guess reading time is over for now. 😻

Bookzombie 💕🐈‍⬛ 1y
BiblioLitten 😄💕 1y
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Shifting colors on a monster billboard bled through the April evening mist, showed me a shadow in the alley.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Just started this one. I'm in the mood for some mystery in the Big Apple, and I've enjoyed others in the Bill Smith/Lydia Chin series. #mystery

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An interesting novel centered around a meeting between Queen Elizabeth I and Grace O'Malley, Irish pirate queen. There's also a lot about Elizabeth's late-in-life favorite, Essex, and the wars and clashes in 16th century Ireland. The structure is odd - much of it is a monologue by O'Malley- but I enjoyed learning about the period. #HistoricalFiction #Ireland #Tudors

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📺 Three Pines (based on the Louise Penny books). Great stuff!

⛱🌊 Maine - Ogunquit or mid-coast.

🎲 Wordle & Quordle - my morning rituals!

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 😍😍 1y
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Dark Angel | John Sandford
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I thought this one was much better than the 1st in the Letty Davenport series. Great pacing and plotting, lots of action. I would like to see a softer, more personal side to Letty, but I get that that isn't what Sandford is doing with this character - she's a bit like a female Jack Reacher. #mystery #thriller

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1. I like them both, as long as the multiple POVs are distinctive enough to follow easily.

2. Not really. Tried reading a Spanish language book; it was painful.

3. Both, but probably more of a mood reader.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗👏🏻📚 2y
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A library display for Irish American Heritage Month and St. Patrick's Day! Wish I had room for more goodies there. #librarydisplays #displays #Ireland

Suet624 💕💕 2y
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Been in a bit of a slump. About 1/2 done with this one, and it's mildly interesting. #mystery #booksaboutbooks

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1. Tough one! Louise Penny, Jon Krakauer, Robert Kolker?

2. Uncle Pumblechook, Gradgrind, (Dickens is full of crazy character names), Bean (in Louise Penny's A Rule Against Murder - it's a plot point in the story)

3. Tagged

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳📚🤩 3y
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1. I reached my GR goal, which was one more than last year 😊

2. I'd like to catch up on the Gamache series, and a few others, but between time constraints & getting distracted by other books, it's probably not happening 😕

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Congrats on your GR goal and thanks for playing! 3y
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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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📖 About 1/3 done; not sure how I feel about it yet.

🍁 Seeing a new cat in our backyard trying (and failing, repeatedly) to catch something. Many pounces!

📚 Running up against library due dates 📆

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂📖✨ 3y
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The Religion | Tim Willocks
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Thanks for the tag, @Eggs 😊 #WondrousWednesday

1. There are many places I'd love to travel to after reading about them, but the first to come to mind is Malta, setting of the tagged book. It sounds lovely & has such an interesting history.

2. Having a good, FT, decent paying job with health insurance.

Eggs Great post - thanks for joining in 🥳 3y
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Northshire Bookstore | Manchester Center, VT (Bookstore)
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1. A new bookstore, Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, opened near me; can't wait to visit! The tagged is an old favorite. Would also like to visit the Hobart Book Village, but you could plunk me down in any bookstore & I'd be happy 📚😊

2. Sometimes but not usually; I love the serendipity of book browsing.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 💜📕 3y
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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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Just began this one; off to a good start. #fiction #suspense #thriller

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@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

1. The Nancy Drew series; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2. I love reading in all kinds of weather, but if I had to choose, it would be rain or snowy weather. Something about cuddling up with a good book, a throw, a beverage and a cat (if the cat cooperates!)

3. Having my mother in my life; today's her 91st birthday 🎂

Lreads Happy Birthday to your mom! 🎉🎂 3y
Ruthiella 91 is quite an achievement! Happy Birthday to your mom! 🥳 3y
Eggs How wonderful to have your Mom❤️❤️ 3y
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A Man and His Cat 4 | Umi Sakurai
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I read the 4th in this manga series yesterday. It's cute fluff, and was a nice palate cleanser after reading Into Thin Air. It's a little too cutesy for me, but it has its wholesome charm. Now, on to a book about Sylvia Plath! #manga #graphicnovel #graphic #cats

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I checked this out of the library for a November read, but I picked it up and got hooked. So good! #nonfiction #adventure

LeslieO I literally could not put this one down. I remember holding it in one hand and reading while trying to cook dinner! 3y
Crazeedi This was his best book IMO 3y
TiredLibrarian @LeslieO @Crazeedi Finished it in 2 days. Riveting read! 3y
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1. It's a very odd book; early American Gothic.

2. I (luckily) don't have a lot of nightmares. A recurring one is some kind of school-related panic: I'm late for class, or lost on campus, or missed an important assignment. The worst version is that I failed to complete some requirement and they want to take my degree away!

3. Detest it!

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

BookmarkTavern I graduated from college years ago, and I still have those dreams of a final I didn‘t study for! 😂😂 Thanks for sharing! 3y
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Buster Keaton Remembered | Eleanor Keaton, Jeffrey Vance
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It's not every day that a new bookstore opens in your town - in fact, we haven't had one in about 25 years! The bookish folk here are all very excited. I'm planning to check it out on Saturday and probably give it a little financial support 😊❤📚 #bookstore

Leftcoastzen What a cool name for a store! Loving the Deco letters! 3y
TiredLibrarian @Leftcoastzen It's in an arts district about 2 doors down from the Capitol Theatre, originally built in the 1920s and undergoing renovations. The owner's obviously a film buff and it's a great fit for the area. 📽🎞❤ 3y
Leftcoastzen Very cool! 3y
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Nute So cool! Can‘t wait to see photos of the inside. 3y
BookBosomed1 Yea! Digging the 🏳️‍🌈 flag. 3y
wanderinglynn How awesome! ❤️📚🏳️‍🌈💜 3y
Ruthiella Super exciting! 😃 3y
TiredLibrarian @BookBosomed1 @wanderinglynn Yes, proudly LGBTQ+ friendly 🏳️‍🌈📚❤ 3y
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Bibliophile: Diverse Spines | Jane Mount, Jamise Harper
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This is so much fun! Collections of lists (pictured are mystery & horror by diverse authors), author picks, featured bookstores, and more. The design is very colorful and attractive, with thick paper and a lovely cover. Thanks to the publisher & Goodreads for a copy in exchange for an honest review. #nonfiction #booklists #litlovers #bibliophile #BibliophileDiverseSpines

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On an equatorially sunny day in southern Vietnam, our banana-yellow speedboat carves a broad white wake into the Saigon River.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl #nonfiction

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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It's an interesting premise: you can briefly travel in time, as long as you return before the coffee just served grows cold. This quick read has 4 vignettes of people who take that journey. The writing is awkward and, in places, repetitive, which may be a result of the translation. I do think I'll pick up the sequel and see how that goes. ☕😊 #fiction #timetravel #fantasy

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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

📚 No. I work at a library; why would I pay for one?

📚 I'm on FB, GoodReads, have an Insta account that I check intermittently, a Twitter account that I check rarely. Litsy is the most fun and has the friendliest users. ❤

📚 The good health of myself & my loved ones, and progress on some long deferred tasks. 😊

Eggs Agree #2 ! Thanks for playing 📚😊💙 3y
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 😊 #Two4Tuesday

🔍 I'll take a crime novel every time.

🔍 I think the main difference is tone. In cozies, the murder is a puzzle to be solved, but there's usually a sense of an orderly community, and a lighthearted tone. The murder's an aberration. In a crime novel, the murder is symbolic of a greater break in the social order. There's greater fear, suspicion & isolation.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🖤🎃🧡📖 3y
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Started this tonight. Interesting premise, but the writing is oddly stilted and repetitive (problems with the translation, perhaps?) Not sure if I'll finish or bail at this point. #fiction #fantasy #timetravel

Moonprismpower I enjoyed the audiobook. Maybe try that. 3y
TiredLibrarian @Moonprismpower Thanks for the suggestion - I just placed a hold on the audio version at my library 😊 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Heartbreaking, as expected. Life-affirming, and beautifully written. Today's mission, in addition to reading & football, is to tell a few people how much I love them. ❤ #nonfiction #health #medicine #death

TiredLibrarian The photo is of the author's wife and widow, Lucy, and their daughter, Cady, at Paul's gravesite. 3y
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Finished A Great Reckoning tonight. Very good, but I wished there had been more about the residents of Three Pines.

I think my next pick will be nonfiction. Arriving Today addresses something that intrigues me: the changes in the supply chain & consumer behavior. (What's with the weird shortages?) And I read an excerpt of Invisible Child that's enough to break your heart. Which to read next? 🤔

#mystery #ThreePines #vivegamache #nonfiction

TiredLibrarian This is the excerpt from Invisible Child: https://nyti.ms/3DthwUm 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Thanks for the invitation @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl - I will try to set a few goals for the weekend, although it's pretty full!

🍁 Finish tagged book (20% left)
🍁 Finish A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (40% left)
🍁 Start & finish 1 other book TBD

#Anywayyoureadathon

Eggbeater Thanks for joining! 3y
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining us! 3y
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. None at the moment. I was going to join #BFC but I forgot 😕

2. Sweet potatoes, squash, potatoes, carrots, broccoli

3. I was able to take my mother to get her Covid-19 booster & flu shot today. 💉❤

kspenmoll So glad for you & your mom! 3y
Eggs Thanks for playing 🧡🎃🧡 3y
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Tagged
2. I love the series characters. It's like revisiting old friends, with enough personality changes/reveals to keep it interesting each time.

#mystery #ThreePines #ViveGamache

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡📖 3y
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