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Joined May 2016

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Reorganizing book shelves.

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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun | Cornelia Funke, Guillermo Del Toro
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This book is gorgeous. I love the movie and I love Cornelia Funke. I‘m so excited to read this.

BookwormM I loved the book and the movie both are sooo good 4mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J.D. Salinger
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Goodwill find. They had a lot of good books (they are 69 cents there that price tag is from somewhere else). #thriftstorebooks #frugalreader

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Fly, Butterfly | Bonnie Bader
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This was my daughter‘s most recent book from the #dollypartonimaginationlibrary

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I got my first #Nightworms horror book subscription package yesterday. This is the book I‘m most eager to read from it. #horror

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I got this one because my daughters puppy‘s name is Eliot. She seemed to enjoy it but didn‘t ask to hear it again. It was worth checking out from the library for sure but I won‘t be buying a copy. I bet kids really into superheroes would love it though. #librarybooks #childrensbooks

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The Road Home | Katie Cotton
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I loved this one. It was my favorite of the library books I picked out for my kid. It had pretty and soft illustrations, it rhymes, it teaches a little about nature (although the idea of wolves hunting bunnies to eat may be a little harsh for some smaller kids - mine likes nature shows so she was fine) and it has a very sweet message. I plan to buy us a copy. #librarybooks

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Chu's Day | Neil Gaiman
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I love Neil Gaiman but I think maybe this one is for kids younger than mine? I really don‘t know. My kid acted bored and I wasn‘t anywhere near as impressed as I usually am with #neilgaiman books.

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Dino Pets | Lynn Plourde
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I picked out library books for my kid. She‘s very picky and won‘t always let me read to her at all (she will yell and kick the book into the floor - she‘s non-verbal so that‘s her way of saying no lol). She insisted on reading this book twice AND tried to help turn pages. So that‘s definitely a 5 star review from me and her. #girlslikedinosaurstoo

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The Body Book | Cameron Diaz
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Found this at the Dollar Tree! I‘m not usually a fan of celebrity diet books but hers haven‘t seemed super diet-y and more about eating healthy (which I need to do because of my autoimmune issues) and I‘ve wanted to read them but they‘re expensive. But for a dollar it seemed worth getting. #thebodybook

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Baby Loves Coding! | Ruth Spiro
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New book I got my four year old who loves numbers. #babylovescoding

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Tale of Peter Rabbit | Beatrix Potter
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Parker‘s April Dolly Parton Imagination Library Book. She already has this one but in a small hardboard book in a collectors set, so we will keep this one, too. #peterrabbit

ju.ca.no I love it😍 7mo
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Eight Days Gone | Linda McReynolds
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This book from this month‘s #literari is awesome and it‘s the only one that we kept. It‘s low priced and Parker liked it. #booksubscription #childrensbooks

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It's Mine! | Leo Lionni
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Book #4 from April‘s #literati it‘s very cute and I liked it and Parker liked it okay but it‘s not a book that we would reread much, so it‘s not being kept. #childrensbooks

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All Better! | Henning Lohlein
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Book #3 from this month‘s #literati We didn‘t really like this one at all. I think much younger kids might like it more. We didn‘t keep it, though. #childrensbooks

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We're All Works of Art | Mark Sperring
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Book #2 from this month‘s #literati I loved this one but Parker wasn‘t super in to it. So we didn‘t keep it. #childrensbooks

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If I Built a House | Chris Van Dusen
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We tried out the #literati book subscription. It‘s $10 and they send you 5 books (and an art print, personalized book plates and a fun toy type surprise)and you decide if you want to keep any of the books. You‘re only charged for the books that you decide to keep. Parker like this one but we decided to buy it off amazon later and not keep it now.

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One Happy Tiger | Catherine Rayner
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Me . . . Jane | Patrick McDonnell
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These are my daughter‘s books from Little Feminist Book Club. Every book they send features a female lead character or lead character of color (sometimes both). They strive to put diverse books in the hands of children whose parents may not be able to find them otherwise. They are an awesome subscription and their YouTube had some unfair comments recently. If you get the chance maybe watch their intro video and comment or subscribe. #feminist

Vexingcircumstance Link to their you tube is in my profile. Can find links to their site etc there. 8mo
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Share This Book | John Hutton
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Book #2 from this month‘s #littlefeministbookclub #diverselibrary

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Clive and His Babies | Jessica Spanyol
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Book #1 from Parker‘s newest Little Feminist Book Club Box. #inclusivebooks #inclusivelibrary

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Anybody have book suggestions for any of the #readharder categories? The ones pictured and the ones that aren‘t pictured. #readharder #booksuggestions

Aimeesue Every time I see “AOC” these days, I think of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Made this list a little confusing. 😂 9mo
Aimeesue The Poet X, Woman AOC, ; Fox 8, George Saunders, animal POV (and short!); Why I Jump, neurodiverse; (edited) 9mo
Vexingcircumstance @Aimeesue I actually own Why I Jump. I‘ve had it for years. It was a gift from a friend and I haven‘t read it. 9mo
Vexingcircumstance @Aimeesue someone on Instagram said the same thing about AOC and they also said they wanted to read a book about Ocasio-Cortez in Space. And as soon as I read that I was like “damn now so do i” 9mo
Aimeesue @Vexingcircumstance Now so do I! I say we put AOC in charge of the “Space Force.” Then we‘ve got a shot at having such a force be able to accomplish anything worthwhile. 😄 9mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I‘ve been waitlisted for this book at the library since the Netflix series was first announced. They just now got to me. I guess it‘s popular and they for some reason only have one copy. #hauntingofhillhouse #library #librarybooks

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This was more book mail I got yesterday. It was a gift from my Dad. It was the only one of The Librarians novels that I was missing. #thelibrarians #bookmail

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Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines | Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, Mai'a Williams
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I am not a fan of parenting books or books made for parents. The advice in them is usually either obvious (at best) or disturbing and dangerous (at worst). They also tend to be mindblowingly sexist. There are a handful I have liked, though and several of them are independently published, including this one. I actually ordered this back in November but it was on backorder and just came in this week. #AKpress #parenting

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Daniel Finds a Poem | Micha Archer
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My daughter‘s February book from The Dolly Parton Imagination Library. #imaginationlibrary #dollypartonimaginationlibrary #childrensbooks

Erofan Cute cover ❤ 9mo
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This was book 2 from Parker‘s first 0-3 month Little Feminist Book Club. She got two board books and I think that‘s how all of the 0-3 month boxes are but I will know for sure next month. We pay for three months at a time. So we are definitely sticking with the 0-3 month boxes for two more months. Most likely we will stick with it longer than that. #littlefeminist #childrensbooks #boardbooks

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Little You | Richard Van Camp
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I switched my daughter to the 0-3 year old Little Feminist Book Club Box. I loved all the books she got in her previous boxes and she liked a lot of them but many had too much writing for her attention span. She‘s only 4 and with Dandy Walker Syndrome she can get frustrated and overwhelmed easily even when being read to. She understands it‘s just too much at once sometimes. This is one book from her first month of the 0-3 box. #littlefeminist

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Used some of my Amazon credit to get this after someone recommended it on Instagram. I haven‘t read it yet but the cover is awesome. #poetry #independentpublisher

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My husband is a truck driver. I found this at the library. Lol. #truckerghosts #truckdriver #ghoststories

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Classic Chillers | E. M. Freeman
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I have been putting my books into two cataloging apps and I was looking for the ISBN on this old book I got at the Fall library book sale and I found this inscription. I guess this person put the date and location of all of the books they purchased in their books. I thought it was interesting. Nothing else is written in the book.

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Lily's Cat Mask | Julie Fortenberry
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This was Parker‘s missing October book from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. It got returned to the Smart Start that organizes the local shipments. Her November book is still missing but may turn up. #imaginationlibrary #dollyparton #dollypartonimaginationlibrary #childrensbooks

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Broadchurch | Erin Kelly, Chris Chibnall
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My other book from #dollartree #cheapbooks #dollarbooks #broadchurch I‘ve watched all of Broadchurch and watched the American remake Gracepoint (I loved both FYI - the writing works better on Broadchurch but the cinematography is much better on Gracepoint). I may as well read the novel as well. Lol

Cinfhen Love Dollar Tree for books! 10mo
Vexingcircumstance @cinfhen I occasionally find the most random stuff there. Before Christmas I found the AChristmas Carol coloring book there. The expensive one made for adults with the detailed drawings. They had one copy. I bought it and gave it to my mom for Christmas. I also occasionally find really good DVDs there. 10mo
Cinfhen I know!!!! It‘s a total hit or miss and it varies from store to store!!!!! 10mo
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I‘m currently cataloging my books and movies. Well what‘s left of my books. I‘m almost finished entering those. Have to do my daughters books next (I only entered one of hers so far). Then I‘ll start on our movies. This app pictured is Home Library. I‘m also entering them in Libib. I haven‘t decided yet which I prefer. Does anyone else cataloging apps? #homelibrary #libib #books #movies

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Save Me, Kurt Cobain | Jenny Manzer
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I went to the Dollar Tree looking for several things they didn‘t have but I did buy two books. This is the first one. #kurtcobain #cheapbooks

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I bought this whole series from the fall library book sale. I am actually reading from my TBR list that I own. This rarely happens. #charlaineharris #librarybooksale #tbr #booksiown #readinginbed

alanacristin I'm trying to do that as well! Today I finished a book that's been in my house for a year and a half 🎉 progress! That series was pretty fun -- hope you enjoy it 😊 10mo
Vexingcircumstance @alanacristin I am enjoying it. I‘m on the last book now. I wish there were books in the series. 10mo
alanacristin @Vexingcircumstance agreed! The last book got my hackles up a bit but i wasn't ready to say bye to the quirky little town and its inhabitants 😚 10mo
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Reading in bed. Using my phone as a reading light so can‘t get an in focus of the book but here‘s a photo of all of our pets. #fluffy #readinginbed #catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

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Whyyyyy? Why do they put the stickers on the poor defenseless books? Why? #filmbooks #usedbooks #icannotaffordtobuythesenew

Vexingcircumstance And they‘re huuuuge. And they won‘t come off! 10mo
ItsAngel @Vexingcircumstance huge pet peeve of mine! 10mo
Vexingcircumstance @itsangel i hate it so much but I can‘t afford to buy books like this new. They‘re so expensive. :/ 10mo
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Megabooks I hate that!! 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 10mo
BookBabe Ugh, I hate that! When I used to work at a bookstore, we used “Goo Gone” to get the residue off. But honestly, that‘s just super annoying. 10mo
Vexingcircumstance @BookBabe Goo Gone is what I use to use for books and movies with stickers like this but they only make it with orange in it and if I even use in the house my daughter starts having an allergic reaction. I don‘t know if it gets in the air or if she is just so traumatized by how severe her allergy reactions to oranges are that the smell triggers it but we can‘t use anything with orange anything anywhere she will be. :/ 10mo
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Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans | Michelle Tam, Henry Fong
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I‘m making Tex Mex beef and riced cauliflower casserole from this book tonight. Hopefully it turns out edible. #glutenfree #dairyfree #nomnompaleo

Tamra I love Frontera, especially the verde. (edited) 10mo
Vexingcircumstance @Tamra I think I‘ll get the spicier kind next time. 10mo
Tamra @Vexingcircumstance for me the spicier the better. The verde is 👌🏾. 10mo
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Megabooks I‘m always looking for gf recipes! I have celiac disease. If there‘s any you‘re willing to share my email is booksandcooks.litsy at gmail dot com! 10mo
Vexingcircumstance @Megabooks I usually eat pretty simple stuff. I rarely have time to really cook. My husband is a truck driver and I only REALLY cook when he‘s home. So I don‘t have a ton of recipes but I can send you this one if you‘d like. I‘ve loved everything I‘ve tried from Nom Nom Paleo. 10mo
Megabooks I‘d love that! Thanks! 10mo
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Another book I saw at the library that I want to read eventually. #fredrogers #library #librarybooks #tbr

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Celiac Disease For Dummies | Ian Blumer, Sheila Crowe
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This lovely rash is from my getting accidentally glutened last Friday. I did not use to get these rashes from gluten but apparently they can randomly start happening. It was on my chest and neck first, then by arms and hands. Then it flared on my face all at once this morning. And it‘s starting to flare again on my hands. It‘s incredibly itchy and super fun. #celiacrash #glutened #glutenfree

Megabooks I‘m so sorry! I‘ve never gotten that. I just vomit or get nauseated. The other members of my household refuse to go gf so there‘s always cross contamination. 👎🏻☹️ 10mo
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I didn‘t check this out from the library because it was a 7 day rental and I knew I couldn‘t read it that fast but I definitely want to read it eventually. Anyone read it? Opinions? #hopeneverdies #joebiden #obama #librarybook #librarybooks

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Happy Like Soccer | Maribeth Boelts, Lauren Castillo
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The second book that came in this months Little Feminist Book Club. #littlefeminist #littlefeministbookclub #childrensbooks

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Ta Isa Wants a Car | Meg Medina, Claudio Muoz
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January‘s Little Feminist Book Club came with two paperbacks instead of one hard back. This is the first one. I‘ll post the second one probably in the morning. #diversity #childrensbooks #littlefeminist #littlefeministbookclub #diversechildrensbooks

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Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat | Francesca Lia Block
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Well the book I posted this under got cut off in the photo. But here‘s some more of my current book collection. Some are books I saved from the hurricane damage by taking them with me when we evacuated and some are books I have gotten since then. #bookshelf #shelfie #stupidhurricane

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A new addition I bought for my daughters diverse library. #goodnightmoon #buenasnochesluna #childrensbooks #diversity #spanishlanguagebooks I bought this used on Amazon and it‘s a former library book.

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I‘ve been trying to remember the name of a book from a film class for years now. It was a great resource & it got lost in a move (idk how since books and movies are always packed carefully & all together). Today I combed my FB photo history & found this photo, I wasn‘t sure if it was the right book but after finding the book it came from w/ a google search I think it is the right one. I ordered it so we will see soon. #filmmaking

Vexingcircumstance This is posted under the 6th edition but the photo is from the 4th edition. And I actually ordered the 5th edition cause it was the cheapest. 10mo
Andronicus In my experience, you usually find the lost book as soon as the replacement arrives. 🤣 10mo
Vexingcircumstance @Andronicus this book has been missing for three years through four moves and after Hurricane Florence we had to throw away everything in our house anyway. So it‘s definitely gone. Lol 10mo
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This was a replacement for a book that had to be thrown away after the hurricane. #honestlife #parenting #natural #nontoxic #stupidhurricane

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Another awesome book I got for my daughter. It wasn‘t on the Litsy database though, so I am posting it under a different book that I also love. :) #weirdmother #diversechildrensbooks #childrensbooks