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alibrarianslibrary

Joined February 2016

High School Librarian & All Around Nerd.
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Y‘all, this psychological thriller surprised me. It‘s the first one that I‘ve read in a while where I was completely hooked and completely surprised. Definitely deserving of the praise and buzz it has received!

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It‘s been a while since I posted, oops! I have read a few books in the mean time, but I just finished this one. And I must say, despite my annoyance with the narrator reading footnotes every other sentence t seems like, this book was pleasantly enjoyable and even shocking towards the end. Kevin Kwan sure does know how to keep things interesting! I am immediately starting book 3!

KateFulfordAuthor @alibrarianslibrary perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

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Water in May | Ismee Williams
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This book is beautiful and emotional. I felt completely overwhelmed with emotion the last half of the book. What an authentic Latina voice.

TW: Assault, Intense Grief.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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It is time. Squeeeeeee!!

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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It‘s been a while since I have posted here, but I haven‘t been reading that much honestly. But last night I finished this amazing, beautiful, lyrical book and I just needed to make sure I mentioned it because it is that awesome! I connected to Xiomara so much. Definitely worth adding to your March Releases To Read list!

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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It‘s been a long week. I needed something funny and fun to listen to!

BookBabe Is this doing the trick? 2y
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American Panda | Gloria Chao
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It was a comfy reading Sunday. Read this book in pretty much one sitting. If you are looking for the YA version of Crazy Rich Asians, pick this one up!

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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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This short comic is beautiful. This love story is all to real for many queer adults. A perfect read for your #readharder female protagonist over 60! But honestly, you should read it anyway!

BeckyLeJ Oh sweeet! I downloaded this one for review on edelweiss but didn‘t even consider it for the female protag over 60! 2y
alibrarianslibrary @BeckyLeJ it definitely works! 🙂 2y
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Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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Y‘all, this comic series is beautiful and dark and lovely. I‘m glad I have the second volume on hand. #24in48

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This is so much fun! And laugh out loud funny! This series of strips will entertain you from beginning to end! #24in48

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She keeps getting better and better! ❤️❤️

(This panel is the truth of my life.)

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You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Finished this beautiful debut in the sun! There is something so emotional about a story about sisters. A poignant exploration of identity, family, and hope.

bookloaner Absolutely loved this book! I always get so into stories about sisters 2y
alibrarianslibrary @bookloaner there‘s something about the sister dynamic that is beautiful and addicting! 2y
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This was just what I needed— it‘s cute, it‘s quirky, but it does not shy away from the realities of being an Indian American teen or a Muslim in this country. It is out in stores on Tuesday! Plan on buying it!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Really enjoying this! #weekendreads

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Miseducation of Cameron Post | Emily M Danforth
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This is really heavy. Good, but hard to read.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Listening to this gave me all the feelings for real.

God I miss her.

kamoorephoto 😭😭😭😭😭 2y
alibrarianslibrary @kamoorephoto yep, this was pretty much me the entire time I listened to it! 2y
kamoorephoto @alibrarianslibrary I don‘t know if I can handle listening!! 2y
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Gone, Gone, Gone | Hannah Moskowitz
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Are any of you participating in #boutofbooks ? This is my physical TBR pile for the week (courtesy of my local library)!

ReadingSusan I will be! 2y
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The Second Sister | Claire Kendal
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Currently listening to:

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Miseducation of Cameron Post | Emily M Danforth
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Finally reading this one! So far so good!

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I‘m not sure how I feel about this one. I like that it reads more like nonfiction than anything else. It is intriguing and so real. But I think I need to listen to the second one to really decide how I feel. Good thing I have all three audiobooks in one! I think the next 20 hours will help 😊

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Before I Let Go | Marieke Nijkamp
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First Read of the year, first book logged in #bookout. Overall I really enjoyed this story. Once again Marieke writes a compelling story with relatable characters. THere were some parts of the story I wanted explained a bit more, but I still really like this book. 3.5 stars. A great cold day read for sure (as it takes place in a winter Alaskan wilderness)!

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Before I Let Go | Marieke Nijkamp
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First read of 2018! I decided to start with a 2018 release that comes out tomorrow! Hopefully I‘ll finish it in time to let you know if you should go buy it!

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2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas | Marie-Helene Bertino
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A precious story about how people‘s paths cross on a single ordinary night. And how ordinary nights can still be magical. Great book for week of Christmas!

SusanInTiburon Great Christmas read! 2y
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First page and already YAAAAASSS to #feminism !

Also, this is my first romance novel. So here goes nothing!

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Because I work with such great people. My teacher colleagues are getting some books from their favorite librarian!

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I Am Alfonso Jones | Tony Medina
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What a powerful book. #BlackLivesMatter

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Mehso-so

Started out with potential for great development, ended as a flat dud that disappointed me.

I can see why people enjoyed this—it is intriguing and exciting and mysterious. But the “twist” kind of infuriated me and ruined all good feelings about this book. Meeeeehhhhh.

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It‘s my Christmas movie for the night! 🎄😊

Zelma Always a good choice. 👍 2y
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The Wendy Project #1 | Melissa Jane Osborne
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What a beautiful Book! A graphic novel retelling of Peter Pan in an incredibly heart-breaking way. The art is stunning, with a contrast between real-world pen and Neverland watercolor. Truly a lovely reading experience.

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The Arsonist | Stephanie Oakes
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Finally starting the new Stephanie Oakes book. Already loving the voices.

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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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This was a relisten, but I liked it even more tho time around. It‘s fun to know things as the reader and then watch the characters learn them.

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Bronx Masquerade | Nikki Grimes
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Another beautiful story from Nikki Grimes! This one features a class of high school students, each dealing with their own stuff, who come together on Fridays to share their stories through poetry. A quiet beauty of a book!

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Why did I wait so long to read this?! I was literally LOLing while reading this outside in public. It is that funny! And it addresses some serious truths when an honesty that I have never read before. Plus, MS Paint forever! A recommended read for sure!

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This one hit home.

BooksForEmpathy We talked about this one at book club last night! 2y
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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Can't do it. The writing is so clunky and info-dumpy. And Jazz's voice is just weird.

This MAY make an okay audio listen if the narrator reads well. I may try the audiobook later. But maybe not.

Moving on.

Reviewsbylola My mom bailed yesterday. @Mdargusch 2y
Owlizabeth My husband loved The Martian and wants this for Christmas but it‘s don‘t think I‘ve seen a single positive review!!! 2y
Mdargusch Weir should‘ve just made Jazz a male and maybe that would help a little. I stopped after 60 pages when I found myself not only skimming but skipping pages! 2y
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alibrarianslibrary @Owlizabeth yeah. I looked on Goodreads and here and the positive reviews are more like "yay Andy Weir" and not "wow what a great book." 2y
alibrarianslibrary @Mdargusch I honestly don't know. If it was a male narrator I probably would have found myself thinking "hmmm, this is a watered down version of Mark." I hate that I didn't like it. But I don't even think I got as far as you before returning it to the library. 2y
Mdargusch I haven‘t read The Martian @alibrarianslibrary so I can‘t compare it, however other reviewers have said Jazz was an attempt at a female version of Mark. 2y
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This is me. Always.

#gimmecake 🍰🎂🍰🍩

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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"I am powerful and valuable."

Started this on election Tuesday. A very fitting coincidence.

She doesn't hold back. She speaks honest and sharp truths.

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I love Nate so much! This is a great sequel so far!

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Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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I finally got my hands on this one! Yay!

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Origin | Dan Brown
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Is this my favorite Robert Langdon? Nope. But is this more like the great Dan Brown and less like the terrible Dan Brown (aka Inferno)? YES! It was fun, it was intriguing, and it felt like a Dan Brown novel that you want to read.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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First time read! Here we go!

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This has been my life this month. The couch and my bed are just better options!

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Nothing | Annie Barrows
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When all of your library holds come in at the same time...oops!

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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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Y'all.

I know I get this way about every single Jason Reynolds book I read, but this one is different. This one FEELS different. This voice is so real to me because I hear it every day from my students.

I've had feelings since page 1.

This one is going to be the one I'm gonna need multiple copies of for my library.

Allietaylor16 I loved this book!! It was actually my first of his, and now I want to read everything he's written! 2y
moranadatter This was my favorite book of the year so far and it has been a very good year for books. 2y
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Origin | Dan Brown
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Love that this is included!

britt_brooke Cool! 2y
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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My favorite reads as a teen. #riotgrams

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It | Stephen King
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My hold finally came in! Now I have three weeks to get through this 37595937274949 minute audiobook! 😂 #scaryreads

SpookyHouseofBooks How is it as an audiobook , was reading it as an actual book but unfortunately this month of October I've came down bronchitis , which is not fun, haven't felt like reading or watching movies 😭 2y
Nat_Reads I'm 700 pages in! Hope you like it!! 2y
alibrarianslibrary @SpookyHouseofBooks it is really entertaining actually. The narrator does a great job with making the voices engaging and the clown super creepy! It's long, but I am really enjoying it so far! 2y
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 | G Willow Wilson
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Here is my #shelfie for Day 1 of #riotgrams!

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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YALL! This is sooooooooo cute!

Zelma Photo nicely done! 👍 2y
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Patina | Jason Reynolds
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Took a much needed mental health day. Celebrating by starting this gem!

LiteraryinLititz Good for you! Hope the day is all that you need! 2y
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