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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Woo!!! Can't wait! #HalloweenGoesPostal

TheBookDream Oh good! Glad you got it! 2y
TheBookDream Hope you're ok! 2y
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Scar Island | Dan Gemeinhart
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Saw this on Instagram and it looks so fun! I'll be trying the #mgbooktober challenge! #middlegrade #TeachersofLitsy

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Current listening

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I've seen this book around a lot and heard it recommended. It's always been a book I thought I would eventually read. But, when I heard Constance Wu was going to play a part in the film of the book, I decided it had to be read IMMEDIATELY.

Only on page 20 something and already REALLY enjoying it!

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@mgiroir thank you so much for all the lovely gifts for #letshyggebookswap! I loved everything you got me and that it was owl themed 😍.

Yours is in the mail, sorry it's running late!

Also going to use that mug today!

mgiroir You're very welcome !!!!! 2y
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A Silent Voice volume 1 | Yoshitoki Oima
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This has been such a huge hit in my classroom. I have never had #manga in my #classroomlibrary before this year. This is has not been on the shelf since I introduced it and students are taking it upon themselves to make mini book groups around it. One of my students watched the anime film for it as he waited for me to add to the collection. Love when books spark such interest in my classroom. #TeachersofLitsy

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Sunday Afternoons | Patrick McDonnell
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#sundayramblings

🎃brunch with a Bloody Mary
🎃pjs all day
🎃depends on my mood
🎃coffee!!!
🎃romantic read

@Tiffy_Reads

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Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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Hi Littens! I feel like I have been MIA as the new school year has been starting.

Currently reading this in hopes for it to be my first novel length #ReadAloud for the year.
#TeachersofLitsy any suggestions for a gripping read aloud to do with 7th graders?

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Woo! Excited to start a new Sarah MacLean for #LitsyPartyofOne 😍#romantsy

Thanks @Ambrosnazzy

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Naked in Death | J D Robb
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I was able to get out into the wilderness today! Then started reading the tagged book that I got at a local (amazing) used bookstore! So far it's a lot of fun #BlameitonLitsy

LauraBeth What a beautiful spot! 2y
annamae @LauraBeth thanks! PNW 😎 2y
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Spirit Hunters | Ellen Oh
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Woo! This is a great idea @WhatDeeReads ! I definitely need to focus on the books I own in my TBR. And this isn't even all of them 😬

I know it's not Halloween yet but I am so ready for fall!!🎃🎃🎃

CouronneDhiver Me too! 🍁🍂 Best of luck with your list 2y
WhatDeeReads A lot of middle grade and YA on here. Is that work related or do you just like it? I just love it. (edited) 2y
annamae @WhatDeeReads it's work related! But I also just like middle grade and YA :) 2y
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Jabari Jumps | Gaia Cornwall
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#BookHaul of picture books today! Wanting to incorporate more into my teaching. #TeacherofLitsy what read alouds do you do with your middle school students?

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I love this woman! This audiobook was so amazing. I listened to the entire thing in like 2 days! Gabourey Sidibe has brought me so much joy and light through the reading of her memoir. I highly recommend the audiobook for this one!!!

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This audiobook is magical. It's got me laughing to myself in public places.

Carla Listening to it myself. Going back and forth between her and David Sedaris, like talking to two awesome friends on the phone and not getting a word in but loving every minute. 😀 2y
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Legitimately have this conversation EVERY time someone asks me what I do. #TeachersofLitsy

MrBook Lol 2y
heikemarie Me too. Then I add that I do it in Newark and get mad at the responses. 2y
annamae @inwhichHeikereadsharder hah I do that as well!! 2y
Bookworm83 Yep, that's the response I get, too. I love my middle schoolers! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Unrelated to books but my baby girl of 15 years passed away today. Rest In Peace and Love Pearl. 💛💛💛#PetsofLitsy

Bookzombie I'm so sorry. Sending hugs to you. 2y
BookishFeminist ❤️❤️ I'm so sorry. Losing a fur baby is so hard, but I know she had a great life with you. Sending loads of hugs & love. 2y
CouronneDhiver Oh, that's really hard. Thinking of you! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 2y
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DebinHawaii So very sorry for your loss. What a sweet and beautiful girl and she looks so happy in the picture. You gave her a wonderful life. Sending hugs. 💜💜💜 2y
SamLBooks I remember the first time I met her 13 years ago she will always be loved ❤️ 2y
MinDea Oh. I am so sorry to hear this. Pets are such a special part of our lives. When they leave it leaves a giant hole in our hearts. Thoughts are with you. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Hugs to you 💕 2y
MrBook Oh nooooo 😨😢😔! *big hug* 2y
Nikki15 All my love 💕 2y
Bambolina_81 Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. I lost my best boy when he was 15 too and it was so so hard. Love and hugs to you. Remember all those lovely funny times with your gorgeous girl 💖 2y
Melwilk I am so sorry 💕 2y
Purrfectpages So sorry for your loss 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I'm so sorry for your loss 😓❤️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly 😢I'm very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, sweet girl. 2y
dragondrool So sorry 😢 2y
heikemarie So so sorry, what a sweet one - she rests now 💜 2y
AlaMich What a sweet face!! I'm so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 2y
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Miles Morales YA Novel | Jason Reynolds
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Mind blown. Jason Reynolds did an incredible job. Holy smokes, this novel is so needed right now. I'm a little speechless to how incredible Miles Morales and Jason Reynolds are. This book needs to be in the hands of every student. The message about what kids/young adults can do - whether or not they are super heroes- needs to be shared.
5🌟s

#TeachersOfLitsy

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Miles Morales YA Novel | Jason Reynolds
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So far, I love this.

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House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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These are three of my favorite books that happen to also have been challenged and banned. I love each and everyone of these books and constantly use them in my classroom to spread the love. 💛

#backtoreading #TeachersofLitsy @Tiffy_Reads

Divinemst Yay! 2y
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"I had not spelled out how a book could be personal and urgent..."

Such a strong lens for teaching reading to students, especially students who've felt disenfranchised in their education. This book has me stopping and highlighting and note-taking.
#TeachersofLitsy

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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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5/5🌟

I want all my students to be exposed to Melody. Sharon Draper did a fantastic job of giving Melody a strong voice that middle schoolers can relate to. Definitely worth a read for everyone!

#TeachersofLitsy #middlegrade

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#ShelfieSunday of my #cookbook bookcase. Besides reading, cooking is definitely my biggest hobby. My most recent cookbook is the one tagged!
#backtoreading @Tiffy_Reads

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Fun read! Love all the discussions of different dishes and meals. I also like all of the thought going into budgeting for food. Really original read. This page shows the recipes to look forward to in volume 2! #manga

Serotonin I love when the recipes are included 👍 2y
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My kind of #manga; all about food, grocery shopping, and relationships 💛

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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All the 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟s for this book! This book offers such a great lens to look at societal norms around gender norms and stereotypes.

This book is so much more than I thought it was going to be when I started it, thinking it would be a silly story about teens stuck on an island. Instead this book is really had me thinking and did a nice job at poking fun/bringing light to the issue of media influences. Also The audiobook was amazing!

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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I am currently listening to Beauty Queens by Libba Bray for an audiobook. It usually takes me a long time to finish audiobooks because I save them for car rides but today I'm going to do some #audiocleaning and finish this book! Next up on my audiobook TBR is Gabourey Sidibe's memoir! I seem to gravitate towards celebrity memoirs for my audio listening!

#backtoreading #AudiobooksToGo @Tiffy_Reads

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Thirty-Three Teeth | Colin Cotterill
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For today's #backtoreading, I have been enjoying #FollowTheClues with Dr. Siri and his colleagues during 1970s Laos. Colin Coterill does a fantastic job of creating an intricate web of characters and giving a sense of what the beginning stages of communism looked like in Laos. Also, there is a spiritual/supernatural component to the books which I love. These are fun mysteries without too much of the gore. Loving the series so far. Rec'd by my mom!

emmaturi I have read one in this series! Enjoyed it! 2y
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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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Okay I think I am finally grasping what is going on. So much information is being thrown at me, it's hard to keep it all straight. Luckily tor.com has a handy little guide. This is definitely the longest book I've jumped into this year. Hoping I can finish it this week. This is my first go at an #epicfantasy

SamLBooks You got this! 2y
Soubhiville I hope you love it! Some of my favorite books! 2y
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I am really excited to read these in August before the new school year starts! Kushiel's Dart is pretty long for me so summer vacation is a great time for me to dive in. Really excited for Jason Reynolds new book that comes out today. The Hate U Give has been sitting on my bookshelf for far too long. Reading with Patrick is right in my wheel house! 👩‍🏫

#backtoreading #mostanticipated @Tiffy_Reads

dragondrool I'm reading Reading With Patrick right now. 2y
annamae @dragondrool how is it?? 2y
dragondrool So far so good. 2y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Need more people in the world with this perspective.

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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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I'm reading this to prep for the upcoming school year! Sharon Draper is always a hit with my students. I am so intrigued to read the story of Melody and her life with cerebral palsy. #middlegrade #TeachersofLitsy

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🌼Thrillers, Historical Romance, Middle Grade (not really a genre)
🌼Sherman Alexie, Jason Reynolds, Sarah MacLean
🌼The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Born a Crime, Outlander
🌼 @SamLBooks and @Liberty
🌼 Elliot Bay Book Company and The Book Larder (cookbook store!!!)
🌼UW Bookstore and Etsy
🌼My reading journal
🌼Outside on the patio
🌼Summer because I actually have time off to read!
@Jess7 #LITSY321FAVORITES

annamae @Jess7 my favorite book of 2017 so far! 2y
Liberty 😘 2y
SamLBooks 😍😍😍 2y
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Say Hello! | Rachel Isadora
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1️⃣NW Washington🌲🌲🌲
2️⃣Born a Crime by Trevor Noah or American Street by Ibi Zoboi
3️⃣Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo
4️⃣The Witches by Roald Dahl
5️⃣Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit!!!
6️⃣Jason Reynolds 3 books coming out in August and Fall!!!

#LETSTALKABOUTBOOKSBABY

annamae @Jess7 it was so amazing, I listened to it on audiobook and loved it! 2y
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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That was a really fun fast paced read! This was my first Agatha Christie book and I'm glad there are so many more books by her for me to check out! There was no dull moments in the read and the action started quickly. None of the characters were overly likeable but all had their unique personalities. The reason for all of the characters chosen to attend was really interesting to me.

#ReadHarder2017 Published between 1900-1950

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Starting my first Agatha Christie this afternoon! This book will also work towards my #ReadHarderChallenge2017 for a book published between 1900-1950, being published in 1940.

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF | Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder
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This was great. Definitely my favorite superhero! Smart, independent girl? We need more role models like her Lunella/Moon Girl is an inspiration! Also, yay for STEM!

#ReadHarder2017

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF | Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder
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"My brain is all the super-power I need."

???

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF | Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder
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Pretty excited for this one, a fourth grade girl super hero? Sounds pretty perfect. I'm using this for the #ReadHarderChallenge2017 to read a superhero comic with a female lead 👍

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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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I think the acknowledgement in this book sums up how important this book and other #diverse read for young people areSO important. The perspectives in this book needs to be more common place in the books that are in young people's hands.

Reynolds did an amazing job bringing life to this middle schooler named Ghost and the real stuff 7th graders tackle. I will be recommending this book nonstop this year.
#middlegrade #TeachersOfLitsy

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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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Morning plans are to catch up on some more #middlegrade literature! #TeachersofLitsy

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Mr. Right-Swipe | Ricki Schultz
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3.5-4🌟 this book was hilarious, fast read with a teacher's pov (the author used to be a teacher!) I found myself reading aloud or sending screenshots of certain lines to my friends throughout the book, very funny. The only thing I didn't love about the book was some of the language she used- it seemed too informal somehow? However I totally would recommend this for a fun/light read! #romantsy
Book 6 of summer
Also this is a #debut, #ReadHarder17

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Mr. Right-Swipe | Ricki Schultz
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I am enjoying all the teacher comments that come through in this book 😂 #romantsy

LaurenReads I've said that sentence more than once 😂😂😂 2y
annamae @LaurenReads haha same!!! 2y
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Mr. Right-Swipe | Ricki Schultz
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This book is cracking me up! #romantsy

AlaMich Ha! 😂 2y
8little_paws There is literally no other way to meet people any more!! 2y
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The writing in this story is so impressive, how all the intricate details wove together to tell this beautiful story. The different characters on each step of Minli's journey were lovely as were the tie-ins to Chinese folklore. Loved reading this #ownvoices #middlegrade book and look forward to recommending it to my students this next school year. #TeachersofLitsy
Book 5 of summer

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A Bollywood Affair | Sonali Dev
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4.5🌟
In love. Loved Mili. Loved Samir. Loved all of the Indian food descriptions. This story was sweet but also dealt with real issues. I am now solidly a Sonali Dev fan. #romantsy
Book 4 of Summer

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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Getting back into this audiobook and it is just so smart, I am loving this cast of characters. How has this book not been made into a tv series yet?

AnnieReads This book was great!! 2y
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A Bollywood Affair | Sonali Dev
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Reading at the beach is so hard to beat. I am loving this book so far. #romantsy #beachread

Christy2318 Great book! Lovely view. 2y
Alfoster So pretty!😍😍😍 2y
annamae @Christy2318 I am really enjoying it so far, especially Mili, she is delightful! 2y
annamae @Alfoster the Oregon Coast is my favorite 😍 2y
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Thirty-Three Teeth | Colin Cotterill
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#asidefrombooks @beachbookworm7 💛favorite hobby: reading, cooking.
💛favorite drink: ☕️ or 🍺
💛favorite food: macaroni and cheese or pizza
💛favorite color: yellow
💛favorite city: Seattle
💛dream home: a farm with goats🐐
💛favorite accessory: I can't think of one! I have my ears pierced and never even wear earrings
💛favorite tv show: Bravo!
💛last movie: Beauty and the Beast
💛current read: up above!!!

Cinfhen Yay for BRAVO 😊 2y
annamae @Cinfhen Yes soooo good! 2y
beachbookworm7 LOVE Mac and cheese. Panera Bread has the best Mac and cheese EVER!! 2y
EchoLogical Yippee for yellow! It's in my top 3, along with green and black. 😄 2y
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Part 3 of my fantastic day of book purchases are the arcs the two bookstores generously gave me. My face must have read "teacher in need of expanding classroom library" ?‍? #teachersoflitsy