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Joined July 2016

High school Librarian, Mom, wife
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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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Reading for November Book Club.

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The Gum Thief: A Novel | Douglas Coupland
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Reading for Book Club. Setting is an office supply store (Staples.) Roger is a middle-aged guy and Bethany is twenty-something. Roger leaves his diary in the break room, and Bethany reads it to find out that he is writing about her, so she writes him back. Interesting and quirky so far.

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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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Reading for a book club meeting. Finished the book. I liked the twist at the end. Don't read any spoilers or you won't enjoy the book as much!

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Inspector Gamache series. Book #6
#louisepenny #cozymystery

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I loved this book! It has so many great things about the importance of friendship, family, extended family, traditions, and mental health.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Shades of Fleetwood Mac & the movie Almost Famous. Enjoyed it very much.

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Enjoying this quirky book. I ❤️ Lizzie!!

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McKay Used Books - Nashville | Nashville, TN (Bookstore)
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This week‘s book haul from McKay‘s Used Books (except for Daisy Jones & the Six—new from the local Barnes & Noble.) George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl is the title & author of the 1st book pictured.

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A quirky novel with quirky characters. Love Anne Tyler‘s writing!

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Laurie Halse Anderson‘s powerful memoir in verse form. Includes resources on sexual violence and mental health at the back of the book.

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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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This was a different book than I expected. Plum Kettle has many struggles as she faces how other people treat fat people. I liked the parodies of Waist Watchers and the Baptist Diet Plan. Loved the supportive women at Calliope House.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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When Chaol was showing Celaena around the castle, they came to the Great Library. She asked Chaol why there were no guards at the library. “Guards are of no use in a library.” Oh, how wrong he was! Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

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Helium | Rudy Francisco
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Small book of poetry I‘m reading

Eggs Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎊🎂 8mo
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Interesting read—especially since I grew up in the Mississippi Delta.

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“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.” - Nic Sheff

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The Last Magician | Lisa Maxwell
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Magic, time travel, feisty main character ... liking this so far.

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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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Interesting retelling of The Wizard of Oz.

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The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
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Just got this tonight. Excited to get started on it!
#johngrisham
#legalsuspense

JHSiess How did you get it early,? 13mo
Pelican71 How are you liking it so far? 13mo
anored @JHSiess — it was at Kroger! (edited) 13mo
anored @Pelican71 it‘s good so far 13mo
Pelican71 @anored I‘ll start reading it today. I‘m glad that this book is returning to Clanton for the setting. 13mo
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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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Enjoyed this book. Some unexpected twists and turns!

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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Listening to audiobook on a road trip. The 3 sisters and their unique abilities are very interesting.

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Brutal Telling | Louise Penny
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Book 5 in Inspector Gamache novels
#ThreePines
#mystery

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Every Last Word | Tamara Ireland Stone
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About 1/3 of the way in. YA fiction about a girl who struggles with OCD. Not depressing though.

CoffeeNBooks This is a great book! 1y
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Faking Normal | Courtney C. Stevens
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Recently listened to Faking Normal on audio. Had already read it once several years ago. We are going to have our freshmen read this book during Freshman Seminar. Such a good realistic book for teens to read.

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Enjoying this inspirational memoir.

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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This book reminds me of Ready Player One, because there is a Warcross tournament and there is a virtual world. As stated on the book cover, you must read in order to find out about Emika Chen—player, hunter, hacker, pawn!

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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anored Emergency Contact was an interesting read. I enjoyed the relationship between Penny & Sam. 1y
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Listening to this book on audiobook. Recommended Young Adult fiction. Finished the book and also watched the movie. As expected, there are some differences between the book and movie, but I liked both.

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Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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Enjoying this novel by Gabrielle Zevin. There‘s even a Choose Your Own Adventure section!

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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Just started Sourdough. I loved Mr. Penumbra‘s 24-hour Bookstore, so looking forward to reading this one. 6/10/18 - finished the book. Like Mr. Penumbra, it is quirky, but I enjoy Robin Sloan‘s writing and originality.

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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This graphic novel version is a nice addition to the original novel.

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Ramona Blue | Julie Murphy
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The Calling (Endgame, Book 1) | James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
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Essential Emily Dickinson | Emily Dickinson
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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Also listened to Jason Reynolds read the audiobook. A powerful novel in verse.

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Listening to audiobook of short stories by Tom Hanks. Very enjoyable.

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Enjoyed listening on audiobook

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I Never | Laura Hopper
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This has been compared to Judy Blume‘s Forever, but I prefer the original. Nothing is left to the imagination, and this is marketed to young adults with characters who are seniors in high school.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Loved the book! It was so funny. Crowley was my favorite character.

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Cory Doctorow & Wil Wheaton! Wil Wheaton narrates the audiobook & does a fantastic job!

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I'm loving hearing Wil Wheaton read Ready Player One!

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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The Rooster Bar | John Grisham
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Very enjoyable book. The ending was a little too quick. The last 1/3 of the book seemed too rushed. Liked the main characters and was rooting for them.

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"Look up long enough and you start to feel your infinitesimality. The difference between alive and not--that's something. But from where the stars are watching, there is almost no difference between varieties of alive, between me and the newly mown grass I'm lying on right now. We are both astonishments, the closest thing in the known universe to a miracle."
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This book was a departure from Rainbow Rowell's usual books. #Magic -- #vampires -- #clever magical spells such as "As you were," "Open Sesame," "Don't Worry, be happy!" I love Simon Snow!

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Windfall | Jennifer E. Smith
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Did not seem very realistic, and the ending seemed too abrupt. This reminds me of Sarah Dessen's books, for teens who want a read-alike.

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Camino Island | John Grisham
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A departure from Grisham's usual thriller, but there's still a mystery to be solved involving a bookstore owner and rare manuscripts.

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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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Just started reading this. Good so far.

anored Finished the book. Great for girls who are navigating relationships with boys for the first time. 2y
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I'm loving this book. Spot on.

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