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ellarebee

ellarebee

Joined August 2018

Litsy is everything that Instagram should be and so much more. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/20278268-kellyanne
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The Magical Imperfect | Chris Baron
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❤️

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The GayBCs | M. L. Webb
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🌈🌈🌈

#HappyPrideMonth

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Of Literature and Lattes | Katherine Reay
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I‘m going to attempt to work through some of the audiobooks I have stashed on libro.fm through it‘s wonderful Librarian ALC program. First up is this, which I did not realize was the second book in the series. However, at least at this point, I don‘t think reading the first book is necessary. #NationalAudiobookMonth

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Sulwe | Lupita Nyong'o
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Did I just read all of these in two days for class? Yes. Yes, I did. The ones I am analyzing:

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong‘o 👑
The Other Side & Each Kindess by Jacqueline Woodson
Zonia‘s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
Exclamation Mark! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

I recommend all of them. They are amazing.

Edit: Of course, Sulwe got cut off since it was on top. Sigh.

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The rare book that talks about neurodivergence and neurodiversity from the perspective of the person living it, Fifty-Four Things is an absolute eye-opener. Gwendolyn is a wonderful protagonist and though some children that read it won‘t pick up on the struggles/perspective of Gwendolyn‘s mom, it is still such an important read.

Oh, and I am totally imagining that Mr. Olsen and Hayley were fired at some point after the end.

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Adam and Thomas | Aharon Appelfeld
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The format of this translation (from Hebrew) is a touch wonky and the text stiff — it made dialogue hard to follow. However, that does not negate the heartwarming friendship between two boys surviving in a forest during World War II.

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This is a brutal, horrific, and necessary read, especially with the war, atrocities, and crimes the Russian government and its military are inflicting on its own people and the Ukraine. Putin and his ilk should have been tried for war crimes years ago. May he receive an ignoble, anonymous death, which is still not nearly fitting enough for the lives he‘s destroyed.

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The first of two books tells the story of Shaka, the 18th-Century founder of the Zulu Kingdom, which, by the way, still exists within South Africa. This is a fantastic adaptation that has piqued my curiosity for more Zulu, South African, and African stories. My one issue is that the font is too small, therefor hard to read. My nose was literally stuck in the book, haha!

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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The only reason that this was not a straight pan is because the Netflix series from which it is sourced took the material and ran away with improving it. Adaptation? Excellent. Book? Not so much.

I still find myself surprised that I‘m saying that.

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The Beast Player | Nahoko Uehashi
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What a brilliant book, what a brilliant translation and I am so happy that there is a sequel to this. Do I want to see what Elin, Seimiya, and Ialu do next? Yes. Yes, I absolutely do.

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She Who Became the Sun | Shelley Parker-Chan
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What a sprawling and unexpected epic journey this was. Zhu‘s tale is equal parts breathtaking, persevering, and tragic. Definitely recommend.

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Dragonfly Eyes | Cao Wenxuan
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Am I excited for #bookly‘s Enchanted Readathon in less than two weeks? Not to mention for @DeweysReadathon too? I haven‘t used Litsy in a bit but that‘s going to change because I‘ve read and have been learning about so many good books lately. I‘m looking forward to sharing!

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Tell Me How You Really Feel | Aminah Mae Safi
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Long time, no post. Queering up my reading list with this lovely gem of a novel so far. I adore Sana. Rachel‘s got some work to do. Also, I ADORE this cover. #lgbtqia #pride #currentlyreading

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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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All the books I finished (+ one started) during #24in48. Read for a total of 11 hours and 3 minutes. Considering I only read for about three hours during the last ‘thon, I‘d say this is an improvement. My goal for next January will be 16+ hours. Can‘t wait! If anyone knows of any other readathons or challenges (aside from 24in48 and Dewey‘s), please let me know. These are a blast!

Megabooks Congratulations!! I read Heart Berries, too. 3y
ellarebee @Megabooks I saw on one of your previous comments - apologies for not responding. What a gut punch of a book. I had to break for a bit to absorb everything. 3y
thecurlybookworm Woohoo! Congrats! 3y
ellarebee @thecurlybookworm Thank you!! 😊 3y
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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Winding down - not going to get near 24 hours but I am thrilled with how much I‘ve read this weekend. A dear friend gifted this to me a while ago and I am FINALLY going to read it. I feel a bit ashamed for taking this long to read it because I love Lahiri. #24in48

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I have so many tchotchkes on my shelves (which aren‘t in any kind of order right now) from Obvious State, giveaways, etc. My favorites, though, are probably the ones printed from my library‘s 3D printer (Darth Vader, the dinosaur, the Elder Wand, and the two Thinkers). #24in48

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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Finished R is for Rocket. Switching mediums up by listening to an audiobook - Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot. I‘ll admit to backburnering this because I received a copy around the time the Sherman Alexie sexual harassment allegations came out (he wrote the introduction). Onward, I go! #24in48

Megabooks I read this book yesterday. It was quite good. 3y
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Paula Danzinger‘s Remember Me to Harold Square sucked me in when I was in eighth grade because I related to Kendra so. damn. much. Messy teenager? Yes. Wanderlust? Yes. First crushes? Oh, yes. New York City adventure? Mmmhm. There‘s something so casual and wonderful about this book and its sequel, both of which I cherish deeply.

My middle grade TBR for this evening is Mya‘s Strategy to Save The World! Can‘t wait! #24in48

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Twist: Yoga Poems | Janet S. Wong
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Yoga Poetry break! #24in48

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R is for Rocket | Ray Bradbury
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I am having a myriad of reactions as I read through this book on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The sentimental, but sexist dedication note. Realizing that these stories were written before the peak of the Space Race. The due date card a reminder of a library system sadly gone. This book, dedication note aside, is great in so many ways. #24in48

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R is for Rocket | Ray Bradbury
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Honestly, I haven't listened to an audiobook in about a year. In the past, I've used the cloudLibrary offered by my local library, though I have used Audible, LibriVox, libro.fm, & listen on CDs. With libraries, there's a hullabaloo going on there since publishers are changing purchasing/licensing policies, making it MORE expensive for places already very underfunded. 😡

Favorite audiobook? Good Omens (Colin Morgan as Newt 😍 😍 😍)!

#24in48

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R is for Rocket | Ray Bradbury
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A lesser known collection of Bradbury‘s short stories from books and magazines. Will this disappoint me as much as The Umbrella Academy just did? I certainly hope not. #24in48

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Up next is a graphic novel, hurray! Won this one from the publisher, along with a lot of sweet treats. Hoping it‘s good! #24in48

ellarebee Update: Not a fan. What a mess. 3y
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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This line. This line made me sob. This book is brilliant. Probably the best I have read this year. #24in48

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Next up is an ARC of the new book from one of my FAVORITE authors. Thanks to Goodreads for this copy. I am so excited to get started! #24in48 @24in48

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Woof, this was a tough book to get through because it was so disappointing. One of my middle school patrons LOVES this series so I moved it up on my TBR. Sadly, I found it very shallow, too much action, not enough character development, and a trite writing style.

I‘m book tracking with the Bookly app for this #24in48. It‘s great! Wish I could get the infographic, but my app keeps crashing. :( @24in48

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Just woke up, SelfControl app activated on my laptop. Now I am ready to stick a fork in this book! @24in48 #24in48 #hour6challenge

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Swiss Army Pick! (It‘s pronounced OOH-vuh, dangnabit!) #Hour42Challenge @24in48

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Girls. Playing. Baseball. YES!!! @24in48

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Meet Yasmin! | Saadia Faruqi
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First Litsy post ever! My first book for @24in48 is this book, which was recommended to me by a fellow librarian. Can‘t wait to read it!