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geekerydo

geekerydo

Joined November 2016

Book Riot contrib, teacher, Disney gal. geekerydo.com
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane | Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline
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My kids loved reading WONDER together in class. Today we begin EDWARD TULANE. :) #teachersoflitsy

asiriusreader I am reading Wonder to my 4th grade class right now!! They are loving it. 3y
geekerydo @asiriusreader nice! My kids adored it and they're so excited for the movie :) 3y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Will you be joining the big HP re-read on Pottermore this summer? http://bookriot.com/2017/05/05/pottermore-to-launch-a-book-club-this-june/

#harrypotter

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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Mehso-so

Took too long to get to the heart of the story, and somehow, even knowing the whole point is to give the Queen of Hearts a backstory, reading a romance with no HEA or HFN, which isn't a romance at all, was frustrating for me. Maybe I just read this at the wrong time.

Mariposa_Bookworm I didn't like it either and was upset at being duped by the pretty cover. 3y
geekerydo @Mariposa_Bookworm I feel duped, but at the same time, I kind of knew that it wasn't going to end well? Idk, my feelings are complicated lol 3y
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Listening to Jenny Han at Books & Books. Her advice for aspiring authors? Be receptive to critique/a good listener and swap feedback often.

bio_chem06 I heard her speak at bookcon last year, she was great! 3y
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Star Wars: Ahsoka | E. K. Johnston
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Loved this. Slow start, but once Ahsoka found her resolve, everything picked up. I feel that it requires a little bit of background knowledge, though, if only a brief foray into Wookiepedia to learn about past events if someone isn't familiar. Great action, clever twist, good, but foreboding ending. All I want in a Star Wars book.

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Bunnicula | Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel
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Handed out the May Scholastic mags today. My students love ordering books. :) #teachersoflitsy

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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Lol I see what you did there... (speaker is a raven, natch)

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Doing the #10books challenge! I've been off social media a while, but I'm back. :)

1. The Wangs vs The World
2. The Mothers
3. Sphere
4. Seconds
5. Stardust
6. X: A Novel
7. The Nest
8. The Cursed Child
9. The Hunger Games
10. Way Down Dark

Which is a lie?

Matilda The Nest! 3y
Liberty Stardust! 3y
asiriusreader The Cursed Child 3y
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geekerydo @Matilda a winner is you! 3y
Matilda 🎉 3y
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Cool bookends for today's #RiotGrams challenge. The bookends were a gift from a pal - they're 3D printed!

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The Little Mermaid | Hans Christian Andersen
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#RiotGrams day 20 - Favorite covers. I love these B&N editions. They're so pretty!

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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#RiotGrams - best dedications. The best kind of children's book is one where the author doesn't talk down to the child. This dedication is in my beloved copy of THE LITTLE PRINCE. @bookriot

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Finally finished this. The last third of the book is super fast-paced and exciting, and I couldn't really predict how it was going to end. Great storytelling - simple tells for who was a "good guy" vs "bad guy" (people who showed basic respect for the baby in the story vs people who regarded her with total distaste, refusing to even use her name). Now I need to see the movie.

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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#RiotGrams day 18 - something pretty. I love my Disney, Jim Shore figurines.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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My favorite bookmark is this sorting hat. Enjoying a quiet night in. #RiotGrams

asiriusreader 😍😍🤓 3y
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Today's #RiotGrams is a little late, but here's my books and treats! I like a little chocolate now and again... :)

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The Sum of All Kisses | Julia Quinn
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Nearly forgot to post today's #RiotGrams - Kissing books! I don't have many romance novels in print, but this was a fun picture to take. Love Eric Northman.

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Time for #RiotGrams day 13... pink! Here are some pink books. :) @bookriot

Suzze Great picture. I couldn't find a single pink book in my stacks. 3y
geekerydo @Suzze thank you! I was concerned also, but I found those few. They're the limit of my collection, hehe. 3y
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Sunday mornings are for tea and books. @bookriot #RiotGrams day 12 - outside.

BookishTrish I'm on hold for this one at the library. Let me know what you think of it. 3y
scripturient Love the mug!! 3y
Josie Lovely picture. And I agree with @scripturient , that mug is goals. 3y
geekerydo @BookishTrish hi! I'm about 40% through and enjoying it quite a lot. Not as many storylines as, say, AFTERMATH, so it's easy to follow. And I haven't watched ROGUE ONE yet, so I'm super untainted. More on this once I'm actually 100% through. :) 3y
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Managed to keep this #RiotGrams streak going :) one of my favorite childhood books is MATILDA, and this is my original copy, which followed me to my new place and sits in my personal library. I'll always love this book, and as an adult I'm extra into it now that I've become a teacher. #teachersoflitsy

As for the toy in the foreground, that's Prince Baka from Level E. Funny show!

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Today's @bookriot #RiotGrams challenge: #comics! Here's a look at one of my comics shelves. I call them my "shorties" (vs the usual size of a comics trade paperback).

Eyelit I 💜 that owl!! 3y
geekerydo THANKS @Eyelit :) it's a souvenir from Costa Rica! 3y
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To Be or Not To Be | Ryan North
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Today's @bookriot #RiotGrams challenge is to post an author or character with my own name, but I had trouble with this. For being a common-ish name, Kristina isn't a name I see in books! So I picked instead a book for each letter in my name. See anything ya like?

Well-ReadNeck 🙌🏻 3y
Pagesflutter Well done! 👍📚 3y
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Today's @bookriot #RiotGrams theme is #blackhistory! I'm reading HIDDEN FIGURES right now, and really savoring it. It's so powerful.

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Fairest of Them All | Sarah Darer Littman
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Hahahahaha. I see what you did there (reference from the Disney movie)

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Lol TFW you put a book on hold well before Christmas and were 6th in line then, but it's February 8th and you're still 2nd. Orz

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The Amazing Crafty Cat | Charise Mericle Harper
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I can't handle the cuteness of this book, and the out-of-the-box layouts. It's a lovely mix of traditional panels, with captions and dialogue and some independent drawings mixed in. And they all interact w each other. Exciting comics. Cute story about a birthday girl who dropped her cupcakes and has to get creative. Out in April!

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Today's @bookriot #RiotGrams theme is my local library. I'm so lucky to have one with a butterfly garden, surrounded by gorgeous trees and plenty of places to sit and enjoy good weather.

Sydsavvy Oh So gorgeous. And what a great idea!!! 3y
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Day 6 @bookriot #RiotGrams - current read. I am a book polygamist, but I wanted to share a fun pic of just one current read. :) #starwars

classiquemots Love this!! 3y
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#RiotGrams day 5! Bookish tattoos or goods. Went with goods. My ornaments are as varied as my interests. :) @bookriot

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Day 4 @bookriot #RiotGrams - Favorite villain. I don't have just one favorite, so I'll give you two who stood out as I looked around my shelves - Other Mother and Count Olaf. Truly scary, and well-written.

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Scholastic also sent me these adorable LEGO BATMAN stickers for my students. They're gonna love these! #teachersoflitsy

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Day 3 of @bookriot #RiotGrams - one word title. Do read this, just not while eating. Love anything by Mary Roach besides. :)

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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#RiotGrams day 2! Where I read. Here's my reading nook :) I basically read anywhere, but I made this space for reading.

BookishMarginalia Absolutely love the owls! 3y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Love love love the #wndb poster I got from Scholastic this week. Had it laminated and everything.

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Paprika | Yasutaka Tsutsui
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#RiotGrams day 1! Huzzah for @bookriot :) here's my #shelfie

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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I have a few books in progress now, but this is the first book I start in February. I'll probably finish it today since it's a graphic novel. Pretty stoked. :)

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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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Fascinating read about Chris McCandless and other people who have gone on grand adventures into the wild and not lived to tell the tale. Lots of speculation tossed in, but I'm a fan of longform journalism/editorials and this is a quick read.

Notafraidofwords I enjoyed this one too. Broke my heart how he died. 3y
geekerydo @Notafraidofwords yeah, it really is quite sad considering how preventable it was. 3y
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Library #haul! Props to @skrishna for the John Cleese - she is my inspiration to read it.

Sorry I haven't posted much this week! It's been crazy. Will update more this week. :)

geekerydo So so stoked to finally read this 3y
geekerydo You know... :) 3y
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While the author herself doesn't have any firsthand experience being a refugee or immigrant in a country where she doesn't know the culture or language, she does a good job sharing a glimpse of what it might be like, based on her experience as a teacher of English Language Learners. As a teacher who also has students who don't speak English at home or as a native language, I found this story both familiar and heartwarming. Funny, too.

ocdIrene Thorough review! Added to my GR TBR🙂 3y
geekerydo @ocdIrene cheers, it can be tough with the character limit sometimes! 3y
ocdIrene @geekerydo You packed in just the right balance of details! 3y
geekerydo @ocdIrene thank you, thank you. :) 3y
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1/4 of the way update: I thought this was going to be kind of a dense read, with lots of stats and whatnot, but it's super accessible and a real breeze. The info contained within is fascinating. #24in48 #readathon @24in48

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Sweet graphic memoir that focuses most on the inner feelings of a young girl suddenly becoming deaf, coping with the differences, and coming to accept it as a part of life without feeling like it's a disability or something to be ashamed of. I like that it emphasizes how sometimes your feelings are complicated and you don't always have the language to communicate them well. And also that other people generally mean well, and try to be kind.

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Hidden Figures is excellent, but dense. Taking a little brain break with El Deafo. :) #24in48 #readathon @24in48

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Suzze Great mug! 3y
geekerydo @Suzze thank you! It was a gift from my kid brother. On the back, it says, "and by the way, it's 'whom'"! 3y
Suzze @geekerydo love it! 3y
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@24in48 #readathon doesn't stop when I'm stuck in traffic. :)

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Reading this for BookList. Epistolary #MG novel featuring an African MC who moved to America and writes to her dear Oma about everything. Totally up my alley. Out March 1st! #arc

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This is a funny (not, like, ha ha funny, but sometimes absurd and definitely amusing) book about someone who is basically witnessing other people's lives and observing the people around him. The story ends when he makes a decision entirely on his own, guided by no one (this isn't really a spoiler as I haven't told you what happens!). It's a fun read and I'm glad I picked it to break in my new Kindle Paperwhite. :)

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Status: tea and grading (end of grading period is tomorrow, oops)

For the unfamiliar, the mug design is a Zaku, a type of robot/mobile suit (think Power Rangers and how they have these robot animal vehicle things) from the Gundam universe.

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"There was in her eyes a sorrow so profound..."

I really love this paragraph. It's also rather expressive of the book as a whole. The MC is generally witnessing everyone around him. Different! In a good way.

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Not sure whether it's a good idea to read this during elementary school hours (woo #teachersoflitsy ) so it'll be my off-hours book. But basically, my library deadlines pretty much dictate my print reading life these days. This one's due next. Haha.

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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It took me a few chapters to get into this book, not because of its content or structure, but because I had to read slowly in order to appreciate Jahren's meticulous care in using only the most precise language to share her stories. I love that tidbits about plants and grasses always came before a chapter for which they were a metaphor, and I love this book as it describes science as Kennedy said, done not because it's easy, but because it's hard.

litsybookclub I'm not sure if you are aware, but Litsy Book Club will be discussing this book live next Sunday at 5pm ET. There will also be online discussions April 24-April 28th. We'd love to have you join us! 3y
geekerydo @litsybookclub I'm so sorry, I feel off from social media a little and totally missed this! I'll try and keep up for future gatherings! 3y
litsybookclub @geekerydo No worries! We read a book every month so jump in whenever! 3y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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Yesterday's library score.