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helgagrace

helgagrace

Joined May 2016

Reference librarian at a public library. Always reading too many books at one time. Twitter fan.
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The Prom: A Novel Based on the Hit Broadway Musical | Saundra Mitchell, Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar
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This comes out in a week and I‘m very excited to read it! #proms #lgbtq

TaraTLK Me too! 2mo
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Chinese food + opera + magic = a hungry reader

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A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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Love the concept of this political intrigue-heavy SF

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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“I think it‘s time to recruit the most dangerous man in these halls,” she said.
Trig looked back up to the Hall of Songs, the Shahiid they‘d just fled from.
“I thought we just ran away from the most dangerous man in these halls?”
Mia tried to smile.
Settled for shaking her head.
“You‘ve obviously not spent enough time with librarians, Don Tric.”

#librarylife

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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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“Nice shoes,” Chichi said, looking at Orlu‘s brand-new red Chuck Taylors.
#chuckstravaganza

@surlyspice

Tiffanywrites2 I love this book. 11mo
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Bellwether | Connie Willis
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Kate Reading is such a great choice for the audiobook version!

SW-T Loved this book! 3mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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This is great!

llwheeler Is the audio good? I want to read this but not sure print or audio... 12mo
helgagrace Definitely liking the audio 12mo
llwheeler 👍 thanks 12mo
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On street naming (and renaming) in Victorian London cc @surlyspice

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Sparks! | Ian Boothby
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8 year old Little G is a huge fan!

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The audio version of these books is sooooooo goooooood I want to savor every second but I also want to know what happens! I have the print book also so I can see the layout and illustrations.

EchoLogical Love this series! 2y
sammisho Such a great series! 2y
BooknerdsLife Oh I want to listen to this one too 😃 2y
Linear This is the best way to experience this book, both book and audio! 1y
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Fantasy! Romance! Can‘t wait for the next book in the series!

missprint Oh I might have to try this one. 2y
Suleika I just received swag (bookmark, print cards) from this book, literally an hour ago. Good to know the book is good. 2y
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A pretty accessible work on the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic. Adapted from a podcast (I listened to the audio). It made me want to listen to SPQR again!

Lindy @helgagrace SPQR has so much in it, I‘m sure I would retain new things with every re-listen. 2y
RamsFan1963 I have this in my non-fiction TBR stack, I'm glad it's interesting. I read SPQR awhile back. 2y
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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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One of the better books I‘ve read that feature online trolls as antagonists. Lots of geeky references! Romance! But also very anxiety-inducing.

REHill This caught my attention! Thank you! 2y
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Gotham Academy Vol. 2: Calamity | Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
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I think they found your stash, @surlyspice

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Whiskerella | Ursula Vernon
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Harriet‘s dad is absolutely on fire in this one after being largely in the background in most of the other books in the series. @surlyspice

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A gem in our library collection that I came across while weeding. #librarylife

Raebelle Love it! I hate weeding, I feel like I'm rejecting my children. 2y
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Hey, that‘s my library! I wish I fielded more pronunciation calls, but it‘s usually spelling and crossword questions. #librarylife

Lea People call the library with spelling and crossword questions?? Wow 😜 2y
jillrhudy This book was so engrossing—loved reading all about Kory‘s job 2y
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As the Crow Flies | Melanie Gillman
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“Kale chips? That‘s not a thing.”
“...yes it is!”
“No way. That‘s just something people talk about in jokes.”
“My parents make them all the time!”
“But kale‘s just a type of leaves, right? Nobody eats leaf chips.”
@surlyspice

RaimeyGallant Haha:) 2y
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Just say no...to playing Devil‘s Advocate

IWriteInTheNight Lord knows how much I need this😂 2y
PictureandBook All of those are totally set ups for microagression 2y
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The Art of the Foil | Luigi Barbasetti
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Some books I keep in the library‘s collection because they are just cool! #librarylife

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The Witch Boy | Molly Ostertag
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I‘m glad they are watching Steven Universe! @surlyspice

Titania My daughter just inhaled this book! 2y
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Enjoying the concept of sentient, playfully growling book trucks! #librarylife @surlyspice

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Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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I also believe in the healing power of samosas! @surlyspice

rajithr I love 💕 it more when spelt backwards.. 2y
slategreyskies I love samosas!!! I used to make them every so often. The ones I made had a potato and peas filling and were fried in oil on the stovetop. I can‘t tell you how many times I caught the stovetop on fire!! 😂 maybe it‘s for the best I don‘t make them anymore!! Lol 2y
Redwritinghood Me too! 2y
Holden.Caulfield Samosas!!! 2y
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John Margolies's miniature golf | John Margolies, Nina Garfinkel, Maria Reidelbach
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Points for presentation (actual fake grass)

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"They're afraid because we exist, she says. There's nothing that we did to provoke their fear, other than exist. There's nothing we can do to earn their approval, except stop existing--so we can either die like they want, or laugh at their cowardice and go on with our lives."

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THANK YOU, Stephanie!!!!! #sniff @surlyspice

Ashim Nice 2y
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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"Her eyes flickered from my face, to my fingers, to my beaten-up Chucks." #chuckstravaganza @surlyspice #sherlock

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Demons! #wonderwoman I am really enjoying the supporting cast, especially Nim.

bookaddict86 Loved that book ♡ 2y
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"I was given to understand they'd ended." Only a person who lives on a magical island might plausibly think that. #wonderwoman

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Falling for Trouble | Sarah Title
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If I reproduced every page of this librarian romance that was relevant to my job, it would definitely be a copyright violation. #librarylife @surlyspice @bookavore

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Harriet the Spy | Louise Fitzhugh
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Identifying heavily with Harrison Withers. @surlyspice

Darth_Kaders Harriet is truly my hero. Nothing gets me quite as much as when she writes, "I love myself." 2y
AmyG One of my most favorite books as a child. I can remember actually reading this...and I have the worst memory. 2y
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New York 2140 | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Capitalism as Ponzi scheme. This book has a lot more about investment and the economy than I expected. It's fascinating!

speljamr Kim Stanley Robinson is one of my favorites! 2y
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Gwenpool, the Unbelievable Vol. 1 | Christopher Hastings
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"I've seen Uncle Ben die more times than I've eaten arugula" is so very true. @surlyspice

Natasha.C.Barnes Hilarious, but also, arugula is delicious! She's not eating enough arugula. 😂 2y
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Podcast research is always fun research! #realityTV #bellwetherfriends @surlyspice @bookavore

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Stopping all my currently in-progress books to start this mystery!

JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 2y
Nafiza The cover os glorious. 2y
walter001 Hello,I like reading but there is language gap . I'm not an English native speaker .Can we be pen friends and contact by email? 🤓 2y
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Hollywood Homicide | Kellye Garrett
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Well, it is a long book...

heikemarie Me thinking of essay titles by the end of my undergrad 😜 2y
Yellowpigeon Me coming up with user names. 2y
Snow You can almost see the frustration in the keystrokes on the paper 2y
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They just don't do author photos like they used to! (c 1970) #librarylife

Alfoster 😂😂😂😂! 2y
Gezemice lol! 😂😂 2y
LibrarianJen 😂😂😂 2y
Gina That's pretty studley for the 70s. You should check out the Author pic on...I am still....BAWAHAHAHAHA 2y
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Wanted, a Gentleman | KJ Charles
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A sweet m/m historical romance!

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Feminist Baby | Loryn Brantz
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Cinfhen Adorable 💗💗 2y
EchoLogical Litsy needs a "to own" stack! I totally have to buy this! 2y
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The audiobook is definitely the way to go with this one. I loved spending time listening to Eddie tell me stories (and look things up on Wikipedia while recording)! Bonus #BeanSecretlyBrownCat @surlyspice

vivastory Oohh that would be an excellent audio book! 2y
GeekGrl82 In line for it at the library! I'll probably get it as I finish Al Franken's new audiobook. 2y
HLouiseM Cannot wait to hear this one! 2y
phyhill I have the audiobook in my queue! 2y
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Really enjoying this!

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The Undateable | Sarah Title
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Finally, a relatable librarian romance! 😀🥇

Lea I have this on my list. Is it good?? 2y
mcipher This sounds so fun! 2y
helgagrace @Lea so far! 2y
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Prez, Volume 1 | Mark Russell
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Far too realistic.

tjwill 😬 True. 2y
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The Thing About Love | Julie James
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I enjoyed this tale of undercover FBI agent enemies-to-lovers and would give it to a patron who said they wanted romance but not too much sex (if such a person exists).

PatienceFortitude *such a person raises hand* 2y
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I was so sad that this collection didn't include any comics with both Deadpool AND Wolverine! #falseadvertising #madface

Kenny Even the cover is them just photoshopped together. That drawing of Deadpool is twenty years old. 2y
lanac That's too bad 2y
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Only the Strong | Jabari Asim
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Lirael | Garth Nix
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Seems legit. #librarylife

ReadingEnvy 💃 3y
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The Oxford Book of Days | Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Bonnie J. Blackburn
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Things I did not know about my birthday @surlyspice

LeahBergen 🤔 3y
SusanInTiburon I MUST have this book! I love anthologies, and this one appears to have just the right high-brow, grab-bag, browsable qualities I crave. 3y
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