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Joined April 2016

Book hoarding cat lady
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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
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I never thought Ms. Hahn could write a book I liked as much as Wait Til Helen Comes, but she has! It‘s set during the winter of 1918 when the Spanish Influenza was at its worst, and I think the historical element was what made it so enjoyable for me. I love books that mix genres!

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Cat Heaven | Cynthia Rylant
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I just discovered this book in my library and I am in love with it. If you are a cat lover, you need to get your hands on this book! It‘s exactly how I imagine cat heaven to be!!❤️😻😻

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It doesn't matter how many time I read this book (& this read is probably around 8 or 9) I cry like a baby all the way through. This chapter is always the WORST though!!😭💔I mean, that picture alone is enough to break my heart!!💔💔

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The revenge of the Shadow King | Derek Benz, Jon S. Lewis
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Loving my new book sleeve from @bookgogo 's Etsy shop! The Australian cookies tucked inside were a delicious surprise! 🤓

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
BookGoGo Yay! Hope you love using your #bookgogo and enjoy the biscuits 🍪 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @bookgogo I love it! It is the perfect size and so much cushier than I expected it to be! 3y
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Trying out my first ever audiobook. While I'm not sold on reading books this way, I am enjoying this narrator more than I thought I would. Although, I don't love his female voices. Why do men think all women sound like Minnie Mouse???😂

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I'm really excited about starting this one!❤️🤓📚

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Newest book club read. Even if I didn't think this book sounded amazing, I still would have read it based solely on the blurb from Conan O'Brien, "This deliciously madcap novel has it all: murder in Prague, time travel, a misanthropic Beethoven, tantric sex, and a dwarf with attitude. " ??

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Into the Dim | Janet Taylor
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Local (not in my town, but a nearby town I was visiting) Indie bookstore haul! I'm really excited about both of these books!

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Naming Names | Victor Navasky
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Hello friends! I changed my username from kinder_teach to hufflepuff_librarian since I am a librarian now and no longer a kindergarten teacher! Just wanted to let everyone know so there wasn't any confusion!! And just because I don't like posts without a picture, here's my big boy Silas enjoying the nice evening outside! 😸

rubyslippersreads What a handsome boy! He looks a lot like my Nicky, including that same white spot. 😺 3y
Bette 🐱❤️ 3y
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I'm new to the whole audio book game, so please forgive me if this is a really dumb question...Can anyone tell me why books I downloaded from the library wouldn't play through Bluetooth or AppleCar Play in my car?? Is there another step that I need to take to make this happen or is it impossible??

Mariposa_Bookworm Did you have other apps open that we're using the audio? My iTunes playlist automatically plays when I get in the car, so I have to manually switch to something else. Our library uses Overdrive and I've not had any problems with audiobooks. 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @Mariposa_Bookworm I was using google maps, but I can listen to iTunes while that is running, so I wouldn't think it would be an issue? I'll try it again without maps and see what happens. 🤔 3y
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Our Dark Duet | Victoria Schwab
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Book-A-Million book haul!! We don't have one where I live, so I practically swooned when I walked in and saw all of the recent titles in the bargain section!! I got The Night Sister, Stealing Snow and Switch for $6 or less each!! And then I had to get Beauty and the Beast for my library, because well, Beauty and the Beast!!❤️📚

rubyslippersreads Think how happy Belle will be amongst all those books. 😀 3y
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Shades of Grey: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Used bookstore haul! I am really excited about The Agatha Christie Companion! I bought The Hunger Games to replace my copy that I loaned out and never got back. 😕

Jaimelire I loved Shades of Grey. I was hoping he would write a sequel. 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @Jaimelire I loved it too! I think there is supposed to be a sequel, but I just don't think he gets in a hurry to write. Like ever. And yes, I bought a book I had already read, but I read a library copy and I needed to add it to my Jasper Fforde collection. 🙄😂 3y
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Juniper Berry | M. P. Kozlowsky
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#MeetTheLittens 1. Arkansas 2. Hmm. This is hard... HP and the Deathly Hallows. 3. Harry Potter! 4. Lord of the Rings trilogy and Jurassic Park 5. Charmed/Gilmore Girls/Friends 6. Bare Naked Ladies 7. Blue 8. Sci-Fi/Fantasy 9. School Librarian 10. Two cats: Silas and Gretchen😸 @maich

maich We match in 8.👍👍❤ I forgot the Friends. This is the most funny series. 3y
AliBG Friends!!!! How I loved that show! 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @maich @AliBG It IS the best!! I struggled with that one bc I don't really LOVE anything on tv right now, but I'll watch episodes of all three of those any day! ❤️ 3y
Tanzy13 charmed and friends are great 😊 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @Tanzy13 Yes! I'm currently doing a rewatch of all my favorite Charmed episodes now that I'm on summer break. ❤️🤓 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Ordered this book online. Was very confused as to why the dust jacket was on upside down until I realized the book is bound upside down! Notice my book mark at the top, which looks like the bottom. It cracks me up every time I pick it up and I can't wait to read it in public and make people scratch their heads and (probably) think I'm crazy! 😂

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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I LOVED this book so much more than I expected!! I need to get my hands on the second stat!!❤️📚🤓

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The War that Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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I am really enjoying this World War II story so far. The story of Ada, who has a clubfoot, and her brother Jamie who leave London and go to live in the countryside during the war. In this story their life is WAY better than the one they endured with their sadistic evil mother, who locked Ada away in their apartment for her whole life (10 years!!) bc her disability was an embarrassment.

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In honor of National Library Week, I decided to see if I had enough library/themed shirts to wear one every day. I think I can make it work! 😂 FYI: these are just my favorites, pretty sure I have enough to wear one for the next two weeks. 🤓❤📚

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The Sorceress | Scott, Michael
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Woohoo! Let's get this party started!💃🏼🎉📚
#litsypartyofone

Joanne1 Oh man that pizza looks amazing. 3y
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Enjoying the glorious weather we are having here in Arkansas (70 in February!!) by diving into this series that is very popular with my students. I've been wanting to read it all year, but the first book kept getting checked out, so I'm hoping it's as good as they all seem to make it out to be. So far I haven't been disappointed, but I've always been fond of a good dragon story.

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Making Bombs for Hitler | Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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This was such a great read. It tells the story of a young Ukrainian girl who is taken by the Nazi's and forced to work in a slave camp. I had no idea that this happened, but according to the author's note in the back, there were between 3 and 5.5 million of these children. They were taken from the streets, from school, or anywhere else children were gathered. Such a heartbreaking story, but an important one for people to know about.

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Brat Pack America | Kevin Smokler
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OMG! @Gayan Thank you so, so, so much!! I honestly don't think my best friend could have done a better job of choosing gifts for me! I LOVE IT ALL!!!❤ That book journal makes me so happy and I CANNOT wait to start filling it out!!!🤗📚❤

Gayan You are so welcome. I had so much fun shopping for you. 3y
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It's finally time!! Yay!!! The candy already makes me ridiculously happy!!

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Mark of the Thief | Jennifer A. Nielsen
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I have been looking forward to this all day! 📚❤🍰

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Well, since my #cupidgoespostal package came today, I figured it was time to stop procrastinating and get this one in the mail already!😂 It goes out tomorrow! ❤

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Hooray!!! 🎉🎊 February 14 seems SO far away now!!! Don't worry, Gretchen is guarding it so I don't sneak a peek! 😹

hufflepuff_librarian Oops! Forgot to tag @BookishMarginalia! And also the sender @Gayan bc I totally looked you up immediately!!😂😂❤ 3y
Gayan I'm so glad it got there. I stalked you and had so much fun putting if together! 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @Gayan I cannot wait to open it!!! I may have to hide it away so I'm not tempted to open early!!😉 3y
Gayan At Christmas I had to put the package where I couldn't see it! 3y
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This book was so wonderful and fantastic!! I loved the first book in this series, but this second book took the baton and never stopped running! I did not want to ever stop reading! Also, look at that cover!!😍

Bette I read the first one and liked it too. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll put a hold on it now. 👍❤️️😊 3y
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Razor Girl | Carl Hiaasen
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I have been a fan of Hiaasen for a long time, and this book did not disappoint. It definitely deserves to be ranked one of my top five favorites, right up there with Bad Monkey and Nature Girl. 🤓

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Haven't read this since high school, so I figured I'd better do a quick reread before the miniseries comes out in April. I literally squealed when I watched the preview. And then I quickly found other shows we could watch on Hulu to justify getting a membership JUST so I could watch this! 😂

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Another stellar novel by one of my favorite authors. ❤👍🏼

shanebeth 😻😻 3y
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Listen, Slowly | Thanhha Lai
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Librarian problems: When one of your favorite students brings you a book and says she had a "backpack accident" that involved water and a candy cane, and you really don't want to throw the book away bc it's brand new and really, really good. ??

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The Leaving | Tara Altebrando
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Please go join me on Goodreads! I'm mostly posting this for my #CupidGoesPostal match, but I'd love a few extra friends! 🤓

rubyslippersreads Just sent you a friend request. 😺 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @rubyslippersreads Yay! I added you! 📚🤗 3y
Jinjer I don't know how to search for people on goodreads via the app. 🤔 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @Jinjer I couldn't figure it out either, so I switched to the laptop. It's easier from there. 🤓 3y
Jinjer Oh! Hey! Didn't realize it was so different!😳Found & added you. Lots of Angie Edwards so I scanned down til I saw orange shirt & cute dog. 3y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of Carrie Fisher's other books. It does give a fun peak into what it was like for to film her fist movie at 19, a movie she had no idea would launch her immediately into stardom! It was definitely bittersweet to come to the end and realize it's the last of her memoirs we'll get to read. 🙁❤

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Rook | Sharon Cameron
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I am loving this book so far. When I picked up I did not realize that it's a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, which I loved when I read it in jr. high. The best part though, is that the hero in this tale is not a dashing and debonair man, but a teenage girl!

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So much that I loved about this book! I'm already making plans to read his other books. I know A Man Called Ove is very popular right now, but I'm more excited to read Britt-Marie Was Here. She was one of those characters in this book that you start out hating, but love at the end and I want to know how her story ends.

Jaimelire Sounds good! 3y
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The newest addition to my HP collection is a strangely adorable Lord Voldemort. What is it about these figures that makes me so happy??😂😁📚

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Can somebody explain to me how this is possible?? I average one or two books a week, so I'm pretty sure this is wrong. Go home Goodreads, you are drunk! 🙄

maximoffs You have to set your read date to this year 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @steverogers OH! So every time I mark a book as 'read' I need to mark the date finished? 3y
maximoffs @kinder_teach if you didn't mark it as currently reading first, yes 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @steverogers Got it! Thank you! 3y
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Blizzard | John Rocco
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I've been reading this to my third graders, and the more I read it, the more I really want a really BIG snowstorm this year! 😂☃️

Bette We're getting our 1st snow ❄️ right now. 🌬❄️️🌨 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @Bette you are so lucky! I live in Arkansas where the weather is often confused, but this season it's been especially confused, with almost 80 earlier in the week! Today is our first real cold day since fall officially started. 🙄 3y
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This was an enlightening read. I didn't even know that people could be "healthy carriers" of horrible diseases! Poor Mary. She did not have a happy life once they figured out that she was a healthy carrier of Typhoid!

EvieBee I didn't either until a recent episode of Call the Midwife. 3y
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Romeo Blue | Phoebe Stone
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One of my favorite things about being a school librarian? Getting to order books I've been wanting to read and getting to read them before anyone else (insert maniacal laughter here)!! 😂📚❤️

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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The Littlest Bigfoot | Jennifer Weiner
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Love, love, love Jennifer Weiner's first children's book about the unlikely friendship between a human girl and a Bigfoot "littlie" who finally find "their people" when they find each other. A great book about self esteem and bullying and the importance of accepting each other, warts and all.

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The Littlest Bigfoot | Jennifer Weiner
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So excited about this box of new books for my library!! The ones on top are for me to "preview" before I put them on the shelf. ???

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Took: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
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This was a HUGELY popular book at my book fair last week, mostly bc the book trailer Scholastic sent us was terrifying! 😂 It did not disappoint though, and if you are a fan of Mary Downing Hahn then you will probably love it too!

Bette This cover always freaks me out when I see it at the library. 😬😳😂 3y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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My third graders are obsessed with this book, so I decided to snag a copy and see what all the fuss was about. Such a beautiful story. Every single one of the feels and then some! ❤️

Bette Weird to say it's wonderful, but it is. ☺️❤️👍 3y
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Shadows and Dreams | Kiersten White, Gwenda Bond, Carrie Harris, E. C. Myers, Andrea Phillips, Matthew Cody
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Has anyone else discovered SerialBox.com? Stories written in small 40 page episodes that are released once a week. I got this in my last Owl Crate as a promo (they are only available in e-book or audio format). Each episode is written by a different author and so far this one is fabulous! I will definitely be trying the other stories after I finish this one!

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Mister Monday | Garth Nix
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I've been eyeballing this series in my library since this summer and finally decided to give it a try. It's my first Garth Nix and I really enjoyed it and can't wait to pick up the next one!

Tanzy13 🐱 3y
rubyslippersreads The cover matches your cat beautifully. 😺❤️ 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @rubyslippersreads That was not intentional either! Notice the rug in the background also matches her. It's like playing Where's Waldo with her sometimes! 😹 3y
Bette 🐱❤️ 3y
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This was such a great book! I read it for book club and I was a little skeptical going in, but it went above and beyond my expectations. Definitely would recommend this to anyone!

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This is the story of a young British girl who is sent to live with her American relatives during World War II (I know, the cover is very misleading!), whom she has never met while her parents go back to London, or so she thinks. While there she discovers so, so many secrets about the family and her parents. This book is part mystery, part historical fiction, part coming of age story & 100% delightful!!

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Hmm. Not entirely sure what this is. Looks a little like a greyhound...🤔

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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So. I was really excited about this book bc I loved Bardugo's other Grisha series, but it just didn't do it for me. I FINALLY felt invested in the story and the characters about 300 pages in, and the only reason I finished it at all is bc I love the author and I wanted to give her a chance and I had already preordered the next book. Hopefully it won't disappoint...

bmsddk Crooked Kingdom is a bit different, faster-paced. Hope the sequel is more interesting for you! 3y
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The City of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau
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Been wanting to read this for ages and ages & it did not disappoint! Access to sooooo many books I never got around to reading when they came out but still want to read, is a definite perk to being a librarian! Now I have to wait until I get to school tomorrow to start the sequel!

Jaimelire Read this with my son, we both loved it 3y
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