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Johanna414

Johanna414

Joined May 2016

Teen librarian, reader, cat lady, mom *Litsy user since May ‘16*
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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Its back! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's comments- and I suppose I should probably start reading A Good Neighborhood 🤦‍♀️
#lmpbc @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @irre

irre No rush!! 1d
kellyann28 I was about to ask soon if you had gotten it because I genuinely couldn't remember if I had gotten it out. I remember I had intentions to 😂🤦‍♀️ 1d
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My husband and I are supposed to be watching the most recent episode of The Outsider right now, but he fell asleep while we got the kids to bed (as always... 😒). So I downloaded this as part of my “Finish Series I‘ve Already Started” goal of 2020. I really didn‘t think I had read this yet, but the beginning seems very familiar. Maybe there was a teaser at the end of book 3?

Johanna414 Never mind- I‘ve got myself oriented now. There were some flashback scenes from book 3 that had me thinking I‘d already read this one... 3d
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I told myself I was going to be really productive and #audioclean while the kids were at daycare today... but it‘s way more fun to #audiocrochet
I‘m giving myself 20 minutes before I make myself get up and vacuum...

Buchbeeg 😍 I LOVE what you have going on there! So pretty! 3d
RealLifeReading Lovely pattern you‘ve got going. Is that for a baby blanket? 3d
Johanna414 @RealLifeReading Yep - we‘re in the middle of a baby boom at work right now 😂 3d
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Early morning coffee shop date with myself :)
I'm hoping I get more invested in this book soon... I really think thrillers just aren't my thing.

Tamra This was a “meh” for me. Not my go-to genre either. 3d
Erinreadsthebooks I struggle with them as well. The unreliable narrator trope has turned me off. 3d
Johanna414 @Tamra @Erinreadsthebooks This makes me feel better. Everyone I‘ve talked to from my book club is loving the book, and I keep feeling like I‘m missing something... I felt the same way the last time we read a psychological thriller 3d
Tamra @Erinreadsthebooks yes, exactly. Plus the hype doesn‘t help. 3d
Tamra @Johanna414 nope! 😉 3d
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I didn‘t love this quite as much as The Long Way To a Small, Angry Planet, but it still had many of the same things going for it - a loveable cast of quirky characters trying to find their own way in the universe.

Eggbeater I love the crochet work! 4d
Johanna414 @Eggbeater thanks! It's a baby blanket I'm working on for a coworker 4d
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I had a couple somewhat difficult weeks at work and I dont know if my principal noticed this, or was just excited about what I've had going on lately - but this was a nice boost to end my week. She also sent out a nice email to all the teachers about some of the cool programs I've got going on and encouraging them to use the library. This is the first "Saturday Shout Out" she's done all year - maybe something new shes doing... ?‍♀️

Myhusbandhatesreading Congrats!! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊📚 5d
BlameJennyJane That‘s awesome! 5d
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Found this in my mailbox yesterday! Just in time for a week off of work! #lmpbc @LibrarianRyan @aCleverDuck @rachelm

LibrarianRyan Yeahh. Glad it made it. 5d
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One Zillion Valentines | Frank Modell
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And here's my most handsome valentine- who complained I was squishing him as he squeezed in next to me... typical 4 year old 😂😂😂

Texreader Awwww! 🥰 1w
Slajaunie He is adorable!!! I miss mine being little. 🥰 6d
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One Zillion Valentines | Frank Modell
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Chilling with one of my all time best Valentines, since her daddy has to work tonight. She may be the reason I dont have much reading time these days, but damn she's cute!

Texreader Yes she‘s adorable 😍 1w
Slajaunie Precious!!! 6d
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"I suppose it's all in how you define patriotism. Some say that's only saying good things about your country. Others say that it's speaking against what you feel is wrong with your country and trying to make a change."

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Starting this audiobook while I putter around the library and do some tedious, boring tasks...

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I really did not anticipate how popular this whole community puzzle was going to be - but I‘ve had groups of kids so excited about it and they‘ve almost got it completed already! These are kids who come to the library from study hall and usually just play games on their iPads. Now they‘re asking what puzzle I‘m going to bring in next!

WanderingBookaneer I have one in my classroom. 1w
Crazeedi That's just very cool 1w
aeeklund This is such a fantastic idea!! 1w
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britt_brooke Cool idea! 1w
Tiffiney That's so cool! I love that! 1w
JackOBotts Yes! I love this idea! 1w
TheBookKeepers So fun!!! I love puzzles!! 1w
Christine How great! I want my branch to do this. 1w
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We're Not from Here | Geoff Rodkey
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I really liked this middle grade novels about humans searching for a place to live after they have destroyed Earth. They discover a planet that invites them in as refugees, only to arrive and find the government has changed its mind and they have no where else to go. It draws a lot of parallels to current events, in a way that is accessible to middle grade readers.

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I brought a puzzle in to work and set it up on one of the tables. It‘s been interesting to see which students can‘t resist sitting down and putting a few pieces together.

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I think this has been my favorite of her books so far - I loved it! I think she has a lot of crossover appeal so I‘ve been recommending it like crazy to students and colleagues alike.

Crazeedi Excellent book! 2w
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Damsel () | Elana K. Arnold
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It's been awhile since a book grabbed me so hard as this one did. I could not put it down! This feminist reimagining of classic fairy tale tropes was such a powerful musing on what its like to be a woman in a man's world - but with dragons!

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Damsel () | Elana K. Arnold
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Starting this while I do some #audiocooking during the kids‘ nap time. I‘ve been craving some Italian wedding soup - although I cheated and bought frozen meatballs

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Snow day!!!!! 🌨🌨❄❄
I dont usually gravitate towards thrillers, but this is for my book club. I'm a few chapters in and definitely intrigued.

AJBowers That mug is everything. 2w
Johanna414 @AJBowers right?! One of my coworkers gave it to me for Christmas. I‘m the librarian and she‘s the reading teacher so we always geek out about books together ❤️ 2w
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I absolutely loved the first 2 books in this trilogy, but this one was a bit of a disappointment... I couldn‘t even name exactly why, I just had a hard time engaging with it. I ended up borrowing the audiobook so I could get through it while doing other things.

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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Finished this while enjoying and #audiowalk after work today. It looks gross out, but there was sun! These books have so much teen angst and drama, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Crazeedi I love the corner porches!! I can imagine walking out of my bedroom and sitting on rmth one on second floor, outside yet provate 3w
Johanna414 @Crazeedi that is exactly what I do! My husband screened it in this summer, and it‘s soooooo nice to sit out there after the kids go to sleep in the evenings. I can‘t wait for it to warm up enough to start up again! 3w
Crazeedi @Johanna414 excuse my spelling mistakes, btw(see above, lol). I'm very jealous of your cozy porch off your room, I've always dreamed of a place like that, getting me coffee and opening the door from my room and settling in to smell the fresh morning air and read!!❤ enjoy this summer!! 3w
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Johanna414 @Crazeedi I may or may not be considering putting a coffee maker out there so I don‘t even have to go downstairs first 😂😂😂 3w
Crazeedi @Johanna414 oh what an excellent idea, I'd definitely do that! Or do like me, my hubby brings my coffee to me in the morning! 3w
Johanna414 @Crazeedi brilliant! 3w
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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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I really should be sleeping right now, if my exhaustion this past week is any indication... but I didn‘t get a minute to myself today so I‘m taking a little time for some #audiocrochet
I keep starting new projects - I think I have 5 different things going right now 😂😂😂

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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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New books! A lot of these are replacement copies for well loved titles. #schoollibraries #librariansoflitsy #litsyloveslibraries #teachersoflitsy

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Those Hunger Game covers are fun. 3w
LibrarianRyan I love those cover versions of the huger games. 3w
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Wonderstruck | Brian Selznick
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Processing some new books, and I almost hate to put the dust jacket back on! This is so pretty!

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I really, really liked this one! I loved all the characters! I‘ll get it in the mail ASAP @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 @irre #lmpbc

irre Can‘t wait to read it. 3w
TheBookKeepers I‘m so glad you liked it too!! 3w
irre @Johanna414 Got it yesterday. 2w
Johanna414 @irre awesome! 2w
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I absolutely loved the artwork and coloring in this - gorgeous! Unfortunately the story was all over the place and the main character annoyed the crap out of me... I‘d love to frame some of the pages and hang them on my wall though! I‘ll get this in the mail Friday
#lmpbc @LibrarianRyan @aCleverDuck @rachelm

LibrarianRyan I had similar thoughts. 3w
aCleverDuck Same! Wanted to give it a chance since it the first one and it sooooo pretty 2w
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Trying to finish my book and people won‘t stop talking to me... 😭😭😭😭😭

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Look what got delivered yesterday!
I somehow missed that the main character's name is Nina (my daughter's name), so I'm really excited for this now 😁 #lmpbc @LibrarianRyan @aCleverDuck @rachelm

LibrarianRyan yeah. Glad it finally made it. 1mo
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Hey Litsy people- we have our own Pokémon! 😂😂😂 #litten

Leftcoastzen 👏😂❤️ 1mo
Texreader That‘s awesome!! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft That's so cool! 1mo
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Suet624 Yay!!!! 1mo
Eyelit 😂👍 1mo
Soubhiville Ha! Well what do you know. 1mo
umbrellagirl My son has that one. 🙂 1mo
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Chosen | Kiersten White
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One child woke up from her nap with a high fever today, the other woke up with a gushing nose bleed. The only thing this day has going for it is some good #bookmail

Jas16 Oh no! Hope they both feel better soon 1mo
Soubhiville Oh no! That doesn‘t sound fun. I hope it all passes soon. 1mo
Crazeedi Oh no, you have your hands full! Hugs❣ 1mo
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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My plan while the kids took their naps was to start my next book... that's not exactly what happened. Woke up to this gem on my phone, so at least my husband is around to catch my more glamorous moments! 🤣

TrishB Sometimes you need a nap 😁 1mo
ljuliel I just did the same thing, although no one took a photo of me. 😴 💤 1mo
TiredLibrarian Just resting your eyes a bit 😉 1mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
Johanna414 @ljuliel Consider yourself lucky... my darling husband posted this on Facebook along with a picture of the kids climbing all over me after they woke up. 🙄🙄🙄 1mo
ljuliel He sounds ornery. 😊 1mo
Johanna414 @ljuliel I call him a grumpy old man all the time lol 1mo
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I loved this book so much! And really, I read it at the perfect time. We're in the middle of a snowstorm and last night I swear I couldn't tell if I was cold because our house is old and drafty, or because I was just so into the story. I'm really looking forward to the companion novels.

KatieDid927 I‘m reading this after I finish my current book! 1mo
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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus was one of my top 5 books of 2018- I loved it so much that I read it to both of my 6th grade book clubs and have convinced probably a dozen students since then to read it. The sequel didn‘t quite live up to my expectations, although it was still very good. I laughed and I cried, but never had that “OMG This is the best book ever” feeling.

BarbaraJean I didn‘t realize this was out yet—will have to go check it out! So glad you recommended the first one to me for last year‘s #newyearwhodis! 1mo
Johanna414 @BarbaraJean yes! You were another one of my victims! I missed the sign ups for #newyearwhodis - that was so much fun last year 1mo
BarbaraJean It really was a lot of fun—you sent me a great list!! 1mo
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Our school is hosting a regional robotics tournament today and the practice field is in the library - which means the library is closed. There‘s things I definitely should be doing, but I‘ll probably be found right here for most of the day...
#librariansoflitsy #schoollibraries #litsyloveslibraries

Crazeedi Very nice 1mo
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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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I finally finished a book - it feels like I haven't had any time for reading this year! I didnt love this as much as I hoped, but I did enjoy it. Lada is a great character and I really liked the setting. I sometimes found myself losing track of secondary characters and getting a little bogged down in the political intrigue though

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Anybody else remember prancercising?! I‘m not sure any of my middle school students would get the reference, but it definitely made me giggle!

Soubhiville You could have them all YouTube it- it‘s history! 🤣 1mo
LibrarianRyan yes. You Tube It! 1mo
LeahBergen Yes! 😂😂 1mo
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Remember that time I was going to focus on my own books and not get distracted by new library books in 2020? Well... look at what I‘ve had delivered at work in just the last 3 days. My self control is slipping.

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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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The kids and husband are all napping. A nap sounds lovely, but so does an uninterrupted hour to myself! Enjoying a little #audiocrochet until someone inevitably needs me

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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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Starting the border on this blanket that‘s consumed my life for the past month... didn‘t get it done by Christmas, but I‘m almost there. Naturally all my audiobook holds came in at once, so I‘ve got to decide which to start tonight. #audiocrochet

Saknicole A conjuring of light is good so far! I don‘t love the narrator, same as last book but the first book was different. Happy crocheting! 2mo
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My first book of the new year and I am loving it!

Well-ReadNeck 🤗🤗🤗 This was my first book of 2019! I was so hooked I read the other two books in the series straight away! 2mo
Johanna414 @Well-ReadNeck I got them all for Christmas, so I might just do that! 2mo
TheBookKeepers I love this edition‘s cover!!!! I also loved this book!! 2mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Veronica and Stoker travel to a small British island to investigate the 3 year old mystery of a woman who disappeared on her wedding night. It was a solid mystery - I guessed some, but not all of the plot twists. There was *finally* some progress towards a romantic relationship between Stoker and Veronica, which made me very happy. I really, really love this series!

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For Christmas in 2012, a friend gifted me this notebook. Starting in January 2013, I wrote the title and author of every book I‘ve read. December 2019 filled the last page and I am getting ready to start a new reading log. I don‘t know why, but this feels like a significant accomplishment...

Bianca It totally is an accomplishment! Congrats! I finally filled a moleskine journal I had for years in 2019. It felt like the end of an era. 2mo
jillrhudy I‘ve been keeping track since June of 2005. It‘s a great practice. I automated it a couple of years ago in LibraryThing. 2mo
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I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1 | Skottie Young
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I didn‘t hate it, I just didn‘t really like it either. I can see how people would have a lot of fun with this series, I just think it isn‘t my sense of humor. I‘m going to pass it along without reading volume 2. @LibrarianRyan @aCleverDuck @rachelm I‘m hoping to make it to the post office this afternoon but if not today, definitely Thursday. #lmpbc

aCleverDuck I still haven‘t gotten anything yet🤷🏾‍♀️ Forgot who was supposed to sent to me. I got so busy I totally forgot. 2mo
Johanna414 @LibrarianRyan sent to me, I sent to @rachelm so she must have sent to you... she had a post about sending your book awhile back - I hope it didn‘t get lost in the mail! @aCleverDuck (edited) 2mo
rachelm @aCleverDuck I sent something about 10 weeks ago! I sent it early because I had finished it early. I just sent the second book today! I hope the address that was on the exchange was correct. Let me know if you don‘t get it by Saturday or Sunday 2mo
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aCleverDuck @rachelm The address in the email is right, I‘ll look out for the next one. If you still have the tracking number I can see if it got mixed up in the mail room 2mo
rachelm I don‘t have a tracking number from the last one but let me see if I can send you the one from this one so that you can keep an eye out for it 2mo
LibrarianRyan Everyone has their own tastes. I get it. I won't lie, I liked book 2 better. Book one was very repetitive. 2mo
Johanna414 @LibrarianRyan did you ever send me this month‘s book? I don‘t remember which one I‘m supposed to be getting... 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Johanna414 yes I did. I sent it book rate but you should have it. I‘ll check my receipt. 1mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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I just dropped the kids off at daycare (if I have to pay, they're going - even if I'm still on vacation! 🤣🤣🤣) and I plan on cleaning the house. First though, a little Me Time at my favorite coffee shop!

AmyG I love the mug. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Adorable mug ☕️ 2mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Finally get a moment to relax with a book and my favorite foot rest. Then I hear a little voice over the baby monitor... Some day she will sleep through the night, right?!
#momlife

AkashaVampie definitely #momlife
Gotta love the little boogers!! haha
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Victoria_Clyne @Johanna414 I feel your pain. 2mo
Suet624 💕💕 2mo
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I liked this but didn't love it... I felt like the author could have done a lot more with the story.
I'll be sending it along on Monday! Kelly, the book you sent came in the mail yesterday! @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @irre

kellyann28 I agree with you! 2mo
irre @Johanna414 I got it today. 1mo
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And my husband‘s Christmas book haul... because we all know that one of the perks of marriage is that your spouse‘s books are also your books! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
My mom got him the Witcher books and I got him the Star Wars

Soubhiville Wait, there are Witcher books?!? 😍 2mo
Amiable Unless you and your spouse have completely different reading tastes. 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Johanna414 @Soubhiville Yes, the video games and show are based on a Polish fantasy series. I'm looking forward to reading them! 2mo
Johanna414 @Amiable that is a bummer! My husband strictly reads epic fantasy, which I like. My tastes are much more varied than his though 2mo
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My Christmas book haul😁 The Arden trilogy from my mom and The Starless Sea from my husband. Can‘t wait to read them!

CherylRussell What a great haul! 2mo
Emily92Bibliophile LOVE that series! Beautiful editions 💙 2mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I finished this yesterday while the kids napped off their Christmas morning excitement. I actually listened to most of it and thought the audiobook was really well done. I wasn‘t completely blown away by the story, but I really liked Alex and Darlington. I‘ll pick up the second book when it comes out.

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Secret Santa | William T. Bix
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I‘m feeling very seen by my work Secret Santa 😂😂😂😂 That mug though!

Jemmygem Love that mug. 2mo
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Yesterday was chaos in the library... like I literally had a fistfight between two teenage boys and over the course of the day had to kick 6 students out. I never kick students out of the library... Christmas break seriously cannot come soon enough.
I‘m hoping for a calm, quiet day today - and maybe a little time to read!
#schoollibraries #librariansoflitsy #litsyloveslibraries #teachersoflitsy

DGRachel Yikes! That sounds like a real nightmare. I hope today is better! 2mo
Johanna414 @DGRachel Today was much calmer - and tomorrow is the last day before we have a much needed 2 week break! 2mo
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