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juliegumdrop

Joined January 2018

I work at a public library.
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Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Borrowing this from my #library for my #bookclub. Mermaids and courtesans—need I say more?

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I only read three books in June. I was on vacation for 5 days and didn‘t have a chance to read at all. A friend told me that she only gets time to read while on vacation and I‘m the opposite. 😂 #junewrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Still a good month! I'm not great at reading on vacay either. But I always bring tons of books, just in case. 😉📖💖 2w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I‘ve read the Wayward Pines series and Dark Matter and they were both really great. In this new one you can really see how Blake Crouch has developed as a writer. It‘s so much more refined and the dialogue is better. Loving it! #scifi #sciencefiction

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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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Recently traveled to Canada from the States and went to Value Village and got this #bookhaul for a bargain. The only one I‘ve read is Persuasion but I didn‘t have a copy. Have you read any of these? #bookstack

Laughterhp Such a great stack! 3w
annahenke We have such similar taste! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Tin Man was good. 3w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego And I love VV for book shopping. 3w
LapReader I loved Tin Man and Clockmaker‘s daughter. I hated Wolf Hall. 3w
Severnmeadows Just listened to the Naxos recording of Persuasion, read by Juliet Stevenson- an absolute delight! I‘m a big Hilary Mantel fan, and loved Wolf Hall (very influenced by the BBC2 production!!) 😊 2w
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Binti (Binti, #1) | Nnedi Okorafor
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This first part of the trilogy is next for my #library #bookclub.

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Butcher's Hook | Janet Ellis
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Cat in lap and reading.

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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Thanks @REPollock for hosting a #giveaway500 for hitting 500 friends on Litsy! My hard pass subject would be Christian books.

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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Here‘s my #Maywrapup. I read 4 books this month and 3 for #AsianAmericanPacificHeritageMonth. I can‘t even pick a favorite; they were all really great.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fabulous! 💖📚💖 1mo
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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hjreviews This looks gorgeous! 2mo
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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I selected this for my #library #bookclub for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month for May. Are you reading any books by Asian authors to celebrate this month? #AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth #asianauthor

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Oh! I bought it! Since I work at a library I do not often buy new books. I just really had to have this one. The novel is one of my all time favorites. I love the novel so much I haven‘t watched the show yet. Are there any books you love so much that you would be reluctant to see a film/tv adaptation of?

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I‘m finally reading this #classic novel of romantic suspense. It‘s so good! Also though, I haven‘t read a mass market paperback in awhile and the print is too tiny. My poor 👀.

SitsWithaBook I would love to reread this one. 2mo
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I read 4 books in April. The top two were 5 ⭐️s. #aprilwrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice job! 📖💖 2mo
MrBook Beautiful! 2mo
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Just started this one. It‘s good so far.

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Went to a #library #booksale yesterday and got these goodies. I recently read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah so ended up getting three more WW2 novels. Also, apparently I‘m all about 16th century British monarchs too, so I got two of those. And one classic and one YA. #bookhaul #bookstack I can‘t turn down a bargain.

rretzler I‘m fascinated by WWII novels! 3mo
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This book is soooo good. Definitely living up to the hype. #hypedbooks

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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Started this #dystopian #scifi this weekend. #sciencefiction

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Graphic novel for my #bookclub. Been wanting to read this for ages.

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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Reading this for my #library #bookclub this month. It‘s so good! I knew I would like it because I enjoyed The Great Alone and generally love historical fiction.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I completed 8 books this month, including 4 books for #middlegrademarch. Tagged book was my favorite. #marchwrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent reading!! 📖💖 4mo
Freespirit Wow that's great! 4mo
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The Book of Boy | Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Really enjoying this #middlegrade novel that takes place in the Middle Ages for #middlegrademarch

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Some #greenbooks to celebrate #stpatricksday. #bookstack how many have you read?

crazyspine I've read 🐱 eye 4mo
juliegumdrop @crazyspine that‘s a good one 4mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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It‘s good, but not as good as Evelyn Hugo.

Bklover If my Litsy feed is correct, I think I may be the only person who is not reading this book! I liked Evelyn Hugo too! 4mo
TrishB @Bklover I‘m not! As always, the hype has put me off. I‘ll leave it alone for a while! 4mo
Bklover @TrishB Me too! 4mo
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This is hilarious! Also, such a tiny book. #translatedlit

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Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Cover matches my fingernails. #currentlyreading for my #library #bookclub.

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Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Burning thru this. Heh heh. #middlegrademarch #middlegrade

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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My favorite setting from a book is the future from Seveneves where the Habitat Ring around the Earth is where all of humanity lives. I wouldn‘t want to live in world where humans couldn‘t occupy our planet anymore, but I always find myself thinking bout this book and this concept. It‘s such an unusual idea. I think Neal Stephenson is brilliant. #gigibookbox @GondorGirl

GondorGirl Ooo- I haven't read that book- I'll have to check it out! 4mo
juliegumdrop @GondorGirl it‘s quite a chunker, but it has stayed with me and I always think about this world. If you like hard core sci-fi, I would recommend it. 4mo
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Aquicorn Cove | Katie O'Neill
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Katie O‘Neill‘s illustrations are gorgeous. #middlegrademarch #middlegrade #graphicnovel

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Aquicorn Cove | Katie O'Neill
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Here is my #TBR for #middlegrademarch. I raided my kids‘ bookshelves and ordered a few from my #library. I usually read about 4 books per month, but thought since they are children‘s books that I would likely be able to read a bit more. Are you reading any #middlegrade books this month? Are there any in this pile that you have read and would recommend I prioritize? Any titles I should add to this #stack? #bookstack

4thhouseontheleft My daughter owns so many of these! Serafina and Walk Two Moons are both fantastic! So is Coraline, and my daughter just read Fever last month for her small book group at school and thought it was really good. Doll People is okay, but not our favorite from the books we have read in your pile. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m also curious, what is #middlegrademarch? 4mo
juliegumdrop @4thhouseontheleft Over on YouTube, there are several booktubers reading a slew of Middle grade books during the whole month of March. I‘m not sure where the idea originated, but I‘m game. Thanks for your recs; I‘ve been meaning to read Fever for literally almost 20 years (and I used to live in Philadelphia) so that one is definitely a priority. 4mo
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sblbooks I love middle-grade. I thought it was May, so I was going read all middle grade in May. 4mo
sblbooks I recommend Fever 1793. We are reading The Birchbark House for #mgbuddyread this month. 4mo
juliegumdrop @sblbooks I‘ve been trying to get my daughter to try The Birchbark House but no luck yet. 4mo
sblbooks It was an interesting book, but it was sad in parts. 4mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congratulations to @TheSpineView for reaching 50k litfluence! And thank you for the chance to enter your #50klovelitsy #giveaway.

TheSpineView Good luck! 4mo
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Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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Congratulations to @Mitch on reaching 100k litfluence. Wow!
The series I am planning on finishing this year is Ken Follett‘s Kingsbridge series. I‘ve read Pillars of the Earth and World Without End and loved them both. A Column of 🔥 is next. Thank you for the chance to participate in your #completetheseries #giveaway.

Mitch Cool...I‘ve not read these! Good choice 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
juliegumdrop @Mitch they are all quite chunky books, but I highly recommend them if you enjoy historical fiction and epic, sweeping tales. 4mo
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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I completed 5 books in February, including a couple for #blackhistorymonth. Two ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ reads: Stay With Me and Circe. #currentlyreading Washington Black, but won‘t finish it tonight. #februarywrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reads! 📖💖 5mo
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It‘s so exciting to win books! And tea! And bookmarks and treats! Thank you to @Laughterhp for sending all the goodies! My daughter is already hitting the jelly beans. #bestdayever #50kbookrecgiveaway

Laughterhp Yay! So glad you guys love everything! 😊 5mo
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Just opened an amazing package put together by @Laughterhp for winning her #50kbookrecgiveaway. I received two books from my #TBR list. Can‘t wait to get into these. Thank you so much!

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Just started this last night. #blackhistorymonth

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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Starting this tonight. #currentlyreading #blackhistorymonth

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The Last Town | Blake Crouch
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Starting the final book in the Wayward Pines trilogy. It‘s so good! Fast paced.

Reviewsbylola It‘s just as good as the other two! 5mo
juliegumdrop @Reviewsbylola just finished it. I really love this trilogy so much despite its imperfections. 5mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Tore through this. It‘s a clever retelling and I would recommend it. Still, I felt as though the book did rely on the reader being able to fill in character traits from the original story. I still recommend it!

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Congratulations to @Laughterhp for reaching 50k! My favorite book to recommend is Pillars of the Earth. We need some #bigbook love. It‘s long, but satisfying. #50kbookrecgiveaway

Laughterhp This book sounds really good. I‘ve never read a book set in the 12th century. Yikes that size is intimidating though! Thanks for entering! 😊 5mo
juliegumdrop Yes @Laughterhp it‘s quite a chunker. If you like historical fiction and grand sweeping epics, it‘s for you. Thanks for the opportunity and congrats on your 50k 5mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I gave it 5 stars. It was great. Made me nostalgic for that mythology course I took in college all those years ago.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I read 4 books in January and they were all really great. I did a lot of sleeping this month too. #januarywrapup

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Starting this today. I selected this title for my #library #bookclub. After seeing Vietnam Veteran Nathan Phillips get taunted by the MAGA hat wearing Catholic school teens at the Indigenous People‘s March, and all the feelings and emotions that came with that, I am hoping to learn more about the modern Native America experience. This was one of the nominees for the 2018 National Book Award.

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Got this out from the library and started it today. #scifi #currentlyreading

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#currentlyreading it‘s really good

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Blackbird Fly | Erin Entrada Kelly
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My kids and I got to say hi to Erin Entrada Kelly today and get their books signed. The author gave a talk and spoke about growing up Filipino in Louisiana in the 80‘s. So happy my kids can read about a Filipino American protagonist and see themselves represented in literature for middle schoolers. @Chelleo check out Hello Universe too

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Blackbird Fly | Erin Entrada Kelly
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#middlegrade story about a Filipino American 6th grade girl navigating middle school. I loved it!

Chelleo This is right up my alley!! Thanks. My Nanay and I rolled lumpia yesterday 😊 (edited) 6mo
juliegumdrop @chelleo awesome! 6mo
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World Without End | Ken Follett
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I read 52 books in 2018. So thrilled. Here are the breakdowns:
Historical fiction - 10
Sci fi or fantasy- 9
Contemporary- 6
Middle grade- 6
Graphic Novel - 5
Literary Fiction - 4
Mystery or Thriller - 4
YA- 3
Horror - 1
Classic - 2
Nonfiction-2

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My top 5 favorite books that I read in 2018. #historicalfiction #yearinbooks #yearinreview #2018wrapup

Freespirit The Ken Follett books are fab😊 6mo
juliegumdrop @Freespirit I never knew until this year! Will be reading A Column of Fire in 2019 for sure. 6mo
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Short and entertaining. #currentlyreading

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