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juliegumdrop

juliegumdrop

Joined January 2018

I work at a public library.
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Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Reading this is giving me a deeply unsettling feeling. #bookclub

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Silent Companions | Laura Purcell
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This is super creepy so far.

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Here‘s my #septemberwrapup. I read 5 books. Excellent reading month for me.

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Late 1930‘s Manhattan society scene brought to life.

overtheedge @juliegumdrop That looks really good! 3w
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Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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The writing is absolutely beautiful. The author narrates the audio book and it‘s stunning.

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Perks of working at a library. First for this bestseller (no holds) checkout. Going to start it tonight after work.

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The Friend | Sigrid Nunez
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Just started this today. It‘s written in 2nd person and the narrator is talking to her deceased friend. I like it. #currentlyreading

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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This one is the first in a trilogy. #scifi #sciencefiction #currentlyreading

LibrarianRyan Actually there are 4 books with more on the way. 1mo
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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I read 3 books in August. This month just flew by! Two were for #bookclub. The Skin I‘m In was for my son‘s summer reading assignment for 7th grade and I read it with him. #augustwrapup

4thhouseontheleft The Skin I‘m in is part of my daughter‘s 6th grade curriculum this fall, I plan on reading it too! 2mo
juliegumdrop @4thhouseontheleft it‘s very good! 2mo
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The Ashes of London | Andrew Taylor
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This is really good #historicalfiction. #bookclub

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The Skin I'm in | Sharon Flake
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My son had to read this over the summer for school. (He‘s just started 7th grade.) I‘ve wanted to read it for so long and finally I‘m doing it. I knew it would be good and it is!

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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Finally! They‘re going diving. Can‘t wait to find out what‘s in the water. #nospoilers #bookclub

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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Books up next. Tagged book is definitely being read this month for #bookclub. And Birds of PA is always on hand. Any recommendations? Have you read any of these that I should prioritize? #bookstack #tbr

Soubhiville I LOVE Binti and also The Poet X! 3mo
juliegumdrop @soubhiville I recently finished Binti Home and loved it. I am considering reading Poet X for my library bookclub. 3mo
charl08 Nice stack! 2mo
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I read 4 books this month and they were all 5 ⭐️! Amazing reading month. 2 #scifi and 2 #historicalfiction #julywrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reads! 💕📚💕 3mo
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Home (Binti, #2) | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is a stunningly original story. #scifi #sciencefiction

overtheedge Loved this whole series!! 3w
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Going to be discussing this at my #library #bookclub this week.

Crazeedi This was a 5⭐ for me this year, 💗💗it 3mo
juliegumdrop @Crazeedi it‘s looking like 5 ⭐️s to me too 3mo
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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. 😉📖💖 4mo
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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! 4mo
annahenke We have such similar taste! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Tin Man was good. 4mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego And I love VV for book shopping. 4mo
LapReader I loved Tin Man and Clockmaker‘s daughter. I hated Wolf Hall. 4mo
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!!) 😊 4mo
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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! 💖📚💖 5mo
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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! 5mo
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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. 5mo
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I read 4 books in April. The top two were 5 ⭐️s. #aprilwrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice job! 📖💖 6mo
MrBook Beautiful! 5mo
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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! 6mo
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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!! 📖💖 7mo
Freespirit Wow that's great! 7mo
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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 7mo
juliegumdrop @crazyspine that‘s a good one 7mo
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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! 7mo
TrishB @Bklover I‘m not! As always, the hype has put me off. I‘ll leave it alone for a while! 7mo
Bklover @TrishB Me too! 7mo
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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! 8mo
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. 8mo
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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. 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m also curious, what is #middlegrademarch? 8mo
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. 8mo
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sblbooks I love middle-grade. I thought it was May, so I was going read all middle grade in May. 8mo
sblbooks I recommend Fever 1793. We are reading The Birchbark House for #mgbuddyread this month. 8mo
juliegumdrop @sblbooks I‘ve been trying to get my daughter to try The Birchbark House but no luck yet. 8mo
sblbooks It was an interesting book, but it was sad in parts. 8mo
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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! 8mo
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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 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
juliegumdrop @Mitch they are all quite chunky books, but I highly recommend them if you enjoy historical fiction and epic, sweeping tales. 8mo
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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! 📖💖 8mo
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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! 😊 8mo
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