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jwashreads

jwashreads

Joined March 2018

Books are my happy place ❤ I mostly read YA, but sometimes I venture into other genres.
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The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
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The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child | Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Abigail Pesta
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When you need a good cry or you need to feel helpless, read this book! It was so compelling. Sandra was just out of her teens when she wrote this, and no one shoyld have to deal with what she has gone through. It's a perfect non-fictipn book for #yawednesday!

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TheFunkyBookworm This sounds like a MUST READ! I don‘t know if I‘ll be thanking you when I‘m crying my eyeballs out but I‘ll thank you now anyway! 💜 12mo
jwashreads @TheFunkyBookworm It's not a book you forget! 12mo
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Library book sale today! It's mostly kid's books, but the kids picked a few for themselves 😁

#bookhaul #librarysale #friendsofthelibrary

ravenlee I love library book sales! Some nice stuff you got there. 12mo
ravenlee We're moving back south this fall, but I'm going to miss the Centenary Book Sale by about two weeks. 😪 12mo
jwashreads @ravenlee no other book sale works on the scale--I miss it so much! 12mo
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Bradleygirl The Boys in the Boat is awesome! 12mo
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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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I work in a bookstore, and tons of people come in for the Dorothy Must Die series. I read the first book and was pretty disgusted with it. The main character was annoying and nothing felt very well developed for it. I always warn people away from it now.

#unpopularopinion @Libby1

knittedgnome I had this recommended to me and also was not a fan. Barely finished it! 12mo
Cailey_Mac I enjoyed it up until the third book; after that it seemed more of a mad-lib book, was extremely dull, and just didn‘t make any sense. 12mo
ravenlee I hated that book. And so did my entire book club - and consensus is unheard of! Only two of us even finished it. 12mo
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ravenlee My #unpopular opinion is that I didn't like The Pillars of the Earth. A customer whose taste seemed in line with mine told me I HAD TO READ IT, so I did. I slogged through it and never enjoyed any of it, but I felt like I had to finish it. 12mo
LoverofLit Wasn't my cup of tea. 12mo
Libby1 Ooh. Doesn‘t look like this one would be for me, either. 12mo
jwashreads @knittedgnome and @Cailey_Mac I gpt a BEAUTIFUL ARC of it at work--it was all wrapped in a box and had a pretty bpw and I HAD to have it. I was so disapppinted. 12mo
jwashreads @ravenlee aw I'm so sad you didn't like Pillars of the Earth. My dad recommended it to me and I loved it. And the sequel. Haven't read the third one yet. I'm always leary of customer recommendations though. 12mo
shaynarae @ravenlee I didn‘t like Pillars of the Earth either, even though it should‘ve been right up my alley. But my biggest #unpopularopin is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 12mo
Minervasbutler Another thumbs down for Pillars of the Earth from me. 12mo
thea-block @shaynarae I also didn‘t like The Nightingale by Hannah. I went into it excited having heard great things but I couldn‘t get into the structure of the book or the characters, and too many #triggers for me! Pillars of the Earth has been on my TBR but now I‘m not sure! 12mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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1. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
2. Either Charmed or Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Never--I don't watch any sports
4. Wherever we go for Father's Day--that'll probably be the best food I have
5. My dad does like to read!! History and historical fiction 😁

@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

Crewgurl Buffy!!!!!! 12mo
monalyisha Always Buffy. 🖤 12mo
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13 Minutes | Sarah Pinborough
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Hey #YAWednesday peeps! I had a hard time with this one because I really do not read mysteries and thrillers. I had to go back in my goodreads for a year! From what I understand, her adult thriller, Behind her Eyes, is spectacular! I struggled with the beginning of this one, but the end made up for it!
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CoffeeNBooks I thought this was a great book! I just happened to pick it up when I was in the school library with my students. I haven't read Behind Her Eyes yet, but I want to! 12mo
TheFunkyBookworm Ohhh I‘ve read Behind Her Eyes and LOVED that one!!! I can see this one is going to be a must read for me- and hopefully for my students! Lol thank you for participating 💜🎉 12mo
jwashreads @CoffeeNBooks @TheFunkyBookworm my friend read Behind Her Eyes and loved it so much that she wrote the publisher to tell them. Then the publisher sent her and ARC of 13 Minutes and another book in thanks! I was really cool! 12mo
CoffeeNBooks @jwashreads Wow! That's so awesome!! 12mo
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The Queens of Innis Lear | Tessa Gratton
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So I gave up on the audio book. 26 hours just wasn't going to happen. But I'm reading it in print now, and I'm so excited!

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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This is harder than it looks!

1. I don't know if I can choose just one! One per genre maybe! Jaime and Claire? Acheron and Tory? Charley and Reyes? I DON'T KNOW!
2. Heathcliff and Catherine.
3. Can I say Jaime and Claire again? Is that cheating? Ok, Pam and Jim. And for movie--Beauty and the Beast!
4. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

#manicmonday @JoScho

Stacy_31 Pam and Jim!! ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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jfalkens I love Beauty and the beast 😊 I was always disappointed when he turned into the prince. 12mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I love how music brings people together. This just reminded me that before my husband and I were dating, he wanted me to listen to a new song that he liked, and that's how I knew he liked me ❤

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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1. The summer is made for stoop-sitting and since it's the last week before school starts, Harlem is opening its eyes to September.
2. 357
3. Basketballs
4. Peep Papote
5. Black, I think?
6. YA, Realistic Fiction
7. The and Capicu!
8. Black, white, and pink
9. E. A.
10. Nope, just a time of year
11. 2018
12. Laurie Halse Anderson blurbed it 😊
13. Haha no--starting it today, so on page one.
14. This is the first!

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I spent most of my day off yesterday reading this because I COULDN'T STOP! I had high expectations, and it met every one of them 😁! A fantastic story that superbly dealt with race issues. Parts of it made me so angry! I loved Jane. I loved Katherine. I loved Red Jack. I can't wait for number 2!

Slajaunie I can‘t read or watch anything with zombies. As a child of the 80‘s I watched all horror and science fiction films. Zombies must have really scared me because I will still have nightmares if I watch or read anything about them, 😟 13mo
jwashreads @Slajaunie oh no!! And I'm sure it's not a pleasant nightmare to have! And it must have been hard to avoid them, considering how popular zombies were a few years ago. 13mo
Slajaunie @jwashreads I tried watching The Walking Dead once and that was all it took. I avoid them like the plague now. 13mo
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The Queens of Innis Lear | Tessa Gratton
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I did not realize when I borrowed this from the library that it was so long. Now I have to figure out how to make time for it! Most of the books I listen to are max 12 hours!

Chelleo Whoa, that‘s a whopper! 13mo
TrishB How can 400 pages(says in blurb!) take 26 hours!? 13mo
knittedgnome Maybe try listening to it with the speed a bit higher. 1.25 sounds fine and will take some time off. 13mo
jwashreads @knittedgnome I didn't even know you could do that! Thank you! 13mo
Earlene That is on my wish list at the library. I may get the book instead. 13mo
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I'm starting this beauty today! What's everyone else reading?!

TrishB This one 😁 13mo
somebooksaround I‘m just about to start this one as well!! 13mo
jwashreads @TrishB I want to read Leah on the Offbeat too! @josteele it's really compelling so far--I was just biding my time with it because I had another book lined up and now it's just the book I'm reading. 13mo
Slajaunie I have started a Hulu/Netflix binge. I will be back to books shortly. 13mo
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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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I didn't do so badly for May! 10 full books read (forgot to write down The Serpent's Secret), two finished, AND I've started (but not finished): The Crown of Embers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Rat Queens! My favorite for May was definitely the tagged book! Such a moving atory about rape culture and a tormented sociopathic-leaning young girl. It was amazing!

Christine11 Nice! Your handwriting is lovely! 😊🌸💛 13mo
jwashreads @Christine11 oh thank you!! I was much more careful writing this than I am anything else! 13mo
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1. I could not finish The Little Paris Bookshop. I was so bored with it!
2. Tea. It's not a snack, I know, but that's what I have most often while I'm reading.
3. The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport is so good! I want to read her new book too 💖

#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want to read #3!! 13mo
Slajaunie I think I have that one marked to read. 13mo
SledgeReader @jwashreads The Romanov Sister‘s is staring at me from my stack. I‘ve got to adjust my priorities! 13mo
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Bostonmomx2 Oh ya, I bailed on that same book, veryboring. 13mo
jwashreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Slajaunie @SledgeReader I don't read a lot of biographies, but I definitwlt count that one as one of my favorites! 13mo
jwashreads @Bostonmomx2 right?! It was a bestseller for so long and so many people asked for it (I work at Barnes and Noble) AND it was about books! I thought it had to be good. 13mo
jwashreads @SledgeReader I have not read that one, but I read Catherine the Great by Massie, and it was really good. So if you like Massie, I imagine you'll like Rappaport too. 13mo
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I love outside reading!!

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Ooooh this is a fun one!! @joscho #manicmonday

1. Count of Monte Cristo
2. Children of Blood and Bone
3. A book of fairy tales--a really thick one. With lots of stories--not just Western ones
4. Six of Crows
5. The Forgotten Garden

JoScho Good answers! Thanks for playing 🏝💚📚 13mo
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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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Barnes and Noble had double discount days for members this past weekend, and these were part of a BOGO sale, so I got an even bigger discount than normal! I can't wait to read them! (Obviously, I have a mountainous #tbr...)

Odanak Are they fantasy? I can‘t wait to hear how they are. 13mo
Slajaunie I liked theses books but they were not page turners. 13mo
jwashreads @Odanak they are fantasy, and they're making a movie of them. @Slajaunie are they pretty generic fantasy? I've heard about thrm for years, and I read her Passenger books and really liked them. 13mo
Slajaunie @jwashreads I read the series, except the one just released, but they were not books I loved. I felt the storyline was lacking some oomph. It has been a few years since I read them though. 13mo
Slajaunie @jwashreads forgive my earlier comments. I had to go back and review the book. I did in fact enjoy the book as well as Never Fade and In the Afterlight. It involves a unique set of circumstances and all that entails. 13mo
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@joscho, something that makes me unique is that I have a lot of nervous fidgeting habits--and I have permanent marks from fidgeting. I have a bruise in the hollow of me neck from scratching, scars at the bottom of my knee; I push my cuticles down constantly. I once got a seaweed wrap during a massage, and it freaked me out because I couldn't do all the fidgeting I normally do!
#uniquelyou

JoScho Sometimes I wish I would fidget. My anxiety and nerves go straight to my stomach and my mom use to tell me I would have an ulcer before I was 21. I don‘t think I have an ulcer but I have cut all coffee and tea from diet and still struggle with fire gut when I am anxious. We all handle things in different ways and it does make us unique. Thanks for entering 💕 13mo
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Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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I've taken a bit of a break from Litsy for the past couple of weeks, but not from reading! Anyone else get an ARC of Furyborn? I'm just starting it and it promises to be epic--a trilogy, and the first one is 491 pages!! I'm diving in!

JanJan I have one, but I probably won‘t get to it for a while. I‘d love to hear what you think though! 13mo
jwashreads @JanJan I'm 50 pages in and it's pretty good so far. Not super gripping, but a good enough story that I'm intrigued. 13mo
EKonrad I‘ve got the ARC too but i haven‘t started it yet. Looking forward to seeing what you think. 😊 13mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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1. WORK. work work work. I can't say it enough!
2. Probably something I don't need...because it's Target.
3. Late Summer, but On the Come Up!!
4. Chips and salsa (I'm at a Mexican restaurant).
5. @krissylovesbooks75 you wanna?

@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

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I haven't read a physical book in 4 days...that's the longest I've gone! But I've been listening to this, and it's really cute 😀. Spent an hour on it while I cut the grass today.

blithebuoyant This book is adorable! I‘m about 3/4 through 14mo
jwashreads It's great so far! I might be a quarter of the way through. 14mo
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Nobel Prize | Mois Benarroch
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Hehe get it?

And the kicker is, they're not awarding a Nobel Prize this year!

julesG 😂😂😂😂 14mo
julesG I'm stealing this 14mo
vkois88 This will never fail to get a laugh out of me. Plain and simple. I've loved it since the first time I saw it. 14mo
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rather_be_reading haha love it! 14mo
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JoScho 😂 14mo
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Went to a flea market this morning and there were booths with books stacked precariously everywhere! It was pretty fun to look through them and try to squeeze between the rows without knocking anything over. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot I wanted. I only bought the tagged book.

Andrew65 A great buy! 14mo
rather_be_reading wow! 😍😍 14mo
ladym30 Where to begin? 14mo
Swe_Eva Good thing you didn‘t find more - how on earth would you be able to dig it out without causing an avalanche? 😁 14mo
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My reading stack for vacation!

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Beaches: A Novel | Iris R. Dart
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1. I'm in Myrtle Beach! Our 12 hour trip turned into 15 because the 2 year old had severe motion sickness 😣
2. Donuts
3. 2 books--Aru Shah and the End of Time and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
4. I got promoted! That's making me happy over and over!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Craftylikefox Congratulations on the promotion and I hope you have a great time at Myrtle Beach!! 14mo
emilyhaldi Congrats on your promotion!!! 🍾 14mo
asiriusreader Congrats on the promotion! 14mo
Itchyfeetreader Congratulations on your promotion 14mo
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This is our audio #bookhaul for a 12 hour road trip. Did we make good choices?

BrittanyReads I love Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me 👍👍 14mo
JoScho The Gaffigan one is hilarious 😆 14mo
jwashreads @JoScho @BBL4nkensh1p I was trying to find something that was easy and funny! I think these are perfect. 14mo
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War Storm | Victoria Aveyard
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1. I have read 43 books so far. Hoping to get a few more done on my 12 hour road trip!
2. I'm hoping to read at least 100.
3. Children of Blood and Bone (though technically I read it last year...)
4. Reaper at the Gates, War Storm, Saga 9...so many!

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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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My April Wrap Up! 7 books completed. Im in the middle of Snow Like Ashes and Aru Shah and the End of Time. My favorite of the month was Ash Princess!

Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
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Welcome | Barroux
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Hey everyone, let's give a warm #litten welcome to @jskeldo! She reads voraciously and I think Litsy is perfect for her 😁

Julie, here are a few people you couls follow: @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RaimeyGallant @C.Perone @JoScho @GondorGirl @krissylovesbooks75 @C.Perone @miralunasbooknook

@LitsyWelcomeWagon #welcomewagon

C.Perone @Jskeldo Welcome! 👋 14mo
jskeldo @jwashreads thank you!! So excited to be here❤️ 14mo
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jskeldo Thanks everyone! 14mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy @jskeldo 🌼 14mo
thereadingowlvina Welcome @jskeldo ! Always delighted to see new friends! 😁 14mo
readordierachel Welcome @jskeldo 🎉! 14mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome @jskeldo :) If you remember, tag me when you make your first post so I can get the #litsywelcomewagon happening on your page. :) 14mo
Eggs @jskeldo Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 14mo
laurenbescoby Welcome @jskeldo 😄 14mo
Itchyfeetreader Welcome!! 14mo
callielafleur Welcome @jskeldo!!! 🎉 14mo
JoScho Thanks for the tag 😊 and welcome to Litsy @jskeldo I hope you love Litsy ❤️ 14mo
GondorGirl Welcome! 🎉🎉🎉 14mo
jskeldo Thanks everyone! Super excited to be here! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!!! 🎊🎉🙌🏻👏🏻 14mo
Jess7 Welcome @jskeldo 14mo
tracey38 Welcome to Litsy @jskeldo 🙋 14mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 💙💜♥️❤️💕 4mo
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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1. Red Rising. I don't actually read that much Sci-Fi.
2. ...I don't play video games...
3. I'm more of a 90s music person, but I like Pat Benatar.
4. Dirty Dancing!

JoScho Yes Dirty Dancing!!! 14mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hahahaha YES! I love falling into books like that! I love to be so absorbed that I don't even notice someone calling my name. I used to get in trouble for that in high school...

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🍩🍩🍩 no cookies but here's some donuts 😋 14mo
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Starting my next book while the kids play outside! And apparently, my head is about to be exploded...💣

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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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So we are suddenly (and temporarily) a one car family, so since my husband had to work today, I did not get to participate in National Independent Bookstore Day 😣. However, I consoled myself by spending a good part of the day finishing this book, and it was so good!! Some serious rising to the occasion, coming of age, and such good villainy! Not gonna lie, there's some serious abuse in here, but the story was fantastic!!

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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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This is the only world she knows, and though it's a nightmare to me, it's a world she is at home in. I suppose it's easy to be at home in a world where you are on top. It's easy not to notice those whose backs you stad on to stay there.

Powerful.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I work at Barnes and Noble, and yesterday I saw a girl walking around, so I asked if she needed help finding anything. She held up this book, showed me the inside front flap, and said she'd never seen a book with a character with her name. She was simply in awe. One of the many reasons #representationmatters. #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks

P.s. The name is Xiomara.

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staci.reads ❤❤ 1y
Reggie That‘s pretty awesome!!! 1y
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Snow Like Ashes | Sara Raasch
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How did I manage to be reading two books with 'ash' in the title at the same time? #whoknows #ashes #itsnotasign #weird

C.Perone I love book coincidences! 1y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I haven't been able to engage much today so this is my pre-bedtime post! #tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

1. Six of Crows! (The cover of the book is actually the wallpaper on my phone--I might be a fan)
2. French fries. I adore french fries.
3. Not a lot of people have seen Lost Girl. It's really good! (The first 3 seasons, not the rest of it).
4. @lyradora your turn!

Liatrek French fries are heaven😍 1y
rubyslippersreads @Liatrek @jwashreads French fries dipped in bleu cheese dressing. 😄 1y
Bostonmomx2 I love French fries too but it‘s very hard to make them like I like them. 1y
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JessClark78 Lost Girl. 🖤 1y
jwashreads @Liatrek @rubyslippersreads @Bostonmomx2 not gonna lie, I have sometimes just had fries for dinner. And usually, I want tfast food fries, but I will settle. @JessClark78 YAS! 1y
tonyahoswalt I've seen the first 2 seasons of Lost Girl! I hated the doctor woman girlfriend character, but I love her on Dark Matter. 1y
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power | Ryan North, Steve Ditko, Will Murray
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@IheartYA Giveaways are the best!! And I really do hear YA! #15kgiveaway

1. My top 3 most anticipated reads are Dread Nation, Reaper at the Gates (which Sabaa JUST officially finished!!!), and Circe (I've seen so many good things about it!)
2. I recommend The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comics. They surprised me with how witty and uplifting the are!
3. I choose @krissylovesbooks75 @mmtrashcan @CheshireMellos

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Mehso-so

I think if I had read this 10--or even 5--years ago, I would feel differently about it. Maybe I'm expecting too much from a book that is really just a story about people, and not meant to be revelatory. But it seems like it aims to be revelatory--and it just wasn't for me. There were parts of it that were compelling and part that dragged by. It was enough to keep me reading, but I don't think I can say I loved it

#unpopularopinion #feminism

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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The great thing about living in the country: The kid's get to run around and play and learn outside--right now they're marveling over a caterpillar they found. The bad thing: There's so much wind!! All the time!

#Aprilbookishmadness day 22: #Earthday Books and Nature

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He changes his name to Cory! This hits me right in the nostalgia feels!

#boymeetsworld #90s

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Shrek! | William Steig
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Library #bookhaul from Friday! Some of them may have an underlying motive, i.e. How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

PathfinderNicole My 6 year old loves the How Do Dinosaurs...series and Dem Bones! 1y
ravenlee If you're having picky eater troubles, Gregory the Terrible Eater is a funny picture book about a goat who wants to eat vegetables and other foods. 1y
jwashreads @ravenlee she tells us she every dinner time that she doesn't like what we've put in front of her. Usually, she doesn't even know what it is! I'll check out Gregory, thanks! @PathfinderNicole she loves the human body, and she's wanting books to learn about toes, but there aren't many out there! We compromised with bones 😊 1y
ravenlee Parents magazine has done some articles on food chaining, starting with familiar foods and bridging to new ones, so you may find some of that on their site. Might be helpful? 1y
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Only Daughter | Anna Snoekstra
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I got this book signed at Book Expo a few years ago, and when I read it, I was surprised at how much I liked it. It's about a girl who gets caught shoplifting. To get out of trouble, she claims to be a girl who went missing many years before. She gets more than she bargained for when the police take her home to her 'family.'

#Aprilbookishmadness day 21: Family Problems

There are definitely some family problems...

BookBridget I loved this book!! 1y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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I LOVE this series! It's shelved in Sci-Fi Fantasy, but it reads like a YA. It's fast paced, brutal, and it just sucks you in. I work at Barnes and Noble, and we just passed this book around the store and raved about it.

#Aprilbookishmadness day 20: First in a series

tonyahoswalt I need to read this series. I've heard it's considered YA, but my library has it in adult fiction too. 1y
Addison_Reads This is one of my favorite series, but the recent book Iron Gold, didn't live up to the original trilogy for me. 1y
jwashreads @tonyahoswalt it's so worth it! @Addison_Reads it definitely didn't. There were way too many people, I didn't care about them enough, and I couldn't believe some of the choices they made... 1y
Swe_Eva I read the first one as an ARC and meant to continue the series, not really sure why I didn‘t as I liked it a lot. 1y
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@carebear thanks for the #happytaxdaygiveaway ! Something that makes me happy is watching my kids learn new things--my daughter just figured out how to tie her shoes and she is so excited about it!

readordierachel How exciting! Cute sneakers ☺ 1y
whatshesreadingnow Yay! 😊👍🏻 1y
mabell I love it! 👏👏❤️ 1y
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1. @GondorGirl told me about it after we met at an author signing.
2. I use Goodreads, and I love seeing a recabp of everything I've read!
3. Mostly Twitter does, but I also get a lot of book related emails from publishers.
4. I'm starting The Female Persuasion. What does everyone think of it?

BookNerd9906 On my #tbr list 1y
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1. I am partcipating in the #cobabbuddyread. It's my first buddy read!
2. When I was in kindergarten, I started writing Irene as my name on all my work. I had an older cousin named Irene whom I adored, and I wanted my name to be the same. Now, I'm happy with my name ☺
3. New Rules by Dua Lipa. I blame my husband. He had me watch the video and it was very friendship centric.

@GarthRanzz #trivialthursday

GarthRanzz Thanks for participating Jana! 1y
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I first came across Deborah Tannen in a gender studies class--we were learning about how people communicate, and what gets lost as messages travel back and forth. Her research is so interesting, and as a sister (and since I have two daughters), this book was such a fantastic read!

#Aprilbookishmadness day 19: #pinkcover

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I got to work in the back today, so I got to listen to A LOT of my audio book. I'm actually really enjoying it. I'm gonna be honest--I didn't think I would!

ReadingRover I felt the same way when I listened to this one. I wasn‘t sure what to expect at first and then I got really into it. My father is a hoarder to some extent. Not to the extreme that hers was but I found myself relating. 1y
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#Aprilbookishmadness day 18: A purple cover.

This one was so hard to find!!! This is a book my husband backed on kickstarter because he loved the premise, and it is so beautiful!

And then Dwight is back there photobombing...

#bookface #photobomb #theoffice

Tamra Looks wonderful! Especially after I had a student telling me she was making calculations to disprove evolution. 😖 1y
BiblioLitten Dwight ❤ 1y
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