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LibrarianRyan

Joined May 2016

Book crazy, or just crazy? You decide. ----------Same screen name on Litsy, Twitter, GoodReads, LibraryThing, BookSirens
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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen
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Last picture of the reading journal in the Nov. Owlcrate.

Avanders Okay awesome — thanks!! 12h
jb72 That‘s pretty cool 😎 I‘ve thought about getting a specific reading journal, but I think it might be too rigid for me. 9h
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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen
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The next few posts are the pages inside the book journal that came with the current Owlcrate.

kezzlou85 What a cute little reading journal. 12h
Bookzombie That‘s a neat journal. 12h
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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The blanket isn‘t much wider than the chair but it‘s the perfect size for a single reader. It‘s also really soft. #owlcrate

Mishu94 How are you finding the cruel prince? 1d
LibrarianRyan @Mishu94 I have not started it yet. 1d
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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen
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@owlcrate outdid themselves this month. I love this book cover in white so much better than in black. The blanket is a but small but a nice quality. That bookmark is a heavy metal, and the yearly holiday ornament. They improved on their reading journal. It‘s pretty awesome but I know I won‘t use it.

All in all a great box this month.

I‘ll post a better pic of the blanket next.

jb72 Reading planners always look so cool! Is it blank or does it have prompts? Or lists? I‘m so nosy about book stuff. 1d
Avanders 👆🏽 & how is it improved? I like how it looks ☺️ 1d
LibrarianRyan @jb72 @jb72 I‘ll take some pictures tomorrow. It has pages for reviews, TBR, purchase, calendars, etc. 1d
jb72 @LibrarianRyan Cool 😎 Thanks! 23h
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Just wanted to show off this neat book/journal. It‘s for writing your reviews or organizing thoughts about books. They had it in the table at BN at the Ninth a house book club. I didn‘t get it then but I have now. Can‘t wait to start using it.

ljuliel That looks like a handy dandy item to log your books to keep track. 2d
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ShelleyBooksie Love this! 1d
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Santa's Reindeer Games | Samantha Berger
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Hey #TeamElectricSex

Our lovely hosts just sent us the full team rosters and the rules for the game in December. Please read the rules. Games begin 12/1

https://docs.google.com/document/d/185ogvNYy4oN41PEl-jn8MsNYeyBo6v0PsEh-cWwYWAc/...

I would like to ask all my team members to email me at MissRyanAF@Gmail.com with your mailing address. While I am not setting up a swap, I do want to send all my team a Holiday card!

kezzlou85 Have emailed you. 3d
Bookwormjillk Hahahahaha I love your team name! 3d
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Stacypatrice @LibrarianRyan - Your team name 😂 love it! 3d
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Hey All,

I didn't get much reading done this weekend because I am trying to get my Etsy shop opened.

I was wondering if anyone would look at my first listing and tell me what you think. I have about 40 to add but would love feedback.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/754277749/sugar-skull-book-hugger?ga_order=most_rel...

mcctrish What is your Etsy shop called? 3d
LibrarianRyan @mcctrish Sorry about that. LItsy is acting up for me right now. It's FranklinFixItShop. I included a link above. and for what ever reason Litsy wont add my graphic. 3d
LibrarianRyan I know I need to make sure all my photos are taken in the same direction. Etsy wont let me turn them around, even if I change the original picture and save it as a new one.

I also think I should take a picture of the book jacket next to the hugger with the book in it.

Maybe a few of those pictures with various books. I grabbed Ninth House because it was right there, but I could grab something short and a chunkster and do those pictures as well.
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LibrarianRyan I am also wondering if I should explain pricing. Something like, Adult book Huggers base price $25, MG book huggers base price $20. Hidden snaps +$5. Specialty or custom order fabric +$5.

I thought there would be someplace just on my main page where I could say those types of things but it does not look like it.
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HufflepuffGirl90 Looks good to me. I thinks you do need a variety of book sizes so people have an idea of how they would work. Also having a price explanation would be good. I like the description you put in the comment above ☺️ 3d
TheLibrarian You might be able to put it under shop policies (your info)? I‘m ridiculously excited you will be on Etsy with your book huggers. I love them! 3d
LibrarianRyan @HufflepuffGirl90 Thanks. Ill make some adjustments tonight and add a few more and ask again. 3d
LibrarianRyan @TheLibrarian That's what I thought, but I have not been able to find it. But I'll keep looking.

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QuietlyLaura I think it looks great! I can‘t wait to see what other patterns you have. 3d
BeaG Looks good. I added it to my favorites. 3d
mcctrish Thank you 😘 3d
Nemo1234567890 OMG you made that 😲😍 3d
MoonWitch94 It looks so good!! Great work 🤩 3d
LibrarianRyan @Nemo1234567890 Yep. I have been giving them out for over a year, but I decided to sell a few. Now I am just getting everything set up. 3d
julesG 👏👏👏👏 I knew it! Your book huggers look great. I agree with the tips above. 3d
SW-T Nice 😊 Good luck with your shop! 3d
jb72 That is really awesome! I definitely think showing different sizes of books with them would be helpful. Great job! 3d
TheBookHippie Soooo cool!!!! Love it! I‘ve added you to my favorites! 3d
Brittybuhh This is a super cool idea and it looks really nice! I would only hesitate buying because looking at my hardcover books they vary in height not just thickness. I know there‘s not really a way for you to fix that problem though. 3d
DuckOfDoom It's beautiful!! The photo quality could be improved, I think you need a bit more light, or maybe a super white fabric underneath. I know some people are really picky and this would help you stick out on Etsy! If finances allow it, I would love to buy one someday 😁 3d
TheAromaofBooks In regards to the pricing differences - are those adjustments that can be made to the hugger shown, or just general info? I.e. can I order the listed hugger with hidden snaps? If they are variations for the listed item, you can add them to the listing with the adjusted prices (you can add “hidden snap“ as a variation and automatically have it add the $5). If you're just explaining why some of your already-made huggers are different prices -cont 3d
Eggbeater That is awesome. I love it! 3d
TheAromaofBooks cont- I probably wouldn't worry too much about explaining why the price is different. If I'm purchasing a bag or something and different ones in the shop are different prices, I'm not super fussed. You can always include in the title “Sugar Skull Book Hugger - Hidden Snaps“ or something, which clues in that it's slightly different from the standard. Anyway, it looks good!!! I hope that Etsy works well for you. I'm favoriting your shop!! 3d
Soubhiville I agree you might want to try for better lighting for the photos. I‘m super excited for you listing these, best of luck with your shop! 3d
BookwormAHN It looks good. I love the pattern. 3d
Gissy It is beautiful! I just the pattern and felt in love! 😍Guess what? I bought one!🤗 3d
LibrarianRyan @Gissy you bought my sample!! Wow. Okay. Better get to work. 3d
LibrarianRyan @TheAromaofBooks @Soubhiville yeah lighting is a problem. I have a lot of light ( I hate a dark house) but most of it is currently Edison bulbs that leaves everything with a sepia tone. But I have a few ideas b 3d
IndoorDame Looks great! So exciting! I‘d echo the lighting comments, and suggest adding shots from different angles (seeing top binding or spine views with various book sizes might give some people‘s better sense of what they‘re seeing) 3d
LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame thanks. I was thinking the same thing. 3d
Gissy Well it was there, and then it said add to your cart, so I did it😬Sorry! But no rush! At least I was the first customer😃 3d
LibrarianRyan @Gissy nahh. It‘s all good. 3d
TheSpineView I love!💜 I didn't get the size thing from the pic. So a better pic or explanation but you already know this. At the office, I have a little mini set up for taking product pictures. It is a little background and led lighting system. I can send you a picture if you want. It cost about $100-$125. Don't know if that is in your budget. 3d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yayyy your shop is finally up! The Skull Hugger looks great! And I agree with getting better shots and lighting :) Congrats Ryan! And all the best! 💕 3d
Jas16 Cannot wait to order one! 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! Yup what was said about the lighting to enhance the images. Listing the sizes available (for the different pricing). Congratulations! 3d
Come-read-with-me @LibrarianRyan It‘s beautiful! I was going to buy it but someone beat me to it!!!! I‘ll keep visiting! 3d
LibrarianRyan @Come-read-with-me I have one more in that pattern but snaps are a different color. I‘m getting ready to lead 3 now that I have taken better pictures. 3d
Come-read-with-me @LibrarianRyan I will keep stalking your shop! 3d
MeganAnn A few ideas to help you with better lighting/photos like others mentioned: Natural lighting is always going to be the easiest to work with so if you have a window that allows a lot of natural light in during a certain time of day, taking photos in front of that window at that time of day will automatically help. For example, our house faces east and I always get the best lighting in the morning when the sun is shining in those windows. ⬇️ 3d
MeganAnn A simple white sheet or large piece of white poster board will give you a uniform background to work with as well. Try lots of different angles until you find ones that work best. If you can show an angle that shows the top of the book + the top of the hugger it‘ll give people a better idea of how it works. And showing how the same hugger looks on different size books would also be helpful. (edited) 3d
MeganAnn Axton loves the one you sent him and uses it to bring books back and forth from school all the time. I‘ll definitely be looking to buy more when your shop is up and running! (edited) 3d
LibrarianRyan @MeganAnn thanks. I actually have a bunch of photographer rolls. Josh got them for free a few weeks ago. The original pictures I took were the best natural light I have, but I used my shop lights and a small roll of paper to start off with. However if I can get my room painted I could make a permanent space to roll out the bigger paper. Now I am trying to reformmat my new pictures because 🍎 has moved beyond jpeg to heic. 3d
Avanders Oooh fun!! 👏🏽👏🏽 and... heic? Oh no... I‘m getting too old for new technology... 😜 And lol that Gissy bought your sample! 😆😆 1d
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#weeklyforecast

1. At least 1/2 of the pictures book
1. Graphic novel or manga
5 picture books.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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#bookreport

1. Finished Ninth House. I liked it. Review later
2. Completed 2 gn galleys
3. Finished 5 picture books

Pretty good week.

Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💜 3d
Bookzombie Yay!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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1. That it's over.
2. “You know how people say two wrongs don't make a right?“
“Yeah“
“They're Full of shit.“
3. Sunny but cold. 22F which is 20F warmer than yesterday.

#thoughtfulthursday

Thanks for the tag @moonwitch94.

ljuliel 1. Ryan, you are hilarious 😂 6d
MoonWitch94 🤣🤣 I agree with @ljuliel You are hilarious. Agreed, thank goodness the week is over. Thanks for playing ☺️ 6d
Eggbeater I wholeheartedly agree with number 1. I hope you have a good weekend. 6d
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Kairos | Ulysse Malassagne
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This is a dragon (who look like dinosaurs) fantasy about a kingdom where the princess daughter has to marry and consummate the marriage to her father in order to pass power to the next ruler. Uuummmmm UGHHHHHH.

I will not be recommending this to friends, however, the artwork was amazing, and I can not wait to see what the author comes up with next.
#BBRC #Teenangst #newin2020
#NancyDrewChallenge #Red
#KillyourTBR #intersectionalFeminism

RaeLovesToRead She has to marry her... wait... what?! Ewww 6d
LibrarianRyan @RaeLovesToRead @rubyslippersreads yeahhhhh. First Second books is normally much more family and ya friendly. Which I fuss this book was except for that and nudity. 6d
MTBookworm That artwork though! 😢 6d
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4 🌟

This book kept me listening. It was a cozy mystery with a bit of romance and a lot of intriguer. I finished book one and now really need book two as the mystery is not solved, it has only gotten bigger! Hopefully Josie stays in the good graces of the King, and finds our fiend in book two: the Echo of Broken Dreams.
#BBRC #Rains
#ReadHarder #CozyMystery
#Booked2019 #Femaledetective
Full review GR and LT

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4.5 🌟

I'm sending book 2 with book one for #LMPBC. I thought book 2 was better than book one. Read the full review on GR or LT.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love the cover! ❤️ ❤️ 6d
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3 🌟
A little man named Kay is the last accidental survivor after earth is destroyed. Arizona is the pink alien trash collector who collects Kay and makes him part of his crew. Eculid is the coolest three eyed alien dog ever...that is if it is a dog. This graphic novel is a space fun fantasy for the 3-5th grade set. I can see kids who love Wimpy Kid and Dog Man going nuts for this title.

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It appears we have a new publisher in Litsy. Welcome to the party @revellbooks

For everyone else, check out their page for a #giveaway.

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4.5 🌟
I should not be surprised that this book is well done. The entire series has been. This one looks at the environment in a way that a child can understand, and that can create discussions between children and adults. It does not talk down to kids, which I really like. I do wish they would have shown real pictures of the people or the inventions that were mentioned in the pages.

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Zaha Hadid | Mara Isabel Snchez Vegara
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As always this was a well written beginning biography. I love that the series is branching out to names not well known by all such as Zaha Hadid a famous architect who passed away just a few years ago. As always I love the pictures in the back of the real person, and just wish that in this case, they had added a few real pictures of her buildings as well.
#BBRC #AtoZ
#LitsyAtoZChildrens

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4 🌟
I really like how this was done, but think the title needs a Flip. Maybe Freddie and the Worry Bug or Freddie Flips. The becoming unstuck, it's in there, but it‘s not the main idea. The idea of this book is to teach kids who to shoo the worry bug away. Plus it gives lots of examples in a story that makes sense and is fun to read.

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4 🌟
This book is about a student and the monkey on her back Dyslexia. This book is meant for kids to work on their emotional issues around their learning disability, but I love that the book is vague enough it could be used for almost any type of learning or life difficulty. However, what I do not like is the Forward.

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Little Hands Help | Mike Morrison, MacKenzie Morrison
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3 🌟
There is just something about this book I don‘t like. Overall I like the message of helping is good. I think what has thrown me off is that Angela, the girl in the story, gets disheartened because she is asked to do things she should already be doing like picking up her toys and making her bed. If those things were already done, maybe the parents would let her help with other things.

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On My Mountain | Francois Aubineau
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4 🌟
This book is super simple. It is two sided, but the story is the same on each side. However, the story is told by a different narrator on each side, one a wolf, the other is a man. How each thinks the same things but in different ways is interesting. I like how it is done, but it may be a little deep for the youngest readers.

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3 🌟
Another book in this series and I am still not impressed. This one is a bit better. Ceri and Deri keep sharing their candy until there is none left. This does a good job of showing how subtraction works, but it leaves the reader thinking Ceri and Deri are not very smart.

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2 🌟
The story is fine, if not overly childish. However, if it is supposed to be teaching someone how to tell time, it does an abysmal job of it.

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I Am Scary | Elise Gravel
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Ahhhhh . Such a simple and cute story about a monster who doesn‘t know what to do when he is no longer scary. But a little girl will help show him the way. The illustrations are simple, but work perfectly with the story line. And a bonus, this was translated from the original French.

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3 🌟
Nate is a cloud that wants to be a hurricane. The author makes Nate out to be a nice friendly fellow who just wants to grow big and strong. However, this book is loaded with all kinds of science facts about hurricanes, which are more depressing, and true life. I think if they had made this book about a kid learning about hurricanes it would have worked better. The author tries to make the bad guy the good guy. And it just does not work.

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3 🌟

THis was way too simplified telling of sleeping beauty. I did really like how they did not use true loves kiss to wake Bronty, but instead five bean chilli. Which they also used to banish the evil queen. The story is known, and there is really nothing to give it legs to stand against other competitors for this same retelling.

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Little Cheetah's Shadow | Marianne Dubuc
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4 🌟

A cheetah and his shadow interact and create a better relationship with each other. The illustrations are soft and nice. I like the message or being mindful of others and how they are feeling, even if it is yourself.

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Doctor Mouse | Christa Kempter
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I‘m not sure if it‘s the translation or the story that I don‘t quite like. First Dr. Mouse aks patients “What‘s wrong with you” and it seem off putting, almost like an accusation of wrongdoing. Part of the story feels like a therapy meeting and partly like a real doctor's visit. I like the idea of the story and I love the illustrations, but I think the point of the story is muddled, or just completely missing.
#ReadHarderChallenge

IndoorDame Too bad, I love this illustration! 1w
LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame I agree. the illustrations are great. 1w
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Leo's Monster | Marcus Pfister
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When a city mouse visits a country mouse he is sure to find new and strange things. In particular a giant stinking grass loving monster. This enormous beast is sure to spread fear in any reader, unless they can figure it out before the end of the story. Pfister has been around forever, and his stories bring smiles to millions of faces. He puts his great mind to bring a mystery to the youngest that is both fun and educational.

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Kairos | Ulysse Malassagne
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I hate how FirstSecond books blurs the galleys but still least it‘s still readable. Imagine if Prince Charles had to marry his mother to claim the throne. Yuck!!🤢

Bookzombie 🤢🤢 1w
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Hey all, the awesome @MrBook is trying to put together sometype of reading challenge for 2020 and he would love your ideas for topics.

My suggestions are. Litsy award winner. Suitable for #Litsyafterdark , POC sci-fi, cyberpunk, deselpunk , read a like for...

What are your. Pop over to his page and leave suggestions.

TheSpineView This should be fun! 1w
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the Awesome @MaleficientBookDragon is holding a holiday swap. I can not spell the word without looking at it ,so I am not going to try. 😁

This is an awesome swap because it is 1 (and 1 ONLY) book and some chocolate, all to to be opened on Christmas Eve.

If you are interested check out her page or go right to sign ups. https://forms.gle/daiAEa3L5cTzWVjX8

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Santa's Reindeer Games | Samantha Berger
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😇I might have been a little bad. I have used the first part of my reference desk shift to request books for the #WinterGames.

I opened my Litsy TBR, scrolled to the bottom (It's a long list, over 2k) and started requesting almost all GN and pictures on my list up to a point. I don't know what that point was, but it wasn't half way up the scroll bar, so we shall see.

My circ/ILL department is going to kill me. 😁

Sign up @clowjick page

SamAnne Oh boy. You are really stepping up the game! 😁 😄 1w
LibrarianRyan @SamAnne It's not like I don't have enough books at home, but this will also help me finish off some reading challenges. 1w
ljuliel Do you have the number of books you requested ? 1w
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LibrarianRyan @ljuliel I just counted 55 from our local CARLI catalogs (consortia of academic and reference libraries and institutions (I think is that acronym) and 30 from ILL which if they will send them will probably come from public libraries. I may not be able to get all 30 because some of them may be too new. 1w
ljuliel Wow....that‘s a pile of books ! I‘ve been wondering this and forget to ask. Are librarians allowed to keep books out as long as they want or do they have to follow the rules like the patrons do ?, I don‘t care either way, I was just curious. 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel Depends on your library. But for the most part we do have to adhere to return dates, renewals, etc. The difference is we don't pay fines. So if you keep a book longer and get a fine, you don't normally think about it until it block you from using digital services. At our last library we added a staff circ policy because we had staff racking up “lost fines“ for books sitting on their desks, and the minute an item is “lost“ ⬇ 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel It must be paid for by the borrowing library. I had a staff member with a big problem. The first time we let it slide, the second time we made her pay the lost fess (over $200) and the third time she was asked to retire, or face consequences. BTW it normally takes 3-6 months for an item to go to “lost“ depending on library and original check out time. For our library with 4 weeks and 4 renewals it was 6 months before “lost“ status. 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel The other thing sometimes it depends on the type of patron you are how long you get. When I was a grad student, check outs were for the entire semester. Undergrad it was 3 weeks. Professors, a year. This is common in upper level schooling systems. As a government research library, all our stuff is 3 weeks. However, we will deliver stuff to staff desks, and they can PONY it back to us as well (office mail). If it is for a legitimate 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel work reason, circ will either extend the time needed, or ask the loaning location to extend. We have a pretty persistent ILL person, so he is on top of renewals, getting things back etc. He does NOT let me slide. 😁 But our regular circ person is my best friend so he does. 😁 1w
ljuliel Wow, that‘d take quite awhile to rack up $200 in fines, unless they do them differently now. It used to be 5 cents a day per book here, but I think they might‘ve put a cap on it now when it reaches a certain figure. I think the libraries might be a bit more lax today. In the old days, you had to pay your fine before being allowed to check out anything else. Now, I‘ve heard them tell people how much they owe, and ask if they want to pay on it 👇🏼 1w
ljuliel ☝🏼 or not. I‘m sure if it‘s a big amount they would t be quite so lenient. I think I recently read online that some libraries have dropped the fines completely. I‘m not sure how they‘ll get the books back if they do that. 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel normally a limit is between $10 and $50 and each library is different. But as a staff member you are able to override the fines and continue check out. Which is what our person was doing. Many also have item limit check outs but if you have 10 items all checked out on the same day al go to lost the same day the fine gets quite large. 1w
LibrarianRyan Going fine free is the new hot thing. I‘m not sure how I feel about it. The libraries that I know do say it‘s a positive thing. I just know for my last public library we took in $20,000 a year in fines and fees. We always had food for fines weeks and amnesty day 2-3 times a year. Amnesty days are nice because no matter how late or how damaged item there is no fee. Plus people who just come out and say I did it, my bad, always had to pay less in 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel fines. Admit it and I‘d work with you. Throw a damaged book in the book and try to say some one else did it, sorry you are paying every single fine. We once had a woman throw 20 nail polish covered books in the book drop. We thought someone threw a bottle in the book drop. But there were no markings on may other books or on the drop itself. Just her books. We salvaged what we could but had to charge her for the rest. She still hates me. 1w
ljuliel Wow.....$20,000 a year you make in fines ? I‘m surprised that many people wrack up late fees. I‘ve had a card now for 56 years and never owed even a 5 cent fine. I‘m a bit OCD about returning books on time. I wonder why in the heck people lie, like the nail polish lady ? Good grief, just tell the truth and take your punishment. 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel our fines were $0.25 a day but more for TV series DVD which were $1 a day. But fines and fees includes lost, damages, copier, etc. and most libraries are really nice if you admit it. If that woman had come in and talked to us I‘d made the fine $50 and not cared. But she argued, yelled, lied, etc. we charged her the full replacement costs and it was over $250. It‘s silly really. 1w
ljuliel I asked our head librarian several years ago what the highest fine anyone had back then. She said $100. That was back before they capped them off , so it was 5 cents for books , I‘m not sure about videos. That was long before the offered video games and all sorts of other stuff. No clue who the lady was, but I figure with some people, they never got the items back or the money. 1w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel It's sad when libraries have to start using collection agencies, but they do. Mine did. We had almost $100,000 in lost and missing items. There is a collection agency just for libraries which is a much nicer and softer request, but it sucks to have to do so. 1w
ljuliel Well, I don‘t see a thing wrong with it if that‘s the route they need to take. It‘s sad that people take advantage of a place that loans out free items. All you have to do is give them back when your time is up. Simple. If people keep them and never return them, it‘s stealing , so they should have to pay for what they stole. 1w
Sweetkokoro I always find it interesting how different libraries are about fees. My local library is a max fine of $5 and no more services but they also readjusted the fees, childreans and YA books no longer occur fees, but adults books now are .25$ a day to make up for the loss. Which I am cool with. We had a problem with kids losing privileges because parents took to long to return books and hit the $5 threshold. Lots of sad kids, so they did this to help. 1w
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro yes. Libraries that are dipping their toes into fine free are for exactly that reason. 😁 1w
Sweetkokoro It‘s a great reason honestly, so many kids were being revoked privileges because their parents weren‘t paying the fines, now they don‘t have to worry about it, my librarians said there has been increase in kids books being checked out now. I don‘t know the return rate but they all seem happy with the change. 1w
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro we unfortunately had to institute family fines at my last library because the parents would rack up large fines on their card, the get a card in a child‘s name, rack up fines and do it all over again. It‘s sad. 1w
Sweetkokoro Oh geez that‘s horrible, I don‘t understand how people can justify taking advantage of libraries like that. I use one card for me and my daughter and I even get stuff for my sisters and I‘m so crazy over getting items returned. I just nag, nag, nag and nag at them Haha. 1w
Clwojick Hahahahaha! This is 💯 something I would do! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
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This is Wayward Children book 2, and for 2 days it‘s free from the Tor ebook club.
https://ebookclub.tor.com/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=eblast&utm_term=tor...

vivastory I really wish the Tor free ebook was compatible with my e-reader 1w
LibrarianRyan @vivastory what dreaded do you have because it should be. 1w
IndoorDame Thanks for sharing! This has been on my TBR 1w
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vivastory Kindle 1w
LibrarianRyan It works on Kindle. When it gives you the format choice whose Mobi. Or emobi. What ever that is. That is the kindle format. Amazon bought out palm pilot and the mobi platform that was developed for palm is what they run kindles off of. 1w
vivastory Awesome thanks for the heads up!! Just downloaded it. 1w
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1. I like to sit on the couch and read or play games in my iPad. Preferably in pjs or lounge wear.

2. I thought I‘d send out to new followers with a hardy welcome.

@PickingBooks @sarauscher @Mogoeg @kradebaugh @Areader2

Thanks @ljuliel for the tag.

Meaw_catlady Sounds cozy! Thanks for sharing! 🖤 1w
QuietlyLaura I like playing games on my iPad, too! ☺️ 1w
sarauscher I love days I get to stay at home and cuddle on the sofa with my dogs and a good book!! Thanks for tagging me. 1w
PickingBooks I cut my toe nails. 😂 If I feel like I need self care, that means I probably haven‘t had time to even cut my toenails. So I sit down somewhere quiet and cut my toenails. In the summer I‘ll paint them too. 1w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘m playing catch up. @cwarnier I got my The Black Witch back and Starless Sea on the same day. I look forward to reading everyone‘s comments before I start book 2.

As for Starless Sea, Thanks Penguin for the free book. For Littens, the holidays are coming. Make sure you have a Penguin Reward account and get credit towards free books for all the books you buy others this season. Www.PenguinRandomHouse.com

LibrarianRyan No I am NOT a paid spokesperson but I love free books and you should too! 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks It‘s so great! Since I found out about it from you, I‘ve gotten 2 free books! 💕📚😀 2w
mabell Love your book sleeve! 😍 1w
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Sweetkokoro That book hugger gives me Disney Hercules vibes and I am in love with it!! 1w
Kdgordon88 Thanks for sharing! 1w
TheLibrarian Your book huggers are the best! 1w
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro it should. The Pegasus is on the back. I bought the fabric to make a mythological themed hugger for a swap. 1w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This weeks #weeklyforecast is more 9th House, my manga about witches, at least one GN galley and 4-5 picture books.

Cinfhen I keep trying to pick up one of my ARCs but it‘s not holding my attention at all😬 2w
Lifeisasnap Oooo, what is that adorable fabric cover you have?? Does it cover your Kindle? @Cinfhen I have a few I am having a hard time reading, also. I don‘t like not enjoying a new book. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Lifeisasnap no. It‘s a “Book Hugger” I designed for my hard cover books. It‘s similar to a book sleeve except it stays on you book while you read. I hope to get my Etsy shop opened soon. 2w
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Lifeisasnap It‘s wonderful! The fabric truly is adorable and fun. I look forward to when you open your Etsy! 2w
Tera66 @LibrarianRyan Im so happy you are going to finally do an Etsy store! I love the one you sent in our swap. They are so clever! Proud of you, friend. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Tera66 I have like 15 I need to put snaps on. And after the Vday sun with Josh and Dad and Mom I‘m going to work on them. I had to put everything up because of the boys and not having my craft room done. I currently have lots of skulls because I was on a roll in August. But life... 2w
LibrarianRyan @Lifeisasnap thank you. I only made two of the retro space pattern. One for me and one for a swap partner. But I have some other fun ones. 2w
Lifeisasnap Can‘t wait to see what you have! 2w
Cinfhen You sent me one too that‘s awesome, Ryan!!! I‘m glad you‘re taking your “hobby” to the next level ...you‘re super talented! 🙌🏻💚 2w
Cinfhen Yeah, I think I need to stop requesting books on Netgalley based on blurbs @Lifeisasnap because they are almost never as good as I‘m expecting 🤨 2w
Tera66 @LibrarianRyan Make sure you post on here when you open up shop. I love skulls and having two couldn't hurt!😊 1w
kspenmoll Love your book huggers! 1w
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Hello team. The #wintergames are still a a few weeks away but teams are starting to be planned. If I have tagged you, welcome to #TeamElectricSex based on my fav holiday movie.

We do have a few things to decide, like if we would like to send holiday cards, or do a book mark swap etc. I‘m open to ideas.

Once again welcome to my team. I look forward to crossing the new year in the lead!

Hosts: @StayCurious @Clwojick

Scochrane26 Love the team name 2w
BookwormAHN Great name 👏🏻 2w
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bullbunny Yeah!! I am so happy to be on your team!! FRA GILL eh XD 2w
LibrarianRyan @bullbunny yep. I wasn‘t sure if anyone would get it if I did #teamfragile 2w
bullbunny That lamp is sexy! Oh the possibilities. Still a classic, I am guilty of quoting now a real shoot your eye out situation XD 2w
madamereadsalot1 Yay! I'm excited! 2w
LauraJ I‘m not playing, but I‘m 100% rooting for your team! 2w
kezzlou85 Great team name though I must admit I don't know the film. 2w
sblbooks I'm excited to get started! A bookmark swap or Christmas card exchange sounds like fun. #unpopularopinion: not loving the team name, I do like The Christmas Story though. I was actually planning to read the book next month. 2w
Insightsintobooks @sblbooks I agree I'm not big on the name. I'm think it sounds fun and am excited. I hope I do okay. I don't think I'd personally be able to do any card exchanges though. 2w
LibrarianRyan @kezzlou85 oh my Goodness. It‘s from the movie A Christmas Story (which is based off a book). The dad wins a major award which is the pictured leg lamp. Ralphie narrates the story and he remembers thinking it was like electric sex. The story is innocent and sweet and takes place in the 50s. It‘s got some great lines. If you are in the US, TBS plays it ever Christmas Eve for 24 hours. I never get to watch it but they play it 2w
LibrarianRyan @Insightsintobooks I bet you will do great. It‘s okay if you can‘t do a card swap. That‘s why I‘m asking. Hosts had let us know people were asking and they didn‘t want to do anything in the big group, but thought some of the small groups might like to. I personally don‘t want to do a book swap so I offered up ideas. I look forward to having you on my team. 2w
LibrarianRyan @sblbooks yeah. I‘ve heard the book is good but quite different. 2w
kezzlou85 @LibrarianRyan I will have to look that up. The idea of a card or bookmark swap is interesting but I do live in the UK so shipping either way is more expensive. Not sure if everyone would be willing to pay the extra. 2w
LibrarianRyan @kezzlou85 I understand. I figured we would have a few international people in our group. 2w
Clwojick Woop woop! Go #TeamElectricSex! ❄️☃️❤️ 2w
tdrosebud Ready to play! 1w
Laughterhp Glad I just looked through the teams. For some reason I didn‘t get the notification from your post! 😬 1w
LibrarianRyan @Laughterhp Hummm. Sorry about that. I know it happens because I have had it happen. 1w
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Moviegoer | Walker Percy
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The kids have gone home and we have gone to the movies. I think the puppies are happy for the peace and quite. One is sleeping in the sun the other in the dark.

Back to reading when I get home but for now... Doctor Sleep.

Hooked_on_books 🐶🐶💙💙 2w
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There is still a possibility that I can make 24h but I doubt it. Finished off this audiobook this morning and now I have more questions. But I have to renew my library card first.

For the rest of my #bookreport I read at least 200 pages of Ninth House, 9 picture books, Ihate Fairyland Book 2, and listened to half of the Adventures Guild with the boys. Time for the rest of that book as we put together legos.
#mrbook1inamillion. #litsypartyof1

Andrew65 A great time, well done. 👏👏👏👏🙌 2w
Cinfhen Well done!!! Nice job 2w
Crazeedi You've done great! 2w
Lynnsoprano Excellent! You‘re well ahead of me 😄😘 2w
MrBook You‘re awesomeness 🤗🤗🤗! 2w
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Familyhood | Paul Reiser
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I may have to cook (but I‘m good at it) but I dont have to do dishes. My brother Danny and nephew Jace are on the second load. We have been listening to some audiobooks for the #mrbook1inamillion but I am nowhere near 24 hours. But I shall get more later tonight and tomorrow when everyone goes home. Josh is getting ready for work and Jaxon is making use of the facilities.

LibrarianRyan Wow this picture makes my kitchen look bad. We are getting other things in the house down before the kitchen. 2w
Chrissyreadit I think your kitchen looks cute. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit it really is. I have antique metal cupboards that I love but they need some help. 2w
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lele1432 I literally looked at this and thought “I like this kitchen!” 2w
LibrarianRyan @lele1432 it‘s what sold me on the house. There was no fridge and the broken stove was older than my parents. The back door and the original entry to the kitchen was too small to get the old stove out or the new fridge and stove in so we widened the entry from the dinning room which makes it a big open concept main floor. 2w
Freespirit I like your kitchen too!!! 2w
ljuliel Ryan, you‘re so funny ! Your stove was older than your parents ! 😂. It sounds like you had a nice Saturday. 2w
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Three hours down. Finished I hate fairyland book 2 and am now going to pick up the boys. I will get at least one hour of my audio book in. Maybe two. But the kids are normally talky.

#mrbook1inamillion @MrBook

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Not to far considering I‘m at work but not bad considering I was on the red desk all morning. I have read 8 chapters of the book tagged and 7 picture books. I read a picture book every chapter.

#litsypartyofone @MrBook @Andrew65 #mrbook1inamillion

Linsy Love that cover 🥴 2w
Andrew65 A good start. 👏👏👏 2w
UnidragonFrag 😂 I just noticed the picture. These graphic novels are SO good! 2w
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LibrarianRyan @UnidragonFrag yep. I just finished them. Love book 2 better than book one. Yeah I bought the hardcovers so the cover isn‘t as amazing as the paperbacks. 2w
UnidragonFrag Yeah, I've seen them. Not as bright and nuts, but if I buy them I'll probably go with hardcover! 2w
LibrarianRyan @UnidragonFrag yep. I read issue 1 of the comic as a galley and didn‘t get back to it until this last month. But it was nice to be able to go beginning to end. 2w
UnidragonFrag @LibrarianRyan I do like being able to do that, too! Not often. 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗 2w
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I have Soooooooo felt this. At #bookexpo especially.

Zelma Love this comic so much. 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Guilty! 2w
TheSpineView Yeap! 2w
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Dear @MrBook I have no idea what I am reading for #mrbook1inamillion and #litsypartyofone because I‘m going to have the kids this weekend. They don‘t know it yet, but they are going to participate. I helped raised one reader and now the youngest needs my attention to make him a book lover too. So we will be listening to audiobooks while we play games and doing read alouds and I think I‘m going to let them each pick a book at BN. ⬇️

LibrarianRyan Hopefully today befor I pick up the boys I can get the tagged book done and some of my #weeklyforecast. I‘ll post what the boys pick later tonight. Congrats on your 7 digits. You deserve them. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2w
ljuliel Ryan, you are so funny ! They don‘t know it yet but they‘re going to participate. 😂. I don‘t think it‘ll hurt them a bit to read some books. (edited) 2w
LibrarianRyan @ljuliel Jaxon grew up with tree dates (reading under the tree) and outings to the pub lib I used to run and me buying him books all the time. We weren‘t allowed to see the kids for 3 years so Jace didn‘t get that same book attention. I still sent books and book boxes but not someone to make it fun so he doesn‘t like to read. He just got glasses so hopefully that helps. I‘m a little worried he my be dyslexic like his dad. But if we can catch ⬇️ 2w
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LibrarianRyan It early that would be great. So fun reading since this time the entire family won‘t be here, just the boys and I and a sleeping Josh. 😃 2w
ljuliel Sounds good. He‘s got a good example to follow with you. 📚 2w
TorieStorieS What a fun bookish weekend!!! 2w
MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 The more the merrier!! 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Last one for a while but #GuessWhat Can you name the title of this book by its extreme closeup.

Be sure to hide your answer behind a spoiler warning.

BarbaraBB Ooh you‘re making this difficult! I‘m going to peek what @vivastory wrote 😀 2w
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BarbaraBB Wow, I don‘t know this cover for that book. Great one! 2w
Meaw_catlady Fahrenheit 451 2w
batsy Fahrenheit 451! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm 🤷‍♀️ 2w
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#guesswhat. Can you name this classic by an extreme close up of the cover?

CoffeeCatsBooks Charlotte‘s Web? 2w
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Bookwormjillk Is it Charlotte‘s Web? 2w
batsy Charlotte's Web? 2w
Cinfhen I got it!!! Fun one!!🕸🕷🐷 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I think I know.. Charlotte‘s Webb 2w
Sace Woot! I knew this one. 2w
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