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librariankris

librariankris

Joined February 2016

My friends are considering a reading intervention.
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I Have Lost My Way | Gayle Forman
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Another super fun #24in48. Read some excellent books; my favorite was the new Gayle Forman.

DebinHawaii Congrats!!! 🎉📚🎉 2y
theshrinkette Yaaaaay! 🎉 2y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🍾😀🥂 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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I adored returning to Louisa‘s world. ❤️ #24in48

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Santa brought me these in the early ‘80s, and I love them all. #24in48

Clwojick ♥️🙌 Are you going to join us this weekend for the #ThrowbackReadathon ? 2y
librariankris @Clwojick Sounds like fun; however, I have a ton of work reading to do, so I‘m focusing mainly on new releases. Happy reading! 📚💕 2y
Bette ❤️ Johnny Tremain 2y
librariankris @Bette Yes - so good❣️ 2y
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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I loved this saucy romance with fantastic characters. I was rooting for Alexa and Drew from the start! #thewallsareclosingin

Chelsibeau Ooo I can‘t wait for this one 2y
Bette Just started it...possibly cuz you liked it so much. 😋👍💞 2y
librariankris @Bette Hope you like it, too! 2y
Bette So far. I've read so many psychological twisty relationship ones, I'm not used to a straight up romance! 2y
librariankris @Bette LOL! You‘re due for a change of pace! 2y
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Fantastic event with author Sujata Massey at Subtext Books in St. Paul, Minnesota. Loved the book, a historical mystery set in early 1920s India.

Booksnchill Oh how wonderful! Loving this book so far! 2y
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This was one of those audiobooks that made me want to keep driving so I could listen to another chapter. The author narrates, and he didn't hold back any emotion.

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Loved this post-apocalyptic novel that features a resourceful, resilient protagonist. Our library sci-fi/fantasy book group gave it 👍👍.

heidisreads Ooh that sounds good! @librariankris 2y
librariankris @heidifk Reminded me of The Parable of the Sower and The Handmaid's Tale. There's supposed to be a sequel, too! 👏 2y
Smrloomis 👍🏽 loved this too. I also liked the sequel but not sure how others felt about it. Looking forward to reading more from her. 2y
librariankris Thanks, @Smrloomis - I didn't realize the sequel was available. 👍 2y
Smrloomis @librariankris my pleasure! I wonder if you‘ll like it as much as the first book. 2y
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Celeste Ng, live! She was great, and so was her new book!

Bette 😊👍❤️ 2y
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I flew through this book that explores how and why a great number of Americans don't use traditional banks in favor of alternative financial services. I especially liked reading about the author's field work at check cashing and payday loan businesses.

ReadingOver50 Sounds interesting 2y
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Only in Minnesota | Berit Thorkelson, Roxanne Kjarum
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Content Bookstore in Northfield, Minnesota, has an amazing fiction section. 💕

valeriegeary 😍😍😍 2y
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Facilitating a discussion of this riveting WWII book. We'll talk about honor, goodness, fear, memory. Much of the book is the story of a German fighter pilot, a perspective I never truly considered.

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My favorite read of the year so far. Funny, touching, sad - I felt the range of emotions. I especially loved how memories were used to develop the story. ❤️

RaimeyGallant Hi! We're playing #LibrariansForTheWin today. :) 2y
RaimeyGallant @Natasha.C.Barnes You beat me! 2y
librariankris @RaimeyGallant @Natasha.C.Barnes 👍 Librarians rule! 👍 2y
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Desperation Road | Michael Farris Smith
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Looking forward to reading this Mississippi author.

Bette I hope your roads are interesting and fun. 😊❤️🚗 2y
librariankris @Bette In Little Rock tonight. Having a ball! 2y
LisaJo This is my favorite book so far this year. In fact it's my favorite book in a long time. 2y
librariankris @LisaJo That's great news! 👍 2y
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Native Son | Richard Wright
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Loved visiting this cute shop with a great selection of regional titles in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Bette That looks inviting. Are you buying me things? 😂🤣 2y
librariankris @Bette I bought a new book from MS author - left it in the car. 😗 Will take a pic tomorrow. 2y
SilversReviews Looks so cute. 2y
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librariankris @SilversReviews Sure is. And there's a great coffee shop next door. 📚☕️💕 2y
SilversReviews @librariankris 😎😎☕️☕️ 2y
Vihrig Love MS, this book surprised me in its content. 2y
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Such a lovely bookstore in Jackson, Mississippi.

Bette Did you buy anything? 😊📚 2y
librariankris @Bette Not at this bookstore. I bought at Square Books in Oxford. And I learned about an indie store in Vicksburg that I'm going to check out tomorrow. 2y
Bette Awesome! I'm going to work. 😜 Bunches to tell you. Life goes crazy when the boss is away. 😳😂 2y
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librariankris @Bette You're going to work now?! Whaaaat?!! 2y
Bette No, you're checking out a bookstore tomorrow...I'm going to work. (Tomorrow) Clear as mud, yeah? 2y
librariankris @Bette Ah, gotcha! 😊👍📚 2y
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Loving this sweet and saucy book! #WEEKENDGIVEAWAY

Bette 😳😲🙄 so I take a day off...and everyone skips out.....to read saucy books?!! 😂 2y
librariankris @Bette Yep! No one was minding the store 😂 2y
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Had a ball! #24in48

BekahB Fantastic!! 🎉🎉 2y
librariankris @BekahB Thanks! 👍📚🎉 2y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎊🎊🎉🎉🎊📚🏆🍾 2y
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A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
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#ownvoices #24in48 Enjoying A Rising Man, set in 1919 India.

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Finding Perfect | Elly Swartz
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Lunch and books with my good friend @Bette #24in48

Bette Had to split up so we could each go off and read more, separately. 😆😂📖 2y
librariankris @Bette Got more ☕️! 2y
Bette Got less ☕️... headache! 2y
librariankris @Bette Hope your headache is better.💜 2y
Bette 🤕 @librariankris Just reading in fits and starts...but there was a planet of the apes marathon too. 🐵😊 2y
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A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
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Ready to read! #24in48

Bette 10:59...countdown...OK: go! 😆 2y
librariankris @Bette No nap. I'm in big trouble. 😳 2y
Bette Why? Go to sleep. There's time, yeah? 2y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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My heart can hardly take this. #BIRTHDAYSPACE

Notafraidofwords My heart kept breaking. I couldn't breathe reading this. 2y
Bette Welcome back. 👍❤️ 2y
librariankris @Bette 😊📚💕 2y
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Thanks, @24in48 😊

Megabooks Yay! It's better than the written book. I did both. (edited) 3y
Bette Thanks for sharing, Librarian Kris. 👍❤️😊 3y
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#24in48 Had a ball, and Island People was my favorite book of the readathon. Part travel narrative, part historical perspective, I felt like I was part of the author's journey through the Caribbean.

Suzze Yay! I love making the 24 hour mark. Only 6 months until the next one! 3y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉 3y
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻 3y
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BekahB Awesome!!! 😃 3y
DebinHawaii Awesome job! Congrats!! 🎉📚👍 3y
Simona Congrats 🎉🎊🎈🍾 3y
Bette 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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❤️💛💚💙💜 #24in48

Bette Nice. So you do have some books piling up over there. 😂 3y
librariankris @Bette I want to do this EVERY weekend 😊 How's your readathon going? 3y
Bette Well, Fifth Petal is amazing...but football just started. 🙃🙂what to do...🤔 3y
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Bette @librariankris forgot a hashtag. Gah! 3y
librariankris @Bette You already won fantasy football!! 🏉 I'm really liking Everything You Want Me to Be - SE MN mystery. Happy reading/watching football! 👍 3y
Bette @librariankris I picked that up, along with everything else...had to put it back. Hope it is good. Jordy playing with broken ribs. Aaron sick. This game ... brutal. 3y
24in48 You won a prize on Hour 42! Go check it out and then visit 24in48.com/prizes to pick what you want. 3y
librariankris @24in48 Thanks!!! 😊🎉 3y
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Blind Goddess | Anne Holt
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Had been hearing about Anne Holt's Norwegian mystery series, so I picked up the first book. Enjoyed it, and looking forward to reading more. #24in48

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Fifth Season | N K Jemisin
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#24in48 Starting with The Fifth Season for the library's sci-fi/fantasy book group.

Well-ReadNeck Great stack!! 3y
tammysue Nice! 3y
Bette Ok: Go! 😂😂😂 3y
Bette Did you see Aswenson post? St. Paul: amazing! 3y
librariankris @Bette Just looked - amazing! 3y
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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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#recommendsday This was me while reading this book: 😭.

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#FunFridayPhoto The Jackson Brodie series is 💯.

MyBookLife I haven't read Atkinson yet, even though she's been in my bookshelf for a while now... 3y
librariankris @MyBookLife I suggest starting at the beginning. Case Histories is great! 3y
MyBookLife @librariankris That one I don't have. Yet. It sounds great though!! *adding* 3y
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CyranoseDeBergerac I don't know much about this book, but the title seems like a relatable sentiment, at times! 3y
librariankris @CyranoseDeBergerac Unfortunately, that's so true :( 3y
CyranoseDeBergerac @librariankris I apologize for being such a downer today! It wasn't my intention! 3y
librariankris @CyranoseDeBergerac You're not! I hope tomorrow is a better day 🌻 3y
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Fireman | Joe Hill

We have a library patron who loves the contemporary references in Stephen King and Joe Hill. He's OK with the horror aspect of King and Hill, but what he really likes is their great storytelling. What authors or books would you recommend as readalikes? Thanks!

BookishFeminist Neil Gaiman. He doesn't really do the contemporary references as much but the storytelling is A+. 😊 3y
Bette Sully was googling: 'contemporary references in fiction' and got a bunch of pros and cons for name dropping in writing, will it date it? So this one is tough. If he liked horror, it would be a breeze. 🌬 3y
librariankris @Bette I placed a hold on Peter Straub and one on Joe R. Lansdale. I got some other suggestions to dig into, also. I wondered about the dating bit, so I was sticking with newer stuff. 3y
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#tbrtuesday These are on deck while I read Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger.

CyranoseDeBergerac I don't know why, but I'm nervous for you to read Fever At Dawn. I hope you like it! 3y
CyranoseDeBergerac Also, I like how the titles go together... I Will Send Rain, Here Comes the Sun. Patient...Fever. Maybe I should go to sleep. 3y
librariankris I can't wait to read Fever at Dawn - I ❤️ recommendations! And I didn't even consider how the spines read, but it's cool. Thanks for pointing it out. 3y
librariankris @CyranoseDeBergerac I keep forgetting to tag, so check my previous post. 3y
BB1958 I Will Send Rain is next in my list. My mother lived that period of history - and the stories she tells are heartbreaking about what it did to families. 3y
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Reading about Magellan for history book group. A great way to start #biblioweekend.

Ellsbeth A history book group sounds great! 3y
librariankris I'm actually in two of them, and they're fantastic. I'm surrounded by cool, smart people, and I just sit back and take it in. 😊 3y
CyranoseDeBergerac I bet the book groups are interesting! I feel like I wouldn't contribute much, but I could certainly sit back and take it in. That sounds like my style. Maybe some day! 🙂 I don't know how you do it all, Kris. You're like a superhuman or something! 3y
librariankris @CyranoseDeBergerac *blushing* Thanks, Amy! 3y
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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#funfridayphoto 12th grade English class, and East of Eden knocked my socks off. Timshel!

Amelie This is one of my favorites of all time; would like to re-read one day 3y
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An important addition to my education.

CyranoseDeBergerac It is a good thing to read so as to think thoughts outside your own experience and learn about the experiences of others. I would do well to do the same. 3y
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#recommendsday Theroux drove the backroads of the South over the course of four seasons and created an insightful, thoughtful travel memoir. I think the beauty of the book lies in his conversations with the people he met along the way.

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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This is my new go-to gift book.

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Shoeless Joe | W. P. Kinsella
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#funfridayphoto Baseball is magical.

Bette Yep. 😊 3y
Yournewfriendsams I had no idea this was a book!!! Need to read asap 3y
librariankris Hope you enjoy it! @Yournewfriendsams ⚾️📚 3y
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You'll Grow Out of It | Jessi Klein
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Yes to the audiobook! Lol funny and touching and inspiring.

TheJOMOreader I'm listening to it now. Hilarious!! 3y
librariankris Absolutely! 3y
EvieBee Loved the audiobook! 3y
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Iron Lake: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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#funfridayphoto I'm a big fan of the Cork O'Connor mystery series set in northern Minnesota, where the weather always seems to be a factor.

Hazel0303 Loved ordinary grace! 3y
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Attended Terry Tempest Williams reading at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa tonight. She was amazing! And this book.

BookAndABrew Nice! 3y
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Desmond's examination of housing and poverty in Milwaukee gutted me. One of the best, most thought-provoking books I've read.

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Road trip, with Lindy West for company. #24in48

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare
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#FunFridayPhoto I adore Kit, and I fell in love with Nat right along with her.

[DELETED] 2232195534 Another one I read as an adult and loved. Have recommended it over and over. 3y
Megabooks I loved this one! 3y
RoscoeBooks I loved this one, too! 3y
javadiva I listened to this a couple months ago and swooned towards the end. I remembered liking it when I was younger but couldn't remember anything. So happy I reread it. ❤️ 3y
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Miller's Valley: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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Love Anna Quindlen's work, and the narrator was great. #recommendsday

MrBook I loved this book as well. I gave it 5 stars. Similar to TKAM in ways. 3y
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The Sportswriter | Richard Ford
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Fun Friday Photo. I return again and again to Frank Bascombe, whose dreaminess I still relate to all these years after I met him.

BB1958 Frank's experiences are more common than uncommon, as Richard Ford expresses in a well-written story. 3y
Kammbia1 This novel grew on me and I have read all the Frank Bascombe novels. 2y
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If you like true-life adventure/survival stories, especially ones that take place in subzero conditions, you might just like this. #recommendsday

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Grace | Natashia Deon
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TBR Tuesday. So many great options!

MrBook Nice stack! 3y
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Shoeless Joe | W. P. Kinsella
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Fun Friday Photo. So many amazing Canadian authors!

brendanmleonard Shoeless Joe is in my top 5 books! Good choice! 3y
Julsmarshall Love Shoeless Joe! 3y
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Eleven Days | Donald Harstad
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Fun Friday Photo. I love mysteries, and I pulled together a pile of favorites during my visit today to the fantastic public library in Monona, Iowa.

Erinreadsthebooks I love John Hart! 3y
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Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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A story about survival, fathers and sons, and the North Country of Minnesota that was so vivid I could almost smell the pine trees.

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Fun Friday Photo. I didn't see it coming.

rubyslippersreads My very first Agatha Christie, when I was about 12. 😄 3y
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