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Joined September 2016

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Books and cats and tattoos in San Francisco. Instagram: @librarypoweruser
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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WOW I loved this weird, weird book. It's been a while since I read a book in one sitting. A favorite of 2019 for sure.

Emilymdxn One of my favourite novels of this year for sure! 2w
readordierachel I loved this one too 2w
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Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Shouldn't have started this before bed last night. So many nightmares.🤦🏻‍♀️

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The Doll's Alphabet | Camilla Grudova
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TFW you have the perfect prop for a creepy book photo shoot. I am so here for these short stories. @coffeehousepress is my go-to for great reads these days.

Texreader Is that Molly? 1y
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Reservoir 13 | Jon McGregor
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The Millions Most Anticipated 2018 list tipped me off to this #mystery novel. The author has written a follow-up that launches next month, so I'm doing the prep work!
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"Jon McGregor has revolutionized that most hallowed of mystery plots: the one where some foul deed takes place in a tranquil English village that, by the close of the case, doesn‘t feel so tranquil anymore. . . . McGregor‘s writing style is ingenious." ―Maureen Corrigan

BarbaraBB A follow-up to Reservoir 13?? I didn‘t know! 1y
ReadingEnvy Don't see it as a mystery novel because going in with that expectation may let you down. They should never have pitched it that way. 1y
BarbaraBB Reservoir 13 wasn‘t a real mystery novel either, I think, but I love his writing. He writes so well about how people interact and his descriptions of the scenery are great too! Thanks for tagging the book! 1y
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Happy day!!! It's here!

Bibliogeekery Ooo, I'm excited for this one! #queerbooks 2y
ohyeahthatgirl Can't waaait! Going to have to buy this. We ran out of $ in the budget at our library so won't be able to order it until July. 2y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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“Can we just pop in here real quick and check out the staff picks? I‘m not going to buy anything, I swear.” Oops.

Suet624 Hahaha. 2y
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Purchase #2 @powellsbooks last week: “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” by Emil Ferris. I‘ve been coveting this book for months. If you haven‘t heard the incredible story of how this graphic novel came to be, you are in for a tale.

MayJasper I am guilty of coveting books 😳 2y
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Purchase #1 from @powellsbooks last week: “I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death” by #maggieofarrell, a memoir structured entirely around the author‘s many near-death experiences.

cj82487 There was a little segment on NPR not long ago about this book. Definitely looks like an interesting read 2y
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Thunderstruck & Other Stories | Elizabeth McCracken
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Hands down one of the best short story collections I've read. Likely to finish this one tonight, which means I'll be requesting the rest of her books from the library around 10 PM. #bookwormproblems

rubyslippersreads Looks like your kitty is waiting to be served lunch! 😹 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Your cat has this look on his face like he‘s contemplating changing what he just ordered with his hamburger. 😂 @rubyslippersreads (edited) 2y
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I fully recognize I shouldn't be reading this because I am so freaking afraid of ghosts but #yolo.

JoScho lol yolo 😂 2y
CherryPie 😂 Brave soul. 2y
SilversReviews I Ike your photo. 2y
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Got my green on ☘️ Welcome to St. Patrick's Day, introvert style! (Not pictured: sweatpants, cats, and the zero effs that are given.) 😻

FlowerFairy Happy St. Patrick‘s Day, fellow introvert! Introverting hard here as well! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Pretty photo! 2y
Mdargusch Great photo! 💚 2y
librarypoweruser @FlowerFairy cheers to us! 😻♥️ 2y
Linsy Love the green! 💚 2y
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Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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This weekend read is inspired by... RAIN! Here come some grey indoor days with "Sunburn" by Laura Lippman.

AmyG It‘s a fun read. Lots of mystery! 2y
valeriegeary Just finished this one and loved it! 2y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I usually read nonfiction a bit more slowly, but I blazed through this book in about four days because it is so 👏🏻good👏🏻. The author was raised by survivalist Mormons in a remote part of Idaho, receiving no formal education as she grew up. The story of her family's struggles with illness, loss, and radicalism, and Tara's incredible motivation to transcend her circumstances, is truly captivating.

TNbookworm Great review! I added this to my TBR as soon as I heard about it! 2y
minkyb Sounds excellent. 2y
kristina_with_a_k I finished this one last weekend. Such a good read! 2y
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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@books_inc._alameda on a rainy day. I finally bought a copy of "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls, which I think I'm the last person in the world to read.

SoniaC I was just in there yesterday. 2y
Kaye It‘s a good one ♥️ 2y
Zelma Not the very last; I haven‘t read it. 😉 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Not the last. I haven‘t read it either. 2y
readordierachel I still need to read this too...🙃 2y
TheLibrarian I also still need to real it. 2y
4thhouseontheleft I haven‘t read it yet, either! Hmm...future #buddyread perhaps? 2y
Dragon I recommend you also buy some Kleenex , enjoy, it‘s an intense read. 2y
DivineDiana You‘re not! 2y
Reviewsbylola Sooooooo good!! 2y
Tamra I haven‘t either! I do have a copy, just haven‘t gotten to it. Maybe buddy read? 2y
tammysue It‘s a quick read! Very good! 2y
librarypoweruser @Tamra @4thhouseontheleft I would love to buddy read this with you! Shall we??? 2y
StephanieGeiser You‘re not last! I own a copy but it‘s been sitting on my shelf for at least a year (probably more) waiting to be read. 😔 2y
APLitlife Love that book! Read Half-Broke Horses, next. 2y
librarypoweruser @APLitlife thank you so much for the recommendation! Will do! 2y
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Lots of work travel this month means my reading game took a hit. Hunkering down this morning to do some catch-up.
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"A searing coming of age novel set to the music of chance."

kgriffith Hmm, intriguing. Will be interested to hear more! 2y
Tamra Love your quilt, happy warm weather colors! 2y
librarypoweruser @Tamra thank you! My mom and sister made it for us for our wedding this year:) 2y
Tamra @librarypoweruser a treasure. 2y
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Sometimes you wake up on a Saturday and just need to build a little Sylvia Plath shrine. (I love this print by Summer Pierre.)

youneverarrived 😍😍😍 2y
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Happy Friday! Yet again, it's almost time to read books for two days straight. Here's Fiona Apple trying to get in on my major life goals 😸

Jess7 😍😍😍 2y
tracey38 I agree with the pictured statement! 😉 😁 2y
Mdargusch I highly recommend a LFL! They are so much fun to curate and stock! 2y
Soubhiville Do it! I‘ve had my Little Free Library up for about a month, and I love checking up on it to see what folks are taking and what they‘re leaving. 2y
librarypoweruser @Mdargusch @Soubhiville thank you for inspiring me even more!!! I am doing some research on how to get it set up right now 😻 2y
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March is here and it's torrentially raining in San Francisco. Time to make a reading plan because outside is NOT happening. Here's my March TBR pile! #marchbookstagram18

suvata Some good books there 2y
Booksnchill Wow library score! I am way down the list for Educated and Fire Sermon 2y
librarypoweruser @Booksnchill I won the library jackpot this week. All of my holds came in at once 😂 2y
2BR02B Just ordered a copy of The Sky is Yours. Excited to dive in! 2y
librarypoweruser @2BR02B so am I!! ♥️ 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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So this just happened.

TommieMarie74 😳😂🤣😂 (edited) 2y
Soubhiville Completely understandable! It‘s just as important 🤣 2y
introvertedbooks Working in a library, people are always giving us their credit cards instead of their library card 😂 2y
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Early morning breakfast date with "The Perfect Nanny," which I'm loving. On the edge of my seat with about 100 pages left... Get here quick, lunch break. #riotgrams

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍 2y
rubyslippersreads Great photo! 2y
ReadingRuby Glad you‘re enjoying it! I‘m on a hold list for it and I can‘t wait 2y
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Day 26 of #riotgrams is for fairy tales, which are not really my jam, so here's my version. If you haven't read "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter, I highly recommend checking out this collection. Gothic, feminist retellings of classic tales? Yes, please.

Zelma On my bookshelf but still unread. I think maybe this fall will be the perfect time to dive in. 2y
librarypoweruser @Zelma yay! Do it! You will not be disappointed :) 2y
bernadette I love this one. Carter‘s writing is so biting and lush. I may be time to re-read that one. 2y
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Crap Hound: Superstition | Sean Tejaratchi
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Panels, pictures, and illustrations for day 25 of #riotgrams! I've been waiting for the right moment to post about the amazing Crap Hound.
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“Edited and designed by Sean Tejaratchi, Crap Hound is the seminal mixture of social commentary and somewhat overindulgent graphic design."
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"Each page is filled with high-contrast art, carefully taken from vintage catalogs, advertising, obscure books, and found ephemera."

Jokila This sounds amazing 2y
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The Complete Stories | Clarice Lispector
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There are a bunch of big-ass books in this house that need to get read. (Day #24 of #riotgrams is oversized books.)

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Day #23 of #riotgrams: Personal Improvement. I wish this book had been required reading in my twenties.

For my bachelorette party, my friends gifted me copies of their favorite books (best friends ever) and this gorgeous read was from the nightstand of my bridesmaid Jess.

Craftylikefox Oh that is a great gift idea!!! How fun! 2y
Zelma Best gifts ever! 2y
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Day #23 of #riotgrams: Personal Improvement. I wish this book had been required reading in my twenties.

For my bachelorette party, my friends gifted me copies of their favorite books (best friends ever) and this gorgeous read was from the nightstand of my bridesmaid Jess.

LeafingThroughLife The bachelorette “book shower” sounds like pretty much the best thing ever. 👏🏻 2y
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Day 22 of #riotgrams is for books that should be adapted. Can we please talk about how "The Child Thief" would be the most bingeworthy, dreamy Netflix series of all time? I am in love with this gothic, modern day Peter Pan retelling and kind of want to live inside it. Check out the stunning artwork of Brom.

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Day 20 of #riotgrams: Writing. These two books are frequently near me. Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker have informed so much of my writing life.

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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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I know "Moby Dick" isn't everybody's idea of a great time, but it is for me so I'm leaving this here. #riotgrams day 19 is for favorite school reads, and my relationship to this book changed my life in some (truly) awesome ways. This antique illustrated edition also rules. ??

Libby1 How wonderful that it changed your life. What a beautiful edition. I hope to read it for the first time later this year. 2y
TheNextBook Not going to lie, I actually really enjoyed this book. I‘ve been wanting to reread it! I need to make that a priority. 2y
librarypoweruser @TheNextBook glad to have found a kindred spirit! 2y
librarypoweruser @Libby1 that's awesome!! I hope you enjoy it :) 2y
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Threshold Songs | Peter Gizzi
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Day 17 of #riotgrams is all about music. "Threshold Songs" by Peter Gizzi is a book of poetry that I basically want to buy for everyone.

CarolynM Beautiful 2y
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Stories: All-New Tales | Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio
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So day 17 of #riotgrams is "Unreturned Books." This gem was loaned to me an absurdly long time ago by my sweet friend and talented actress, Dana. We were performing in "The Women" together and talked bookish things everyday backstage. Dana, I'm so sorry I still have this! Rorycat is guarding it for you ?

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I failed to take a #riotgrams pic before work today, so I'm finally getting to share one of my favorite quotes from Denis Johnson's stunning collection, "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden." Finished this week and already missing it.

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Just in time for day 15 of #riotgrams, these #hotbooks from my library holds arrived this week. Truly hot off the presses, these are my dates for the weekend. Bye.

BakingAndBooks Best user description ever!!!! 2y
librarypoweruser @BakingAndBooks thank you 😻♥️ 2y
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Denis Johnson and I are off to work on Valentine's Day (aka day 14 of #riotgrams with @bookriot which is "hearts"). I've been stretching this book out for as long as I can. ?

GypsyKat I love this picture! 💗 2y
swishandflick I'm with @GypsyKat - love your pic! 2y
rachelsbrittain This is a gorgeous picture!! 😍 2y
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vicgreentoriafield Cute picture! 2y
Lacythebookworm Cute bag! What brand is it? 😊 2y
SilversReviews Love the purple!! 2y
librarypoweruser Thank you friends! @Lacythebookworm it‘s a Herschel bag! (edited) 2y
Lacythebookworm I should have known! Love the color 😍 2y
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I Hate the Internet | Jarett Kobek
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Red, white, and pink for day 13 of #riotgrams! (And there's a bonus heart, since it's almost Valentine's Day.)
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I have been wanting to re-read "A Wrinkle in Time" which was my favorite book in fifth grade (and pretty much forever). "Braiding Sweetgrass" was a happy impulse buy @powellsbooks that has yet to be started. And I'm halfway through "I hate the internet" so I need to finish this week.

Samplergal Where did the mug come from? I am in the middle of writing and that would push me! 2y
librarypoweruser @Samplergal yes! It's a quote from the Dear Sugar advice column and you can get it at The Rumpus store: https://store.therumpus.net/product/write-like-a-motherfucker-coffee-mug/ 2y
laundry_piles Love the mug! 2y
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Fedaykin My favorite from 5th grade also and the book that created the reader that I‘ve become. Reread it last year, so disappointed. 2y
librarypoweruser @Fedaykin oh really? Can I ask how come? Super curious and have been wondering if that would be the case! 2y
Fedaykin I‘ve probably lost that childhood imagination and grown more cynical. Also I didn‘t find the writing to be very good. 🤷🏼‍♂️. I‘m still going to make sure my grandkids read it. 2y
DivaDiane Love the juxtaposition of the heat and the message!! 😱 2y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Day 12 of #riotgrams with @bookriot - Favorite Leading Ladies. Esther Greenwood of “The Bell Jar” has long been one of my favorite (although unconventional) heroines.

SheReadsAndWrites Great photo ♥️ 2y
trazo Creative planter! 🌱🌿 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this pic!!! 2y
TNbookworm ❤ this pic! 2y
Djspens Love this picture!! I came across this book in my daughter‘s stuff from high school. I‘ve never read it but will have move it to my TBR pile!! 2y
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Apostrophe | Elizabeth Robinson
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Day 11 of #riotgrams with @bookriot - Punctuation! This beautiful book of poetry is “Apostrophe” by Elizabeth Robinson. I‘ve been excited to get to today‘s prompt in order to feature a poet and a poetry press (Apogee) that I‘m grateful to have worked closely with.

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Today's #riotgrams challenge is "Book and a Beverage." I picked this book up at Powell's in June and am excited to dig in today!

JoScho I totally want to do the tiny house thing when I retire. Gonna check this book out! 2y
librarypoweruser @JoScho Me too. Also in Portland you can stay in one for a few days! I think you can find them on AirBnB :) Might be fun to check out! 2y
JoScho It would be! I am in SC but I will have to see if they offer that here. We are already talking about making a change, moving to the country and downsizing in the next year or so. We are still like 15 years from retirement. I think of it as baby steps. Plus with 5 pets we just aren‘t tiny house ready right now. 2y
rubyslippersreads I would need a second tiny house just for my books. 😄 2y
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Nancy Drew | Carolyn Keene
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Nancy Drew is my ♥️🔍🕵️🏻‍♀️

rubyslippersreads Lovely photo! 2y
Mollyanna Great pic! 2y
Kimzey Love all the old Nancy Drew editions! I‘ve kept all of mine and my Mom‘s. Great photo! ❤️ 2y
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librarypoweruser Thanks so much @Mollyanna 😄 2y
librarypoweruser @Kimzey ahh yes the old editions feel so special! My sister has all of my dad's old Hardy Boys books and they're so cool 😄 (edited) 2y
MsLeah8417 My mommy had a phone just like that when I was a girl. 2y
Pamwurtzler I love that picture! 2y
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Girl in Landscape: A Novel | Jonathan Lethem
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I have a degree in poetry so I was super stoked for today's #riotgrams challenge: spine poetry. Rory also got in on the action 😂 @bookriot

MissAimz_55 Awesome!! 2y
ReadingRuby Beautiful kitty 😻 2y
librarypoweruser @rubyhanmer thank you! (Rory says thank you, too.) 😻 2y
BarbaraBB Wow! 2y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Still one of my all-time favorites. I feel like Im recommending this to friends on the daily.

trazo This is one of my faves too!!! 😊 2y
EllaMc Oh, I adored this book. It was my first real cry of 2018 too. Hit me in all the feeling spots. 2y
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Pastoralia | George Saunders
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When my husband and I first met, we would read each other one of these stories each night. After four years, we're restarting the book and it's just as awesome as I remembered. :)

Bibliogeekery Lovely! My partner and I read aloud to each other too. 2y
LitLogophile What a beautiful story🖤 2y
SheReadsAndWrites That typewriter!! ♥️ 2y
HeatherBookNerd I need to read more George Saunders. 2y
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Our Bodies, Ourselves | Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
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UrsulaMonarch 👏👏👏 2y
Paula3 👍👍 2y
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Single, Carefree, Mellow | Katherine Heiny
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Katherine Heiny's oneliners are cracking me up 😂

rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 2y
suvata Meow 🐈 2y
LoLo_and_The_Dude 🤣😂😹😍😻 2y
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Safari Honeymoon | Jesse Jacobs
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Loved this weird little adventure on my foggy day off work.

Natasha.C.Barnes Whoaaaa 2y
Lindy Gorgeous! 2y
2BR02B I read another book by this author. It was weird and wonderful: 2y
librarypoweruser @2BR02B thank you for the recommendation!!! 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Spent time in Mexico with this book. Can't stop reading. SO GOOD.

DebbieGrillo I'm reading this now too. 2y
RaimeyGallant I'm in Mexico too, in Merida. :) 2y
Betty @RaimeyGallant my daughter got back from Cancun tonight 2y
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cariashley Gorgeous view! Where in Mexico? 2y
librarypoweruser @RaimeyGallant @cariashley I was in Cabo this weekend for a friend's party. This was at Lovers Beach :) 2y
arlenefinnigan Would this qualify for the #ReadHarder challenge of sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author? 2y
librarypoweruser @arlenefinnigan yes I definitely think so!!! 2y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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librarypoweruser I knew I would hit the limit someday. Today was that day. 2y
TommieMarie74 Lol!! 2y
mrozzz I definitely appreciate the heads up 😆 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks I think I‘m Chicago you can only have 5 holds at a time😫😱 2y
Eyelit You‘re lucky! In Austin the limit is 5 holds 😟 2y
TheWordJar Our limit is 10, and that is why all the kids have their own library cards...so Mom can use them to put holds on her own books! 😜 2y
gossamerchild What.....??? That's scandalous. Our hold limit in WI is 75!! And we still have people complain about that 😂 2y
gossamerchild (to clarify, where I am in Wisconsin, not the entire state) 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @TheWordJar I love that you‘re using your kids‘ library cards 😂😂😂 2y
TheWordJar @gossamerchild I am clearly in the wrong part of WI!! 😂 2y
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Finally made a collage of fave 2017 reads! "Her Body and Other Parties" ruled my world.

ReadingEnvy The Irby made my list too. 2y
ohyeahthatgirl Both Fever Dream and HBAOP made my top 5! Can't wait to read the Irby. 2y
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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I finally started a book-specific Instagram account and my family was very supportive 😂 you can find me on Instagram now as librarypoweruser 📚

Lacythebookworm Following! 🙌 2y
Christine11 I‘ll look you up and follow 😊 I just started one too named lifewithallthebooks ! Your cats are gorgeous 😻 2y
librarypoweruser @Christine11 just followed you back! Nice to meet you and the kitties say "thank you" for the compliment ;) 2y
Christine11 @conceptualkaren Aww Thank you - you too ! And the lovely kitties are very welcome - they are so adorable ! (edited) 2y
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Meaty: Essays | Samantha Irby
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Going back to work today was less than awesome but coming home to a Powell's gift card, a good drink, and an awesome book made it better.

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Santa was very good to me this year.

RebelReader Yes he was! 😍😍 2y
WordyForever The 👏🏼 Power 👏🏼 is 👏🏼 so 👏🏼 good 2y
librarypoweruser @WordyForever I am so excited to start it tonight!! Gahhh! 2y
mrozzz What a stack!! 👌🏻 2y
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