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Lmstraubie

Joined November 2016

A perfect day would include a book, a cup of green/herbal tea & a cozy spot to enjoy them! Teacher Librarian📚 #mgbuddyread creator
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I didn't think I could love Renee Watson any more, but yes, I do!!! I loved this book and hope she does a follow up in Oregon. #mgbuddyread

TheBookHippie I loved this book!!! But I love all of hers 💜 2y
Lmstraubie @TheBookHippie Agreed! Have you read this one yet 2y
TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie yes! I saw it at the library and picked it up. 2y
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Cinfhen Hi Lisa!!! It‘s cindy @Cinfhen just thinking about you💕💕💕I was reminiscing about the early days of Litsy and realized we completely lost touch. I hope you & your family are well xxx 11mo
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen Cindy!!!!!! How are you??? I have been so, so bad with being on Litsy and think of the many friends I made so often. My intention is to jump back in, but something always seems to get in the way. We are well - empty nesters (sort of). My oldest moved to LA and my youngest is in his 1st year of college. How are you and your family? Have you been state side recently? So glad you reached out 😘 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m sooooo happy you saw this message!!!!! Wow, your youngest is in college!! I sort of remember you as the soccer mom, driving carpools in our early Litsy days. My middle, a son lives in LA. My daughter, the oldest got married this October in NY /she & her hubby moved to Atlanta. And my baby (20) is doing his compulsory army service😭He‘s in a very dangerous unit so my heart is heavy. Thank Gd he‘s still in training. Covid has affected my 👇🏽 11mo
Cinfhen Ability to travel, so I travel back & forth less often. Im hoping to go in February 🙏🏼Litsy is still here and if you do find time, tag me xx miss you but glad to hear all is well. I MISS live music!!!!! I haven‘t been to a concert since pre-Covid!!! 11mo
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen Wow!!! So much going on! Congratulations on your daughter's marriage. It must have been a beautiful ceremony. 🥰 Keeping your youngest in my thoughts and wishing him much safety. xo It's hard to believe we are almost two years into this. Hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I know what you mean about live music!! If you are ever back and have some spare time I would love to meet up. I really have to do a better job of 11mo
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen reaching out. I'm so glad you did!! Be well and safe my friend. xo 11mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Lisa 💜I will definitely reach out next time I‘m in NJ/PA xx 11mo
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The Switch | BETH. O'LEARY
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Changing things up a bit with this one. A slow start, but hoping it grabs my attention.

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A Murderous Relation | Deanna Raybourn
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Well, it's about time! (Fans of the series will understand lol) Now a patient wait until March 2nd for the next book.

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A Murderous Relation | Deanna Raybourn
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These books are like potato chips - you can't stop at one.

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Anyone else want to be Veronica Speedwell when they grow up? 🙋‍♀️

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A Treacherous Curse | Deanna Raybourn
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The curse of loving a series and wanting to read it all, but knowing once you do it would be over. Only 2 left!

ChasingOm #6 comes out March 2! 😄 2y
Lmstraubie @ChasingOm Whoot! Whoot!! 💃 2y
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The Dark Archive | Genevieve Cogman

"I want to be the sort of librarian who curates books, who loves them & cares for them & shares them with other people. I want to welcome little children into the library & hand them books which will make their imaginations blossom. I want to find the books people have spent their lives looking for, to help them achieve the things they were always meant to do." -Catherine

mavey So beautiful!❤ 2y
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A Treacherous Curse | Deanna Raybourn
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On to book 3! Perfect for this snowy day ❄️❄️❄️

SassyBookworm One of my favorite series!! 2y
Lmstraubie @SassyBookworm I have just been introduced and can't get enough! 2y
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The Dark Archive | Genevieve Cogman
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So excited to finally be reading this one. I'm looking forward to Irene, Kai & Vale's next adventure.

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I am LOVING this series!!! (I actually read the 2nd one first, but it didn't really matter.) I love the strong female lead, the banter and the plot. I am listening on audio and the narration is fantastic!

CaitlinR I‘ve really enjoyed these too. They‘re like popcorn. 2y
Lmstraubie @CaitlinR I know! I can't wait to get to the next one. Have you read this series 2y
CaitlinR @Lmstraubie Yes, I‘m waiting on one through Libby/Overdrive. They are a hoot! 2y
Lmstraubie @CaitlinR I was so upset when I finished the series. I would love for her to write another. Enjoy! 2y
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Amina's Song | Hena Khan
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Hena Khan has brought us another beautiful and powerful story from Amina. You want to add it to your collection without a doubt. #mgbuddyread (Read as an ARC)

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There is so much I never learned about the real history of this country. Although this book is fiction it is still another insight into what our country's history is really all about. Handled in a way upper elementary kids can understand this title is a good addition to intermediate and middle school libraries. #mgbuddyread @megnews

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Read this book!!! Or listen to it (Julia Whelan is the narrator 🤩)

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Such a great piece of 80's nostalgia and, well, Rob Lowe.

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1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue & Confessions of a Bookseller
2. The Girl With All the Gifts
3. Tea hot or cold

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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I am so glad @megnews picked this for the January #mgbuddyread and introduced me to this series. Tilly discovers she has the amazing ability to visit the books she loves. She enters the world's of Alice and Anne, but her most life changing visit happens in her missing mother's favorite book, A Little Princess. I can't wait to join Tilly & Oskar on further adventures. Looking forward to tomorrow's discussion!

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I Love Books! | Doreen Ludka Maulhardt
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📚 Paperback!!!
📚 Read with a drink (usually a cup of tea)
📚 Print book although I'm starting to have more if an appreciation for ebooks. (I like being able to read without a light at bedtime & just having to put my book down.)
📚 Mood all the way!
📚 Fiction
📚 Hmmmm... depends on mood 😬
📚 Whenever the time allows

@Annie1215

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Sign me up 🙋
#mgbuddyread

BooksCoffeeNurse Yes! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Lmstraubie @BooksCoffeeNurse I am really enjoying this book! There are so many lines like this that make you say exactly that 😬 2y
BooksCoffeeNurse I will check it out. ☺️ Thanks for the recommendation! ❤️ 2y
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TheBookHippie It‘s so good!! 2y
Chrissyreadit Yes! I‘m loving this book. So glad it was picked. 2y
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burn books are those scared of what can be found among their pages.

Powerful words about the power of words.
#mgbuddyread

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Lowcountry Boondoggle | Susan M. Boyer
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My first completed book of the new year! Sometimes a series runs dry, but not this one. A cozy mystery series set in the south with a strong female lead, quirky secondary characters and a mystery. I can't tell you how many more cozy mysteries and rom coms I have read this past year!

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The main character, Tilly, asks, "Mary, who's your favorite character from a book?" And Mary's answer is so true -
"What a tricky question."

So dear Littens I ask, Who is ONE of your favorite book characters?
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megnews I think Anne. She has such an unforgettable personality. And I think this author stayed so true to Anne. I felt her coming off the page. 2y
Lmstraubie @megnews I love Anne!! The author really did a great job with her. (omOn a side note I just saw auto correct did Kittens instead of Littens 🤦) 2y
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1st book of 2020 - Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Last book of 2020 - Act by Kayla Miller

Currently reading - Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell, Lowcountry Boondoggle by Susan M. Boyer and Pages & Co. The Bookwanderers by Anna James #mgbuddyread

#Goodbye2020 @ShyBookOwl

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When a book's first line is this, how can you not read it?!? #mgbuddyread @megnews

megnews Yes! I could smell it all when I read it!! 😊 2y
TheBookHippie Right?! 🤍🤍🤍 2y
Cupcake12 I love the series. Both my girls have read them all too x 2y
Lmstraubie @Cupcake12 This is a "new to me" series. I'm looking forward to adding to my library. Thanks @megnews for introducing it to me! 2y
megnews @Lmstraubie you‘re welcome! I‘m adding the rest of the series to my tbr too. 2y
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Fish in a Tree | Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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Here is the #mgbuddyread schedule through August. We now have rotating hosts (thank you everyone 🥰) The tagged book is this month's read.

Apr. Host @LibrarianRyan
May Host @TheBookHippie
Jun. Host @Chelsibno
Jul. Host @JaclynW
Aug. Host @sblbooks

All are welcome to join. @LibrarianRyan Let us know when the discussion will be.

@mrp27 @Peddler410 @megnews @cwarnier @Daisey @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo @AnneCecilie @Sace

Peddler410 Thank you for the reminder. I recently read Fish in a Tree so I just need to give it a skim. 3y
JaclynW I just got Fish in a Tree yesterday from my hold online. Yay! 3y
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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman
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Some of the books I love. Some I liked. This one goes into the love column. Fun characters. Suspense. And a kick-ass, cool librarian.

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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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Here is the #mgbuddyread schedule through August. We now have rotating hosts (thank you everyone 🥰) The tagged book is this month's read.

Mar. Host @Chelsibno
Apr. Host @LibrarianRyan
May Host @TheBookHippie
Jun. Host @Chelsibno
Jul. Host @JaclynW
Aug. Host @sblbooks

All are welcome to join. March's meeting is Sun. 4/5 @ 4 EST.

@mrp27 @Peddler410 @megnews @cwarnier @Daisey @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo @AnneCecilie @Sace

TheBookHippie Yay!! 💙 3y
JaclynW Yes! 3y
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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman
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Yup 😏

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
MsLeah8417 I have that mug, too! ♥️ 3y
Daisey Lovely mug!! 3y
Lmstraubie @Daisey Thank you 🙂 3y
Lmstraubie @MsLeah8417 It's one of my favorites! 3y
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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman

"The winners write the history books in all cultures, as it serves their advantage." -Indigo

This may be a fiction book, but truer words have never been spoken.

Suet624 Truth. 3y
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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman
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JaclynW This! Love it all! 💞 3y
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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman
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The perfect day to get lost in this book - the 6th one in the series.

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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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This month's #mgbuddyread Discussion to take place on Sunday, April 5th hosted by @Chelsibno Questions posted around 4:00 EST. Join in when you can!

Upcoming schedule will be posted soon 😬

@JaclynW @mrp27 @sblbooks @LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 @megnews @Chelsibno @TheBookHippie @cwarnier @Daisey @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo @AnneCecilie @Sace

TheBookHippie ❤️ 3y
JaclynW Yay!👏 3y
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3y
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Just Me and My Reading Buddy | Mrs. McAuley's First Grade Class 15-16
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Thank you so much to everyone who is able to help keep the group going!!! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it. My suggestion is that, aside from the books already chosen, whosever month it is picks the book we are reading for that month. (Thoughts on that??) See in the comments for the schedule.

Lmstraubie @Chelsibno March - Refugee @LibrarianRyan April - Fish in a Tree @TheBookHippie May - The Night Diary @JaclynW June - I know you mentioned a title, but it is escaping me at the moment @Chelsibno July - TBD @sblbooks August - TBD 3y
Lmstraubie Switch June & July 🤦 @Chelsibno has June @JaclynW has July 3y
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LibrarianRyan Cool beans. 3y
LibrarianRyan Let the host pick the book. They just need to pick at least 2 months in advance so we have time to get it. 3y
Chelsibno Awesome! I had mentioned my interest in Roll with It by Jamie Sumner for the June MG Buddy Read. 3y
Lmstraubie Thanks @Chelsibno I will post a revised schedule after hearing from everyone and include it. 3y
TheBookHippie Sounds fine ! 3y
Daisey Sounds great! Thank you all for volunteering. 3y
sblbooks For August how about 3y
Lmstraubie @sblbooks Thx I will add it to the list 🙂 3y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie @LibrarianRyan @Lmstraubie @Chelsibno @sblbooks @Daisey @mrp27 @Peddler410 @megnews @cwarnier @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo @AnneCecilie @Sace For July I'm thinking: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds or New Kid by Jerry Craft or Other Words From Home by Jasmine Warga. Do you want to vote? Or should I pick out of a hat? I can't decide! 3y
LibrarianRyan @JaclynW throw it in a hat. 3y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW 🎩👒🧢 3y
Peddler410 @JaclynW Throw ‘em in a hat! I‘ve read all three and would have a hard time picking. 3y
Peddler410 Thanks to everyone hosting! 3y
mrp27 Thanks everyone for keeping it going and I say pick out of a hat! 3y
SaturnDoo @JaclynW I'm game for any of those three...so throw them in a hat 🙂😁 3y
megnews @lmstraubie thanks for all you‘ve done with the group. I‘d love to help host middle grade but I‘m getting ready to go back to school and not sure if I can commit right now. Maybe in the future. I love middle grade. 3y
Lmstraubie @megnews I just hope you can join in the discussions!! 3y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW I like your hat 😉 That's the one I was hoping for, although all 3 were great choices. 3y
Sace I'm so behind. All I can be depended on to do right now is read and lurk 😔 3y
Lmstraubie @Sace Read and lurk away!!! We are in really good shape. Please keep joining us. 🙂 3y
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Just Me and My Reading Buddy | Mrs. McAuley's First Grade Class 15-16
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Hi all - I hope you are all healthy and safe during this interesting time. Below are the last three books selected for the upcoming #mgbuddyread I'm sorry to say I am going to have to step away from running the group right now. I'm just not able to be as on top of things as I would like (I'm sure this doesn't come as a shock to any of you). Is there anyone who would like to take over, or should we just say goodbye to the group for now?

LibrarianRyan I would hate to see the group die. I could take a book or two, especially if each of us hosted a month it might make it easier on everyone. 3y
Cinfhen Hi, Lisa!!! Hope you‘re ok xx 3y
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Lmstraubie @LibrarianRyan I love the idea of a rotating host! 3y
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen Cindy!!!! How are you?? All is well here, just busy (aren't we all??) How are things by you? 3y
Cinfhen I‘m well/ Thank God! Thanks for asking 😊Staying positive 💚 Miss you!!!!! 3y
JaclynW I don't want to see the group go away either! I'm not sure if I would be a good host or not though.😬 However, I could try if you are all desperate. Stay well everyone! ❤ 3y
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen Good to hear! Miss you 😘😘😘 3y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW I'm sure you will be awesome! Thank you for considering 🙂 3y
TheBookHippie @JaclynW you‘ll be fine !!! I have faith!!! 3y
TheBookHippie @LibrarianRyan I like the switching months idea @JaclynW 3y
mrp27 Thanks for taking your valuable time to host. I hope to continue with the group and its selections but with the way things are going I don't know how consistent I can be. I'll do my best to keep up. 3y
sblbooks I'm sorry to hear that. @LibrarianRyan rotating is a good idea. 3y
LibrarianRyan @JaclynW you would be awesome. 3y
Chelsibno I‘ve been with the group since its beginning, and I‘d hate to see it disappear. I like @LibrarianRyan‘s idea of everyone taking turns being the host. I wouldn‘t mind taking a book or two. 3y
Lmstraubie Okay, @LibrarianRyan @Chelsibno @JaclynW @sblbooks @TheBookHippie If you're all in I can create a rotation schedule. We have 3 books remaining in this round (see post) Who would like which book? 😬 3y
TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie I‘ll do May 3y
LibrarianRyan Okay, @LibrarianRyan @Chelsibno @JaclynW @sblbooks @TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie since I‘m am not Rereading refugee for our discussion I can take the one after- Fish in A Tree. 3y
Lmstraubie Anyone for March? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? 3y
Lmstraubie Maybe we should skip March and move Refugee to June... 3y
TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie I read refugee already too -maybe skip March ? A lot of peeps reading middle grade March 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3y
TheBookHippie @LibrarianRyan sounds good you do April I‘ll do May have the others come up with June July August @Chelsibno @JaclynW @sblbooks pick those books and months? 3y
LibrarianRyan @TheBookHippie sounds like a great idea to me. 3y
Daisey Just getting to this after a long day of sending students home with all their stuff and trying to figure out my next steps. I like the idea of rotating hosts as well. I haven‘t read Refugee yet so I will try to fit it in whether we discuss or not. 3y
Chelsibno I can do June or July. I‘ve been wanting to read “Roll with It” by Jamie Sumner, which is a reasonably new middle grade book. If that book sounds good to everyone, I can do that one. (edited) 3y
JaclynW Ah. Sorry. Just getting back to Litsy tonight. I REALLY want to read Refugee. My son has been begging me to for months. If we skip it, I will still read. I could do June or July but would need a minute to figure out a book unless someone has an idea. @Lmstraubie @thebookhippie @LibrarianRyan @Chelsibno @Daisey @sblbooks 3y
LibrarianRyan @JaclynW if someone is willing to take it on I wouldn‘t say skip it. A lot of us have read it. I could look tomorrow. I bet there is already a set of discussion questions for it and it would be a bit of cheering but we could still have our discussion that way. I‘ll look in the morning. 3y
sblbooks I can plan on a book for August. I'm not sure which one yet. @LibrarianRyan @JaclynW @Daisey @Chelsibno @TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie 3y
Chelsibno I can do the discussion for Refugee in March. I‘ve already read it and was planning on listening to the audiobook as a refresher. I‘m sure I can either find or come up with a set of discussion questions for it. No need to skip it. 3y
JaclynW @LibrarianRyan @Chelsibno I would love a discussion on Refugee! Thanks! Connecting this way is helpful in the cheering department. 😊🥰 3y
JaclynW @Chelsibno We both mentioned taking June and July. Which do you prefer? I will plan on the other. 3y
LibrarianRyan @Chelsibno cool. I originally listened to it. My guy and I binged it all in one day. Such an excellent listen. 3y
Chelsibno @JaclynW I can do June, so you can have July. 3y
JaclynW @Chelsibno Sounds great! I will do July. Thank you! I'm looking forward to continuing our great reads and discussions! 3y
SaturnDoo Awww we will miss seeing you but glad others are stepping in to keep us going. I hope everyone is staying safe and well. ❤❤❤ 3y
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Thoughtful Times | Mary Lax
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Thx for the tag @mcipher (although I'm a bit late 😖)

1. Feeling a bit anxious - my routine is off, haven't been practicing yoga, trouble concentrating (I'm sure I'm not alone)
2. A good Cozy Mystery always takes my mind off things
3. With all that is going on it is wonderful to see all that people are giving. The kidlit community has been AMAZING supporting teachers with remote learning.

@MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing!!!! Take care of yourself 💕🌷📚❤️ 3y
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The Parker Inheritance | Varian Johnson
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JaclynW This was an excellent book. It dealt with a lot of stuff! At first I thought it was distracting to add the gay bits, but then came to realize they were making parallels to racial and sexual orientation issues. Both of which our country is still dealing with. I did wonder what age you all thought this book best suits - although I guess that is probably case by case basis. I think my 8th grader would enjoy this book, maybe not for my 3rd grader. 3y
JaclynW Thanks for this book suggestion @Lmstraubie ! I enjoy these selections, as they are often ones I haven't heard of yet. 3y
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Question 9 #mgbuddyread

JaclynW I really fell for Reggie's story. Candice and Brandon were my heroes. Siobhan was kind and good, my heart loved her. 3y
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Question 8 #mgbuddyread

Peddler410 I enjoyed the history parts. It added another level to the book — I‘m not sure this technique will work for all readers but I liked it. 3y
sblbooks I enjoy dual timelines, I think they build the suspense. 3y
Chelsibno I really enjoyed the story switching between timelines. It helped to reveal certain aspects of the plot little by little, which added an air of suspense, as you weren‘t sure how soon the next big clue or twist in the story would be revealed. In many ways, it reminded me of Holes, which was one of my favorite middle grade books growing up. 3y
JaclynW Yes! I wanted to race to the next part! I like stories with different timelines and perspectives. 3y
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Question 7 #mgbuddyread

TheBookHippie Lake Michigan dunes 😂 3y
JaclynW Good question! In my backyard or at the library.?? 3y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie I'm going to have to look up the dunes! 3y
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TheBookHippie @JaclynW sleeping bear is my favorite up north ! I‘ll try to find pics of the ones here by me 3y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie Sleeping Bear Dunes are gorgeous! I wasn't expecting dunes like that in your area. But I guess it does make sense. Very beautiful! 3y
TheBookHippie @JaclynW 💙 we have some 5 minutes down the road here too and some more up and down the coastline 3y
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The Parker Inheritance | Varian Johnson
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Question 6 #mgbuddyread

sblbooks Justice is about the truth, fairness, and making sure something doesn't happen again. Revenge reminds me of the Hatfields and the McCoys. An eye for an eye mentality, that tends to escalate problems and make matters worse. 3y
Chelsibno @sblbooks I definitely agree with you on the motive and goal differences between justice and revenge. To add to that, I feel that those who tend to seek justice consider the feelings of those involved, particularly the victims. Whereas, revenge tends to be more selfish, with those who seek it not particularly concerned about the feelings of others involved, even other victims. TBC.... 3y
Chelsibno Reggie doesn‘t take into account Siobhan‘s feelings or wishes as he takes his revenge on the people who wronged them. Those who seek revenge often don‘t care about collateral damage or others caught in the crossfire. Reggie is willing to bring an entire family to ruin for the actions of certain members of that family. Those who seek justice tend to want only the ones responsible brought to justice, leaving those not responsible unharmed. 3y
JaclynW @sblbooks @Chelsibno My thoughts exactly! Revenge and justice are motivated by different feelings and actions. One is definitely on a higher moral ground and typically leads to better results. 3y
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Question 5 #mgbuddyread

JaclynW We are often too quick to judge someone without getting to really know them truly. I've experienced this. Be patient and take the time to get to know someone. 3y
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Question 4 #mgbuddyread

JaclynW She made a friend and found something to focus on (her grandmother's puzzle). She found purpose. 3y
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Question 3 #mgbuddyread

Peddler410 I did read the letter throughout the story. I don‘t remember figuring out anything before Candice but I did enjoy rereading the letter and historical pieces to see it all fit together. 3y
Chelsibno I referred back to the letter periodically throughout the story, as I wanted to see if I could solve anything before the characters did as the story unfolded. About the only part that I guessed before Candice did was the fact the the phrase “love all” was also a score of 0-0 in tennis. I only remembered that detail of the game, because I‘d watched my niece play tennis recently. 3y
JaclynW I never went back to read it! Ha! I should have but usually I'm not great at puzzles so I just enjoyed the characters unraveling the mystery for me. 3y
JaclynW It was a fun mystery! Very clever! 3y
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Question 2 #mgbuddyread

Chelsibno I think the first step is to be open-minded and try not to be judgmental or critical of others‘ interests. I‘ve taught my library classes that there are no such things as boy books or girl books. There are just books that anyone can read and enjoy no matter their gender, age, race, religion, etc. I tell them that I would be incredibly bored if I was only allowed to read books that focused on characters who were just like me. 3y
Chelsibno Step 2 is standing up for those who are being judged for their interests. Many times I‘ve had a male student check out a book that focuses on female characters or is obviously marketed more toward a female demographic. Whenever other students have tried to tease them for the books they‘re checking out, I make a point to tell them that the book is amazing & all sorts of readers have enjoyed it. Continued.... 3y
Chelsibno Sometimes I‘ll even name drop my fiancé as someone who read and enjoyed that book, since a lot of my male students have this somewhat odd sense of awe and respect toward him. 3y
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Peddler410 Well stated, @Chelsibno I‘m not sure I have anything to add. 3y
mrp27 It's hard. Took me a long time to admit to liking/reading books that are judged by other people as not being worthy of reading. I wish I knew the exact answer to help remove the stigma of reading books that are girlish or boyish or whatever but my only answer is acceptance and no judgement and to stop all the labeling. 3y
JaclynW @Chelsibno I do very similar things to what you've stated. Books are for everyone! Reading is what is ultimately important. And liking what you read. 3y
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Chelsibno I think all too often people give up or lose faith when they can‘t see the path. Candice‘s grandmother understood that the path isn‘t always going to be evident or easy to find, but that one should not give up because that fact, but instead redouble their efforts or approach it from another angle until it does appear. The path can be the answer to a riddle or mystery, or it can be the steps towards making meaningful change in the world. 3y
Peddler410 I agree with @Chelsibno Too often we give up too soon on our goals. 3y
mrp27 It means that at times we can overlook and not see what's in front of us. 3y
TheBookHippie When we can see the Forrest for the trees comes to mind!! I think too often we get overwhelmed and need to take it in in small bits. 3y
JaclynW @Chelsibno @Peddler410 @mrp27 @TheBookHippie I agree with you all. Sometimes it's right in front of us but we keep missing it for whatever reason. Keep trying. Different angles. 3y
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Daisey I haven‘t been able to make time for this book the past week. I will try to get to it in the next few days and revisit the discussion. 3y
TheBookHippie Catching up today! 3y
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Just a reminder of our upcoming #mgbuddyread titles. We will discuss this one on Sunday, March 8th. Questions will be posted around 4:00pm EST. Join in when can!

February - The Parker Inheritance
March - Refugee
April - Fish in a Tree
May - The Night Diary

@JaclynW @mrp27 @sblbooks @LibrarianRyan @Peddler410 @megnews @Chelsibno @TheBookHippie @cwarnier @Daisey @Lifeisasnap @SamanthaMarie @SaturnDoo @AnneCecilie @Sace

Peddler410 I‘m excited for this discussion! Since we are discussing at the start of March, will the March book be discussed in April? And so on? 3y
Lmstraubie @Peddler410 It all depends on if I can get my act together (a recurring theme, I know 🤦) March is a pretty long month, but it might turn out that way. 3y
Daisey Sounds good! I tracked down the new copy I bought for my class library today. 3y
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JaclynW I've started the book and I'm loving it! 3y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW This is a reread for me and I'm looking forward to it. I really enjoyed it the first time around. 3y
Sace Can't wait! 3y
TheBookHippie Refugee!!! Gah I could not remember 🤣 3y
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Sace I do feel like the themes of this book are still relevant today and would be a perfect part of a unit on immigration. 3y
Sace In addition to many other books too. 3y
sblbooks Agree with @Sace Thanks for hosting this month! 3y
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megnews Thanks for hosting!! 3y
Peddler410 I agree with @Sace 3y
mrp27 Thanks for hosting, I really enjoyed it. 3y
JaclynW @Sace Definitely!! This was a great book. Thanks for hosting. @mrp27 @Peddler410 @megnews @sblbooks Do any of you know how this book is reviewed by students? I'm curious to hear their thoughts. 3y
mrp27 @JaclynW Sadly I don't. My niece is 12 and I'm definitely going to recommend this to her, I think she'll like it. 3y
JaclynW @mrp27 I like to buy books for my nieces and nephews as birthday gifts, I might do this one. 3y
TheBookHippie So sorry to be late! Wonderful read! 3y
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Sace *snort* she's blond and from Russia. She'd be fine. It's the brown people fleeing for their lives our country has problems with (man... I am really bitter and cynical today...) 3y
Peddler410 I‘m not sure it would be different. 3y
mrp27 Well for one ringworm wouldn't bar anyone from entering the country nowadays at least I don't think so, and sadly I agree she's blond and multilingual so I don't think she'd have a hard time being allowed into the country. Her journey may still have been difficult though. 3y
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JaclynW @Sace 😂😂😂 3y
JaclynW I honestly have no idea how it would be but now I'm really curious. 3y
TheBookHippie @Sace word. ✊🏼 3y
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megnews I am not surprised by this. When I visited Ellis Island we learned women could not leave without a male escort. There were laws to only take able bodied immigrants who would not be a burden on society. They gave “intelligence tests.” I listened to a recording of an immigrant who came at a young age and whose grandmother was turned back because she was too old. Never saw her again. It was quite sad. 3y
sblbooks It's ridiculous! What does being bald have to do with being a good citizen. You shouldn't discriminate against somebody for being single, and you base your decision to marry someone on how much hair they have. 3y
Sace Anger. Aren't we still using similar arguments to keep refugees out even today? 3y
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sblbooks @megnews It's a good thing I was born here because I wouldn't have been allowed entry. I have a disability, but I have never relied on the government for any assistance. I've always had a full-time job. I'm sure at that time it would be much more difficult for someone in my condition, but that's still no reason to keep them out. 3y
megnews @sblbooks it‘s very sad that humans tend to lump groups into categories and cast judgement on who is worthwhile and who not. So many people with disabilities have made great contributions to society and so many who aren‘t disabled don‘t. Why the need to judge value based on this or any category??? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
sblbooks @megnews exactly, good ? 3y
megnews @sblbooks we‘re good. I hope you didn‘t think I agreed with that. Was just mentioning what they told us there about the laws and reasoning for immigrants at the time. 3y
sblbooks @megnews no, I meant "why the need to judge value based on this or any category" was a good question! I don't know why people do that, we always seem to focus on what makes us different, instead of similarities. 3y
megnews @sblbooks ahh I understand now. I agree. We have so much more in common than different 3y
Daisey This was frustrating but not surprising to me. The thing that surprised me was how they still had to argue her case once she clearly demonstrated her skill with the children and languages. 3y
Peddler410 I agree with what others have said. This was very frustrating and sad that it actually happened. 3y
mrp27 Absolutely ridiculous but it was a period of time when it was not common that women supported themselves. Sadly we haven't come very far from these backwards thoughts. Just take a gander at our current immigration laws and policies. 3y
JaclynW Agreed!! ⬆️ It is so sad, frustrating and ridiculous. These shouldn't be reasons to keep people out. 3y
TheBookHippie So infuriating ... 3y
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Sace My cynical response - the naivete of youth. 3y
Peddler410 I thought the same thing @Sace 3y
Sace @Peddler410 I feel so bad about my cranky cynicism. It doesn't mean I didn't like the book though! 3y
JaclynW Some personalities are more naturally optimistic I think. But it could be her age like @Sace @Peddler410 said. 3y
TheBookHippie I think she was extremely intelligent and I think she was gifted a spirit of hope. Age maybe but I see cynical 4 year olds daily. I think a strong will to survive is a gift. She had it. It made her have hope. 3y
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