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marie3blue

marie3blue

Joined May 2016

Lovable introvert, Nerdy teacher, Former bookseller
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The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Mad Ship | Robin Hobb
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Mad Ship | Robin Hobb
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Intriguing continuation of the Live Ship Trader story. Can‘t wait to see what happens in the conclusion.

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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I saw this quote on FB and had to share. I read Bleak House a few year ago, really need to read Great Expectations.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 4mo
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My past few weeks have called for romance novels and a couple of beers. This was a great Stout and Julie James always delivers an enjoyable romance.

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Mirror Dance | Lois McMaster Bujold
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Didn‘t feel like using the audiobook cover art again, and this seems to fit. Great book, heart wrenching and well written. With the typical Vorkosigan ending that leaves you resolved but so wanting more.

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Mirror Dance | Lois McMaster Bujold
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Despite the fact that I know Miles lives (he must I‘m pretty sure there are more books with him) it is agonizing to have him dead. 😫

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I finished Fire Touched today. Not the best entry in the Mercy Thompson universe, but I still enjoyed it as I do all of Briggs‘ books. Also finished a re-listen to Alpha & Omega and Cry Wolf. PHOTO CREDIT- David Moynahan

marie3blue The Walking Stick 😢😭 5mo
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Wearing my bookworm socks to work for literacy week!

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1. Fantasy
2. Don‘t like heights or any “hairy” type spiders
3. An astronaut or a veterinarian
4. 78F (Florida 🤷🏻‍♀️)
5. Hello to me 😉😁

#friyayintro @howjessreads

A little late, but I wanted to do this anyway 😊

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White Hot | Ilona Andrews
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😂 Library‘s shirtless guy display. 😄

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The Spirit Ring | Lois McMaster Bujold
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One of the benefits of your baby refusing to nap in her crib, is lots of forced downtime on the weekends for reading in bed or in the arm chair in her room. I think it‘s a good thing, as I work so hard all week and since my work (teaching 21+ elementary students) tends to seep over into family time. Currently reading this dark fantasy by one of my favorite authors.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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“Offer people a new creed with a costume and their hearts and minds will follow.”
How painfully true for those of us living in the US right now.

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Never Touch a Dragon | Rosie Greening
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Never Touch a Dragon is her favorite!

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Just started the audiobook version of Good Omens. Great performance and a fun read so far.

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I finished Wildfire a few days ago. Great read from Ilona Andrews as usual. 😄

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Just posted this to my store's page. I am still a little bit jealous of people's snuggly snowed in pics. But just a little. --It's a snow day and we're snuggled up with a good book. Just kidding, it's Florida and a gorgeous, sunny 65 outside. We do have coffee, a cozy bookstore, and lots of good reads for you to choose from.

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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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It's been quite a while since I first read Seraphina, but it was my pick today for a bookstagram for my store. Sally, the store cat, was having none of my picture taking. She wanted my full attention and lots of petting. Seraphina is a great read, BTW.

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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This didn't have the impact on me that Fangirl had, but if you like Rainbow Rowell this one has the same feeling of realness, of connection to a time of life and to characters who you know and feel familiarity with . I liked that it made a story of abuse accessible without drowning the reader in depression or down playing the awful realities. Read it. Offer it to the teens in your life.

britt_brooke Love this one! 💕 (edited) 3y
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Best Man | Karen Hudgins
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One of my local romance authors unexpectedly lost her husband over the holidays. Ancient City Romance Writers set up a Go Fund Me to help Karen pay for ending the lease that she and her husband had just renewed. If you're a romance reader or would just like to help, please consider buying one of Karen's books or donating to her Go Fund Me. These two books are available as ebooks and print on demand.
https://www.gofundme.com/karen-hudgins

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:D About to watch Fantastic Beasts with my favorite Hufflepuff (my husband). :D

ElizaTodd It was sooooo good! Enjoy! 3y
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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I'm actually reading The Hero of Ages (3rd book) now but I posed with the first for #shopsmall and #indiesfirst :) Have really enjoyed this series!

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Reading some Patricia Briggs and enjoying the pumpkin pasties I made yesterday with some coffee (I put a little pumpkin spice in with the coffee before brewing). It's actually 55F outside, which feels wintery to this Florida girl. All around good morning.

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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart

Just watched the Drunk History episode that talked about these sisters and said "There's GOT to be a book series about this!" Lo and behold, I was right. Any others you know about, Litsyans?

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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This is the first time I've been to Universal since they added Diagon Alley. I was blown away. Magical 😊💜⚡️

EnidBiteEm Jealous! 3y
marie3blue I live in Florida so it's just down the road a bit. :) It's awesome 💜⚡️@enidbiteem 3y
EnidBiteEm Extra jealous! One day ... 😀 3y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Hogwarts I love you 💜⚡️

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Spent a couple of days at Universal and Islands of Adventure. Just fills me with joy to be surrounded by the world of Harry Potter 💜⚡️

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Love me some Patricia Briggs!! 😃🐺🌕

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Longbourn | Jo Baker
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Voted at the library and then picked up a book from the Friends of the Library bookstore 📚

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Tooth and Claw | Jo Walton

Just saw an ad for this one. I'm interested. :)

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Okay, so it's not scary, but I just sent Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews to my cousin who is stuck in the hospital gestating triplets. #GiveaScaryBook PS - I love this fan-made cover art :)

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Reading this next. My kind of #OctoberRead! :D

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Enjoying some haunted home renovation with Mel Turner and Juliet Blackwell for the Halloween season. Going to read the crossover story with Lily and Mel (and Oscar) next. 😊#julietblackwell #octoberreads #bookstagram

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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline

Someone reading this at the dealership where my car is getting work done. I had a brief moment of insanity where I thought I might ask if I could Instagram his book.

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I'm totally biased, but my favorite indie is the one I own and operate with my aunt, grandma, and mom-- Read (Think) Books #getindie I've definitely heard a lot of the weird things from Jen Campbell's book in my store. 😄

SusanInTiburon All in the family! So cool! 3y
marie3blue @SusanInTiburon Yep :) That's my mom and my 91 year old grandfather in the picture. The best part of the store has been being able to work with and spend more time with my family (grandparents especially). 3y
youngreadrshelf Where are you located? 3y
marie3blue @youngreadrshelf We're in Palatka, FL. We have a Facebook page-- facebook.com/readthinkbooks Sorry I didn't see your question sooner. 3y
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The Hallowed Hunt | Lois McMaster Bujold
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There never was a golden age. It was always only iron.
The gods have no hands in this world but ours. If we fail Them, where then can They turn?

marie3blue I'm listening to the audiobook, so instead of just posting a screen shot of Overdrive I just picked a picture on my camera roll that I like and felt fit the tone. :) This book is the third in Bujold's books about the world of the five gods. The first is The Curse of Chalion. 3y
Bookrarian I absolutely loved The Curse of Chalion, but somehow never read the next two! I need to pick this up. 3y
marie3blue @Bookrarian I thought "Paladin of Souls" was even better than the first (it even won a Hugo and Nebula) Gotta get your hands on that one, maybe re-read Curse first if it's been a while. I love Bujold! :) 3y
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A Circle of Quiet | Madeleine L'Engle
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L'Engle's wisdom is needed today.

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Tender Is the Storm | Johanna Lindsey
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Not one but TWO copies of this infamously cover art-ed book brought in for trade credit today. I don't care if I never sell these, they are worth having just for the inappropriate giggles.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa JL had some awesome covers back in they day! 3y
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Independent People | Halldor Laxness
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Some cool vintage book art.

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Books Can Be Deceiving | Jenn McKinlay
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You know, I think I'd overlook the murder rate to live in a cozy mystery town and have cozy mystery friends. Just finishing this one on audio. It's a solidly *good* cozy, *good* first in a series. Nothing too exciting or too stand-out about it, but it is a nice relaxing read or in my case - listen.

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Just put this on the shelf at my store. Fun illustrations and lots of room to journal and doodle. :)

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Picked this up at the library. I've heard so many positive reviews, I'm excited to dive in!

rynae I've been seeing this around and it intrigues me. Keep us posted! 3y
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Summerland: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Won this on the SJCPLS' Facebook page :) Not exactly my regular fare but I love winning a book nonetheless. :D

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations anyway! 3y
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"Obscene Cinderella" ? Just easily amused this morning. As stressful and sometimes awful as the past week has been, I'm glad of it.

MeganB I love Julie James! I think this is the only one of her books I haven't read, maybe I'll get to it this summer 🤔 3y
marie3blue @MeganB She's great! I like most of Eloisa James' romance that I've read so far too. When Beauty Tamed the Beast was my favorite of those. 3y
MeganB @marie3blue Eloisa James is fabulous! The Princess and the Pea retelling is probably my favorite of that series. I think it's The Duke Is Mine. He's just SO into her! 3y
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marie3blue @MeganB I'm listening to The Duke is Mine and I don't want to get out of the car when I get home. Really enjoying it. :) I'm glad you said you like it. There's a really negative first review on GR that kind of put me off it. Glad that was wrong. 3y
MeganB @marie3blue I've read that review, actually! I think she does have some valid points irt Rupert, I think that probably could have been handled a bit better. I read this a few years ago but I really loved Olivia (unlikeable heroines who like themselves are my jam, though I'm not sure she'd qualify). 3y
MeganB @marie3blue and by qualify, I'm not sure she's unlikeable. BUT so glad you're enjoying it :) 3y
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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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“I was horribly bookish, to the point of coming right out and saying it, which I knew was not socially acceptable. I particularly loved the adjective bookish, which I found other people used about as often as ramrod or chum or teetotaler.”

marie3blue Found The Strand bookmark when pricing books yesterday. I'm adding it to my collection of things from famous bookstores I've never been to. I have a bag one of my customers brought me from Powell's too. And I couldn't just leave this perfect Borders bookmark behind either. Like Dash I'm bookish. ☺️ 3y
missarixreads I liked when Lily's cousin called Dash a "bookish pervert!" 3y
marie3blue @missarixreads Haha :) Her family was so fun. 3y
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A Ring of Endless Light | Madeleine L'Engle
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"Be a light bearer" ? A most important book in my formative years and beyond. Wish I could have had one signed and inscribed to me, but this was still a joyful find. Madeline L'Engle is just amazing.

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Saw this on Ursula-Uriarte's Instagram feed. Such a pretty cover. :)

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The Wander Society | Keri Smith
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Want this book. #LifeGoals

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Ancillary Justice | Ann Leckie
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Filed under: Books I haven't committed to buying YET, but that I'm interested in reading.

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Filed under: Books I haven't committed to buying YET, but that I'm interested in reading.

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Green Rider | Kristen Britain
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Filed under: Books I haven't committed to buying YET, but that I'm interested in reading.

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