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Joined September 2016

reader, traveler, history lover, usually reading too many books at a time
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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OutsmartYourShelf I really enjoyed this book. 19h
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Going on a business trip to Columbus soon. Can‘t wait to visit The Book Loft! I‘ve never been. Coincidentally, Book Riot posted about it today.

Come-read-with-me @megnews I went to school in Columbus - the Book Loft was my favourite place to spend time! So jealous you‘ll be there! 2d
VioletCavalier This place is on my travel wish list! 1d
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The Secret of Magic | Deborah Johnson
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Hooked_on_books Fabulous! 2d
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I rarely reread a book as an adult. Too many books, too little time. But I used to reread a lot more as a kid and I read this one many times. It meant so much to me. I decided to reread it for #BBRC #MiddleGrade Real Classic. I can‘t wait!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3d
Michellekidwell Loved that book as a kid! 3d
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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The business being politics.
“They were artists of misdirection as sure as any thimblerigger shifting his three shells and one wizened pea.”
Politics sure hasn‘t changed much.

#13MoonsBuddyRead

Lcsmcat Plus ça change, plus c‘est le même chose. 3d
megnews @lmsmcat 👍🏻 or in this case 👎🏻 3d
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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I love all the descriptions of reading in this book.

#13MoonsBuddyRead

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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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The descriptions of the moons are beautiful & haunting.

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Lcsmcat My husband is fascinated with the names for the different full moons of the year, so he‘s always looking them up. Snow moon is pretty obvious, but some of them are harder to figure. 4d
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Can almost picture the painting.

#13MoonsBuddyRead

Lcsmcat I‘ve been reading Willa Cather over the last several months for the #catherbuddyread and Frazier strikes me as having a similar talent for describing “place” so that the reader is immersed in it. Landscape is almost a character. 4d
megnews @Lcsmcat the only thing I‘ve read by her is O Pioneers! I vaguely recall what you‘re talking about. When I was young I was impatient with such descriptions but I really love them now. 4d
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Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim
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Megabooks Love this! 4d
Crazeedi Love this cover 4d
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Lcsmcat Caught me by surprise too! 4d
CoffeeNBooks I didn't expect that, either! 4d
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Been wanting to read this for a while. Stayed true to the original and brought back lots of memories.

#BBRC #MiddleGrade

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3d
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Too many beautiful descriptions of nature to share them all

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Lcsmcat I know! I kept thinking “I should post this quote” over and over! (I think you might have tagged the wrong book, though.) 5d
sblbooks True 5d
megnews @Lcsmcat I did tag the wrong one!! Thanks!! 5d
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A young reader‘s introduction to Anne Frank

#BBRC #ER

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3d
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Abe Lincoln's Hat | Martha Brenner
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Interesting introduction to Abe Lincoln for young readers with a twist about his hat that I did not know.

#BBRC #ER

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3d
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I Like Stars | Margaret Wise Brown
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Published in 1998, the year after my oldest was born, this book we owned brings fond memories of teaching her to read. We must have read it hundreds of times. Beautifully illustrated.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#BBRC #ER

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3d
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Garden Day! | Candice Ransom
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This level 1 series, published this year, also includes Apple Picking Day and Pumpkin Day, great for fall, and Snow Day.

#BBRC #ER

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3d
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Book of Speculation | Erika Swyler
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#7days7covers

If anyone else cares to play along, post 7 favorite covers for 7 days, no explanation.

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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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I think Anne would call that a kindred spirit.

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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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It‘s hard to imagine the U.S. so sparsely populated and developed as it was at this time.

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Lcsmcat Unless you‘ve been out west. But I can‘t picture NC or TN this unpopulated! 5d
megnews @Lcsmcat True. I‘ve only been to Seattle though. Spent many summers in NC and can‘t imagine it. 5d
Lcsmcat @megnews I lived in UT for 22 years, and there are still places like this. But I‘m a NC native, and back living in NC, and you‘d be hard pressed to get that far away from people now! 5d
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Hooked_on_books Go to Wyoming sometime. Try to avoid the politics, but you‘ll find lots of wide open spaces and few people. Plus much of it is beautiful. I love that we can still find these places—they aren‘t all lost. (And if I can get it together, I‘ll be joining the buddy read.) 5d
Crazeedi I love where I live, it's not empty, but since we live 1/2 mile off main road and its farmland and woods all around our house. Quiet, peaceful, serene 5d
megnews @crazeedi Sounds so peaceful 5d
megnews @Hooked_on_books I do hope to get out West someday. Great to have you join us if you can! (edited) 5d
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Speaking about riding his horse. This struck me funny.

I‘m just started this week‘s section because I didn‘t get to it sooner. How‘s everyone else doing on #13MoonsBuddyRead?

Lcsmcat I‘m still 75 or so pages from my goal. 🤷🏻‍♀️This week has been a week of Friday the 13ths all week long. 5d
sblbooks On chapter 11 (audible) I have some catching up to do. 5d
CoffeeNBooks I'm almost done with this week's section- just a few pages left! 5d
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#7days7covers

@Lauram care to play? Post your 7 favorite cover overs 7 days, no explanation. Tag someone else to play along each day if you like.

LeahBergen That‘s a great cover! 5d
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Imagine! | Ral Coln
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A celebration of art and imagination starts at NYC‘s Museum of Modern Art as the artwork comes to life and adventures through favorite places in the city.

Such a fun read.

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 6d
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Ruby: A Novel | Cynthia Bond
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Lcsmcat Thanks for the tag! 6d
CoffeeNBooks Thanks for the tag! 6d
sblbooks I'll play, Thanks! 6d
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Another amazing season at Cleveland Playhouse Square will soon begin. Got my tickets today and can‘t wait to see these amazing shows as well as Fiddler on the Roof and The Color Purple in Akron!

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I didn‘t know anything about Noah‘s life going in and ashamed to say I knew very little about apartheid. It‘s amazing he became the person he is today with so many odds stacked against him. I‘m looking forward to my book club discussion in a couple weeks.

Book 255/265 9/10/19

Erinreadsthebooks One of my favorite books! 1w
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If you are considering these books, I recommend The Librarian of Auschwitz hands down.

Book 254/265 9/9/19

#20booksby2020

Cinfhen Good to know and I like the hashtag 1w
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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Just a reminder: #13MoonsBuddyRead is heading into the second week.
I finished the first section and meant to start the second one today but I got sidetracked by picture books. 😃I hope to read some tomorrow.

megnews @sblbooks we‘re going into our 3rd week. Do you want to do another buddy read next month? I can post some choices if you like unless there‘s picks from last month you‘re interested in. 3d
sblbooks Do you like suspense or psychological thrillers? I was thinking about reading a bunch of those next month. 3d
megnews @sblbooks I don‘t normally but I‘m up for trying. Did you have some in mind? 3d
sblbooks I can post some choices later this afternoon. 3d
megnews @sblbooks sounds good 3d
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You Can Read | Helaine Becker
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My last #BBRC #A2Z book for today. I read 21 picture books today and boy was it fun! There‘s so many great ones to choose from I‘m going to have to come back for some more.
I have books for the letters I & P on hold. Then I still need to find K, X, & Z.

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 1w
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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Beyond adorable. I love this book!

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan I‘m still waiting for this one to show up. 1w
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The Very Last Castle | Travis Jonker
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Very cute story.

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Uni the Unicorn | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because who wouldn‘t love a book about a magical unicorn (who believes little girls are real)?

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️. I really like this one too. 1w
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Jacqueline Woodson never disappoints no matter what age she is writing for. A great introduction to The Great Migration.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 1w
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Not what I was expecting but still a good story about working together toward a common goal.

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Are You My Mother? | P.D. Eastman
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Grandbaby enjoying Are You My Mother? as Mommy reads

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Rosie Revere, Engineer | Andrea Beaty
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A great story of the power of persistence.

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LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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The Quickest Kid in Clarksville | Pat Zietlow Miller
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Two aspiring young runners offer a tribute to Wilma Rudolph.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Oskar and the Eight Blessings | Tanya Simon, Richard Simon
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Wonderful Hanukkah story about the blessing of the simple kindnesses of strangers during trying times. Great illustrations make 1930s NYC come alive on a walk up Broadway.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 1w
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Nighttime Symphony | Christopher Myers, Timbaland
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Terrific “bedtime story” celebrating the sounds of a storm in the city as a gentle lullaby. Definitely recommend.

#BBRC #A2Z

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Museum Trip | Barbara Lehman
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What can I say? I think this book had lots of promise but could have been more interesting had the main character gotten lost in different types of artwork besides just the mazes. The concept is interesting though.

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Little Cloud and Lady Wind | Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison
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I thought I‘d read everything by Toni Morrison. I did not realize she‘s written children‘s books! Going to have to check out the others. Beautiful illustrations in this one. 🌬 ☁️

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Just Add Glitter | Angela DiTerlizzi
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Fun book!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Hair Love | Vashti Harrison, Matthew A. Cherry
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this book! Where was this book when my daughter was little? So glad there are more & more books celebrating diversity. Beautifully illustrated.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Grandma's Purse | Vanessa Brantley-Newton
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Reading picture books can be nostalgic even when the books are new to you. I chose Grandma‘s Purse because I have fond memories of getting $ from Gran‘s wallet to buy donuts after church, digging for Certs during church, & stealing her keys when she came to visit so she couldn‘t leave. Grandma‘s Purse took me for a walk down memory lane. I hope my granddaughter will have fond memories of my purse too.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Being a history buff, this was a very interesting illustration of the evolution of cooking “technology” over the course of 300 years and a sweet story of the unchanging joy of parent & child cooking together and the passing on of the tradition of licking the spoon. Recommend.

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#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Poems follow a family through the 8 nights of the celebration of Hanukkah 🕎
Very enjoyable.

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
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Dear Girl, | Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal
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I ❤️ Amy Krouse Rosenthal‘s adult books. This was my first of her children‘s books and definitely did not disappoint. Both the message & the illustrations are beautiful. Wish this was out when my girls were young. I am going to have to get a copy for my granddaughter.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#BBRC #A2Z

LibrarianRyan All her picture books are amazing. 2w
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