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meltedsquirrel

meltedsquirrel

Joined September 2016

former book seller but constant book reader. www.meltedsquirrel.com
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The Truth | Terry Pratchett
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Hiding my Kindle from guests at work to read about magical printing presses while sitting....in the print shop.

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We had our first little free library patron today. It was very exciting.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society | Trenton Lee Stewart
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I don't want to tell her that she's not actually helping.

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Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up (Lumberjanes #2) | Mariko Tamaki, Boom! Studios

One more day of our road trip with the dogs from Georgia to Arizona and back in what we refer to as the dog bus. I was worried I wouldn't reach my Goodreads goal this year but short audiobooks on this trip have caught me up. One more day of driving and one more book to reach my goal of 100.

Suet624 Nice work! 11mo
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This jerk has become so bitey and is now big enough to get in the furniture by himself that I'm desperately reading this book as quickly as possible to learn how to train him.

valeriegeary Good thing he's so cute. 🤗 12mo
mrsh62010 If a puppy bites you or even just gets flesh in his mouth, a good reaction is a high pitched yelp. A squeaky YOW like how pups react to each other when hurt. The dog will usually put their head down and “apologize” and learn pretty quickly to avoid that behavior. I learned that from my dog‘s trainer and it worked really well. Basically, act like it hurts even when it doesn‘t hurt. (edited) 12mo
meltedsquirrel @mrsh62010 I tried that but any kind of vocal reaction made it worse. So far the only thing that works is refusing to look at him and remaining silent. Also teaching him to sit really well has helped a lot if he's jumping up to grab my clothes. Now I just need to teach him how to give me back the things he tries to steal! 11mo
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I've identified the cause of my reading slump. His name is Jelly Bean. Between work and chasing him around I don't have time to read and when I do have time I immediately fall asleep.

Suet624 So adorable. 12mo
TheLibrarian 😍😍😍 12mo
LauraBeth What a cutie 😍 12mo
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Trying to figure out what half of the tools in my site are for. This book does have illustrations which are invaluable.

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Almost Famous Women: Stories | Megan Mayhew Bergman
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It decided to be Fall today so I moved my chair outside to read at work. It was a terrible mistake because it made me so sleepy right before busloads of FFA students arrived on a tour. Still worth it though.

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The most disappointing thing about reading this as an ARC.

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Reading my birthday present from my in-laws while at my new job as a historical interpreter. Felt appropriate. Or closer to appropriate than Harry Potter.

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I started rereading the Harry Potter books so I could listen to the corresponding Unspoiled Podcasts episodes as I went (I know I'm three years late). But as I was reading I realized exactly how long it's been since I read any of the books and I don't think I've even read the later books more than once. There's so much I don't remember (or didn't catch before).

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Today's Dollar Tree book finds. Can't complain about the price.

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Calypso | David Sedaris
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Inspired by my husband's insistence of not using bookmarks. I've started a dog ear version but I ran out of steam.

GypsyKat Dog earring makes me cringe! 😬 2y
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Dreamworld | Jane Goldman
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So you know all those "male authors writing women" cliches? Apparently women can also write women just as badly, falling into the same bad cliched descriptions. Just a book about an attractive woman who is sleeping with her boss and thinks about every guy she interacts with in sexual terms: "what would this paternal figure in my life do if I turned and kissed him" and the plot was not interesting. Evil corporation etc. Only got through 100 pages

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Dreamworld | Jane Goldman
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I bought this because the cover was so weird. It was years ago and it was only 50¢ at a thrift store. Think I'll read it this weekend.

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Pickpick

It was really great to read this graphic novel about the author's experience planning her wedding. Knisley talks about being hesitant with lots of patriarchal traditions and the expenses of weddings. It doesn't try to make planning weddings sound like a magical, fun adventure while still not putting down other brides.

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All of our household goods got delivered.

emilyhaldi This looks familiar from my recent move 😆😆😆 2y
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I already own a copy but I couldn't walk away from this one

goodbyefrancie Love that cover! 2y
julesG Have to admit, I don't like this edition. Reminds me of Lola from Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola. 2y
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First time in a bookstore in almost a year and I find this beauty for $8.00.

RiotMom I love this!! 2y
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There were more graphic novels and audiobooks on this list than previous years. But still pretty good.

Lacythebookworm Way to go! 2y
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2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas | Marie-Helene Bertino
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When you accidentally color coordinate with your husband and then, while sitting at his office reading, realize you also match your book.

Suet624 👍👍👍 2y
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So....been working on a continuity binder before I leave my job at the Frame shop. Hubsband made a joke....and then I spent my entire Sunday afternoon using my crafting skills.... For a joke that will most likely go over the head of my replacement.

Lacythebookworm Perfect! 🙌 2y
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It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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But why don't they match?!?

Natasha.C.Barnes AAAAAAAAAAAAA 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Damn it WTNV!! 2y
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Discovering a love for moomins since they are everywhere in Japan. Had to check it out for myself.

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Tim snacks doesn't sound as good as Scooby snacks but this imagery is pretty good.

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I was on the fence about this book before with Hector's female characters and pursuits but this is probably the final straw. How dare the character, Hector, a psychiatrist, is asked to medically assist a woman on a plane and learns how she had a tumor removed from her brain and is in terrible pain from a headache and he just thinks about IS HOW SHE USED TO BE PRETTY AND MUST MISS THE ATTENTION OF MEN?!? I. can't.

TrishB 😱😱 2y
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I keep changing my feelings about this book. It's the only book in awhile that I've stayed up late to read. And I enjoyed it in the moment but then thinking about it afterwards there were somethings that I didn't like. I didn't see the conclusion coming until about 70% of the way on which was nice. But the author was a male writing a female. Characters did some questionable things that irked me. I guess I think it was good with caveats.

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My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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Guys I tried to rearrange my books today...and I can't even see a difference. I may have to pull them alllll of my shelves

Reviewsbylola Your shelves are amazing! 2y
JPeterson What @Reviewsbylola said. 😍 2y
CherylDeFranceschi Totally amazing pic! 2y
Cinfhen OMG!!! Gorgeous 😍😍😍😍 2y
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This Moose Belongs to Me | Oliver Jeffers
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Oops? Two book outlet boxes came today....and since it takes a month for them to get here it always feels so shocking to remember how many books I actually ordered..

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 Pull Me Under is so good! 2y
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The Airport Book | Lisa Brown
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Book outlet mail! I'm so happy about the airport book. Allister has decided he's afraid of planes but, because he's five, it's because he thinks you have to jump out of them. There's a book for every situation. Also this book has so much representation. It's so good.

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From the library's paperback swap.

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These books are unrelated but the spines go together so well.

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Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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My first order from book outlet arrived yesterday. I ordered five books and I am so happy. Also it only took a month to get to me instead of two or three. Very exciting.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Seconds is fun! 3y
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Bailedbailed

I tried reading this in both physical and audio but I'm either not in the mood for it or Rushdie isn't for me. I'm not sure. I only got 60 pages in. Maybe I'll try again some other time

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What...Is this nonsense? I read the first book in the series digitally and really enjoyed it but to buy them digitally seemed like it wasn't worth it when I could buy the paperbacks for basically the same price. Anyway bought them last week on Amazon...And the first one is not the same size.

TrishB That is very annoying!! 3y
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We stopped for a bit due to travel/colds/work but we're back to going on library dates.

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Editing bookish photos, feeling gloomy, dreading having to be social tonight instead of quiet evening reading. My Saturday could be worse but also could be better.

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Lumberjanes Vol. 6: Sink or Swim | Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
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Guys....Guys it's the middle of April right? It was super pleasant and I went outside without a jacket last week. The cherry blossoms were predicted to start blooming here next week And this morning I woke up to snow. Just....So I'm ending my day with a bath and Lumberjanes because I just want it to actually be outdoorsy weather.

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The bad news is that my husband and I both had to take a trip to the ER yesterday for different reasons and I'm feeling pretty miserable with an upper respiratory infection. But the good news is that I can read in bed and my sheets and Kindle and handkerchief all match a mint and grey theme.

Lindy Hope you both feel better soon. 🌻 3y
Megabooks I hope you both get well soon 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wishing you a speedy recovery!! ❤ 📚 3y
LeahBergen Feel better soon! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Hope you feel better soon! 3y
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Answer Book on Air Force Social Customs | Ester Wier, Dorothy Coffin Hickey
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Just had to buy this one, it's funny seeing as how I'm the worst at normal "military wifery".

LeahBergen That cover is fantastic! 3y
Cinfhen I agree, great cover❤️ 3y
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Back in Japan. These are some of the books we bought that were packed in my suitcase and from one of the boxes we sent to ourselves. We have more on the way. Most of these are for my Found in Books photo series. Very excited.

LeahBergen Ex Libris is great. 👍🏼 3y
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I Want My Hat Back | Jon Klassen
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Sometimes mystery boxes of books happen.

mcipher Was it full of great titles?! 3y
meltedsquirrel @mcipher it was full of a lot of things. But there were some Hardy boys and vintage-y children's books and everyone got something 3y
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Me and My Dad! | Alison Ritchie
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So this kid didn't want to read books with us at the beginning of our week with him and by the end he was begging for more than the two at night we decided were doing all week. And then we sent him home with half a suitcase worth of books.

Lindy So, your indoctrination was successful, in other words. Well done! 3y
LauraBeth 💕💕 3y
meltedsquirrel @Lindy I hope it sticks! Fingers crossed! 3y
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A Dog's Purpose | W. Bruce Cameron
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I want to tell the lady across from us at the airport that is 10 pages in to A Dogs Purpose that the dog dies like 5 times and that crying on an airplane is frowned upon.

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Giant Days Vol. 4 | John Allison
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Guys...Guys how many graphic novels does a person need to have available for a 10 hour flight?

Theresa More than you'd ever think! 😂 3y
meltedsquirrel @Theresa and I don't know what I'll feel like reading either! So I have as many as l could. Plus three audiobooks and a Kindle full of regular books and three seasons of Netflix television. 3y
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Today is my one year Misawa-versary. We came to Japan exactly one year ago today. Also the weather decided to turn back into winter after taking several snow melting steps toward spring. However, soon we get to take a trip back stateside and I'm trying to prep my kindles and I have no idea what I'll be in the mood to read.

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Lumberjanes Vol. 1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevension
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@ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled definitely did not disappoint! Worth the wait. I'm really excited to read Biogenesis. I've never heard of it and it seems to be right up my alley! #cupidgoespostal

Suet624 Just started Trevor's book. It's delicious. 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It only took SIX WEEKS!! Im so glad it made it!! Yay!! 3y
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Finally got my #cupidgoespostal packages. One of the downsides of living abroad on a military base is the unpredictability of mail. But it made it intact, @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled

Cinfhen Yay! That's awesome 💜 3y
Suet624 That's beautiful! 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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