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nitalibrarian

Joined May 2016

I read romance and fantasy mostly. And you'll see lots of my dog Periwinkle. https://www.goodreads.com/gillnit
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The Change: A Novel by Kirsten Miller
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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Starting one of my May #botm picks today.

BooksNBowls This one sounds so good!! 2d
Megabooks It was GREAT! 2d
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For the Throne | Hannah Whitten
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I was in the path of a derecho yesterday. It was pretty scary actually. Never seen it get dark that fast. My city's electricity was out for 26 hours and so many trees down and roofs damaged. Besides helping make sandwiches for city and county crews today, I had nothing else to do but read while I waited. I read a fantasy and a sci fi. Both 2nd books in their series and both picks. They helped me get through the tense wait.

LiteraryinLawrence I‘m glad you‘re safe! 2d
wanderinglynn How scary! So glad your safe. 💚 2d
Chrissyreadit Glad you are ok! Derechos are intense! 2d
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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This morning I put up a new book display at my library. It features books with Liar in the title.

ShyBookOwl I love this Gailey book! 5d
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I listened to this over the weekend as I drove across Minnesota to visit family. Talk of the Unabomber was present throughout my childhood and teen years. This book is written and narrated by a person who grew up next to him in the Montana mountains. She questions interactions she and her family had with him. She talks to his brother, other neighbors, and the FBI. It was very fascinating.

nitalibrarian I meant to put this as a Review. It was a Pick for me. 6d
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Made up my May #BookSpinBingo card. While make my #BookSpin list two days ago I completely forgot to add the book I was reading at the time. So I marked it as a Free square.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 2w
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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I think this is the fastest I've ever gotten my #botm.

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Put together my May #BookSpin list.

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Book of Night | Holly Black
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Ruby Fever was my favorite book of April. But up against Book of Night, it was a hard choice, I decided on Book of Night. #2022ReadingBracket

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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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These are my May #botm picks. The predictions this month were a little off.

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Nice batch of books out this week! Cataloging them today, so they are ready for tomorrow's release day.

charl08 I want to read the Julie Doucet. Do love a shelfie 😍 2w
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Well waiting to read this is not happening. I finished my last book earlier this evening. I looked at my ARCs and my TBR cart, but none drew my interest like this book. So I'm going to read it. Starting it in bed after I catch up with Litsy.

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Wicked Beauty | Katee Robert
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My head hurt too much the last couple days to read. Feeling much better today, so starting this book.

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I've been hoping this would show up in Edelweiss or Netgalley and it did today! I'm going to try to wait until May to read it, but this might end up being one of my Free squares for April's #BookSpinBingo.

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A friend gave me two fun read stickers. I added them to my pin board at work.

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I'm so glad I added this add-on for April's #botm. It's comfortably weird for a historical fiction. 1950s sexism up against Elizabeth Zott's brilliant, undeterred feminism. All she really wants to do is chemistry, but the world fights her on that. The relationships are lovely - Elizabeth and Calvin's, Elizabeth, Harriet, and Mad's. Definitely a pick.
TW: Sexual assault. I'll provide more in a hidden comment.

nitalibrarian She is raped towards the beginning of the book. It's a short passage, but just graphic enough. 4w
robinb Such an original, humorous book. ❤️ 3w
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I worked yesterday, so today is the 1st day of my weekend. It's cloudy, windy, and cold. Great day to read. Starting my April #botm add-on.

LA_Mead Ooh I‘ve been eyeing that one too. 1mo
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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I'm working today and adding Tuesday's releases to our catalog so they are ready to go out that day.

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See You Yesterday | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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This was so good! I've seen it labeled as YA, but I think New Adult works too. The main characters are starting their 1st day of their freshman year of college. Barrett has the worst 1st day. She wakes up the next morning only to discover it's her 1st day again. And then it happens again. She's stuck in a loop. And it doesn't take her long to discover she's not the only one. Very funny and sweet. TW: Barrett is heavily bullied in HS. Out 5/17

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A Lady for a Duke | Alexis Hall
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Just started an ARC of this historical romance with a trans heroine and the Duke she left behind.

CarolynM I'm green with envy. Can't wait to read it. 1mo
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See You Yesterday | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Started this ARC last night. It has a Groundhog Day type plot (this is spoiled in the book description). Barrett's 1st day of college is a disaster. When she wakes up the next morning, it's her 1st day of college again. And then again and again and again...
So far, I'm really enjoying.

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The Atlas Six | Olivie Blake
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FairyLoot started an adult fantasy box. It's just the book, no swag or other things. They do customize the book though. I was able to get signed up and just got March's The Atlas Six. It has an exclusive cover, sprayed edges, and artwork on the endpapers. Very pretty!

tpixie Lovely 🥰 1mo
Kimberlone I‘m currently reading this. The artwork is gorgeous!! 1mo
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A Promise of Fire | Amanda Bouchet
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There are new editions of The Kingmaker Chronicles out this year. The 1st book is out now. I love this series. This new edition has added Griffin points of view at the end of the book.😍

Chrissyreadit I really enjoyed this series too. And that cover is gorgeous. 1mo
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I liked this mix of memoir and true crime. A lot of the story was awful, between the investigation into a college student's rape by a group of football players and the author's own childhood sexual abuse and other family problems. Her relationship with her eventual husband and her feelings surrounding that was fascinating. It's a really fast read, frustrating at times, but I'm glad I picked it last month for #botm.

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Starry-Eyed Love | Helena Hunting
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All set up! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! 1mo
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Starry-Eyed Love | Helena Hunting
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Finally sat down and put my April #BookSpin list together.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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@chasjjlee created a new bracket so we can use book covers. My favorite March book was Book Lovers by Emily Henry. #2022ReadingBracket

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Last day of March and I started this book on my afternoon break. #botm

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Like a Sister | Kellye Garrett
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My April #botm picks! I almost also picked Kaikeyi, the fantasy pick, but I ordered it for the library and decided to wait and have a look at it in person before deciding if I want to read it. #botm

ChaoticMissAdventures Interested what people think of this, the synopsis sounds interesting but I hate the cover 😂 2mo
JoyBlue I'm reading this now, and Lessons in Chemistry is on my TBR. 1mo
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The Long Weekend | Gilly Macmillan
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Here's what I'm cataloging and adding to my library's collection this week.

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The Bone Orchard | Sara A. Mueller
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Received this book in the mail yesterday. It's fantasy and the cover completely squicks me out. But the premise has me very interested. Charm is a witch and a prisoner and a madam and a mistress to the king. And she is charged with finding out which of the king's sons murdered him. Do that and she gets her freedom. #bookmail

KristiAhlers I‘m looking forward to this one! 2mo
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Peter Cabot Gets Lost | Cat Sebastian
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Saturday night's read. I had yesterday off, but didn't get any reading done. I watched all of season 2 of Bridgerton instead.

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The Darkness Outside Us | Eliot Schrefer
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Next up. Switching gears from contemporary romance to YA science fiction.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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This was good! Emily Henry's books tend to stand right on the line between romance and woman's fiction and that's true for this one. But Nora and Charlie have such wonderful chemistry. I loved when they were on page together. I laughed out loud many times. Definitely a Pick!

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Started Book Lovers today.

And here's an adorable picture of Peri I took earlier today.

WJCintron 😍 😍 2mo
Leftcoastzen 👏🐶 2mo
Dragon 💚🐉 🐕 2mo
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I have the day off and it is absolutely gorgeous outside, so I had to go walk at the Nature Park. I started this non-fiction about people who believe the earth is flat.🌍
Peri was disappointed the water is still frozen, but enjoyed sniffing everything.
#audiowalk

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Something Wilder | Christina Lauren
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Second chance romance with a treasure hunt. Unfortunately the treasure hunt overshadows the romance and it feels very surface level. This was one of Christina Lauren's darkest books as it has a bit of suspense. Out 5/17

#dangerbang

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Lover Arisen | J. R. Ward
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Starting this tonight.🧛‍♂️

#paranormalromance

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A Novel Obsession: A Novel | Caitlin Barasch
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I'm a #saturdaylibrarian today. I'm working on getting these books cataloged to be ready to go out on Tuesday.

ErinSueMreads This trend of the author's name being giant down the spine and the title being so small you can hardly read it is real weird. 2mo
mandarchy When I was a kid and my mom went back to college, she would stack all her books in the lvgrm. I was staring at the spines thinking authors like Phil O. Sophy were really big into themselves making their names bigger than their titles. 2mo
Ddzmini What is it about metal shelf‘s that just looks so clean and beautiful…. Oh that‘s the books doing that 🥰📚🤗 2mo
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Something Wilder | Christina Lauren
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Next up is an ARC of Christina Lauren's next book. The description sounds amazing. I'm excited to read it.

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These two men go on quite the journey. This book is very violent and has racism (N word is used), homophobia, and transphobia. Both men are not great or even OK fathers and both spent time in prison. They end up using their past, criminal selves to figure out who murdered their married sons. The character perspectives switched often and sometimes within paragraphs, which made it confusing at times. Dark book, but glad I read it.
March's #BookSpin

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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I'm wide awake when I should be asleep, so thought might as well catch up on Litsy. I finished this audiobook this weekend. Very much enjoyed. I graduated high school in '98 and remember lots about what he writes. He brought back so many memories. He writes about politics, current events, and pop culture from that decade without over idolizing or critizing. It was a pretty unique decade I think, or maybe because I experienced it at a young age.

Megabooks We‘re the same age, and I enjoyed the nostalgia too! 2mo
mdemanatee I‘m enjoying listening to this one right now (though admittedly reading to get a larger sense of events I only remember through a child‘s eyes) 2mo
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Starting my March #BookSpin.

#botm

sprainedbrain This is my March BookSpin too! 😃 2mo
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I meant to post this last month for #2022ReadingBracket, but kept forgetting. @chasjjlee made up the bracket available for use. It was already hard picking between my January and February favorite books! It's going to be frustrating, but fun filling in the bracket throughout the year.

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Got my March #BookSpinBingo card put together.😍

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Changed up one of my display shelves at the library this morning for Women's History Month.😁

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Fevered Star | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I read 10 books in February. No bingo for #BookSpinBingo, but I did read my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin books.

My favorites were The League of Gentlewomen Witches, Fevered Star, and Book of Night.

CoverToCoverGirl No bingo for me either! 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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All from the viewpoint of Chloe, though there is a whole cast of characters, including Shara's boyfriend Smith and bad boy Rory. Chloe is set on finding out where Shara disappears to during prom as she leaves clues & memories in pink envelopes all over school & town. This book also centers around queer teenagers growing up in a very conservative Alabama community. I was not always thrilled with Chloe and the ending felt over long. 1/2
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nitalibrarian But I really loved the humor, writing, and diverse cast of characters. And I was heavily invested on where to and why Shara disappears. 2/2 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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For March's #botm, I chose the fantasy and the non-fiction.😁📚

mdemanatee I‘m so excited for the Cartographers. Glad to see it‘s getting that BoTM bump! 3mo
ICantImReading I got the same two 😊 2mo
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Woman on Fire | Lisa Barr
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I haven't posted a cataloging cart in a while. Here's what I'm adding to the library's collection this week.

Well-ReadNeck Love this!!! 💕💕💕 3mo
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