Hoping to get through this one today and maybe start another! 🤞I am SO BEHIND on my Rainbow List reading. 🌈
Relaxing on the couch with my kitty-cat and my audiobook.
I‘m having one of those days where I can barely walk. All of my joints are screaming in pain. I‘m hunkered down in bed with my book and a bowl of Lucky Charms. Maybe I‘ll try to move around a little bit later, but this is all I can do right now. 🛌 🥣 📚
I‘m finally starting this. I should‘ve done it forever ago, because a colleague of mine who works at Penguin wonderful enough to get me a signed ARC of this months ago. But here I am, Thursday night with a bag of popcorn for what is most definitely not a popcorn read. But a girl needs a snack. 🍿
Good morning! Going to read a little of this as I try to wake up! 😴 ☕️ 📚
Jude is being so cuddly and making it a little hard to read!
Since it‘s National Poetry Month, I want to read a little poetry every day. Well, the month started out on a low point for me because because I found this really meh. Only up from here, I guess.
A friend showed me this Yelp review of a bookstore and I got such a kick out of it that I had to share it with Litsy. Indeed, who reads books?? 🤣
I saw Glen Hansard do a gig at Strand Bookstore in NYC and he recommended this book. He actually bought two copies to give out to the audience. After the show I chatted with him, and he brought up this book again. He said he wished he could‘ve given a copy to me. I said, it‘s cool, I‘m a librarian, I got this. 😎 I ended up buying it, because when your favorite musician personally recommends you a book, you read it!
Today I went to the Penguin Young Readers Summer 2019 Librarian & Educator preview showcase to hear about some awesome upcoming titles. Authors Ibi Zoboi And Laura Tucker were there and so the top two books in this pile are signed! 😻 #pyrpreview
Onward in my audiobook queue. I used to not be able to start a new audiobook the same day I finish one, because I need to time decompress. But that‘s changed over the past few weeks. I‘ve been on an audiobook bender!
This was a fun, quick-paced heist story with multiple perspectives from a diverse cast of high schoolers. When Bellamy is accepted to MIT, her financial aid must go through her absent father who abandoned her. Problem is, Bell‘s dad is now filthy-stinking-rich, so her student loan request is denied. But her brilliant hacker friend Nari might have the perfect plan to get the funds from him anyway.
This is so real it hurts. As a quiet kid, I often got this same instruction from teachers. I always felt like something was wrong with me. Because extroverted kids are NEVER told to get out of their comfort zones. We live in an extrovert‘s world, and if that‘s not the way you were built, everyone will make you feel like there‘s something wrong with you.
Showing off my new pin! I read this back in ARC format (and it was GORGEOUS), but I love it so much that I had to pick up the B&N special edition! This pin is from Etsy - the shop is https://etsy.me/2mHPIry
I‘ve become Buzzfeed famous! A friend of mine alerted me that they‘ve captured one of my tweets in this list! I‘m #19. https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor/27-tweets-about-books-only-90s-and-00s-g...
I can not contain how thrilled I am to see narcolepsy representation in YA! I‘m only a few chapters in, but this fun romantic mystery is about way more than narrator Birdie‘s possible sleep disorder - which is all the more exciting! As a person with narcolepsy, it is so exciting for me to see this portrayal. This book is out April 16th - go get it!
You can‘t read all day if you don‘t start in the morning! Work called a snow day, so I‘m going to hit the books! Let‘s see how many of these I can get through. *rolls up sleeves* *unfurls blanket*
Okay, so I‘m starting this. I‘ve resisted reading this for a while, as I‘m not a John Green fan, but now I have to read it for a committee. 🤷♀️
This book is so amazing. White people need to read this. Jade, a black teen girl, has a lot to tell you about her life and we all need to hear it.
This is a wonderfully-researched and amazingly told piece of non-fiction. For YA audiences, this is a gripping recount of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s initial brush with death, his senseless assassination, and details about his ruthless killer and how he pulled off the crime. While giving page time to describe King‘s killer, the book doesn‘t take the spotlight away from the remarkable man that King was. I am really enjoying the audio!
This is a test for Litsy! I will update the blurb later. Hi!! Update: I needed to take a screen recording for an error I‘m having on Litsy. Anyway, this is another book that a trans library teen recommended that I haven‘t had time to read yet! So many books, so little time.
Littens, I‘m going to make a solemn vow right here in front of you all. This book arrived today and I‘ve decided it‘s my last YA book purchase of the year. I am not allowing myself to buy more. I‘m on a committee this year and will be getting lots of book mail from publishers - I have no need for buying books, and I must focus on my committee work! So please help keep me accountable, friends!
I‘ve been doing morning pages for a long time now, but there‘s nothing that stumps me as much as choosing a new notebook after the high of completing the previous one! I‘ve narrowed it dow to these five this morning. If I don‘t pick one soon, I‘ll have run out of time for writing! ✍️ 🤣 📒